Cooking from the Pantry

By Kalyn Kepner

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A GLUTEN-FREE SOLUTION AND OTHER RIFFS ON MARTHA STEWART'S POPULAR ONE-PAN PASTA - This all-in-one meal is a versatile weeknight godsend and cooks in just 9 minutes once the water boils!

    Budget Sushi Bowls (with canned tuna)

    Eating well on a shoestring budget is easy with these flavor-packed bowls, which conveniently rely on canned tuna. Perfect for a speedy weeknight meal or packable lunch!  🍚🥢     […]

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    Speedy Mexican Pizzas

    This speedy, customizable meal is a family-friendly dream when you don’t feel like cooking. It also happens to be a healthy, plant-based option that satisfies meat-eaters and vegetarians alike!   […]

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    5-Can Weeknight Chili

    A great bowl of chili is just minutes away thanks to a handful of economical pantry ingredients. Top with a simple sprinkle of cheese or load it up with chopped […]

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    Oatmeal Packet Mug Muffin

    You choose the flavor in these healthy, protein-rich, single-serve muffins that can be made with just four easy ingredients!   In our latest Fountain Avenue Kids video, sisters Grace and Evie […]

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    Roasted Garbanzos…and other roasted beans

    A simple technique and helpful hints for the best crunchy snack–that happens to be healthy, protein-rich, economical, and easy!   Last year, when I first posted my recipe for roasting […]

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    Masoori Dal (Nepali Lentils)

    This “every day” South Asian dish is healthy comfort food at its best and requires just a short list of basic ingredients.    When it comes to sharing cuisine from other […]

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    Stretch-a-Can-of-Tuna Salad

    Loaded with filling protein and fiber-rich veggies, this remake on the classic recipe is economical, nutritious, and completely delicious!     Cabbage and tuna may not seem like kindred spirits, […]

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    Cannellini Tomato Soup… with Grilled Cheese Croutons or Dippers

    The unexpected addition of a simple can of cannellini beans provides protein and added creaminess when pureed into the soup…and nobody ever knows it’s there. Whether served with grilled cheese […]

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    Split Pea Soup with Ham

    Wholesome, economical pantry ingredients combine with refrigerator staples in this hearty, comforting, slow cooked soup. Makes a big batch and freezes well too.   It’s funny how tastes change.  When […]

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    Make-Ahead Savory Breakfast Bowls

    Simple meal-prep is rewarded with wholesome, grab-and-go meals for the week, which can customized and topped to taste. They’re equally satisfying as a packable lunch or easy dinner, too.   […]

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    Black Bean Dip (or Salsa or Salad)

    Enjoy this easy, endlessly versatile recipe as a dip with chips, a salsa for fish or chicken, a super-simple salad, or the foundation of a healthy, plant-based meal. Perfect for […]

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    Congo Bars

    Congo Bars = the ultimate blondie! Perfectly chewy and so much easier to make than a batch of cookies, this foolproof recipe is a childhood favorite that has stood the test […]

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    Martha Stewart’s One-Pan Pasta (and some riffs on the basic recipe)

    This all-in-one meal is a versatile weeknight godsend! Once the water boils, the cooking time is a quick 9 minutes. (And there’s a spot-on gluten-free option for those who need […]

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    Tuna, Tomato & White Bean Salad

    A handful of pantry staples meets sweet tomatoes and fresh herbs in this protein-rich, flavor-packed salad. Enjoy it as an easy lunch or pair with an ear of corn, piece of […]

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    Popeye’s Baked Eggs

    Looking for more easy, tasty ways to increase your veggie intake? A whole container of spinach melts into this cheesy, protein-rich meal that can be made ahead and enjoyed for […]

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    Slow Cooker Taco Chicken (with freezer bag option)

    A good freezer bag meal will come to your rescue on busy weeknights and when cooking for a friend in need. Taco chicken is family friendly, endlessly versatile, and quick […]

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    Teriyaki Salmon Wraps

    Somewhere between today and tomorrow is the two year anniversary of The Fountain Avenue Kitchen.  You see, my site launched on February 29th–Leap Day–of 2012.  There was a teacher in […]

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    Spiced Pecan Chex Mix

    This sweet and savory spin on the classic snack mix is easy to make and hard to resist. Perfect for gift giving too!    Why is it nearly impossible to […]

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