ENTER TO WIN! The Great Pantry Giveaway!

DENISE YANEZ come on down!! The Fresh 20 is stocking your pantry. email: info@thefresh20.com for details

To help celebrate the launch of my new book, The Fresh 20 Cookbook, I’m going to stock the pantries of some lucky home cooks.

This is the most fun I’ve ever had in stocking OPPs (Other People’s Pantries)!

I’ll show you my pantry, if you show me yours!

If you win our sweepstakes, I’m going to make sure you have all the pantry essentials for The Fresh 20.  And I’m going to stir in some really cool tools to help you get started.  To make it unbelievably easy to enter, I have 6 ways for you to get in on the fun. And don’t worry, we’re tracking all the activity so you can enter all six ways for more chances to win!!

1.  Tweet About It – Just use the hashtag #thefresh20cookbook and you’re in! Find us @thefresh20

2.  Facebook – Leave a comment with “#thefresh20cookbook” on our Facebook page under the “We want to stock YOUR pantry!” status.  Tell us your go-to pantry item or brand that always delivers.

3.  Pinterest – Find us on Pinterest and repin one of the photos for The Great Pantry Giveaway.  I promised it would be easy.

4.  Instagram – I’ll show you my pantry, if you show me yours!  Leave a picture of your pantry on Instagram with the hashtag #thefresh20cookbook.

5.  Blog – Leave a comment below and let me know your go to pantry item.  How easy is that?

6.  Buy The Fresh 20 Cookbook – It’s loaded with 125 fantastic recipes for delicious fresh, unprocessed dinners that you can cook in 30 minutes or less, plus a whole lot more!  Buy it and send a receipt for the purchase to cookbook@thefresh20.com.  You will be entered 5 times to win!  That 5 chances to stock up and join thousands of other health conscious, budget conscious folks who are changing themselves and their families and friends for the better with The Fresh 20!

Want to know what the Grand Prize is in The Great Pantry Giveaway?      

A full pantry and essential tools worth over $500! Including…

  • PENSEYS SPICE PACK OF THE FRESH 20 ESSENTIALS including dried oregano, herbes de provence, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, chili powder, sweet paprika, whole black peppercorns
  • MELISSA’S PRODUCE: Organic Garlic
  • BOB’S RED MILL : Whole White Wheat Flour and Basmati Brown Rice
  • PACIFIC FOODS BROTH : Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth and Vegetable Broth (6 Pack)



There’s more about these pantry essentials at:   http://www.thefresh20.com/essentials/pantrybasics

I’m so excited about The Great Pantry Giveaway! Thanks for visiting.


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Ashley March 15, 2013, 8:09 pm

Olive oil. Cannot live without olive oil in the pantry. Fun giveaway!

Carla K March 15, 2013, 8:10 pm

Awesome giveaway! My go to pantry staple is olive oil!

Jacy March 15, 2013, 8:11 pm

I better clean my pantry so I can take a picture!!!

Jessica T. March 15, 2013, 8:11 pm

My go-to pantry item is coconut oil. I find new uses for it on a weekly basis. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Nanci March 15, 2013, 8:12 pm

Olive oil

Errin Martin March 15, 2013, 8:13 pm

Chicken broth! I seem to use it in everything!

casey March 15, 2013, 8:14 pm

coconut oil!

Amber Sartain March 15, 2013, 8:14 pm

White wheat flour!

Kerry March 15, 2013, 8:15 pm

Olive oil and brown rice!

Kristen March 15, 2013, 8:16 pm


Jamie March 15, 2013, 8:16 pm

Olive oil! Awesome giveaway!!!!

Meghan March 15, 2013, 8:17 pm

Olive oil!

Mindy March 15, 2013, 8:18 pm

Quinoa for sure!!

Amanda Makin March 15, 2013, 8:18 pm

Grapeseed oil and sea salt

jessica March 15, 2013, 8:18 pm

Coconut oil!

Jaclyn March 15, 2013, 8:19 pm

Penzey’s Mural of Flavor or their broth bases!

Barb March 15, 2013, 8:19 pm

Olive oil is essential in practically every meal!

Joy March 15, 2013, 8:21 pm

Grapeseed Oil! Thanks you for making my life so much easier every week!

Anna March 15, 2013, 8:22 pm

Quinoa is our family’s favorite! Also, thanks to Fresh20, we’ve recently discovered and fallen in love with herbs de provence!

Sarah March 15, 2013, 8:24 pm


Stephanie Barczak March 15, 2013, 8:26 pm

I use olive oil every day, but my FAVORITE pantry item (which I had never eaten until subscribing to The Fresh 20!) is… QUINOA! Delish!

Shannon Carty March 15, 2013, 8:26 pm

Smoked paprika!!! Love the stuff

Emily Drennan March 15, 2013, 8:27 pm


Rebecca March 15, 2013, 8:27 pm

Can’t narrow it down to one – olive oil and garlic!

Lara March 15, 2013, 8:27 pm

olive oil is definitely the most used. With beans a close second!

Shanna McCormick March 15, 2013, 8:28 pm

Herbes de provence. The fresh 20 introduced me to this spice nix and its a new fave/staple of mine!

Angela March 15, 2013, 8:31 pm

Salt & Pepper

Courtney klima March 15, 2013, 8:31 pm

Definetely olive oil. Salt is second.

Jessica Blackwood March 15, 2013, 8:33 pm

Gotta have black beans and brown rice!

Jessica March 15, 2013, 8:34 pm

Love it! My go to pantry item would be a close call between chicken stock (i love soups) and diced tomatoes

Amber March 15, 2013, 8:35 pm

Grapeseed oil and vegetable stock! As for spices I would use cumin or Herbes de Provence in every recipe if I could. Yum 🙂

Ben March 15, 2013, 8:35 pm

Cumin is our go to pantry item. Everyone in my family loves it!

Cherie March 15, 2013, 8:37 pm

never enough chicken broth so I keep bouillon cubes for emergency use only

Tia March 15, 2013, 8:40 pm

Cinnamon! Awesome giveaway!

Trudy Spiller March 15, 2013, 8:42 pm

Veggie broth & garlic!

Cristi Smith March 15, 2013, 8:43 pm

My go to has become coconut oil and garlic.

Bill March 15, 2013, 8:47 pm

Olive oil and brown rice

Eileen March 15, 2013, 8:49 pm


Melissa March 15, 2013, 8:51 pm

Olive oil

Dawn March 15, 2013, 8:52 pm

Muir Glen tomatoes.

Jennifer Hall March 15, 2013, 9:08 pm

My go-to staple is grapeseed oil.

Celines King March 15, 2013, 9:16 pm

Olive oil.

Jackie March 15, 2013, 9:22 pm


Brooke russell March 15, 2013, 9:23 pm

Olive oil!

Jess Walcik March 15, 2013, 9:24 pm

You can never have too much garlic!

Brecca Theele March 15, 2013, 9:27 pm

Organic Free Range Chicken Broth!

Genevieve Lachance March 15, 2013, 9:38 pm

Can’t live without olive oil and chicken bouillon !

Ellie March 15, 2013, 9:39 pm

My go to pantry item is coconut oil! After that it would have to be balsamic vinegar. I love your facebook page and program…. so much food related things, I get so excited! I hope I win because I have been wanting an immersion blender for SO long!

Lillian Laemmle March 15, 2013, 10:07 pm

Extra virgin olive oil and garlic!

lisa March 15, 2013, 10:11 pm

Herbes de provence, kosher salt and olive oil!

Paola March 15, 2013, 10:37 pm

Definitely olive oil and chicken broth. Canned beans are also a must!

Sarah Stewart March 15, 2013, 10:39 pm

Garlic…….can’t cook without it!

Colette Lattanzi (Cocobeans) March 15, 2013, 11:04 pm

I love the beans! Chick peas especially and the broth! So many uses!!

Roxanne March 15, 2013, 11:12 pm

I have so many things I love in my pantry. Olive oil is a must, but I love garlic, black beans, and herbs. What a great giveaway!

