Lauren Gemmell

Food, Fitness, and Technology

Tag: leftovers

Easy Mexican Wrap Pizzas

Every couple of weeks I make a mexican themed dinner, usually chicken fajitas or tacos. Making them for two tends to mean leftovers – however hard we try we don’t seem to be able to finish 4 fajitas each, or 12 taco shells!!

So often I put the leftovers in the fridge only to throw out 5 days later when I realise I am never going to eat them now. It feels a bit rubbish to be throwing out little bits of so many different things, especially after reading The Everlasting Meal over Christmas.

So yesterday I went into the fridge and pulled out all the bits and pieces of leftover mexican food from mid-week. There were two corn wraps, half a tin of refried beans, a quarter of a jar of hot salsa and an orange pepper (along side the usual fridge staples of eggs and cheese).

Easy and Quick Mexican Wrap Pizzas

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Christmas Leftover Fried Rice

This is a recipe I first made at the start of December but it is so perfect for Christmas leftovers that I wanted to leave posting it till now.

Christmas Leftover Fried Rice

Using leftover turkey (or maybe even ham), rice, a couple of eggs and some Chinese 5 spices you can whip up a very quick taste Christmassy dinner.

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Roasted Vegetables

Vegetables ready for the oven

On a Sunday I like to roast some vegetables for dinner, I always roast too many so they can be used in other recipes during the week. Especially for week nights where if I did start to roast a vegetable, dinner would be after 8 o’clock.

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Bolognese Risotto

Bolognese Risotto

This is another idea from Nigella’s latest cook book “Kitchen”. You can win a copy by filling in this questionnaire.

This recipe caught my eye by being a little bit different but still firmly in the “safe” category. This is something I could make and know it would work out fine.

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Chicken with Chilli Cranberry and Brie

When it’s getting dark at 4 o’clock in the evening and the drive home is flecked with rain that might just be snow. Or when you’ve been in all day with the wind is howling outside and it is absolutely freezing.

You want something quick and tasty for dinner, but add to this the warm glow that comes from realising that Christmas and the holidays are only three weeks away.

Chilli Cranberry, Chicken with Brie

If you, like me, haven’t done any Christmas shopping, put up your tree or sent cards, then this recipe is for you. It will inject you with a little bit of a Holiday Season kick, to push you on your merry way.

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Chicken with Cranberry Sauce

Christmas decorations, food and music shouldn’t be played before the 4th of December. For the past couple of years I have stopped using shops that started “celebrating” too early, unfortunately this now means I can’t set foot in a shopping mall until December.

So you may wonder why I am blog a cranberry dish so early in November? Well the truth is when I saw these fresh cranberries in the supermarket, I had such a hankering for this recipe, I just had to make it.

Chicken and Cranberry Sauce

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Grilled Vegetable Pizza Toasts

Not revolutionary by any stretch of the imagination, but this a quick dish that uses mainly store cupboard ingredients but can use up leftover meats and vegetables.


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