Pantry and Freezer Cleaning Project

pantry and freezer cleaning : photo of dried noodle in my pantry

What's In My Pantry?

I have all kinds of food from all over the world in my pantry and freezer(s) but the most noticeable items are noodles. I have udon (thick and white flour noodle), soba (buckwheat noodle), somen (very thin noodle like angel hair), harusame (bean thread) from Japan, Korean cold noodle, egg noodles, Vermicelli, thick and thin rice noodles, many different shapes of Italian pasta. I also have lots of other pantry items to accompany my noodles: canned tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, dried porchini, extra virgin olive oil, soy sauce, mirin, rice wine, fish sauce, oyster sauce and more...

I have other staples like beans and grains (Japanese rice, thai rice, Basmati rice, sticky rice, wild rice...), herbs and spices of all kinds and lots of baking goods like chocolate, powered milk and powdered egg and so on.

I have already cleaned my freezer at the end of last year so it is not too bad as of today but there were many fish bones, a huge tuna head, chicken bones, nuts, pastry sheets, phyllo dough, homemade pesto sauce, cheese, frozen vegetables, sausages and other meats. I usually stock up all these items when I see them at stores because you never know when you can get them next time.

But now it is time to start consuming them all.... by May 2009. How many different yummy things can I think of to get rid of all this? Let's see...

Part 1: Blue Dragon Soy Sauce, Two Packs of Tofu & One Cup of Mirin

Part 2: A Half Bottle Lemon Juice, a Half Bottle Lime Juice and a Half Bag of Tortilla Chips

Part 3 : Two Cups Couscous, Frozen Veggies, 1/4 cup Black Olives, Lemon Juice and Harrisa

Part 4 : Rice Noodle, Rice Paper, Fish Sauce, Sesame Oil and Lime Juice

Part 5 : Split Peas and a Can of Coconut Milk

Part 6 : One Can of Dried Posole

Part 7 : 17 Bean & Barley Salad

Part 8 : Coconut Milk & Bread Flour


Coconut ice cream

Coconut Bread Pudding

17 Bean & Barley Salad


split peas, sweet potatoes and coconut milk soup

Vietnamese style chicken noodle

Couscous salad


teriyaki chicken wing