5 recipes to make with what’s lying around in the pantry 5783 002e77dc-5940-4e91-8622-a5ae78a93ae9 article Crazy Leeks Crazy Leeks /media/1shhwuut/5-recettes-a-faire-avec-ce-qui-traine-dans-le-garde-manger.jpg Choix économiques 4/1/2020 12:00:00 a.m. Spring

“Ha, there’s nothing to eat!” you say 5 times an hour in this time of confinement. And yet, treasures are sleeping at the bottom of your pantry (simply, their visibility is inversely proportional to the time spent in your cupboard).

To get you through (your pantry and the ordeal of disinfecting groceries), we’ve given you 5 super-simple and easy recipes to make with what’s lying around your house. 

1- Spring rolls (in French) with your rice leaves from the 2000s

Rice paper. It’s almost sure that if you’ve ever bought them, you’ll still have them, even if it’s been years. It’s the kind of thing that’s easy to forget and keeps for a long time (a very long time... too long? That’s fishy.).

If you’ve got some in your pantry and just did a little shopping this week (so you’ve still got some fresh food like shrimp and vegetables), you’ll be glad you’ve got this super-simple spring roll (in French) recipe.

If you’re on day 5 at the grocery store, holding back from running out to buy ONE THING, NOW... Well, that’s okay too, because you can put anything in a rice paper. Try a can of tuna with salad, mayonnaise and mustard (yes, a strange combination... but it’s perfect!)

2- Croquettes with chicken canned lentils (in French) that you always buy too much of

6 months ago, you decided to go vegetarian by adding 4 cans of lentils to your grocery cart. Several ribs later, you find yourself with the same lentils sitting in your cupboard.

Now’s the time to eat them, not just any old way: by turning them into croquettes (in French). A perfect recipe for passing on lentils to the kids, who’ll love it!

3- Clear out the pantry with tuna, kidney beans and corn tacos (in French)

Let’s get down to business. You literally take plenty of canned goods from your pantry (tuna, kidney beans, corn) and put it all in a taco. Add salt and pepper, and you literally have the complete recipe for homemade tacos (in French) in 2 minutes.

Don’t have a taco? Use your good old rice paper. They’re just waiting for you.

4- Brownies (in French) with the old canned black beans you’ve moved 2 times

When you bought your black beans, you were in an apartment. Not the last apartment... the first. How about giving them a chance? In this recipe, you save on butter, and it’s for brownies (in French). BROWNIES.

If you don’t have all the ingredients for this recipe, you can make it with just:

  • Black beans
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Cocoa powder
  • Vegetable oil

5- Decadent caramel popcorn (in French) with this $3 grain container that makes 100 servings

We know that your weekly snacks are finished after 3 days. But take a good look. Could you have a jar of popcorn kernels in the back of your pantry? No? Buy some because they’ll be a lifesaver when you run out of Doritos.

It costs absolutely nothing; you can put whatever you want on it, and it’s healthy (at least, before you put whatever you want on it). If you’re more sweet than salty, you can easily make this caramel popcorn (in French) with what you have at home because that’s all it takes:

  • 5 cups popcorn
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

To help you get through the rest...