Amanda Vasiliou March 15, 2013, 11:55 pm

Quinoa for sure! Super easy to throw some kind of decent and healthy meal together when I’ve got quinoa to turn to! I even add cooked quinoa to pancakes for my one year old!

Daphne March 16, 2013, 1:40 am

Grapeseed oil and vegetable broth!

Erin March 16, 2013, 2:07 am

Evoo for sure

Katherine Quick March 16, 2013, 3:09 am

Pre made organic garlic in a bottle ftom BJs wholesale saves me in the kitchen every night! I couldn’t live without it!

Kate March 16, 2013, 3:44 am

Organic vegetable and chicken broth!

Sara March 16, 2013, 3:55 am

Definitely good spices. It makes a huge difference in flavor!

Chrissy March 16, 2013, 4:09 am

Eden Organics, organic cold pressed coconut oil. And spices!

Gretchen March 16, 2013, 4:21 am

Chicken broth and my newest find pearl couscous.

cindy March 16, 2013, 4:28 am

Coconut oil for sure 🙂

Jessica Humphrey March 16, 2013, 4:30 am

My go-to pantry item is whole wheat pasta. Depending on what I have in the garden, the fridge or the freezer, I can make it in to a quick, healthy meal for my family.

Jamie romick March 16, 2013, 4:49 am

Quinoa for sure these days!

Deborah Batt March 16, 2013, 5:01 am

My go-to pantry items are Olive oil, Herbs de Provence & Kosher salt!

Martha Brogan March 16, 2013, 5:02 am

Olive oil and garlic

Kristen March 16, 2013, 5:07 am

QUINOA! You can put it anything! Bakes, soups, salads, ANYTHING! : )

tiffanu March 16, 2013, 5:08 am

Herbamare is my favorite pantry item!

Julie March 16, 2013, 5:11 am

Olive oil!

Erin March 16, 2013, 5:26 am

I am in love with grapeseed oil! I’d never even heard about before The Fresh 20!

Misti March 16, 2013, 5:31 am

Kosher Salt!

Andrea March 16, 2013, 5:32 am

Olive oil and black beans

Liliana March 16, 2013, 5:41 am


Jennifer W. March 16, 2013, 5:41 am

Olive oil and balsamic vinegar are my go-to for edible veggies. Peanut butter keeps me sane when my blood sugar drops.

Cathy Vandoske March 16, 2013, 5:45 am

Olive oil, chicken broth, and garlic

Chelsea Norton March 16, 2013, 6:05 am

Olive oil in my Misto! And SALMON!

Abbie mcbrayerga March 16, 2013, 6:27 am

Olive oil, honey, onions

Amy Coviello March 16, 2013, 6:43 am

Organic whole wheat pasta, black beans, and evoo.

Kristen Coor March 16, 2013, 6:47 am

Natural Grocers has a great powdered vegetarian “chicken” broth. It really adds flavor to a variety of dishes. Of course olive oil; most brands of virgin first press are worthy.

Kristy March 16, 2013, 7:12 am

I would say my go to pantry item is olive oil….although since subscribing to The Fresh 20, we’ve been using a ton more oregano!

Melissa Rose March 16, 2013, 7:20 am

Pantry go to item=garlic

Gyna Wohlers March 16, 2013, 7:35 am

Penzeys spices and olive oil!

Sarah Bailey March 16, 2013, 7:47 am

I always have black beans on hand in my pantry. Love black beans.

Marci Richardson March 16, 2013, 7:58 am

Garlic, real salt, and coconut oil

Moira March 16, 2013, 8:11 am

EVOO, garlic and fish sauce 🙂

Risa Piliere March 16, 2013, 8:13 am

My go-to pantry items are fresh garlic, olive oil, and sea salt. Everything tends to taste great when these major players are involved.

Dawn Asbury March 16, 2013, 8:16 am

I love Eden Organic Canned products! Can’t live without them

Bethany Fernandes March 16, 2013, 8:39 am

Definitely canned black beans, but also olive oil and minced garlic. The garlic is a HUGE time saver.

Jen DeLong March 16, 2013, 10:02 am

Olive oil is a must! 🙂

Kelly March 16, 2013, 10:20 am

Any of Penzey’s spices are a must but I like adding cayenne to things, not just for the heat but for the depth of flavor.

Tabitha Jurgensmeyer March 16, 2013, 11:06 am

Buy “Go To” item woudl be EV Olive Oil! I can thank my mom for that habit. She made everything with olive oil growing up

Kelsey March 16, 2013, 1:39 pm

Salt and pepper grinders

Connie March 16, 2013, 1:39 pm

Cooking spray, salt, CHEESE.

Rebecca Brown March 16, 2013, 1:42 pm

Favorite pantry items are chicken and vegetable broth and EVOO!

JRJB March 16, 2013, 1:43 pm

Definitely olive oil and balsamic vinegar!

Jessica March 16, 2013, 1:44 pm

Olive oil!

Sandy March 16, 2013, 1:47 pm

Quinoa, rolled oats, dried berries

Helen March 16, 2013, 1:48 pm

Olive oil- I use it in all of my cooking and baking and it always turns out perfect!

Michele S. March 16, 2013, 1:49 pm

Vietnamese Cinnamon

Teresa M March 16, 2013, 1:51 pm

Olive oil–I love California Olive Ranch’s brand, fresh and delicious!

KC March 16, 2013, 1:51 pm

Olive oil and minced garlic. Haven’t had a week go by that I didn’t use both!

kristen March 16, 2013, 1:52 pm

It has to be chicken/vegetable stock and olive oil. They are in pretty much everything. 🙂

Veronika March 16, 2013, 1:54 pm

Definitely garlic. My husband also tries to wind me up by adding double the garlic, but honestly, I don’t mind. 😉

Amy Shirley March 16, 2013, 1:57 pm

We love the grape seed oil and spices.

Joanna S. March 16, 2013, 2:01 pm

EV Olive Oil, Quinoa & my Epicure spices!

Jennifer Basil March 16, 2013, 2:04 pm

Olive oil and minced garlic are always a staple in my pantry.

Nicole March 16, 2013, 2:05 pm

EVOO, garlic, and chicken stock. I use these items the most.

Stephanie Hampton March 16, 2013, 2:09 pm

Olive oil and garlic— oh and paprika! Love it sweet, spicy and smoked.

Tracy H March 16, 2013, 2:12 pm

Kosher Salt and Olive Oil!!
We’d be lost with out those!

Sharon March 16, 2013, 2:13 pm

Garlic iS my go to item. It adds a flavor that pleases my masses

Vonda March 16, 2013, 2:15 pm

Roasted garlic olive oil – easy to cook with!

Andrea March 16, 2013, 2:15 pm

Great idea! Love your recepies!

Amy Rawlings March 16, 2013, 2:17 pm

Italian seasoning or lemon and garlic marinade. I bake more then I cook 🙂

Ann Steitz March 16, 2013, 2:20 pm

Olive oil, garlic and fresh lemon – almost every week…

Kristyn March 16, 2013, 2:28 pm

Definitely olive oil and garlic. We use them almost every meal!

Marilyn Palmer March 16, 2013, 2:31 pm

Olive Oil is my go to in the pantry.

mary s March 16, 2013, 2:32 pm

I love chicken broth for so many things and garlic is my favorite flavor, am also starting to appreciate whole wheat pastas.

Jan March 16, 2013, 2:32 pm

#thefresh20cookbook —- Garlic!

Pamela Koop March 16, 2013, 2:42 pm

Minced garlic is a favorite:)

Christina March 16, 2013, 2:53 pm

My favorite pantry item is def Quinoa!! We love it so much, we have gotten a membership to Costco so we can by it in bulk instead of little boxes for $5, haha! And minced garlic is a MUST HAVE! Thanks for this great giveaway and also for the great service you offer. It has completely changed our lives, with me losing 20lbs sice january and my husband not eating fast food anymore. You are wonderful, selfless people. Thanks again!!

