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Using up fruit and vege and odds and sods

Posted by Cheese Lover 
Using up fruit and vege and odds and sods
February 17, 2019 09:31AM
Hi All

I have not been terribly active on the forum - mostly because I have lost some mojo with cooking as my teens cook a bit, and I am often out in the early evening. We continue to eat healthily but it has been a bit uninspired.

This weekend I did use up some odds and sods and things we had lying around so thought I would share them in case the ideas are interesting to anyone

- finished up some lingering milk powder from a camping trip by making Coconut Caramel Scones
- used the half cabbage by making sauerkraut
- used up a mix of red and luisa plums to make three jars of plum jam - some were half bruised so I cut those bits out. Just a small batch.
- used two sad bananas up in a Quick Mix Banana Cake
- used the remaining third of the feta cheese to make Feta Avocado Chilli Smash on toast
- cut up the lingering watermelon, apricots and remaining plums with half a tin of leftover pineapple (from teens home made pizza) to make fruit salad
- picked some apples from the tree that were a bit buggy - grated the rest for Bircher Muesli for tomorrow


The fruit bowl and fridge are quite empty now but we have eaten well all weekend.

I can't stand it when the cabbage or feta go off before they are finished, or nobody eats the plums because they are not perfect - so I feel quite happy tonight.

Anyone else been using up their odds and sods?
Re: Using up fruit and vege and odds and sods
February 18, 2019 06:27AM
If my peppers have sat a little too ling in fridge I roast them, to blacken skin, peel, then add to salads, pizza toppings etc.
Re: Using up fruit and vege and odds and sods
February 18, 2019 10:13AM
Yes I agree Karen, that is a good idea. I sometimes do the same with lonely pumpkin quarters.

I love roasted red pepper!!
Re: Using up fruit and vege and odds and sods
February 18, 2019 07:32PM
Great ideas for using up sad leftovers, will clean out my fridge and use some of the above ideas.
Re: Using up fruit and vege and odds and sods
March 14, 2019 11:23PM
This is a great recipe too! no odds for me smiling smiley
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