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Old 06-05-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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Please list your 5 most versatile/ubiquitous ingredients in the kitchen and explain how you use them.
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:47 PM
 
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Beans (black, pinto, kidney, and black-eyed peas, mostly)
Olive oil
Olives (green and kalamata, sometimes generic black)
Raw spinach
Vegetable broth

I'm not an amazing cook, so I don't do anything particularly creative with them. But they're probably some of the ingredients I use the most. I'm always "throwing stuff in." If I made tuna or chicken salad, for instance, I'd probably add some olive oil, throw in some olives, maybe some black beans, eat it on a bed of spinach. That sort of thing.

And if I could add a 6th ingredient, it would be nuts. Almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, cashews, pecans. I can't live without a daily dose of nuts.
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK to SoCal to Missoula, MT
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garlic powder
onions
apples
celery
salsa
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Onion.
Garlic.
Hot pepper (black, cayenne, tabasco, as appropriate)
Sour cream / Yogurt
Beans
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:45 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Garlic
Onions/shallots
Fresh/Dried Herbs
A variety of olive oils/butter
Wine

Almost anything I cook start with garlic and onions... At least it feels like it ! I cook mostly French and Italian food as it's the cuisines I am the most comfortable with.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:27 AM
 
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EVOO
lemons
basil
garlic
onions
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:13 AM
 
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Onions
Butter
Lemons
Eggs
Oil(s)

Yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too many uses to list!
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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Cabot extra sharp cheddar cheese (goes on EVERYTHING)
eggs
butter
flour (I bake a lot)
tuna
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:33 AM
 
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Tofu (fajitas, stir-fried veggie dishes,chili, egg(less) salad, fried for sandwiches, etc)
pinto beans (burritos, tostadas, cornmeal pie, huevos rancheros,chili,etc.)
brown rice (casseroles, bean-rice burritos, with stir-fries, etc.)
salmon (fajitas, casadillas, blackened, chowder, poached, baked in salsa, etc.)
garlic (in all of the above!!)

We're New Mexicans in Alaska so 101 to cook salmon & mexican food!
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Cabot extra sharp cheddar cheese (goes on EVERYTHING)
eggs
butter
flour (I bake a lot)
tuna
I just read somewhere that Cabot's extra sharp is considered the best cheese.

My list includes:

onions
garlic
EVOO
butter
eggs
spinach
pasta
lemon and key lime juices.

I use these almost daily whether for a simple omelet or a large meal.
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