Angela V March 16, 2013, 2:58 pm

Garlic and Olive oil

Alison M March 16, 2013, 3:48 pm

EVO & minced garlic!!

Ginger root is a favorite too 🙂

Kelly J March 16, 2013, 4:16 pm

Olive Oil, garlic and sea salt. (More than one, but couldn’t help myself.) Thank you for offering this great giveaway!

Shannon March 16, 2013, 4:28 pm

I am currently using a lot of ghee and coconut oil and love the flavors! I also have recently discovered how wonderful Penzey’s spices are! Everything I have gotten has been delightful!

Mary Lynn March 16, 2013, 4:44 pm

Olive oil … no, minced garlic … no, lemons … wait, it’s freshly ground black pepper!

Andrea Tanner March 16, 2013, 4:49 pm

My go to pantry item is olive oil. Basic but necessary!!

Cindy K March 16, 2013, 4:53 pm

My go-to items are olive oil, garlic, and onions. Herbs from my garden, in season. Also flour, salt, and yeast for making bread.

Carol Mackey March 16, 2013, 5:10 pm

Our first pantry item was Herb de Provence. Use it a lot and enjoy the flavor it adds. Had never heard of it before. Thank you for making good eating, grocery shopping and preparing food an adventure!

Colette G. March 16, 2013, 5:23 pm

Oregano is our go to pantry item! Great flavour so we don’t add too much salt!

Catherine Haddow March 16, 2013, 5:29 pm

My go to pantry item is powdered peanut butter. I’m loving the chocolate flavored one (PB2 brand). I ran across a random favorite: strawberry yogurt, bananas, and PB2 drizzled on it. Yum!!!

Amanda Knisley March 16, 2013, 5:33 pm

I love garlic, olive oil and basil. I love adding these items into our meals.

Jane baldassano March 16, 2013, 5:37 pm

New to the program-but impressed. We have the vegetarian plan-some great ideas and recipes for new products.

Sheryl March 16, 2013, 5:38 pm

Brown rice and basmati rice.

Mackenzie March 16, 2013, 6:14 pm

Wegmans Basting Oil is a fav at our house! Can’t wait to see the cookbook! Love our Fresh 20 meals!

P. Isaak March 16, 2013, 6:37 pm

We love the Fresh 20, it has helped us to eliminate waste and save money while eating delicious healthy meals. Our “go-to pantry” item would have to be GARLIC!

Stephanie March 16, 2013, 6:52 pm

my “go-to pantry” items- coconut oil and garlic. I use those A LOT. but my sons can’t live without oats and cinnamon so I have to add those too.

Erin March 16, 2013, 7:01 pm

Since I discovered quinoa, I love it!

Chrissy Doucet March 16, 2013, 7:22 pm

I would love to win this giveaway! My go to item is the grape seed oil. I would have never purchased this without you!

Kim March 16, 2013, 7:32 pm

Grape sees oil !!!…never knew it existed until subscribed to the Fresh 20!!..Love it!!!……

Michelle March 16, 2013, 7:40 pm

My go item is garlic.

Erin March 16, 2013, 7:43 pm

Black beans (yummiest food!), vege broth, and olive oil are my pantry foods!

Audrey March 16, 2013, 9:07 pm

My go to item is broth. I use it all the time, gives so much flavor to the

Kelly Miller March 16, 2013, 9:36 pm

I’ve got two. Macadamia nut oil and chicken broth.

Kelly Miller March 16, 2013, 9:36 pm

Macadamia nut oil

Donna March 16, 2013, 10:27 pm

My go-to item is rice. I’ve got long grain, short grain, white, brown, red … lots of varieties for different uses.

Erica March 17, 2013, 12:29 am

fine sea salt, garlic, and a few good oils (olive, toasted sesame, high heat sunflower)

Windsore March 17, 2013, 2:54 am

Brown rice and quinoa

Melissa Mikol March 17, 2013, 3:48 am

Olive oil and chicken broth are my favorite items. They are both so useful. Love the meal plans! Thanks!

Michele March 17, 2013, 4:37 am

Olive oil

Kendra March 17, 2013, 5:07 am

One item I always keep in my pantry is canned tomatoes.

Jamey March 17, 2013, 5:56 am

My go to pantry item is garlic!

Laura G. March 17, 2013, 6:01 am

peanut butter! We use natural, so it ends up in the fridge, but it starts out as a pantry item. 🙂

Lisa Wells March 17, 2013, 7:26 am

I would be at a loss without chicken broth.

Tonya H March 17, 2013, 8:15 am

Olive oil!!!!!!

cynthia sheehan March 17, 2013, 8:33 am

Spices and Herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs

Velvet March 17, 2013, 9:29 am


Mandy March 17, 2013, 9:51 am

I have discovered paprika to be so much more flavorful and useful than I ever realized using the Fresh 20 recipes. I grew up hearing it was just used to add a sprinkle of color.

Haley March 17, 2013, 11:08 am

My go-to? Cayenne! I’m in Louisiana after all!

Sarah March 17, 2013, 11:22 am

Garlic and HEB no salt added black beans are a definite must in our pantry. And something that isn’t a pantry item but we always have – fresh homemade tortillas. So simple, and so much better than store bought when you add a wee bit of spices!

Hannah Lugibihl March 17, 2013, 11:43 am

Olive oil and grapeseed oil are my go-tos!!! Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway!!!

Lana Deville March 17, 2013, 11:55 am

No doubt – olive oil.

Micki T March 17, 2013, 12:17 pm

My go to pantry item is spicy black peppercorn in a pepper mill !

Michelle March 17, 2013, 12:40 pm

Poultry Seasoning! (That’s my mother-in-law’s favorite one to use when she visits and cooks for us… )

Andrea March 17, 2013, 12:43 pm

Melissa my family LOVES that we have been introduced to your meal plans! So delicious and simple. My go to pantry item would have to be raw nuts. They are great to snack on and add great texture to meals!

Jennifer March 17, 2013, 12:43 pm

Garlic and olive oil

LuDean Robson March 17, 2013, 1:58 pm

My go to pantry item is spices which account for one-third of the essential list or more depending how you view the debate over onion and garlic. To name just one – it would be SALT, because if used properly it aids the food in tasting more like itself, not salty. I look forward to learning about various salts.

Vanessa March 17, 2013, 2:00 pm

Olive oil and brown rice are my go-to items!

lauren March 17, 2013, 3:47 pm

olive oil and GARLIC!!!! I use them both daily

Karri March 17, 2013, 3:50 pm

Garlic and black pepper!

Alexis March 17, 2013, 4:24 pm

Another go to pantry item- fresh grated ginger.

Heather March 17, 2013, 5:32 pm

My go to pantry item is garlic!

Renee March 17, 2013, 5:52 pm

Since joining this meal planning site, I have come to learn & love cooking with grapeseed oil.

Erica Gordon March 17, 2013, 6:09 pm

Grapeseed oil! I had never even heard of it until Fresh 20 introduced me to it!

M. Chesman March 17, 2013, 6:17 pm

Listen. I’ve burned hardboiled eggs – but only twice, and not lately. I’ll leave you my go to item — but anyone who knows me and sees my name here, if they are not already laughing at the mere fact that I am on your site, will pretty much laugh thinking if that item had legs, it would run from me.

Pasta. (Which I have also burned, but I can tell you that crunchy pasta is still edible and lots of sauce can do a lot!)

Cynthia March 17, 2013, 7:10 pm

My go to pantry item is quinoa.

Jessica H March 17, 2013, 8:52 pm

I have to have my organic chicken broth!

Cheryl March 18, 2013, 3:14 am

My go to item is coconut milk..

Anna March 18, 2013, 5:10 am

My go to items … good oils and vinegars and pre-peeled garlic from TJs (sometimes I take it further and buy the mirepoix (prepped and diced carrots, celery and onion). Thank you also, Fresh 20, for bringing the fresh back into out lives!!!

