Here are my typical kitchen staples (not limited to just the following):
- Herbs, spices, oil, baking "stuff"
- Tomatoes (diced, whole, pureed, tomato sauce)
- Beans (garbanzo, kidney, black beans, navy, chickpeas, chili beans) and lentils - canned and dry.
- Variety of whole grains and rice (farro, quinoa, wild rice, basmati)
- Soups. While you can make your own soup with the above ingredients, having a few cans ready to go for convenience. Semi-homemade – can of soup + fresh or frozen veggies.
- Canned fish (tuna, salmon, sardines)
- Canned fruits and vegetables (low sodium/sugar)
- Fortified cereal
- Peanut butter
- Dried fruit
- Syrup, honey
- Shredded coconut
- Flax seeds, chia seeds
- Shelf-stable milk
- Pretzels, chips (ex. pita chips)
- Bread - fresh
- Eggs (2 dozen)
- Dairy - cow and soy milk, yogurt, cheese, butter,
- Meat (for Karel) - deli and raw (typically kept in freezer)
- Fruits and veggies (fresh and frozen)