Well, I signed on to Chowhound for the first time in a while, and it informed me that I ought to post.
So... here I am.
Hello, you wonderful food people. I'm Misztel. I don't know as much as you do. And I need some recommendations...
In my pantry:
Brown rice (not very good quality, sadly)
Revolution Bombay Chai
Twinings Herbal Revive, a ginger/lemon tea
Twinings Lapsang souchong
Green and black olives in olive oil
Steel cut oats
5 grain cereal - oats, rye, triticale, barley, golden flax
"Prepared shredded squid, HOT" - Ingredients are: Squid, sugar, MSG, red pepper, and sorbic acid
Canned black beans
Canned fava beans
Chunk light tuna in oil
Canned pineapple rings
Frozen broccoli spears
Frozen papaya pulp
Creamy peanutbutter (peanuts, salt)
A good boule
Wensleydale w/ cranberries
One red potato
One large cucumber
18 quail eggs
Red bean buns, frozen (3)
Red bean rice balls (frozen)
Two chicken breasts
Three different types of konnyaku cake
a few raspberries
one can of coconut milk
a garam masala mix
I have a rice cooker, which is incredibly helpful. It has a timer function; I set it up at night to have steel cut oats cooked for me in the morning. It's an excellent way to wake up.
I'm not buying any more food for two weeks, so I'm hoping for some recommendations on all of this crazy stuff. Well, I'm willing to pick up, say, some garlic or some more olives or a spice or two. But I've spent way too much this week on food, and really need to eat what I have. I'm only one person, and this is a lot of food. The only things I've thought of so far are cooking jasmine rice in Lapsang souchong and breaking a quail egg over a serving. The button mushrooms are getting a bit manky, so I'll probably sautee them in butter and olive oil soon. They're great on sandwiches that way. Other than that . . . no real idea what to do.