Let's get straight into our Pantries…
Adding the following foods into our pantry is an amazing foundation to all our meals. I just couldn't live without:
Unpasteurised brown miso paste (full of all the Vit B's you need)
Kuzu (use as a thickening agent)
Shitake mushrooms (when really stressed & you need to calm down, take before sleeping in hot water)
Kombu, arame & wakame seaweeds (great for your hair, nails & skin)
Organic brown rice, millet, barley, whole organic oats.
Udon & Soba noodles, mochi & sour dough (whole wheat not white flour).
Adzuki Beans (the Queen of all beans for Women), lentils, chick peas, black beans, pinto and kidney beans.
This should be moist & slightly grey in colour. No bleach or chemicals added. Throw away all other salt it just hardens your arteries.
What ever is in season.
Small amounts of seasonal fruits.
Sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds.
Small handful of tamari almonds. Cashew nuts make you cranky!
Sesame oil, bran oil & olive oil (do not cook with olive oil).
Tamari (used for cooking with), Shoyu (season after cooking/used as a dipping sauce), mirin, rice cooking wine, umeboshi vinegar.
Barley malt & rice malt.
Sea salt crisps / sea salt pop corn.
A variety of rice crackers.
Spinach, spelt & corn wraps.