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Pantry Staples

All of the recipes in all Simplified Pantry collections or on this blog use only the following standard pantry items:

Produce

bell peppers & jalapeƱo peppers
cabbage & lettuce
carrots
cilantro and/or parsley
garlic & onions
potatoes
vegetables (seasonal, your choice)
zucchini

Seasonings

basil
celery seed
chili powder
cinnamon, ground
cinnamon, sticks
cloves, ground
cumin
dill
ground mustard
garlic powder
ginger
onion powder
oregano
paprika
parsley, dried
peppercorns or ground pepper
red pepper flakes
rosemary
taco seasoning
thyme

Dry Goods

baking powder
baking soda
beans, black
beans, chickpea
beans, pinto
beans, split pea
beans, white
cheese, Parmesan (dry)
coffee beans (or ground)
cornmeal
cornstarch
dried coconut
dried cranberries
flour, whole wheat
flour, white
oats, rolled
pasta, spaghetti
pasta, favorite shape
popcorn
raisins
rice, brown
salt, garlic and/or seasoning
salt, kosher
salt, sea
sugar, brown
sugar, powdered
sugar, white
tortillas
walnuts and/or almonds
wheat bran
yeast

Frozen

berries, frozen (any kind)
broccoli, frozen
corn, frozen
green beans, frozen
orange juice concentrate
peas, frozen
stir-fry veggies, frozen (optional)

Bottled Goods

extract, almond
extract, lemon
extract, vanilla
honey
jam
ketchup
lemon juice
lime juice
mayonnaise
molasses
mustard, dijon and/or grainy
oil, canola
oil, olive, extra virgin
oil, sesame
peanut butter
salsa
soy sauce
syrup, corn
syrup, pancake OR maple
vinegar, apple cider
vinegar, balsamic
vinegar, red wine
vinegar, white
Worcestershire sauce

Canned Goods

applesauce
broth, chicken
clams, canned
olives, canned
oranges, mandarin
pickles, whole
pineapple, canned
pumpkin, canned
salmon, canned or packaged
tomato paste
tomatoes, crushed and/or sauce
tomatoes, diced
tuna, canned

Dairy

butter
half-and-half
cheese, jack (optional)
cheese, cheddar
cheese, mozzarella
cheese, Parmesan
cream cheese
eggs
milk
sour cream (or sub. yogurt)
yogurt, plain

Meat

meat, whatever is on sale:
beef, ground
beef, steak
beef, roast
pork, roast
pork, ribs or steaks or chops

ham (roast or steaks)
turkey
tilapia or other white fish
sausage
keep on hand:
bacon and/or ham
chicken, pieces
chicken, whole
pepperoni
soup bones

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