Packing your Pantry (part 1)
A properly stocked pantry is a must for any home cook– that’s especially true now. An organized pantry provides both stability and a sense of calm in stressful times.
That’s why we put together this handy guide to help you pack your pantry:
are your best friend. Canned beans are a fantastic way to add protein to your diet without too much of a hassle. They have long shelf lives and are easy to store and organize. Garbanzo beans, aka chickpeas, are especially versatile. You can easily whip up fresh hummus, baked crispy beans, or a “Chickpea of the Sea” vegan tuna salad.
Another legume, lentils, are a favorite to add a boost of protein, fiber, and flavor to any meal. For a meal in under an hour, try this lentil and coconut curry from The Endless Meal.
Photos from The Endless Meal
comes in many varieties, each with their own shelf life and purpose. White rice can stay fresh for years when stored in an airtight container. Stock up on Arborio, long-grain, basmati, and jasmine varieties to keep your meals fresh.
03 Bread, tortillas, and naan
are pantry staples worldwide. Naan, a leavened flatbread, lasts in both the refrigerator and the freezer. French baguettes and sandwich breads will hold up well in a breadbox or in the freezer. Tortillas, both corn and flour, have long shelf lives and lend themselves to a variety of delicious dishes. Combine your favorite tortillas with this beautifully simple tri-tip recipe for tacos, enchiladas or burritos.
Photo from The Candid Appetite
up your cabinet. When thinking of stocking your pantry, spices might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but they’re vital – they’ll keep your meals varied and vibrant.
For a twist on a classic, grab your box of Old Bay and give these delicious salmon cakes with creamy dill sauce a try.