PANTRY ITEMS

These are some of my basic staples for a healthy and high quality kitchen pantry.  I am keeping it real, and this is what I have and use regularly in my kitchen.  Happy to answer any questions!  

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Avocado Oil

This delicious cold pressed, minimally processed monounsaturated oil is a favorite to sauté or stir fry at high temps.  Neutral flavor makes it a great alternative to coconut oil for many applications.

Coconut Oil

Virgin Coconut oil is so versatile.  Cook with it at high temps for a delicious plant based saturated fat.  This size is great to divvy up into smaller pots and use in the bathroom and even in the bedroom ;)

Cold Pressed EVGOO

Cold pressed oils are free from weird toxic practices that infuse the oils with harmful solvents.  Dark colored bottles ensure that the delicate nature of these monounsaturated oils is in tact.  Use this to dress salads or as a finishing oil. 

Flax Seed Oil

This is an incredible tasting source of Essential Omega 3 fatty acids.  Cold pressed, pure flax seed oil supports your bodies ability to anti-inflame.

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Tahini

Tahini is sesame butter. You can use this to make dressings, hummus, dips, spreads and more.  This brand is particularly great because it is made in a facility without other allergens, and it is made traditionally - grinding the sesame seeds by stone, without the use of machinery and solvents which denature the oils.  

Sesame Oil

A little goes a long way, add it into your marinades or towards the end of cooking your stir fry- this oil packs a huge flavor punch.

100% Grass Fed Tallow

This is a nutrient dense saturated cooking fat to use for high heat cooking.  It is mild in flavor, and carries the same rich profile as butter- but without the dairy.  Anything that calls for ghee gets swapped out for this instead at my house. 

Coconut Manna

This has replaced any kind of nut butter in my life.  I'm obsessed with it, and you'll soon know why.  It is naturally sweet, rich and full of healthy benefits

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Hemp Seeds

These little tiny seeds pack a big nutritional punch.  They are rich in Gamma Linoleic Acid- a necessary component for your body to build the anti inflammatory hormone type substance called prostaglandins.  Hemp milk is my favorite milk alternative, no soaking required

Raw Organic Cashews

Snack on them raw, or top salads or stir fry's with them- they add crunch and a rich nutty flavor to your life.  I make vegan cheese using these, and it is magic.

Sea Snax

Kali and I finish these packs off quicker than I'd like to admit.  They are perfect for scooping, rolling, and vesseling any number of delicious creations. The key with this brand is that they do not use any weird funky fillers or oils- seaweed, olive oil and salt.  Also check out the larger nori sheets- perfect for burrito-in

Organic Medjool Dates

These are nature's candy, and pack a serious sugar rush, so proceed with caution. Just one little date packs a hugely nutrient dense daily profile of fiber, potassium, magnesium and B6.  Perfect to add a pinch of sweet to your homemade dairy free milk, or to treat yourself by drizzling in coconut butter.  Great to balance acidity in dressings, marinades and sauces. 

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Holy Chocolate 

This stuff is as pure as it gets.  No soy, no sugar, no vanilla.  Just 100% Cacao mass.  Its strong, and bold and the perfect building block to create homemade keto cups. You can add your own preferred sweetener (Monk Fruit Sweetener) and flavor (almond) to create something perfect for your tastes and objectives.

Chomp on Chomps!

I can't tell you how delicious these are- you really have to try for yourself.  Love picking up the original flavor at Trader Joe's- but our household favorite is Cranberry!  I have to be honest with you guys. Even though I stay true to my values and won't ever yuck your yum, Epic bars and many other portable meat snacks are just NOT my bag, baby.  Chomps sticks have great ingredients, flavors and the texture is on POINT.  

Favorite Potato Chip

Even though life is all about moderation, I do not have a moderation setting when it comes to some of these snacks.  Made with coconut oil, salt, potatoes, AND LOVE- this family business created an entirely new way to cook these chips without denaturing the oil.  Low and slow kettle cooked potato chips with no junk ingredients from their families to ours.  For those indulgent moments- snack on these instead of their hydrogenated and toxic counterparts. 

Jilz Crackerz

It was love at first cracker.  You know how much I love to entertain?  Now that I've gotten the best fancy AF grain free crackers and the hang of making diary free cheese, (Thanks to Vegan Cheese by Jules Aron) I am all over the dairy free, grain free but on-point cheese platter.  No deprivation over here, thank you very much.

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KITCHEN TOOLS

You do not need fancy frills to make that good good.  It can make things easier, and more enjoyable for the long haul.  Every trades(wo)man needs tools- and these are mine.  

Columbian Chamba Cookware

This cookware is my favorite.  It is all hand crafted by Columbian artisans.  The families of La Chamba have been producing this non-toxic clay earthenware for over 700 years in the same manner.  It cooks super evenly, retains heat beautifully and is equal parts cookware and serve ware.  Gorgeous and timeless, this is what I used on the daily in my kitchen.

Bamix to the Rescue

This is my preferred brand of stick blender. My Oma insisted on buying me this brand for my wedding because she had been gifted one 60 years ago. She claims had she not misplaced it, it would still be working.  Good enough for me!   

Home Chef Knife

I love this knife.  I've since invested in a few other brands- but this is a trusty go-to home knife.

No need to slurp, just sip!

These straws are clutch for your plastic free drink consumption game.  Stick it in your iced coffee, tea or smoothie for a conscious culture alternative to disposable.  

Vitamix 

This tool is a mainstay- I use it nearly everyday. Sweet smoothies, savory soups and sexy sauces - there is literally NOTHING this beautiful baby can't do. 

Nesting Bowls

Super practical, and functional- glass bowls are a must have in a functioning kitchen. 

Chop Chop Chop

Wood Chopping boards are the safest for food safety, and knife safety. They also make wonderful serving trays for appetizers. 

Glass Tupperware

Glass Tupperware is crucial for storing and reheating your meal prep.  You can stick these in the oven, making it both a storage and serving vessel in one.  

This is THE One

This is the best spiralizer on the market, and trust me I've tried them all. Don't cheap out on this because you can trust this design to take on projects such as butternut squash noodles- which might take off a finger on the other models.  

Silicone Reusable Baking Cups (BPA Free)

Perfect for brothscicles, egg muffins, chocolate coconut butter cups, and a million and one more things- I use these on a regular basis. 

Store all the things like a BOSS

These are ideal for snacks on the go.  I use them for camping snacks, storing prepped ingredients, and stashing my toiletries on my carry on.  

Everything Storage

These wide mouth ball canning jars are incredible for holding anything from dressings, to broth and beyond.  I also stick freshly picked flowers in them, because why not?

The Hype is Real

You could go with a fancier model, but this trusty girl does all the good tricks.  

Hold Your Salt

You are learning to be active in the kitchen- and part of that means activating your senses. Touch your salt, taste your food and learn how to have a hands-on approach to nourishing your self.  

Preserve, Dehydrate, Repeat

This machine is incredible if you want to preserve food.  I make all sorts of vegetable /fruit leathers/crackers, along with drying herbs, fruits and vegetables.  

Measure your progress

These will help set your standards as you learn how to improvise and wing it a little in your kitchen.