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    Pantry 2020 Basics

    Pantry 2020 Basics

    Check out these basics for our 2020 pantry. (You can also download this list as a handy PDF and save it on your phone!) When you\’re stocking your pantry, take note of storage and best-before dates. Nuts and certain whole grains are higher in fat and are best stored at 50 to 70 F (10 to 20 C) in a clean, dark cupboard. For longer storage, refrigerate or freeze.


    • assorted oils (e.g. extra-virgin olive oil; flaxseed, grapeseed, coconut, camelina, and some flavoured oils; toasted sesame oil)
    • nut/seed butters* (e.g. tahini, peanut, almond, sunflower seed, hazelnut, pumpkin seed)
    • nut/seeds (e.g. almonds, peanuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts, hazelnuts; macadamia nuts, pine nuts)
    • coconut milk/cream


    • lemon juice*
    • lime juice*
    • vinegars (e.g. rice, red wine, white wine, balsamic, sherry, apple cider)


    • dried fruits (e.g. dates, figs, raisins, cranberries, apricots, prunes)
    • candied ginger
    • maple syrup
    • coconut/raw sugar
    • demerara sugar


    • assorted salts (e.g. flaked, Himalayan, Hawaiian black lava salt, Celtic sea salt, kosher salt)
    • dried herbs/spices
    • miso paste*
    • gluten-free low-sodium tamari soy sauce
    • gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
    • coconut aminos
    • nutritional yeast
    • Dijon mustard*
    • jarred olives*

    Dried Goods

    • assorted rice (e.g. brown, red, black, jasmine, wild)
    • canned goods (e.g. chickpeas, lentils, black beans, cannellini beans, tomatoes, roasted red peppers)
    • assorted pastas (e.g. semolina, gluten-free)
    • grains (e.g. quinoa, couscous, millet, farro, spelt, sorghum, Kamut, barley)
    • roots (e.g. onions, potatoes, squash, beets, garlic)

    *These items may require refrigeration.

    This excerpt was originally published as part of the article published in the January 2020 issue of alive Canada with the title “2020 Pantry Essentials.”


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