Here is my basic shopping list (complete with pantry staples). As long as you have all these items on hand you can make pretty much any recipe on happyherbivore.com or in my cookbook!
Canned Goods:beans, tomatoes, pumpkin, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and corn.
Dry Goods & Grains:brown rice, split peas, oats, lentils, quinoa, and dry beans.
Baking:baking soda, baking powder, raw sugar, brown sugar, agave nectar, pure maple syrup, corn meal, white whole wheat flour, whole wheat pastry flour, gluten-free flour (optional), chickpea flouer, unsweetened applesauce, unsweetened cocoa, vanilla extract, and vital wheat gluten.
Condiments: balsamic vinegar, white vinegar, marinara sauce, ketchup, Dijon mustard, yellow mustard, salsa, peanut butter, barbecue sauce, hot sauce, soy sauce (or tamari), steak sauce, and miso.
Spices: chili powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, ground ginger, oregano, cinnamon, onion powder (granulated), garlic powder (granulated), thyme, fennel seeds, garam masala, nutmeg, Italian seasoning, kelp, curry powder, paprika, pumpkin pie spice, red pepper flakes (or cayenne), rubbed sage, turmeric, and nutritional yeast.
Produce & Herbs: garlic, onion, potatoes, ginger, carrots, celery, spinach, lettuce, greens, tomatoes, seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, bananas, lemons, limes, apples, and out-of-season frozen fruits and frozen vegetables.
Other: tofu, vegetable broth, non-dairy milk such as soy milk or almond milk, and vegan substitutes (optional).
What's on your shopping list every week?