Top 20 Ingredients in Our Kitchen
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These are my top 20 ingredients that I always try to keep on hand at home always.
Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
Obviously, these taste better and are better for you! Buy organic if you can or at least brands/stores who don’t use pesticides.
Easy and convenient for smoothies. Again buy organic when possible or freeze your own.
We get a lot of our meat from a small local store that gets it from a local butcher.
It’s nice to know where your meat came from.
I use peppercorn in just about everything I make.
I have one that has an adjustable grind size on it.
Just like the peppercorn minced onion is in just about everything and dried minced onion is quick and easy when you don’t have time for fresh or just don’t feel like it.
I highly recommend using Bob’s Red Mill products – check the labels, not all are gluten-free! We use their pancake mix and steel cut oats the most, including in my cookie recipe and oatmeal bars.
The Enjoy Life makes a variety of great products. We use their chocolate chips and chocolate bars.
I use this great tasting, no sugar added applesauce for smoothies, oatmeal bars, in cookies as a substitute for eggs, and just to eat plain.
Coconut oil is great for baking cakes and brownies!
I also use it to make fried chicken and other things.
Earth Balance Butter
Just like it says on the box.
Earth Balance does taste like butter and works well in most everything you would use butter for.
There are so many milk substitutes out there today
it is harder to choose which one to buy rather than being able to get it.
Culinary Coconutmilk or Coconut Cream
This is a necessity for making pudding dairy and tree nut free. I use it in many baking recipes that call for cream or condensed milk.
We love our coffee. We need our coffee. Do not try to talk to Mrs. Hatfield before her coffee!
I was very skeptical when my wife handed me these at the store and demanded fried chicken, but it turned out amazing!
Rice helps taking gluten out of your diet easy.
There are tons of different ways to use rice in breakfast, lunch, or dessert!
An almost universal spice. I have found that some of the more expensive and organic spices have a better, more full flavor.
This is an essential because, most of the sauces and seasoning mixes have gluten or dairy in them I started making my own!