Cut up left-over roast or grilled vegetables and use them to jazz up an otherwise boring salad. Use up left over vegies in a pasta dish or stir-fry, frittata, soup or quiche. Fruit that is very ripe makes great smoothies or can be used in cakes, such as banana cake. Leftover rice is perfect for fried rice. Left-over mashed potato can be used in fish soup.
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Restaurants and caterers should check out Green table Australia. They are assisting many restaurants helping them manage waste, conserve water and energy and implement a ‘green purchasing’ program.