Empties my fridge and makes paprika “steak”, and a bacon mix with mango too 🌶 🥭🍔

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you during this time we all are going through 🧡

It’s a bit time since I have shared any food recipes with you. The reason is very simple,- it’s just me around in the house at the moment and my fridge and freezer are not very big so there’s not very much space to make and bake a lots of cakes, food and dinners for storage there over a period. And at the moment I’m also trying to empty both my fridge and freezer for food as well instead of fill it up 😊.

The reason why I’m trying to empty my fridge and freezer is to actually save money, eat “up” the food I have before I buy something new, and also because I know when my son in the middle and his friend are moving in they are going to bring their food with them as well as my daughter is going to do the same when she is moving in too. Then it’s necessary to have space and place for their food,- and it’s easier to organize the fridge and freezer for all of us too when it is as empty as possible 😊.

Like I mention I’m also empty my fridge and freezer for saving money. Sounds strange?

It’s not actually, because in general we have the food we like to eat in our fridge and freezer, and we even buy some more before “all” is empty, and then throw away the “old” food. We are in general very lucky. And I don’t like to throw away food. It’s also a couple of reasons for that. It’s again, for saving money, we eat up before we buy something new, as well as my thoughts goes to the ones that haven’t the same possibility for buying food as I have.

Sounds maybe strange,- but I don’t like to throw away edible food and knowing that other people don’t even have money to buy the food they want or need. And I can’t just give the food away either because I’m not sure where to find this people who haven’t to much to eat. If I had knew where to find them I had probably went there and delivered food. What I do instead is eat up what I have, as well as when I’m in the food store we have the possibility to buy some extra food and put it into boxes and give this to the people who haven’t to much. So then I do that at least.

I remember when I was a kid and didn’t want to eat up my food, either because I was saturated or because I didn’t like the taste, my parents reminded me of all those who didn’t have food.  I got a little tired of hearing about it, special because I was happy to give away my food that I couldn’t bear to eat.  I told my dad that it was perfectly fine for me to send my food in the mail to those who had no food.  But it was a little difficult to do that, for natural reasons that I didn’t understand as a child at that time 😊. Like for example my food, on my plate would be damaging during a mail- sending.

So I have this “we eat up our food” from my childhood too, and to be honest I have also tried my best to teach my children to “use the food they have” instead of buying something new and throw away edible food.

It’s a lots of tasty and good food you can make from “leftovers” like for example different kinds of omelettes, or just be a bit creative and use different recipes and put together something tasty and “new” in that way.

One day I did made myself some “paprika steak” for dinner, or that’s not actually totally correct 😊. I did use a Norwegian recipe for making something called “Paprika Steak”, but to be honest in my “steak” there was no paprika at all this time 😅🌶. I will share the original recipe with you 😊

Paprika steak: (to 4 pers.) 🌶🍔

What you need is: 400 g minced meat, 1/2 red paprika , 1/2 green green paprika, 1 egg, 1 / 2-1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1 box crushed tomatoes, 1 seasoning cayenne pepper, 1-2 tbsp.  squeezed lemon juice

1) Cut the bell pepper/ paprika into small pieces 2) Mix the meat dough with eggs, bell pepper, salt and thyme.  3) Shape 8 pieces (about 1 cm thick) steaks.  Put them in a refractory form 4) Mix tomatoes, lemon juice and cayenne pepper, and pour over the steaks.  Fry in oven at about 225 degrees, the steaks are turned after about 25 minutes, the total cooking time about 50 minutes.

Serve with rice or pasta and salad, or baguette with the butter if you wish.

I didn’t had any paprika when I made this, but I had some advocate and onion I used instead when I made my “paprika steak”. The thing with this recipe is that you can mix in different varieties of vegetables instead of throw them away. The dinner still gets tasty, but just with various tastes 😊. And I didn’t use any pasta or rice either, I took the “paprika steak ” on a slice of bread instead this time 😊. And also put on some pickled cucumber and beet on top.

An other day I made a mix of bacon, tomato and mango, and I was very surprised over how good this different tastes was together, special fried mango 🥭. I have fried mango a couple of times after this, it’s tast so good 😊.

I had leftovers of a pepper sauce that needed to be eaten, as well as some potato salad, bacon, tomatoes and mangoes that should also be eaten soon.  I cut tomatoes and mangoes into chunks, then bacon.  I fried bacon until it got a little crispy, and had the tomatoes and mangoes together with the bacon.  Leave everything to roast together for a few minutes.  I heated up the rest of the pepper sauce and had potato salad next to it. And “vola”,- a tasty leftover dinner and no waist of any food 😊.

Bacon, tomato and mango fried together, and some leftover potato salad and leftover pepper sauce for dinner 😊.

So it’s “just” to try be a bit creative and you can make and get different kinds of food, and dinners from leftovers instead of throw the food away. Its tasty too, and easy to make 😊.

Do you have any “special” leftover recipes you are using and want to share? Maybe something else then the popular omelette? 😊

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for dropping by my blog today too 🧡

See you soon 😊

Homemade food and dinner with leftovers create as a “steak” or burger 🍔

I don’t like to throw away food, instead I’m trying to eat up what I have as well as I’m trying to create some tasty leftover dinners 😊. If you want to try you will find two easy recipes for leftovers dinners in my post 😊🍔🥭. Enjoy 😊

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