To continue the discussion on items every vegetarian should have in their pantry, today I want to outline which canned goods vegetarians should have in stock.
Pulling from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vegetarianism, here's the recommended list of canned goods:
(Since I live in a tiny apartment with only two cupboards, I'm really conservative with that I have on-hand at all times, so I have bolded my essentials)
- Vegetarian refried beans
- Water chestnuts
- Diced chilies and jalepeños
- Veggie soup - as I noted in my previous post, I like Amy's soups
- Veggie broth - I know it's easy to make your own, but I have yet to, so I always watch the price of vegetable broth in a few stores and then load up when it dips below $3/box
- Tomato sauces, paste or whole tomatoes - this is the first year I've decided to eat fresh tomatoes only when they're in-season, which means a whole lotta canned lovin' for the other 8-9 months of the year -- my favorite brand of canned tomatoes are San Marzano
- Veggie chili
- Artichoke hearts
- Bamboo shoots
In this series, part four will detail what TCIGtV recommends every vegetarian's freezer should have.