I just love opening that cupboard in the kitchen with all the meal and snack ideas. This cupboard is where I like to keep limited canned goods for when you’re in a meal hurry- I say limited because there are only a few canned things I like – drinks, healthy (and a few fatty) snacks, and some sauces.

Choosing carefully what to have in that cupboard can help you save a lot and constantly keep what you need at an easy reach.

So here are a few of the things I never let myself run out of:

Canned goods:

Canned goods

– Tuna in water

– Some salad toppings like Palmito and Artichoke Hearts and Asparagus

– Cooked Beans

–  Bamboo shoots for an Asian vegetable recipe

– Coconut milk in case you wish to add it to your Asian dish

Rice and Pasta:

Pasta and rice

– Plain white Basmati rice

– Brown Rice – a very healthy option

– Sushi sticky Rice

– Spaghetti

– Risotto Rice



– All kinds of tea

– Hot Chocolate

– Coffee

– Nespresso capsules


Asian Corner:

Processed with Rookie

– Sesame Oil

– Soy Sauce

– Rice Vinegar – I strongly recommend this. It counts as 0 calories and brings a lot of flavor to your salads. You also need it to make sushi rice.

– Fish Sauce and Oyster Sauce. Adding one tablespoon of these sauces to your dish will make it a lot tastier.

– Rice Paper for fresh vegetable rolls (recipe soon)

– Sesame seeds

– Porcini Mushrooms (that you can also use in a nice risotto recipe)

– Tongorashi powder (to spice up your dishes or sushi)

Other sauces:


– Tomato Sauce

– Stock

– Tabasco

– Worcestershire Sauce

Life Pleasures:


– A jar of Nutella for “I don’t care about anything anymore” moments

– Dark Chocolate

– Pop Corn

– Salt & Vinegar Rice Crackers

– Chocolate Pasta I bought back in London at ‘Hotel Chocolat’ (I promise to share the recipe soon)

What’s in your pantry? Anything else you’d recommend? 🙂



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