Rajah | Lifestyle | The art of reusing leftovers

Rajah | Lifestyle | The art of reusing leftovers

Eating the same thing repeatedly can get boring. But never fear because the wise use of your leftovers can breathe new life into your menu. This is also a great way to keep waste to a limit.

So, here are some cunning money-saving ideas to help use up your extra food.


There are a few things you can do to turn surplus or stale bread into something spectacular. Serve up a delicious French toast or dry out slices of bread in an oven on a low temperature to make croutons or breadcrumbs. Croutons are a great addition to a salad and breadcrumbs are useful in heaps of meal applications – from crumbed chicken breasts to burger patties.


You can do just about anything with cooked pasta. For a simple option you can serve it with veggies sauteed in olive oil and garlic. Or add a protein puch by whipping up a bolognaise or creamy ham and mushroom sauce to serve on your reheated pasta. Yum.

Surplus chicken curry

Curry chicken is as delicious as a leftover. If you’ve made a double portion of this classic chicken curry recipe, use whatever is left to whip up a cold chicken salad. All the hard work is already done. Simply, place the your chicken curry on some crispy lettuce leaves and garnish with apple slices, walnuts, raisins and plain yogurt. This time, there definitely won’t be any left over!



With veggies you can throw together a delicious range of things. Try stir frying your unused carrots, onions, baby corn or peppers. Or make a loaded omelette, bursting at the seams with goodness. Don’t forget to finish off with some good, strong cheddar cheese.


Don’t let leftovers food go to waste. Turn them into something fabulously different and delicious using our cooking tips coupled with a dash of enthusiasm. Enjoy!