Having a a good range of basic ingredients means that even when you think you have nothing to eat in the house you can usually conjure up something tasty without too much effort… Is this an instruction set of what you should rush out to buy-in for your cupboards – no. It’s just a list of what you will typically find in my kitchen – There is a seperate spice page as they deserve their own home. I will also create a page of specific Gluten Free ingredients for those interested – however I have indicated GF versions of staple store cupboard fare below.

General store cupboard supplies

  • Basmati rice
  • Rissoto rice
  • Pasta – various shapes – Gluten Free (GF)
  • Spaghetti – GF
  • Lasagne sheets – GF
  • Tinned Tomatoes
  • Tomato Puree
  • Tinned Coconut Milk
  • Creamed Coconut
  • Tinned sweetcorn
  • Cornflour
  • McDougalls thickening granules (potato starch)
  • Plain flour – GF
  • Rice flour
  • Sugar – Granulated, Demerara, Caster sugar (infused with vanilla)
  • Soft brown suger and dark brown muscovado sugar and icing sugar
  • Olive Oil / Sunflower Oil / Sesame Oil
  • Red wine / white wine / cider & malt vinegar
  • Balsamic vinegar (dark and white) and Glaze
  • Soy sauce -GF
  • Mirin / Sake / Rice wine vinegar (Mirin is a sweetened sake or rice wine with a light syrupy texture)
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Tabasco sauce (red & green)
  • Fish Sauce
  • Baking powder / Bicarb of soda / Xanthan Gum / Vit C
  • Various  beans and pulses – Dried and tinned
  • Dried Porcini mushroom’s
  • Stock cubes and liquid Stock (Knorr as it’s GF)
  • Whole Chestnuts (vacuum packed)
  • Chestnut Puree – Tinned
  • Raisins
  • Currants
  • Sultanas
  • Bottle of Port
  • Bottle of Marsala wine (Dry)
  • Maple Syrup
  • Honey
  • Lyle’s Golden Syrup