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    24 Ingredients I Always Have Stocked In My Kitchen (And How I Cook With Them When I'm In A Pinch)

    Even during an apocalypse, I'd have these things in my apartment kitchen.

    I love planning out fun dinners, grocery shopping for the perfect ingredients, and cooking gourmet meals. But every now and then, I don't feel like grocery shopping or cooking anything intensive (I'm only human, after all). Luckily, there are some ingredients that I can always find in my kitchen. Here are the staple foods I always have on hand and how I turn them into exciting dinners, even in a pinch.

    Cupboard shelves with foods like organic tahini, tomato sauce, orzo, and garbanzo beans

    1. Eggs

    2. Canned Tuna

    3. Instant Ramen

    4. Chickpeas

    5. Coconut Milk

    6. Canned Tomatoes

    7. Store-Bought Tortellini

    Chicken tortellini soup

    8. Feta or Halloumi

    Vegetables on a sheet pan with blocks of feta

    9. Tomato Soup

    10. Frozen Meatballs

    11. Spicy Chili Oil

    12. Frozen Gnocchi

    13. Fresh or Frozen Chicken Thighs

    14. Frozen Bread (Sourdough)

    15. Tahini

    Asian-inspired sesame noodles

    16. Rice or Farro

    17. Frozen Shrimp

    18. Boxed Mac 'n' Cheese

    19. Bread Crumbs

    20. Tortillas

    21. Naan

    A naan pizza with tomatoes, avocado, mozzarella, and pesto

    22. Bacon or Pancetta

    Spaghetti carbonara with pancetta

    23. Pasta

    Penne with rigatoni

    24. Soy Sauce

    Salmon in a soy sauce with scallions