Basics

“You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”

Stock up on these basics and you will find yourself ready to make almost any meal or home product. I have listed the basics for most food recipes and home beauty/cleaning products I make.  You can pick up fresh ingredients and combine them with what you already have in your pantry. Then you won’t have to spend a lot money on groceries every time you want to make something.

Refrigerator

  • Eggs
  • Garlic
  • Onions

Pantry

  • Oats
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • All-purpose flour
  • Corn starch
  • Honey

Dried herbs

  • Basil
  • Bay leaves
  • Black peppercorns
  • Cilantro
  • Coriander seeds
  • Cumin seeds
  • Dried chili flakes
  • Mint
  • Nutmeg
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper

Condiments

  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • White wine vinegar
  • Worcestershire sauce

Canned food

  • Chicken and beef stock
  • Beans – black, red, white
  • Chickpeas
  • Tomatoes

Oils

  • Canola oil
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Vegetable oil

Beauty/home product ingredients

  • Coconut milk
  • Coconut oil
  • Argan oil
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Shea butter
  • Beeswax
  • Super washing soda
  • Citric acid
  • Borax
  • 3 percent hydrogen peroxide
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Vegetable glycerin
  • Soap flakes
  • Baking soda

Essential Oils

  • Lavender
  • Geranium
  • Peppermint
  • Clary sage
  • Rosemary
  • Tea tree oil
  • Orange oil

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