Saturday, October 14, 2017

VeganMoFo 2017 #14: Leftover Lunches



14th: Repurposing food – Show us what you do with mushroom stems, stale end bits of bread, carrot tops, etc.

Often for lunch on days I am home, I will make a big sautee of whatever is in the fridge. Staples tend to include frozen peas, baby spinach, and celery if I have it. But then anything extra lying around gets thrown in. I love using up diced broccoli stems, bits of mushrooms, any left over bits of grains or beans or tofu. I often add a ton of nooch and some BBQ sauce. Then I will use up any avocado, dressings or relishes as dollops on the top, and can sprinkle with some seeds or nuts. While I mostly have a green theme, you will see below that sometimes I have other things as well (hello lunch poutine). In preparation for this, I shared a bunch of photos in my Instagram stories of my leftover lunches as I made them. So I will let these pictures do the talking.

Leftover Lunches


Leftover Lunches


Leftover Lunches


Leftover Lunches


Leftover Lunches


Leftover Lunches


Leftover Lunches


Cute Kitty Photo of the Post - Month of Sahara

Sahara says feed me


Someone who almost never had leftovers was Sahara! She loved to eat!! She had several set meal times per day (her IBD meds made her very hungry), but would often suggest that perhaps she should be fed more often. She had a range of amusing methods of getting her point across. This was her special pretty bowl for crunchies.

6 comments:

  1. Ahhh, Sahara! My Akasha is like there. He has mega-colon, which is probably kind of like IBD. He's on all kinds of poop meds. :-)

    The leftover bowls look great!! Mmmmm......

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    1. Sahara's IBD was more about keeping the poop solid, rather than trying to get it out, but I spent so much time thinking about her poop!

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  2. Your leftover lunches all look great! Cute Sahara!

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    1. She has a very cute feed me face. Actually, all her faces are very cute.

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  3. Broccoli stems are underrated! I like using them in a broccoli cheddar soup (it has been so long since I've made one) or in a stir-fry. Lately since I've been busy they've been chopped into a savory baked oats dish for Wolfie.

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    1. Only in the last few years have I started using them. They really are so great. I can't believe I was throwing them out for so long!

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