Foodie Friday – Pantry Storage


Firstly, I apologise for the lack of posts this week.  I have been busy with other things and have just not found the time to get my head together to write anything useful.  I am also behind in responding to your comments but am about to rectify that once I finish this post.  I will be busy this weekend but hopefully things will get back on track from Monday.  I hope you have a great weekend.

I cook most of our food from scratch, so naturally I keep a store of the ingredients I use regularly.  I do not store tonnes of food in case of an apocalyptic event, however, we do have enough so that I only shop for dry goods about every 3 – 4 months.  I never run out of everything and I never feel the need to race off to the shops at the first hint of a severe weather event such as a cyclone or possible flooding.  These are the 2 most likely scenarios where we live.

We eat a gluten-free diet so I have gradually eliminated all wheat-based products from the pantry.

Gluten-free muesli (homemade)

Dried apricots


Pumpkin seeds
Sunflower seeds
Sesame seeds
Chia seeds

Almond meal
Flaxseed meal
Psyllium husk
Quinoa flakes

Gluten-free flour (homemade)

Brown rice flour
Potato flour
Chickpea (besan) flour
Quinoa flour

Kidney beans
Haricot beans
Red lentils
Brown lentils

Arborio rice
Brown rice

Apple cider vinegar
White vinegar
Red wine vinegar
Balsamic vinegar

Tomato sauce (home-made)
Worcestershire sauce (home-made)
Caramelised balsamic vinegar

Avocado oil
Coconut oil
Olive oil

Curry powder
Mixed spice
Smoked paprika
Taco mix
Yellow mustard seeds

Beef stock powder
Vegie stock powder

Black pepper (peppercorns)
Cooking salt
Herb salt
Sea salt

Raw sugar
Brown sugar
Golden syrup


Skim milk powder

Baking powder
Bicarb soda

Black tea
Earl Grey tea

Rice cakes
Rice crackers

Canned tuna
Canned tomatoes


Most of the dry goods are bought from bulk containers so I store them in glass or plastic jars in the pantry.  I have some 10 litre plastic buckets which I keep excess of some items in.  These are in a separate store cupboard.

I may have missed a couple of things but that is basically what we keep.  Some of the items are left from before we changed our diets so are unlikely to be replaced.   How does my list compare to what you have?  Any thoughts, suggestions or questions?

8 thoughts on “Foodie Friday – Pantry Storage

  1. This is a well timed post! I wanted to look at my ‘usual’ pantry stores, and what might be lingering a fridge/freezer at any one time, and plan some meals from it, in the event of an ’emergency’. I also spent some of today looking at BBQs and camping BBQs as I plan to buy one so if the electricity was off, I’d have a way to heat and cook meals.

  2. What a lovely, organised pantry! We keep a similar amount, possibly a bit more, but I try not to go over the top. I aim to keep enough basics that (barring the purchase of fresh ingredients) I can cook any one of my favourite meals.

    • Thanks, Kim. It is amazing how much you can make when many things only require a tablespoon or so of a particular ingredient. Being dry also saves space eg: 2 cups of dried kidney beans is all I need to make the equivalent of 8 tins of refried beans.

  3. first visit to your blog…your pantry looks fabulous….incredibly organised….I’m going to stay awhile and check out your recipes… 🙂

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