Pantry must-haves

YOU Winning Recipes - - CONTENTS -

Va­ri­ety of cans Toma­toes, whole ker­nel corn, va­ri­ety of beans, chick­peas

Co­conut milk, prefer­ably lite

Sa­chets or tubs of tomato paste

Stock Vegetable, beef, fish and chicken stock (with­out ex­tra salt and ad­di­tives)

Vine­gars Grape (white and brown, not spirit vine­gar), sherry, cider and rice vine­gar

Oils Good ex­tra virgin olive oil for salad dress­ings, a seed-and-olive oil mix for fry­ing, se­same and chilli oil for flavour­ing dishes

○ Seeds Pump­kin, se­same and sun­flower seeds, toasted (great for sprin­kling over vegetable dishes and sal­ads or adding to pestos)

○ Salt Sea salt flakes, reg­u­lar salt, va­ri­ety of flavoured sprin­kling salts

○ Sauces Good soy sauce and Worces­ter­shire sauce

○ Pestos basil, Thai, red, rocket, co­rian­der and other va­ri­eties

Lentils Red and brown

Soup mix for win­ter

○ Flour Cake flour, self-rais­ing, whole­wheat and chick­pea

Whole al­monds to make al­mond flour in a food pro­ces­sor and des­ic­cated co­conut to make co­conut flour in a food pro­ces­sor

Pasta Penne, mac­a­roni, fet­tucine, spaghetti and two-minute noo­dles (great for sprin­kling dry over sal­ads)

○ Dried fruit Turk­ish apri­cots, dates, cran­ber­ries and goji berries

○ Starch Oats (large flakes), mealie pap (coarse and fine), po­lenta, cous­cous, bul­gur wheat

○ Pow­ders Co­coa, cus­tard pow­der and corn­flour

○ Flavoured teas and cof­fees Va­ri­ety of flavours for drink­ing hot or cold, cook­ing or mak­ing salad dress­ings

○ Ground spices Pep­per, cumin, co­rian­der, cin­na­mon, nut­meg, turmeric, pa­prika, red pep­per, mus­tard pow­der, ginger, all­spice, dried chilli flakes

○ Whole spices Cumin seeds, co­rian­der seeds, mus­tard seeds, cas­sia and/or cin­na­mon, bay leaves, star anise, cloves, black pep­per­corns, chilli flakes

○ Spice mixes Roasted curry pow­der, roasted masala, Chi­nese five-spice pow­der

Thai curry pastes Red, green and yel­low

○ Dried herbs Mixed Ital­ian herbs and ore­ganum

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