O, The Oprah Magazine: Recipes for Common Leftover Ingredients

“Is your fridge crowded with the remnants of recipes past?” In the March 2014 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, Melissa shares her tips as part of the “De-Clutter Your Life” cover feature. Encouraging people to use what they have when cooking, Melissa offers quick and creative solutions for how to use up common leftover ingredients including chicken stock, celery, coconut milk, and pesto sauce.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Chicken Stock
Glazed Carrots: In a large skillet, heat 1 tsp. oil over medium heat. Add 1/2 pound carrots, quartered, and cook until golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Add 1 cup chicken stock and cook, covered, 3 minutes. Stir in 3 Tbsp. orange juice (or 3 Tbsp. lemon juice plus 1 Tbsp. maple syrup or honey) and reduce stock to a glaze, 2 to 3 minutes. Garnish with pecans or fresh parsley.