Pantry Supplies

These are the things I like to have in my pantry.  As I try out new recipes, I often add some other item to the pantry and eventually I have a lot of more odd items.  But this to me is the basics.  For most of this, I can find it at the local supermarket.   The rarer ones are from  And sometimes, I find I can get a better deal at Amazon compared to the small spice jar as the local grocery store.


Dry Pantry

Spice (these are the basics only)

  • Salt (you can go nuts with pink himalayan, etc….I just use salt)
  • Pepper (fresh ground is good for adding to your meals, but for cooking I use ground pepper)
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Ground Cumin
  • Chili Powder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Basil flakes
  • Ground Dill
  • Ground Oregano
  • Allspice
  • Marjoram
  • Turmeric
  • Rosemary, Ground
  • Bay Leaves (whole)
  • Dry Mustard
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Cayenne
  • Paprika
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Thyme
  • Fennel
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon (ground and sticks)
  • Sage
  • Garam Masala
  • 5 spice
  • Black Salt
  • Celery Seed

Misc with the spices:

  • Liquid Smoke
  • Toasted Sesame Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Mirin
  • Sriracha Sauce
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • White wine


  • Spaghetti
  • Lasagna
  • Penne
  • Bowtie
  • Elbows

Flours and baking:

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Corn Meal
  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Maple Syrup
  • Cornstarch or Arrowroot Powder
  • Cocoa Powder


  • Couscous
  • White Rice
  • Potatoes (Russet normally, but sometimes a Red or a Yukon Gold)
  • Onions.  A lot of them.  Typically Spanish but sometimes I have Red Onions
  • Garlic, whole.
  • Ginger root
  • Butler’s Soy Curls
  • Avocados
  • Olive Oil
  • Vegetable Oil


Misc in the frig

  • Mushrooms.  I normally keep on hand one 8oz container of whole white mushrooms or baby bellas.
  • Tofu.  I normally keep on hand one container of extra firm.
  • Earth Balance butter
  • Almond Milk
  • Daiya cheeses
  • Vegan Parmesan sprinkles (if I don’t want to make my own)
  • Lemon Juice

Veggies in the frig.  This is the minimum I always keep stocked.  If a recipe needs something specific like a cauliflower, cucumber, basil, etc… I will add it.

  • Tomatoes of some sort
  • Bell Peppers.  Sometimes I have on hand red, yellow and orange
  • Green Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots (either whole or the baby ones)
  • Celery


  • Spinach
  • Peas
  • Corn
  • Mixed Veggies
  • Gardein Burgers
  • Gardein Fish
  • Gardein Chicken



  • Black Beans (unseasoned and unsalted). 15 oz
  • Kidney Beans. 15 oz.
  • White or Canneloni Beans. 15 oz
  • Pinto Beans. 15 oz.
  • Tomato Sauce. 8 oz and 16 oz.
  • Tomato Paste. 4 oz. (I also keep a tube of the squeezable kind when I only need a little bit)
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Diced Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • Jackfruit in Brine


Jars.  Many items I like in jars because it is easier to seal and put back in the frig when you only need a portion of the jar.  A can of the same product would force me to figure out how to seal it up again.  But if you can’t find it in a jar, a can will also work.

  • Sundried Tomatoes
  • Jalapenos, sliced.  Mild
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Pickles.
  • Salsa
  • Marinara Sauce