Whole Vegan Pantry

Pantry Needs





Dried legumes – bortolli beans, blackeye beans, red kidney beans, cannellini beans, adzuki beans, chickpeas, red lentils, green/brown lentils, yellow split peas

Dried fruits

Figs, prunes, apricots, dates, medjool dates, sultanas, raisins, dried cherries


Nuts and seeds

Raw – almonds, hazelnuts, cashew nuts, pecans, pine nuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, linseeds

Soak in water overnight to release gases and aid digestion

Sea vegetables

Nori, kombu, wakame, hiziki, dulse

Condiments and sweeteners

White tahini, black tahini, almond paste, tamari soy sauce, pink or himalayan sea salt, sugar free low sodium tomato sauce, red curry paste, hummus, pure maple syrup, agave nectar, date puree, apple sauce, sugar free berry jams


Dulse flakes, nutritional yeast, gomashio, miso paste, ume vinegar, spirulina, maca powder, maqui powder, raw cacao powder, spirulina, liquid chlorophyll, goji berries, flaxseed oil, coconut oil, cold pressed olive oil

Dairy alternatives

Almond milk, coconut milk, coconut yoghurt, coconut ice cream.

Grains, pastas, breads and flours

Quinoa, oats, brown rice, millet, buckwheat, kamut flour, oat flour, shredded coconut


Go organic when you can. Heres the dirty dozen. Research suggests that these are loaded with the most pesticide residues. If you can buy these organic or grow your own then heres the ones to choose do that with.

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Nectarines
  4. Apples
  5. Grapes
  6. Peaches
  7. Cherries
  8. Pears
  9. Tomatoes
  10. Celery
  11. Potatoes
  12. Sweet Bell Peppers

Tip! Get your kids involved in food and make food fun by growing your own! Herbs, greens, sprouts, strawberries, garlic, tomatoes, edible flowers, fruit trees, avocados. The list is endless. And kids love food more when they are involved in the process.


Most of a healthy plant based diet will consist of an abundance of fruits and vegetables

Bananas, strawberries, apples, apricots, grapes, kiwi fruit, mangoes, peaches, passionfruit, mandarins, lemons, limes, grapefruit, pears, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, mango, papaya, paw paw, pineapple, avocados, figs, plums, nectarines, watermelon, pomegranates, organic frozen berries

Peel and freeze bananas in zip lock bags to use in smoothies and to make banana ice cream

Always buy organic frozen berries to ensure they are pesticide free


Sprouts, kale, spinach, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cucumber, carrots, sugar snaps, sweet potatoes, corn, tomatoes, bok choy, cabbage, cauliflour, basil, parsley, coriander, celery, capsicum, spring onions, onions, garlic, ginger, swedes, watercress, pumpkin, zucchinis, daikon, leeks


berry bowl willow-imogen-chocolate

Kitchen equipment – getting started…

Kitchen necessities

Mixing bowls, vegetable peeler, non-toxic non-stick frypans and saucepans, colander, standard and microplane graters, baking trays, cake tins, spring form cake tins, muffin tins, paint scraper (for baking cookies), good quality knife set, chopping board, kitchen scales, measuring spoons, baking paper, cling film


Juicer, blender/food processor, handheld blender, popsicle moulds, spiralizer, germinator, dehydrator

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