THE LM PANTRY

I use my pantry for inspiration and out of desperation.  It is my life-line in the kitchen.

Having a well-stocked pantry and fridge is not only essential to healthy eating, but also saves time and money.  With basic supplies on hand, you can easily pull together a meal out of leftover vegetable scraps when going to the store just isn't an option, or whip up an impromptu dinner for friends.  

The beautiful thing about a well-stocked pantry is that it's completely customizable.  Below is my ever evolving list of staples to help guide you in establishing your own personal stock.


Dry Goods

Beans & Legumes

Black beans, dry & canned
Chickpeas, dry & canned
Lentils (French, red)
Heirloom beans
White beans, dry & canned

Flours & Baking

Almond meal
Buckwheat flour
Chickpea flour
Coconut flour
Cornmeal
Gluten-free flour blend
Spelt flour

Baking powder (aluminum free)
Baking soda
Dark chocolate chips (70%+)
Vanilla extract

Dried Fruits

Apricots
Cherries
Cranberries
Figs
Goji berries
Goldenberries
Golden raisins
Medjool dates
Mulberries

*All unsulfured with no added sweeteners 

Grains

Buckwheat
Farro
Millet
Rice (black, brown, white)
Oats (rolled, steel-cut)
Quinoa

Miscellaneous

Bragg's Liquid Aminos
Coconut milk
Dark chocolate (70%+)
Dijon mustard
Hot sauce
Bragg's Nutritional Yeast
Pastas
- brown rice, lentil, etc.
Soy sauce or Tamari (low sodium)
Tomatoes (canned)
- whole, crushed, diced
Tomato paste
Vegetable broth

Nuts & Seeds

Almonds, raw
Cashews, raw
Hazelnuts, raw
Pecans, raw
Pistachios, unsalted
Walnuts, raw

Almond butter
Cashew butter
Peanut butter
Sunflower butter
Tahini

Chia seeds
Flax seeds
Hemp seeds
Pumpkin seeds, raw
Sunflower seeds, raw

Oils & Vinegars

Avocado oil, unrefined
Coconut oil, raw + unrefined
Extra-virgin olive oil
Toasted sesame oil
Walnut oil, unrefined

Apple cider vinegar, raw
Balsamic vinegar
Brown rice vinegar
Red wine vinegar
White wine vinegar
White balsamic vinegar

Spices & Seasonings

Allspice
Bay leaves
Black pepper
Cayenne
Chili powder
Cinnamon
Coriander
Cumin
Garam masala
Ginger
Nutmeg
Oregano
Red pepper, crushed
Smoked paprika
Turmeric

Fine Himalayan sea salt
Gomasio (sesame + sea salt)
Maldon sea salt flakes

Superfoods 

Ashwagandha
Bee pollen
Cacao nibs / powder
Chlorella & Spirulina
Maca powder
Plant-based protein powder
Reishi mushroom powder

Sweeteners

Coconut sugar
Honey
Maple syrup
Medjool dates

Fruits & Vegetables

Avocado
Bananas
Garlic
Onions (yellow, red)
Potatoes (white, sweet)
Shallots


Refrigerator Staples

Weekly Meal Prep

Varies, but staples include:

Chia jam
Chopped raw vegetables
Cooked grains
Hard-boiled eggs
Massaged kale salad
Overnight oats
Roasted vegetables
Salad dressing
 

Fruits & Vegetables

Apples
Berries, in-season
Dark leafy greens
- baby spinach, kale, Swiss chard
Fresh herbs
- parsley, cilantro, rosemary, thyme
Fresh ginger
Lemons + limes
Salad greens
- butter lettuce, arugula, romaine
Various Vegetables
- carrots, peppers, scallions... 

*Try to buy organic produce as often as possible. See my guide, here

Dairy

Cheeses: Sheep's milk feta / Goat's cheddar
Pasture-raised eggs
Homemade nut milks (almond, cashew)
Whole milk, grass-fed kefir + yogurt

Miscellaneous

Antipasti
- capers, marinated vegetables, olives
Breads
- sprouted English muffins, dark rye bread, corn tortillas
Fermented vegetables
- kimchi, sauerkraut, pickles
Hummus

 

 

       


Freezer Staples

Batch-cooking

Baked goods, breads
Cooked beans
Cooked grains & rice
Energy balls
Tomato sauce
Soups

 

Fruit

Bananas
Berries
Cheries
Mango

Avocado halves
Fresh ginger
Fresh turmeric

Miscellaneous

Veggie burgers

Pantry Items (bulk)

Flours
Grains
Nuts
Seeds
Superfoods

Vegetables

Broccoli
Sweet corn
Green beans
Mixed vegetables
Spinach
Zucchini