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<ul><li><p>leftoversL O V I N G</p><p>r e c I p e s f O r k I d s I N t h e k I t c h e N</p></li><li><p>The Love Food haTe WasTe ProgramThe Love Food Hate Waste program is a l l about reducing the amount of good food that is sent to landf i l l in NSW. By promoting easy and pract ical solut ions for buying, cooking and storing food, Love Food Hate Waste wi l l help our community to prevent food waste, save t ime and money and reduce our impact on the environment. This recipe book was developed as part of a joint project between Warringah, Pittwater, Mosman, Manly, Wil loughby and North Sydney Counci ls . I t was funded by the Off ice of Environment and Heritage through the Love Food Hate Waste program.</p><p>lovefoodhatewaste.nsw.gov.auWaste less food, save money and our environment</p></li><li><p>CoNTeNTsIts tIMe tO LOVe YOUr LeftOVers 1</p><p>GettING started 2</p><p>frUIt &amp; VeGetaBLes 3</p><p>LOVe VeGetaBLes 5</p><p>LOVe frUIt 8</p><p>LOVe Bread 10</p><p>LOVe rIce 13</p><p>LOVe pasta 15</p><p>terrIfIc tIps 17</p></li><li><p>L O V I N G L e f t O V e r s - 1</p><p>Try these delicious, quick-and-easy ideas to reduce your waste and save your money.</p><p>WOULD YOU THROW AWAY $1,000?No? Research shows that on average, every household throws away about $1,000 worth of food each year. Sad, isnt i t ?</p><p>Did you know that a lmost hal f of the waste in our bins is food? Food buried in landf i l l creates greenhouse gases. By re- loving your leftovers you not only save yoursel f money, you are a lso helping conserve our environment.</p><p>ITs TIme To Love YoUr LeFTovers</p><p>START SAVING NOW! remember to use up </p><p>leftovers in the fr idge or freezer </p><p> check the cupboard or fr idge before going shopping</p><p> plan your meals and menus st ick to a shopping l ist cook only the amount you </p><p>need be creat ive with any </p><p>leftovers and make tasty treats.</p></li><li><p>L O V I N G L e f t O V e r s - 2</p><p>geTTINg sTarTed</p><p>Beat/whisk</p><p>Blend/juice</p><p>Chop</p><p>mix</p><p>grate</p><p>Juice</p><p>mash</p><p>sift</p><p>Before you get started on trying these super-easy recipes for using your leftovers, be sure to:</p><p> Ask an adult to stay in the kitchen with you and lend a hand when needed</p><p> Wash your hands before handl ing food Always reheat foods to at least 60C, unt i l they are steaming </p><p>hot.</p><p>THe bASIcS SOme WORDS YOU mIGHT NeeD</p></li><li><p>L O V I N G L e f t O V e r s - 3</p><p>Add a l i t t le of the pulp from your ju icer back in to the ju ice, or g ive i t to the worms in your worm farm.</p><p>TeRRIFIc TIP!</p><p>FrUIT &amp;vegeTaBLes</p><p>Are your fruit and veggies looking a l ittle sad? Dont abandon them. Juice them, grate them or blend them to make delicious drinks, snacks and meals.</p></li><li><p>L O V I N G L e f t O V e r s - 4</p><p>TeRRIFIc JUIceSRevive yoursel f and make use of your fruit and veggies by ju ic ing them! Vegetable ju ices are so healthy. Give them a touch of sweetness by adding an apple or other sweet fruit . For a bit of spice add some ginger.</p><p>mAke IT SAUcYBlend and puree fruit to make del ic ious desserts and sauces. Berries and soft fruit are best for sauces.</p><p>sUggesTIoNs For TasTY JUICes</p><p>Vegetable Carrot, apple, celery, cucumber and ginger </p><p>FruitMango, pineapple, banana, orange, watermelon, apple </p><p>Try any combinat ion</p></li><li><p>L O V I N G L e f t O V e r s - 5</p><p>LovevegeTaBLesToasTIes</p><p>1. Mash together leftover veggies and add a handful of grated cheese. </p><p>2. Butter the outs ide of two pieces of bread.</p><p>3. Put the veggie f i l l ing on unbuttered s ide. Close the sandwich and pan fry or put in sandwich maker.</p><p>soUPs</p><p>1. Place cooked leftover veggies in a saucepan together with a cup of water, st ir and s immer for two minutes. Optional : dissolve a stock cube in water.