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Always in my Cupboard

Now I know there are a million and one of these kind of articles, but I am super nosey so love reading them! Here the basics mean I can always good a tasty, nutritious dinner even if I have nothing in the fridge.. So here goes, along with a few recipe ideas!

Tinned Produce:

  • Tomatoes
  • Kidney Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Anchovies
  • Sweetcorn
  • Tuna (I hate it, but my boyfriend eats like a horse so tuna pasta will keep him happy for a wee bit)
  • Gin and tonic (self explanatory, when the going gets tough)


  • Walnuts
  • Dried Figs/Rasins
  • Dark Cooking Chocolate (can be useful in times of need)
  • Veg OXO Cubes
  • Pasta
  • Rice


  • Honey
  • Black olives
  • Red wine (maybe a bottle, not a jar…)

Herbs and Spices: (I share these with my flatmates, but I think these are the essential!)

  • Chilli flakes
  • Cumin seeds
  • Paprika
  • Italian Herbs
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Perishable Produce:

  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Oil


Here are a few recipe ideas, need nothing more than the contents of the cupboard:

  • Pasta¬†all Puttanesca (a classic tomato sauce with anchovies and black olives)
  • Honeyed Legumes Salad
  • Olive Omelette
  • Spicy Tuna Tomato Pasta
  • Chickpea and Sweetcorn Salad
  • Spicy Egg Fried Rice with Sweetcorn
  • Scotch Woodcock (Creamy Scrambled Eggs and Anchovies)

Let me know if you have any more ideas!



The hopeful 'Zoella' of cooking... I'm 22 and currently a final year geography student at the University of Manchester, with a passion for all things food. Hope you enjoying reading my blog and would love it if you get involved! Josephine x

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