Wellness + Nutrition

My Yoga Kitchen Pantry vegan-vegetarian-pantry-essentials

14th November 2014

Living on a farm means that sometimes you have to create, or shall I say improvise, a meal from what’s left in your pantry as it’s just too far to go into town for a couple of things you need for your supper or lunch. Which makes it important to have a well stocked one. This is my day to day yoga kitchen pantry/ store cupboard essentials. Some are real “cheats” that can be life savers. I hope you find some inspiration in it.

Grains, legumes, seeds & nuts:

Herbs & Spices and stocks:

  • Mixed dried herbs
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Dill
  • Ground spices:
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Turmeric
  • Paprika
  • Ground ginger
  • Cayene pepper
  • Mustard powder
  • Robertson’s Mixed Spice
  • Robertson’s mild curry masala
  • Pink Himalayen salt  from Nature’s Choice
  • Whole spices:
  • Cumin seeds
  • Pepper corns
  • Mustard seeds
  • Cloves
  • Bay leaves
  • Curry leaves
  • Green cardamon
  • Star anise
  • Chilli flakes
  • Fresh ginger and Garlic
  • Pink himalayen salt – I use Natures Choice
  • Veggie & Chicken stock – I use Health Connection for veggie stock, it’s yeast and gluten free, & Ina Paarman for chicken stock
  • Brewers Yeast Powder – I use it for soups & sauces, or to sprinkle over popcorn, its a great source of B vitamins. I use Natures Choice Brewers Yeast.

Oil’s & vinegar’s, sauces and paste’s:

  • Cold pressed coconut oil for frying
  • Cold pressed olive oil for salads & for dressing pasta’s right before serving
  • Cold pressed Toasted Sesame oil for dressing Asian dishes right before serving
  • Balsamic vinegar for salads & sauces
  • Red wine vinegar for salads/ sauces
  • Tahini paste
  • Thai red curry paste
  • Raw apple cider vinegar for salads (I use Natures Choice Raw ACV …full of enzymes and if it is raw it has tons of other benefits)
  • Smooth peanut butter
  • Teriaki sauce
  • Tamari sauce

Other:

  • Coconut milk or coconut cream
  • Longlife almond, cow or rice milk
  • Cornflour / Mezina
  • Eureka unbleached bread and cake flour
  • Bicarb / baking soda
  • Tinned tomatoes & bottled pasata
  • Penne, linguine & spagetti dried pasta (glutenfree or ordinary)
  • Smash (don’t judge me), or dehydrated potato flour.
  • Chickpea flour, from Nature’s Choice

With the above essentials you can easily throw a few meals together without a visit to the supermarket, a dahl, simple tomato and / or herb pasta, or perhaps a asian rice dish with whatever veggies you have available…actually the possibilities are endless…and lots of baking projects to keep the kids busy on a rainy afternoon.

Happy cooking, with ♡ from the yoga kitchen

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