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2020 Pantry Essentials

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2020 Pantry Essentials

Are you finding your pantry a bit paltry? Is your collection of staples marginal? A well-stocked pantry can be your best friend and maybe even the spark you need to inspire your meal prep during the cold winter months. It’ll also come in handy at a time when fresh ingredients are priced at a premium. You’ll need shelf-stable items to keep costs in check. In our Pantry 2020 listings, the focus is on primarily vegan, shelf-stable ingredients (with a few noted exceptions). We stock our pantry with essential dried ingredients that can star in any healthy vegan meal. For sure, grains and dried lentils are familiar pantry standbys, but a carefully thought-out pantry can have so much more to offer. Check out our Pantry 2020 list. It’s extensive, but by adding some of these basic items to your shelves, you’ll always be ready to expand your meal ticket. Get stocked—and get ready—to enjoy the many options you’ll have right at your fingertips to create some of our sumptuous January vegan recipes.

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Spicy Chickpea, Chard, and Roasted Cauliflower Soup

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Creamy Butternut Pasta with Cashew Crumble Topping

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Warm Pearl Couscous Bowl with Spinach, Apple, Walnuts, and Tahini Dressing

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Delicious Mini Zesty Date Cakes

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Waffles and winter fruit spiced compote

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Winter Grains Thai Salad

Also - don't forget to check out our Top 10 Tips for Cooking Dried Legumes

Irene McGuinness is a passionate food writer, editor, and food stylist living on a small farm outside of Vancouver. When not writing, she is nurturing animals and tending to her extensive garden. Her work appears in a variety of Canadian, US, and Australian magazines.

A version of this article was published in the January 2020 issue of alive Canada with the title “2020 Pantry Essentials.”

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