Ingredients

We have aimed to use only widely available ingredients in this book, ones that you should be able to get at your corner shop or local supermarket. We assume you don’t want to expend energy on shopping around so our recipes are made from easy-to-get ingredients. In most cases I’ve also suggested variations or replacements for ingredients if you can’t pick them up nearby.

Below are the ingredients I always have in the house.  These cost me … in total, which I think is good to get started, I’ve highlighted in the recipes which ones can be made from only the food in your cupboard.

Carbohydrates
Rice
Risotto Rice (Arborio or Carnaroli) Carnaroli
Pasta
Cous Cous
Noodles
 
Fats
Olive oil
Sunflower or Vegetable oil
Butter
 
Dairy
Eggs
Milk
Cheddar cheese
Parmesan
Yoghurt
 
Tins
Tinned Tomato
Tinned Tuna
 
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Garlic
Fresh Ginger
Onion
Lettuce
Fresh tomatoes
Lemon
Apple
Basil
Banana
 
Herbs and Spices
Salt
Black pepper
Ground Cumin
Coriander Seed
Cinnamon
Vegetable Stock (cube or powder)
 
Baking
Flour (plain)
Caster Sugar
Brown Sugar
Icing Sugar
Cocoa
Baking Power
Bicarbonate of Soda
 
Sauces and Pickles
Olives
Mustard
White Wine Vinegar
Balsamic or Spanish Sherry Vinegar
Chilli Sauce
Capers
Soy Sauce
 
Other
Muesli
Tea
Jam
Fresh coffee
Marmite
Peanut Butter
Bitnami