Hi everyone and please click on the title of this post to read more. Today, I would like to talk with you about the cooking obstacle of random surplus ingredients going bad. Most of us have bought ingredients for a dish at one time or another , have made the dish but have extra ingredients leftover. We may not have known what to do with these ingredients, they sit in our fridge, they go bad, and we use this experience as justification for not cooking , feeling that it is less wasteful to go out and buy prepared foods or take out since we end up throwing so much away.
Please don’t give up! There are many little tricks and strategies to use up those ingredients such as looking on line for recipes incorporating those ingredients, looking through cookbooks or even storing those leftovers by freezing them for later use. We all need to save money, be less wasteful for our planet and eat healthy from home so it is in our best interest to take the time to learn these techniques, isn’t it?
The following is a video of how I use some random ingredients from my fridge to create a bready masterpiece of Zucchini bread. What is not a masterpiece is my crazy fly away hair that I was not made aware of when my husband was filming me. Please forgive me. Enjoy this really great bread…
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup white flour
1/3 cup sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese (optional)
1 cup full fat sour cream (can try less fat but won’t be as rich)
3 cups grated zucchini with water squeezed out with a towel
2 large slightly beaten eggs
1 small grated onion
1 stick melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a big mixing bowl, mix all dry ingredients. In a medium sized bowl, combine all wet ingredients. Now mix wet and dry ingredients together until fully combined. Pour batter into 2 9″X5 ” bread loaf pans and bake for 45 minutes on center rack of oven or until a knife comes out clean.