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.





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



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


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


  • 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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Holiday Gift Guide 2015

WOW, the holidays are around the corner!

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s the mad rush of December.

Each year I like to share some favorite items to help you with your shopping needs! I still LOVE all of last years items, so make sure to check them out here!

Here are some of my current kitchen favorites. The prices vary, so there’s something for everyone on your list!



1. Salad Bowl (under $100)

2. Waterford Wine Glasses (under $100)

3. Le Creuset Cookware

4. Wusthof Knives

5. KitchenAid Stand Mixer

6. Cheese Board (under $50)

7. Bar Set (under $100)

8. Drink Dispenser  (under $50)

9.  The Inspiralizer (under $50)


1 . Le Creuset Bakeware (under $50)

2. Crock-Pot (under $100)

3. Cast Iron Skillets (under $50)

4. Blendtec Blender

5. Salad Chopper (under $50)

6. Food Processor  (under $100)

7. All-Clad Cookware

8. Waffle Maker

 What’s on your holiday wish list?

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