I am trying very hard to waste less food and to be increasingly thrifty. It is quite a challenge when you are busy and unable or unwilling to shop frequently during the week. I generally shop only once a week and maybe pop out for extras a couple of times a week. This week I made a Sweet Potato, Chicken, Spinach and Coconut Curry in the slowpot. It was delicious to come home to after a day at work. I cooked Basmati Rice to go with it and I always struggle getting the quantity of rice right and made enough to feed the street. Usually this gets thrown away! Very bad. I have a large dog but she has severe food intolerances and cannot have any kitchen scraps, she is even intolerant to chicken and rice. I have discovered the chickens love cooked rice and get very excited when I sprinkle it into their run, there is only so much they can eat though. The above 'dish' was my Dad's Signature Dish in the seventies ( he also makes great 'Eggy Bread'). My version isn't exactly the same as my Dads but it is pretty close. It is a simple 'Rice Salad'. It is rice, grated carrot and sultanas with a dressing of vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper and mustard, (shaken together in a jar and poured over the rice). We used to enjoy this as part of a cold buffet, I had it for tea and it was very tasty. I am feeling pleased with myself in a frugal sort of way.