What are some staples one needs to keep in their pantry?

Being a foodie I love to cook but I’m not a trained cook so idk what things I need to keep in my kitchen to have on hand. Can y’all help me?

Hmmmm…

Spices are always good to have on-hand.

Kinda depends on what you like to eat, though :slightly_smiling_face:.

Beans, rice, and pasta are some common ones— and pretty affordable, too.

Canned or frozen veggies always come in handy as well.

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An excellent selection of spices is most critical, helps you add personality to whatever you’re trying to whip up. I always have:

  • flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder / soda
  • powdered eggs
  • cocoa
  • vanilla extract
  • powdered milk
  • dried pasta
  • dried lentisl and beans
  • rice
  • vinegar
  • canned tomatoes
  • canned soups
  • canned and frozen veg
  • canned and frozen fruit
  • canned hams (for emergency use)
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@velociraptor has a great list. I would add cornstarch and sugar alternative like sucralose.

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The best powdered milk I’ve ever had is a brand called Nido. You can get it from Amazon or Walmart

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Forgot those, but yes.

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When you buy spice, don’t get the little bottles, they’re a rip:

That’s $6.99 at the grocery store down the road from me. It’s 165g. ($4.24/100g)

$12.34 on Amazon with free shipping. That’s for 525g. ($2.37/100g).

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I also like to use garlic cloves when I have them.

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Also yeast if you make bread.

And hot sauce is a staple condiment in my family. If there’s no hot sauce at my house, sister’s house or my dad’s house it’s considered an emergency.

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Yes. Also doesn’t hurt to keep some sourdough starter going.

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I don’t think I have the patience to make sourdough bread. It might be fun though. Idk. Isn’t it a tedious task?

I used to keep a one gallon container of yeast liquid. It wasn’t really sourdough, but did give a nice flavor. I had to cut down on other liquids in the recipes.

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Poo egg. 15151515151515

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I should mention that I have tubs of chicken and beef soup bases in powdered form.


Essential.

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Oats. I swear by oats.

Simply because it’s pretty wholesome

And does not need to be cooked

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