Kitchen Staples to Stock Up On, from Our Executive Chef

3/13/2020

Think filling, tasty, nutritional powerhouses that have shelf life. It's a good time to batch cook, do some baking, and test those insta pots.

Here's my short list:

  • Beans, both fresh and canned
  • Lentils
  • Grains: quinoa, millet, farro, etc.
  • Oils: olive, coconut, sesame, sunflower
  • Ghee
  • Spices
  • Frozen fruits and veggies
  • Fermented stuff like kimchi and cabbage—they have a long shelf life and help promote good gut bacteria, which in turn supports our immune systems
  • Baking supplies
  • If you eat animal protein, go for canned anchovies, sardines, etc.
  • Nut butters
  • Seeds: chia, sunflower, and pumpkin
  • Dried fruits and whole nuts

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Jeremy Rock Smith, Kripalu’s Executive Chef and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, began his career in classical French cuisine.

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