Plant Based Kitchen Essentials

    Plant Based Pantry Stocking & Grocery List

    Get the full grocery list in my book Plant Taste. This list is focused on how you can stock your home with plant-based essentials. This is essential for everyone, even if you eat meat. Please share with someone who may need some ideas on how to stock their home. 


    Before Shopping 

    Take inventory on what’s in your pantry and fridge. Focus on what high nutrient foods you have on hand - focusing on fresh and frozen produce, nuts, jarred foods, and veggie stocks 

    Plant Based Pantry Stocking Essentials

    • Essential Frozen Veggies & Fruits  - frozen kale & other veggies can be added to lasagna, pasta, soup, and pot pies. Frozen fruit are great in desserts, jellies, and smoothies. You can purchase them already frozen, but it's cheaper to just cut and freeze the vegetables yourself. You can also freeze mushrooms and add them to roasts or soups.
    • Essential Dried Beans (or canned) - chickpea, lentils, black, pinto 
    • Essential Whole, ancient wheats & grains like farro (spelt), Kamut, gluten-free amaranth, teff, millet & buckwheat, and quinoa are great ways to stretch a meal, so you can feed more people at once, while also providing fortifying minerals and nutrients. Wild rice is also a great choice if you can find or afford, if not black and brown rice are usually much more economical. Quinoa is quick cooking grain & a great alternative to rice if you want to avoid black or brown rice for any reason. Oats are another great ancient grain to have on hand, as well as affordable. You can even mill these grains into your own flours. 
    • Basic Flour from any of the ancient wheats, grains, and rices above. I also keep chickpea flour on hand. Flours last longer in the freezer. If you bake a lot, you might want to have an aluminum free baking powder on hand as well. 
    • Essential Pasta - another great way to feed a large group in an economical way is through pasta. I love a good Italian pasta made with non-GMO flour, but I do enjoy Kamut pasta as well. Chickpea flour pasta 
    • Basic Boxed or Canned Coconut Cream - coconut cream can be great for your soups, desserts, sauces, milks & milkshakes, and so much more. I prefer boxed coconut cream. I have tried other shelf stable milks, but there are hemp and almond milks that are shelf stable. 
    • Essential Nuts / Seeds - I keep a variety of nuts and seeds on hand at all times. My favorites are walnuts, Brazil nuts, hemp seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, cashews, and pistachios. I also love a good trail mix blends or nut blends. For longer freshness, you can store your nuts in the freezer, and seeds in the fridge. 
    • Essential Seed & Nut Butter - I love having a variety of this healthy fat and protein rich essential on hand. I love tahini, peanut butter, sunflower butter, and almond butter, but you can find a variety of nut and seed butters on the shelf or online
    • Basic Cooking oil like olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, or grapeseed oil
    • Basic Dried berries and other fruit 
    • Essential Canned / Boxed / Jarred Fruit & Vegetable: I personally avoided canned foods, but I do purchase preserved fruits and vegetables in glass jars and keep them in my fridge. 
    • Boxed Tomato Paste/Sauce, Boxed soup, Tomato Paste
    • Vegetable Stock


    Specialty & Nice-To-Have Non-Essential Essentials & Ingredients:

    • Quinoa Flakes (this cooks in like 3 minutes! Great for breakfast, but can be eaten as a side for any meal.)
    • Spelt flour (some have trouble finding this, but I can often find this at grocery stores like Sprouts & Kroger.
    • Avocado Oil (this is my cooking oil of choice)
    • Coconut Aminos (as a soy sauce replacement, adds a very nice flavor to mushrooms, stir fries, and so much more!)
    • Liquid Smoke (2-pack) (4 pack) or Smoked Sea Salt (Along with smoked paprika and a few other seasonings, this will transform your plant-based dishes! Adds a nice depth of smokiness that is often in meat.)
    • Coconut Wraps for a low carb wrap alternative! 
    • Jarred olives
    • Jarred mushrooms
    • Jarred artichokes
    • Jarred hearts of palm
    • Pasta sauce
    • Sundried tomato 
    • Capers
    • Jelly or fruit preserves





      Herbs & Seamoss!

      More coming soon! 

      Kitchen Tools & Suggested Cookware


      High Speed Blender

      Making Seamoss Gel, Cheeses, Smoothies, Sauces, Dressings, Marinades, & Drinks & more

      Food Processor

      For making pesto, burgers, salsa, etc. great for shredding, mincing/chopping, etc  

      Mini Food Processor

      For making pesto, burgers, salsa, etc. great for shredding, mincing/chopping, etc  

      Pressure Cooker

      High pressure cooking reduces anti-nutrients that cause digestion issues and block nutrient absorption. It also helps you meal prep and cook fast! Quicker quinoa, chickpeas, kamut, wild rice, & more!

      Masticating Juicer

      Adds pulp back into the juice so the juice is not devoid of fiber which essential for healthy digestion and nutrient absorption  

      Toaster Oven

      Reheat your food without a microwave! Also good for convection baking, broiling, toasting.  


      Great for soups and stews and slow cooking! Also good for reheating frozen beans or soup or greens etc without a microwave 

      Mushroom Grow Kit
      Herb Grow Kit

      Wooden Cooking Utensils

      Alternative to plastic and metal cookware 

      Wooden Cooking Utensils

      Silicone Cooking Utensils are BPA-free and don't release toxic fumes when using to cook.

      Silicone Cooking Utensils

      Clay Cookware for roasting & baking

      Ancient & indigenous alternative to metal cookware.

      Glass Bakeware & Storage Dish

      Double duty! Alternativnetal bakeware & plastic storage dishes  

      Glass Teakettle

      Alternative to metal teakettle 


      Mortar & Pestle

      Make your own fresh sauces and spice blends


      Manual Spice Grinder

      Grind your own spice blends





      Cast Iron Grill Pan

      For some delicious indoor grillmarks


      Cast Iron Skillet

      Good for stove top and in the oven. This comes with lids and silicone holders. Great deal!