two things: homemade broth and peanut sauce/satay
to add to OP's list:
easy peasy peanut sauce
-handful of peanut butter (i prefer crunchy)
-juice of 1 lime or some orange juice
-soy sauce (couple glugs, to taste)
-garlic (fresh best, powdered ok)
-ginger (fresh best, powdered OK, optional but tasty, just don't overdo it)
-chili to taste (i prefer spicy so i use fresh habaneros but chili powder also works)
taste it and see what it needs. you can add sweet (honey/sugar/fruit juice/jelly or jam) or salty (soy sauce works best). you can also add coconut milk to make it more of a soupy curry type thing.
the resulting peanut sauce can be used as a sauce for noodles and stir-fried veggies/meat, or a dipping sauce, or a base for a curry, or a dressing for a salad. whatever's clever. takes about 10 minutes from start to finish and usually have most of the ingredients laying around. good with almost any veggie or protein. vegan friendly so very handy if you happen to want to cook for an art ho. Post too long. Click here to view the full text.