My Vegan Pantry

I love organizing, whether it comes to organizing things or upcoming plans. Honestly, I am a perfectionist down to each strand of hair. My room is always the cleanest and I have taken it upon myself to organize the rest of the house with some help from my mother, and the kitchen was one of our first projects. This is a quick overview of the staple items that I rely on when making foods, as well as how I store them. I focus on using things that are easily found in normal supermarkets, and those few things that I buy at health food stores (nutritional yeast, vegetable stock etc.) last a really long time, so it is worth the extra search for them. These things are in no means necessary for everybody, so this is a collection of my personal favorites. Everybody interested in eating healthily, regardless if you are vegan or not, should look to include some of these items in their diet. 


  • Quinoa
  • Brown and black rice
  • Gluten-free steel cut oats
  • Brown rice pasta 
  • Brown rice cakes

Flours, (all gluten-free):
  • Brown rice flour
  • Buckwheat flour
  • Defatted almond flour
  • Oat flour

Beans & Legumes:

  • Red kidney beans
  • Soy beans
  • Red lentils
  • Green lentils
  • Brown lentils
  • Chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • Green peas
  • Black beans
  • Homemade Hummus

When it comes to my beans and legumes I always buy them dry, and store them in glasses. I always have some beans that I have soaked over-night, then boiled for 1-2 hours or until soft, and stored in separate portion boxes my freezer. Therefore whenever I am making a chili or a bean salad I always have beans at hand relatively quickly.

Nuts and seeds, raw and unsalted:

  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Brazil nuts
  • Pecans
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Flax seeds (milled and whole)
  • Pine kernels

Fruits & berries, dried and fresh:

  • Fresh dates
  • Raisins
  • Dried apricots
  • Bananas (frozen and fresh)
  • Pineapples
  • Mangoes
  • Red apples
  • Red grapes
  • Raspberries (frozen)
  • Strawberries (frozen)

I usually buy lots of a particular type of fruit whenever they are in season, but the ones I listed I try to get my hands on regardless. I also stock up on frozen berries at all times, and if I see that I will not be able to eat all the bananas before they go bad, I peel them, chop them into halves and freeze them.  

Vegetables & greens:

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Zucchini
  • Mushrooms
  • Red and yellow onion
  • Garlic
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes 
  • Leaf spinach
  • Kale
  • Corn kernels 
  • Canned tomatoes

I have a large hummus salad for lunch every day for lunch so I usually cut up lots of different vegetables and store them in individual airtight containers, that way I save a lot of time in the morning when throwing together my salad. It is kinda like having a salad bar in your own kitchen, and it is a great alternative to pre-cut the vegetables for those who might not otherwise feel tempted to have salads.

Oils, vinegars & fats:

  • Good quality olive oil
  • Low calorie olive oil spray
  • All natural peanut butter
  • Organic tahini 
  • Shredded coconut
  • Balsamico vinegar
  • Brown rice vinegar
  • Apple cider vinegar

Other Staple Ingredients:

  • Nutritional yeast (search google if you do not know what this is)
  • TVP mince and chunks
  • Organic firm & silken tofu
  • Defatted coconut milk
  • Alpro unsweetened soy milk (with added vitamin D, calcium and b12)
  • Gluten-free soy sauce
  • Liquid aminos
  • Cornstarch 
  • Low sodium vegan vegetable broth powder
  • Organic tikka masala curry paste
  • Organic thai curry paste (red, yellow and green)
  • Stevia drops, preferably vanilla flavored
  • Homemade Crunchy Hazelnut Granola

There is a lot of controversy when it comes to whether stevia is healthy for you or not, but so far only using it in my tea have not had a negative impact on my health. However I prefer using whole foods when adding sweetness into my recipes, and therefore abstain from using stevia in my recipes.

Spices & herbs:

  • Oregano 
  • Basil (fresh and dried)
  • Thyme
  • Coriander/cilantro
  • Fresh dill
  • Good curry powders
  • Ground cumin
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Maldon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Hope you found this post helpful, and if you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comment section down below!


  1. You have such a beautiful and inspiring blog! I will be looking forward to all your recipes in the future! Thank you :) Eat to Live!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment, and I am thrilled to hear that you will stay tuned in the future! :)

  2. Great site! I love all your recipes, so healthy and creative!

  3. Thanks for the tips on freezing!

  4. Thank you for the reasonable attitude towards what you do, creativity and inspiration! Love your blog and your instagram photo recepies

    VEgreetings from Ukraine!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment, and I am so glad that you find my blog to your liking! :-)


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