Food Allergy Pantry Staples List

Some families want to have a well-stocked pantry, others don’t cook much so don’t need it. Since you are here, you must be curious what we like to have on hand. This list is a blend of what Maria and Melissa have in their own kitchens, with a few more additions from a favorite cookbook author Donna Hay. Please always check nutrition labels on individual products. 

Herbs & Spices

Salt

Pepper

Thyme

Rosemary

Oregano

Basil

Chili Powder

Ground Cumin

Ground Coriander

Chili Powder

Garlic Salt

Cinnamon

Vanilla beans

 

Pantry

Stock (Veg, Chicken, Beef)

Coffee

Tea

Jam

Bread

Pasta

Rice

Noodles

Quinoa

Canned chickpeas, black beans

Lentils

Canned tuna

Capers

Canned tomatoes

Olive Oil

Balsamic Vinegar

Mustard (Dijon or whole grain)

Soy sauce

Sriracha

Pasta sauce

 

Fridge:

Cheddar

Parmesan

Garlic

Milk

Butter

Yogurt

 

Freezer

Stirfry Veg Mix

Dumplings

Frozen pizza dough

Frozen berries

Ice-cream

Ready-prepared puff pastry

 

If you want to go beyond these basics and get more specific, one of our favorites, Donna Hay has some additional suggestions for you:

 

Pasta

The Italians match the pasta to the sauce, so go wild and keep a few types on deck.

Spaghetti- round

Fettuccine- flat

Macaroni- at Foublie we like the shells

Penne- has a hole in it

 

Rice

If you are a rice connoisseur you know this. But here is a crash course on different rice varieties:

Basmati (good for pilafs and when you want fluffy rice)

Arborio (risotto, this stuff gets creamy)

Short Grain (totally versatile, somewhat sticky like sushi rice)

Jasmine (fragrant and great for Asian cuisine, also a bit sticky)

 

Noodles

Rice noodles (made with rice)

Bean thread noodles (some call these glass noodles made from mung beans)

Egg Noodles (Chinese wheat noodles enriched with egg)

Ramen (wheat)

 

Grains & Lentils

Polenta (cornmeal)

Canned cannellini beans

Canned chickpeas

Couscous (semolina and wheat)

Lentils (green and red)

Quinoa