Don't Let Leftovers Take Over Your Refrigerator

Use these leftover and storage ideas to save you some fridge space!

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The struggle of keeping track of your leftovers and figuring out what to do with them is commonplace in many homes. We’ve pulled together a list of simple tricks to making the most of your leftovers and to keeping your refrigerator squeaky clean!


“We reuse the plastic containers from restaurant takeout and make them a part of our stacking system in the refrigerator. What’s on the bottom is the oldest, so it’s what we consume first.”

Chef Toogy Clavecilla, Comer y Comic



“I puree leftover vegetables and add them to onions, garlic, and tomatoes sautéed in olive oil. This makes nice vegetable soup. The soup can actually be thickened a bit to make a pasta sauce!”

Deeg Rodriguez, home cook


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Pastry chef Vincent Macasa, Felicia’s Bacolod



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“One night a week is designated as leftover night. We take out what’s been leftover from the week and each one gets to pick his favorite.”

Tanya Titong Medina, home cook


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“Add a new ingredient to your leftovers. New vegetables make the dish fresh and add a nutrition boost. They can change the flavor profile of the dish so it doesn’t feel like you’re eating leftovers.”

Angela Ferro, home cook



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Tips originally published in the May 2016 issue of Yummy magazine. 

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