</p><p>2. Add cream or milk, grated cheese, grated veggies and a sprinkl ing of herbs. </p><p>3. Place in serving bowls with a dol lop of yoghurt or sour cream.</p><p>4. Alternat ively, wrap f i l l ing in any type of f lat bread or bread rol l . Add a dol lop of mayonnaise, yoghurt, chutney or other spread to give extra f lavour.</p></li><li><p>L O V I N G L e f t O V e r s - 6</p><p>FrITTers</p><p>1. S i ft 1 cups of sel f-ra is ing f lour.</p><p>2. Whisk together 1 egg and 1 cup milk.</p><p>3. Make a wel l in the centre of the f lour and add l iquid.</p><p>4. St ir in leftover veggies, chopped, and a handful of grated cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Optional : teaspoon curry powder.</p><p>5. Heat a l i tt le oi l in fry ing pan over medium heat. Add spoonfuls of mixture. Cook for 2-3 minutes each s ide.</p><p>PIZZa or PasTa saUCe</p><p>1. Chop tomatoes and fry in a l i tt le oi l .</p><p>2. Add any herbs you have in the garden or cupboard.</p><p>3. Season with salt and pepper.4. Add a l i tt le water and cook </p><p>unti l soft . 5. Add the sauce to bakes, </p><p>pastas, toast or to make yummy pizzas and nachos. You can get creat ive and add other vegetables too, such as mushrooms, zucchini , capsicum and caul i f lower.</p></li><li><p>L O V I N G L e f t O V e r s - 7</p><p>veggIe PasTa BaKe</p><p>1. I f us ing leftover pasta, place in a colander and refresh by running hot water over i t , otherwise cook per instruct ions on packet.</p><p>2. Chop leftover vegetables (such as mushrooms, beans, zucchini , carrots, spinach, celery, capsicum) and pour in your home-made sauce or a jar of pasta sauce. </p><p>3. Now mix the pasta in and pour the lot into a greased ovenproof dish.</p><p>4. Top with grated cheese and bake in a moderate oven, 200C, for 20 minutes or unti l cheese is golden brown. </p></li><li><p>L O V I N G L e f t O V e r s - 8</p><p>LoveFrUITavoCado</p><p>Mashed Avocado Dip 1. Mash an avocado.2. Add juice of a lemon </p><p>and a pinch of sa lt . 3. Optional : Add f inely </p><p>chopped tomatoes or a pinch of chi l l i to spice i t up.</p><p>TomaToes</p><p>Tomatoes looking a bit old? Wash and cut out unwanted bits, then chop and/or cook to make dips and sauces.</p><p>Tomato Salsa Dip1. Finely chop 2 tomatoes and </p><p>1 onion.2. Add a handful of f inely </p><p>chopped herbs, such as pars ley, mint or coriander </p><p>3. Optional : Add 1 diced cucumber, cup diced red or green capsicum, 2 tablespoons fresh l ime juice.</p><p>4. Make some toast f ingers for your dip.</p></li><li><p>L O V I N G L e f t O V e r s - 9</p><p>smooThIe </p><p>Bananas looking a bit speckled and mushy? That means they are perfect for smoothies and cakes! When r ipe or overripe, bananas have lots of sweetness and f lavour.1. Place 2 bananas or a </p><p>handful of strawberries in a blender or food processor.</p><p>2. Add 1 cups of mi lk, cup of yoghurt and 1 tablespoon honey. </p><p>3. Blend and pour into cup. Optional : Pour over muesl i at breakfast! I f you dont want to use milk, use ice instead.</p><p>sTeWed FrUIT</p><p>Most fruits can be cooked up and the r iper the better! You can cook up s ingle fruits or mix a few together. Harder fruits need to be cooked a bit longer and you usual ly peel them as wel l . 1. Peel , core and chop two apples2. Place fruit in a saucepan with 1 </p><p>cup of water and, i f needed, 2 tablespoons of sugar.</p><p>3. Cook with l id on for 10 minutes or unti l soft , take care water does not dry up.</p><p>4. Serve with ice-cream, yoghurt or cream.</p></li><li><p>L O V I N G L e f t O V e r s - 1 0</p><p>Love BreadStale bread can be transformed into a number of exciting foods such as croutons, bruschetta, French toast and pizzas!</p><p>FreNCh ToasT WITh hoNeY</p><p>This makes a wonderful breakfast treat served with creamy yoghurt.