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How to Make Your Pantry Staples More Interesting

See creative ways to give those basic items new life!

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The pandemic may have you eating the same kinds of foods the same way. Is your pantry looking a little dull? 

Dina Deleasa-Gonsar is the creator, writer, and television personality behind the popular food blog DishItGirl.com. She shows us a couple of ways to make our pantry staples a little more interesting.

Dina's tips include:

  • Try infusing oil with herbs, garlic, or even fruit. This will add an interesting pop of flavor to salads, sauces, and marinades.
  • Have herbs that are about to dry up, and do not want to make another pesto? Try inventing your own spice blends or salts.
  • Have some vegetables that are about to turn? Some can be slow roasted and made into great pasta sauces, pestos, and spreads. 
  • Do not throw away that olive jar or pickle brine. They make great marinades for chicken or additions to salad vinaigrettes, or even pasta sauces!

For all the details, visit DishItGirl.com

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