Leftover Mexican food provides a deceivingly complex base for sunny side up eggs! Simply cook the leftovers (in this case, refried beans and half an enchilada) on low and then crack eggs over the top and cook covered until set. All the flavors of the original dish are enhanced by the runny eggs. Tastes fancy, … Continue reading Put an Egg on It: Beg, Borrow & Meal Breakfast
Instant doesn’t have to mean unhealthy. Every week I order healthy and/or organic pre-packaged meals and snacks from Safeway.com to smooth out the hungry edges of a busy workday or post-commute dinner. This week, I made lemonade out of lemons (salads that arrived on the same day they expired), by beefing them up for heartier … Continue reading Beg, Borrow & Meal: Quinoa Southwestern Salad
This weekend we enjoyed the summer-like weather, by noshing on a refreshing cucumber & dill salad at local watering hole, Low Brau. At home, I recreated a version of my own using goat milk yogurt, tomato and green onions. Mix two large spoonfuls of yogurt with one peeled and sliced cucumber, one sliced tomato, and … Continue reading Beg, Borrow & Meal: Cucumber Salad
Breakfast was a whole lot heartier this morning, with the addition of leftover turkey and banana meatballs from Thursday night and a 50/50 spinach and lettuce blend. There’s nothing like leftovers and expiration dates to inspire some creativity in the kitchen!
Last night’s leftover ramen broth and in-bone pork + boiling water + angel hair = ramen tonight.
Last night’s steak from Parkside Grille + eggs + tortillas + grill pan = breakfast burritos. Yum!
This Moroccan-spiced Lamb Shoulder from Absinthe… …was a delicious topping on a broiled tortilla pizza – drizzled with olive oil. I also made a “pizza” from leftover ground turkey, seasoned with thyme, salt, pepper and olive oil. Easy!
If this succulent roasted chicken was half eaten at the end of your meal, you’d take it home and cook with it, wouldn’t you? No shame in this game! It’s perfect as shredded chicken for salad, tacos, burritos, soup, etc. I made chicken salad with shredded carrots, orange zest and olive oil. Also on the … Continue reading Beg, Borrow and Meal
During a grocery shopping procrastination phase, creativity is key. Tonight I took the leftover appetizers (Brie, salami) and cocktail ingredient (pear) brought over by our guests last night, and made paninis. Thanks for the ingredients, Laura! 🙂
Autumn is in the air, so it was a perfect Sunday to throw a pork tenderloin in the crockpot and fill the house with heavenly smells, while we toiled away outside on home improvement projects. Inspired by this pin, I mixed together 1/4 cup maple syrup, 2 tbsp Dijon mustard, 2 tbsp olive oil and … Continue reading Crock Pot Pulled Pork