Store Cupboard Recipes
Many of us here keep our pantries stocked with extras just in case.. but it's one thing having bags of rice and cans of tomatoes stashed in the pantry or under the bed, and another thing to have tasty recipes on hand that use them. I would love to know what kind of store cupboard recipes other green wizard folk when times are tough and all they have is lentils, rice and a couple of onions.
My first recipe here is from my blog and uses just those three ingredients and some spices: Lebanese Mujadara:
The next one is a bean chili recipe:
Suggested toppings of cheese, sour cream and yoghurt I have found to be unnecessary - but a dollop of salsa verde for the mujadara, and a tomato salsa for the chili makes them just perfect. Luckily both of those are shelf-stable pantry items as well.
My other pantry staple go-to is hummus:
I really like this recipe method, but I find it too sloppy - I double the chickpeas and it turns out just right. Hummus traditionally calls for a lemon, which I have on my lemon trees all year round, but lacking that, bottled lemon juice works, and I wonder, has anyone here ever made it with vinegar instead?