Stocking the pantry

For me a well-stocked pantry equals less overwhelm, yummier meals & a more relaxed me. 

By the way, this was not actually written with COVID19 in mind, but it will probably also assist in making life a little easier as you can streamline the pantry. It is how I try to operate my pantry so I don’t end up with ingredients I don’t use.

How to choose

OK everyone likes different things, so different items are needed in the pantry.  My tip is to get your top 10 recipes, and see whether there is a theme?  Mediterranean, Asian, Mexican, or even a traditional farmhouse style?  You will see common ingredients appearing, as similar flavour profiles emerge.  For me it was Mediterranean, so olive oil, garlic, rosemary, cracked pepper, olives, tomatoes – all a must.  However, you may prefer more Asian flavours, so soy sauce, ginger, hoisin, & rice might be must haves in your pantry.

Getting organised.

If I can’t find it in the pantry (read disorganised) then I can get a bit frustrated & it just gets a bit harder.  The answer, for me is to organise things, such as baking basics together (think flours, sugar); or my basics like legumes, quinoa & rice to be near each other; or even nuts & seeds with the dried fruit. 

I find having glass containers, I can see what is there or what needs to be restocked.  Plus, I can buy in bulk & save money, reduces plastic packaging & of course, it just looks fabulous!  Of course, sometimes things look pretty similar in glass jars, so I need to label.       

Photo by Maddi Bazzocco on Unsplash

Keeping it stocked

📌 It makes it so much easier to keep what you need in stock.

📌 Scan the pantry before you shop, to check it you have enough, especially your staples.

📌 Purchase what you need & top up your jars.

Easy peasey.

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Published by Shân

I am incredibly passionate about food and its healing power – it is pretty amazing how what you eat affects how your body works! In fact, I was so fascinated, I went & got myself a degree in it – a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine). Now in all honesty I don’t eat or live a perfect lifestyle, nor will I ever pretend I do. Realistically I know you won’t be perfect either. And that’s OK. As a Clinical Nutritionist I focus on what we eat and how this has an impact on our health and wellness – everyday.

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