Kitchen Staples

You know the feeling when you find an awesome recipe and you get so excited and then you realize you’re missing one or two ingredients? And then those same ingredients keep popping up in other recipes? Well, I know the feeling and I am never happy! I get a lot of questions from people asking about the essential items I have in my kitchen at all times. I feel like this list is ever-growing, but I came up with a (rather large) list that I feel has all the items I use regularly.

KITCHENSTAPLES

Oils:

Condiments:

Vinegars:

  • Rice vinegar
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • White wine vinegar
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Red wine vinegar

Sweeteners:

Spices:

  • Fine Himalayan Sea Salt
  • Pepper Mill
  • Garlic Mill
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Garlic Granules
  • Onion Granules
  • Cinnamon
  • Basil
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Rosemary
  • Parsley
  • Oregano
  • Cilantro
  • Cumin
  • Chili Powder
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Minced Onion
  • Dill
  • Curry Powder
  • Celery Seed
  • Turmeric 

Baking:

  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Pure Organic Vanilla Extract
  • Unsweetened Cacao Powder
  • Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • Ground Flax
  • Chia Seeds

Powders/Flours:

Shelf Items: 

  • Nut Butters (read ingredients- get ones that are just the nuts, no added sugars/oils)
  • Diced Tomatoes (preferably organic/no salt)
  • Tomato Sauce (preferably organic/no salt)
  • Tomato Paste (preferably organic/no salt)
  • Coconut Milk (I always keep 1 in the fridge)
  • Organic Chicken Broth
  • Organic Vegetable Broth
  • Organic Beef Broth
  • Organic Bone Broths
  • Unsweetened Applesauce

Fresh:

  • Garlic
  • Bananas
  • Veggies
  • Fruit
  • Lemons (for fresh juice)
  • Limes (for fresh juice
  • Basil (amongst other herbs, but I love my organic basil plant!)
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Frozen Organic Berries
  • Organic farm-fresh eggs (local, pasture-raised whenever possible)
  • Spinach
 

Kitchen Staples 

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January 20, 2016

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  1. Excited to try making your Mocha Fudge Muffins but not sure where to get the espresso powder called for in the recipe? Help!

  2. I have a modest pantry which works for the limited # of meals I currently cook. This is awesome – great to spark ideas and see how these ingredients can be used. Thanks!

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