Anything with lots of ingredients—the pedigree’s suspicious
Casseroles, hodge-podge soups, and other non-distinctive dishes with tons of ingredients may have started out as something else, cautions Chef Brik. “Things like chili specials, and shepherds pie, are considered leftover meals at restaurants. If you are not eating at a high-end establishment, it’s highly likely you are eating ingredients that were left over from the entire week,” he explains.
It may be second nature to stash just about anything in the fridge, but this produce actually stays fresher at room temperature.