Condoms and Condiments

So…let me start of by saying this post isn’t about condoms. I just really like alliteration and I was trying to be witty. For SEO purposes my title is probably trash. Anyway, so I’ve officially, officially started a plant based diet. I want to go hard for the next 3 months. I promised myself that I’d move to NYC by 6/1. I don’t want to show up to the big Apple looking like a California Raisin so I’m going hard in the paint. Now, I’ve tried this plant based vegan thang a few times so my pantry is pretty decent but I wanted to list some things YOU should buy if you’re trying to transition to a plant based/vegan diet. This list is definitely if you’re trying to be up in the kitchen, cooking whole foods – foods that aren’t processed. No shade if you’re eating the processed stuff. Progress is progress and progress is a process…but we got this!

Now on to my list!

If you like “Fishy Dishes” I’ve found the following to be hella helpful:

  • Aji Furikake Seasoning
  • Kelp Flakes
  • Nori Sheets/Shredded Nori
  • Celtic Sea salt
  • Pickle Brine – Great for Marinades
  • Caper Brine – Great for Marinades
  • Old Bay/Fish Seasonings

Eggy Situations:

  • Black Salt – has a sulfuric tastes that tastes very similar to boiled eggs
  • Nutritional Yeast

I miss little Piggy. 🙁

  • Liquid smoke is CLUTCH
  • Vegan Pork Seasoning

Who got Beef!?!

  • Liquid Aminos
  • Soy Sauce
  • Vegan Steak Seasoning


  • Rosemary (Dry)
  • Basil (Dry)
  • Sage (Dry)
  • Dill (Dry)
  • Parsley (Dry)
  • Paprika
  • Italian Blend
  • Savory
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Pepper

“Bwok bwok chicken heads (Boy please whatever)”

  • Vegan Chicken Broth
  • Vegan Poultry Seasoning

Flours and such…

  • Chickpea Flour
  • Spelt Flour
  • Almond Flour
  • Vital Wheat Gluten
  • Egg Replacer

Cheat Codes

  • Vegan Broths/Vegetable Broths
  • Pre-Made Store Bought Marinades

Alright! There will be more lists in the future. This is a great list to start with. A lot of these items work together to make some plant based/vegan awesomeness! Did I miss something that you think I should be on this list?

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