Choice overwhelm. That’s what we’re up against today.
Ok, so it’s definitely a first world problem, but when it comes to food, the choices presented to us are vast, and can be overwhelming. I often used to stand in supermarket aisles looking at the endless array of possibilities, only to fall back on the same old pasta and tomato sauce combo. Sound familiar?
Over the years, and with the help of Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen, I’ve found much more clarity about how to keep a pantry full of delicious basics from which to make quick and healthy meals.
Having a pantry that’s stocked with these staples will save you from a lot of choice overwhelm. Hungry? All you have to do is dip into your batch-cooked pans of grains and beans, add a few veggies and sprinkles, and voilà! Insta-yum.
It’s that Steve Jobs decision-avoidance approach that makes life that bit smoother. It’s not about eating the same thing every day, it’s about using similar bases from which to explore new and subtle iterations.
Plus, there’s something about simplicity and repetition that ends up taking you to new heights of deliciousness. You tweak those handful of creations every time, moving ever closer to culinary perfection.
Here are our pantry essentials to get you cooking up a plant-based storm in no time. (Please excuse the tea hyperbole. We really are obsessed.)
We sincerely hope this video helps to demystify whole food plant-based cooking.
What are your go-to pantry staples? Did we forget to mention your fave? Do let us know in the comments below!
Love and matcha (obviously),