Toronto, April 9, 2020 – Shelf-stable. Pantry essentials… Even the words are comforting. Forming the unsung foundation of so many meals, beans, lentils, grains, canned veggies, tuna and condiments are the kitchen heroes in times of uncertainty. Once reserved for last-resort cooking on sleepy weekends or hectic weeknights, staples are brought from the forgotten far back of the pantry to become healthy, comforting, nourishing, affordable meals.
“It’s surprising how just a few ingredients can be transformed into delicious, healthy food without breaking the bank,” explains Mathieu Terreault, Brand Manager at ID Foods, the distributor of TABASCO® Brand in Canada. “Basics paired with onions, ginger, garlic, spices and condiments like TABASCO® Sauce can flavour dishes in different ways to prevent ‘taste buds boredom’. It’s all about finding ways to add freshness and acidity to dishes to create endless budget-friendly but nutritious meal opportunities with what you have on hand.”
Batch cooking without eating the same thing for EVER
While meal-prepped concoctions make you feel like you’re on top of your game, there are only so many pastas, stews and soups one can eat in a row. Now that we’re fully stocked, how do we maximize our pantry without going into the impending food rut? In the spirit of mixing things up, TABASCO® Sauce reached out to some of the country’s top foodies, asking them to create ten unorthodox twists on the batch cooking favourite: chili.
Everybody has that go-to chili recipe they whip out every now and then. Though that traditional bowl of red beans and beef surely hits the spot, it’s really nothing new. From chicken to butternut squash, pulled pork to tofu, the recipes created by your favourite chefs, home cooks and influencers will spice-up any weekday meal. Plus, with vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free options and classic options, it will blow the fuzzy socks off the pickiest eaters.
So buh-bye, basic beans! Give chili a makeover with TABASCO®’s comprehensive collection of ten recipes. Plus, for each base recipe, you will find two additional meal inspirations to transform your chili leftovers info flavourful new meals.
For more isolation cooking recipes, visit tabascosauce.ca.
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