I always try to avoid wasting food. We have a veg box once a fortnight and I base most of our meals around it. I’ve got better at planning ahead and cooking double amounts and then freezing for a later date.
None of this stops me having the odd cooking disaster though. A couple of weeks ago we had a cauliflower in the veg box. Cauliflower is one of those vegetables I never quite know what to do with. If Bee is home I make her cauliflower cheese. On its own, it can be a bit anaemic. So I rummaged around for a recipe and found one. Basically, it was cauliflower cooked with pine nuts and raisins and then mixed with pasta…..hmmm. OH liked it, but it just wasn’t my thing. I had so much of the stuff, I had two boxes of it in the freezer.
I did think about binning it, but then had the idea of tarting it up a bit to make it edible. Tonight’s tea was due to be a meat curry which I made earlier in the week. I took one of the boxes out of the freezer and added three very ripe tomatoesl, a teaspoon of curry powder and some warm water and heated it through.
We had it with our meat curry and some rice, and although I say it myself, it was completely transformed and very tasty. Now I wonder what I can do with the other box?
What dishes have you been able to rescue, and how did you do it?
Until next time, Tawney x