Fitchen Essentials

Eating clean is a journey. Once you decide to start cooking for yourself, you start down a road of learning and growth. Every time you try something new in the kitchen, you’ll get a little better and learn something that will come in handy later. 

One of the first challenges is knowing what to buy at the grocery store and what you need to stock your kitchen. After you have all of the basic supplies, cooking at home becomes much easier. Some specialty products, for example – chia seeds, certain flours, and quality olive oil – seem expensive at first. But luckily, those items usually don’t need to be purchased as often. Once you have all of the basics, the hard part is out of the way. Frequent purchases such as produce should be much less expensive.

Easy Oven-Roasted Veggie Stacks

This looks like a long list so if you’re starting from scratch, take it slow. Get what you can, as you can.

Tools:

Knife set
Glass bowl set
Glass bowl set
Blendtec
Food processor
Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer
Wooden spoon set
Pots and pans

Flours and grains:

quinoa
brown rice
rolled oats
millet
almond flour
brown rice flour
buckwheat flour
ground flax seeds [flax seed meal] spelt flour 
millet flour

Non-Dairy Products:

oat milk
almond milk
coconut butter

Nuts & Seeds:

almonds
cashews
flax seeds
sunflower seeds
chia seeds
pepitas
sesame seeds

Spices & Seasonings:

sea salt
black pepper
garlic powder
cumin
cinnamon
nutmeg
thyme
basil
oregano
rosemary
red pepper flakes
chili powder
chipotle powder
cayenne

Oils and Vinegars:

cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil 
coconut oil
apple cider vinegar
white wine vinegar
balsamic vinegar
tamari
spicy mustard

Sweeteners:

raw honey
stevia
cane sugar
coconut palm sugar
[we don’t recommend the use of agave. see this link for information.]

Fruits, Vegetables, and Legumes: 

apples
oranges
bananas
grapefruits
greens – spinach, chard, kale, mixed greens, etc.
mushrooms
tomatoes – cherry/grape, roma, and vine
avocados
zucchini
cucumbers

Occasional items:

pears
berries
pineapple
lemons
beets
carrots
purple cabbage
peppers
Brussels sprouts
black beans
garbanzo beans
Trader Joe’s organic hummus
Whole Foods German mustard
herbs – parsley, cilantro, basil, thyme
sprouts – bean, alfalfa, sunflower
raw nuts & seeds – almonds, cashews, pepitas, sunflower, chia,
Balsamic vinegar
extra virgin olive oil
raw honey

Splurges:

Turkish figs
asparagus
olives
Two Moms in the Raw Granola Bars
Mary’s Gone Crackers

 

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