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PANTRY GUIDE

Please use this list as an inspiration whether you want to implement more plant-based meals into your diet, or switch to a fully plant-based diet. 

My staples - ingredients you will find in my pantry and kitchen: 

Legumes (dry and/or canned): 

Whenever possible, I choose dry over canned.

Cooking big batches and freezing small portions is a great way to switch from canned to dry. 

  • Chickpeas

  • Lentils (brown, green, red)

  • Kidney beans

  • Black beans

  • Cannellini beans

  • Butter beans

Grains and seeds:

  • Rolled oats

  • Quinoa (white, and tri-color)

  • Buckwheat (raw, hulled)

  • Millet (hulled)

  • Brown rice

  • Basmati rice

  • Jasmine rice

  • Chia seeds (black and white)

  • Pumpkin seeds

  • Hemp seeds

  • Sunflower seeds

  • Sesame seeds

  • Black sesame seeds

  • Flaxseeds (whole and ground)

  • Poppy seeds

Flours:

  • Plain flour

  • Corn flour

  • Wholemeal flour

  • High-grade (bread) flour

  • Chickpea flour

  • Coconut flour

  • Buckwheat flour

  • Rice flour

  • Almond meal

  • Cornmeal

Nuts:

  • Walnuts

  • Brazil nuts

  • Hazelnuts

  • Peanuts

  • Cashews

  • Almonds

  • Pistachios

  • Pecans

  • Pine nuts

Dried fruits:

  • Sultanas and raisins

  • Cranberries

  • Dates

  • Goji berries

  • Mango jerky

  • Apricot

  • Currants

Sweeteners:

  • Coconut sugar

  • Raw sugar

  • Brown sugar

  • Icing sugar

  • Caster sugar

  • Maple syrup

  • Agave syrup

  • Date syrup

Herbs, spices, condiments:

Some seasoning mixes may contain a lot of sodium and sugar, I recommend always checking the ingredients)

 

  • Italian herbs

  • French herbs (herbs de Provance)

  • Oregano

  • Basil

  • Thyme

  • Tarragon

  • Rosemary

  • Parsley

  • Sage

  • Marjoram

  • Dill

  • Bay leaves

  • Cardamom (pods and powder)

  • Cloves (whole and powder)

  • Cinnamon

  • Nutmeg

  • Turmeric

  • Ginger powder

  • Coriander

  • Garam masala

  • Cumin (seeds and powder)

  • Cayenne pepper

  • Chili powder

  • Chili flakes

  • Mustard powder

  • Lemongrass powder

  • Fennel powder

  • Coriander

  • Moroccan seasoning

  • Cajun seasoning

  • Za'atar (homemade)

  • Blackening seasoning (homemade)

  • Vegetable broth in powder

  • Nutritional yeast

  • Baking soda

  • Baking powder

  • Cacao powder

  • Maca powder

  • Hemp protein powder

  • Plant protein powder

Cans and jars/bottles:

Whenever possible, try to buy jarred/bottled over canned and if canned, look for BPA-free cans):

  • Canned jackfruit 

  • Canned banana blossom

  • Coconut cream

  • Whipping coconut cream

  • Canned diced tomatoes

  • Canned peeled tomatoes

  • Passata

  • Tomato paste

  • Soy/tamari sauce

  • Mustard (Dijon and English)

  • Miso

  • Peanut butter

  • Almond butter

  • Tahini (sesame paste)

  • Apple sauce (unsweetened)

  • Sundried tomatoes

  • Olives (green, black, Kalamata)

Oils:

  • Extra-virgin olive oil

  • Coconut oil

  • Sesame oil

  • Avocado oil

  • Hemp oil

Vinegars:

  • Apple cider vinegar

  • Rice vinegar

  • White wine vinegar

  • Red wine vinegar

  • Balsamic vinegar

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SHOP THE FAVORITES

Here is a list of my favorite products and brands. All mentioned products have been tested in my kitchen, I love using them on a regular basis, and they are available in New Zealand.

Hemp Farm

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KitCo

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Veganut

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Cleanery

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Real Food Direct

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