Hello and welcome! I can’t tell you how happy I am you took time out of your day to come and share some delicious food and amazing memories with me!

Let me start by sharing with you how Fuchsia Freezer works. I believe in simple, delicious, homemade, and healthy meals that you can serve to your family. I also believe it shouldn’t take hours to get it on the table… oh yea and it should taste great too! Here you will find my Pantry List. It’s a general guide of what i believe you should have in your pantry at all time. This includes your fridge and freezer as well. It’s my “oh I forgot this was happening tonight, I need to make something quickly” card. It’s where I go for inspiration, or last minute meal ideas. It’s also how I stop from ordering out often, or ‘picking something up on the way home’.

With these simple ingredients on hand, you are ready to tackle tuesday night dinners and weekend bake-offs! Have a question? Don’t hesitate to stop by the Frequently Asked Questions! Don’t see it there? Just leave a comment or send an email and I will get back to you!

The Pantry


  • Kosher salt
  • Fine salt
  • Black peppercorns/ Pepper grinder
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Rice vinegar


  • Flour: all purpose and whole wheat
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Cream of tartar
  • Cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • Chocolate: chips (I keep semi-sweet, dark and white)
  • Evaporated milk
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Granulated sugar
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Honey


  • Long-grain white rice
  • Brown rice
  • Grains: quinoa or couscous
  • Pasta: standard, whole grain, or egg noodles
  • Breadcrumbs: plain or panko

Snacks and Cereals:

  • Crackers
  • Tortillas
  • Marshmallows
  • Dried fruit: raisins, blueberries and/or cherries
  • Seeds: pepita, sunflower, flax, chia or hemp
  • Peanut butter or almond butter
  • Applesauce (unsweetened)
  • Oats: Old-fashioned rolled and Quick

Canned Goods:

  • Chicken, Beef and Vegetable broth
  • Beans: kidney, chickpeas and black
  • Corn (if you prefer over frozen)
  • Olives or capers
  • Chiles: chipotles in adobo or pickled jalapeños
  • Tomatoes: dice, petite diced, whole and crushed.
  • Tomato paste
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Artichokes

Dried Herbs and Spices:

  • Bay leaves
  • Basil leaves
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Curry powder
  • Fennel or dill seed
  • Garlic Powder
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground cloves
  • Ground cumin
  • Oregano
  • Paprika: sweet and smoked
  • Rosemary
  • Sesame seeds
  • Thyme
  • Whole nutmeg

 *Note: you can also get the stir-in paste versions of some of these if you can’t manage to get fresh or if you don’t like dried.

The Fridge:

Dairy and Eggs:

  • Milk
  • Plain Greek yogurt: 0% or full fat
  • Salted & Unsalted butter
  • Cheddar or mozzarella
  • Parmesan (wedge)
  • Eggs

Fresh Produce:

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes: grape, cherry or seasonal beefsteak
  • Broccoli or cauliflower
  • Bell peppers
  • Leafy greens: spinach, kale or chard
  • Lettuce: romaine, Boston or mixed greens
  • Flat-leaf parsley or cilantro
  • Thyme
  • Scallions
  • Potatoes: sweet, white or new**
  • Onions**
  • Garlic**
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Apples
  • Bananas (stored in your pantry)

*Note: **should be stored in a cool dark place


  • Jelly, jam or preserves
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard: Dijon or whole grain
  • Pickles
  • Hot sauce: Tabasco, Sriracha or buffalo
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Soy sauce or tamari
  • Toasted sesame oil


  • Ground beef,
  • Ground turkey
  • Italian sausage
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Whole Chickens
  • Bacon
  • Bread: baguette or sandwich bread
  • Vegetables: peas, chopped spinach and corn
  • Fruit: berries, peaches or mangos
  • Nuts: almonds, walnuts or pecans
  • Dough: pizza, pie or puff pastry

Did I miss something? Don’t be shy! Let me know! Like I said, this is my general rule of thumb. Items that I typically always have on hand to help me create easy meal-times. This is by no means a requirement. I just like being able to create dinner and a meal plan with out having to always run to the store.

*Trick: To keep things affordable, to keep a well stocked pantry, or if you’re starting out, keep an eye on sales! All of these items are on sale in rotation, so budget wisely, plan accordingly, and splurge when you feel like it!