A Minimalist Pantry List


Below is a surprisingly bare list of foods in my pantry that get me through a wide variety of plant-based eating.  You can make food from any cuisine with these spices, including most Asian dishes.


Nuts and seeds (almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, hempseed, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds)

Grains (quinoa, buckwheat groats, black rice, wild rice, brown rice, steel-cut oats)

Legumes (chickpeas, lentils)

Dried fruit (goji berries, dates, figs, raisins)

Coconut: powdered, shredded, creamed


Chickpea miso

Wasabi powder

Nutritional yeast


Apple cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar

Braggs liquid aminos, coconut aminos

hot sauce (try a fermented, probiotic version)

Raw cacao powder

Teas (green tea, herbal teas)

Baking powder and baking soda

Arrowroot powder


Popcorn kernels


Spices: Herbs de Provence, basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage, dill weed, sea salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, chipotle pepper powder, crushed red chili pepper flakes, chili powder, garlic powder, ginger powder, bay leaves, whole cumin, ground cumin, ground coriander, garam masala, brown mustard seeds, onion powder, turmeric, curry powder, kelp granules, cinnamon powder, whole cloves, cardamom seeds