Hi, I’m Sarita!

Welcome to my latest adventure – Recipes from Leftovers.

You may know me from my other site, An Off Grid Life.

Mayybe you found me through my working homeschool site, Thrive at Home.

Or if you’re a die-hard foodie, maybe you found your way over here via my latest online collaboration, Food Drink Life.

And if we haven’t met yet? Well, hey there and welcome!

I’m Sarita Harbour, a longtime homesteader, homeschooler, and now food blogger.

With seven children (five who’ve flown the coop and two still chirping away at home), I’ve spent more than a few years in the kitchen. And trust me, cooking for a crowd taught me the art of creating delicious meals while still watching the pennies.

Did you ever look at last night’s dinner and think, “What on earth can I do with this?” I sure have.

Especially with potatoes. I always make too many.

But hey, this isn’t just about reusing food. It’s about getting creative and having a little fun along the way.

Whether you’re a kitchen novice or an experienced chef, there’s something here for everyone.

Plus, the great thing about these recipes is that you can adapt them to suit your family’s tastes. Love extra cheese on your pizza? Go for it! Not a fan of mushrooms? No problem.

Through this site, I hope to share the joy of cooking, the satisfaction of saving money, and the importance of reducing waste by creating recipes from leftovers. It’s a journey I’ve loved over the past 30+ years, and I can’t wait for you to join me. Together, we’ll whip up tasty, budget-friendly meals and have a few laughs along the way.

I’m excited for us to embark on this culinary adventure together. Remember, in this kitchen, there’s no such thing as ‘waste,’ only delicious opportunities.

Happy cooking,


Sarita Harbour.

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Because even broccoli deserves a second chance.

This website is where your leftover magic begins.

You’ll find simple, tasty recipes that turn yesterday’s meal into today’s masterpiece. We’re talking about turning Tuesday’s roast chicken into Wednesday’s chicken pot pie or Thursday’s meatloaf into Friday’s hearty spaghetti sauce.

No more scratching your head and asking, “What’s for dinner?”

I’m here to help you plan meals, considering what you’ve got in the fridge already, so you don’t buy more than you need.

Trust me, your wallet and the planet will thank you.

We’ll also have lots of tips and tricks for storing leftovers safely so you’re getting the most out of your food.