Kitchen Staples

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. 

coconut oil.jpg

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?

Actually yes!

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)
Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil
  • Himalayan Salt (A pink salt with amazing properties and health benefits. It tastes yummy too)

    Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Chia Seeds (My mighty, filling and energising fibrous little friends. Good for baking, in drinks, for breakfast, in snacks…)
Chia Seeds
  • Quinoa (As above – well I’ve never tried in drinks before…)
  • Chick peas (Check out my hummus recipe)
Chick peas
Chick peas
  • 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?


2 Comments Add yours

  1. lilyandardbeg says:

    nuts! seeds! beans! buckwheat! Great post, thank you 🙂


    1. Estella's Kitchen says:

      Thank you! I forgot to mention kidney beans, mung beans, bulgar wheat – the list really does go on! Glad you enjoyed it 😉


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