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The Perfect Pantry

Raise your hand if you're constantly running to the store to pick up ingredients you need for a recipe. Keep your hand up if you have a pantry full of (expired) ingredients you've used once. I'm looking at you, cardamom and mustard seeds.
Now imagine a perfectly stocked pantry. A 25-ingredient pantry where all of the essentials are ready and waiting. A pantry where you have plenty of what you need and it's all organized and pretty in shiny canisters and jars. You're smiling, aren't you? Me too. 
Uncomplicated Kitchen is all about making your life  more awesome. And we think that it's awesome to save time and money by having most of the ingredients you need on hand. These are ingredients you're comfortable with, ingredients you love to use, and ingredients you can easily buy in bulk (yay for saving money and reducing packaging).   
Almost all of our recipes at Uncomplicated Kitchen are based on these basic pantry staples. You can make super tasty recipes like the Yummiest Hummus, Very Versatile Baked Rice, The Best Red Sauce, Chewy Bagels, Quick Fluffy Flatbreads, Veggie Chili, and more...just using your pantry plus two or three extra ingredients. Now that's awesome. 

If you're ready to clean out those cabinets and stock your perfect pantry, hurray! Your shopping list is below. Please make any substitutions as your dietary needs/preference dictate and definitely consult with your health care professional if necessary. 


Full Pantry



Olive Oil

High Smoke Point Oil (like canola, grapeseed, or avocado)

Apple Cider Vinegar

Balsamic Vinegar/Red Wine Vinegar

White Vinegar


White Rice

Brown Rice


Pasta (shape is up to you)


Black Beans

Garbanzo Beans

Pinto Beans


Unbleached All-Purpose Flour





Granulated Garlic

Dried Minced Onion



Dried Oregano

Dried Basil



Cane Sugar

Agave or Maple Syrup or Honey


Canned Diced Tomatoes

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