My Pantry

Welcome to my overflowing pantry of natural, plant-based foods.

As I have experienced it myself – every beginning is difficult. When I moved out of my parents and began an independent life with an own apartment, job and money – lots and lots changed. And one thing was food.

All of the sudden I was the one responsible for what landed on my table. I went to the supermarket and bought the food, I would prepare and eat at home. I couldn’t hide behind sentences like “Well, I didn’t buy that bar of chocolate – but now that it is here, it might as well get eaten”, it was now completely up to me what ended in my stomach. So over the first few months of living on my own, things were slowly changing. I integrated more vegetables in my meals, ate less and less pasta (hands up, who couldn’t live off pasta every day?!) and tried to cut down on dairy products. One really funny thing that I noticed at one point: ever since I moved out, never have I bought meat once!

And while I browsed the Internet, stumbled across various food blogs and learned about quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat, I had quit on diary products and meat completely. I read, I tried and experimented, over and over again until I reached a point where I knew how to build up a good balanced meal.

What I want to say: everything is possible! I came from a place where I didn’t really care or know about food to where I am now. Happy and healthy!
 I hope livingthehealthychoice will be a guide and inspiration for you and your own healthy living.

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What will you find in my pantry?

As I love love love going to the (super)market as much as others love to go shopping, I will not often run out of food completely. Put fresh vegetables and fruits aside, a big part of my diet are whole grains, nuts and seeds of all kind. In the following I categorised and listed various ingredients that you will most likely always find in my home. I’ve also looked up good deals for you on Amazon, so you’ll just have to click on the ingredient you would like to get.

Grains & seeds
Quinoa – probably my favourite seed ever.
Amaranth – great as a side dish, and newly I prepare it as a porridge for breaktast
Couscous – “no time!” alternative
Buckwheat – nearly forgotten around here, yet super delicious, for sweet and savoury dishes
Polenta
Millet
Puffed Millet – love using this in cereals!
Hempseeds – often slightly roasted and put over salad or used in my ever favorite parsley-hemp-pesto
Sunflower Seeds – (see above!)
Pumpkin Seeds

Flours
Buckwheat Flour – most used flour in my kitchen!
Almond Flour – can also be made at home by blending raw almonds, great in sweet treats
Cornmeal
Spelt Flour

Plant milks
Nut milks
– Almond Milk
– Hazelnut Milk
– Cashew Milk
– 7 Grain Milk
– Oat Milk
– Coconut Milk – great for curries, soups or desserts!

Pasta
Buckwheat Pasta
Brown Rice Pasta
Whole Grain Spelt Pasta

Natural sweeteners
Maple Syrup
Raw Honey
Bananas
Dates
Dried Figs

Beans & lentils
Kidney Beans– my favourite beans
Cannellini Beans
Black Beans
Pinto Beans
Chickpeas– great for making hummus or a simple salad
Beluga Lentils
Red Lentils

Nuts
Almonds – favourite nut!
Walnuts – brain food
Cashew Nuts
Hazelnuts – let me just say: homemade nutella!
Brazil Nuts
(Shredded) Coconut
– mostly shredded and put over my breakfast

Superfoods
Coconut Oil – amazing oil! I use it for baking and cooking, as well as hair and skin!
Hempseeds
Flaxseeds – rather inexpensive, plus super nourishing, great addition to smoothies
Chia seeds – can be used so diverse! Add it to smoothies, sprinkle over your granola or make super tasty chia pudding
Cacao Nibs – raw chocolate nibs, delicious when sprinkled over breakfast
Maca Powder – moulty tasting powder that I blend in smoothies or oatmeal
Chlorella Powder – Green super powder, perfect addition to a green smoothie
Wheatgrass Powder – Green super powder, perfect addition to a green smoothie
Spirulina Powder – Green super powder, perfect addition to a green smoothie
Acai Powder – very expensive, but makes great acai breakfast bowls!
Hemp Protein Powder – great protein powder that I like to add to my smoothies after a workout

What kitchen supplies will you find in my pantry?

During this past year, my stack of kitchen supplies has quadrupled.. at least! When I changed my eating habits, I owned an inexpensive blender that I shortly after broke by trying to make nut butter. Not a good idea – I very much advice you to read that blender manual! From then on all I was asking for christmas and birthdays was kitchen supplies and I have come up with a presentable, but still reasonable stock of them. May I present you my favorites, my boys, each one has its own story and I will share some of them over time.

Philips HR2096/00the blender I use for all my smoothies

Philips HR2096/00
the blender I use for all my smoothies

Kenwood CH256blender two for nuts, homemade flours, etc..

Kenwood CH256
blender two for nuts, homemade flours, etc..

