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Basic vegetable stock

Shared by Love Food Hate Waste

This inexpensive but quick and tasty stock is made from uncooked vegetables nearing their best.

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Tags: Vegetables, Christmas, Stock

Basic chicken or turkey stock

Shared by Love Food Hate Waste

Making stock from the leftover bones from a roast means you always have a good base for soups, risottos and gravies.

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Tags: Vegetables, Meat, Christmas, Stock

Chow mein

Shared by the Community Chef

Chow mein is fried noodles with vegetables, meat or eggs. You can use fresh and leftover vegetables.

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Tags: Vegetables, Meat, Christmas

Mushroom rarebit

Shared by the Community Chef

Cheese on toast with attitude

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Tags: Vegetables, Dairy, Bread

Ratatouille

Shared by the Community Chef

a good dish for using up the gluts of tomatoes, courgettes and onions.

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Tags: Vegetables

Couscous salad

Shared by Carmela Tomkins

Great for using up any half eaten jars of pesto and olives, often found lingering in the fridge.

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Tags: Vegetables, Dairy, Stock

French bread pizzas

Shared by Carmela Tomkins

Any leftovers can be thrown on to make this treat for the kids - perfect for any occasion and changed to suit their taste.

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Tags: Dairy, Bread

Roasted vegetables

Shared by Carmela Tomkins

Any vegetables in your fridge that are getting a bit soft would work well in this recipe. It’s good as a lunch or as an accompaniment to your main meal.

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Tags: Vegetables, Dairy

Gold medal salad

Shared by Kate Staples

Leftover salad contributes to this tasty recipe.

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Tags: Meat, Dairy, Salad

Lettuce and potato soup

Shared by Carmela Tomkins

A traditional soup, great for using up lingering lettuce or potatoes.

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Tags: Vegetables, Dairy, Stock, Salad

Vegetable frittata

Shared by Carmela Tomkins

This is a very good recipe for using up veggies in the fridge. It's great served cold and cut into wedges for packed lunches or served warm with green salad.

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Tags: Vegetables, Dairy

Mixed bruschetta

Shared by Carmela Tomkins

A great way of using up items from your fridge, such as cheeses, cooked meats, tomatoes or beans.

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Tags: Vegetables, Meat, Dairy, Bread, Salad

Parsnip and apple soup

Shared by Greening Godalming

A lovely soup for winter and a great way to use up cooking apples.

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Tags: Vegetables, Dairy, Stock

Vegetable soup

Shared by Carmela Tomkins

A great way to use up leftover veggies and pasta.

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Tags: Vegetables

Lentil and vegetable soup

Shared by Greening Godalming

Nutritious, full of flavour and a great way to use up leftover vegetables.

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Tags: Vegetables, Stock

Spinach soup

Shared by Carmela Tomkins

A great recipe for using up those wrinkly potatoes and spinach.

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Tags: Vegetables, Dairy, Stock, Potatoes

Rustic bean soup

Shared by Carmela Tomkins

A lovely, warm winter soup.

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Tags: Vegetables, Stock

Banana milkshake

Shared by Andrew Maxwell, Tante Marie Restaurant

A recipe which uses up bananas that are just starting to turn.

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Tags: Fruit, Dairy, Deserts

Simple smoothie

Shared by Carmela Tomkins

Turn any old fruits, yogurts and juices you have into a healthy and delicious drink

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Tags: Fruit, Dairy, Deserts

Apple fritters

Shared by Carmela Tomkins

A sweet treat for using up any leftover apples.

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Tags: Fruit, Dairy, Deserts

Easy amaretti apples

Shared by Carmela Tomkins

Great for using up apples that may have gone slightly wrinkly in the fruit bowl!

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Tags: Fruit, Dairy, Deserts

Fruit ripple

Shared by Carmela Tomkins

This tasty recipe is fantastic for using up any fruit that is going past its best.

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Tags: Fruit, Dairy, Deserts

Banana cake

Shared by Carmela Tomkins

When you find your bananas going past their best, why not use them to make this delicious banana cake?

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Tags: Fruit, Dairy, Deserts, Cakes

Simple muffins

Shared by Carmela Tomkins

Use up wrinkled fruit with this easy and healthy treat.

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Tags: Fruit, Dairy, Deserts, Cakes

Bread and butter pudding

Shared by Carmela Tomkins

A traditional and tasty way to use up leftover or slightly stale bread.

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Tags: Fruit, Dairy, Bread, Pastry, Deserts

Bubble and squeak

Shared by Anthea Turner

A quick and easy recipe using up leftovers from roast dinners.

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Tags: Vegetables, Meat, Bread, Christmas, Potatoes

Tagliatelle

Shared by Carmela Tomkins

A great way to use up meat like chicken or turkey, which has been leftover from a roast dinner.

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Tags: Vegetables, Meat, Dairy, Christmas, Stock, Pasta

Turkey, ham and leek pie

Shared by Love Food Hate Waste

A traditional turkey or chicken pie contains lots of vegetables and is the perfect ‘use up’ dish.

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Tags: Vegetables, Meat, Pastry, Christmas, Stock

Risotto

Shared by Carmela Tomkins

An ideal way to use up vegetables or leftover chicken or frozen prawns.

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Tags: Vegetables, Meat, Dairy, Rice, Christmas, Stock

Minestrone soup

Shared by the Community Chef

This staple Italian favourite is a hearty vegetable soup which is enriched with pasta, grains or beans.

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Tags: Vegetables, Stock, Pasta

Spinach and feta pie

Shared by the Community Chef

This traditional Greek pie is made with spinach and feta cheese wrapped in Filo pastry.

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Tags: Vegetables, Dairy, Pastry

Arabic salad with pitta

Shared by the Community Chef

This traditional salad is great for using up old bread, slightly tired salad leaves and other leftovers.

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Tags: Bread, Salad

Apple and berry compote

Shared by the Community Chef

This is an apple croustade, topped with sweet breadcrumbs.

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Tags: Fruit, Dairy, Bread

Spicy beef chow mein

Shared by the Community Chef

Chow mein is one of the world’s most popular dishes. You can use fresh and leftover vegetables.

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Tags: Vegetables, Meat

Prawn curry

Shared by the Community Chef

A Thai-style prawn curry which uses up leftover vegetables.

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Tags: Vegetables

Apple ratatouille

Shared by the Community Chef

Ratatouille is a good dish for using up the gluts of tomatoes, courgettes and onions.

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Tags: Vegetables, Fruit

Bananas in coconut milk

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Bananas in coconut milk

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Tags: Fruit

Eve’s pudding

Shared by the Community Chef

Very quick to make and perfect for using up the gluts of apples, pears or plums.

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Tags: Fruit, Dairy

South African meatballs

Shared by the Community Chef

These meatballs are usually made with leftover lamb, beef or pork.

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Tags: Vegetables, Meat, Bread

Fish cakes

Shared by the Community Chef

This is a simple formula for using up leftover fresh, tinned or smoked fish.

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Tags: Vegetables, Meat, Potatoes, Fish

Teriyaki chicken or turkey

Shared by the Community Chef

This recipe a good way of reviving and re-presenting leftover turkey or chicken.

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Tags: Vegetables

Yoghurt

Shared by the Community Chef

Homemade yoghurt tastes delicious and has no added preservatives, sugar or chemicals,

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Tags: Dairy

Paneer

Shared by the Community Chef

This is an Indian curd cheese which is traditionally used in curries and sweet dishes.

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Tags: Fruit, Dairy

Croutons

Shared by Love Food Hate Waste

Great for salads or soups

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Tags: Bread