My Kitchen

This is a fluid list of the foods I like to keep stocked at home to make healthy vegan eats a snap! I don’t always have everything on the list at the same time, but I rotate through these same basic things.

In the Fridge

Vegetables

  • spinach
  • kale
  • collard greens (red and green)
  • romaine and red lettuce
  • fresh herbs, especially coriander and parsley
  • zucchini
  • bell peppers
  • carrots
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • cucumber
  • green beans
  • brussel sprouts
  • celery
  • beets
  • radishes

Fruits

  • kiwis
  • mango
  • berries
  • tomatoes
  • avocados
  • grapes
  • pears
  • apples

Condiments and Sauces

  • Sambal Olek
  • hemp seed oil (Manitoba Harvest of Vega EFA Oil)
  • mustard
  • nut butters (homemade or store-bought, raw if possible)
  • jam (all-fruit type like Crofter’s Organic)
  • maple syrup
  • salsa
  • hummus (homemade or store-bought)

Nuts

I prefer raw nuts. Nuts.com is a great source as is Upaya Naturals for Canadians, or check out bulk and health stores!

  • cashews
  • walnuts
  • almonds
  • hazelnuts
  • pecans
  • almond meal and other nut meals

Miscellaneous

  • coconut water
  • nut milks, homemade or store-bought (particularly Almond Breeze almond and So Delicious coconut milks)
  • miso paste
  • vanilla and other extracts

In the Freezer

  • frozen fruit like bananas, mango, berries, peaches, avocado
  • frozen edamame
  • frozen veggies like broccoli, brussel sprouts, peas, carrots and spinach
  • gluten-free and sprouted bread (like Food for Life Ezekiel breads)
  • gluten-free and corn tortillas (Food for Life brand)
  • frozen soups and leftovers for a quick meal
  • coconut water ice cubes (for smoothies)
  • tofu (gives it a meatier texture when frozen)
  • tempeh
  • leftover nut pulp from making nut milks

In the Pantry

Fruits

  • bananas
  • lemons

Vegetables

  • mushrooms
  • squash (butternut, kabocha)
  • sweet potatoes
  • baby potatoes

Grains

  • quinoa
  • quinoa flakes
  • brown rice
  • millet
  • buckwheat
  • amaranth
  • oats
  • oat bran

Legumes

I don’t actually eat too many of these, never more than 3 or 4 times a week, but they are nice to have around and are really versatile and tasty if digestion of them is not a problem. Dried is nice and cheap, but canned is convenient!

  • chickpeas
  • kidney beans
  • white beans
  • black-eyed peas
  • lentils (red and brown)
  • mung beans
  • split peas

Dried Fruits

  • Medjool dates
  • raisins, Thompson and golden
  • cranberries
  • currants
  • apricots
  • coconut
  • goji berries

Baking

  • gluten-free flours and starches (oat, teff, millet, brown rice, chickpea, sorghum, tapioca, arrowroot, potato, coconut, etc.)
  • spelt flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • cacao powder- for raw foods  (I like Navitas Naturals)
  • cocoa powder (nothing else added)-  for actual baking ;)
  • carob powder
  • xanthan gum
  • coconut sugar (Coconut Secret is raw)
  • agave nectar (Blue Cactus Brand is raw)
  • blackstrap molasses
  • brown rice syrup
  • erythritol
  • chocolate chips

Seeds

Again, raw is my preference.

  • hemp seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • sunflower seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • chia seeds
  • flax seeds

Condiments

  • Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, coconut aminos
  • tahini
  • hot sauce- I love Sriracha
  • oils: coconut, olive, avocado, sesame
  • apple cider vinegar (Bragg’s brand is raw and unfiltered)
  • balsamic vinegar
  • spices like cinnamon, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, etc.

Miscellaneous

  • nutritional yeast
  • sea vegetables like dulse, kelp and nori
  • stevia- I like Sweet Leaf brand, particularly the vanilla and chocolate
  • gluten-free cereal/granola, homemade or store-bought such as Nature’s Path
  • Larabars for a snack emergency
  • tea (black, green, white, oolong, rooibos, mate, pu er, herbal)
  • coffee
  • Dandy Blend (or another caffiene-free coffee substitute)
  • Mary’s Crackers (gluten-free)
  • dark chocolate bars like Camino or Endangered Species
  • Vega Whole Foods Optimizer (vegan, gluten-free, loads of superfoods)
  • SunWarrior Warrior Blend Protein powder (vegan, gluten-free, raw)
  • maca powder (I like Navitas Naturals)
  • spirulina
  • greens powder (like Amazing Grass)
  • mesquite powder
  • lucuma powder

**I am not paid to promote nor am I affiliated with any brands. Any specific brands I mention, I do so because I truly love their products!

8 thoughts on “My Kitchen

  1. Gabby, I’m trying to hunt down a really good food processor to make my own flours/nut butters etc… I’m searching through the reviews but not many people seem to use them for this type of thing. Can I ask what you use or would recommend?

    • Hey! Sorry it took me a little while to get back to you! I use a Kitchenaid 12 cup food processor. It works pretty well and the only complaint I have with it is that when you are processing dry, powdery things, some powder flies up and gets trapped between the lid and the base so when you open it the powder falls onto the counter. Not a big deal but a little annoying.

      I like this one because it comes with 2 smaller bowls that fit inside the large one which is handy for smaller recipes. It makes nut butter really well! When I tried to make coconut butter, it did it but got really warm so I had to let it chill for a couple hours after.

      SOo hose are my thoughts! The model number is KFPM770 if you’re interested. Let me know what you come up with though, because I’m moving soon and won’t get to take this processor with me, so I’ll be in the market too! Probably something smaller.

      Hope I helped!

      • Hi Ive just found your blog and although im not vegan i am finding these recipes AMAZING so far, keep up the good work.

        In response to this comment have you ever heard of a ‘Thermo mix?’ look it up, my friend just got one and its amazing it is every appliance you can imagine (Im not marketing this) i just thought it would be good as my friend now eats all unprocessed foods by milling her own flours and nut milks.
        Jas xx

      • Thanks so much!

        I’m super impressed by this Thermomix! It sounds like everything anyone could ever want in an appliance! It’s little out of my price range though, but something to keep in mind when I get a legit job lol. The idea of having something that can mil my own flours is so appealing :)

  2. Thanks for letting us into your pantry! Very well stocked and super healthy stuff. Loving the blog, I have just found you here. Happy days! Thanks for sharing and happy blogging, lee (www.thebeachhousekitchen.wordpress.com)

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