Work with what you’ve got.
Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pasta
Keep a jar of sun-dried tomatoes in the pantry and whip them out to make this foolproof pasta dish. The recipe calls for almond or coconut milk, but you can really use whatever nut or regular milk you have in the fridge. Get the recipe.
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Spanish Chickpea Stew
If you have a box of rice, a can of chickpeas, and a can of diced tomatoes, you’re half way to dinner. Get the recipe.
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Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Sometimes, you just crave a good old fashioned sandwich. This mashed chickpea filling is made with mayo, mustard, salt, and pepper, and you can dress it up with any veggies you have sitting in the fridge. Get the recipe.
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Cozy Pasta Parmesan Soup
It’s like mac and cheese, except fancier. All you need to make this comforting soup is pasta, butter, chicken broth, parmesan, and salt and pepper. Get the recipe.
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Single Serve Microwave Shakshuka
Canned tomatoes, chickpeas, and eggs goes quite a long way in this microwaveable dinner for one. Get the recipe.
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Creamy Tomato Shells
You can make a delicious and effortless homemade cashew milk with nuts, water, salt, and garlic. Add it to marinara sauce for extra creamy pasta. Get the recipe.
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Pasta Salad with Pesto and Peas
Reason #1 why you should always have a jar of pesto sitting around: This nutty, cheesy pasta dish. Get the recipe.
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Spicy White Bean and Tomato Skillet
Canned whole tomatoes and white beans form the base of this hearty, rustic dinner. You can garnish it with whatever spices you have on hand like cumin, oregano, and paprika. Get the recipe.
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Spicy Tuna Rolls
Before you reach for the takeout menus, remember the rice and canned tuna sitting in your pantry. Get the recipe.
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Rice Bowl with Fried Egg
Never underestimate the power of a crispy fried egg. Serve it over a bed of rice, topped with whatever veggies you have on hand and a drizzle of Sriracha. Get the recipe.
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