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A Pantry Challenge

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Becky

    I overstock our pantry as well–I love a good deal! I use allrecipes.com and use their “Ingredient Search” to come up with recipes that use the things I have in storage. It works nice! Although I am kind of stumped about the pickled green beans…

  2. The Boyfriend

    Sweet! A week of nothing but mac and cheese!

  3. Carbzilla

    This is sooooo familiar! We currently have 3 small jars of red curry paste and two bottles of horseradish. We went through and ate the boxed soups last week, but it seems like I can never get through all the black beans!

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Hopefully it’s not a month of Disaster Dinners. 😉

  4. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair

    I’m not like that but my mom is! One time my aunt cleaned out her pantry and found 25 cans of mushrooms. 25 cans!!!!! Craziness.

    I only have a very small area in my kitchen that is devoted to the “pantry” area so I keep it neat and usually know what is in it!

  5. Kathy

    I do this periodically as well; it is kind of cathartic and it makes sense for so many reasons.

    Have a great day!

  6. Notes from the Fatty File

    I live in a small apartment with a tiny kitchen/almost no pantry space but I STILL manage to have 3 bags of brown basmati rice on hand at all times. So I feel your pain. I’m jealous of your stash, though, you really can do a ton with what you’ve got on hand. Seriously! As for the pickled green beans, I am a huge pickle person so I’d start by putting them on salads for lunch. You could cut them up or zap them in your food processor to make a kind of relish and put them in egg/tuna/chicken salads, too. I’d also put them on sandwiches.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      So would you heat up the pickled green beans or eat them cold? I love the idea of adding them to salads!

  7. Notes from the Fatty File

    Yeah, I’d keep them cold. I love hot/sweet pickled peppers on a giant veggie sandwich (avocado, sprouts, tomato, lettuce, onion, carrots, cukes, etc.) so I bet they’d be awesome on something like that, too.

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