Oils and vinegars: Extra-virgin olive oil, neutral cooking oil (such as canola or grapeseed), red-wine vinegar, white vinegar or white-wine vinegar, Balsamic vinegar.
Cans and jars: Tomato paste, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken stock or vegetable stock.
Spices and dried herbs: Kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder, red-pepper flakes, ground cayenne, curry powder, bay leaves, black peppercorns, ground cinnamon, ground cumin, dried thyme and dried oregano.
Grains and starches: Long-grain white rice, dry pasta, plain bread crumbs, crackers, canned beans, dry lentils.
Nuts and nut butters: Walnuts, almonds, roasted peanuts, peanut butter.
Sweeteners: Honey, maple syrup, granulated sugar.
Preserves and pickles: Fruit jams and preserves, pickles, relish.
Condiments and sauces: Basic vinaigrette, mustard (yellow or Dijon), mayonnaise, ketchup, hot sauce, salsa, soy sauce.
Baking: All-purpose flour, cornmeal, rolled oats, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, pure vanilla extract, light brown sugar, dark brown sugar, confectioners’ sugar, bittersweet baking chocolate, semisweet chocolate chips, raisins or another dried fruit, cocoa powder.