Sunday, May 8, 2016


UPCYCLE YOUR LEFTOVERS | Meeting up with friends in Park Slope, Brooklyn means grabbing Pink Lemonade Frozen Margaritas and enormous burritos from Rachel's Taqueria.  A favorite of ours is the Red Hook Special Burrito which is a meal enough for two filled with mesquite grilled skirt steak, black beans, and homestyle pico and then topped with chile verde pork and tons of melted cheese.  I have taken to ordering my own, eating roughly half and taking home my trophy of leftovers.  Leftovers mean an easy lunch OR an upcycled dinner.  I present to you: Mexitalian Lasagna.

Half a burrito turned into taco filling within seconds of turning on my kitchen ninja food processor and with the addition of sharp cheddar cheese and a bit of plain tomato sauce I had my lasagna stuffing. 4 lasagna noodles broken in half and cooked served as the perfect framework for a tri-layered half lasagna and we topped it all off with sharp cheddar to bake for 18 minutes on 425F. We then stacked each of our plates three pieces high and had an incredible upcycled dinner for two!

How do you upcycle your leftovers?

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