Keeping a Well Stocked Pantry

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Keeping your pantry stocked with ingredients you will use on a regular basis makes cooking from scratch easy and convenient. After the initial cash outlay for items like a bottle of apple cider vinegar or olive oil, you will be ready, after shopping for main ingredients, to whip up your favorite creations.

Here are the suggested minimum staples we recommend for your home pantry. (Depending on what you like, what your dietary restrictions are, and what your family traditions are, your pantry list may look very different from this, but this is a good place to start.)


Balsamic, apple cider, red wine, white wine

Oils and Fats

Coconut oil, extra virgin olive, butter, cooking oil spray


Maple syrup, honey, cane sugar


Dijon mustard, soy sauce, fish sauce, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mayonnaise, salsa, miso

Baking  Products

All-purpose flour, whole wheat pastry flour, cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla

Pantry vegetables

Garlic, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squash (in season)

Canned Goods

Diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, marinara sauce, beans, coconut milk, tuna/salmon


Eggs, variety of cheeses including Parmesan, cheddar, Swiss, etc, fresh lemons, fresh ginger root, celery, carrots, plain yogurt, nuts and seeds.

Nuts and seeds

A variety such as almonds, sesame seeds, walnuts, pecans, etc.

Beans and legumes

A variety such as garbanzos, green and red lentils, red beans, black beans, pinto beans, etc.

Whole grains

A variety such as quinoa, rice, oats, barley, wild rice, 

Nut butters

Peanut butter, almond butter, tahini


A variety including macaroni, spaghetti, fettuccine, egg noodles, rice noodles, etc.

Frozen Products

Vegetables, fruits, tortillas


Arrowroot powder, cornstarch, breadcrumbs, vegetable and/or meat broth


Sea salt and whole black peppercorns

Herbs and spices

Garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, chili powder, ginger, oregano, dill, cumin, curry powder, thyme, rosemary, basil