Our store cupboard essentials

These are the staples that we use time and again; once you’ve got them in your cupboard, you have what you need to make the recipes on our app and in our books. This list covers all the basics, from dried herbs and spices, to vinegar, mustard and flour – it’s everything you really need to make cooking quick, easy and delicious. We also use these ingredients time and time again, so I promise they won’t end up simply collecting dust on a shelf.

 

OILS, VINEGARS & CONDIMENTS

Olive oil

Toasted sesame oil

Tamari

Apple cider vinegar

Rice vinegar

Balsamic vinegar

Dijon mustard

Nutritional yeast

Vegetable stock cubes

Brown rice miso paste

Harissa paste

Tomato purée

Maple syrup

 

NUTS, SEEDS & NUT BUTTER

Tahini

Sesame seeds

Pumpkin seeds

Sunflower seeds

Almond butter

Peanut butter

 

DRIED HERBS & SPICES

Mustard seeds

Ground cumin

Ground turmeric

Chilli flakes

Cayenne pepper

Cinnamon

Ginger

Paprika

Medium curry powder

 

TINS

Chopped tomatoes

Coconut milk

Chickpeas (plus the water from the tin)

Black beans

Butter beans

Chickpeas

 

DRIED INGREDIENTS

Dried green and red lentils

Pasta

Rice

 

MILK & YOGHURT

Cartons of oat/almond milk

Coconut yoghurt

 

BAKING

Bicarbonate of soda

Baking powder

Buckwheat flour

Spelt flour

Plain flour (gluten-free or normal)

Jumbo and porridge oats

Almonds

Cashews

Cacao powder

Coconut sugar (or brown sugar)

Coconut oil

Chia seeds

Bar of dark chocolate (we like 70% cocoa solids)

Medjool dates

Raisins