If you followed my recipe for borscht, you would have large amount of cooked vegetables left after sifting out. Majority of people would just throw it out and this is what I would normally do if veg was cooked in meat stock. But, as you remember, you cannot use meat for Christmas Eve borscht, so why waste the veg?
I just cut carrot, parsnip and celery into small cubes, add a bit of diced fresh onion or leek and mix with mayonnaise or olive or other kind of dressing. This make delicious salad. I call it sometimes “skint salad”, but it is rather offending name.
Also, you should be left over with a jar full of fermented beetroot. It is so tasty that I use it as a snack, but make salad with fresh onion and mayo as well.
And garlic. Do you remember? We put garlic in the jar along with beetroot. I said two cloves not to scare people off, but in fact I put much more than two just because fermented garlic is the best thing I have ever had. I never came up with any nice idea what to use it for, simply because it never lasted longer than a minute after opening a jar.
Give me a shout if you try it!