Reuse Roundup: Kate O'Neill
Today's Reuse Roundup post comes from Kate O'Neill of Toronto, Ontario.
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There always seems to be the tail end of something green in my fridge, not enough for a full side dish but to much for the green bin.
I use up the ends of salad lettuce, spinach and other greens in my pasta. About three minutes before the pasta has finished cooking I toss any leftover veggies (cut to the same size for even cooking) into the boiling pasta water. Over the years I have added all types of lettuce, all leafy greens, any colour of pepper, diced carrots, you name it, you can put it in. Think of it as a quick blanche.
Drain with the pasta, toss in the sauce, sprinkle the cheese and enjoy!