The Plant Based Pantry

Why plant based? I chose to follow a mostly plant based diet for numerous reasons. Mainly, I wanted to decrease the amount of processed foods I consumed. Also, plant based diets have become increasingly popular as they are thought to reduce the risk of coronary artery disease and help with weight loss. I prefer (when possible) to eat food that is produced humanely, without pesticides, and is environmentally friendly. At first, it was difficult to figure out what to eat but eventually I began to find unprocessed, plant based foods that I really enjoy. Following a plant based lifestyle with less processed foods has helped me keep off weight, decrease cravings for unhealthy foods, and have more energy. This lifestyle has inspired me cook more at home and develop recipes of my own to share with friends and family. Having a variety of plant based ingredients available in the pantry makes it easy to quickly put together some delicious and healthy meals. These are some of the foods I find helpful to have in my pantry…


Grains and Seeds:

  • Quinoa
  • Brown Rice
  • Brown rice noodles
  • Corn tortillas
  • Quinoa pasta
  • Whole grain oats
  • Flaxseed
  • Chia seed
  • Raw Pumpkin seeds

Fats:

  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Vegan butter

Baking supplies:

  • Gluten Free Flour
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Almond Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Cardamom extract
  • Vanilla extract
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Vegan chocolate chips
  • Xanthan Gum (Bob’s Red Mill Brand)

Sweeteners, Seasonings, and Sauces:

  • Maple syrup
  • Stevia
  • Agave syrup
  • Coconut nectar
  • Cacao nibs
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Matcha powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin
  • Cardamom powder
  • Coriander
  • Himalayan sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground ginger
  • Red curry paste
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Tahini Sauce
  • Salsa
  • Vegan Mayonnaise
  • Saffron
  • Cardamom

Nuts:

  • Raw cashews
  • Raw pine nuts
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Almond butter
  • Almond milk
  • Cashew milk
  • Coconut milk (canned, light or full fat)
  • Almond milk yogurt
  • Soy or Almond milk creamer

Proteins:

Fruits and Vegetables:

  • Zucchini
  • Green Beans
  • Eggplant
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Butternut squash
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Kombucha squash
  • Asparagus
  • Jicama
  • Red peppers
  • Avocados
  • Portobello mushrooms
  • Baby Kale
  • Baby Spinach
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Unsweetened apple sauce
  • Dates
  • Edamame
  • Mint
  • Basil
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Garlic
  • Onions

Essential Tools:

KitchenAid KSM75WH Classic Plus Series 4.5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, White


Vitamix 5200 Series Blender, Black


OXO Good Grips 3-Blade Spiralizer with StrongHold Suction

Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 4-1/2-Quart Round French (Dutch) Oven, Cerise (Cherry Red)


John Boos 24-by-18-Inch Reversible Maple Cutting Board

 

Le Creuset Toughened Nonstick 2-Quart Saucepan with Lid,

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