A recent study found that 44% of Brits pre-prepare meals in advance or bulk cook because it saves them time, and four in 10 do so to save money. Mission found that almost a quarter (23%) of us transform leftovers into delicious sandwiches or wraps. Why not try turning your roast dinner into a roast chicken with Harissa roast veg, feta & minted yoghurt wrap or your leftover bolognese with sour cream and chilli cheddarinto a delicious lunch.
Don’t just take their word for it, food psychologist, Dr Christy Fergusson, said “It is not just your imagination; science has proven that some dishes really do taste better the next day. Curry, casseroles, and Bolognese are all packed to the gunnels with ingredients like onions and herbs rich in delicious aromatic qualities which react when you cook them. When you reheat protein (like last night’s roast) you also release more Umami (free standing amino acids) helping it taste richer. When foods sit overnight the flavour compounds combine allowing the Umami compounds to stand out without having to compete with individual flavours. Wrapping up these kind of ingredients really can make an even more delicious meal second time around.”