Whats
in your kitchen cupboard?

So
day one was arriving very soon and my menu for the week ahead was all
set. So off to the kitchen cupboard I went. Ok, so first
impression’s were not good. Sugar and lots of varieties, well when
you bake you have to have at least 20 different types as you never
know what you will need and I do like to have all bases covered. So
operation ‘move out’ had started.

I
had my rice shelf, my pasta shelf, all had to go, well be moved to
another cupboard that was not in eye line, couldn’t bear to throw
food out, however if you think that you will need to really start
from scratch, I am sure there are plenty of your friends you could
give your food to. Then to my phone to make my new updated shopping
list. You could spend a fortune on all the fancy foods you think you
might need. My suggestion would be to work out as I did your menu
for the week ahead and gauge your shopping list on this.

My
kitchen cupboard now has a lot less in it, but all the essential
ingredients to make or contribute to meals. See my basics below.

Salt
and Pepper

Extra
Virgin Olive Oil

Rapeseed
Oil

Gravy
and stock cubes

Coconut
Oil

Coconut
Cream

Peanut
butter

Tahini

Vinegar

White
Wine Vinegar

Cyder
Vinegar

Fish
Sauce

Soya
Sauce

Tabasco
Sauce

Tins
of Tuna

Tins
of Mackerel

Tins
of Chick Peas

Tins
of Mixed Beans

Tins
of Cannellini Beans

Tins
of Chopped Tomatoes

Good
Quality Coco Powder

Organic
Cocoa Nibs

Ground
Flaxseed

Mixed
Nuts

Now
onto the fridge.

Eggs,
and lots of them

Butter (yes butter and not marg) read the label you will see why

Milk

Natural
Set Full Fat Yogurt

Crème
Fraîche

Sour
Cream

Bacon

Ham

Cheese,
lots of varieties

Fruit,
consisting of Strawberries and Apples

Dijon
Mustard

Wholegrain
Mustard

Vegetables,
which consisted of :-

Cauliflower

Broccoli

Courgettes

Green
Beans

Peppers

Tomatoes

Celeriac

Mushrooms

Cucumber

Salad
Items in general

Other
stuff

Onions

Chillis

Garlic

Ginger

Apple
Juice

Raisins

(See the Planning blog on how you can use the apple juice and raisins).

Now
onto the Freezer.

Chicken
Breasts

Salmon
Pieces

Prawns

Plaice

Cod

Frozen
Fruit

Minced
Meat, Lamb and Beef

Pork
Chops

Lamb
Chops

With
plenty of space left for all the lovely new meals I was going to
cook. I personally like to make more of a lot of foods, so on some
days I can just get something out of the freezer and have an easy
cook day.

I
was now set.