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My Vegan Dry Store Part Two | Vegan Mo Fo 2014

Continued from my previous Dry Store post this is the second part of what I keep in my ship dry store. This is also a list I think is convenient for home use and household pantry stores. I have included where needed an explanation of what things are for people new to cooking, and also where in the UK its easy to get hold of supplies. Sorry I can’t speak for other parts of the world, but whenever I’m in doubt I can usually find what I need online. I hope this list is useful for anyone trying to stock their kitchens. I promise its much more convenient to have these items on hand all the time, than heading to the shops for every new recipe, but maybe that’s just because I hate shopping! extra virgin olive oil  •  extra virgin coconut oil  •  sunflower oil  •  canola oil  •  toasted sesame oil Coconut Oil– I like to use this oil in place of others as much as possible as a healthier alternative. Use it …

My vegan Dry Store | Part One

Before heading out to sea for a few months, or when preparing for a long trip to somewhere I will struggle to find specialist vegan ingredients, I do a HUGE inventory of what I need, what I have and start stock pilling goods in our dry stores. This part of being chief cook I sometimes think is the hardest, because if the ship runs out of food its all on my shoulders… so its always best to pack a little extra. As the ships run on donations it’s also extremely important to prioritize the ingredients. I may really want tonnes of tempeh, fancy sauces, vinegars and raw chocolates to feed the crew. But if I blow the budget on things like that but run out of rice and lentils we are screwed! So before I can think about the luxuries its important to get stocked on the necessities. Someone recently asked for my advise on what are good vegan pantry staples to have on hand on a daily basis… and I realized it’s really the …