Preserved lemons are easy to make and one of my absolute favorite ways to power the pantry. Try this quick and snappy recipe for keeping them in stock (substitutions included below).
You can also make a bit pot of homemade marinara sauce, and freeze it in portions for quick meals on lazy nights.
In the same way that grating a whole nutmeg will release a more powerful and aromatic spice than pre-ground nutmeg, coriander seed is always brighter when toasted whole and then ground (see below for instructions). If the addition of coriander and lemon seems too exotic, this dish will not suffer in the slightest if you leave them out. It will also be happy if you add in a handful of fresh herbs, a pinch of chili or bacon bits. Similarly, substitute Parmesan for gruyere, cheddar or whatever you have on hand.
Allergens: dairy, wheat