What’s in my kitchen? Vegan foods that should never be missing
Which vegan foods should never be missing in my kitchen? You’ll find out in this post! Of course everything is vegan 😉
You know it, but surely also, there are just things that you always have to have in the fridge. In this post, I talk about my go-tos and must-haves.
What absolutely belongs in my kitchen, so that I have them ready to hand every day? Of course, for me, it has to be things that are quick and healthy. But it’s also important to me that they are products that I can integrate into my everyday life.
In everyday life, you often don’t have as much time to cook or don’t take the time to prepare a meal extensively. You just want to eat something quickly. In addition, I’m on the road a lot, and then I’m glad that I have a full kitchen cabinet when I come back.
I’m also quite honest, when I cook for myself, it’s usually not so elaborate, but I quickly cube together something delicious and healthy. That’s why it’s important to me to always have the right foods on hand at home.
Vegan food in my kitchen: Water
Of course, you should always have water at home. Either tap water or sparkling water. I love sparkling water and could just drink it all day long. Preferably with a lemon. That’s why lemons are never missing in my house. A rule of thumb for water is: daily 35ml/1kg body weight.
Vegan food in my kitchen: Fridge
In my fridge I always have things that keep for a long time and that I can prepare quickly.
- Tempeh is a great protein provider and a healthy snack in between meals (My secret tip: snack raw. When I’m out and about and get hungry, I just go to an organic market and buy tempeh. Just take a bite and let it taste good).
- Tofu is also a great source of protein and complements bowls perfectly
- Kimchi – I snack on it just so out of the jar or use it to add a special zing to my bowls and salads
- Spreads I can use for sauces, dressings or dips
- Soy yogurt for dressings or as a dessert with frozen berries.
Vegan food in my kitchen: Vegetables that keep for a long time
These vegetables keep well for a few days or weeks when I’m not around. I like to just throw them in a pan and make a delicious bowl, or dice them up cold into a salad. You can be super creative here. Depending on how you alternate, it tastes different every time. I also like to snack on the vegetables raw.
- Chicory from which you can conjure up a great salad in a flash
- Mushrooms are a mega source of protein, and they are super quick to prepare both raw and roasted or boiled
- Cabbage is one of my favorite vegetables and a vegetable that keeps fresh for an incredibly long time. I like broccoli or cauliflower best.
- Tomatoes simply spice up any salad and make the dish super fresh. In addition, they make a great snack.
- Cucumber – I like to spiralize these for my bowls or eat them in between meals.
- Hot sauces – I love spicy food, so sleep sauces simply can not be missing
Vegan foods in my kitchen: things for a dressing
- Apple vinegar has a great health effect on our bodies. I also super like it in terms of taste. That’s why it’s on my table every day
- Yeast flakes
- Kala Nanak I use whenever I have a craving for egg. Works great in bowls or on tofu.
- Coconut Aminos to add a sweet note to the dressing. I always need something sweet and something sour. This is such a great flavor combination
- Hemp seeds as a natural source of fat
Vegan foods in my kitchen: Canned and frozen
I always make sure my bowls and salads have a healthy source of protein. That’s why I always have protein in my pantry or in the freezer. In addition, I have in my TK some things from which you can conjure up superfast and easy a vegetable dish or even a delicious dessert.
- Frozen peas
- Broccoli or other vegetables for quick sautéing or baking in the oven
- Vegetable proteins
- Fruit: my favorite is frozen raspberries. I love to pour milk over them and eat them
- Banana – just such a great snack. I eat them every day. Preferably with a little lemon
- Leftovers – I would always freeze these, so you have a delicious meal ready quickly
Vegan food in my kitchen: Storage cupboard
My pantry always has an enormous number of things that I eat on a regular basis. Healthy fats, for one. I find it extremely important to eat fats, but prefer to get them from seeds and nuts rather than oil. In addition, I have other things in my cupboard to spice up my bowls and add variety to them. And of course my sweets, because I just love dessert. Essential for me is also plant milk, because I need it for all my hot drinks.
- Seeds like for example hemp seeds for my bowls
- Dates for sweetening or snacking (I also keep some of these in the fridge).
- Nuts are great sources of natural fats. I prefer cashews
- Oils for frying. I do not like them so much, but I like to use them to gain weight.
- Pickles for dressings or for snacking because I really like sour food
- Amaranth which can be prepared sweet or savory like rice. I usually make it in the rice stove, then you can do something else on the side
- Red lentils for delicious lentil salads
- Split Peas
- Pudding powder for one of my favorite desserts
- Plant milk is such an essential ingredient in my kitchen. I need it for drinks, puddings, hot chocolates, or to eat with frozen fruit
My absolute go-to bowl
Now that we’ve talked so much about bowls, I’m kind of left to tell you my favorite bowl dish. Here comes my bowl tip, when it really has to go fast. This is really super delicious, and these things can really never be missing in my kitchen.
- Zucchini noodle
- Dressing made from: Soy yogurt, yeast flakes, apple cider vinegar and coconut aminos.
- Hemp seeds
Very much looking forward to your Kitchen Must haves!!!