Dotted Rule

Cooking from the Pantry

Dotted Rule

Easy, economical meals can be pretty amazing thanks to everyday staples that are just an arm's length away.

    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!     Cooking classes aren’t part of my day-to-day job description, […]

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    Roasted Garbanzos…and other roasted beans

    Last year, when I first posted my recipe for roasting garbanzo beans, a couple of my friends mentioned that a few of the beans popped in their oven!  We quickly […]

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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 ethnic fare, […]

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    Stretch-a-Can-of-Tuna Salad

    Cabbage and tuna may not seem like kindred spirits, but when mixed together in a simple salad, the results are decidedly delicious.  What’s more, every crisp forkful delivers filling protein, […]

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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 one ever knows it’s there. Whether served with grilled cheese […]

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    Split Pea Soup with Ham

    Healthy, 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 […]

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    Make-Ahead Savory Breakfast Bowls

    A reasonable amount of 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 […]

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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

    Why is it nearly impossible to replace a favorite pair of shoes? You know, the shoes that are really comfortable and go with everything, but their near perfection wasn’t apparent […]

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