Comprehensive list of all the dry store foods you might want to consider having in your cupboard. Try buy organic where possible!
Organic Vegetable Stock
A good veggies stock is essential in anybody’s cupboard. Used in 1000’s of recipes. Also use when cooking rice or quinoa to liven up the taste.
Or as the kids are calling it nowadays ‘Nooch’. This stuff will add a nutty cheese flavour to anything you put it with. Great for pasta, soup, stews or even just as a topping on pizza or in wraps. Makes sure you buy one fortified with B12.
Dried Beans & Legumes
Always have the following at hand and try avoid using canned beans where possible.
- Black beans
- Chickpeas (Hummus!!!!)
- Kidney beans
- White Beans
- Pinto beans
- Cannellini beans
- Peas (frozen is fine)
Don’t just buy regular pasta which is bad carbs. Try more complex carbs like pulse pasta made from peas, chickpeas and beans.
If you haven’t yet heard, jackfruit is the most versatile food in plant-based food. You can make pulled pork, chicken and fish dishes with these ‘miracle fruit’.
Nuts are packed with essential nutrients. Awesome for snacking or using in cooking/adding to salads.
Awesome for baking instead of using brown sugar. Has a treacle type taste. Also great for adding on top of your morning oats.
An amazing replacement for honey!
Perfect for making cakes and date balls!
A quick high protein snack should be in every vegans cupboard. Check out the top companies making it here.
Vegan Fish sauce
Essential for Asian recipes!
Use just like soy sauce. Adds great flavour to stir frys and good seasoning for tofu.
Essential in all households irrelevant if vegan or not!
For some people, butter is a hard food to give up when going vegan. Don’t worry, you don’t have to!
Buy in supermarkets.