Just like saving money and other essential things, it is necessary to store food too. Keeping a well stocked pantry makes you always prepared to invite family and friends over for dinner, or always have the necessary ingredients on hand to make your favourite dishes. It also makes you self- reliant to extent and can hunker down and not have to worry about food supply.
Here is a list of essential food items to keep in your pantry.
Stock your pantry with a variety of oils. Some that would be great for your pantry are coconut oil, olive oil and sesame oil.
Vinegar is an flexible pantry item. It can be used for cleaning purposes, bath and body usage, preserving food and as an ingredient to some of your recipes. Be sure to store both white vinegar and apple cider vinegar.
Some dry food pantry staples include rice, sugar, flour, pasta, salt, oats, cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder and cornstarch. These are basic food ingredients which you may use in your regular cooking activities. And they are also great for long term storage in case of an emergency.
Other important foods to store in your pantry include canned goods, nuts and legumes, sauces and dressings, herbs and spices and water. Also, remember to stock up on your favourite treats and keep your cookie jar filled.