There are no hard and fast rules or measures in this book. Leftovers are just that, sometimes plenty, sometimes a small amount, and the cook reading this will be able to adjust the recipes according to the ingredients to hand. For example, after Roast Chicken for Sunday Lunch the cook will can turn to the Chicken section, and find some inspirations for Monday or Tuesday supper and beyond. Many recipes can be stored in the freezer for a later date. Most recipes have staple ingredients which are usually to be found in the average store cupboard. All are simple and quick to prepare, delicious to eat, and nothing is wasted. Ingredients have been kept deliberately simple, but of course more exotic herbs, spices and flavourings can always be added if desired. At the start of the book there is a list of various items, which enables the cook to deal easily and quickly with leftovers. These ingredients can be kept in the freezer, refrigerator or store cupboard for instant use in the recipes. Leave the "Throw-away" culture behind by using "Second Time Around" to use all those leftovers in delicious meals instead of consigning perfectly good food to the dustbin.