The Perfect Pantry

When i go to my pantry, I know I’ll be able to prepare something great for dinner. Look at your cupboard space in your kitchen and determine where the best place is to host a pantry. Once this is decided, look at each shelf and chose what ingredient you always want to have in that space. This way replenishing will be easy when you head to the grocery store. You will know instantly when you open you cupboard what you are running low on.

Here is my list of must have’s in your pantry

Oils and Vinegars

Canola oil, Extra virgin olive oil, seasame oil, cooking spray, balsamic vinegar, white wine vinegar, red wine vinegar, cider vinegar.

Canned Goods

Mixture of different beans such as pinto, garbanzo and cannellini, chicken and beef broth (low sodium), Marzano tomatoes (they are my favorite to use in the kitchen), canned tuna, artichoke hearts.

Baking and Sugar

All purpose flour, self rising, whole wheat, quick cooking oats, baking soda, baking powder, panko breadcrumbs, various types of pastas (whole wheat where possible), soba noodles. rice (brown, wild, aborio etc, couscous.

Nuts and fruit

Almonds, walnuts, peanuts, pecans, seasame seeds, peanut butter, almond butter, various dried fruits for that quick snack on the go !


Olives (calamata are good), low fat mayo. capers, dijon mustard (Grey Poupon is my favorite), hot sauce (you can’t be without it here in the U.S), low sodium soy sauce, thai curry paste (red and green)

Take a chill (the freezer is the best place to keep ingredients that will always be fresh)

Frozen fruits such as raspberries, blueberries, strawberries etc, broccoli, peas, corn, spinach, shrimp, skinless chicken breasts

There ya go !!! now get cleaning out those cupbaords, Fall/Winter is around the corner and what a perfect time to organize your kitchen !!

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