Pantry

When a pantry is well stocked with some basic ingredients, it will be that much quicker and easier to plan your meal. These ingredients have a long shelf life, most can be found in your local grocery store, and you will use them over and over again. Here is a list of our pantry “must haves”.

oil

Oils

Canola (organic)
Extra virgin olive
Grapeseed
Organic olive oil cooking spray
Safflower
Sesame

spices

The Spice Drawer

Bay leaves
Black pepper
(we like whole peppercorns and a grinder)
Cayenne pepper
Chili powder
Crushed red pepper flakes
Dried oregano
Garlic powder
Ground chipotle chile pepper
Ground cinnamon
Ground coriander
Ground cumin
Ground nutmeg
Herbes de Provence
Herb salt
Kosher salt
Paprika
Sea salt (good-quality)
Smoked paprika

condiments

The Fridge

Capers
Dijon mustard
Ketchup
Mayonnaise
Organic low-sodium soy sauce
Maple syrup, pure
Raw seeds (pine nuts, sesame, shelled pumpkin)
Sun-dried tomatoes in oil

vinegar

Vinegars


Aged balsamic
Balsamic Vinegar Glaze
White balsamic
Apple cider
Champagne
Raspberry

pasta

The Cupboard

Plain bread crumbs
Grains (bulgur, pearl barley, and quinoa)
Honey, pure
Legumes, canned organic (black beans, cannellini beans, kidney beans, and chickpeas)
Legumes, dried (French and brown lentils)
Low-sodium beef, chicken and/or vegetable broths
Marinara Sauce
Pastas (various shapes and types)
Raw nuts (blanched hazelnuts, pecans, almonds, and walnuts)
Rice (basmati, brown, and long-grain white)
Tomatoes, canned (whole, crushed, and diced)
Tomato paste

sugar

Baker’s Dozen

All-purpose flour
Baking powder
Baking soda
Brown sugar (light and dark)
Confectioners’ sugar
Cornstarch
Granulated sugar
Old-fashioned rolled oats
Pure vanilla extract
Semisweet chocolate chips
Sweetened condensed milk
Sweetened shredded or flaked coconut
Yellow cornmeal