We at HH hope you’ve had an excellent Christmas period! If you, like us, have spent the last few days feasting on roasts and salads, you’d know the feeling of looking at alllll the leftovers in the fridge and thinking that you couldn’t possibly eat them as they are ever again. This is where creativity in the kitchen comes in. Here’s some ideas to reinvent your Christmas feast into tasty Boxing Day meals.
We are all about toasties at the moment because you can literally put anything between two slices of bread, toast it and it will taste delicious. This Boxing Day, you could add leftover roast veggies and apple sauce to yours!
Fried rice and rice patties
Practically any veg can be used up in fried rice and patties. Luckily enough, Hidden Harvest have come up with these recipes already. To make delicious rice patties or friend rice, check out our Hidden Harvest Kitchen Collection!
Make a leftover veg curry
Veg curries are by far one of the easiest dishes to give your roast veggies a spicy twist, and your tastebuds a change of pace. Just cook some onions in a pan with spices like cumin, coriander seeds, curry power, turmeric and garam masala. Add in your leftovers and a can of coconut milk and – voila!
Jacqui and Rae made this amazing leftovers pie on our IGTV – so head over there to follow their recipe!
An easy frittata
- 3 cups of “bottom of the fridge” veggies (e.g. spinach, kale, broccoli, potato, leftovers, carrots etc.), chopped into small pieces
- 3 Tbsp oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 Tbsp cheese of your choice (or dairy free substitute)
- 8 eggs or flax eggs for the vegans
- ½ cup milk or plant based alternative
- Salt / pepper to taste
- 2 Tbsp of herbs (e.g. basil, pasley, thyme), chopped finely
- Heat the oven to 190°C with a rack in the middle position.
- Chop up the vegetables into uniform pieces so they cook evenly. Smaller pieces will cook quicker, larger pieces will take a bit longer to cook.
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan; cook onion and other vegetables until slightly soft.
- Line a baking tray with baking paper or grease with olive oil.
- Transfer veggies to the baking tray and add the cheese and any other already cooked ingredients.
- In a small bowl, beat the eggs and whisk in the milk. Season with herbs, salt and pepper.
- Pour the egg mixture over the veggies and place the tray in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden and the egg is set. You can test this by using a chopstick or knife, place it into the centre and if it comes out clean it is cooked, if it comes out runny, it needs more time.
A great way to use lots of versatile ingredients up in the same bowl. We suggest using leftover salad ingredients to make a fresh, Summery bowl.
Remember that you can share your leftover ideas, tips and tricks and be inspired by others on the Hidden Harvest Community Facebook group!
Have a lovely New Years!