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thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 4,221Community champion Disability Gamechanger
Hello my friends more recipes to share.

These are Tumbledowns. Means what you have left over from a meal to reuse and make something amazing.

Tasty no waste and more important saving money and not to landfill.


You will need any left over rice with any spices in them. So from Curry you have had.  In my case the other night. Left over Med style rice with mild spices in it.

Added in Peas or Green Beans Freezer .
Carrots sliced.
Mushroom any sliced diced fried in oil, butter.
Pack of cooked King Prawns Frozen .  Defrosted. over night.
Spices Garam Masala, Fenugreek, 1 quarter teaspoon.
Turmeric 1 quarter teaspoon.
Could add Curry powder if you wish to another 1 teaspoon or more spices to your taste.  Any Curry Spices or Paste if you have it, 1 teaspoon. of each.

As there are Curry Spices in the left over Rice. You can of course do this with Rice any left over. Plain boiled with.  Add in Onions plus Curry Paste or Powder.to your taste.  Make it own.


Sauté Pan add portion of Spicy Rice add in any vegetables as above your choice.  Stir in Curry spices you are using .  Cover bring to boil.  Simmer last minute add in Prawns cooked mix in and serve, make sure hot.

Took me twenty minutes to start to finish.


Portion of Bolognese left over.

Add in Tin of Kidney beans drained. Chilli Powder to taste 1 quarter teaspoon.  Cumin, Ground Coriander, Cinnamon.  half teaspoon each.

Use other beans does not have to be Kidney. Those Taco or mixed ones do OK.

If you wish to add more vegetables. My Bolognese has Carrots, Celery and Mushrooms in it. Your choice.

Rice use Microwave ones Wholegrain for speed and convenience  .

Another one is to use Baked Potatoes top with leftover Bolognese as above . Not add Rice.  You can buy microwave Baked Potatoes for easy meals.


Portion of Bolognese to a sauté pan with spices plus beans warm through . Bring to a boil, simmer.

Add portion of rice to mix in or Microwave a bag your choice.

Twenty minutes took me.

Hope that helps any one.  Just some ideas.

What do you do with leftovers make a tumbledowns from.?

Happy to hear from any one.  To share.

Bueno Appetito.


  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Posts: 5,858Member Disability Gamechanger
    Any top tips for kidney beans, @thespiceman? :)
  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 4,221Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Pippa_Scope Thanks for support. Top tips Kidney Beans.

    Have several recipes.


    You will need a sauté pan .  Blender or food processor.
    Knife, bowl, chopping board  bowl.


    Chicken Thighs or Legs per person Two.
    Onions diced.
    Stock cube Chicken. or Vegetable.
    Carton Passata or tin Tomatoes.
    Tomato Puree a squirt.
    Spices Garlic Powder 1tsp.
    Chilli powder or Cayenne.1 quarter tsp.
    Paprika and Smoked Paprika Half teaspoon each.
    Herbs Thyme and Rosemary Half teaspoon each.
    Tin Kidney beans rinsed and drained.


    Make sauce blender or food processor.  Add Onions, Garlic Powder, Spices, Passata, Herbs, Tomato Puree, Stock cube, touch of water blend , blitz.

    To a bowl.

    Seal chicken colour olive oil. Season   Black pepper .Salt.  Remove. Could if you wish add Paprika to cooked Chicken with seasonings done that before.

    Chefs tip remove the skin if you want I do fry this in the pan use that as a treat.  No oil then use the oil to fry the Chicken in.

    Portion of sauce to sauté pan add back Chicken cover till cooked through. On a medium reduce to a simmer for about twenty minutes check, juices run clear cooked.

    Add Now Kidney beans a portion. Warm through.  Another ten minutes. Too thick then add water a touch.

    Taste season, to your palate.

    Done this with Veggies, Carrots, Swede, Squash, Potatoes diced up with Rice or the super grain Quinoa .

    You can buy that already cooked as Rice.

    Done Mushrooms other day with this with those boxes, packs of selections you have and do get in the supermarket.

    Any thing you wish to know. Please ask me. Remember this is your recipe make it your own.

    Always here as a lifeline to any one . My pleasure is to help and assist any one.

    Who has problems cooking, making a meal. Only too glad to help.

    It is the least I can do.

    Take care.


  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Posts: 5,858Member Disability Gamechanger
    Cracking! Sounds delicious, thanks @thespiceman. You're definitely the resident chef here on the community!
  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 4,221Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Pippa_Scope Thanks for the kind words.  Much appreciated.  

    Hope to do some more. 

    Remember you know where to come.

    Happy to share and care.

  • crackercracker Posts: 285Member Pioneering
    Any recipes for a simple marinade for 3-bean salad (chick peas, kidney beans and regular snap beans)
  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 4,221Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @cracker Thank you for your for your question.

    I use simple ones. Favourite ones are based around Olive Oil and Lemon juice plus Red wine Vinegar.

    Always use Extra Virgin good wine vinegar . Lemon juice time saver a bottle I use.

    Others are Balsamic or Cider vinegar.

    Have found this one for Summer time.

    2 tbsp. Lemon juice
    1 garlic clove crushed
    1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard.
    mix together.

    Add to beans. Want a spicy kick add Tabasco instead of Dijon mustard or add Worcester Sauce .

    Understand the fun here is to experiment.  Also use a screw top jar you need to put marinade in with . To shake.  Lot easier.

    With most marinades season.

    This is my spice mix I make for Chickpeas very good  with an edge.  Otherwise spicy not hot but warming.

    uses the following
    1 tsp Cinnamon, Grd Coriander, Cumin.
    1 quarter tsp Chilli Powder and Paprika .
    Add in Coriander chopped.
    Lemon juice and Olive Oil 1 tbsp. each.  Mix in.

    With Onion, Garlic use with Meat or Fish.

    Glad to help, anytime.


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