The Smart Way to Use Your Pantry Stash

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If you’re under lockdown like most of the world right now, you probably have to cook more than usual. Staying at home and not going out to eat is important during the outbreak of coronavirus, and here’s how to use the foods you have in your stash in the best way.

What to Eat First?

Have you stocked up on fresh fruits and veggies and other items that can go bad really fast? Make sure to use them first! Freeze what you can’t use or make a big batch of your favorite meal and freeze the individual portions to have on hand when you don’t feel like cooking.


Most recipes handle substitutions. If you’re a skilled cook, you can come up with your own ideas, but even if you’re not, it’s pretty easy to google the ingredient replacements when you need them. You don’t need to abandon the whole recipe just because you don’t have an ingredient or two!