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Bulk Buying 101 Crash Course

Congratulations! You made it to DAY 7 of our crash course—but don't toss your tassels into the air just yet—our final lesson is an essential one. Today’s topic: shelf life recommendations for bulk ingredients.

Attention savvy shoppers: Can you believe we're already more than half way through our 7-Day Bulking Buying 101 Crash Course? Now that you're comfortable navigating the bulk food aisles and storing bulk ingredients at home, it’s time to get creative in the kitchen. In today's video, Spork Foods sisters Heather Goldberg and Jenny Engel show you how to make their bulk-friendly recipe Creamy Vegan Pistachio Pesto over Brown Rice. The dish is vegan comfort food at its best, plus it's quick and easy to make.

In Bulk Buying 101, we warned you not to toss the plastic produce bags you may have used to transport your bulk buys home. As promised, we’ve got five wise ways to reuse ‘em.

The bulk bins are a treasure trove of intriguing ingredients that will inspire you to get creative in the kitchen. Since you can buy as much or as little of an ingredient as you need, it's easy and relatively risk-free to get to know new foods and experiment with simple swaps such as red lentils for green or quinoa for couscous.