</p><p>1. Light ly beat 2 eggs.2. Add cup warm milk &amp; pinch of spices (such as c innamon, </p><p>cardamom, nutmeg, c loves)3. Place bread s l ices, cut in tr iangles, into a shal low container </p><p>and cover with the milk mixture.4. Leave to soak for 5 minutes.5. Add a dol lop of butter to a large, non-st ick frying pan.6. When butter is frothy, add bread s l ices a few at a t ime and </p><p>fry over a high heat for 1 minute each s ide or unti l golden.7. Drizzle with honey and serve immediately.</p></li><li><p>L O V I N G L e f t O V e r s - 1 1</p><p>CroUToNs</p><p>1. Cube stale bread and bake in the oven unti l cr isp or fry in a l i tt le ol ive oi l . </p><p>2. Great in soups and salads.</p><p>mINI ParTY PIZZas</p><p>These mini pizzas will help you use up stale bread. They can also be prepared and frozen to bake at a later date. Use leftovers to make toppings. Some popular examples are below. 1. Preheat grill and brown one side of bread slices. 2. Trim crusts or cut into circles using a pastry cutter. 3. Place bread on baking tray. 4. Spoon pizza topping or sauce onto each slice.5. Arrange chosen topping on top and scatter with cheese see below for </p><p>ideas. 6. Bake in 200C oven for about 5 minutes or until the pizzas are heated </p><p>through and the cheese is golden brown, serve hot. </p><p>Topping suggestions:Ham and Cheese add pineapple for Hawaiian Greek pitted black olives, sliced; red capsicum, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, basil leavesTo freeze, store in an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months.</p></li><li><p>L O V I N G L e f t O V e r s - 1 2</p><p>Bread aNd BUTTer PUddINg</p><p>This is a tradit ional and tasty recipe to use up leftover or s l ight ly sta le bread.</p><p>1. Pre-heat oven 180C.2. Butter bread s l ices and cut </p><p>into tr iangles (about - a loaf) .</p><p>3. Place in oven-proof dish.4. Sprinkle over a handful of </p><p>ra is ins or other dried fruit .5. Mix together 3 eggs, 2 </p><p>cups mi lk, 2 tablespoons sugar, teaspoon vani l la extract and pinch of sa lt . </p><p>6. Pour l iquid over bread and al low to soak for 20-30 minutes.</p><p>7. Sprinkle with a l i tt le extra sugar and bake for 25-30 minutes.</p><p>Bruschetta</p><p>1. Toast bread s l ices.2. Brush one s ide l ight ly with </p><p>ol ive oi l .3. Top with chopped tomatoes, </p><p>shredded basi l , sa lt &amp; pepper to taste.</p><p>4. Serve immediately.</p><p>Rev ive a loaf of s ta le bread or ro l l s by d ipping in cold water and baking in a moderate oven for 10 minutes</p><p>TeRRIFIc TIP!</p></li><li><p>L O V I N G L e f t O V e r s - 1 3</p><p>Love rICeFrIed rICe</p><p>1. Set as ide 2 cups of cooked leftover r ice. ( I f us ing uncooked r ice, cook 1 cup long grain r ice according to packet direct ions, drain and al low it to cool completely.) </p><p>2. Whisk 2 eggs in a bowl.3. Heat 1 tablespoons oi l in wok or non-st ick pan over medium </p><p>heat. Add egg and swish around in base to make a thin omelette. Cook over gentle heat unt i l set. Transfer to a plate and s l ice thinly. Set as ide.</p><p>4. Add 1 chopped onion to wok and cook unti l soft . Add bacon or other cold meats.</p><p>5. Add leftover vegetables such as capsicum, zucchini , celery, corn, peas, broccol i and caul i f lower. Light ly steam broccol i and caul i f lower i f not cooked; thaw out peas i f frozen.</p><p>6. Add r ice. Cook, st irr ing for 3-4 minutes. 7. St ir in 1 tablespoon soy sauce.8. Fold in s l iced omelette. Serve hot.</p></li><li><p>L O V I N G L e f t O V e r s - 1 4</p><p>rICe PUddINg</p><p>1. Place 1 cup of leftover cooked r ice, 2 cups of mi lk, cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vani l la essence in a large saucepan and cook over a medium to high heat unt i l just boi l ing.</p><p>2. Turn heat to low and cook, st irr ing occasional ly, unt i l mixture thickens. Optional : Mix in a handful of ra is ins, pinch cinnamon.