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Pantry basics: Pasta, grains, beans, legumes

Pantry basics: Pasta, grains, beans, legumes

  • Pasta: Any pasta you can get - long, short, and tubular.
  • Grains: Rice (short and long grain, all colours), whole and ancient grains like farro, barley, bulgur freekeh, and quinoa.
  • Beans can be eaten on their own or added to soups, stews, salads, stir-fries, etc. Dry beans taste better if you put in the time to cook them, but canned is also an option.
  • Don't forget to add chickpeas, cannellini beans, lentils, split peas and black-eyed peas.


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Pantry basics: Baking supplies, bread

Pantry basics: Baking supplies, bread

Baking supplies

  • Flour
  • Sugar (brown, white, confectioners)
  • Baking soda and powder
  • Yeast for that bread you’re going to make


  • Homemade or not, it can be pre-sliced and frozen.


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Pantry flavour enhancers

Pantry flavour enhancers


  • Fried shallots add crunch to rice and noodles, salads, and baked pasta or casseroles.
  • Chile oil/chile crisp add a spicy, crunchy kick to everything.



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Pantry basics: Produce, dairy, eggs, meat

Pantry basics: Produce, dairy, eggs, meat


  • Lemons, limes, onions, garlic, and root vegetables: (potatoes, squash, carrots, beets) last a long time.
  • Hearty greens: kale and collards will keep for a week, as will most uncut fruit.
  • Frozen fruit an...


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Pantry basics: Canned and jarred goods, oil, vinegar, spices

Pantry basics: Canned and jarred goods, oil, vinegar, spices

Canned and jarred goods

  • Canned tomatoes
  • Coconut milk for enhancing soups and curries
  • Stock/broth (you can also make your own)
  • Jarred salsas/simmer sauces (good for combining with refrigerator loose ends in a pot.)
  • Nut butters
  • Pic...


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Take your home cooking to the next level

Take your home cooking to the next level

You can do a few things to fill your pantry with both the basics and a few restaurant-style secret weapons to take your home cooking to the next level.

However, there is no one-size-fits-all shopping list. Think about how you really eat and your cooking plans and ability. Are you enjoying s...


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Where to shop for basics

Where to shop for basics

  • If a store doesn't have what you need, be flexible and try something you wouldn't have picked up before.
  • If you can't get to a store, consider online grocery options such as Amazon and Shipt.
  • Many restaurants are selling pantry items ...


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Basic: Long-grain white rice, one or two other grains (such as quinoa or farro), dry pasta (one long, one short and chunky), plain bread crumbs, crackers, canned beans (white beans, black beans and-or chickpeas), dry lentils.



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