I had this amazing meal of a perfectly roasted duck breast topped with a super-spicy mango curry. When I got home I realized that I have a list of ingredients to produce something vaguely familiar. In fact, those items were on my eat-down list. (The coconut milk has been hanging out in my freezer for a month). So, while I can't say that this delicious dish was borne out of necessity, it nevertheless helped me get rid of some ingredients that just had to go.