</p><p>3. Spoon pudding into serving bowls and top with fruit puree or jam. Serve immediately.</p><p>rICe mUFFINs </p><p>Whisk two eggs in a bowl.1. Add cup of cooked </p><p>leftover r ice.2. Mix in handful of chopped </p><p>ham or bacon and leftover vegetables.</p><p>3. Add a cup of grated cheese and season with salt and pepper.</p><p>4. Press mixture into l ight ly-greased muff in pans and top with extra grated cheese.</p><p>5. Cook in a moderate oven, 200C, for 15 minutes or unti l cakes are f irm to touch and golden brown. </p><p>Col lect broken b iscu i ts and crumbs from the bottom of the barre l to use as a crunchy topping or as a cheesecake base</p><p>TeRRIFIc TIP!</p></li><li><p>L O V I N G L e f t O V e r s - 1 5</p><p>Love PasTasPagheTTI BoLogNaIse</p><p>1. Gently cook chopped onion and garl ic in a saucepan unti l onion is soft . I f us ing mince, fry over medium to high heat unt i l brown, breaking up any lumps.</p><p>2. Add a t in of tomatoes and a tablespoon of tomato paste. Alternat ively add a jar of pasta sauce or use your own home-made pasta sauce. S immer unti l meat is tender.</p><p>3. Cook spaghett i as per direct ions or refresh leftover spaghett i by placing pasta in a colander and running hot water over i t .</p><p>4. Add leftover vegetables (such as mushrooms, capsicum, zucchini , carrots, eggplant, ol ives) to tomato mixture. Heat through. </p><p>5. Serve over pasta and top with grated cheese. </p><p>PasTa saLad</p><p>1. Refresh leftover pasta by placing i t in a colander and running hot water over i t . Drain and place in a bowl.</p><p>2. Add leftover vegetables (such as capsicum, corn, peas, ham, beans) to pasta.</p><p>3. St ir through salad dressing or mayonnaise. Season and serve.</p></li><li><p>easy anytime pasta</p><p>1. Refresh your leftover pasta by putt ing i t in a colander and running hot water over i t , otherwise cook pasta per instruct ions on packet.</p><p>2. S l ice some leftover sausages and bacon and add it to the pasta in a l ight ly greased large frying pan.</p><p>3. Add leftover vegetables (such as mushrooms, capsicum, zucchini , carrots, peas) and thoroughly heat.</p><p>4. Add a handful of grated cheese and a teaspoon of dried mixed herbs. </p><p>5. Final ly, st ir in 200mL of cream and keep st irr ing unti l the cream has reduced, thickened and coats the pasta.</p><p>Optional : this recipe also works with other leftover meats just be sure to heat them unti l steaming hot. </p><p>L O V I N G L e f t O V e r s - 1 6</p></li><li><p>L O V I N G L e f t O V e r s - 1 7</p><p>Terrific Tips</p><p>Wash your hands before handl ing food</p><p>Airt ight storage containers wi l l make food last longer</p><p>Place leftovers in the fr idge or freezer as soon as they are cool to keep them for longer</p><p>Best by date means that the food tastes best up to this date but is st i l l safe to eat after the date i f stored correct ly</p><p>Reheat foods thoroughly to at least 60C, unt i l they are steaming hot</p><p>Set up a worm farm or compost bin and turn leftovers that cant be eaten into fantast ic fert i l iser</p><p>Put leftovers into a wrap, which could be toasted with cheese </p><p>You can store your pasta sauce in a jar with oi l on top to preserve the food underneath</p><p>Revive a loaf of sta le bread or rol ls by dipping in cold water and baking in a moderate oven for 10 minutes</p><p>Keep cooked r ice in the fr idge for only one day and reheat i t only once</p><p>Col lect broken biscuits and crumbs from the bottom of the barrel to use as a crunchy topping or as a cheesecake base</p><p>Dont reuse cooked meat or r ice i f i t has been left out of the fr idge for more than 2 hours</p><p>Dont peel your carrots most of the nutr it ion is in the skin just g ive them a good wash</p><p>Dont eat food after the use by date , i t may be unsafe.</p><p>OOO</p><p>PPPPPPPPPPP</p><p>printed responsibly with environmental integrity</p></li></ul>