I grew up eating dried Parmesan cheese. After making a homemade batch of it I had to try something else - and it was awesome. There's also a list of 11 things you could do with the powder in the post..
If you've had shawarma, you've probably had these. They're a great way to learn fermenting and use food waster (beet water) as a feature ingredient! Awesome in a sandwich, especially if it has hummus or other beans!
A super-easy preserve that adds a shocking color while also adding an amazing flavor to your pantry. One of the thrills of DIY (to me) is the ability to make relatively uncommon yet awesome ingredients. This is such an example.