Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Got any leftovers?

Earlier this week I made a caramel pavlova to take to a dinner party. Pavlova is a fun dessert but uses a lot of egg whites, leaving the chef with a bunch of leftover yolks. I really, really don't like to waste anything (for both economic and planetary reasons), so always plan to use any spare ingredients, or things due to go out of date, as soon as possible. Having a weekly menu helps! Here are some recipe ideas, if you find yourself with spare ingredients ...

Egg whites
Pavlova (or mini pavlovas, i.e. meringues)

Egg yolks
Crème brûlée or café brûlée
Hollandaise sauce

Pasta sauce

Mozzarella cheese
Home made pizza

Pumpkin risotto
Pumpkin, feta, pine nut and rocket salad
Pumpkin, coriander and chilli scones (and good old pumpkin scones)
Hearty vegetable soup
Japanese chestnut pumpkin simmered in sake
Pumpkin soup with drizzled coriander pesto
Pumpkin bread

Zucchinis [courgettes]
Chocolate zucchini muffins
Zucchini, basil and feta fritters

Hmmmm, what have I forgotten? Another option, of course, is to skip recipes altogether, and throw leftovers into a stir fry or omelette, or a hearty soup.


1 comment:

Denise said...

Mmmmm pavlova ...

And yes, great idea to use up leftovers, thanks for the link!. I hate throwing out food too.