my pantry

If you’re transitioning to veganism full-time or you’re just beginning your foray into healthful cooking and eating, the idea of building your pantry is something that comes slowly with each recipe. To help expedite the process, I’ve decided to give you a peek into my pantry. While I’m not ‘completely vegan,’ I am mostly vegan at home. And this list has come over the course of nearly a year of conscientious cooking.

I hope this list serves much like Angela Liddon’s Oh She Glows Vegan Pantry page, as an easy reference guide to the ingredients that I use most in my vegan cooking, and that, if stocked, can help one to cook often and well without too much stress going into each meal (or last minute, semi-frantic trips to grocery stores!) I hope that this list will be inspiring as you build your own pantry and begin to develop your own favorites.

It’s definitely true that once you have your foundation, your pantry stocked, the rest just about falls into place. All you have to do is bring everything out, pick up your fresh seasonal veggies and fruits — and there you have it — vegan goodness!

Spices

  • allspice
  • basil
  • bay leaves
  • cayenne
  • chili powder
  • cinnamon
  • cream of tartar
  • coriander
  • cumin
  • curry powder
  • dill
  • fine and coarse sea salt
  • garam masala
  • garlic powder
  • ginger
  • ground cardamom
  • ground cloves
  • ground coriander seed
  • ground nutmeg
  • herbamare
  • kosher salt
  • nutmeg
  • oregano
  • paprika
  • red pepper flakes
  • rosemary
  • sage leaves
  • saffron
  • sumac
  • thyme
  • turmeric
  • whole black peppercorns

Legumes

  • quinoa
  • chickpeas
  • red lentils
  • black beans
  • green lentils
  • firm or extra firm tofu
  • navy beans

Seeds and Dried Fruits

  • chia seeds
  • ground flax seed
  • dried mango
  • dried cranberries
  • raisins

Nuts

  • almonds
  • pecans
  • walnuts
  • cashews

Grains

  • buckwheat (technically a seed)
  • basmati rice
  • jasmine rice
  • whole wheat pasta
  • spinach pasta
  • brown rice
  • wheat berries

Flours and Powders

  • whole wheat pastry flour
  • all purpose flour
  • whole wheat flour
  • arrowroot powder
  • maca powder
  • vanilla protein powder

Odds ‘n’ Ends

  • apple cider vinegar
  • balsamic vinegar
  • nutritional yeast
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • seasame oil
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • potatoes

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Still in a state of disarray. An upcoming DIY project, I hope!

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