Last-minute runs to the store at rush hour? No thank you!Keep a running list of basics and stay stocked with the things that you know you can pull together for a quick meal. Pick up fresh herbs and lemons every week and never suffer a dull meal again!
Pantry ListBeing well-stocked saves money, time and fosters creativity and ease in everyday cooking. What to stock is a matter of taste and this list is just a starting point. Your pantry is the foundation for your daily cooking and will reflect your likes and needs.
Pantry Categories to Consider
- Fresh (vegetables, fresh herbs, and fruit; dairy products; and other perishables)
- Dry (dry beans, pulses, seeds, nuts, grains, pastas, etc.)
- Seasonings (oils, vinegars, spices, herbs, spice pastes or sauces, etc.)
- Frozen (pre-cooked beans; grains, meats, fish, butter, etc.)
Fresh Parsley, Cilantro, etc.
Lettuce, Leafy Greens
Eggs, Butter, Milk, Plain Yogurt
Green/Red Curry Paste
(or other vegetable or seed oil)
Toasted Sesame Oil
& Balsamic Vinegar
Canned coconut milk
Pasta & noodles (buckwheat, rice, etc.)
Chicken, Fish, Meat
Veggie bouillon base
Spices & Dried HerbsSea salt
Dried red chiles
Red pepper flakes
Paprika (smoked, sweet)