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Leftover Cruciferous Vegetables: Brassicas

Brassicas/Cruciferous Veggies: Cauliflower, Broccoli, Greens and so on - they can be a challenge to use up - here's your handy dandy guide to get creative!

Cruciferous vegetables span a wide range; some are easy to rework into something fabulous while others need a bit more creativity. Here are some ideas to help you find a little inspiration.

For all leftovers, start to think about how they might be transformed into something marvelous. As a building block for recipes that rely on an already cooked ingredient; as a shortcut. All you need is an inspiration & maybe a recipe.

Think of the recipes you’ll use as “guides” not something set in stone, especially as the amounts of your leftovers might not exactly match an amount in a recipe. Once you have a leftover ingredient to start with, scale recipes up or down, substitute and make do.

What are Cruciferous (Brassica) Vegetables?:

There so many, but the most commonly used in the US are broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, arugula, kale and other greens, bok choy, turnips, rutabagas & radishes.

Brassica Chart from Brassicas & Whitetail Deer

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Millionaire’s Bacon

Millionaire's Bacon - this is amazing = crispy, chewy, sweet, salty. smoky, spicy deliciousness. It's addictive!!

Millionaire’s Bacon. It’s everything. It’s insanely good. Hard to stop, good. So what is Millionaire’s Bacon? It’s like candied bacon on steroids. Salty, sweet, spicy, smoky, crunchy, chewy deliciousness.

Millionaire's Bacon - sweet, salty, spicy deliciousness.
Millionaire’s Bacon – sweet, salty, smoky spicy deliciousness.

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Gingerbread Granola

So good it's hard to believe that it is so healthy!

Ya might think that I’d have gotten my share of Gingerbread over the Holidays, but it just didn’t work out. I wanted to find the time to make Gingerbread Men. I really did. I was so psyched about them. I even got the cookie cutters out and everything…

Home-made Gingerbread Granola with Dried Cherries & Pecans
Home-made Gingerbread Granola with Dried Cherries & Pecans

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25 Ways to use Leftover Asparagus

Leftover Asparagus and 25 ways to use it - plus a few ideas for the stems

Asparagus can be pricey and it’s a shame to waste any – and what the heck are you supposed to do with all those stems you’ve broken off? Here are a few ideas.

With any leftover vegetable, think how it might be transformed into something marvelous. As a building block for recipes that rely on an already cooked ingredient; as a shortcut. All you need is an inspiration & maybe a recipe.

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Cajun Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Cajun Stuffed Chicken Breast - stuffed with the classic New Orleans' Trinity and Cheese! Ya gotta have cheese!!

These Cajun Stuffed Chicken Breasts might be just the thing to bring a little sunshine into your life during this cold, cold January. These are like Oh My Gosh good, with just a little spice to warm things up.

Stuffed Cajun Chicken Breasts
Stuffed Cajun Chicken Breasts

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Miso Glazed Salmon

Drop dead simple recipe for miso glazed salmon - plus a few substitutes if you don't have everything on hand

I wish I could say that this was an attempt at healthier eating in 2018. It wasn’t though. I actually made this when I picked up some salmon at Aldi at a killer price right before Christmas and it was kind of a special treat.

Miso Glazed Salmon
Miso Glazed Salmon

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50 ways to use Leftover Root Vegetables

50 ways to use leftover root vegetables - no slider or gallery!!

Sometimes you just need a little inspiration when faced with leftover root veggies; here are some ideas that will have you hoping for leftovers.

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Enchilada Sauce (from the pantry)

Under 10 minutes with ingredients you probably have at home!!

There’s nothing like a little Mexican food when you’re just absolutely over Christmas & Christmas leftovers & New Years and New Years leftovers. And then there were the leftovers from the leftovers. So change it up and make enchiladas!

Home-made Enchilada Sauce, quick & from the pantry. Chili powder, tomato sauce
Home-made Enchilada Sauce, quick & from the pantry.

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Inspiration and Recipes for Leftover Pork

over 25 ways to refashion leftover pork that your family will eat! Fun & creative and no big galleries to wade through!

Most pork comes in at a bargain price, and bonus: leftovers from various cuts may need little finessing to be as marvelous as the first meal.

Chipotle Pulled Pork Empanadas
Marvelous Empanadas made from leftover pulled pork

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