One of the most satisfying feelings is using up those items in the kitchen that we think are bin-ready, each month we will give you some great ideas for what to do with a few of those store cupboard or fridge staples that you think have had their day.
Something I find doesn’t last long in this climate is bread and I am forever finding a few slices left in the bag of bread that are just not nice to eat or even toast, however we have a few ideas of what to do with those stray slices each week.
One of our favourite recipes is parmesan chicken with coleslaw; very easy to do when you have a bag of breadcrumbs and a pack of chicken breast in the freezer. Simply blitz the stale bread in the blender or nutria-bullet and bag it up.
These can be spiced up too to make the food more interesting - the parmesan chicken recipe has lemon zest and parmesan cheese added to the breadcrumbs, but other ideas to spice up your crumbs are:
Fresh herbs - ideal in fish cake and fish finger breadcrumbs
Crushed pine nuts - delicious sprinkled on a Mediterranean veggie bake
Toasted sesame seeds - to add an Asian twist
Parmesan cheese and lemon zest - delicious for home made chicken nuggets
This is another yummy use of stale bread and one the kids love as much as homemade chicken nuggets. Simply dip your bread into a beaten egg with a pinch of cinnamon and ½ tsp. vanilla extract, fry for a couple of minutes on both sides in a hot frying pan until golden brown and top with maple syrup and berries or banana… yum :)
What a great invention and homemade ones are definitely the best ones! My favourite salad is the homemade chicken Caesar we feature in our recipes – its so yummy and with the dressing made from Greek yoghurt, guilt free too. Croutons add such a lovely crunchy dimension to soups and salads. Simply cube the bread, heat some olive oil or butter in a pan, or butter the bread first, with garlic and herb butter for extra yumminess, then fry in a hot pan until golden. That’s it. Sprinkle freely over anything you like :)