The Pandemic Pantry FREE online global community cookbook project

With the worrying Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic affecting most countries globally, our everyday lives are taking a different path while our countries try and contain the spread of the virus to a more manageable level.

During this period of uncertainty and adjustment, with some businesses on lockdown, with some people being laid off from work and increasingly empty supermarket shelves, accessibility to services, food, and a safe economy are no longer guaranteed for our shorter-term future. Therefore it’s important we try and pull together, become practical and savvy, make the best of what we’ve got, use our ingenuity and exhibit compassion and kindness for those in need and always ‘keep calm and carry on’.

One way we can do this is through sharing our knowledge of feeding our families and feeding the nation on basic, simple but nutritional and inexpensive foods.

The Pandemic Pantry FREE online global community cookbook project.

Do you have simple recipes with simple ingredients that you’ve tried and tested? The ingredients should include more readily available food items during these uncertain times or food that is easily storable long term.

It would be amazing if we could all be useful in some way while we self-isolate. Let us ALL build a FREE ‘Pandemic Pantry’ PDF community cookbook that can be used by everyone? We need something positive to come out of this horrible time. I’d like to get this out ASAP so am looking to have it online and ready for anyone who wants to download it by mid-April. Each recipe that is submitted and used will include your name, county/state, and country after it. (and if you want to submit a small head a shoulders photo with it to be used in the recipe book please feel free). You are also welcome to leave a short 1 sentence message to everyone who reads the book…xxx

PLEASE submit your recipes, hints/tips ASAP to carolynekinsuk@gmail.com ASAP. You can also leave it in the comments below but e-mailing with the SUBJECT LINE : PANDEMIC PANTRY SUBMISSION will allow me to see it easier.

Thank you so much.

C xxxx

Pantry contains 3 months worth of staples..

My family think the zombie apocalypse is coming real soon due to my recent obsession with stockpiling. Before I go any further I’d like to assure them that I don’t have the inside knowledge on any forthcoming catastrophe or society breakdown and I do these strange things just because you have a weird Mum and I feel comfort in being prepared…. thank you 🙂

Cleaned up my pantry a bit today and added in some additional staples, did a count, checked my storage tubs and was pleased to see that infact I now have about 3 months worth of basic staples to hand. I’ve now written a list of the small stockpile and whatever I use from the pantry I will replenish once a week making sure to rotate foods because of the best before dates.

The majority of my day to day food is fresh (with the addition of canned or dried beans or lentils) but it does feel nice to have this supply that I can reply on. I’m sure I will tweak and adjust it but I wanted to store foods that I really do use in addition to fresh veg.

What do you keep in your pantry as staples?

C xxxx