Asian-Style Turkey and Cabbage Noodle Soup—Bold Asian flavours and thick, chewy udon noodles turn each bowl of this quick turkey soup into a meal that's as exciting as it is comforting. For a spicy kick, add a few dashes of sriracha.
A few fresh ingredients and a bit of flaky salmon give leftover mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving dinner a tasty new lease on life. Serve these potato and salmon cakes with a green salad for a light lunch or dinner. Photo by Jeff Coulson.
Also known as pearl couscous, Israeli couscous is much larger than the more common North African variety, making it better suited to hearty salads. Look for it in the international section of grocery stores or substitute with barley or quinoa.
Chicken or Turkey Pot Pie ~ In high season, David Hammonds, executive chef at The Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, prepares about meals a day. This sumptuous pie is one of his secrets for making a splash without cooking all day.
A few spoonfuls of leftover cranberry sauce layered with yogurt and granola are all you need to make an elegant (and super-easy) breakfast. If you have nuts or fresh fruit on hand, add them to the mix.
Indulgent and luscious, this bread pudding is an ideal centrepiece for brunch or the ultimate sweet afternoon treat. The best part is that it uses up two perennial holiday leftovers: day-old bread and decadent chocolates.
There's no such thing as dreary leftovers when this chicken is added to cheese and hearty beans in a crispy grilled wrap. Serve alongside a green salad with avocado and a lemon juice and olive oil dressing.