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Video: Welcome to My Pantry

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One of the biggest misconceptions related to adopting the veg-centric lifestyle is that to cook dishes that even remotely come close to delicious you have to buy a bunch of “crazy,” hard to pronounce, super expensive ingredients that you can only find in speciality stores in high-end neighborhoods of major cities. Soooooo not true! That’s why, in this video short, I’ll walk you through my pantry. You’re going to be totally surprised by how keeping just a few key ingredients in your kitchens can make the difference between bleh and boo-yow! 😀 And after you’re done watching this short, take a look at the grocery list below, which contains some of my pantry favs.

1 – Shorts – Pantry Essentials from Tiffany Griffin on Vimeo.

The Como Water Veg-Centric Pantry Must-Haves

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  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Smoked Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Other Oils (Canola/Vegetable, Flavored)
  • Canned Coconut Milk
  • Vinegars (Apple Cider, Red Wine, Balsamic, Rice Wine, Flavored)
  • Citrus (Lemon, Lime, Orange)
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Earth Balance (or margarine, butter)
  • Bragg’s Liquid Amino
  • Soy Sauce/Tamari
  • Hot Sauce/Sriracha
  • Vegetable Broth
  • Milk–Almond, Rice, Soy (your choice!)
  • Quinoa
  • Long Grain Brown Rice
  • Dried Pasta
  • Oats (Steel cut, old fashioned)
  • Old Fashioned Grits (or Polenta)
  • Dried Beans
  • Canned Beans
  • Nuts
  • Nut Butters
  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Sugar
  • Molasses
  • Maple Syrup
  • Agave
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Cayenne
  • Curry Powder
  • Frozen Veggies
  • Frozen Fruit
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Carrots
  • Peppers (Bell, Spicy)
  • Dried/Roasted Seaweed
  • Orange Juice
  • Tofu (Extra Firm, Silken)
  • Wine (White, Red, and Bubbly!)

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!

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