What staple items do I need in my pantry? February 25, 2020

by Anna Our Cooking tools

Are you thinking of joining the HelloFresh family? Or if you’ve recently joined… Welcome! 

Before you start cooking, you’ll just need to check your cupboard for a few pantry staples. It’s no biggie! They’re all common household ingredients, so chances are you’ll already have them.

Basic Ingredients

Salt & Pepper is a must! You can season your dish pinch-by-pinch as you go, using as little or as much as you like to suit your tastes.

Olive Oil. It’s our go-to for both frying and baking, and you’ll use this for most meals. 

Vinegars (White Wine, Rice Wine, Balsamic). A number of our delicious recipes call for White Wine Vinegar, and if you love Asian cooking it’ll pay to keep your cupboard stocked with Rice Wine Vinegar too. Balsamic Vinegar is used less often, but is also handy to have.

Plain Flour. Particularly necessary if you’re partial to anything crumbed!

Soy Sauce is used in some of our marinades and sauces, in particular for Asian dishes.

Honey is a natural sweetener and you’ll find yourself using this for a number of marinades.

Occasional Ingredients

Milk. We’re sure you’ll have this in the fridge anyway! You should only ever need a few tablespoons at one time.

Eggs. You’ll usually need egg for recipes that require crumbing, but every now and then we make it the star of the dish (like in this Korean Pork Bibimbap).

Butter. Because would it be mashed potato without it?!

Sugar. Just a spoonful of (brown) sugar is all you’ll need when a recipe calls for it!

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4 comments

Joe says:

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Luisa Morales says:

I have used hellofresh for almost a year now.. and I love it. I have not had any big issue apart from the occasional missed ingredient in a recipe.. I always let them know straight away and they have been super helpful. Great service

Susan Lockett says:

I thought I might try hello fresh to help with my meal preparation, every day as a women we have to think about, what to have for dinner? I am so over this process lol so here I am finding myself ordering hello fresh hoping these meals will take away the pressure of “what to have for dinner” well I have to say they have certainly done that, I just have to choose a recipe and off I go, your recipes are so easy to follow, I think the enjoyment of cooking has come back, even my husband can cook now on a good day lol I cannot believe how much hello fresh has made my day more relaxing and less stressful to not have to think about what we eat for dinner.
So I think we can say we are really enjoying HelloFresh.

Bernadette robinson says:

Hi, I’m thinking of purchasing hallo fresh for 1Adult and 1 Teenage boy Three meals a week also three deserts a week so how much would that cost me please

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