Pantry

When I started cooking I would read recipes and be frustrated that I didn’t have half of the ingredients required. To help you avoid that, here is a list of pantry staples that I use regularly. Eventually I’d like to go into a little more detail about why these are ingredients of choice but for now a list shall suffice.

If you happen to live in Newcastle or the Hunter, you should definitely check out this co-op. It’s where I get all of my goodies from. They’re predominantly organic but because of their bulk buying power will work out the same as, if not cheaper than the supermarket giants. Trust me, I’ve checked!

 

GrainsBuckwheat
Wheat                 Brown rice – GF
Spelt                   Basmati rice – GF
Rye                     Polenta – GF
Barley                  Millet – GF
Rolled Oats           Quinoa – GF
Cous cous            Buckwheat – GF

(The last 3 are technically seeds but are generally used like grains)

LegumesLegumes
Black Beans
Adzjuki Beans
Cannallini Beans
Chickpeas
French De Puy lentils
Red lentils
Yellow split peas

 

Nuts & SeedsNutsAssortment
Pepitas
Linseeds/Flaxseeds
Sunflower seeds
Sesame seeds (unhulled)
Poppy Seeds
Chia seeds
Psyillium seed husks
Hemp seeds (intermittently)
Almonds (always)
Pine Nuts

And on rotation: –
hazelnuts, brazil nuts, pistachios, peanuts, macadamias, cashews, walnuts & pecans.

shredded-coconut

Dried Fruit
Coconut Flakes
Sultanas

And on rotation: – dried apricots
dried figs & fresh dates

 

 

 flours

Baking Goods
Baking powder
Baking soda
Baker’s flour
Dried Yeast
Arrowroot flour

 

 

olive oilOils, Vinegars & Sauces
Coconut oil
Olive oil
Ghee
Balsamic vinegar
Apple cidar vinegar
Red wine vinegar
White wine vinegar
Tamari / Soy sauce
Fish sauce
Mirrin
Miso – (in the fridge)
Tahini – unhulled

Natural Sweetners
Raw honey & Rapadura Sugar
Other healthier alternatives: 100% pure mayple syrup, brown rice syrup & agave

Canned Goods
Whole tinned tomatoes & Coconut milk / cream

Miscellaneous                                         
Cacao Powder  –  Wraps  –  Soba noodles  –  Rice paper  –  Nori sheets (occasionally)

 

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