What's at the bottom of your freezer? No really, deep down, behind the ice cream and the bread rolls, what are those long-forgotten leftovers in that unlabelled plastic container?
If you're anything like me you'll have no idea! I always have good intentions to label and date leftovers, but sometimes (a lot of the time) I forget, or think that it's blatantly obvious that container of red sauce will be Napoli sauce, or extra Jamie Oliver's basic tomato sauce from the last time I made pizza, or even chili con carne. Then, when it comes to defrosting and reheating it turns out that it wasn't what I was expecting!
This month I am hosting Kate from Turquoise Lemons' No Waste Food Challenge, a food blogging challenge inspired by the Love Food Hate Waste campaign designed to get us to use up our leftovers and food that might otherwise end up in the bin, in a bid to help prevent food waste. Did you know that in the UK about 15 million tonnes of food is thrown away each year with almost 50% of that coming directly from our kitchens!
This month I want you to defrost those long-forgotten tubs hidden in the depths of your freezer and share your recipes. Me, yesterday I defrosted six egg whites which have been at the bottom of my freezer for nearly a year (I know because I labelled those, at least!) and made a cracking cake for Canada Day.
It's ok if you're just defrosting leftovers and not making anything else with them, do share the recipe you made and froze that was awesome on its own, or if you're turning boring leftovers into something extraordinary let us know!
The usual rules apply!
2. If you email, please include the title, recipe and a link to your post. If the recipe is not your own make sure you credit the author.
3. Feel free to republish old posts just make sure you add a link to the current challenge and add the challenge badge (the blue badge to the left).
4. Make sure you email/link up before the end of the month!
5. Please also include a link back to this blog post and Kate's No Waste Food Challenge post and use the blue No Waste Food Challenge badge to the left.
6. Tweet @TangoRaindrop and @turquoiselemons with the hashtag #NoWasteFoodChallenge and I will retweet all that I see.