Courtney B March 18, 2013, 6:13 am

Beans- any kind!

debbie March 18, 2013, 6:44 am


aimee gordon March 18, 2013, 7:15 am

The go to pantry item for me is definitely tomatoes – salsa, spaghetti, lentil tacos, chili, the list goes on and on!!

Jen B March 18, 2013, 8:00 am

Kosher salt – gotta have it. Food doesn’t taste good if it is not seasoned 🙂

Laureen McElroy March 18, 2013, 8:00 am

Go to pantry item would have to be olive oil.

Michelle March 18, 2013, 8:02 am

my go to pantry item is coconut oil. Love the flavor and the health benefits !

Michelle Dulansky March 18, 2013, 8:12 am

Tapatio! I put it on everything =)

Natalie March 18, 2013, 8:22 am

My go-to pantry item is grapeseed oil – had never tried it before we started your menu plans and we love it!

Laura Rette March 18, 2013, 8:33 am

Grapeseed Oil-I have several different varieties that are infused with different flavors. My staple is the Natural but my favorite is the Garlic Grapeseed Oil

Kate March 18, 2013, 8:52 am

Coconut Oil!

Brenda B March 18, 2013, 8:55 am

I had never heard of Herbes De Provence before I joined the Fresh 20, now I would be lost without it. Love it!!

Heather Dismuke March 18, 2013, 9:02 am

I put freshly chopped garlic in absolutely everything I cook! I love it! My husband says there’s no fear of vampires around our place! I just recently joined the Fresh20, and I’m loving it already. Thanks for helping me with great ideas to feed my family!

CHRIS MILLER March 18, 2013, 9:13 am

Absolutely Oilive Oil. Not a single day goes by that I don’t use it!

CHRIS MILLER March 18, 2013, 9:14 am

Maybe Olive Oil too. 🙂 Sorry!!

Elizabeth Irvin March 18, 2013, 9:53 am

I always have organic maple syrup. I add it to milk for a sweet afterschool treat for the kiddos, use it to flavor my granola, and in all my baking!

Kelli Bekel March 18, 2013, 11:22 am

My favorite pantry item has to be Carapelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Could cook without it!!!

Emily March 18, 2013, 11:57 am


Nanci Ogan March 18, 2013, 12:29 pm

Definitely olive oil…I can’t cook without it!

Christine March 18, 2013, 12:44 pm

Before subscribing to the Fresh 20, I had never before used an entire bottle of any spice or herb other than salt or pepper. I had never emptied a bottle of olive oil before it expired. I had never used every clove in a garlic bulb before it started sprouting into a plant. Now, I am running out of these items all the time! Garlic and EVOO are the absolute essentials. Thank you for teaching me how to use what is in my pantry, Fresh 20!

Gina Snuttjer March 18, 2013, 1:32 pm

Olive oil is a must

Lynn B. March 18, 2013, 5:31 pm

black beans, italian stewed tomatoes and veggie broth are my pantry go-to’s! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Molly Bolton-Menninga March 19, 2013, 5:19 am

We always have beans (all types but especially garbanzo) and coconut milk in our pantry!

Emily Ott March 19, 2013, 8:28 am

My go to pantry items are garlic and EVOO.

Evelyn Sorisio March 19, 2013, 9:26 am

I found a nifty little seasoning called “Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning”. It Contains a good blend of spices including salt, red pepper and garlic. It is inexpensive and all-purpose.
Another kitchen Staple i must mention is a good chicken bouillon. “Better than bouillon” Is true to its name because Its lower in salt, has a better flavor than other soup bases and has no MSG.

Jesse March 19, 2013, 10:04 am

Olive oil and brown rice and lots of spices (esp tumeric and italian blend) are the staples at my house. Would love to win!!! Thanks Fresh 20!

Miss P March 19, 2013, 10:31 am

My go to items are black black, canned tomatoes and any cream of ???? soup. You can always make a sauce out of canned tomatoes and cream of something.

Erin T March 19, 2013, 2:23 pm

Our go to is Olive Oil and garlic!

Kenyan Jones March 19, 2013, 8:16 pm

My go to pantry items are whole wheat pasta and evoo.

Rebecca G. March 20, 2013, 4:49 am

My go to items are brown rice and black beans.

Lisa Bouska March 20, 2013, 7:02 am

My go to items are pastas and good ol’ evoo

Amy March 20, 2013, 8:52 am

My go to item is Quinoa! It’s one of the best GF foods out there (in my opinion;) ) and use it for everything from salads to side dishes to breakfast cereals!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and for keeping us healthy, Melissa!

Nicole March 20, 2013, 3:13 pm

My go to pantry item is quinoa!

Susan Rickman March 20, 2013, 4:05 pm

We love Salt and garlic in our house!

Rebecca F March 20, 2013, 6:01 pm

This is tough… I have so many!! I would have to say grapeseed oil infused with garlic by WildTree… OR Kirkland Organic All Purpose Spice shaker (salt free).

Meryl March 20, 2013, 11:49 pm

Extra Virgin Olive oil.

Louis March 20, 2013, 11:50 pm


rachel March 21, 2013, 5:33 pm

quinoa. i can add it to a soup, to a salad or serve it as a side.

TC March 22, 2013, 6:15 am

chickpeas are my favorite pantry staple.

Kellie March 22, 2013, 8:14 am

As a vegetarian, black beans are the best. I love using them to make quick salads and even add them to brownie mix to make healthier, delicious brownies – gotta love their versatility, especially for the price tag 🙂

Krystal P March 22, 2013, 8:52 pm

Our go to is quinoa. We love how nutritious and tasty it is, but don’t love the house full of quinoa after the toddler gets ahold of it! 🙂 Oh well, worth it!

Kate Rogers March 23, 2013, 6:43 am

It’s hard to choose a favorite among so many essentials, but my go-to item is probably vegetable broth. I like Pacific and Trader Joes brands especially.

Ashlee R March 23, 2013, 8:11 am

Black Beans, cumin, oregano, canned tomatoes, quinoa. Our family of six loves almost anything with a southwestern or mexican theme.

Amanda March 23, 2013, 7:54 pm

Oatmeal 🙂

kolpin March 24, 2013, 9:01 am

my go-to pantry item is mirin…a splash of it jazzes up any dish!

Jennifer Frank March 24, 2013, 9:43 am

The Fresh 20 has been GREAT for my family. I have paired it with buying organic produce that gets delivered to my house! My husband is a picky eater and he LOVES the FRESH 20. I’m a busy working mom and these recipes allow me to get healthy meals in a short time on a great budget onto my table. Thanks FRESH 20!

Jennifer Frank March 24, 2013, 9:44 am

OOPS! My go to pantry item….olive oil!

Amanda March 26, 2013, 4:18 am

My go to pantry item is canned garbanzo beans.

Amanda March 26, 2013, 4:19 am

I posted on your FB page as Amanda Hernandez.

lynette355 March 26, 2013, 7:15 am

Flour….has to be flour. Weather it is baking a cake for a holiday, pie for a special dessert, rolls to accompany a meal or thicking a gravy to pour over the main course. Flour is my go to. Now I know that Bob’s Red Mill is a great choice too. Heck, don’t know why I did not know it before. I love Bob’s Muesli for breakfast!

Stefanie March 26, 2013, 7:59 am

Olive oil is my go-to pantry item!

Donna March 26, 2013, 8:20 am

Olive oil, brown rice, and canned tomatoes. Okay, that’s 3 items. 🙂

STephanei March 26, 2013, 8:23 am

My go to item is garlic for sure!

Lauren mckenna March 26, 2013, 8:34 am

I love your company and refer friends to it all the time! I just bought the cookbook and can’t wait until it arrives! My favorite pantry item is quinoa! I never cooked with it before I signed up for The Fresh 20! Thanks!

Maggie Smith March 26, 2013, 10:56 am

My go-to pantry item is homemade canned chicken stock. It is so versatile and I love knowing everything that is in it!

