Kitchen Staples

For anyone health-conscious, whether you’re a vegetarian or not, cooking well-balanced meals is much easier with a diversely stocked kitchen. This is a list of things I keep on hand in my kitchen nearly all the time as a gluten-free, ovo- (very little lacto) vegetarian.

Beverages

Filtered water
Raspberry leaf tea (good for menstrual cramps)
Pau d’arco tea (anti-fungal)
Peppermint tea (aids in digestion)

Grains

Quinoa
Amaranth
Brown Rice
Basmati Rice
Wild Rice

Legumes & Beans

Black Beans
Pinto Beans
Kidney Beans
Chickpeas
Red lentils

Nuts & Seeds

Almonds
Flax Seeds
Pecans
Walnuts

Vegetables

Garlic
Kale
Spinach
Collard Greens
Onion
Avocado
Tomato
Squash- butternut, summer, etc.
Broccoli
Sweet potatoes
Cauliflower
Mixed greens

Fruits

Apples
Bananas
Blueberries
Raspberries
Mangoes
Strawberries

Dairy

Organic pasture-raised eggs (higher in vitamin content and no antibiotics!)
Plain, unsweetened yogurt
Almond milk
Coconut milk
Cheese
Unsalted butter

Breads and Pastas

Gluten-free pasta
Gluten-free bread (usually Udi’s)

Gluten-free Baking

Sorghum flour
White rice flour
Coconut flour
Guar gum
Agar powder
Flaxseed meal
Tapioca flour
Potato starch
Corn starch
Baking powder
Baking soda
Agave nectar
Brown sugar
Coconut crystals
Gluten-free vanilla extract

Oils
Olive oil
Peanut oil
Coconut oil
Canola oil

Spices

Sea Salt
Black Pepper
White Pepper
Hot smoked paprika
Garlic Powder
Rosemary
Basil
Oregano
Thyme
Ginger
Nutmeg
Vietnamese cinnamon

Condiments

Miso Mayo
Bragg’s liquid aminos
Confituras jams

Vitamins & Supplements

Hemp protein powder
Spirulina
Vega protein powder
B12 supplement
Cacao powder (good source of iron and magnesium, and delicious!)

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