Check out my latest column at the j. weekly. It focuses on the local tradition of donating non-perishables to local food banks during the Jewish High Holy Days and has two recipes that use canned goods themselves -- cranberried chicken and tuna and chickpea salad.
The cranberried chicken makes the best leftovers. The recipe is great for the high holidays as well as a regular Shabbat or other dinner. I love the contrast of the juicy, savory dressing-like bread layer and the tart and sassy cranberry layer. I hope you'll try it and let me know what you think.
The make-ahead tuna salad works well for Yom Kippur break fast. It works as a salad or sandwich filling.
You can see the recipes and write up here.
To find a food bank in your area (guaranteed they will be looking for donations), please go to Feeding America .