When I first went vegan I immediately started going through my fridge and cupboards to read every label, and get rid of all the non-vegan items, so that I could build myself a completely vegan pantry. I went from carnivore to vegan overnight, so I made a lot of changes, and I made those changes fast. You can read my whole store here if you are interested.

Now, I have the ultimate vegan pantry! (Well, at least my ultimate vegan pantry). Much of my pantry is made of up foods that were basics even before I went vegan, such as dried pastas, grains, beans, baking essentials, oil and vinegar, and spices. But that’s not what this post is about, because I am pretty sure I don’t have to tell you to eat some beans if you’re going vegan.

This article is about the new staples I have discovered over time to make my life as a vegan way easier and more delicious. These are my top 12 vegan pantry staples. ↓↓↓

My Top 12 Vegan Pantry Staples. My favourite pantry essentials that made switching to a vegan diet so much easier and more delicious! #itdoesnttastelikechicken

Some of these items were completely new to me when I went vegan, and they have since become favourites (such as nutritional yeast). Others I have had before, but now I have a found new appreciation and love of them (such as raw cashews). All of them are always on hand, ready to go for anything I am cooking up.

So let’s build that vegan pantry!……..

This is an excerpt from the article My Top 12 Vegan Pantry Staples which originally appeared on http://itdoesnttastelikechicken.com/.