Repurposing in the Kitchen

In yesterday’s Minimalist column, I found a great suggestion. Repurpose last night’s vegetable side as tonight’s appetizer. Just puree the vegetable with some olive oil, lemon and seasonings, and serve as a spread for crudites or crackers. What a great idea for reusing leftovers!

I am always looking for a way to get more life out of leftovers or more use out of my kitchen tools. Since I started cooking more, I have grown to hate waste in the kitchen.

For instance, my son is starting to outgrow his first baby spoons. But the small, rubber-coated spoons make great tasting spoons as well. So they have new life.

Do you have any tips for repurposing in the kitchen?

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4 thoughts on “Repurposing in the Kitchen

  1. pam 10 July 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I always puree leftover beans into a bean dip of some sort. But I’ve never tried just pureeing my leftover veggies, that’s a great idea!

  2. Shannon 11 July 2009 at 8:20 am

    Or puree the beans and veggies together!

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