Friday, 22 July 2016

I Love Leftovers


I opened the fridge one morning (three weeks ago) and yikes! I still have some leftover Chimichurri. What should I do with that?


Then I had some leftover macaroni because I couldn't fit all of it into my Baked Pasta


Wait, there's more leftovers. The red, green and yellow bell peppers.


Then it occurred to me, why not mix all of these leftovers together (with a squeeze of lime) to make some sort of pasta salad? That's what I did and I chilled it in the fridge before serving.


So. There you have it my Pasta Salad which by the way was really good. 


The Chimichurri was awesome and the peppers provided crunch and added flavors. The pasta was the comfort factor and mix that all up, a satisfying bowl of cool comfort.

There are times when leftovers combined, make a great meal.

41 comments:

  1. Looks good, wish that bowl is right in front of me, hahaha...

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    1. That day got enough for two persons.

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  2. You are so smart to always find solutions for left overs and almost expired stuffs in your fridge. Happy Weekend chef!

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  3. My Saturday breakfasts are usually a mixture of all leftovers too. My theory is: if they're good enough to be eaten separately, they're good enough to be eaten mixed like rojak. :P

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    1. hah..hah...most of the time I don't have enough leftovers to make like rojak :D

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  4. What a healthy pasta! Did you throw the yellow peppers in its raw state or you blanched them lightly?

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  5. What a refreshing pasta salad! I could eat this daily! Yums! Erh, is it too spicy for me?

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    1. Nope, not spicy at all. No chilies mah.

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    3. Yums! Yums! Just right for me then. :)

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  6. Hi Phong Hong, this greenish macaroni looks tempting and refreshingly good.

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    1. Thanks, Kimmy! It was very good :)

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  7. I love leftovers too and this looks colourful healthy!

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    1. Yes, the colors make it appear more appetizing!

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  8. Good of you not to waste food that is still edible and be creative.

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    1. I don't like to waste especially food :)

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  9. Sorry Phong Hong, I have not been visiting your blog post.
    Your posts has always been very interesting ... I usually do not know what to do with leftovers .. good to have you to give us an idea here

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  10. That's what I do all the time - see what leftovers there are in the fridge and use those to cook something for breakfast. It's a sin to waste.

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    1. I agree with you! There are people who are starving and we must never ever waste food.

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  11. i have a confession - i don't like macaroni, penne or any of the tube/cylinder-shaped pastas, cos i prefer to slurp up my pastas in strands (and i feel they soak up their sauces more satisfyingly that way). but i'd honestly and happily eat your chimichurri macaroni - it looks like something that would refresh the palate very well ... maybe can do a two-course pasta meal - start with an appetiser of this chimichurri macaroni, then the second course can be a heavier, more robust pasta :D

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    1. Oh, really? A two course pasta sounds good to me because I love pasta and any excuse to eat pasta is most welcome :)

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  12. Hi Phong Hong,
    I like to mix and match whatever leftovers and this pasta salad of yours taste yummy :)

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    1. Thanks, Karen :) I find leftovers convenient too especially when I am lazy to cook something fresh.

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  13. That is one delicious looking and healthy mixture of leftover salad! You always have great idea.

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  14. Same as Sean, I also don't like macaroni, penne or any of the tube/cylinder-shaped pastas and I prefer spaghetti

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    1. If like that then must cook spaghetti for you hee..hee..

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    2. Thanks in advance, hee hee

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  15. Looks healthy, PH.. no meat this time wor.. suits me real fine, I can lose some pounds on this type of meal cos I will eat the minimal... hahaha...

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    1. Vegetarian, hor? Sometimes it's nice to take a break from meat.

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  16. Very easy to make and healthy! Wise move!
    By the way sorry for asking irrelevant question here but how do you find the Toothspa? ;)

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    1. Hayley, the Toothspa was too little (of course lah, sample mah hee..hee..) so I did not feel the effect. That's why I did not blog about it. Sorry about that.

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  17. I guess leftovers are your tools to dish out something good! LOL

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    1. hah..hah...yes, very convenient leh.

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  18. Nice work with the leftovers, dear! Have a great week! xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Shirley! A great week to you too :)

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