The well stocked kitchen – today

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In a perfect world, we would use everything 100% fresh. But, we can't. If you have these things on hand, you will always be able to whip up a delicious meals that will be better for you and your family without resorting to packaged garbage, or the drive-thru.

 Seasonings

Basil

Black peppercorns for grinding, or bottle that has the grinder right on it.

Cayenne Pepper

Celery Seed

Cilantro

Cinnamon

Cumin

Coriander

Crushed Red Pepper

Curry Powder

Garlic Powder

Ginger

Oregano

Paprika

Thyme

 

Pantry Items

Your favorite vinegars -

Balsamic Vinegar or

Wine Vinegar or

Rice Vinegar (smoother taste)

Olive Oil

Italian Dressing

Soy Sauce (low sodium recommended)

Teriyaki Sauce

Worcestershire Sauce

Yellow Mustard

Dijon Mustard

Barbecue Sauce

Rice

Spaghetti or Mostaccioli

Real Maple Syrup

Honey

Peanut Butter

Pre-cooked Bacon (very handy!)

Chicken bullion cubes

Beef bullion cubes

Flour

Brown Sugar (make sure its pure cane sugar)

Sugar (again, pure cane sugar)

Chocolate Chips

Pure Vanilla Extract

Cornstarch

Lemon Juice

Lime Juice

Canned Petite Diced Tomatoes (Red Gold does not have White Resin liner)

Tomato Paste (Contadina does not have white resin liner)

Canned or jarred green chili peppers

Canned or jarred jalapeno peppers (I prefer jarred)

Refried beans

 

Fresh Foods-

Always have chicken breasts in the freezer. You can always make a quick dinner. Single wrapped chicken breasts will thaw quickly in cold water.  

Fresh Garlic

Red and/or Green Bell Peppers

Onions

Green Onions

Broccoli

Carrots

Lettuce

Tomatoes

Lemon

Lime

Butter

Eggs

Orange Juice

Mayonnaise

Cheese

Parmesan Cheese

Shredded Cheese (I keep mozzarella and Mexican on hand)

Flour Tortillas

Fresh Basil (or new pouch package)

Fresh Parsley

Fresh Cilantro

Fresh Dill

Frozen Items

Broccoli

Carrots

Corn

Green Beans

Raspberries

Strawberries 

I buy fresh French bread and as soon as I get home - cut it into 6 inch pieces and put into freezer bags. Very handy. 

If you really want to be prepared for anything- here are the most common liquors used in cooking-

Brandy

Cognac

Red Wine

Sherry

White Wine

Refer to the fast cooking tips in this section for more help -

 

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