Cupboard Essentials

This list includes some of my cupboard essentials while consuming a plant based diet. It helps to keep some of these in all of the time, so you always have long-life ingredients in to whip up a tasty and nutritious meal!

Tinned

  • Tinned plum tomatoes

Beans and Legumes

  • Chickpeas
  • Black beans
  • Kidney beans
  • Red lentils
  • Green lentils

Butter & Oils

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Light olive oil/cooking olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Refined/’odourless’ coconut oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Vegan butter/margarine

Flours and Grains

  • Plain flour
  • Wholegrain flour
  • Rolled porridge oats
  • Brown rice
  • White basmati rice
  • Quinoa

Baking essentials

  • Vegan dark baking chocolate
  • Caster sugar
  • Demarera sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Bicarbonate of soda/baking soda

Nuts and seeds

  • Cashews
  • Almonds
  • Pine nuts
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Ground flaxseed/linseed

Spices & Spice Blends & Seasonings

  • Black pepper
  • Iodised salt
  • Curry powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Ground ginger
  • Paprika
  • Smoked paprika
  • Ground coriander
  • Turmeric
  • Dried oregano
  • Chilli powder
  • Chilli flakes

Nut butters

  • Peanut butter
  • Tahini
  • Almond or cashew butter (I prefer to make these myself)