Sarah @ Play 2 Learn with Sarah March 26, 2013, 1:47 pm

I always have brown rice…and probably some kind of bean.

Carrie March 26, 2013, 7:54 pm


Shannon March 26, 2013, 9:41 pm

We always have dried beans of some kind, I buy them in bulk and get anxious when we’re low – always buy more before we run out!

Larissa March 27, 2013, 5:11 am

brown rice!

Zipporah Sandler March 27, 2013, 6:13 am

I always have the makings of a great pasta dinner in my pantry.

Monica W. March 27, 2013, 10:47 am

All sorts of beans! They are very versatile and packed with nutrients!

Brooke March 28, 2013, 6:57 am

Olive oil. And garlic. Use them on everything! 🙂

Karli March 28, 2013, 5:32 pm

Olive oil is a must!!!!

Heather March 29, 2013, 3:26 am

I have several go to items when it comes to my pantry…it just depends on what I am making. But off hand I would have to say EVOO and garlic are used quite often!!! Yummy!! I am really looking forward to receiving my copy of The Fresh 20 Cookbook next month!!

Susan H March 30, 2013, 6:26 am

Black beans, canned tomatoes, and olive oil are always in my pantry.

Jennifer Weil March 30, 2013, 6:28 am

I always have brown rice, chicken broth and frozen peas (not a true pantry item, I know!) on hand.

Bridget Friday March 30, 2013, 6:29 am

Most definitely garlic!

Krista Arias March 30, 2013, 6:30 am

My pantry go tos are: Slow cooked Bone Stock (makes any soup delicious and extra nutritious), Butter (It’s magic and healing), Garlic (always yummy – even for kids), Homemade Yogurt/Kefir (for sauces and marinades), Lemon/Lime (when in doubt.. add lime – that’s our motto)

Jodi March 30, 2013, 6:35 am

Beans, Grains, Vinegars

stacy March 30, 2013, 6:46 am

Black Beans, Lentils Quinoa

Sharon March 30, 2013, 6:47 am


Sandy Ruminski March 30, 2013, 6:50 am

My go to is white vinegar-can be used for cooking and cleaning !

Whitney L March 30, 2013, 6:53 am

Chicken broth, salt, and Italian seasoning…and olive oil since I’ve been cooking fresh 20 meals!

Wendy Osborn March 30, 2013, 6:54 am

My go to pantry staples are minced garlic and black beans. Great giveaway!

Merrie March 30, 2013, 6:58 am

I have had such fun with Fresh 20 over the last year. The recipies are delicious! (and easy). Thanks for such a cool concept!

Anne Rowley March 30, 2013, 7:11 am

Garlic and yellow onion. They instantly give that homemade flavor!

Heidi March 30, 2013, 7:15 am

The Fresh 20 has helped me rethink and adjust my family’s meals. I also roasted a chicken for the very first time in my nearly 40 years and it was awesome!!! Thanks!

Jamie March 30, 2013, 7:16 am

Garlic and herb de provenance

Karen March 30, 2013, 7:24 am

My go to items dehydrated onions, chicken broth and beans

Heather Brockington March 30, 2013, 7:37 am

My go to pantry item is kept in the freezer! As a small business owner, nursing student and full time single mom, I don’t have a single extra minute in my long day but want to cook inexpensive and healthy meals. The Fresh20 menu is a timesaving godsend as are the pre-minced frozen portions of garlic, basil and cilantro by Dorot. I get mine at Trader Joes but have also seen them at New Season’s! I love Fresh20 and need my pantry stocked! Please help! 🙂

Alison March 30, 2013, 7:45 am

My go-to pantry items are pasta, olive oil, and, thanks to The Fresh 20, Italian Seasoning!

Sheila duczeminskyj March 30, 2013, 7:48 am

My go to staple items are garlic, stewed tomatoes and beans.

Emily March 30, 2013, 7:51 am

Garlic and butter (or olive oil) get the job done at my house. Just the aroma from throwing those two together in a pan is enough to get everyone’s mouth watering and wondering what’s for dinner.

Jennifer March 30, 2013, 8:04 am

My go to pantry essential is garlic and new found grapeseed oil – thanks to the Fresh 20! Love, love the meals! They have been a hit at our house. Best Groupon I have bought! Thank you!

Heather March 30, 2013, 8:12 am

My go to pantry items are sea salt, garlic, and black beans

Kristen J Huish March 30, 2013, 8:12 am

Olive oil, garlic, & Herbs de Provence (thanks to The Fresh 20) ; )

Amy Brown March 30, 2013, 9:04 am

“We want to stock YOUR pantry!”
#thefresh20cookbook- They want to stock my pantry!!!! I sure do love the FRESH20… With a family of 6 The Fresh 20 has greatly reduced our food expense- We are very thankful we found you.
My go-to item is certainly the variety of Pensey spices. I is just fun to go into the shop and see all the wonderful blends and rich smells. It is twice as nice to have them in our kitchen.

Missy Bennett March 30, 2013, 9:06 am

I seriously LOVE LOVE The Fresh 20!!!!!! My favorite pantry item since starting Fresh20 is grapeseed oil.

karen March 30, 2013, 9:14 am

My go to pantry item is orzo!

Tiffany March 30, 2013, 9:19 am

Been subscribing for over a year and I looooooovvvvvveeeee the fresh 20! Can’t wait for the cookbook to arrive! 🙂

Tiffany March 30, 2013, 9:20 am

My go to ingredient in my pantry is herbamare, it goes with everything!

Andrea March 30, 2013, 9:43 am

My go-to pantry items are Olive Oil (I get the giant bottle of organic Olive Oil from Costco) and Organic Chicken & Vegetable Broth from Sprouts! I’d love for you to stock my pantry! I started The Fresh 20 meal plans in January and love it – Thanks!

Sarah March 30, 2013, 9:49 am

Oregano and herbs de provence. Love you guys. So glad I went with the full year membership!

Marsha March 30, 2013, 11:12 am

olive oil, garlic, onions and chicken broth can save any meal

Stacy March 30, 2013, 11:48 am

Hands down Garlic

Ali Duchesne March 30, 2013, 12:55 pm

My fave Fresh 20 recipe is the roast chicken – totally succulent and ALWAYS a hit with my family. My go to pantry item is coconut oil which I often sub in for olive oil in cooked dishes.

Connie March 30, 2013, 1:16 pm

My go to pantry item is olive oil. It’s great not only for cooking but also for personal beauty care as a facial cleanser/moisturizer.

Michelle Olson March 30, 2013, 1:17 pm

Garlic and onion are my “go to” for most meals!! 🙂

Shelle March 30, 2013, 1:26 pm

Couldn’t live without my olive oil!!

Sarah March 30, 2013, 1:29 pm

My hubby introduced me to grapeseed oil when we were dating and I fell in love with it (and him) 😉 It became a go-to item in our pantry as soon as we were married. I was so excited when I subscribed to The Fresh 20, that many of the recipes use it too!

Rachel Racine March 30, 2013, 2:29 pm

We always have quinoa in the pantry, lemon and ginger in the fridge, and salmon in the freezer. 🙂

Lacy March 30, 2013, 2:55 pm

My go to pantry essentials are olive oil and salt! They make everything taste good…

Clayton March 30, 2013, 5:01 pm

my go-to pantry items are minced garlic and grape seed oil

Joli March 30, 2013, 5:59 pm

We use garlic and onion in most of dish or add them.
Butter is what I usually cook with.

Michelle March 30, 2013, 7:28 pm

Love recipes with lemon or lemon zest. Thank you for the grocery list. It has made my life easier to eat fresh foods.

Ro Ferguson March 30, 2013, 7:56 pm

Black Beans and Diced Tomatoes!

nicole March 30, 2013, 8:47 pm

my go to items are garlic, rice, canned tomatoes and veggie pasta.

Denise @ Do you have that in my size??? March 30, 2013, 10:11 pm

My go-to pantry item is Garlic Gold – love that stuff!

