Brilliant recipes for store-cupboard heroes
In between food shops? Cleaned out by a pack of ravening teens? If you have a well-stocked storecupboard, all is not lost. Mumsnetters share their must-have ingredients - and the three family dishes they make with each one.
"With a slow cooked tagine, in a salad mixed with lemon and herbs - or popped in the middle of a pepper or courgette and roasted."
"In an omelette, some variation of carbonara, or a frittata."
"To make a pizza base or dumplings for popping on top of a stew, and - the kids' absolute favourite -Yorkshire puddings."
"I use them for everything: chilli con carne, pasta sauce or if I'm making tacos. Also a million more things!"
"In a sandwich filling, as a jacket potato topping, or used in a salad niçoise."
"With plain boiled rice, as a pick'n'mix of tinned tuna, boiled eggs, peas etc for an empty fridge meal, or with pasta."
"A quick noodle soup, a stir fry - or just add hot stock and a few vegetables, and simmer for three minutes for fast healthy food."
"Great in soups, in a tarka dhal or for making mince stretch further."
"Cooked the night before and mixed with mayo and added to salad, as a good old pasta bake, or to have with bolognese."
"For breakfast, as the topping for a stew or, if you fancy something sweet, make biscuits."
Sriracha chilli sauce
"Fantastic on eggs or in chilli - and it livens up a bland leek and potato soup."
"They can go into a risotto, on a pizza or in pasta."
"Making risotto (obviously), adding an extra starchy/creamyness to soups, or for rice pudding."
"Use on salmon to pep up fish, with puff pastry for palmiers/pinwheels, or stir into pasta for quick dinner when rushed."
"Great for making gravies for roasts, for cream sauces, and much better than flour when making home made chicken nuggets."
"As wraps with various fillings for packed lunches, or to make amazing fajitas - and the kids often use them to make quesadillas themselves (cook with melted cheese inside)."
"In homemade garlic bread, to season roast potatoes with fresh rosemary, or in a pizza sauce."
"They're a healthy snack, great for cake - and an ideal addition to curries, where they add a tasty zing."
"To boost sausage casserole, to flavour the batter in toad in the hole, or to make mustard cream sauce."
"For making waffles, porridge and curry."
"In curries and salads, or with spinach and spices to make a healthy enchilada."
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