Kitchen Essentials


There are some things that you can get away without having, but there are those that you need.  Not only do they make life easier, they also speed up the time in which you can create a meal.  Now this is important!  As a working mother of two, I’m forever trying to fit 25 hours in a day, so anything that assists me todo that is great in my books.

Here is a list of kitchen utensils and appliances that I can’t live without:

  • potato peeler (a really good sharp one)
  • grater
  • spiralizer
  • powerful blender
  • food processor
  • juicer
  • non-stick frying pan
  • salad spinner
  • a good sharp knife


Every person has staple foods that they must have in their lives.  Living on plant foods, means that there is an abundance of delicious produce and staples that live in my fridge and pantry.  I only buy a small amount of packaged foods as I prefer to make all of my meals from scratch.   It’s not as time consuming as some may think.The first thing you need to do is stock up on all the essentials, and then food preparation becomes a breeze.

In my pantry I keep:

  • vanilla powder
  • raw cacao powder
  • maca powder
  • vitamineral greens
  • chia seeds
  • quinoa
  • gluten free oats
  • Bob red mills GF flour
  • shredded coconut
  • coconut oil
  • almond butter
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • dried herbs and spices
  • pure vanilla extract
  • goji berries
  • activated buckinis
  • onions
  • sweet potatoes
  • garlic
  • avocados

In my freezer:

  • berries
  • bananas (peeled)
  • peas and corn

In my fridge I keep:as some may think.

  • kale
  • tuscan cabbage
  • silverbeet
  • baby spinach
  • purple cabbage
  • citrus fruits
  • cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts)
  • pumpkin
  • assorted sprouts
  • herbs like parsley, coriander and basil
  • tomatoes
  • cos lettuce
  • celery
  • zucchini
  • apples
  • pears
  • ginger
  • medjool dates
  • young coconuts
  • unsweetened almond milk
  • pure maple syrup
  • coconut nectar
  • other seasonal fruits and vegetables
  • nuts and seeds
  • unhulled tahini
  • flax seed oil
  • savoury yeast

Ok, so that is just the basics, and then you add all your seasonal fruit and vegetables, and than there’s your basic pantry items too.  As you can see, a meal in minutes awaits!