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Monday, November 26, 2012

My Vegan Pantry

Stocked pantry for vegans with beans, grains, marinades, pastas and more
My Vegan Pantry

As a busy mom who loves to cook, a well stocked pantry is critical to my meal success every day.  I do all of my grocery shopping once a week, primarily at Trader Joe's with spot runs to Whole Foods for specialty ingredients as needed. 

Maintaining supplies of the items below helps me to whip up a marinade or dressing easily; throw together a casserole or soup; or play around with creating a yummy grain or pasta dish.  These are some of the staples on my shelves in the pantry and fridge.

In the Fridge
  • Vegenaise - Non dairy vegan mayo
  • Earth Balance - Non dairy margarine
  • Miso - Organic  mellow white and yellow miso 
  • Tempeh
  • Tofu
In the Pantry
Pasta and Grains
  • Quinoa spaghetti
  • Soba noodles
  • Millet (buy in bulk)
  • Farro 
  • Quinoa (I keep red and white on hand)
  • Whole wheat couscous
Beans and Legumes
  • Organic cannellini beans (canned and dry)
  • Organic kidney beans (canned)
  • Organic black beans (canned and dry)
  • Organic refried beans (canned)
  • Organic garbanzo beans (canned and dry)
  • Lentils (red and green)
Veggies
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Hearts of palm
  • Corn
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Organic tomatoes (canned)
  • Olives (kalamata, black, green, garlic stuffed...)
  • Caperes
Oils, Sauces and Marinades
  • Olive oil
  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Canola oil
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Ume plum vinegar
  • Champagne vinegar
  • Agave
  • Tamari
  • Tahini
  • Roasted garlic salsa
  • Organic marinara sauce
  • Soyaki (Trader Joe's)
  • Dijon mustard
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Brown rice vinegar
Nuts
  • Almonds
  • Pine nuts
  • Pistachios
  • Walnuts
  • Sunflower seeds
Other
  • Nutritional yeast (buy in bulk)
  • Nori (seaweed sheets for making sushi)
  • Non dairy milk (for baking - I like almond)
Who's ready to cook?!!