If I were stranded on a dessert island and could only have one thing with me, it would naturally be Coconut Oil (organic, extra virgin, cold pressed and unrefined of course). It’s great for hair – pre pooing and locking in moisture, skin – as a moisturiser, shaving cream, lip salve, make up remover, soothing lotion – and of course when ingested it solves everything*.
* Slight exaggeration, Coconut Oil does not solve everything but it is still greatness in oil form.
So you understand why I would take it with me given the choice. The same goes for in the kitchen, it’s a must and I always have an ample supply.
How do I use it?
- To fry, bake, roast with
- In coffee
- Spread on toast (it’s best with Marmite)
- In smoothies
- To oil pull
Trust me this list is not complete.
Any more for any more?
Here is a list of things I can’t live without in the kitchen:
- Coconut Oil (yes I known I’ve mentioned it once or twice before but it’s so good it needs to be said again)
- Himalayan Salt (A pink salt with amazing properties and health benefits. It tastes yummy too)
- Chia Seeds (My mighty, filling and energising fibrous little friends. Good for baking, in drinks, for breakfast, in snacks…)
- Quinoa (As above – well I’ve never tried in drinks before…)
- Chick peas (Check out my hummus recipe)
- Lentils (Red ones, green ones, mixed ones, you name it)
- Popcorn (There is nothing better than homemade popcorn flavoured with nutritional yeast, sea salt, lime, chillis, chocolate, caramel – not all at the same time you understand)
So there you have it – some of my staples.
Of course there are more but with the above items multiple enjoyable and healthy culinary experiences can be had.
In short, I think that my kitchen staples are all great sources of protein. Look out for chia seed recipes and vegan quinoa recipes in future. Here’s a video which outlines the uses of these staples perfectly!
What are your kitchen staples?