If your household is anything like mine, then with dinnertime always comes leftovers.

Try as I might I can never quite get the portions exact!

To be honest, I’m a Leftovers disaster!  Little plastic containers everywhere in the fridge and don’t get me started on little ziplock bags!

In my house leftovers generally suffer any one of the following fates …

  • the dog finds a little extra in his bowl that night (yes I know I’m not supposed to do it, but I sometimes do)
  • I put them in the freezer having all the right intentions of reusing them at a later date only to pull them out 6 months later completely unrecognisable
  • I take them to the office the next day, forget about them come lunchtime then end up throwing them out at the end of the week

Or more often than not, the boys on after dinner clear up duty dump them immediately into the bin ‘because they’ll never get used’.

The bottom line is I’m wasting food and that’s actually a tragedy.

A tragedy for my budget (food in the bin is money down the drain) but more importantly a tragedy for the environment – all that dumped food has to go somewhere doesn’t it?

Considering most mums would like to save on their grocery bill and reduce the amount of food that ends up in the bin (in Australia we throw a whopping $10 million worth of uneaten food away every year), Pampas have the perfect solution.

RE-PIE-CLING.  Yes you read that right RE-PIE-CLING.

Re-pie-cling is an ingenious take on the good old family pie and it’s the perfect solution to create another full family meal using all the leftovers.  TWO MEALS for (almost) the price of one? YES PLEASE!

The team at Pampas are making it their mission to reduce food wastage Australia wide.  In line with this they are encouraging families all around the country to start RE-PIE-CLING.

The options are endless … and quick and easy which is even better.  And the end result is a flaky, puffy, crusty and delicious pie your family will simply gobble down with glee.

Watch this video to see how Matt Stone creates a delicious Chicken & Vegetable pie using leftover roast chicken (a weekly staple in our house) and Pampas pastry.

RE-PIE-CLE to WIN A Sunbeam Pie Magic®

Win a Pie Magic with Pampas_sunbeam pie magic_repieclye your leftovers into a pampas pastry pie and you could win a sunbeam pie magic_504

Pampas have thrown down the RE-PIE-CLING challenge to Mouths of Mums members.

Get RE-PIE-CLING and your entry could WIN you one of the Sunbeam Pie Magic® piemakers we have to give away each week!

RE-PIE-CLE, take a photo of your pie and then ENTER THE COMPETITION HERE.

While we’re talking about reducing waste, here’s a few little facts that are very interesting …

  • 71% of Australians are seeking to be more sustainable by reducing food wastage
  • 95% of Australians are trying to economise on their food bill, which includes 70% of Australians keeping and eating more leftover food items.
  • Only 16% of Australians are using leftovers as ingredients for a pie.
  • The greatest appeal for pie fillings amongst Australian’s are beef casserole (63%), roast chicken (59%), lamb stew (57%), and roast beef (54%).
  • Most households (92%) throw away food that has been cooked but not eaten each week and 85% throw out fruit or vegetables that have gone off each week.
  • 72% of households end up throwing out food items because they are passed their use by date each week.

What leftover meal would you most like to put in a pie? SHARE YOUR IDEAS in the comments below. 

  • That is a great idea, well done.

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  • I love my left-overs and the flavour is more intense the next day when heating!

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  • I am really good at this haha! I just hate dealing with leftovers

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  • It is such a waste if we throw our leftovers away all the time. The only ones I don’t like keeping are the greens. That is because vegies by that time are already overcooked and it turns colour anyway . If we do have some left over , it is no more than 1 day as I think it is terrible having overcooked vegies for more than that . If you work , then having for lunch the next day saves money provided there is a microwave .

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  • I also suffer from this awful habit. I hate waste. Such a great idea to reuse leftovers to make a completely different meal.

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  • I’m not sold about turning my left overs into pie. I generally eat them for lunch.

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  • the confession leftovers

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  • I just love left overs – when there cool in the freezer they go – they are such a life saver when Im not able or not in the mood to cook. Just go through my freezer every few weeks and grab a quick meal when its a busy week and dont have time get a meal going. 10min and dinner is served! Brilliant

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  • I find that making a meal plan really saves me time and money. I don’t waste anywhere near as much food and it makes you think about leftovers as a meal and how/ when it will get eaten. It’s great!

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  • I’m always throwing out old veggies and food from my freezer that I’ve forgotten about would love to try my curried sausages in a pie yum!

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  • oh my anything really, I brought the pastry sheets and I was meant to complete this task but at the moment life gets so busy. I always seem to have too much pasta left over and I,m unsure of pasta pie lol
    I reckon a delicious home made shepherds pie or even a curry yum. I have a nice chicken, bacon, potato, and leek soup I have pureed, if this was less thin I think this would be amazing.


    • wow those sound like good ideas anyway. i like your way of thinking there love.

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  • I think it is the same in most homes Vicki!!

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  • these disasters

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  • leftovers

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  • I confess….I hate to throw out leftovers. So I carefully pack them away in containers and put them in the fridge. Where they sit until……I throw them out because they’ve gone mouldy :/

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