We can copycat recipes, meal plan,
cook successful dinners,
or even attempt our own version of Panda Express orange
chicken using Pinterest.
I decided to take Pinterest a step further. After cleaning out
my cabinets, I realized how many strange ingredients I had at my
disposal - quinoa, bulgur, barley, beans - and decided to figure
out recipes to make using these ingredients.
For quinoa, I ran a simple search of the "Boards" rather than
pins. I came across this recipe for a quinoa
burger. The photo makes them look very appealing! (And I'm also
hoping to please my meat-eating hubby with this recipe!) I'll
report back next week.
Pinterest can be the perfect way to figure out what to do with
all the "extras" in your pantry or refrigerator. You can search by
ingredient or general recipes. I liked this quinoa recipe because
it used most of what I already had the house with the exception of
an ingredient or two. Over the next week or two, I'm hoping to
clean up my pantry by finding easy-to-make recipes that use
ingredients in the back of the pantry.
Ever find yourself with a bunch of extra "stuff" in your food
cabinets? What kind of recipes do you resort to? We'd love to hear
your feedback. Find me on Pinterest and
Chicago Parent's boards.
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