A big part of the downsizing challenge is getting rid of as much food as possible before moving. While my fridge has been almost completely empty for the past few weeks, my cabinets are another story.
Instead of going my usual route of making some sort of baked good, though, I ended up with this.
- 15 ounces chick peas, drained
- 14 ounces diced tomato (including the liquid)
- 1 cup spinach (I used frozen)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
directions: Combine all ingredients except for the spinach in a large/medium-sized pot. Heat to medium-high for about 5 minutes, then turn heat down to a simmer for another 25-30 minutes. Stir every 5 minutes. Mix in the spinach and cook for another 1-2 minutes, just until the spinach wilts/heats through.
Eat as-is or atop a grain of your choice. I went with quinoa.
For a dish that doesn’t include any fresh ingredients, this tasted like it was straight out of….somewhere really fresh. And it was so easy to make! Definitely a new go-to meal for me.
What meals do you make when you’re trying to clean out the pantry?