We are on food challenge to clean out the fridge, freezer and pantry of all food and we are not going buying any more groceries until we have used our current supply of food. We are on this challenge because way too much food gets wasted, even though we are very good about only buying what we need and using it wisely. The fun part of the challenge is coming up with interesting and odd ingredient combination. I will post some of these recipes once we have taste tested all of them! Already we have discovered new favourites. What interesting and quirky recipes have other Mums come up when using supplies?

Posted anonymously, 27th September 2015

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  • Chicken Surprise. Place a piece of chicken on a piece of foil. Top with veggies. Sprinkle with oil and add some favoirite sauces (we love Asian) wrap an d seal foil parcels. Cook at 180*C for approx 30 mins


  • What a fantastic challenge. I should do it too. In the freezer in particular, where I easily forget there is food! Please post some recipes when you have tried them.


  • Great idea! I look forward to reading your recipes! it reminds me of when a flatmate and I went to Europe and ate parsnips for the last week every way possible including parsnip souvlaki to use up the parsnips and wraps :D

    • Wow! Parsnip Souvlaki – now that sounds interesting! I love parsnip – so I would love it! :)


  • I do this every six or twelve months to make sure we don’t waste things.


  • it would be great to here about, i just looked in my pantry and its over flowing with meals bases etc. So is the frezzer with meat some of it up to a year old, maybe i should give it a go and only buy dairy and fruit and veggies till its all gone.

    • Give it a go too! I am looking forward to this challenge! :)


  • Good for you. That sounds like a great challenge


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