Diana March 30, 2013, 10:29 pm

Thanks to The Fresh 20, my go to pantry item is Herbes de Provence and grapeseed oil! Your concept has brought our family around the dinner table to really fresh, delicious dinners. Thank you!

Jody Jessup-Anger March 31, 2013, 3:50 am

Loves Penzey’s spices. They are always a go to

Rebecca Sarivan March 31, 2013, 9:25 am

We stock up on vegetable broth base. Plus onions, garlic, olive oil and grapeseed oil are a great start to almost any meals. And lots of canned beans!

Jennifer @TheRebelChick March 31, 2013, 9:29 am

I’d love to win – my go-to pantry item is FLOUR…with all of the baking I do, I use it a few times a week!

Christoper McAtee March 31, 2013, 9:34 am

We always keep our pantry stocked with a variety of organic canned beans and Better than Bouillon Vegetarian Base.

Angie loves family March 31, 2013, 10:23 am

Pasta, beans and flour are my go to items

Leah Singer March 31, 2013, 10:39 am

Chicken broth — I’d be lost without it!

J S Porter-Azure March 31, 2013, 1:19 pm

I’m loving the Herbs de Provence….thanks to Fresh 20 for introducing us!

Joelle March 31, 2013, 3:31 pm

Olive Oil, salt and pepper and hot sauce. Those are the things we can always count on. I need your help fillying my pantry #thefresh20cookbook

Cheryl wiener March 31, 2013, 5:35 pm

My favorite pantry items are fresh parsley, oregano, thyme, and rosemary that I grow on my back porch!

Kris March 31, 2013, 7:43 pm

Black beans

Lisa April 1, 2013, 12:36 am

We’re noodle people – the go-to item in my pantry is healthy pasta!

Mimi Siff April 1, 2013, 2:42 am

always have noodles, parmesan, and olive oil and you always have a meal

Roxanne April 1, 2013, 4:49 am

chicken broth, garlic & corn meal. A quick side dish that my family loves!

Candice McCain April 1, 2013, 6:25 am

I love thefresh20.com!!! My latest go to pantry item has been FF chicken broth. Love the flavor it gives brown rice!

Kim Bos April 1, 2013, 6:44 am

My go to item is chia seeds and ground flax – I put them in smoothies, Greek yogurt, you name it!!

Lois B. April 1, 2013, 7:00 am

One of my go to items is Imagine brand of chicken or vegetable stock (organic). In my opinion the flavor is superior to other organic stock in my local stores and worth the small difference in cost. I prefer homemade but always keep some of these in the pantry in case homemade is not available. Great base for soups, sauces, gravies, etc.

carol April 1, 2013, 8:59 am

Olive oil and chicken broth.

Christine H April 1, 2013, 11:50 am


Christy April 1, 2013, 12:10 pm

One of my must-have items is a block of quality parmegano reggiano. There is just no substitute. And I really love my kitchenaid stand mixer. It gets almost daily use in our household.

Ilene April 1, 2013, 12:18 pm

Nutritional yeast!

Shannon April 1, 2013, 1:23 pm

Peanut butter is a must-have staple at our house. We use it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks too!

Dawn April 1, 2013, 1:32 pm


Amy April 1, 2013, 1:51 pm

My go to pantry item is parmesan cheese. If something is tasting not quite right, I almost always add some parm to it to zazz it up. Love it!!

Kerri April 1, 2013, 2:09 pm

My Fav pantry item is kosher salt. I didn’t use it before except when I made steamed edemame. How did I ever use any other salt?! Thanks for helping me change my ways!

Trina April 1, 2013, 9:05 pm

I would love to have my pantry stocked!
I feel like I am learning how to do this organized, meal planning cooking thing…

Go to items are Garlic for sure and dill…

Sara April 2, 2013, 12:14 am

My “go to” pantry item is brown rice. It is so easy to make and goes well with many meals. I’m loving the fresh 20. Keep the yummy Healthy recipies coming!

Tonya McCurdy April 2, 2013, 4:54 am

My go to pantry item is olive oil. I love cooking with it, drizzling it on my veggies when I roast them and as a dressing with balasmic vinegar on a salad. I don’t use bottle d dressing anymore.

Kiena April 2, 2013, 9:23 am

Garlic- it makes everything tastier!

Manda April 2, 2013, 1:12 pm

My husband is from Pakistan, and we always have lots of spices on hand, especially Garam Masala. Each of us even has our favorite brand (mine is Frontier Organics, his is Shan). In addition to using it in Indian-Pakistani cooking, garam masala is the secret to my delicious vegan red beans and rice!

Kendi April 2, 2013, 10:03 pm

I think my go-to item would have to be any type of cheese… Or corn tortilla chips… Or pasta. Especially when I’m slacking/being lazy and not following my meal plan, I tend to gravitate toward one of those three things to make up a quick meal or snack.

Anne April 3, 2013, 11:26 am

basil, broth, tomato sauce and pasta.

John April 3, 2013, 12:42 pm

My go to item is fresh garlic. I can add that to anything!

beth anne April 3, 2013, 12:43 pm

go to pantry items? nutritional yeast flakes, tofu, syrupy balsamic vinegar and good veggie stock.

susan smoaks April 3, 2013, 12:43 pm

peanut butter is a go to pantry item in our house and cereal too!

Marianne April 3, 2013, 12:44 pm

Def Balsamic vinaigrette

suzanne monteiro April 3, 2013, 12:44 pm

black beans

Eve April 3, 2013, 12:45 pm

Greek seasoning, fresh garlic and olive oil. Enhances ANYTHING you make

Scott April 3, 2013, 12:45 pm

My go to items are garlic and onion.

Jennifer April 3, 2013, 12:46 pm

Garlic and ginger!

Sue M April 3, 2013, 12:46 pm

Chicken stock – use it for brown rice, quinoa, sauces, anything needing liquid

Allie Motherway April 3, 2013, 12:46 pm

Orzo, olive oil, sundried tomato and garlic

Lisa April 3, 2013, 12:47 pm


S Kay DeGroot April 3, 2013, 12:47 pm

My go to pantry items are garlic and onions!

Amanda April 3, 2013, 12:47 pm

Coconut Oil, Chicken Broth, Salt, Sweet Corn

Ashley April 3, 2013, 12:48 pm

Brown rice

Linda S. April 3, 2013, 12:48 pm

I always keep veggie stock on hand.

JJT April 3, 2013, 12:48 pm

Cream Cheese

dr April 3, 2013, 12:49 pm

olive oil

Sandie Aliprantis April 3, 2013, 12:50 pm

I use fresh garlic to give my dinners an extra kick.

Alexis Hilgert April 3, 2013, 12:50 pm

Garlic Salt! I love it!!!

Amanda Black April 3, 2013, 12:52 pm

I need pasta and tomatoes!

Mari April 3, 2013, 12:52 pm

Canned pinto beans for chili, tacos, salads and more!

shea April 3, 2013, 12:52 pm

My go-to item is coconut milk! From chicken dishes to dessert to a coffee creamer when I’m out of milk (yes, really), there is NOTHING coconut cream can’t do!

valerie dykstra April 3, 2013, 12:53 pm

My go to items are my spices. Garlic, salt, pepper, rosemary, paprika. I love them all.

Johannah April 3, 2013, 12:53 pm


Scott Porch April 3, 2013, 12:54 pm

Maldron sea salt for sure.

Dayna April 3, 2013, 12:54 pm

Pasta has been the mainstay go-to-ingredient for many meals, planned and last minute, in my home for many years

Diana April 3, 2013, 12:55 pm

I use a lot of ground flax and nutritional yeast in my cooking! I always have back-up supplies!

bernardina sims April 3, 2013, 12:55 pm

I always have to have olive oil in my pantry!

Michelle Archer April 3, 2013, 12:56 pm

Rosemary. Love it in almost anything. Sprinkled over roasted veggies it makes the house smell wonderful.

