These are all recipes that rely on items you hopefully have on hand. There are other added ingredients in most cases, and often a protein which you may have in your freezer, but all of these recipes have been chosen because the extra ingredients are also items that we are likely to have in the fridge. And if you don’t have one of the ingredients? Sub something else in, or skip it.
We need to get more streamlined in how we cook, and craftier. We have to be more efficient. It will be challenging, but in the end perhaps we will also see how resourceful we can be, and how we can feed our families faster, easier, cheaper, and without so many bells and whistles.
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Savory Chinese rice pudding (read: comfort food).
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