Hillingdon resident wins leftovers competition
The winner of our competition to love your Christmas leftovers has been announced.
Making the most of your leftovers can save you money and reduce the amount of rubbish thrown away – an amazing 31% of the rubbish in West London is food, much of which could have been reused in leftover recipes.
Lucy Cole from Uxbridge won the competition with her gammon, sprout and cheeseboard risotto recipe. Lucy’s recipe creatively used brussels sprouts a vegetable we all love to hate. It’s also easy to make and very versatile allowing you to transform lots of other leftover items into lovely meals too.
Councillor Keith Burrows, Cabinet Member for Planning, Transportation and Recycling for Hillingdon presented Lucy with her certificate and a £100 voucher to spend at a Charlotte’s Place, a restaurant on Ealing Broadway which is a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
Lucy Cole, commented: “Using leftovers has always been important to me and being able to combine new ingredients together helps to prevent waste, save money and bring out my inner Delia.”
Councillor Burrows added: “Lucy’s recipe shows that leftovers can be re-used to create a delicious meal. As well as preventing waste, re-using leftovers is also economical with the recent increase in food prices.”
Lucy is going to be supplying us with more recipes over the next year. Check out her winning recipe on our love your leftovers page.
You can find out more about getting the most from your food on our love food page.
The competition was launched at the beginning of December. All the entries received were of great quality and are featured on our love your leftovers recipe page. West London Waste would like to thank all the residents entering the competition for taking the time to share their recipes with us.