My Pantry Staples

There are some items that you will always find in my pantry…no matter what. These are ingredients that make an appearance in my recipes often and are for the most part pretty easy to find. With a well stocked pantry and a couple nice veggies (even frozen) you can always come up with something in a pinch. This will safe guard you from having to go to the store when you have no time or energy to cook and prefer not to order out (good choice). The items listed below however are nonnegotiables in my kitchen and always in stock. They store long term and will make whipping up a quick and nutritious meal a cinch.

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Fridge

Homemade Cashew Milk
~ Soda Stream Bubbly Water
~ Pure Pomegranate Juice
~ Parmesean & Manchego cheese
~ Organic Miso Paste (mellow white and red)
~ Organic Sun Dried Tomatoes packed in oil (save the oil for salad dressing)
~ Organic Jarred Roasted Peppers
~ Kalamata & Green Olives
~ Homemade Vegetable Stock
~ Dijon Mustard
~ Red & Green Thai Curry Paste
~ Peeled garlic- Whole and some that has been chopped in a food processor and stored      in olive oil (NOT the chopped garlic from the store PLEASE!)
~ Organic Sprouted Lentils & Mung Beans
~ Organic Apples
~ Organic Kale
~ Organic Carrots
~ Organic Lemons
~ Organic Fresh Ginger
~ Always Always Fresh Organic Herbs such as Parsley, Basil, Cilantro, Dill
~ Organic Sriracha Hot Sauce
~ Wonton Wrappers
~ Sprouted Ezekial Sesame Bread

 

Freezer

~ Organic Peas
~ A Nice Loaf of Local Whole Grain Bread
~ Leftover Chocolate Cherry BombsCarrot Cake Truffles or Chocolate & Coconut Truffles for evening snacking
~ Frozen Bananas & Other Fruit for quick ‘n’ clean “Ice Cream”

 

Dry Goods

~ Raw Cashews for recipes such as Creamy Vegan Pesto
~ Hazelnuts for One of my Favorite Salads
~TONS of other Nuts & Seeds~ sunflower, almonds, peanuts, mac nuts, pine nuts,      walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds
~ Things I Keep Toasted for quick sprinkling~ sliced almonds, sesame seeds, pumpkin  seeds, walnuts, dry flaked coconut
~ Organic Flax & Chia Seeds
~ Large Jars of my NAKED nut Butter
~ Organic Raisins
~ Whole Dates
~ Organic Nori for these Raw Nori Rolls and more
~ Organic Tahini
~ Organic Nutritional Yeast
~ Organic Dried Lentils, Garbanzos, Black Beans, etc
~ Organic Canned Black Beans & Garbanzos
~ Organic Coconut Milk (full fat) for THIS easy pantry meal
~ Organic Canned Tomatoes
~ Jarred Tomato Sauce from my parents garden…yummy!
~ Yellow & Red Onions
~ Organic Quinoa
~ Organic Millet
~ Organic Whole Grain  & Quinoa Pasta
~ Organic Brown Rice
~ Organic Popcorn
~ Organic Brown Rice Cakes

 

Baking, etc.

~ Organic Whole Rolled Oats
~ Organic Garbanzo Flour
~ Organic Coconut Flour
~ Organic Whole Wheat Flour
~ Whole Grain Bread Crumbs
~ Organic Coconut Sugar
~ Maple Syrup
~ Raw Cacao Powder
~ Aluminum Free Baking Powder
~ Baking Soda
~ Organic Stevia Powder
~ Organic Fair Trade Coffee
~ Organic Wheat Grass Powder
~ Organic Spirulina Powder

 

Oils, Vinegars, Spices

~ Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
~ Organic Olive Oil
Lucini Estate Select Olive Oil, Lemon, Basil & Chili Oils
~ Lucini Balsamic Vinegar
~ Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
~ Red Wine Vinegar
~ Sherry Vinegar
~ Rice Wine Vinegar
~ Braggs Liquid Amino Acids
~ Organic Nama Shoyu Soy Sauce
~ Himalayan Pink Salt
~ Different Finishing Salts such as Maldon, Smoked & Vanilla Salts
~ Madras Style Curry Powder
~ Smoked Paprika for yummy dishes such as this Moroccan Carrot Salad
~ Cayenne Pepper
~ Chili Flakes
~ Cumin
~ Chili Powder
~ Cinnamon
~ Dulse Flakes
~ Garam Masala
~ Local Honey

I am sure that I have a few things tucked away that have been forgotten about but you get the idea. Organize your pantry a bit and make some room, make a list and go shopping. There are some great recipes to start with on this site and they will keep coming!