Stock List

These are my favorite items to stock in the pantry and fridge so you can make creative meals on the fly.  They can be absolute game-changers when it comes to spicing up leftovers or rounding out a meal. Each list is very roughly in order of frequency of use in my kitchen.

PANTRY

- cooking oils (olive, avocado, safflower, sesame, coconut)
- vinegars (apple cider, sherry, balsamic, rice, red wine)
- salt (kosher, sea salt, Maldon, truffle) 
- canned beans and tomatoes
- dried pasta and ramen
- dried beans and lentils
- rice (arborio, basmati, jasmine, brown, wild)
- flours (APF, spelt, almond, whole wheat, bread)
- sugar (brown, white, turbinado, coconut)
- baking soda, baking powder & active dry yeast
- chia seeds
- quinoa
- farro
- couscous
- oats
- vanilla extract
- almond extract
- molasses (pomegranate, regular) 
- dried mushrooms (porcini)
- Worcestershire sauce
- Shaohsing rice cooking wine
- Madeira
- vermouth or dry white wine

SPICE RACK

- cumin (whole seeds, ground)
- cinnamon (whole sticks, ground)
- sesame seeds (toasted white, black)
- whole peppercorns (black, pink)
- garam masala
- turmeric
- coriander
- bay leaves
- chili (cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, chipotle, aleppo, ancho)
- paprika (mild, smoked)
- ground ginger
- cardamom
- allspice
- cloves (whole, ground)
- nutmeg
- saffron
- oregano
- za'atar
- sumac
- star anise (whole)
- Colman's mustard powder
- fennel seeds
- poppy seeds
- fenugreek seeds
- mace
- Kaffir lime leaves (dried)
- dried black limes (whole)

FRIDGE

- raw nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, pinenuts, hazelnuts)
- dried fruit (Medjool dates, cranberries, currants, raisins)
- homemade stock or bone broth (freezer)
- nut & seed butters (mac, tahini, peanut, almond or cashew)* 
- mustard (grainy, horseradish)*
- tomato paste*
- anchovy paste* 
- harissa paste*
- hot sauce*
- fish sauce*
- soy sauce*
- fermented bean paste*
- Chinese chili garlic paste*
- gochujang*
- pickles*
- jams*
- ponzu sauce*
- mango chutney* 
- lime pickle*
- whole anchovies in oil*
- clam juice*

* If unopened, can be stored in the pantry.

VITAMINS ETC.

- Daily multi-vitamin
- Vitamin C
- Probiotic
- Collagen peptides
- Ashwagandha
- Spirulina
- Acai powder

Equipment

These tools are what I use on a weekly if not daily basis to prepare meals.

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Vitamix

A powerfully blender for making nut milks, smoothies, lattes, soups, nut butters, marinades and more! (Photo from Vitamix).

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Le Creuset Pot

A large round dutch oven is perfect for slow-cooking, braising and roasting. I use this ALL THE TIME. (Photo from Le Creuset).

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Zojirushi Rice Cooker 

Prepares rice and quinoa beautifully every time. Also keeps rice warm for hours so you don't have to worry about timing. (Photo from William & Sonoma).

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Sharp Knives & a Mandoline

Chop, slice and dice! These tools are indispensable to both the home cook and professional chef.

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Small Cuisinart

A 3-cup food processor for chopping and grinding small portions. I use this for making baby food, pestos, and pastes. (Photo from Amazon).

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Glass Jars & Containers

Weck, Le Parfait, and Snapware glass containers are my favorite for food storage. I think the less your food comes into contact with plastic the better.