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Ok, so you succeeded in making enough food to feed the freeloaders you call friends and family for two weeks. Don’t fret! This just means your next few meals are halfway cooked. Don’t you dare throw anything out.


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It’s time to think creatively. Do you think you can do that? Under no circumstance should you throw out leftovers just because you want something different. There are so many things you can do with leftovers to create new and exciting dishes. You can make soups, pastas, stews, you name it! Spice up your leftovers and create a whole new meal that you will love to eat again. Now, get back in that kitchen! We’re not done yet!

[kleo_icon icon=”star” icon_size=”3x”]Vegetables

  • Steamed and Sautéed Vegetables are great for soups, stews and pasta sauces.
  • You can puree leftover vegetables, and veggie casseroles with some cream or milk to make a delicious base for soups or even a side for your next meal.
  • Turn leftover veggies and casseroles into veggie burgers and croquettes!
  • Have leftover herbs?  See our tips for them here.
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  • Freezing gravies and braising liquids give you an easy, quick and delicious base for soups and stews for those nights when you get home from work and just can’t get your [email protected] into the kitchen to cook a full meal. Just take the gravy or liquid, add them to sautéed meats and vegetables and you have an instant stew in 30 minutes. Go [email protected]%ing You!
  • Save and freeze meat drippings for instant flavor in all of your dishes. Use it to sauté with or add flavor to sauces, soups and stews.
  • Boil unused marinades. See more tips for gravies, drippings and braising liquids here.
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[kleo_icon icon=”star” icon_size=”3x”]Meats

  • Don’t be a dumbass and freeze all of your leftover meat together. Cut meats into chunks or cubes, then portion them into cup and two-cup measurements. Wrap tightly with tinfoil, place into plastic bags and then freeze. This way you can defrost them in portions and use them in stir-fries, soup, chili, stew and pasta sauces.
  • Use leftover meats to create amazing taco and tortilla-pizza dishes.
  • More tips for leftover meats here.
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These tips come directly from my cookbooks. There are also dozens of other helpful tips on how to reuse all of the food the freeloaders didn’t consume!



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View All Our Recipes for Leftovers

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Pineapple Chile and Lime Braised Pulled Chicken Tacos
Fried Rice
Broiled Tuna, Rice & Sweet Corn Cakes with Herb Dijon Sour Cream
Horseradish & Cheddar Tuna & Rice Casserole
Fried Chicken Mac & Cheese Skillet Casserole
Creamy White Wine Salmon & Rice Skillet
Creamy Salmon & Rice Skillet
Chili & Rice Casserole
Baked Chili Pasta Casserole
Hot & Sour Soup for Leftover Chicken, Pork or Turkey
Hot & Sour Chicken, Pork or Turkey (Using Leftovers)
Ham, Turkey or Chicken, Marsala Pasta (Recipe Using Leftovers)
Shrimp, Cod & Squash Rice Amazeballs
Salmon, Asparagus & Rice Amazeballs
Italian Pasta Casserole with Chicken and Spinach
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