Dana April 3, 2013, 12:56 pm

We love garlic. My husband grows it so we always have fresh garlic on hand.

I’m always looking for ways to cook healthier.

Jennifer Eubanks April 3, 2013, 12:57 pm

My go-to pantry item is cans of chiles in adobo sauce…add them to seafood stews or simple mussel recipes, or your favorite taco recipe. They are a healthy and inexpensive way to liven up your favorite recipes!

anthea guibas April 3, 2013, 12:58 pm

garlic and more garlic!!!!

anthea guibas April 3, 2013, 12:59 pm

garlic and more garlic

Jennifer April 3, 2013, 12:59 pm

Olive Oil and chicken broth

Carinda April 3, 2013, 1:00 pm

Favorite pantry item is a homemade dijon dressing I make. It goes with EVERYTHING!

Other than that… garlic! 😀

Tina K. April 3, 2013, 1:00 pm

My go to pantry item is pasta. So versatile!

Rhonda April 3, 2013, 1:02 pm

Pasta and olive oil!!

CharityS April 3, 2013, 1:02 pm

Flour is my go to pantry item.

Pamela J April 3, 2013, 1:03 pm

Olive Oil

Becky April 3, 2013, 1:03 pm

chicken broth

Gail Goodrick April 3, 2013, 1:03 pm

Olive oil and balsamic vinegar!

Annette April 3, 2013, 1:04 pm

Muir Glen tomatoes are my go-to pantry items.

Rita Wray April 3, 2013, 1:05 pm

Olive Oil

Nadia April 3, 2013, 1:05 pm

Tomato sauce (plain). I use it for meatloaf, pecadillo, fidello, Mexican rice, pasta sauce, everything! What an exciting giveaway – thanks!!

Heather Grady April 3, 2013, 1:06 pm

Nutritional yeast!

Jaceetoo April 3, 2013, 1:06 pm

My pantry staples are kosher salt, olive oil and garlic powder.

Marika April 3, 2013, 1:07 pm

Buttermilk – for biscuits, pancakes, salad dressing and especially for tenderizing chicken.

Monica Powell April 3, 2013, 1:08 pm

My go to item is Olive Oil

Janet April 3, 2013, 1:08 pm

Chicken Broth!

Rita a April 3, 2013, 1:08 pm


Rick April 3, 2013, 1:09 pm

My go to pantry item is salsa. The kids love it on everything!

Darci Bartlett April 3, 2013, 1:10 pm

My go to item in my pantry is usually rice! so easy to cook and so versatile. the other item would be my seasonings.

Laura Sovine April 3, 2013, 1:10 pm

I want to stock my pantry w/ all your great suggestions! Thank you!

Dorothy April 3, 2013, 1:11 pm

Kirkland (Costco) Organic Gluten Free Chicken Stock!

Kate April 3, 2013, 1:12 pm

My go to pantry item is diced tomatoes with oregano – goes well with so many items!

Tom Ferro April 3, 2013, 1:13 pm

Olive oil is the key item, go-to for so many things, a healthy ingredient.

Charlie Boucher April 3, 2013, 1:13 pm

Cheddar Cheese will do it!

Nat Green April 3, 2013, 1:14 pm

harissa spice

Nina river April 3, 2013, 1:14 pm

Chicken broth and white wine

bn100 April 3, 2013, 1:15 pm

chicken stock

NancyM April 3, 2013, 1:16 pm

Chicken broth and sea salt

ai April 3, 2013, 1:16 pm

i need soy sauce….always in my pantry.

julia gross April 3, 2013, 1:16 pm


David April 3, 2013, 1:17 pm

Kosher Salt, Olive Oil, Korean Chili Flake

Christine S April 3, 2013, 1:17 pm

macadamia nut oil

Marcy Shuler April 3, 2013, 1:18 pm

My favorite spice is cumin, but I also love fresh garlic!

Denise DiFalco April 3, 2013, 1:18 pm


Gregory April 3, 2013, 1:18 pm

Our go-to pantry item is Truffle Oil. It’s great to jazz up egg, potato, and pasta dishes. Adds a bit of decadence.

Joylyne April 3, 2013, 1:19 pm

Chocolate and sugar are my pantry go to’s.

Kristi April 3, 2013, 1:19 pm

Can’t live without peanut butter in pantry!

robin lilling April 3, 2013, 1:22 pm

love love garlic and fresh olive oil

RJ L. April 3, 2013, 1:22 pm

Pasta is my go to pantry item

Paul C April 3, 2013, 1:23 pm

I never really used kosher salt until I started getting into Fresh 20 – now it’s a requirement!

Gina April 3, 2013, 1:23 pm

Pasta. It is a great meal stretcher.

kay milne April 3, 2013, 1:24 pm

My favorite pantry ingredient is pasta – can always add whatever fresh veggies, some cheese and olive oil for a great meal.

Erin April 3, 2013, 1:24 pm

My pantry staple is beans! Black, white, cannelini, garbanzo, pinto, aduki — doesn’t matter, they truly go with everything.

Emily April 3, 2013, 1:26 pm

It’s hard to pick just one favorite pantry item, I always keep freshly milled grits, dried pastas, quinoa, Pacific organic chicken stock, plus tons of spices.

Amy April 3, 2013, 1:27 pm

olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Mems Bicking April 3, 2013, 1:27 pm

My go to item would be good Olive oil!!!

Amy April 3, 2013, 1:29 pm

I cannot live without smoked paprika!! It gives such an earthy, warm, smokey taste to, well, everything! I put it on veggies, meats, even my grilled cheese sandwiches!

Yasemin April 3, 2013, 1:29 pm

Olive oil!

Michelle S April 3, 2013, 1:32 pm

pinto beans! we make up a batch on the weekend and use them all week for meals.

Sandra Boen April 3, 2013, 1:34 pm

White rice and pasta!!

Shayla April 3, 2013, 1:35 pm

Chicken and beef broth. I love to make many different kinds of homemade soups.

Sarena Marvin April 3, 2013, 1:36 pm

My go to item is brown rice and wheatberries

Arik Issan April 3, 2013, 1:37 pm

So many things to choose from. Sugar. goes with coffee, cakes, cookies, muffins…

Tallulah A. Scribbles April 3, 2013, 1:39 pm

Chicken broth and rice.

Joseph April 3, 2013, 1:39 pm

What a way to cook!

Ruth Underwood April 3, 2013, 1:40 pm

Black beans, rice and hard-boiled eggs!

Ruth Underwood April 3, 2013, 1:41 pm

Black Beans, Rice, and Hard-boiled Eggs!

Anie April 3, 2013, 1:41 pm

Rice and soba noodles

KittyPride April 3, 2013, 1:42 pm

Chicken broth is my go to, great stuff!

donna wiederhold April 3, 2013, 1:44 pm

soy sauce makes most things great

james arnold April 3, 2013, 1:45 pm

Pasta, pasta and pasta

amy dendy April 3, 2013, 1:46 pm

driscolls berries and soup

Charles Biache April 3, 2013, 1:47 pm

Italian dressing, sea salt,, small pasta like orzo, ditalini, garlic , and more..

Kelley April 3, 2013, 1:49 pm

Tetra pak tomatoes!

Bruce Brown April 3, 2013, 1:49 pm

Penzey’s Sandwich Sprinkle: sandwiches; veggies; pizza; pastas all taste better with a dash of it.

Stephanie Smith April 3, 2013, 1:50 pm

My go to item is rice.

Susan P. April 3, 2013, 1:50 pm

#thefresh20cookbook My favorite pantry essentials are EVOO and canned tomatoes.

Linda April 3, 2013, 1:51 pm

I always use Low Sodium Chicken Broth to cook basics like brown rice, whole wheat pasta, vegetables, etc.

Margot S. April 3, 2013, 1:53 pm

Organic broth, coconut milk and couscous.

Suzanne April 3, 2013, 1:55 pm


mark rhem April 3, 2013, 1:56 pm

would love to win!!!

