I haven't cleaned out my pantry in ages. Anyone else? 👀
Recently, u/anythingkinder asked the Reddit community to share the "one ingredient you bought specifically for a recipe that's been sitting unused in your pantry since then," and let me tell you — I am feeling very attacked! Even though I basically cook for a living, my kitchen is overflowing with ingredients I've used one time (and one time only).
That said, this list of commonly forgotten-about ingredients is packed with ideas and inspiration from redditors, along with some of my own tips and advice mixed in. It's time to raid the deeeeeep dark corners of your pantries and fridges, folks — and then make some pretty darn delicious food out of everything you find.