There’s no doubt about it. Â When I first received the beautiful Wholefoods For Children, by Jude Blereau in the mail about three years ago I had pretty much NO IDEA what half the ingredients in the book were.
It put me off starting down the path of whole foods eating, to be truthful.
I had no idea where to source these foods and thought the cost was going to be very prohibitive. Â Could someone please tell me what spelt flour was and what the hell is dulse flakes and back then coconut oil was a totally foreign ingredient to me.
When I tell you I was a newbie – I was a newbie! Â So I thought I’d help the other beginners out there with a little list of my new pantry staples. Â These are things I reach for all the time. Â Of course there is more in my pantry – but if you want the staples, here they are!
When the budget permits – macadamias, hazelnuts, walnuts
Wholemeal spelt flour
White spelt flour
Besan (chickpea) flour
Desiccated or shredded coconut
Aluminium free baking powder
Apple Cider Vinegar
Cold-pressed organic olive oil
Coconut milk and coconut cream
Maple Syrup (when on special!)
Dark chocolate (ALWAYS!)
Sulphite-free dried fruit including dates, dried apricot and sultanas (read this article for more info)
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