A Yogi’s Kitchen

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Lately, I’ve gotten quite a few questions about my grocery lists, my kitchen, my pantry, etc. Basically, how in the world do you cook all those amazing things and where do you get them from? Honey, let me tell you it is such a pleasure for me to go grocery shopping. If you do not know this already I am in love with my kitchen and one of my favorite hobbies outside of cooking, is grocery shopping. Legit, I get excited to go to Whole Foods and Trader Joes. It’s my fave. But I know that I have a tendency to go insane because I do love shopping for groceries THAT much.

I know that for some people it cannot be an enjoyable experience. It causes stress and frustration and that is not the energy you want to put in your food. I feel that to create a loving, holistic and ultimately healthy life you have to approach this with ease and calm. To help you feel at ease, I’m sharing my kitchen with you. My pantry, my fridge. All the goodies up in there. Let’s help you make your kitchen a sanctuary for healing and soul nourishment baby. You deserve it.

Drumroll please….

My pantry: 

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If you cannot tell, I am a mason jar and label enthusiast. It keeps me on track, let’s me know what I have and what I do not have. For the most part I try to keep this stocked. I tend to do a larger run for these things once a month. This not only saves money, it saves me time at the grocery store later. I really prefer to buy these babies in advance and then shop as I need for fresher ingredients. These are the goodies I keep on hand:

  • Hard red winter wheat berries (I soak these babies to make my wildly wonderful wheat berries)
  • Chia seeds (for chia pudding, get my recipe here)
  • Steel cut oats (for overnight oats baby)
  • Rice: basmati, brown, arborio (for risotto)
  • Quinoa (make it and use it in my mexi-quinoa casserole)
  • A variety of nuts for protein and great snacking: brazil nuts (high in selenium), raw cashews, raw almonds, walnuts, pistachios
  • Almond meal, corn meal and sprouted spelt flour (for baking)
  • A variety of loose teas (I love me some green tea)
  • Unsweetened dried fruit (I love raisins and cranberries)
  • Dark chocolate chips (THIS IS A MUST HAVE)
  • Canned tomatoes (whole peeled and crushed) and jarred marinara sauce
  • A variety of organic canned beans (black beans, chickpeas, pinto beans, kidney beans)
  • Lentils (red, yellow and green)
  • Gluten free pasta (penne, lasagna, pappardelle. Random favorites)
  • Soba noodles
  • Coconut milk and coconut cream 
  • Veggie & chicken stock for the millions of soups I make
  • For my man: Vienna sausages and chicken noodle soup (he hasn’t even touched these…but they are there for emergencies)

My fridge:

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I do my best to keep fresh, wholesome and organic ingredients on hand. It is absolutely important to my mind, body and soul that I nourish it with absolutely divine ingredients. To save time, money and stress I shop once a week. I ONLY buy what I need for that week but things tend to change when I have an idea pop in my head or I want to try something new. But for the most part my shopping list is relatively consistent. If there are at least 5 things I must have at all times it includes: greens, coconut water, berries (fresh and frozen), kefir and maple syrup (grade B baby). But in case you need a more extensive list, here you go:

  • Avocados (we are HUGE fans in my house. We eat almost 1 a day- super creamy and a great source of healthy fats)
  • Bananas, Apples, Oranges
  • Mixed berries (blackberries, raspberries, blueberries- fresh or frozen is fab)
  • Greens, greens, and more greens (kale and spinach)
  • A variety of veggies depending on what I am making that week (zucchini, yellow squash, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, potatoes, snap peas, bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, beets )
  • Fresh herbs (cilantro, rosemary, scallion, thyme, parsley)
  • Organic free range eggs (for my honey- when I make frittatas and quiches and some baked goods)
  • Organic cheeses (parmesan, raw cheddar, organic sliced cheeses for sammies)
  • Kefir, yogurt
  • Organic grass-fed Irish butter (Kerrygold please)
  • Tempeh and sprouted tofu
  • Homemade almond milk 
  • Organic milk for my honey
  • Homemade chai concentrate
  • Grade B maple syrup (fab for baking and sweetening oats!)
  • Almond butter
  • Medjool Dates (the queen of dried fruit- absolutely a must have)
  • Coconut water
  • Coconut flakes
  • mellow white miso

We also have….

  • a variety of superfoods for smoothies (maca, spirulina, raw cacao)
  • bottles of wine (red and white) on hand for cooking and drinking
  • organic sourdough bread fresh from Whole Foods bakery (amazeballs, I swear)
  • garlic, onions and ginger on hand
  • raw honey for sweetness in our tea
  • ghee, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil

What is essential to your holistic and healing kitchen?

Peace, love and no beef baby 😉



3 thoughts on “A Yogi’s Kitchen

  1. Liza Morales says:

    This is a great post! You have a lot of stuff but your kitchen has definitely given me a better idea of what I should have in mine. Lately I’ve been keeping coconut water and avocado in the house at all times but hopefully my list will grow to something of your standards. 🙂


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