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Eating Vegan: Top Ten Kitchen Staples

Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup Topped with Diced Avocado

8. Onions

Like garlic, onions are a key kitchen staple. Red or Vidalia are versatile enough to work in pretty much any dish that calls for onions. Green onions or baby Vidalias are fun in salads and dips.

9. Avocado

Another great thing to have handy for drop-in guests, avocado is super versatile! You can whip up some quick guacamole, slice it into salads or sandwiches, or eat it all on its own. You can even mash it up with cocoa powder and some agave nectar for a quick chocolate pudding. No, really. It’s delicious!

10. Olive Oil

Whether you eat it for its health benefits or its general deliciousness, no kitchen should be without a bottle of good olive oil. It’s a great substitution for butter when you’re looking to saute or in recipes like mashed potatoes.

I’d love to hear from some of the vegans out there! What foods are kitchen critical for you?

5 comments
  1. Sheilah

    Great post! I just happen to have all of these in my kitchen — with the exception of sriracha (I have a thing for chipotle hot sauces instead). My additionto your list: tempeh. Now that I've learned to steam or boil it a little first, it's versatility and ease of use has made it a great addition to my larder.

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