Perfect Pantry

Having a well-stocked pantry will help you to make amazing meals with very little planning needed. You will be able to feed your family or even entertain that unexpected guest with  satisfying and delicious meals or tasty snacks and not have to unexpectedly run out to the store. I personally will not go to the store for one or two ingredients, I prefer to improvise.  While every home will have their specific needs, wants and likes that will vary, such as for a special diet. But I have created a basic list of items that I consider foods, herbs and spices that have value. They will “awaken your senses and awaken your life”.

Staples

Sea Salt
Fresh ground pepper
Garlic
Assortment of Onions
Shallots
Assorted Peppers: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green
Capers, large and small
Avocado
Assorted Chilies, Jalapeno, Serrano, Anaheim, and Dried Red Chilies
Chipotle chilies and sauce
Lemon
Limes
Oranges
Tomatoes
Beans, favorite varieties
Rice
Olive Oil
Vinegar
Soy Sauce
Broth

Prepackaged & Canned Foods

Canned tomatoes (crushed, whole)
Canned fruit