Think outside the flavor box!
I want carrot cake, I don’t want carrot cake calories…..so I take the carrots that would go bad if not used, and cook them on stove in water, cinnamon and vanilla! Then I blend them up, add raisens and cook them in oatmeal, leave overnight and it is like Carrot Cake only lot less calories!
We had Persian food, with SO much leftovers. Next time we will order two meals and 2 extra kabobs, that will feed all 4 of us, with leftovers still!
We had regular rice , a rice “cake” seriously, it looked like a cake size and height wise, but was rice with yogurt and egg, and sweet rice with fruit and spices left over, plus a tomato cucumber onion salad, and some chicken,
First off, no one will eat the salad, however, I did scrape the tomatoes off into my eggs and beans the next morning.
I combined the regular and rice cake together as they were kind of the same flavor profile. I added this mix to my lemon Chicken soup and it was very good!
Also used this mix with hummus, chicken, peas (from my garden!) and broth for a “paella” type meal.
The sweet rice, what to do you ask? How about rice pudding! Yep, remember that old favorite, snazzed it right up, just added some milk and cooked on the stove!
I had a bag of root veggies leftovers, so I added them to a pan, added usual, water, vanilla, cinnamon, plus some ginger and allspice and made them with my muffin mix but used a loaf pan for a sweet muffin bread!
Who says veggies can’t be great for desert!