I spent the day after Boxing Day lying on my lounge watching tv feeling particularly dusty from indulging in FAR too many vodka, lime and sodas the day before. As shitty as I might have felt I’m glad I did. While in my semi comatose state I came across the Save With Jamie series on Lifestyle Food. It struck a bit of a chord with me because I, like many of you, feel like I am constantly throwing food away. And I hate it. I am always at my girls to eat what they have got and don’t you dare throw away half that apple, yet here I am throwing mainly fruit and veggies away all the time.
I didn’t get to see the whole series as I was drifting in and out of consciousness , but I did think I need to get that book… So I did. What’s more… I LOVE IT! It’s all about using everything in the fridge… Making a massive meal with big cuts of meat and then what to do with the leftovers. There is a huge section on what to do with all the veg that ends up a bit dodgey in the fridge drawer and that is what has appealed to me the most. It’s about being more economical and less wasteful. Things like Vegie Korma with cauliflower pilau, Squash (butternut pumpkin to us) and spinach rotolo and Charred Asian salad. Perfect.
You know how you get a cookbook and you flick through it and it all looks awesome but yet you have a sneaking suspicion you will be lucky if you cook perhaps 10 things out of it? I have cupboards full of those books. This one will not be one of them. There are 2 things that I know right now I wouldn’t cook, but as for everything else… no problem….. and even the kids will eat it. Done. Nice work Jamie!