Life & Lifestyle

Our Pantry essentials

Nicoletta June 22, 2015

our pantry

There are items that come and go in our kitchen pantry, and through trial and error the constant remains the same. Being italian, we cook a lot of italian food, so in our pantry there are the basic ingredients to make red or white sauces, toppings for pizza, or other essentials to traditional recipes. Loreto’s being a lover of spices and ethinic cuisine, we have plenty of indian and chinese spices and sauces and some mexican staples. My baking shelf has many different flours (gluten-free and non), sugars, chocolates, dried fruits and nuts. We try to go through the items every three to six months, since many of them don’t have a long shelf life, we try to buy as fresh as possible and using the ingredients as quick as we can to eliminate waste. We like trying new things, but buying quantities that would suffice sampling and then if we like it we purchase more. We try to buy organic, local and sustainable foods, at Farmers’s Markets or at organic food stores, where  they sell in bulk and you can buy in weight, reducing packaging and replacing the items more often. We believe that healthy foods create healthy bodies and minds.

 

 

 

Here’s an evolving list of gold members in our pantry:

Whole Grains and Flours

  • Almond flour
  • Amaranth flour
  • Brown Rice flour
  • Chickpea flour
  • Cornmeal
  • Kamut flour
  • Potato flour (or Potato Starch)
  • Quinoa
  • Semolina
  • Spelt flour
  • Unbleached Organic All purpose Flour
  • Whole wheat flour

 

Sweeteners

  • Coconut Sugar
  • Icing Sugar
  • Organic Brown Sugar
  • Organic Cane Sugar
  • Organic churned Honey
  • Pure Maple Syrup
  • White Sugar

 

Fats/Oils

  • Almond butter
  • Avocado oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Cold pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Flavoured Olive Oils
  • Sesame Oil
  • Peanut Oil
  • Peanut Butter
  • Tahini

 

Salts

  • Fine grain Sea Salt
  • Hymalayan Pink Salt
  • Naturally White Coarse Sea Salt
  • No msg Seasoning Salt

 

Herbs and Spices

  • Bay Leaves
  • Burger Rub
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Chili Powder
  • Chinese Five Spice
  • Chipotle and Honey Rub
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Garlic Powder
  • Garam Masala
  • Ginger
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Masala Tandoori
  • Onion Powder
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Spicy Stir Fry
  • Turmeric

 

Nuts and Seeds

  • Almonds
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Cashews
  • Granola
  • Hazelnuts
  • Peanuts
  • Pine nuts
  • Pistachios
  • Walnuts

 

Dried Fruits

  • Apricots
  • Candied Cherries
  • Figs
  • Mixed Berries
  • Plums
  • Raisins

 

Beans, Legumes and Canned goods

  • Capers in salt
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Marinated artichokes hearts
  • Marinated Sundried Tomatoes
  • Red Beans
  • San Marzano D.o.p. Tomatoes
  • Tomato paste
  • Tuna
  • White Beans (Cannellini)

 

Chocolate

  • Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread
  • Dark chocolate bar
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Natural unsweetened Cocoa powder
  • White chocolate chips

 

Other

  • Aluminum-free Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Basmati Rice
  • Bread Crumbs (italian flavoured)
  • Carnaroli Rice
  • Coffee
  • Cous cous
  • Dried Lavender
  • Dried Mushrooms
  • Jasmine Rice
  • No msg Vegetable base
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Panna da cucina
  • Pasta
  • Raspberry and Strawberry Jams
  • Rice Stick Noodles
  • Tempura batter mix
  • Vanilla bean
  • Vanilla extract
  • Vermicelli Noodles

 

Miscellaneous

  • Biscotti
  • Corn Tortilla Chips
  • Mary’s Organic Crackers
  • Hard Taco shells
  • Lentil Crackers
  • Popcorn
  • Sugar Cones
  • Sprinkles
  • Teas

 

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