August 4, 2012

Vegan Pantry Staples



I have had a few Veggieful followers contact me and ask what staples they should keep in their pantry. When you become Vegan, it may be difficult to do your first initial grocery shop. You would have thrown out or given away all of your non-vegan products and are now wondering how to restock this empty kitchen cupboard. So, here is a list of the vegan staples I always keep in my pantry. :)

Grains
  brown rice (short grain, long grain...)
  white rice (Basmati, Jasmine etc...)
  risotto rice
  barley
  couscous
  rolled oats
  semolina
  corn kernel


Legumes
  green lentils
  red lentils

Nuts
  raw cashews
  pine nuts
  raw peanuts
  flaked almonds 

Dried Fruit
  sultanas/raisins
  prunes
  dates

Pastas (brown & white)
  linguine
  angel hair
  penne
  lasagna sheets

Canned goods
  lentils
  chickpeas
  coconut milk
  diced and whole tomatoes


Spices
  garlic powder
  onion powder
  cinnamon
  ground ginger
  chinese five spice
  garam masala
  cumin
  red pepper flakes
  cayenne pepper
  ground chilli powder
  paprika
  tumeric
  old bay seasoning
  star anise
  mustard seeds

  curry powder
  black peppercorns 
  sea salt 

Dried herbs
  basil
  parsley
  marjoram
  rosemary
  sage
  thyme
  oregano
  coriander
  bay leaves


Baking goods
  baking powder
  vanilla essence
  white sugar
  brown sugar
  raw sugar
  cocoa powder
  icing sugar
  corn flour
  white flour
  wholemeal flour
  desiccated coconut

Sweeteners
  treacle

  agave syrup
  pure maple syrup

Sauces

  white vinegar
  apple cider vinegar

  red wine vinegar
  rice wine vinegar
  balsamic vinegar
  tomato sauce
  bbq sauce
  sweet chilli sauce

  soy sauce
  kecap manis
  tabasco sauce
  worcestershire sauce

Oils
  coconut oil
  olive oil

  olive oil spray
  peanut oil
  sesame oil
  sunflower oil

Other
  veggie stock cubes
  nutritional yeast
  LSA (linseed, sunflower seeds, almonds)  

6 comments:

  1. This is a great list. I just recently started using nutritional yeast and love it! It's so versatile, you can use it in sweet and savory dishes. Have you tried overnight oats? Nutritional yeast gives it a cookie dough flavor that is addictive! I love your blog and your cartoons are adorable!

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    1. Hi Lauren. I LOVEEEE nutritional yeast. It adds the yummiest cheesey flavour to so many dishes. I really love it in pesto especially. I haven't made too many oat dishes... for breakfast every morning I have rolled oats but I haven't tried them overnight. My mum keeps pushing me to make granola and her overnight oats recipes. I am going to have to make them all soon and put them on Veggieful... she has sent so many to me :) Thank you so much!

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  2. Um I don't know what brand of worcestershire sauce you use that's vegan but last time I checked Lea & Perings has some sort of beef or something broth in it. Not Vegan or Vegetarian.

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    1. Hello, I use any that are found at the vegan health food stores! Thanks.

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  3. We recently purchased The Wizard's organic vegan Worchestershire sauce. Regular Worchestershire sauce contains anchovies. The Wizard's is made in the U.S.

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    1. Hello! Thanks for that! There are also a couple of vegan Worchestershire sauces at Mrs Flannery's and I think even Go Vita! :)

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