Feb 1, 2015

MY VEGAN PANTRY PROVISIONS


I'm not sure if I am alone on this BUT I love shopping for anything (vegan) food-related! So much so that there have been times I've felt compelled to research whether my passion for pantry supplies was a classifiable disorder!? Unfortunately for my professionalism, my interest in shopping ends here - which means most mornings are spent staring in my wardrobe wondering whether gym clothes or pyjamas will cut it for work. But all jokes aside, and since I'm once again back at uni (and therefore away from my kitchen for the next few months), I thought a post on what inspiring ingredients are often found in my vegan pantry would be apt...


Grains & some seeds

 Brown rice (GF)
 Arborio rice (GF)
 Jasmine rice (GF)
 Long grain white rice (GF)
 Bulgur
 Wheat berries
 Pearl barley
 Buckwheat (GF)
 Rolled oats (*GF)
 Steel cut oats (*GF)
 Quinoa (red &/or white) (GF)
 Millet
 Popcorn kernels (GF)
Flours & meals**

 Wholemeal/whole wheat
 Corn (masa harina) (GF)
 Chickpea flour (besan) (GF)
 Plain (white)
 Spelt
 Semolina
 Polenta (GF)
 Almond meal (GF)
Cornflour
 Custard powder
Cocoa powder (GF)
 Baking powder & bicarb soda
 Yeast




Nuts & other seeds (all raw)


Walnuts

Almonds

Cashew pieces

Hazelnuts

Pine nuts

Brazils

Shredded coconut

Raw peanuts^

Pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

Sunflower seeds (hulled)

Sesame seeds

 Chia seeds
Flaxseeds

Poppy seeds
Dried fruits


 Sultanas

 Raisins

 Currants

 Dates

 Prunes

 Figs

 Orange peel

 Glace cherries




Legumes

☐ Chickpeas
 French lentils (puy)
 Red lentils (masoor dal)
 Spilt mung beans (moong dal)
 Whole mung beans
 Black-eyed peas
 Black beans
☐ Kidney beans
☐ Soybeans
☐ Textured vegetable protein^^





Cans, jars and more

 Sun-dried tomatoes
 Chipotles in adobo
Kalamata olives
Capers in brine
Roasted red capsicum/peppers
Pickled gherkins
Pickled onions
Diced tomatoes
Coconut cream
Liquid smoke
Nutritional yeast flakes
Egg-replacer
Massel stock cubes and gravy mixes
Cacao nibs
Vegan-friendly dark chocolate
Dijon mustard
Wholegrain mustard
Peanut butter (100%)
Tahini (hulled)
Soy sauce
Vegan-friendly worcestershire sauce
Sriracha
Risoni
Soba & rice noodles
Sweeteners

 Brown rice malt syrup
Agave
Blackstrap molasses 
Treacle 
Maple syrup
Raw sugar (evaporated cane juice)
Pure icing sugar
White sugar (vegan-friendly)
Muscovado sugar
Molasses sugar


Oils & vinegars°

Coconut oil
 Sesame oil
 Canola (non-GMO)
 Extra virgin olive oil
Apple cider vinegar
Balsamic vinegar
Malt vinegar
Coconut vinegar
Rice vinegar
White vinegar




Notes:
*GF - oats sold in Australia, unless specifically labelled gluten-free, are likely to have suffered cross-contamination during processing
** - A Vitamix dry jug makes it possible to blitz up a batch of rice, oat, or other flours from the grain staples I have on hand – a worthy investment if you have a Vitamix too!
^ - botanically a legume
^^ - although not a legume, TVP is a great source of plant-based protein
° - unfiltered/unclarified



2 comments:

  1. Hi Hollie! Nice Blog :) Would you be interested to try our delicious and Natural "Date Vinegar"? It is in Australia for the first time with 2 distinct variations fruity and Sweet tastes, perfect for Salad Dressings and variety of meat and seafood cuisines. It also has immense Health Benefits!

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    1. Thanks so much! Sounds interesting... I would definitely be keen to try it out in some vegan dishes and learn more about its "immense health benefits".

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