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
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
Golden raisins
Medjool dates

**unsulfured when possible

Grains

Brown rice
Brown rice pasta
Buckwheat
Farro
Millet
Rice blends
Rolled oats
Steel-cut oats
Whole wheat pasta

Miscellaneous

Dark chocolate (70%+)
Dijon mustard
Hot sauce
Nutritional yeast
Soy sauce or Tamari
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
(hulled, unsalted, roasted)

Oils & Vinegars

Avocado oil, unrefined
Coconut oil, 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

Spices & Seasonings

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

Gomasio (sesame + sea salt)
Kosher salt
Sea salt

Superfoods 

Ashwagandha
Bee pollen
Cacao nibs / powder
Chlorella & Spirulina
Maca powder
Reishi mushroom powder

Sweeteners

Coconut sugar
Honey
Maple syrup
Medjool dates

Vegetables

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


Refrigerator Staples

Dairy

Cheeses
- feta, cheddar, parmesan
Eggs (pasture raised)
Kefir & Yogurt
Whole milk

**all organic, ideally grass-fed

Fruits & Vegetables

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

**organic when possible

Miscellaneous

Antipasti
- capers, marinated vegetables, olives
Breads
- sprouted English muffins, dark rye bread, corn tortillas
Fermented vegetables
- kimchi, sauerkraut
Hummus
Weekly meal prep
- chia jam, roasted veggies, cooked grains, etc.

 

       


Freezer Staples

Batch-cooking

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

 

Fruit

Bananas
Berries
Cheries
Mango
Tropical blends

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