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Libb Fri 18-Feb-05 18:08:59

What are all your food cupboard staples? What can't you be without? I am wanting to get a bit more into my cooking and need some ideas for handy things to stock.

Many thanks xx

jessicasmummy Fri 18-Feb-05 18:11:09

baked beans
cheese
potatoes
chicken

harrogatemum Fri 18-Feb-05 18:11:27

HI Libb - mine would be olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt and black peppercorns, green and black olives, lemons juice, tins of tuna, tomatoes, red kidney beans etc, plus jars of Loyd Grossman cooking sauce and pasta, noodles and rice. Oh and soy sauce and honey. Think they are my basic cooking staples!

Caligula Fri 18-Feb-05 18:13:38

Baked beans
Tinned tomatoes
Kidney beans
Cannelini beans
Haricot beans
Chickpeas
Coconut milk
Pesto
Soy sauce
Salt
Rice
Pasta
Lime and Lemon Juice
Stock cubes
Sugar (brown and white)
Flour
Olive oil
Sesame oil
Preserved lemons
Chilie flakes/ very lazy chilie and v.lazy ginger
Dried herbs - thyme, oregano and bayleaves
That's all I can think of!

oxocube Fri 18-Feb-05 18:14:16

Decent bread, butter, cheese

oxocube Fri 18-Feb-05 18:14:40

Oh and wine, obviously

snafu Fri 18-Feb-05 18:15:35

pasta
couscous (although I usually buy the flavoured stuff)
lemons
cheese
cream
diced pancetta (comes in little plastic packets - brilliant for bunging in pasta)
always have peas in the freezer
tinned tuna
pesto

LGJ Fri 18-Feb-05 18:15:51

and OXO oxo ?

turquoise Fri 18-Feb-05 18:18:48

Caligula's list plus Lea and Perrin's, also fresh coriander, basil and parsley.

Snugs Fri 18-Feb-05 18:20:07

Pasta, rice, onions, passata or tinned tomatoes, cheese, asst herbs and spices, tuna, pesto, elmlea long life cream

hercules Fri 18-Feb-05 18:20:20

green tea

Cod Fri 18-Feb-05 18:21:46

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munnzieb Fri 18-Feb-05 18:22:35

flour,
gravey granuals,
mince
baked beans
soups
pastas
various sauces
baking powder and other cake things
salt/pepper/herbs

Freezer - bread
mince
chicken
burgers
sausages

Fridge - milk
cheese

munnzieb Fri 18-Feb-05 18:22:59

ooh and of coursed chocolate!

Cod Fri 18-Feb-05 18:25:55

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Libb Fri 18-Feb-05 18:26:30

Hmm, maybe I am not so out of stock as I thought as I seem to have a few of these things already, I must be lacking in imagination instead!

What about herbs and spices? condiments etc?

harrogatemum Fri 18-Feb-05 18:28:53

mustards - dijon and wholegrain, horseradish, vinegars - red wine, white wine, sherry, balsamic. Chutney - a nice sweet tomatoey one. Branston Pickle! And of course a big jar of full fat Hellmans Mayo for chips!

snafu Fri 18-Feb-05 18:30:45

Mango chutney and lime pickle
HP, tomato sauce and Hellman's mayo (must be Hellman's, must be full-fat)
Marmite, peanut butter, runny honey, raspberry jam, lemon curd
Butter, butter and more butter

FineFigureFio Fri 18-Feb-05 18:32:03

tinned pasta
baked beans
supernoodles

morningmayhem Fri 18-Feb-05 18:39:49

Cumin,fennel seeds,cloves,cinnamon,mixed spice,cardamom,,turmeric,whole corriander,garam masala, cayenne,bay leaf,tabasco,coco powder

Libb Fri 18-Feb-05 18:41:46

I think my actual problem is DP! I would happily use all these things to cook with but he is very stuck in his ways and it is easier feeding my 9 month old!

I am going to go away and rethink my strategy.

Thanks guys!

collision Sat 19-Feb-05 16:45:04

Always have a variety of tinned pulses as we can make soups out of them. Also, tuna and passata as DH makes a fab dish from tuna, borlotti beans and tomatoes with garlic. Serve with rice, pasta or fresh bread! Yummy.

Newbarnsleygirl Sat 19-Feb-05 16:47:27

Mayonaise
Tuna
Bread
Pasta
Potatoes
Bacon
Milk
Honey
Onions
Salad
Veg

wheresmyfroggy Sat 19-Feb-05 16:59:56

pizza hut menu
chinese menu
indian menu

Only joking!

Tinned tomatoes
potatoes
tinned tuna
cheese
bacon
pasta
mayonaise/ketchup
stock cubes
bay leaves/mixed herbs
worcester sauce
mushrooms
sauce flour
tomato puree
eggs
beer

JoolsToo Sat 19-Feb-05 17:02:00

Cornflakes!

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