Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton

What To Have On Hand: Always On Hand

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Ingredients

Canned and Bottled Items:

Tuna, in oil or water

Anchovies

Beans-pinto, white, and black

Chicken broth

Plum tomatoes

artichoke hearts

Peanut butter

Roasted pimentos

Olives

Capers

Dijon mustard

Soy sauce

Pastas , Beans, Grains:

Various pastas

Couscous

Cornmeal

Rice-brown, arborio, basmati, long-grain

Lentils

Oils:

Vegetable

Extra-virgin Olive

Vinegars:

White or red wine

Cider

Balsamic

Sherry wine

Misc.:

Sun-dried tomatoes

Dry mushrooms

Onions, shallots and garlic

Potatoes

Various spices

Canned:

Tuna (in oil or water)--2 to 5 years

Beans--2 to 5 years

Broths--2 to 5 years

Tomatoes--12 to 18 months

Bottled:

Peanut Butter--6 to 9 months

Roasted Red Peppers

Olives--12 to 18 months

Capers--12 to 18 months

Dijon mustard--12 months

Pasta and Grains:

Dried pastas--2 years

Rice--2 years

Cornmeal (degerminated)--6 to 12 months

Stone-ground cornmeal--1 month

Couscous--2 years

Dried Beans and Legumes:

Beans (navy, black, pinto)--12 months

Legumes (lentils, split peas)--12 months

Oils:

Vegetable--2 years

Extra virgin olive--2 years

Flavored/Nut--2 years

Vinegars:

White or red wine--2 years

Cider--2 years

Balsamic--2 years

Sherry wine--2 years

Directions

  1. Check shelf life for pantry items below.

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