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Naantje
« on: July 24, 2013 03:27:09 PM »

I'm staying at my mother's because she needs me on hand to fit my wedding dress, and I was going to cook tonight. I dived into her pantry and sorted out the cans that were close to expiring or already expired and base my cooking around them. Canned food that is expired is often still good to eat! Some expired goods had really gone off and I threw out. Apart from that, I also found a couple of unlabeled mystery cans, so I opened those too to look what's inside.

I found that these were still perfectly edible:
- an expired can of coconut milk
- a small mystery can that turned out to be spinach
- a can of tomatoes al arrabiata (=with pepers and chili) that was about to expire
- a can of expired lychees
- a can of about to expire grapefruit wedges
- two mystery cans that turned out to be green beans
- a mystery can of mushrooms
- a mystery can of peas and carrots

So I cut the grapefruit and lychees into pieces for fruit salad desert and made a curry for supper. Enough portions to last us the rest of the week! It was highly experimental, but I really like the end result.



I used:
one regular can of coconut milk
one regular can of tomatoes arrabiata
two regular cans of whole tomatoes
one tiny can of spinach
two tablespoons of honey
two tablespoons of brown sugar
two tablespoons of freeze-dried koriander
one tablespoon of freeze-dried lemon grass
two teaspoons of red curry powder
two teaspoons of garlic paste
one cube of chicken stock
the juice of one lemon
four bell peppers
four chicken filets in small cubes
ramen noodles

I basically started by throwing the first four ingredients into a pot and gradually adding all of the other ingredients except for the last three, stirring and tasting often until I liked the taste. I then blended the sauce. I sauteed the bell peppers and the chicken and then added them to the sauce. I had my first portion with ramen (because it was already after 10pm!) but I also cooked rice for the rest of the week. Just microwave and munch Smiley Probably going to add some green beans to the microwaved portions too, for extra veg.
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013 03:56:47 PM »

Wow Naanjte, you like to live dangerously!   Cheesy  So glad your experiment came out nice, and that you got rid of those that had gone off from your mom's pantry. 
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