Sunday, March 21, 2010

Time to cook out of the pantry again!

No food post today because I've got mounds of leftovers to eat. I've been thinking about what kinds of things I can make out of what's in my pantry in order to save money on groceries. In the next month or so I am going to be budgeting big time and I know that I spend a lot of my money on food. I've made a list of everything in my pantry listed below. What I plan to do is create delicious and nutritious meals out of these things along with any fresh produce that I can afford through the weeks. We'll see how it goes! I'm serious about sticking to this this time around. I always start and then forget about it and go out to eat! Not so good for my wallet. So here's to a good month of pantry eating!

Dry Legumes:
fava beans
black beans
pinto beans
kidney beans
aduki beans
salvadorean red beans
mung beans
green lentil
red lentil
yellow split pea

rice noodles
somen noodles
arborio rice
basmati rice
jasmine rice
calrose rice
pearl barley
oat bran
chickpea flour
all purpose flour
spelt flour
corn flour (masa)

Canned Foods:
tomato sauce
diced tomatoes
chipotle chiles
Thai curry pastes (red, green, massaman, panang)
kidney beans
black beans
white beans
Heinz beans

green peas
veggie mix
veggie burgers
corn tortillas
whole wheat pita
sunflower seeds

rice milk
soy milk
peanut butter
maple syrup
tamarind paste
condiments (mustard, ketchup, bbq sauce, HP sauce, hot sauce)
dried herbs and spices


Nachos said...

Good luck! I did this before I moved house last time, to lighten the load ... but I went through everything really quickly and had to re-stock.

Volo said...

It's amazing what you have when you list it out isn't it! Good luck, this is a great idea.

Kamaile said...

Cool, I loved when you did this the last time. I need to follow your lead!

The Kuntrageous Vegan said...

your pantry is as ridiculously full as mine is. Good luck lady!

Amani said...

Atta girl, for eating out of the pantry! I'm doing a similar mission these days- I like to get inspiration from the multitudes of flickr groups out there, photos help me too.
There are a couple of impressive food memes going around- $20/week is one, and another is a couple in NYC, I think they go for $30/week for the both of them. Interesting stuff, check them out!
Thanks for your great blog, I just found you a couple months ago and have been lurking since then. :)