Basic Foods You Can Make at Home

Homemade Recipes for Dressings, Sauce, Baked Beans, Soup, Pastry, Crackers, and Bread

by BC Farms & Food  -  Permalink
May 3, 2020

Homemade salad dressings, bread and baked beans. Basic Foods You Can Make at Home.

We’ve put together nine of our favourite basic staple food recipes—from condiments and sauce, to bean pots, soup, bread, crackers, and pastry.

If being in lockdown is doing anything, it’s teaching us to cook at home. We now have time to try new recipes and experiment with foods we never thought of making. Case in point—pantry staple foods. Have you ever thought about making your own salad dressing, mayonnaise, crackers, or baked beans?

Why Make Basic Foods at Home?

We’ve found that making the basics at home has a number of advantages:

• No Hidden Ingredients – When you cook at home, you’ll know exactly what is going into your food. You can adjust the spice levels, add desired ingredients, or omit foods you don’t like. You’ll also be able to avoid the preservatives found in some packaged foods.

• Cooking at Home Avoids Unnecessary Packaging – Compared to take out or prepackaged foods from the store, making food at home eliminates so much packaging waste.

• Cooking at Home Saves Money – Making foods at home usually costs less because you’re only paying for the basic ingredients, not brand names or elaborate packaging. Home cooking often relies on bulk items (such as dry beans or flour), which are much less expensive than prepared foods.

• Homemade Foods Change the Way You Think About Eating – For one, when you’ve made the effort and you know what went into it, you appreciate the food so much more. Homemade foods inspire your cooking creativity. You notice nuances in flavour. Maybe next time you’ll change the spice, or try it with another kind of bean or flour. It’s fun! It’s delicious!

• Homemade Food Tastes Better – Fresh ingredients, prepared with love—Enough said!

The Recipes—Nine Basic Staple Foods You Can Make at Home

Condiments, Dressings and Sauce


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