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Your kitchen pantry can be an intimidating place. What on earth are you supposed to do with that bag of dried lentils or bottle of fish sauce you bought for one recipe back in July? We rounded up 22 ways to make use of those seemingly random things you’ve got on hand.

ClamChowder

Clam Juice: Manhattan Clam Chowder

It’s chowda season, people

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Keylime

Sweetened Condensed Milk: Key Lime Pie

And pie season.

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Soba

Curry Paste: Curried Soba Noodle Soup

A hearty pasta dish that won’t weigh you down.

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Curry

Dried lentils: Lentil, Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Curry

Meatless Monday done right.

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Tacos

Chipotles in adobo: Beef Barbacoa Tacos

Also, taco Tuesday.

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Salmon

Powdered Wasabi: Honey and Wasabi Grilled Salmon

The wasabi powder you forgot about gives this Asian-style salmon a serious kick.

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tunamelt

Tuna Fish: Kicked-Up Tuna Melts

Think beyond your average sammie on whole wheat.

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CoconutMilk

Coconut Milk: Crock-Pot Coconut Chicken Curry

We’ll bet you have some rice lying around your pantry, too.

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Putanesca

Canned Artichoke Hearts: One-Pot Puttanesca

This Italian feast also features spaghetti, capers and olives.

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FriedRice

Fish Sauce: Indonesian Fried Rice

Whip it up, then #putaneggonit.

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Fritters

Bisquick baking mix: Zucchini and Carrot Fritters

More than just pancakes, people.

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FrenchOnion

Worcestershire Sauce: French Onion Soup

Aka winter in a hot, cheesy, bready bowl.

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Capers

Capers: Pasta with garlic butter caper sauce

Capers: more than the final touch on a bagel and lox.

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Shakshuka

Canned Tomatoes: Shakshuka

#Putaneggonit, part 2.

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SesameNoodles

Tahini: Cold Sesame Noodles with Veggies

PS: It makes for the best leftovers ever.

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AvoFries

Tortilla Chips: Tortilla Crust Avocado Fries

As good as it looks.

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Chickpea

Garbanzo Beans: Chickpea Burgers with Spinach and Feta

We dare you to show us a kitchen cabinet that doesn’t contain a can of chickpeas.

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GeneralTso

CornFlakes: Baked General Tso’s Chicken

Little known fact: Cornflakes can pretty much always stand in for breadcrumbs.

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MapleSyrup

Maple Syrup

Breakfast is served.

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BlackBeans

Black Beans: Loaded Sweet Potato Boats

Add some avocado for good measure.

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Nicoise

Anchovies: Niçoise Salad

Well, aren’t you fancy?

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Meatballs

Chili Sauce: Hot and Spicy Meatballs

Great balls of fire.

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