When thinking of ideas for my blog, I couldn't help but wonder: what better way to start than from the ground up? So, I started reviewing my kitchen "essentials" and what I would consider to be staples in my vegan kitchen.
Whole, rolled oats
Lentils (I like to keep a container of green and red lentils mixed together)
Dried beans: garbanzo, kidney, navy, black, etc.
Canned whole, peeled tomatoes
Frozen berries (usually blueberry)
Every spice or seasoning you can imagine
Milk - soy, rice, coconut (all low-fat, unsweetened)
Vinegar - balsamic and red wine
I always like keep things for impromptu dinner ideas; and as you can see, it's pretty easy to whip up a variety of things with the right spices with just those kitchen staples. I usually try to make it out to the farmer's market twice a month to stock up on fresh fruits, veggies, and replenish anything I might be low on (such as beans, oats, or grains).
What are your kitchen staples???
P.S. My blog spellchecked "quinoa" and suggested "guinea" in its place. No thanks, Blogspot, I would not like guinea to be one of my kitchen staples. ;)