Lockdown in 2021 and self isolating or even shielding poses many challenges. One of which is food and shopping. Now that we're into an extended lockdown, having some store cupboard meals and recipes at the ready can mean we're prepared. Anyone who's tried to get a grocery online delivery slot will know they now get booked up way in advance. Making sure we have food in for at least a couple of days can help and is a top lockdown tip. I'm not talking about stockpiling. I'm talking about being prepared for a few days, until some kind friend can help us out (or we get one of those elusive online slots!)
So this is my short collection of handy lockdown store cupboard recipes. Meals I used to use these when the kids were little and got poorly, but times have changed. Who'd have thought we would be googling lockdown food ideas in 2021?
If you're looking for some baking inspiration and lockdown cake ideas, (because we could all use some cake) these are my most popular baking and snack recipes
Chickpea and Lentil Curry is one of my favourite recipes even when we are not in lockdown. If you don't have fresh lemons, you can use bottled lemon juice.
My second favourite lockdown and storecupboard recipe is Bean Goulash, which also happens to be uber healthy. Serve it with jacket potato or rice or pasta.
Prawn & Pea Risotto is always handy as the prawns and peas are both freezer items, which always makes this a great choice for a storecupboard recipe.
Tuna Pasta Bake is a classic and tinned tuna lasts ages. Here, I've used tinned tomatoes for the sauce as they're a storecupboard ingredient and dairy items, aren't. This is a great storecupboard staple.
My last lockdown storecupboard recipe, is Tomato and Basil Risotto with Poached Egg. Although this obviously tastes better with fresh basil, you can always use dried for that extra flavour. As well as a tasty addition, the egg is also a good source of protein.
There are loads more great easy recipes to enjoy over on the recipe page . Having some recipes in the freezer at the ready is also a great tip in lockdown. Stay Safe everyone - and don't eat too much cake!