Wednesday, 23 September 2009

A case of the leftovers

I still remember how the room seemed to light up, though the sun had gone now, and its warmth with it.
The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

So, yesterday was breakfast and today is lunch. But not just any lunch...leftovers for lunch!! I know I've mentioned this many times before but leftovers are quite possibly my favourite kind of lunches of all time!

Soup is always good 'cause you can whip up a big batch and then freeze it in single-sized portions ready for lunches during the week. It's also good because you can add leftovers from other meals like veges and tofu making it a double-whammy of leftovers! Oh yeah!

The dish below is satay tofu and veges with wholemeal pasta (although we keep being told to eat wholemeal pasta over white pasta it is notoriously difficult to find). After quite a while of cooking for 2 I'm still getting used to how much I need to make a meal just for me so I usually get a little bit carried away when chopping up veges...not that it's a problem 'cause it simply means I end up with, well, leftovers.

This dish is stir-fried veges and tempeh with quinoa. It made enough for 2 days of leftovers. Yay...especially because I absolutely love tempeh! I've had quinoa a few times before but this was actually the first time I got around to cooking it myself (sad I know because it's really delicious and I love the texture). I'm thinking it will be used a lot now.

And finally...below is the leftovers from the
day I went to Golden Age made into a salad with added grated carrot, dried dates, almonds, sweet chilli sauce, toasted sesame oil and tamari. Not a work lunch but eaten out at the forest...perfect.

Naturally I even have leftovers in store for lunch today...
Hell Pizza from last night after climbing and I can't wait!


  1. It's fun to comment on a blog in a different time zone. I'm commenting into the future.

    You are welcome at my house anytime, as we suck at using up our leftovers. But your leftover look much more enticing than what ours tend to be, so that would probably change me.

  2. Leftovers make the best meals! I love mixing them up and creating new meals. So good.

  3. I love leftovers for lunch. In fact, I get a little sad when I eat dinner and there is nothing leftover. Sandwiches for lunch just don't really do it for me anymore.

  4. My life would be a sadder place without leftovers. Leftovers trumps sandwiches anyday.

  5. I'm on call at the clinic a lot, so I always need a fridge full of leftovers for dinner, but I also like smaller portions for lunch as well! A decent lunch is essential to my day!
    Though now it is getting more into the hot weather I am tending more towards making big filling salads (grains, pastas, beans - yum) and the like which last me for a few days worth of lunch.