Sunday, 30 March 2014


Here's some of  my dried food cupboard essentials:

  • rice: wild, brown or basmati
  • quinoa: red and white
  • pasta: spelt, whole wheat, rice, quinoa, amaranth
  • noodles: kelp or soba
  • pulses and legumes: puy lentils, green lentils, split peas, cannellini and black beans
  • canned sardines and anchovies
  • nuts & seeds: cashews, almonds, hazel nuts, pecans, sesame seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds
  • nut & seed butters: almond, hazel, tahini, hemp, sunflower seed 
  • crackers: both dehydrated and baked
  • buckwheat flour
  • baking soda
  • maple syrup
  • raw and/or manuka honey
  • raw cocoa powder
  • dried fruits: dates, raisins, fruit rollsfruit strips (my kids love these)
  • raw chocolate: my favourites 
  • superfoods: cacao nibs, goji berries, chlorella & spirulina powder, bee pollen
  • shredded coconut

Heidi x


  1. You seem to know a lot about eating healthy.. I am in the beginning stages of educating myself. Do you have any good knowledge resources to recommend?

    1. My favourite is Dr Frank Lipman's Spent. MD Mark Hyman has great books too, haven't read his latest Blood sugar solution though. I really liked Honestly Healthy cookbook as well and it has pretty informative stuff about nutrition. Hope this helps ;-)

  2. Dear Heidi:

    Thanks for your posts. Any suggestions for gluten/dairy free diet? A close family member was told to reduce/eliminate them from the diet. Besides your advice, literature recommendation would be great.
    We live in California.

    1. Addition to the above mentioned I quite like Gwyneth Paltrow's cook books: Notes from my kitchen table and It's all good. Not all the recipes in the first one are gluten / dairy free though. There's also endless amounts of stuff online. Check e.g. Deliciously Ella -blog, Green Kitchen Stories and Mind Body Green.