10 ingredients for your kitchenMy boyfriend will probably have a laugh at this blog post because, admittedly, I am not the most organized person when it comes to keeping the kitchen well stocked.  Life is hectic man and I’m not perfect, contrary to what he initially thought.

That being said, these 10 ingredients are always winners to have around when you are in a rush, feeling peckish or at the end of the month when money and supplies are running low.  I always try to have at least five of them in the kitchen at all times!





  1. Free range eggs
  2. Full fat Greek or Bulgarian yoghurt
  3. Full fat cheese or feta cheese
  4. Banana’s
  5. Almond or Macadamia nut butter
  6. Carrots
  7. Apples
  8. Ginger
  9. Bacon / salami / chorizo / tuna / salmon (any or all of these!)
  10. Homemade soup of your choice (frozen in portions)

No carbs!?  Full fat!?

Indeed dear human.  I’m a bit of a believer in fat being a better fuel than carbohydrates.  A-la Tim Noakes if you like.  This is a whooole other topic however, which I’ll deal with another time.  In the meantime, here are a few recipes to try with the above ingredients;

banana pancake
I stole this recipe from Shannon McLaughlin of Red Wine & Vanilla Chai. Read all about Primal Living on her website (click image). xxx


X1 ripe banana
X1 free range egg
A sprinkle of cinnamon
A tablespoon of nut butter

Blitz all these ingredients together with a stick blender.  Pour into a shallow microwaveable bowl.  Microwave on high for +/- 2 minutes (Time depends on your microwave – mine is a monster of a heat maker!).

Top with full fat Greek or Bulgarian yoghurt, any fruit you have available and a drizzle of honey.


X2 free range eggs
Some grated cheese or crumbled feta
Some bacon, salami, chorizo, tuna or salmon

Either you can just fry your eggs and top with the cheese and meat of your choice, or you can whisk the eggs together with a little full cream milk (if you have) and scramble everything together.  Turn it into an omelette by sprinkling the cheese and meat on one side of the whisked egg mixture when it’s in the pan and folding the other side of the eggy goodness over it.



A few carrots (roughly 3 or 4)
An apple or two (depending how sweet you want your juice and the sweetness of the carrots)
A thumb size piece of ginger

I have a juicer at home, which makes life easy, but I’m pretty sure you could blend this all up in a smoothie maker/blender with a little water or cold green tea and it would be just as good, if not a little “pulpy”.

Be warned!  Don’t try to make a batch of juice!  It goes muggy and doesn’t taste as good as when it’s made fresh.

carrot apple ginger

If you are a fussy eater and don’t eat the majority of these ingredients… sorry, this post wasn’t for you, but please do share it with your friends. *cheeky smile*

With love



  1. Thanks Leila, not a big groceries list I like that – I am going to give this a try and change our way of eating. My husband need to loose weight .

      1. Hallo ,
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        If at the end of July I will be in Cape Town
        Have a great weekend

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