You wanted to see what’s in my pantry? Here’s a full list of all the baking/cooking ingredients I buy (you can assume virtually any organic fruit and vegetable is also a staple).
I also provided links to the products online, should you want more information or desire to order them for yourself. If you have any other questions, please let me know!
- Buckwheat Flour – gluten-free, rich in flavonoids, high in antioxidants, high in magnesium, more of a fruit than a grain
- Coconut Flour – gluten-free, high in protein, high in fiber, low in carbs
- Whole Grain Spelt Flour – even better nutritionally than white spelt flour, but more hearty in flavor; high in vitamin B2, manganse, niacin, thiamin and copper—a combination that may be helpful for migraines and diabetes
- White Spelt Flour – more refined than whole grains pelt but with many of the same health benefits; gives results in terms of taste/texture almost exactly like regular all-purpose flour
- Whole Wheat Flour – super hearty and has distinct flavor; I hardly ever use it
- Whole Wheat Pastry Flour – way preferable to whole wheat (in my opinion) in terms of taste, gives a better texture
- Coconut Oil – crazy health benefits, easy to use instead of olive oil in cooking or in place of butter in baking
- Organic Butter – when I use butter, it’s organic, usually the store brand (365) at Whole Foods
- Raw (Turbinado) Sugar – Made from the juice of a sugar cane plant, with nutrients and minerals (such as Phosphorus, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, and Potassium) still present
- Sucanat (i.e., sugar cane natural) – whole cane sugar, with nothing added and nothing taken out; source of source of iron, calcium, vitamin B6, potassium and chromium.
- Pure Maple Syrup – Naturally sweet and loaded with manganese and zinc
- Raw Honey – antimicrobial, filled with antioxidants; local raw honey is said to help allergies; has anti-cancer benefits
- Sorghum Syrup – hard to find in Chicago, but available at local farms in Indiana and at Whole Foods groceries south of here; Loaded with health benefits.
- Sprouted Ezekiel Cereal (Whole Foods)
- Sprouted Ezekiel Bread, sesame and cinnamon-raisin (Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods)
- Sprouted Bread from Trader Joe’s (Trader Joe’s)
- Food for Life or Garden of Life Bars (Whole Foods)
- Kefir (Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Dominick’s, Jewel, Meijer)
- Pastured Eggs (I like the ones with Omega-3s from Trader Joe’s)
- Antiobiotic-free Amish chicken (Whole Foods)
- Grass-fed Beef (Whole Foods)
- Raw Milk: I pick up a gallon every two weeks from my local farm. (Sources)