Social distancing and quarantines don’t mean you have to live on canned soup alone.
Welcome to the new coronavirus kitchen. Many of us have practice in stocking up for storms and such, but the pandemic pantry is a slightly different animal. Hurricane shopping, for instance, has people buying “hedonic products” to weather the storm – like cookies, chips, and alcohol, along with the bottled water and batteries.
But stocking up in the face of a pandemic varies a bit. We expect to have power and gas, so cooking and food storage shouldn’t be a problem. That said, in preparation for a pandemic the government recommends having a two-week supply of food on hand. Which makes many people think: Canned soup, rice and beans, pasta, and 46 cases of granola bars.
With this in mind, we took a look through our archives, and as it turns out, our food section is basically like Little House on the Prairie meets Pinterest – which is to say, pretty pandemic friendly. In terms of delicious basics, we’ve got this covered. Here’s a start; we will keep adding as we find more.
- How to cook rice to remove the most arsenic: It’s downright Victorian, but alas, our rice is rife with arsenic – here’s how to enjoy the grains without the poison.
- 10 yummy ways to use leftover rice: One can never have too much rice.
- 12 great whole grains to try: From amaranth to teff, the wild world of healthy whole grains need not be bland and boring.
- How to cook any whole grain like popcorn: Barley, rice, quinoa, amaranth – you name it – can be quickly popped like corn.
- 8 great gluten-free whole grains: Even if you aren’t avoiding gluten, these whole grains are a worthy addition to anyone’s pantry.
- 5 delicious ways to eat oatmeal for breakfast: These alternative ideas preparing the age-old breakfast staple will make you want to eat it every day.
- 60 delicious additions for overnight oats: Easy, healthy, and endlessly customizable, here’s how to make basic overnight oats and then push them deliciously over the top.
- How to make your own oat milk: Because the darling of the dairy-free milk set has a lot going for it.