My kitchen basics

This post is purely for what I always have in the house, tinned, storecupboard and fresh produce. As I was writing this list (bare in mind I do slimming world so some things on this list may not appeal to you!) I didn’t realise how many staples I actually always have! In further posts, I will  be posting how best to store certain produce.

First of all: low calorie spray/ frylight

Tins: Tomatoes, tomato puree, passata, carrots (i use these purely for my tomato soup), mushy peas, baked beans, spaghetti hoops, kidney beans,cannellini beans, chickpeas (or a variety of plain beans whatever is on offer usually).

Jars: pickled onions, piccalilli (as most brands are syn free on slimming world but no one’s can beat my mum’s homemade stuff!), Gherkins/cornichons (i have a seriously bad addiction to these guys)

Storecupboard: Pasta, Rice, pearl barley, green lentils, potatoes, onions (keep your potatoes and onions separate,just a tip, keep your onions in a pair of tights in a cool dry place then as you need them, cut a hole in one of the feet, pop one out then tie it up again till you need another!) , garlic, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, baking powder, corn flour, plain flour, brown sugar, soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce, ketchup, mayo, salad cream, sesame oil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, white wine vinegar.

Storecupboard, herbs and spices: Smoked paprika, cumin, ground coriander, garlic granules, oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil, chilli powder or chilli flakes, cinnamon, mixed spice, allspice, nutmeg, star anise, bay leaf, 5 spice, turmeric, fenugreek, cardamom, sage, salt and pepper (for me it HAS to be black pepper that i can freshly grind), oxo cubes, bisto, curry powder.

Fridge: peppers (green and red), spring onions, carrots, swede, lettuce (and or mixed leaves), baby plum tomatoes, celery, broccoli (lots of this stuff!), white cabbage, cucumber, dark greens (or cabbage), leeks, cauliflower, bacon, mushrooms.

Freezer: sweetcorn, peas, green beans, mixed veggies, chicken, bacon, sausages, roasting joints, mince, filo pastry, stewing meat.

Love Emily x

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