How to stock your pantry

How to stock your pantry

How to stock your pantry  

A well-stocked pantry is a key element that can help turn boring weeknight meals into something special. 

Stocking your pantry is something that is achieved over time; I built up my pantry over months, adding something to my shopping list every couple of weeks to get started and then just topping up empty items as and when they are needed. The list of items below is what I make sure I always have in the house, or items that I would recommend for your pantry as well as my go-to items to spice things up. 

Oils, Vinegars & Condiments 

 Avocado oil

Avocado oil

Extra-virgin olive oil – this is generally used for cooking and salad dressings 

Sunflower oil – this is commonly used for cooking and baking 

Sesame oil – this is usually used for stir-frying 

Coconut oil – this is generally used for baking and eating 

Avocado oil – this is typically used for cooking and salad dressings 

Balsamic vinegar 

Apple cider vinegar - raw if you can get it 

Coconut aminos 

Fish sauce 

Dijon mustard 

Worcestershire sauce

 

 

 

Flavourings 

 smoked salt

smoked salt

Salt, whichever you want, coarse sea salt, fine salt 

Black peppercorns 

Onions 

Fresh garlic 

Fresh ginger 

 Drid sage

Drid sage

Anchovies for flavouring sauces and salad dressings 

Lemons 

Limes 

Oranges 

Dried herbs: 

 bay leaves,  

dill,  

dried sage,  

dried thyme leaves,  

oregano,  

tarragon,  

 

Spices  

 All spice berries

All spice berries

allspice (whole berries or ground) 

caraway seeds 

chili powder 

cinnamon sticks 

ground cinnamon 

coriander seeds 

cumin seeds 

ground cumin 

curry powder 

ground ginger 

dry mustard 

nutmeg 

paprika 

cayenne pepper 

crushed red pepper 

turmeric 

 

Canned Goods & Bottled Items 

 coconut milk

coconut milk

Canned tomatoes,  

tomato paste 

Chicken stock 

Beef stock 

Coconut cream 

Red kidney beans 

Tuna in spring water 

 

 

 

Baking Goods 

 Coconut flour

Coconut flour

Coconut flour 

Chickpea flour 

Tapioca flour 

Baking soda 

Rolled oats 

Coconut sugar 

Honey 

Pure maple syrup 

Cacao powder 

 

Nuts, Seeds & Fruits 

 Dried fruit

Dried fruit

Walnuts 

Pecans 

Almonds 

Hazelnuts 

Pine nuts 

Sesame seeds 

Natural nut or seed butter 

Tahini 

dried fruits

apricots

prunes

cherries

cranberries

dates

figs

raisins  

 

Refrigerator Basics 

 Eggs

Eggs

Milk 

plain yogurt  

Good-quality Parmesan cheese  

cheddar cheese 

Eggs  

Butter, unsalted and salted 

Coconut water 

 

Freezer Basics 

 Sweet potato

Sweet potato

Frozen vegetables:  

peas 

spinach 

broccoli 

peppers 

corn 

chopped onions 

Cooked sweet potatoes 

Frozen berries 

Frozen bananas 

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