Fewer grocery store trips means more reliance on pantry staples, but you can still keep meals exciting. Now's the time to reach far back into that spice cabinet, gather all the sauces, and give your food lots of flavor.


Everything's a little strange right now, but your kitchen can be a place of comfort. We're offering five days of tips and recipes to help you stay calm and well-fed. Day 2: Keep it spicy. These flavor-filled recipes will make meals feel new and interesting. 

1. Moroccan Sheet-Pan Chicken

Moroccan Sheet Pan Chicken
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

A mix of 10 spices gives chicken and whatever veggies you've got tons of flavor. 

2. Spicy Coddled Eggs

spicy coddles eggs

Start the day with protein and flavor. Eggs, chickpeas, and jarred arrabbiata sauce will do the trick.

Recipe: Try our Spicy Coddled Eggs

3. Stir-Fried Peas with Coconut

Stir-Fried Peas with Coconut

Keep frozen peas exciting with this flavor-packed dish. Coconut combines with mustard seeds, cumin, turmeric, and more for a different but delicious side or rice mix-in. 

4. Carbonara with Saffron

carbonara with saffron
Credit: Photography by Andrew Purcell

Classic carbonara gets a quick upgrade with a couple pinches of sweet-and-savory saffron. 

Recipe: Try our Carbonara with Saffron

5. Thai Glazed Salmon

thai glazed salmon
Credit: Photography by Kate Mathis

A little bit sweet, a little bit sour, this salmon packs in the flavor thanks to coconut milk, lime juice, fish sauce, and honey. 

Recipe: Try our Thai Glazed Salmon

See our first quarantine kitchen tip: Keep it simple