I am happy to say that my new years resolution is working out well. I have truly made an effort to waste less food and so far we haven’t wasted almost anything. I have realised I few things though. A new years resolution, as this one, will naturally include the whole family. And because of this, the whole family better be into the idea (which we are). Another thing I did not predict was the eating of gross food. I mean, we like to cook and most days we really enjoy the food but every once in a while our cooking just doesn’t do it for any of us. But guess what, we are still determined to eat all of it (good thing Roberto carries a lunch box for work). I also realised that making changes in your every day routine, no matter how big or small it is, often lead to the desire of making more changes. Why stop with only wasting less food? Right now my mind goes in the direction of how we can make our whole life more sustainable and who’s not up for a challenge like that?
The leftovers from Friday nights dinner is a good example of how you can turn your usual waste into something delicious. As always we had one or two flatbreads left after dinner. This type of bread becomes very dry and hard if you leave it for the next day so normally we throw them away if they are not eaten. But this time we decided to turn them into crisps instead. We prepared and ate them together with some hummus the next day.
Any flatbread, tortilla or roti.
Vegetable oil for frying (amount depending on how many flatbreads you use).
Start by cutting you flatbreads in triangles or squares. Heat some oil in a frying pan. Use a generous amount. When the oil is warm you place the bread pieces in the pan and fry them very quickly on both sides until they become golden and crisp. Leave them to drain on some paper towel and serve them accompanied by any dip. Enjoy!
Note: You could also prepare the crisps in the oven. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 390°F. Just brush them with a little oil and place them on some oven paper on a baking tray. Let them roast in the oven for a few minutes until golden and crisp.