With simple cooking, it’s all about the quality of the ingredients. I believe that is what really makes the difference between a good dish and a great dish. Here are six pantry staples that will elevate, not complicate, your cooking.
Koda Farms – I first discovered this rice at the Hollywood Farmer’s market and it truly was a revelation. Koda Farms is family run and produces a variety of heirloom Japanese rice and rice flour products that are all certified organic, certified kosher, and non-GMO. It’s like no rice I have ever tasted with its delicate flavor and texture. We usually buy ours at the Japanese grocery store Mitsuwa.
Zabs Hot Sauce – If you follow along on Instagram, this needs no explanation. My newest obsession and the perfect compliment to so many things including baby burritos, cheesy quesadillas, beans, and rice, fried eggs, avocado toast….the list goes on and on. Order directly from their website and make sure to try both flavors.
Dry Farm Wines – Getting good wine during the pandemic became quite difficult, as local shops were often sold out or had little variety until I discovered Dry Farms Wine. All-natural and organic wine with low sugar delivered directly to your doorstep each month. Wine that keeps you feeling good. What could be better?!? You will definitely need a bottle on hand to make my favorite Bolognese this fall and winter.