Staples + 5: 100 Simple Recipes to Make the Most of Your Pantry (Paperback)

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Staples + 5: 100 Simple Recipes to Make the Most of Your Pantry (Paperback)

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I highly recommend “Staples +5” for the novice cook or those looking to prepare quick and easy fare. It helps you examine what you have on hand to put a tasty dinner on the table. Learn how to make something out of nothing as Askew intended and you will never run out of meal options.

— Rekaya Gibson, Owner of Food Temptress Cookbook Store

Turn your pantry staples into something delicious.

Nothing provides peace of mind like a well-stocked kitchen. Learn how to maximize your stores of beans, flour, and pasta with easy recipes that rely on a simple set of nonperishable ingredients supplemented by up to five additional items. Get dinner on the table without extra trips to the store, throw together a casserole for a neighbor in need, or entertain unexpected guests without added stress. You'll be ready for anything with 100 recipes for craveable comfort food to feed yourself, your family, and your community.

Former MasterChef contestant Tanorria Askew shares recipes from her family's Midwestern table, drawing on a tradition of cooking she learned from her grandparents: make the most of what you have, and share it with those you love.

Stock your shelves: Learn how to thoughtfully stock your pantry and fridge with everyday essentials and emergency rations.
Make last-minute meals: Need to get dinner on the table quickly? You already have all you need.
Perfect for beginners: Get a solid foundation in kitchen essentials and learn basic techniques with easy-to-execute recipes.

Recipes include: Chicken, Mushroom, & Rice Skillet; Turkey, Black Bean & Sweet Potato Soup; Browned Butter Couscous Salad; Blackberry Cobbler
Tanorria Askew is a private chef and former MasterChef contestant. Her recipes are inspired by her family’s Southern and Midwestern roots, and they reflect the tradition of cooking she learned from her grandparents: make the most of what you have, and share it with those you love. Connect with Tanorria online at tanorriastable.com or on Instagram (@tanorriastable).
Product Details ISBN: 9780744042153
ISBN-10: 0744042151
Publisher: Alpha
Publication Date: November 23rd, 2021
Pages: 160
Language: English
"Provides something to please nearly everyone gathered around the kitchen table.”—Booklist

Named one of the "Best Cookbooks of 2021" on Glamour.com