Oct 21, 2018

Foldover Your Leftovers with Mission Foods

Malaysians love to eat a lot... but this also means we waste around 15,000 tonnes of food daily...

It is sad but true... according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, 20% of this amount or 3,000 tonnes are untouched leftovers that are still edible....

Did you know that is enough to feed 5.3 million people 3 decent meals a day!

For this year’s World Food Day which fell on the 16th of October, Mission Foods joint forces with the lovely Celebrity Chef Sarah Benjamin for their “Foldover Your Leftovers” campaign...

The campaign revisits the old adage “Waste Not Want Not” and aimed at inspiring people with nifty ideas on how to turn leftovers into brand new delicious meals...

Sarah, who is well known on being on the Asian Food Channel, is leading the campaign by Mission Foods Malaysia by sharing recipes and ideas through social media, PSAs and even a recipe booklet which will be available in stores with purchase of Mission products...

Sarah used Mission Foods’ wraps, naan and pita as the perfect canvas to create entirely different and diverse new meals from leftovers of everyday Malaysian meals such as Curries, Satay and Chicken Rice.

We were there at the launch of the campaign at Nadi Bangsar, where Sarah showed us along with other invited members of the media and guests how a simple curry can be made into a tasty Chicken Curry Foldover with Herbed Summer Veggies.. 

To make this Sarah simply used leftover curried chicken and potatoes, sautéed with summer vegetables such as zucchini and corn kernels and fresh herbs for that extra zing. This was used as the filling for a foldover which was topped with oozy mozzarella cheese. 

To reuse leftover satay, Sarah first created a brilliant peanut hummus by blending the peanut sauce with canned chickpeas, taking it a notch up with added flavours. The hummus was used to line the pita pocket before the satay pieces were added in and made complete with a topping of cucumber herb salad, garnished with pickled onion.

Through these inventive recipes Sarah wants to encourage more people to come on board to become heroes of #ZeroWaste. “Being creative and open-minded with leftover food may just lead you to make an amazing new dish,” encouraged Sarah as she wrapped up the session with a Szechuan-Spiced Chicken Rice with Spicy Ginger and Spring Onion Sauce, from humble chicken rice leftovers. 

Sarah has produced 12 exciting recipes from leftovers that will be available in a limited edition booklet at all participating stores, given away complimentary to shoppers for every two Mission products purchased, starting from November.

Next time you have leftovers to spare, don’t throw them away. Step up to the plate, and #FoldoverYourLeftovers.

To find out more, please visit Mission Foods website at www.missionfoods.com.my 

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