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Food Storage Essentials

Kitchen food storage arrangement. Grains, cereals, nuts, dry fruit, flour, pasta kinds in glass jars over concrete kitchen counter, square crop. Clean eating, healthy, vegan, balanced diet concept

 

You’ve heard it a thousand times. “Cook at home. It’s better for your health and your wallet”. And most of us really want to. But many just don’t know where to start.

What should we cook? How? What foods should we buy? How much? What tools do we need?

“All these cost too much!”

All these questions can really overwhelm a new or inexperienced cook. Add to that the cost of having to buy every ingredient listed in a recipe and it is becoming clear that home cooking has become an ordeal.

And haven’t talked about the dishes yet!

As you know I want to help you cook more at home and provide your family nourishing meals while enjoying the process. To succeed in this you will have to have an organized kitchen and fully stocked food storage, i.e. pantry, fridge and freezer.  So today I want to take you with me into my food storage.

Food Storage Essentials

Kitchen food storage arrangement. Grains, cereals, nuts, dry fruit, flour, pasta kinds in glass jars over concrete kitchen counter, square crop. Clean eating, healthy, vegan, balanced diet concept

Food Cupboards

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Bread Flour
  • Rolled Oats
  • Oat Bran

Sweeteners

  • White sugar
  • Raw cane sugar
  • Honey
  • Grape molasses

Dried Fruits

  • Currants
  • Figs

Beans

  • Pinto
  • Navy
  • Black Eyed
  • Garbango

Grains

  • White medium grain rice
  • Basmati Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Pop Corn Kernels

Legumes

  • Lentils
  • Split Peas

Canned Items

  • Tomato Paste
  • Crushed Tomatoes
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Tuna in Water
  • Cappers
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Pastas

  • Cous Cous
  • Rotini Pasta
  • Linguine
  • Thin Spaghetti

Vinegars

  • Apple Cider
  • White Wine
  • Red Wine
  • Sherry
  • Balsamic
  • Balsamic Glaze

Oils

  • Extra Virgin Olive
  • Sunflower

Salt

  • Sea Salt (Fine and Coarse)
  • Fleur De Sel

Nuts & Seeds

  • Walnuts
  • Almonds (Slivered & Whole)
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Pepitas
  • Peanuts
  • Chia Seeds
  • Lineseeds

Spreads

  • Peanut Butter
  • Tahini
  • Olive Paste

Chocolate

  • Dark
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Baking Chocolate

Miscellaneous

  • Popping Corn
  • Instant Yeast
  • Sparkling Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Herbal Teas

Condiments

  • Dijon Mustard
  • Mild Mustard
  • Tabasco
  • Worcestershire Sauce

Herbs & Spices

  • Allspice (Whole & Ground)
  • Bay Leaves
  • Cinnamon (Whole & Ground)
  • Cloves (Whole & Ground)
  • Cumin
  • Mustard (Whole & Ground)
  • Nutmeg
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Basil
  • Marjoram
  • Rosemary
  • Black Pepper (Whole & Ground)
  • White Pepper (Whole & Ground)
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Saffron Threads
  • Turmeric
  • Paprika Sweet and Smoked
  • Cayen peppper
  • Sumac
  • Za’atar

 

Boxes with fresh raw vegetables on table in kitchen

 

Refrigerator

  • Eggs
  • Margarine
  • Carrots

Dairy

  • Butter
  • Buttermilk
  • Whole Milk
  • Yogurt
  • Cream Cheese
  • Feta
  • Parmezan

 

Assortment of frozen vegetables and dumplings in home fridge

 

Freezer

  • Peas
  • String Beans
  • Corn
  • Salmon
  • Bread
  • Chicken for Soup

 

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