Saveur (April 2014)
Does your pantry ever surprise you?
Ours does. We remember fondly the first time, years ago, when we were able to make dinner entirely using foods we already had in our pantry. We were shocked! After years of living in tiny apartments, we'd grown accustomed to buying only the foods we were about to cook. But when we moved in together (and upgraded to a slightly larger kitchen), we started amassing pantry staples and frozen basics until one day -- boom! -- we could make whole meals from our pantry without having to buy a single thing.
Of course, in the six years of writing this blog, our pantry has grown a little ridiculous. We have more exotic spices than we know what to do with (rogan josh, anyone?), and our freezer overfloweth. (Sometimes, things have gotten so crowded that we've had to made a conscious effort to eat only from our cupboards.)
But our pantry can still surprise us. That was the case with these Edamame-Miso Tuna Salad Sandwiches from Saveur. We dog-eared the recipe, and then it dawned on us that even though this was a slightly exotic take on tuna salad, we already had every single ingredient on hand.
And yes, before you say anything, white miso is, in fact, a pantry staple around our house.