Pantry

A well-stocked pantry can save you time, money and sanity. Here are some of the things I try to always have on hand. Don’t be overwhelmed by these lists, just use them as a guide. I realize I’m a bit over-prepared. Make sure and read the labels as many of these items need to be refrigerated once they’re opened.

FLOURS
All-purpose flour      Whole Wheat flour
Cake flour      Spelt flour
Gluten-free all purpose
 
GRAINS
Oats     Cornmeal
Polenta     Brown Rice
Black Rice     Quinoa
Pasta, various shapes, and sizes      Popcorn
Panko Breadcrumbs
 
LEGUMES
Green Lentils
Dried/canned Black Beans
Dried/canned Cannellini (white kidney) Beans
Fat-free Refried Beans
Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas)
 
SWEETENERS
Honey    Maple Syrup
   White Cane Sugar
Brown Sugar     Powdered Confectioners Sugar
Turbinado Sugar (raw sugar)      Molasses     Coconut Sugar   
SPICES
Kosher Salt       Sea Salt     Black Peppercorns      White Pepper
Cinnamon       Whole Nutmeg      Ginger         Allspice
Anise Seed    Dry Mustard       Garlic Powder     Onion Powder
Oregano Flake & Ground       Basil     Cumin       Chili Powder
Cayenne Pepper       Red Pepper Flakes      Thyme         Sage
Rosemary     Dill Weed     Horseradish Powder     
Mesquite Rub Mix for Steaks           Curry Powder      Lemon Pepper       
Old Bay (for fish)         Pork Rub Mix

Hot Paprika        Smoked Paprika


OILS
Olive Oil      Coconut Oil     Canola Oil
Non-stick Cooking Spray      Non-stick Baking Spray (has flour in it)
Sesame Oil       Nut Oil (almond, hazelnut, etc.)       Chili Oil
 
VINEGAR & MARINADES
White Vinegar    Balsamic Vinegar      Apple Cider Vinegar     
White/Red Wine Vinegar     Rice Vinegar      Cherry Vinegar
Worcestershire Sauce      Soy Sauce     
 
 
SAUCES & SALSAS
Tomato Basil Jarred Pasta Sauce      Tomatillo Salsa (salsa verde)
BBQ Sauce      Tomato Salsa      Hot Pepper Sauce (Cholula or Tobasco)
Sriracha       Horseradish Sauce       Hot Mustard      Dijon Mustard       Brown Mustard     Yellow Mustard
Jarred Curry Sauce    Ketchup     Chipotle in Adobo Sauce
 
CHOCOLATE
Cocoa Powder        Unsweetened Baking Chocolate       Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
Semi-sweet/bittersweet Baking Chocolate        White Chocolate Bar/Chips
Large 70% Green & Black’s bar for frequent snacking 
 
LEAVENING & THICKENING
Baker’s Yeast       Baking Soda        Baking Powder 
Corn Starch       Arrowroot
 
EXTRACTS
Pure Vanilla       Orange       Lemon       Peppermint
 
 
SPREADS
Creamy Peanut Butter         Crunchy Peanut Butter      Berry Jam        
Mint Jelly           Apricot Jam
 
SOUP & STOCK
Chicken Stock        Beef Stock        Vegetable Broth       
Creamy Tomato Soup     Dried Onion Soup Mix (for dip)
 
CANNED
Tuna       Diced Tomatoes       Tomato Paste       Green Beans     Artichoke Hearts      Capers
Bread & Butter Pickles        Garlic Dill Pickles       Hearts of Palm
Diced Green Chiles       Sweetened Condensed Milk       Evaporated Milk      
Pumpkin Puree       Pineapple        Refried Beans       Kidney/Black Beans       Black Olives
Kalamata Olives        Roasted Red Pepper        
 
 
SNACKS
I don’t think you really need guidance in this area – to each his own. I will say graham crackers can come in handy for making awesome sandwich cookies using leftover frosting.