My Cooking Staples

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: yogurt, eggs, cheese

STAPLE ALWAYS ON HAND: oats, quinoa, cocoa powder, nut butter

MUST-HAVE MUNCHIES: homemade granola or some other quickbread/brownie

GO-TO PROTEINS: eggs, tofu, beans, nuts and nut butter

FAVE CONDIMENTS: salsa, pesto, garlic aioli, Dijon mustard

DAIRY FAVOURITE: old cheddar, fontina

MUST-HAVE PANTRY STAPLES: oats, dry pasta, nut butter

SWEETS AND OTHER INDULGENCES: chocolate, coconut cookies

FAVE VEGGIES AND WHAT YOU MAKE WITH IT: spinach in spinach scrambled eggs, any kind of vegetable in a creamy coconut Thai curry, and broccoli in broccoli-cheddar quinoa casserole

SIMPLE GO-TO RECIPE: smashed avocado on toast with 2 scrambled eggs, spinach, and cheddar

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: nut butter and yogurt

INGREDIENT THAT MAKES EVERYTHING TASTE BETTER: butter, salt (even in sweet recipes), cinnamon, freshly-ground black pepper, GARLIC

LAST-MINUTE ENTERTAINING: crackers and brie

BEST SHOPPING TIPS: create a meal map before grocery shopping, listing the meals you’d like to try and ingredients you’ll need.

FAVOURITE PLACES TO SHOP: farmer’s markets and specialty grocery stores

BEST BARGAIN: frozen peas, shrimp (okay, anything frozen) in bulk from Costco

CRAZIEST THING TO BUY: I occasionally buy real vanilla beans, which are luxurious and so amazing. Truffle salt, maybe!

IN MY SHOPPING BAG: Today? Maybe some pretzels because I’m craving those!

12 thoughts on “My Cooking Staples

    1. Our tastes are so similar! I wonder if there is anything that I like that you don’t, or if there’s anything that you adore that I’m not a fan of! From sweet potatoes to granola to crunchy cereal to INDIAN FOOD (!!!) I think our food-taste-DNA must be identical.

      Do you like celery? It’s not my favourite :/

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  1. I never thought of buying frozen shrimp in Costco. I need to renew my bp meds this weekend so I may pick some up. Thank you.

    PS: MUST-HAVE PANTRY STAPLES: oats, dry pasta, but butter

    … I think you meant NUT butter

    You have it in the fridge AND in the pantry? Is it opened and unopened jars?

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