These simple Curried Potato and Vegetable Cakes with a Spiced Mango Jam are made from leftover vegetables and are a great way of reducing food waste at home, and a cheap way to make a nutritious and tasty dinner for your family.
These humble but tasty Curried Potato and Vegetable Cakes with a Spiced Mango Jam, are not only very easy to prepare, they are also very frugal to make as they use up any leftover vegetables and potatoes. By adding some curry powder to leftovers that might otherwise be used in bubble and squeak, or maybe a soup or a stew, a tasty midweek meal is made for your family which is healthy, low fat, packed full of flavour and cheap to make too.
I don’t know about you, but part of the enjoyment I get after Christmas Day is getting to use all of my foodie leftovers in one way or another. The savoury leftovers are easy to use up by making bubble and squeak, soup, pie or maybe a stew, but the sweet leftovers are always more of a challenge. And a fun one too because I like creating new sweet treats from desserts or leftover chocolates or sweets.
Brussel sprouts are exactly like the marmite of the vegetable world.
You either love ’em or hate ’em.
As a child and young adult I could not stand them. Every Christmas my Mum would sneakily cook them and serve them mixed with savoy cabbage, but with their unique flavour, I could always detect the sprouts on my plate! However, during my 30’s something changed and now I like brussel sprouts and I happily serve them Christmas Day with some smoked bacon and chestnuts and they are delicious!
Having made all my savoury Christmas food leftovers into several meals, by New Years day the only food left to eat up was some chocolates and some Christmas Pudding. My Christmas Pudding is delicious as it is of course, being homemade, but as I had quite a bit left I thought it would be interesting to see what I could make with it. Having made muffins last year, this year I thought I would go down the sweet treats path this time, and I have managed to make a few things the first of which is some Christmas Pudding Nougat. I have no idea how you make actual nougat, this is my own ‘cheats’ version made with some store cupboard ingredients.
Here is how I made it