Pantry List

Fresh Ingredients 

These are my staples. If you have these few fresh ingredients you can cook like a chef and make your meals look and taste amazing. 

  • Parsley 
  • Cilantro 
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Spring onions 
  • Bell Peppers 
  • Mushrooms
  • Ginger
  • Garlic 
  • Onion 
  • Potatoes or sweet potatoes 

You can get all of these without any single use plastic! Bring your own bags to the store when you go and viola – you have what you need plastic free. 

The below herbs are a little more difficult to find plastic free – you can buy them when they are in season and fresh at farmers markets. Select stores may have them plastic free. 

  • Bay leaves 
  • Thyme 
  • Rosemary 

It’s always good to have stock on hand. In winter I make my own and freeze them or use them from vegetable scraps. Otherwise I have 

  • Stock Cubes 

Veg Stock: 

Back to making your own veg stock. If you want to separate your wet waste you can store these in a plastic container in the fridge until you have collected enough to make stock. 

  • Onion skins
  • Garlic skins
  • Potato / sweet potato / carrot / peels 
  • Veg trimmings 

If you use kale or spinach the broth will turn more of a green / yellow color. 

Storing Food: 

Store your parsley and cilantro like you would a bouquet of flowers. Cut the stems slightly, and submerge them in a jar of water and pop them in the fridge. It’s honestly incredible how long they will last this way. Fresh herbs when you need them. 

I splurge on avocados every now and then. I love them so much, but I am hyper aware of the distances they need to travel to get to me. But you can buy avocados sans plastic. They are so delicious in a salad or on toast.

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