Today I’m sharing my 10 favorite ingredients in the kitchen. The ingredients that I often use, and actually always have at home, so that I can always make something delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Onion and garlic
Two ingredients that go together a lot, so I always have at least a bulb of garlic and many different types of onion such as red onion, shallots and spring onions at home to flavor dishes. Raw and finely chopped in a salad, or I leave them in a casserole to caramelize and serve them on the stew.
Legumes and lentils
Dried and canned, so I know for sure that I can always make something delicious. A lentil salad, chickpea curry (this one from Alison Roman ‘The Stew’ for example) or quick chili sin carne. Nutritious, tasty and filling.
There is always a lemon in my fruit bowl. A little juice in a glass of water, briefly in the grill pan for my super simple lemon paste or I use it to make pickled lemon for stews and couscous.
I love avocado – on bread, crackers or a quick guac to go with the chili. I prefer to eat it every day, but only when they are perfectly ripe. It remains a challenge.
Good olive oil
I use first-class and cold-pressed olive oil from Italy, and order it online from oLivery. Olive oil for endless baking, dressing and dipping. And when it’s gone, you can easily order a new refill on your doormat (just through the letterbox, so you don’t have to stay at home for it).
Basil, thyme, coriander, parsley, rosemary, mint, chives, and so on. I have a few plants on the balcony and a basil in the kitchen. Personally, I prefer to buy a plant than always a separate container. Plants are easy to maintain, even if you don’t have a green thumb.