Pantry Plan: May 24th

Tasty Pantry-Friendly Recipes!


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A lot of things have changed in the past few months in the face of COVID-19, but one thing that remains constant is the need to cook and nourish yourself, or your family. In this weekly guide, we provide recipes that you can easily pull off based on pantry staples and what you might have on hand. We provide tweaks and substitutions you might need, keeping in mind that access to fresh ingredients may be hard to come by. We hope you use it as inspiration to turn out healthy and hearty meals while riding out this storm at home. Stay safe, be well and take some comfort in the kitchen.
Things to Use This Week: Use this as a guide for what to stock up on at the store, or what to grab from your pantry. 
Canned Chickpeas
White Fish 
Powdered Spices
Sweet Potato
Dried Pasta
Tender herbs 
Things to Prep Ahead This Week: We realize some of the items we rely on from the store each week may be difficult to come by. Here are few basics you might want to consider making yourself to be as resourceful as possible and to add lots of flavor to your pantry meals! 
Homemade Granola 
Homemade Nut Butter
Homemade Bread
Pesto (add extra flavor to sandwiches, pastas & more!)
Use these as a guide for inspiration. Just because you don't have every single ingredient doesn't mean you can't replicate the main flavor of the dish! 
Plant Powered Recipes!
Plant based recipes don't have to be boring. Dress up your veggies with lots of spices and a delicious sauce and you're good to go! 
Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl with Sriracha Maple Drizzle by @plantiful_emma

This quinoa bowl is packed with all kinds of high protein and high fiber ingredients like avocado, black beans and sweet potato. Finish it off with a sweet and spicy sriracha maple drizzle!

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Crispy Baked Chickpea Falafel by 

Falafel may sound like a lot of work, but its a breeze if you've got a food processor handy. Make a double batch of these at the beginning of the week; these falafels freeze and defrost well for easy lunches and dinners during the week! 

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Change up your Condiments! 
Having a few different oils, vinegars, and condiments in your pantry can really change up your salads, tacos or other weeknight meals! Prep a batch of the sweet and spicy mango salsa or the tahini dressing and use it all week long! 
Crispy Pita With Chickpeas And Yogurt Tahini Sauce by @naturallyzuzu

This Middle Eastern dish is the best way to clean out the extra herbs and veggies laying around your fridge! Crunchy pita is topped with chickpeas, fresh mint, dill or parsley and a bright yogurt tahini sauce. This is the perfect light, but filling lunch.

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Blackened Fish Tacos by @crepesandbows

Summer means fish tacos! These are laced with a sweet and spicy mango salsa, cotija cheese and wrapped in a warm tortilla.  

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Pasta & Noodles, Oh My!
You can't really go wrong when pasta or noodles are involved!
One-Pot Creamy Spinach Pasta by @jakecohen

This one-pot sensation builds up its flavor with caramelized garlic and a bright spinach and basil pesto, adding a little something green to our quarantine diet.

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Garlic Sesame Noodles by @foodpassionical

Sesame and garlic just go hand in hand. Mix in some tamari, hoisin and garlic chili oil and you've got yourself an easy 15 minute lunch! Naturally gluten free and vegan, this lunch or dinner dish will be your go-to weeknight meal! 

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Weekend Bonus

Green Shakshuka by @mikedaniel21

Start your weekend off with a bright and vibrant green shakshuka or make it a breakfast-for-dinner kind of Sunday night! This is the perfect recipe to use up those herbs in the fridge and don't skimp out on the capers or feta cheese! 

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