I made a pumpkin soup last week with a can of coconut milk, a couple cups of pumpkin, some chili paste, cilantro, salt, and tumeric (just a pinch) and dh loved it!
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10/31/07 at 11:57pm
: BUT ... I have some random things in my pantry that I got because they were super-cheap :and now I don't know what to do with them. So if it's okay, I'd like to hang out, take notes, and maybe see if y'all can help me come up with a use for:
5 cans of coconut milk
1 jar of roasted sweet red peppers
My difficult-to-get-rid-of ingredients are green lentils (they won't sprout, must have been heat-treated, and I don't like to eat them the same way as brown lentils; I might have to get over that) and canned creamed corn. I bought it ages ago because we made tuna casserole with it growing up, but DH doesn't like tuna casserole. What else can I do with it? A chowder, maybe?
I'm in, too. I've been doing it for the last 3 weeks or so, half heartedly, but now it's crunch time. We just found out we're being transferred, so I need to eat up absolutely everything!! Aack.
My mystery ingredients--a jar of cajeta (I'm thinking a flan) and a jar of guava jelly.
Garbanzos? Do you like Indian food? They are good as chana masala, over rice or with naan (easy to make homemade). Raita is good, but not necessary. You can make hummus without tahini. We add them to salads for interest. Really good with pickled beets and Italian dressing. Weird, but good.
We also like them in this soup. It has a chili like taste, just different and good. We have chard in our garden, so that's what I use, but it'd be good with any green or just leave it out. http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/re...ipe_id=1611739
Oh, and this one is good, too. It's not tomatoey, if that's your dh's problem with it. http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/re...cipe_id=630121
Anyone know of any uses for Shreddies other than snack mix (which I would have to buy other ingredients for)? We bought a huge double box on sale, then stopped drinking milk and I don't like them as cereal without milk. The only recipes I can find online are for snack mixes. I was thinking of donating the bag that's still sealed (there were two bags, we've only opened one), except it's out of the box so I don't know if they would take it?
With the red peppers, though, I make a really nice roasted red pepper aïoli to spread on sandwiches:
2 garlic cloves
1/2 c. roasted red peppers, drained and patted dry
1/3 c. mayonnaise
2 T. olive oil
salt and ground pepper
Whiz it all together in a food processor.
Or a pasta sauce:
1/2 cup pureed roasted red peppers
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
MY hard to use items......
peanut satay sauce (I could use it on chicken but what do you eat with it?)
other things I can't remember