If you're striving to be a better home cook, make sure to stock your pantry properly. With the right ingredients, it's easy to to encourage yourself to cook more frequently. With the help of the following essentials, preparing dinner will be as easy as picking up a fresh piece of fish at the store or even heading straight home to make eggs!
1. Pastas and Grains
2. Canned Goods
Canned goods like beans, tuna and broth can help you to create a meal quickly. Try adding some fresh ingredients to a canned good and you'll have an easy and flavorful dinner ready in a flash.
4. Nuts and Dried Fruits
5. Complimentary Items
Ingredients like shallots, garlic, potatoes, onions, lemons and limes are great to add extra flavor to a meal or to just bulk a dish up and make it heartier.
6. Fridge and Freezer Staples
Some essentials need to stay in the fridge to avoid spoiling. It's great to have frozen veggies, fresh herbs, eggs and hard cheeses on hand to add to meals. Remember, if you have eggs in the fridge, you have a dinner!
Watch the video above for six staples you need to have in your pantry! Then, check out the slideshow below to discover 10 ways to organize your pantry!
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