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How to Stock Your Pantry & Freezer

Ingredients

Salt

  • Finely ground salt (Himalayan or Redmond Real Salt)
  • Kosher Salt (Diamond Crystal)
  • Maldon Sea Salt or other flakey "finishing salt"

Oils and Cooking Fats

  • Avocado oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Butter unsalted

Seasonings

  • Black pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • paprika
  • cumin
  • cayenne
  • bay leaves
  • chili powder
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • cinnamon
  • whole nutmeg
  • vanilla extract

Vinegars

  • apple cider vinegar
  • red wine vinegar
  • balsamic vinegar
  • champagne or white wine vinegar
  • sherry vinegar
  • rice vinegar

Stocks

  • Chicken Stock store-bought and/or frozen homemade
  • Vegetable stock
  • Beef stock

Condiments

  • Mayonnaisse
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • BBQ sauce
  • Soy Sauce or Tamari
  • Hoisin
  • Sriracha
  • Hot Sauce
  • Capers
  • Olives
  • Strawberry or raspberry jam
  • Maple syrup
  • Honey

Beans

  • Canned black beans, or dried
  • Canned pinto beans, or dried
  • Canned white beans, or dried
  • Canned refried beans

Rice & Grains

  • Short grain white
  • Basmati rice
  • Brown rice
  • Arborio
  • Polenta
  • Farro
  • Barley
  • Quinoa
  • Oats

Legumes

  • Garbanzo beans, canned or dried
  • Green or brown lentils
  • Red or yellow lentils
  • Split peas

Pasta

  • Spaghetti, penne, fusilli Gluten-free, whole wheat or traditional

Canned Tomatoes

  • Whole stewed tomatoes
  • Fire-roasted tomatoes
  • Tomato sauce unseasoned, for chili and stews

Pantry Meat & Seafood

  • Canned tuna and salmon
  • Anchovy paste

Freezer Meat & Seafood

  • Chicken thighs or breasts
  • Ground meat beef, turkey, lamb, pork or chicken
  • Bacon
  • Pancetta
  • Stew meat beef or lamb
  • Whole roasting chicken
  • Pork tenderloin or pork roast
  • Sausages/Italian Sausage and Brauts
  • Wild salmon or cod

Sugar, Flour and Baking Supplies

  • Cane sugar (or regular white sugar)
  • Brown sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Almond flour
  • Gluten-free flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Arrowroot powder and/or cornstarch
  • Chocolate

Nut Butters, Nuts and Seeds

  • Almond butter
  • Peanut butter
  • Almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans, pistachios and pine nuts store in the freezer
  • Flax, hemp, chia store in the freezer

Frozen Fruit and Veggies

  • Frozen strawberries
  • Frozen pineapple
  • Frozen Bananas peeled and sliced for smoothies
  • Frozen mixed berries
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen peas
  • Frozen edamame
  • Frozen broccoli
  • Frozen spinach
  • Frozen pearl onions
  • Frozen stir-fry mix

Frozen Convenience Foods (for those nights you need a break!)

  • Tortellini cheese and/or spinach
  • Gnocchi
  • Tamales
  • Taquitos
  • Pizza cauliflower crust or regular
  • Dumplings

Extras

  • Sparkling water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Microwave popcorn or popcorn kernels
  • Boxed mac & cheese
  • Boxed brownies