The Pantry

When I first began this roller coaster ride I had no idea what to buy at the supermarket. Where do you begin when the ingredients you've grown up with and relied on your whole life are suddenly off limits?

Here's a list of the things I always make sure I have on hand. In addition to the list we always have a full fruit bowl and lots of vegetables in the house. Finding these ingredients can seem daunting at first but I promise you that by sourcing real wholefood ingredients you'll be doing your family a great service. These are real, natural ingredients - they're great for you! I buy most of my flours from my local food co-op. Is there somewhere like this near you? if not, maybe you could set one up. How about an organic shop, or buying online? The supermarket is only one option - there are lots of different ways to buy our food.


Brown rice flour
Sorghum flour
GF cornflour
Buckwheat flour
Quinoa flakes
GF baking powder
Egg replacer
Maple Syrup
Agave Nectar
Almond meal
Rice milk
Almond milk
Soy milk
Desiccated coconut
Raw cacao powder
Tapioca starch

Seeds, Nuts and Grains

Chia seeds
Sunflower seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Sesame seeds
Flaxseeds (also known as Linseed)
Raw cashews
Raw almonds
Buckwheat groats

Oils and Fats

Olive oil
Coconut oil
Canola oil (or other neutral flavoured oil like sunflower oil)
Sesame oil
Dairy free margarine

Flavour Enhancers

Good quality fish sauce
GF soy sauce or tamari
Vinegars - apple cider, red wine and white. Avoid malt vinegar and make sure your vinegar brands are GF.
Roasted capsicum

Canned Food

Canned tomatoes
Kidney beans
White beans
Corn kernels

In the Freezer

Frozen berries
Leftover baking!

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