ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE
Fresh chillies, salad leaves, loads of veggies, organic decaf coffee, green curry paste, wasabi paste, lemongrass paste, capers, olives (black and green), sauerkraut, chilli sauce, oat and almond milk, free-range eggs.
MUST-HAVE CUPBOARD STAPLES:
Gluten-free pasta, grains like quinoa, brown rice and barley, organic tomatoes in glass, unrefined oils (olive, coconut), ghee, onions, garlic, avocados, sweet potatoes, nuts and seeds, goji berries, linseed seeds, chia seeds, coconut flakes, tons of spices (my favourites are cumin, cardamom pods, cinnamon, cayenne, paprika, zaatar, chilli flakes, ground ginger, turmeric, chilli powder).
RECIPE STAPLES ALWAYS ON HAND:
Frozen fruit for smoothies, unrefined olive oil and coconut oil, raw apple cider vinegar, homemade veggie or chicken stock, raw honey, tamari, wholesome mustard, cayenne pepper, cooked grains like brown rice, quinoa and cooked green and orange lentils.
Edamame warmed up with a drizzle of olive oil, zaatar, salt and pepper, corn cracker with coconut jam from Coconut Merchant, banana with good quality peanut butter, dates stuffed with nut butter, rice cakes or toasted sprouted bread with avocado, an apple with nut butter.
Sea salt, chilli sauce, Furikake (Japanese sesame seed seasoning), chia seeds, pumpkin and sesame seeds (so good in salads, on toast, on smoothie bowls), tahini.
INGREDIENT THAT MAKES EVERYTHING TASTE BETTER:
Himalayan salt, crushed black peppers, good quality ghee, lemon juice, fresh chillies, Zaatar.
Wild salmon, free-range eggs, cooked legumes and lentils, quinoa, all sorts of beans, chickpeas.
BEST LABEL-READING TIP:
Always check the ingredients. Look for sugar, which can come in multiple forms, E numbers, MSG and MSG derivatives. Be aware of gluten-free ingredients, a lot of them have added sugar. Remember that real ingredients do not have labels. They are the best! ;)
FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP:
My local farmers market, Borough Market. As well as Broadway Market in East London. Ocado/Waitrose Online Shop. They have a great variety of good quality products, often have offers on and teh delivery is always spot on time. Whole Foods and Planet Organic for a few bits here and there, when on sale.