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
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
Cous Cous
coconut milk
Nut butter (peanut)
Baked beans
Dried apricots
Dried raisins
Tinned fruit (Peaches, pineapples, mandarins)
Canned fish (tuna, salmon, mackerel, sardines)


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


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

dry goods

Wholemeal pittas
Sourdough bread

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