Getting started

Do you hate eating leftovers? I get it — eating yesterday’s dried up spaghetti marinara does not spark joy. But how about impressing a crowd with an Italian frittata for tomorrow’s brunch? You don’t have to eat leftovers if you learn to cleverly repurpose what is on hand!

This way of cooking is not at all new. In fact, it is easy to find recipes for repurposing if you explore traditional cuisine. Our great-grandmothers were not in the habit of throwing anything away.

This site is meant as an everyday guide to using what is in the fridge. The flexible recipes above are selected for beginners and are a great way to get started. Search your ingredient or scroll through the category pages to find a solution for whatever you have on hand!