Interview with Agatha Lee
We interviewed Agatha Lee for the tip on Cook Your Leftover Food, here’s the full interview:
Why do you keep leftovers? Is there influence from your family?
When we were young, my parents taught us never to waste any food, and that leftover food is still food. It is such a waste to throw away food that tastes yummy and had been prepared by someone with a lot of effort.
Do you worry about the leftovers turning bad? How do you ensure that leftovers are kept properly?
If we know we are going to use the leftovers within the next 3 days, we would store it in the fridge. If not, it goes straight into the freezer with labeling. We try to make sure that the item is cooled very quickly under a fan and covered with a food cover before it goes into to the fridge/freezer, plus we always use a serving spoon or chopsticks when we eat to minimise contamination.
Who taught you how to cook leftovers? Any special recipes?
I used to hover around the kitchen when my mum cooked and noticed she would add leftovers from the previous meal. One of my favourites is a stew my mum would whip up from left over roast pork from reunion dinners. She would add Chinese mushrooms, squash and dried bean curd sticks, and then add soya and oyster sauces. The roast pork would no longer be crispy but the stew would taste lovely served with rice. Another favourite is stir-frying leftover steamed chicken with vegetables.
Agatha Lee is an avid green blogger who shares her green thoughts, recycled crafts and upcycling at Green Issues.
Interview and Image credit: Agatha Lee