Figgy Buckwheat Scones: Used up an old bag of somewhat crystallized dried figs-- the jam is delicious. The scones turned out very nicely and I didn't find the dough difficult to work with. Unfortunately for the pantry challenge, I still have about 1/3 cup of buckwheat flour left-- grrr!
Using up the red lentils left me by a friend who moved to southeast Asia, AND the tamarind pods we have had for years. (They were still fine.) Red Lentil Eggplant Stew. There are of course still many other ingredients waiting for another turn.
There is no way the challenge can last long enough for me to use up my pantry supply of beans, grains, etc. But I love the idea and I am in!
Finished up the wild rice by adding it to the Kale and Toasted Coconut Salad
Have you seen this? http://cookyourcupboard.tumblr.com/
I just love seeing people's weird pantry items.