A limited amount of ingredients canned, jarred or in tetra packaging make cooking from scratch doable on a daily basis. These are valuable in everyday cooking.  Ideally we make our own stock, roast our own peppers and soak and cook beans.  But we cannot always take these steps and with a well-curated pantry,  cooking daily is not only possible but is enjoyable. 



Applesauce, unsweetened

Artichoke hearts

Black beans

Black olives


Garbanzo beans

Green chilies, chopped

Green olives

Kidney beans

Pineapple, crushed

Pumpkin puree

Roasted red peppers

Tomatoes, diced

Tomato paste

Tomato sauce

Vegetable broth

Water chestnuts

White beans


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