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  • Kitchen Staples

    I had one of those days today where I needed lunch and had no food in the house. Thankfully as of late I've been sure to keep some staples in my kitchen so I can make a meal at a moments notice. Here are some of my favorite things that I'm sure to have on hand.

    1. Maldon Sea Salt. To me, many sea salts taste the same but Maldon really brings something extra to the table. A sprinkle over top of some roasted veggies or over some avocado on toast turns the ordinary into extraordinary.

    2. Frozen Vegetables. I used to avoid these like the plague and would only opt for fresh veggies. And though I still keep it fresh when I'm picking up ingredients for a meal, having frozen veggies on hand has been a game changer for either a last minute meal thrown together or for spicing up a dish in a new way. It turns out frozen veggies can even hold more nutritional value since they've been frozen right after being picked, so stock up!!

    3. Bionature Pasta. This is the best GF pizza on the market. I have a pasta night once a week with friends and even the gluten-lovers can't tell the difference. Though tomato sauce is wonderful, you can always make a last minute pasta sauce by sauteeing up some of those frozen veggies with a little olive oil and garlic! I've done it many times after a long flight when we get home and need something quick to eat.

    4. Jovial Whole Peeled Tomatoes (or really any type of tomato sauce). This, of course, goes with the pasta (i love making homemade sauce) and with my aforementioned pasta nights I always have these stocked. But it also comes in handy for chilis, pizzas, or as a sauce over some polenta and vegetables and since they have a long shelf life why not keep one in the cabinet ready to go!

    What staples do you have at home?