Love Your Leftovers Through Savvy Meal Planning Turn Classic Main Dishes into More than 100 Delicious Recipes

Nick Evans’ philosophy is that homemade food is best and he is passionate about teaching people the value of a basic dish. This book will introduce you to dozens of possibilities for making your leftovers last, always striking the perfect balance between high quality food and low cost and effort.

Nick Evans runs the popular food blog, and he came up with a simple yet effective concept for everyday cooking: Create one foundation dish, in decent quantity, when you have the time–perhaps on a lazy Sunday afternoon–and then re-purpose it to make other delicious dishes throughout the week. Cooking this way saves time and money and allows busy people to eat well every night.


Love Your Leftovers includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert options as well as a wide range of cuisines. Each main dish will have eight to ten creative recipes for leftovers. So, if you make a Roast Chicken one night, you can then make Chicken Tortilla Soup, Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta, or Chicken and Dumplings another night. A Flank Steak can morph into Spicy Beef Wontons or Vietnamese Noodle Salad. Spicy Black Beans can become Black Bean Burgers or Crunchy Black Bean Tacos. Love Your Leftovers will also feature chapters on kitchen and pantry basics and Meal Planning 101, as well as a helpful index of vegetarian and thirty-minute meals. 



Nick Evans has been writing about cooking for the last five years through his cooking blog, Nick graduated from Yale University with a degree in philosophy and lives in  Colorado with his wife and official taste-tester, Betsy, their dog, Porter, and their cat, Tipsy.

“I have never seen a cookbook laid out in such a unique yet totally logical way.”

–Dan Whalen,, author of Stuffed: The Ultimate Comfort Foods Cookbook


“I fell hard for this book and I think it will be motivating my meals for many months to come.”

–Marisa McClellan, author of Food in Jars


“Nick presents a ton of amazing, straightforward and fun recipes that will make anyone’s life more delicious. This book is a one-stop shop that will give you an arsenal of new ideas for all those leftovers in your fridge!”

–Gaby Dalkin, author of Absolutely Avocados