Thanks to Thanksgiving, my refrigerator runneth over. While pondering what to freeze and what to remix into this week's meals, I remembered Alicia Silverstone's Kind Diet includes a section on streamlining meal time and revitalizing leftovers. A second read of the book revealed some smart tips for holidays. Here's what Alicia advises:
- Always make extra grain and beans — enough for a couple of days. You can use this food as the base for the next few meals, adding vegetables and other extras to round out meals.
- For a quick dinner, start with a salad as your base. Just add yummy leftovers like rice, beans, and seeds, or even a potato or tempeh . . . whichever you have around the kitchen that sounds good to you. Get creative. Throw in raisins. Go crazy!