Braun MR 300my immersion blender, that I start to love again

Braun MR 300
my immersion blender, that I start to love again

Gefu Spirelli 13460super small vegetable spiralizer

Gefu Spirelli 13460
super small vegetable spiralizer

Philips HR1869/01newest member of the family, my juicer

Philips HR1869/01
newest member of the family, my juicer

This is my pantry, my happy place.

 

  • Emelyne

    Love your photography style :-) That pantry has me drooling! And those kitchen supplies o_O I currently live with my parents so I’m using their supplies but I too am going to ask for better quality machines for birthdays,… as a result when I’ll leave I will have some of my own :-)
    I love your blog by the way!

  • shivani bejwani

    Love everything.
    It’s a innovative and beautiful and helpful.
    Just one thing you said you quit dairy products. Where I live milk is considered to be really healthy and I am 17 and moved out two months ago and my mom sends me texts as reminders to drink my milk and eat my yoghurt.
    I am a bit confused here.

    • I would recommend doing research on milk. A lot of research is now exploiting milk for how inhumane it is to produce, and how it is not nearly as healthy as we have been lead to believe all of our lives. Mass produced milk comes from cows that are unhealthy and treated with hormones and chemicals, and some research has stated that milk doesn’t give you calcium, it depletes it.

      My personal reasons for not drinking milk are the often extremely cruel practices, and the milk industries harm on the environment.

  • vio

    Hey,
    schaffst du es auch mit dem Kenwood Zerkleinerer nut butter zu zaubern? suche schon lange nach einem kleinen food processor der das hinbekommt..
    Super Blog! folge weiterhin kräftig auf Instagram (:
    mein Account ist vioniu

    liebe Grüße

  • Georgia

    I love your website! I have been following your instagram and was trying to figure out what your most used ingredients were, but now I can just look on here! Just wanted to point out that you didn’t finish one of your sentences: in your ‘Nuts’ section, you said ‘Coconut – mostly shredded and put over my.’ Just wanted to let you know!
    I absolutely love your photography by the way! Did you do it?

  • Sara

    If only I could afford all of that! It’s a struggle to keep up! So happy you’ve started this blog!

  • Laura

    So happy you finally made this website!!! I love your recipes, and it is much easier to find it here than on instagram hahaha I was wondering, what is your job, after all?

  • Sheccid Ramos

    I love you blog, i’m only 16 years old and i want to have a healthy diet and change the way that i eat because i have psoriasis, thank you for been so nice to share your recepies i am huge fan of your instagram and i am going to be a fan here in your blog. XOXO from Mexico♡

  • This is very helpful, I am ready to get everything when I start my second year at university, cannot wait to have a healthy year and lifestyle thank you for the help!

    Sarah

  • lily

    Although there have been recent developments in the inhumane treatment of cows and other such animals, it really depends on where you live; where I am, for example, you can go down and buy things like milk and know exactly where it comes from and how those cars were treated; I’ve even milked a cow before, and that cow is on the opposite spectrum of the word ‘mistreated’. It really is a matter of who you are and where you are, although I personally could never drink just milk or anything like that.

  • Been admiring your instagram feed for ages and now super in love with the website – cannot wait to try some of the recipes. Just wandering where you buy some of your superfood products (like brands and shops etc)?

  • This is such a great overview, thanks for all the tips!

  • Stephanie Eva

    Oh my gosh, this is literally EXACTLY what I have been looking for! I follow all of these food bloggers and I’ve never seen such a fantastic pantry overview. Thank you SO much for sharing what is in your pantry!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva

  • Melina

    Ist alles 100% vegan? Ich habe mich vor einigen Tagen dafür entschieden vegan zu bleiben und folge dir schon lange auf Instagram :-) Ich finde deine Rezepte echt toll und würde gerne viele davon ausprobieren.

  • Your pantry staples, lemme just say, is PERFECT.

  • Anastasiya

    Hi !
    I love your blog and your recipes, but I have juste one question : Where do you buy your dishes, bolws, … or what brand is it ? There are wunderful !
    Thank you for all !

Welcome to my kitchen, my colourful world of nourishing foods. Here I choose to live healthy, eating whole, plant-based foods; a happy mix of vegetables, legumes, fruits, whole grains, nuts and seeds. I am Pauline, a 24 year-old food lover and photographer from Berlin. My recipes are simple, vegetarian dishes with plant-based and natural ingredients only. Perfect for everyday life. You do not have to be a skilled cook to have a balanced and healthy diet – I am not! An open mind and willingness to try out something new everyday shall be enough. It’s an infinite journey, and I am happy about everyone who decides to come along.

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