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Whether its an essential cooking ingredient or a dinner time emergency fall back, we all have those ingredients that we keep on hand at all times. We asked the ProWare team what their food cupboard essentials were and why they always have them in.
Faye – Peanut Butter
“Great at breakfast or for a quick snack! We have it by the spoonful, in smoothies, on toast, spread on to a rice cake, or served with an apple. Mix with lime juice, smashed garlic, chilli flakes and a bit of soy makes a quick, versatile satay sauce – great for dips or poured into the wok over a stir-fry. It is protein packed, full of fibre and monounsaturated fatty acids, potassium and vitamins E,C & A. What’s not to like?”
Fiona – Sardines
“They are cheap, nutritious and very tasty. Tinned sardines are great on toast for a quick lunch or mixing into some pasta with tomatoes for dinner, they are full of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids.”
Danielle – Chopped Tomatoes
“I make either bolognaise, chilli or lasagne at least once a week so always use a tin with these! I also add them to curries a lot or just have them as they come in a fry up. A very versatile ingredient and healthy too.”
Robert – Anchovies
“Tinned anchovies have an intense savoury and salty kick. I use these all the time to add flavour to stews, pasta and roasts. They really round things off beautifully.”
Rachel – Sweetcorn
“A regular feature in our house. A tin of this is a great healthy back up when the fresh stuff has run out and can be added to pasta dishes or salads. It’s also great with a roast or the kids favourite quick meal– chicken nuggets and wedges!”
Jayne – Chickpeas
“They have a high fibre content and are a great source of protein for vegetarians (like me). They also provide essential vitamins and minerals while being easy to throw in to all sorts of dishes. I buy them tinned for convenience but you can also get them dried in bags.”
Lawson – Smoked Paprika
“I use this on all sorts. It brings a smokey spice to tray bakes, hearty soups, stews and casseroles. Its also an essential ingredient for me when making chilli.”
Corin – Udon Noodles
“Udon noodles are such an easy versatile ingredient. You can fry them in a simple sauce with soy, sesame oil and peanut butter or in a simple stock topped with steamed baby corn/pak choy and a hard boiled egg for a quick and easy meal.”
Eliza – Couscous
“If you want to bulk up a salad, or add a small amount of carbs to a meal, couscous is perfect! It takes on the flavour of whatever you spice it with. I love to serve it with good quality olive oil, salt and pepper alongside a salad or piece of fish for a really healthy lunch! It’s also really quick – I pour boiling water and olive oil over a bowl of couscous and it’s ready in 5 minutes.”
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