COVID-19 is causing the world to panic a little bit right now. So much so, that I’m guessing that almost all of the produce and essentials are gone from your grocery store at the moment. It can be scary thinking about being stuck in your home with little to no access to fresh fruits and vegetables or bread.
Because we don’t know how long this pandemic will last, it’s smart to stock up on non-perishable ingredients that will stay good for as long as you need. Luckily, I’ve been writing recipes for quite some time now, and I have a few recipes up my sleeve that can be made with mostly non-perishable items and vegetables with a long shelf life (like carrots or onions).
These recipes are things that you can make from home with some easy-to-find ingredients that you can stock up on ahead of time. Click on any of the names to be taken to the recipe, so that you can make sure that you are as prepared as possible for this crazy time ahead.
3 Ingredient Pasta Sauce
There has never been an easy pasta sauce recipe easier than this pasta sauce– on this you have my word. And what’s better is that just because this pasta sauce is easy doesn’t mean it’s not delicious. The main ingredients are canned tomatoes, an onion, and butter.
The Hummus bi’l-Kammun (Algerian Chickpea Stew with Cumin) was so. darn. easy. to make. The entire process of cooking the soup takes about 20 minutes of your time and very little effort to throw together. The soup takes canned chickpeas, olive oil, and some seasonings. Even the harissa is optional!
Honey Butter Crepes
These crepes are made with eggs, flour, butter, water, sugar, and honey. This is SUCH a delicious breakfast, and I can’t wait to keep making them as a special Sunday treat!
This parmesan risotto recipe is wonderfully delicious and perfect for an impressive dinner. If you follow my instructions, you will have a spectacularly creamy, delicious, cheesy risotto in no time. It’s made with rice, wine, chicken broth, and some cheese.
Split Pea Soup
This split pea soup in an instant pot is a quick, 30-minute meal that is filling and DELICIOUS. Throw all of your ingredients in the Instant Pot and soon enough you’ll have steaming bowls of soup to feed the whole family! To make this recipe, you will need dried split peas, chicken stock, carrots, celery, and an onion.
And if You Need Something a Little Sweet…
Bakes from Barbados (like a little, mini elephant ear)
These Barbadian Bakes are made by combining flour, sugar, water, and some spices to make a stiff dough. Fry the dough in oil, and… that’s it. You have an absolutely mouth-watering dessert in under 10 minutes. And a tiny taste of Barbados!
And remember: People are helping people, Italians are singing together from their windows, and the first bird of the spring season is serenading me outside of my window right now. The world and this life are beautiful <3 Stay safe and wash your hands!
Evelyn Brown says
Looking forward to trying recipes. They sound wonderful.
The Foreign Fork says
Aw good, I am so glad! If you do, please let me know how they turn out 🙂