We used to have to go out and buy stuff every time we wanted to try a new recipe, but over time, we have developed a pretty well-stocked pantry. The benefit is that if we discover a recipe we want to try, we usually have everything we need already on-hand.
The biggest benefit, though, is that when you have one of those days when things fall apart and you need a backup plan for dinner, you have plenty of standard ingredients that you can kind of throw together and make something.
Stock up on this stuff & you’ll be off to a great start!
Organic Black Beans (6 cans)*
Organic Pinto Beans (4 cans)
Organic Garbanzo Beans (4 cans)
Organic Red Beans (3 cans)
Tomato Paste (2 cans)
Tomato Sauce (1 can)
Diced Tomatoes – low sodium (2)
Vegetable Stalk – low sodium (2)
Organic Pasta Sauce – low sugar (1)
Whole Grain Pasta – we like Udon pasta (find at most health food stores)
Salsa (1 jar)
Raw Nuts (Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews, Pumpkin Seeds/Pepitas)
Organic Flour (Spelt, Buckwheat, Oat, Whole Wheat)
Nutritional Yeast (find at most health food stores)
Organic Corn Meal
Bell Peppers (any color)
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough from Trader Joe’s
OILS, SPICES, ETC.
Olive Oil (for dressings)
Coconut Oil (for cooking)
Olive Oil Spray
White wine vinegar
Apple cider vinegar
Red wine vinegar
Tamari (gluten free soy sauce)
Red Pepper Flakes
Dulse (we use this instead of salt)