Clafoutis are usually a sweet custard dessert with cherries or other fruit. However, they have a savory side, too.
When I think of Mediterranean ingredients, sun-dried tomatoes, lemons, and olives come to mind. But cabbage? Not so much. However… 🙂
Another “from the pantry” dish perfect for cooler weather, this borlotti or red kidney bean stew is Indian inspired with its warming spices.
Sweet, jammy caramelized onions over a creamy bechamel sauce sitting on top of a buttery, flaky puff pastry… flavors don’t get more beautiful than this.
This vegetarian “cooking from the pantry” dish, spiced farro with garlicky spinach, packs bold flavors.
Whether you call it a Spanish empanada, an Indian samosa, an English pasty, or an American hand pie, they all have the same thing in common — they are vegetables or meat baked or fried in a dough.
With only a handful of very basic ingredients, you can make this luxurious Polish-style creamed cauliflower soup
One of my favorite take-away lunch spots when I worked in downtown San Francisco offered a shaved fennel, apple and smoked whitefish salad. The salad works equally well with chicken or duck.
It doesn’t get more Tuscan than Ribollita, a soup found on menus and in Italian kitchens everywhere in the fall and winter.
Quiche has an air of elegance to it, doesn’t it? Really, though, with the requisite custard base, it can be a dumping ground for whatever you have in your refrigerator!