Certainly a no-brainer as far as family budgets go, learning new ways to use up leftovers is also a great opportunity to expand the family meals you have on rotation. And with the news that Tesco generated 30,000 tonnes of food waste in the first six months of 2013 bringing the issue into focus, we've brought together some classic uses of leftovers as well as some left-field suggestions for you to try.
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Potato and leek soup may not sound like the most exciting of dinner options, but with Dijon mustard, wine and bacon, this recipe offers plenty of flavour. It also helps clear the fridge of last night's remains. Keep the potatoes cubed, rather than blending them through, to keep the texture interesting.