Having a properly stocked kitchen makes cooking on the fly easy and enjoyable.

This means having the right bowls, knives, cutting boards, appliances and pots/pans. See my list of ingredients and useful appliances below.

Healthy Cooking Essentials, the love of food blog and recipes

Nothing is more empowering than walking into a kitchen and creating something delicious out of only the ingredients you have on hand.

Healthy kitchen essentials, the love of food blog   

Healthy kitchen essentials, the love of food blog   


  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Sesame Oil

Vinegars & Sweeteners

  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Rice Vinegar

  • Lemons & Limes (nature's vinegar)
  • Dijon Mustard (great for salad dressings) 

  • Agave
  • Honey
  • Stevia

Spices & Herbs

Pre-crushed/chopped tubes or jars of these are essential:

  • Garlic
  • Ginger  

Other herbs that can be fresh or dry:

  • Sea salt (Pink Himilayan or Salt du Sur is awesome)
  • Pepper Grinder for fresh ground black pepper
  • Chili flakes & powder
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Basil
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder

Have any other suggestions?  


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