Stocking A Pantry What Should I Buy?

I just moved into my first apartment & now that I am settled in I am trying to stock my pantry.

I am a Vegetarian (but I don't eat the healthiest (but not poorly either, I eat fairly normally just minus the meat) & I would like to start making alot of my food at home, What & how much do you think I should have in my pantry?

I know I will need salt, pepper ect. & Vanilla extract, cream of tar tar, flours of different types (but what types?) bulk sugar, honey & rice, bread crums tea... I am so lost!

anyone have a stocking list?

there are only 2 people in my household.

Update:

Um, Pop Tarts are NOT Vegetarian!

They have Gelatin & plus I want ingredients & food to cook with.

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  • 9 years ago
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    i only use one type of flour (and i bake a lot and cook a lot!!!) lol I use hudson cream (all purpose self rising flour. as long as its self rising you can use it for anything!!

    Just off the top of my head here is a list... of what i always have ( i cook too much lol)

    Rice

    Oats

    Popcorn

    All-Purpose Flour self rising

    Corn Meal

    Baking supplies

    Baking powder

    Baking soda

    Cocoa Powder

    Cornstarch

    Cream of Tartar

    Salt

    Shortening

    Vanilla, Lemon, Cherry, mint (extracts)

    Yeast

    Dairy

    Powdered milk

    Evaporated milk

    Sweetened condensed milk

    Sugars

    Brown sugar

    Powdered sugar

    Granulated sugar

    Maple syrup

    Dark corn syrup or Light

    Molasses

    Honey

    Oils

    Vegetable or canola oil

    Olive oil

    PAM cooking spray

    Canned Fruits and Vegetables

    (including Home Canned)

    Frozen fruits and veggies are good also

    Applesauce

    Apple juice

    Black Olives

    Corn

    Green beans

    Diced tomatoes

    Tomato sauce

    Mandarin oranges

    Peaches

    Pears

    Pineapple

    Green chilies

    Kidney Beans

    Mushrooms

    Pickles

    Soup

    Canned or boxed chicken stock

    Vienna sausages

    Pasta

    Egg Noodles

    Ramen Noodles

    Shells

    Spaghetti or angel hair noodles

    Nuts

    Almonds

    Cashews

    Peanuts

    Pecans

    Walnuts

    Dried Beans

    Black Beans

    Great Northern Beans

    Kidney Beans

    Pinto beans

    Vinegars

    Apple Cider vinegar

    Balsamic Vinegar

    Distilled vinegar

    Red Wine vinegar

    Rice vinegar

    Sauces, Jams, etc.

    jelly/preserves/jam

    Apple Butter

    BBQ sauce

    Ketchup

    Mayonnaise

    Mustard

    Salsa

    Soy Sauce

    A1

    others

    Raisins

    Peanut butter

    Brownie Mix

    Chocolate

    Chocolate Chips

    Chocolate Syrup

    Crackers

    Granola

    Hard Candy

    Hot Chocolate

    Instant pudding/jello

    pancake mix

    Marshmallows

    Macaroni and Cheese

    Bread Crumbs

    Tortilla chips

    Spices

    Allspice, ground

    Basil

    Black Pepper

    Cinnamon

    Cayenne Pepper

    Liquid Smoke

    Curry powder

    Dill

    Garlic (powdered or granulated)

    Ginger

    Lemongrass

    Marjoram

    Mustard (dry)

    Mustard Seeds

    Nutmeg

    Onion Powder

    Oregano

    Paprika

    Parsley

    Poppy seeds

    Red Chile Pepper Flakes

    Rosemary, ground

    Sage, rubbed

    Tarragon

    Thyme

    Cajun Seasoning

    Cinnamon and Sugar

    Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix

    Lemon Pepper <333

    Powdered Chicken Bullion

    Pumpkin Pie Spice

    Seasoning Salt

    Taco Seasoning

    and lemon juice lol

    Source(s): hope this helps answer mine please http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Alqzl...
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  • 9 years ago

    You buy the kind of things you will use. Sit down and start making a list of things you know you will use, the things you like to eat. Make a list of the meals you're likely to prepare in an average couple of weeks and then see what ingredients those things use. You buy stuff in quantities you'll use up before it spoils, and not so much that you end up with bags of flour stored in your bedroom closet. If you're not sure, buy smaller sizes until you are sure.

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  • 9 years ago

    Happy to help.

    Staples I keep in my PANTRY:

    There are SO many different types of flours on the market. The 2 most commonly used are all-purpose and self-rising,so I would make sure that I at least have those on hand, along with baking powder&soda. Garlic is a necessity along with white and apple cider vinegar.

    I have a lazy susan that has commonly used spices and herbs. I also keep on hand Iodized salt,sea salt,ground pepper and peppercorns. Clover honey,molasses,brown sugar and granual sugar,dried beans,lentiles,rice,pastas,pasta sauces,canned veggies,vegetable stock/broth,diced tomatos,stewed tomatoes,tomato juice,tomato paste,tomato puree,oatmeal,wheatgerm,farina,yeast, biscuit mix,bread crumbs,cocoa powder,nuts(walnuts,almonds and pecans are common) peanut butter,marshmallows or fluff, pie filling, raisins(any dried fruit will do) condiments,salad dressings,black olives,spanish olives,vanilla wafers,graham crackers,saltine crackers and cheese crackers (like cheez it,good for recipes).

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  • 9 years ago

    Noodles, Rice Pasta ,Some tin products such as baked beans or Savoury beans to make nachos. Vegetable stock Curry .tomato based jars to use for spaggetti. I always use plain flour. . herbs. just wander the supermarket aisle and take a look

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  • 9 years ago

    Which of these things on this list do you actually use? Cream of tartar? Unless you're whipping eggwhites to stiff peaks on a semi-fregquent basis, you don't need it. Just think of what you cook for yourself and what you would actually use. That's how you build your pantry.

    Even flour has an expiration date. Just get a flour you will use most frequently and just use that.

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  • 9 years ago

    Cooking oil, oil for salad dressing, vinegar, cornstarch, noodle, pasta, yeast, coffee, tea, can soup, jam, freezer bag, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, dish detergent

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  • 9 years ago

    oils, noodles, flours really plans on what you making basic one are all purpose and cake flour

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  • 9 years ago

    pasta, tinned tomatoes, flour, sauce, savoury biscuits, cake mixes, rice, tuna, tinned corn, taco kit, stir-fry mixes

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  • 9 years ago

    Soups,stews,pasta,noodles and canned fish.

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  • 9 years ago

    POP TARTS!!!

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