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How to: Stock Your Pantry

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IT’S AMAZING HOW MUCH EASIER IT IS TO THROW A MEAL TOGETHER WHEN YOU HAVE AN ARSENAL OF PANTRY STAPLES.
 

THE BASICS

Salt: Kosher and Coarse sea salt

Fresh ground pepper

IN THE FRIDGE:

EGGS

Eggs

Parmesan cheese

Dijon Mustard

IN THE CUBBARD

Soy sauce

Honey

Canned/boxed tomatoes

Olive oil

Balsamic vinegar

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Flour

Rice 

Pasta

Canned beans – black beans and garbanzo beans

Hot sauce - sriracha

ON THE COUNTER

Lemons (I cheat and always have a squeeze bottle of lemon juice in the refrigerator)

Onions

Garlic

SPICES

Cinnamon

Cumin

Garlic Powder

 

FOR THE ADVENTUROUS CHEFS:

Capers

Chipotle Peppers

Chocolate

Fish Sauce

Honey

Mirin - Japanese rice wine

Whole Grain Mustard

Canned tuna

Quinoa

 

OTHER KITCHEN ADDITIONS

 

FRESH HERBS

Most grocery stores sell them, if yours doesn't home depot will have them for $3.95. It makes a huge difference.

  1. a package of herbs at the store costs the same as the plant.
  2. Making something as simple as scrambled eggs becomes sophisticated with the addition of fresh herbs.
  3. Garnishes: a floret of basil or sprinkle of fresh parsley or chives provides instant elegance.

 

QUALITY FROZEN FOODS

I used to be so against anything frozen, but after repeatedly getting $60 worth of delivery it’s nice to have something of quality on hand without having to exert too much energy.

Raw tail on shrimp

Organic ravioli

Pizza - Favorites: Archer's Farm Spinach and Goat Cheese pizza, Newman’s Supreme and Home Run Inn's Pepperoni.

Amy's Organic burritos

 

DID WE FORGET ANYTHING?

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