Store cupboard essentials… Getting started

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CUPBOARD ESSENTIALS As soon as you get the cooking bug, you’re going to want to get cracking in the kitchen. First, you’ll need the right kitchen equipment, plenty of practice, and cupboards full of good, basic ingredients to help make your food taste great. To make it easy for you, I’ve put together a list of all the store cupboard ingredients you’ll need to make the recipes on this website. I’ve also made you a shopping list to go with each of the recipes. The ingredients with little stars beside them should be part of your store cupboard. Other ingredients I’m hoping you’ll already have are the dairy basics: milk, butter, eggs and Cheddar cheese. ESSENTIAL CUPBOARD INGREDIENTS

  • Dijon mustard
  • English mustard
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Olive oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Groundnut oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Plain flour
  • Self-raising flour
  • Cornflour
  • Caster sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Cocoa powder
  • Dried pasta
  • Egg noodles
  • Tinned chickpeas
  • Tinned kidney beans
  • Tinned chopped tomatoes
  • Basmati rice
  • Almonds
  • Jacob’s Cream Crackers
  • Organic chicken, vegetable and beef stock cubes
  • Patak’s Curry Paste
  • Soy sauce


  • Maldon Sea Salt
  • Table salt
  • Black peppercorns
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Dried oregano
  • Bay leaves
  • Ground cumin
  • Chilli powderBASIC FROZEN STUFF • Peas

• Puff pastry

Author: Simon

My early memories of food stem from visits to my Grampy's allotment, six years old, digging, weeding and planting these tiny seeds and tender plants...Wow what an intro…taking this bounty back to Gran, who would make the most delicious meals for us to share…..most of the stuff I had no idea what it was called……but it smelt and tasted delicious….so the journey began… by aged eight, anything I could get my hands on….trained at catering college, a complete waste of time as I already knew all these techniques. Then came girls, a change of career, my wife and children….but I still cooked, learning, watching, practicing my hobby…..never really following a recipe!!! just trusting my hands …. the feel, the aromas, the look and, of course, the taste….re-trained at the tender age of 49 as a Heart IQ Coach…and this is it! Bosh!….got passionate about my passion in life, totally off the richter scale…..inspired by food….all of it….so, 2013 Heart Kitchen is born to share with the world …….sourcing, honouring, preparing, sharing and connecting …..I love it!!!! - Simon