Whole Vegan Pantry

Pantry Needs

Pantry Staples 

tapioca-pudding

Proteins

Dried legumes – bortolli beans, blackeye beans, red kidney beans, cannellini beans, adzuki beans, chickpeas, red lentils, green/brown lentils, yellow split peas

Organic tempeh

Dried fruits

Figs, prunes, apricots, dates, medjool dates, sultanas, raisins, dried cherries

Sulphur-free/organic

Nuts and seeds

Raw – almonds, hazelnuts, cashew nuts, pecans, pine nuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, linseeds

Soak in water overnight to release gases and aid digestion

Dairy alternatives

Almond milk, coconut milk, coconut yoghurt, coconut ice cream.

Grains, pastas, breads and flours

Quinoa, oats, brown rice, millet, buckwheat, kamut flour, oat flour, shredded coconut, gluten free bread

Fruits

Most of a healthy plant based diet will consist of an abundance of fruits and vegetables

Bananas, strawberries, apples, apricots, grapes, kiwi fruit, mangoes, peaches, passionfruit, mandarins, lemons, limes, grapefruit, pears, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, mango, papaya, paw paw, pineapple, avocados, figs, plums, nectarines, watermelon, pomegranates, organic frozen berries

Peel and freeze bananas in zip lock bags to use in smoothies and to make banana ice cream

Always buy organic frozen berries to ensure they are pesticide free

Vegetables

Kale, spinach, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cucumber, carrots, sugar snaps, sweet potatoes, corn, tomatoes, bok choy, cabbage, cauliflour, basil, parsley, coriander, celery, capsicum, spring onions, onions, garlic, ginger, swedes, watercress, pumpkin, zucchinis, daikon, leeks

Sea vegetables

Nori, kombu, wakame, hiziki, dulse

Condiments and sweeteners

White tahini, black tahini, almond paste, tamari soy sauce, pink or himalayan sea salt, sugar free low sodium tomato sauce, red curry paste, hummus, pure maple syrup, agave nectar, date puree, apple sauce, sugar free berry jams

Superfoods

Dulse flakes, nutritional yeast, gomashio, miso paste, ume vinegar, spirulina, maca powder, maqui powder, raw cacao powder, spirulina, liquid chlorophyll, goji berries, flaxseed oil, coconut oil, cold pressed olive oil

berry bowl willow-imogen-chocolate

Kitchen equipment – getting started…

Kitchen necessities

Mixing bowls, vegetable peeler, non-toxic non-stick frypans and saucepans, colander, standard and microplane graters, baking trays, cake tins, spring form cake tins, muffin tins, paint scraper (for baking cookies), good quality knife set, chopping board, kitchen scales, measuring spoons, baking paper, cling film

Optional extras

Juicer, blender/food processor, handheld blender, popsicle moulds, spiralizer, germinator, dehydrator

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