coronavirus quarantine prep: stock pantry, clean, sanitize, and stay healthy

Most of us are experts when it comes to coronavirus lockdown logistics by now, but grocery store shortages, ever-changing information (do we wear masks or not?), and general fatigue after weeks of self-isolating and quarantine can complicate things. So here, we’ll help you make sure your kitchen is well-stocked, safe and clean, and above all, a place of comfort—or at least not another source of frustration (hence, a guide to ingredient substitutions, and lots of easy pantry meal ideas).

You’ll also find ways to support local restaurants when they’re not open for normal business, how to help more community members, and where to find food assistance yourself if you need it. Plus, ways to keep yourself (and your kids) occupied and help manage stress. It’s all useful information even in the best of times, and we hope it helps ease any anxiety you may be feeling at the moment.

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We’ll continue to update with all our newest tips and info as it becomes available.

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What to Stock Up On

how to stock pantry

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What to Cook

chole masala (Indian chickpeas)

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What & How to Clean

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What Online Delivery Services to Use

Amazon Fresh and other online grocery delivery options

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What Else You Can Do

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