Pantry and Fridge staples
This is a list of the things I like to keep on hand to make my meal planning easier. It is also good to keep a stocked pantry those days when there is nothing in the fridge and also perhaps an earthquake...
Upon writing this I realised that I may have quite an extensive pantry...so these item are my most used. There are plenty more things hiding in my kitchen...
Don’t panic. You don’t need all of this.
It is basically fats, legumes, flour and grains, nuts and seeds, rice, pasta/noodles, sweetener, vinegar, herbs and spices, condiments, seasonings an eggs for pantry. Dairy or an alternative, more condiments and seasonings, tofu/tempeh, fruit and seasonal vegetables for the fridge. Then frozen fruit and some veg, aromatics, stock and extra sauces for the freezer.
Olive oil, Extra virgin olive oil, Coconut oil, butter
Puy/green lentils, Red lentils, tinned chick peas, tinned black beans, tinned cannellini beans, tinned tomatoes
White flour, whole meal flour, Spelt flour, buckwheat flour, almond meal, chickpea flour, dark chocolate
Almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame, plus occasionally other nuts
Basmati rice, short white, brown rice, quinoa, millet, freekah, oats
Soba noodles, rice noodles, pasta of various shapes and sizes
Maple syrup, honey, fine raw sugar, brown sugar, dried fruit, coconut, vanilla essence
Sesame oil, Tamari or soy, fish sauce, black vinegar, rice wine vinegar, pomegranate molasses
Red and white wine vinegar, Apple cider vinegar
Spices - Smoked paprika, Turmeric, cumin, coriander, curry powder, Garam masala, dried oregano, chilli flakes, ras el hanout (middle eastern spice mix) garlic powder, mustard seeds, cinnamon quill and star anise Peanut butter, tahini,eggs, seaweed, coconut milk, miso, baked beans!!
Cheese - Feta and/or Haloumi, Parmesan or Pecorino, Cheddar, milk and butter
Mayo, hot sauce, mustard, pickles, chutney, relish, capers, anchovies, tomato paste, chilli sauce
Tofu or tempeh or similar
Carrots, seasonal vegetables and herbs, lemons, fruit
Frozen peas, shelled edamame beans
Lemongrass and chillies
Bread and baking, back up meals
Frozen berries and fruit
Leftover stock and sauces
Vegetable scraps for when I need to make stock