Stocking up your kitchen – Breakfast by the sea – Brighton food & photography blog

Having a well-stocked kitchen means you have a variety of ingredients available to make a variety of wholesome meals throughout the week. I’ve put together a list below of some of my favorite budget-friendly kitchen staples as a guide. All you need to do is add your fresh goods such as fruits, juices, vegetables, salads and proteins (meats, fish, tofu etc).

Store cupboard essentials

Rapeseed oil
Tomato puree
Stock cubes or powder (choose low salt if cooking for very young children)
Herbs and spices (Italian mixed herbs, paprika, oregano, basil, cumin, chilli powder, curry powder, chilli flakes)
Tinned chopped tomatoes
Cannellini beans
Black beans
Kidney beans
Chickpeas
Green lentils (hold their shape so great for use in bolognese, stews, pasta dishes.
Red lentils (great for dahlias and soups and for thickening stews & curries)
Pasta (spaghetti, pasta shapes, lasagne sheets, orzo for soups and stews)
Dry noodles
rice
Cous Cous
coconut milk
Nut butter (peanut)
pesto
Baked beans
Dried apricots
Dried raisins
Tinned fruit (Peaches, pineapples, mandarins)
Canned fish (tuna, salmon, mackerel, sardines)

Freezer

Frozen fish (salmon, white fish)
Frozen veg (peas, sweetcorn, green beans)
Frozen chopped ginger
Frozen chopped onion & garlic
Frozen fruit (berries, pineapple, mango)

Fridge

Milk
Butter (for sauces and baking)
Natural yogurt
eggs
Cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, feta, halloumi)
Ready Rolled Puff Pasty

dry goods

Wraps
Wholemeal pittas
Sourdough bread

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