Now that August is behind us, it will be followed by a time of continued uncertainty and above all by a few difficult autumn months in all areas. Be that as it may, September is already a complicated month for family budgets with the return to school, among other things. The expenses as every year are the same or perhaps more if we can no longer count on the older to give us a hand with the little ones. Once again we have to deal with books, school fees in some cases, the dining room, materials, clothing that became too small, etc. The payments are multiplied but the income is either equal or has decreased in some cases.
Don’t waste food, plan and conserve
Controlling food waste is just as important as controlling spending, either because we will do it too, or because we will help reduce the tons of food that end up in the garbage each year. We waste a lot of food and we must be aware of this, because while we throw it away in other parts of the world they are dying because of its lack, and because so much garbage ends up contaminating our wonderful planet.
Surely you have experienced this by throwing away food because it has passed its expiration date or because when you have opened the pre-packaged package from the market or supermarket you realize that it is a lot, and although you think you are going to use it later, it ends up getting out of date or it gets ugly in the fridge. There are many suggestions and tricks to avoid reaching this extreme, such as planning, freezing well, buying less packaging, but today we are going to focus on one very important one: the reuse of those remains whether cooked or raw in the form of recipes.
With baked potato leftovers
For those of us who haven’t had any baked potatoes left, or the brave ones we bought with the chicken a l’ast, which have been left a little softer. Well, you’ll see that soon you’ll give them new life.
the leftovers of the potatoes
1 piece of smoked salmon
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1 coffee spoon of dill
Salt and pepper to taste
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Juice of one lemon
We cut the tender garlic and the chilli pepper.
If the potatoes are somewhat large, we cut them into small cubes, just like the salmon into strips.
In a frying pan put some oil, put the garlic and chilli pepper to fry for 10 minutes, stirring from time to time.
Then add the potatoes and the salmon and lemon juice. And we fry again.
Add the dill and mix well at moderate heat. When everything is well bound, we put the feta cheese on the plate and that’s it!
Letfovers with a summer flavor
Yes, it’s still hot! And we can combine those various leftovers into a tasty dish. We can eat it all on a plate or as a filling in a pastry.
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leftovers of sofrito (fried tomato sauce with onion) or a can of fried tomato
2 cans of tuna
1 jar of piquillo peppers
Crunchy pastry (optional)
Salt and black pepper to taste
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add the tuna fish
Add the piquillo peppers in strips.
Poach two eggs. Add salt and pepper and a dash of olive oil.
Put another glass dish as a lid and put everything in the microwave for 5 minutes at medium power (800w) and it is ready to be served.
If you prefer it in a pastry, use it as a filling for the pasties that you have already baked for 10 minutes at 180 ºC.
Something so simple but so delicious!
Fish and vegetable croquettes
It’s easy to have leftover frozen leftovers that have been in the freezer for a while, or that you have prepared over the weekend. And fish that has already been battered, or that you have left over from some stew. Well, let’s see how to make croquettes with it.
100 gr. of fish without bones
150 gr. of vegetable stew
4 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of flour
100 ml of milk
Ground black pepper
If the fish was already cooked, and the vegetable stew, you will only have to fry the onion and the chopped garlic. If not, first cook the vegetable stew and the steamed fish (whatever it is).
Meanwhile, put the onion and garlic in the Thermomix, chop 4 seconds at speed 5, add the oil and fry for about 12 minutes at 100 º, speed 1. Grind at a progressive speed of 3 to 6 for a few seconds.
Season with ground pepper, salt, nutmeg to taste. Add the flour and program 8 min, at 100ºC, speed 1. When finished add the milk and program another 5 min at 90ºC, speed 1.
Let the dough cool down and make the balls that you will pass through the egg and breadcrumbs. Fry in plenty of oil.
We shouldn’t throw anything away and we don’t want to do it anymore either. It is mainly a moral issue, besides the economic and energy savings it entails. We can all easily contribute to it. The small gestures in each home make an enormous impact on the planet as a whole.