Linda Royer April 3, 2013, 1:58 pm

Rice is used the most from my pantry.

Laura C April 3, 2013, 2:01 pm

Congrats on the latest book! My go to items in the pantry are fruit rollups, Trader Joe’s granola bars, and juice boxes.

Janet N April 3, 2013, 2:01 pm

My go to pantry item is cream of chicken soup. You can make just about any casserole with that soup.

erin friedman April 3, 2013, 2:02 pm

Cocoa. Canned tomatoes. Not in the same dish, of course.

Mikki Cross April 3, 2013, 2:03 pm

My favorite go-to item in my pantry is Monari Federzoni Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I cook, bake & fry just about anything with it.

Anne Kuhn April 3, 2013, 2:04 pm

Love to read about whats in the pantry.

Stacy April 3, 2013, 2:06 pm

Olive oil and pasta are my pantry staples.

Jules April 3, 2013, 2:06 pm

my go-to pantry items are coconut oil and cinnamon 🙂

Denise Yanez April 3, 2013, 2:09 pm

My go-to pantry items is my Mrs. Dash salt-free seasoning, it’s a taste-saver for sure! #thefresh20cookbook

Erin April 3, 2013, 2:09 pm

You can never go wrong with avocado!

Susan S April 3, 2013, 2:10 pm

Stonewall Kitchens garlic jam. I love it with just about everything.

charles d. April 3, 2013, 2:12 pm

fresh pressed olive oil, coconut oil and cinnamon are my go to pantry items!

Tina April 3, 2013, 2:12 pm

My go to item is beans….so versatile

Kirsten April 3, 2013, 2:12 pm

Pasta. As long as I have that I can make anything.

Catherine A. McClarey April 3, 2013, 2:14 pm

Minced dried onion (AKA “dried onion bits”) – it jazzes up so many dishes, and it keeps better than fresh onions (if you don’t use onions as an ingredient of every meal). When I can get Penzeys spices, I also love their dried chopped shallots, which can be used the same way as minced dried onion, but have slightly more “kick”, and can also be substituted for minced garlic when I (or my notoriously sensitive stomach) want a milder flavor.

Allison Campbell April 3, 2013, 2:15 pm

Sun-dried tomatoes and dried porcini mushrooms – they add so much flavor to anything.

CrystalGB April 3, 2013, 2:17 pm

Wheat pasta; ranch dressing mix; pizza sauce and chicken broth.

Jackie Wisherd April 3, 2013, 2:19 pm

My go-to is olive oil and kosher salt. Your book sounds great.

sarah April 3, 2013, 2:20 pm

pantry essentials- canned tomatoes, white rice, and black beans!!!

Claire M. April 3, 2013, 2:20 pm

#thefresh20cookbook I always use seasoning salt (little bit of salt plus a range of seasoning) for any meat or veggies I cook, it adds wonderful flavor! 🙂

Darcy April 3, 2013, 2:21 pm

My go to item is flour: daily for making bread, crackers, as an ingredient in almost any meal! I buy it in bulk and keep it in a glass container

Megan Maragakes April 3, 2013, 2:22 pm

Some of my “go-to” pantry items are Panko bread crumbs, kosher salt, Kitchen Basics chicken stock, and canned San Marzano tomatoes!!

Susan C. April 3, 2013, 2:23 pm

My go-to item is sesame seed oil. Its more flavorful than regular corn or vegetable oil and gives your recipe a wonderful Asian flair.

Nicole April 3, 2013, 2:24 pm

Trying to go gluten-free – so it used to be pasta – but now it’s lentils!

tony gobrick April 3, 2013, 2:24 pm

pasta, rice, white potatoes, sweet potatoes depending on what I feel like having.

Shelfishness April 3, 2013, 2:25 pm

My go-to pantry item(s) would have to be spice blends. With one addition to a recipe, I am able to transform a meal from blah to beautiful. One of my favorite spice blends would have to be Cajun seasoning (especially after visiting New Orleans) – it adds just enough zip to a meal.

Amy April 3, 2013, 2:29 pm

My go-to pantry item can’t be narrowed down to one thing!! I love using spices in my foods!! Chicken broth is a necessity! I would love to stock up!!

Diane W April 3, 2013, 2:30 pm

Beans almost any kind. Black beans, navy, pinto or kidney.

Dawn DeVinney April 3, 2013, 2:31 pm

Raw Local Honey is my latest go to pantry item … I am just now visiting local farmer’s markets and desperately trying to move from processed and fast foods. One step at a time … learning to choose wisely, learning new ways, learning to actually cook not re-heat.

Katie Saba April 3, 2013, 2:33 pm

Canola oil.

David Murray April 3, 2013, 2:34 pm

Pantry items are a hard choice–supply side is a small gage sifter for sure. Product side is either cumin seed or a mixture of achiote and arbol chile seasoning.

John Deal April 3, 2013, 2:35 pm

This is a great prize, Thank you.

Darlene Jensen April 3, 2013, 2:41 pm

wow I’M impressed

Will April 3, 2013, 2:45 pm

Canned Tuna

theresa n April 3, 2013, 2:45 pm

My go to item is cheese.

Rhonda Struthers April 3, 2013, 2:46 pm

My go to item are canned tomatoes.

Mark Sachs April 3, 2013, 2:47 pm

Garlic goes in an awful lot of things.

infinitieh April 3, 2013, 2:49 pm

kosher salt

Katy Manck (BooksYALove) April 3, 2013, 2:50 pm

Onions are a must-have at our house!

Jennifer Sakurai April 3, 2013, 2:51 pm

I always have both rice and pasta on hand because both are so versatile. Chicken stock, various vinegars, herbs/spices, rosemary (from outside), bananas, onions, garlic, ginger and shallots are ALWAYS on hand. And I couldn’t live without my wok!

Jennifer Essad April 3, 2013, 2:52 pm

Olive Oil is my very favorite pantry item

Melissa D April 3, 2013, 2:56 pm

I’m Greek… olive oil is a no-brainer!

sheryl April 3, 2013, 2:57 pm

olive oil! I’m uncomfortable if I don’t have several different types at once, and I’m loving our local olive mill’s products.

Marci April 3, 2013, 2:59 pm

My go to item would be my olive oil!

Marlene V. April 3, 2013, 3:00 pm

Olive oil, rice, chicken broth and canned tomatoes are my go to items

chrystal April 3, 2013, 3:06 pm

Organic garlic is a must have.

Ruthanne Corbin April 3, 2013, 3:07 pm

Balsamic vinegar – so many ways to use it!

michelle stiles April 3, 2013, 3:09 pm

I always have my seasoned canned tomatoes on hand. Add it to pasts and yummy meal ready in minutes

Carol April 3, 2013, 3:12 pm

One of my go-to items is oatmeal.

Dawn Scire April 3, 2013, 3:16 pm

Extra Virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and rosemary are all staples I can’t live without.

Rhianna April 3, 2013, 3:18 pm

Canned tomatoes, so versatile and kid friendly!

Pat April 3, 2013, 3:19 pm


Mary Ann April 3, 2013, 3:21 pm

Makes the trip to the local fresh produce market or stand a really interesting trip—-all those recipes make it that much MORE interesting——thanks for brightening up my summer

Maureen April 3, 2013, 3:21 pm

Everything looks great, but I will use the balsamic vinegar and broth right away.

Raquel Swayze April 3, 2013, 3:23 pm

garlic is my go to pantry iteam

Shawn April 3, 2013, 3:24 pm

My first item would have to be rice.


Diana Kaye April 3, 2013, 3:26 pm

I would have to say sea salt.

Shawn April 3, 2013, 3:27 pm

I commented on FB.


Nancy Myers April 3, 2013, 3:27 pm

#thefresh20cookbook can’t live without good pasta garlic and dried beans

Jackie April 3, 2013, 3:31 pm

I always have olive oil, garlic and pasta in my pantry.

Jeff April 3, 2013, 3:34 pm

Ginger with sesame oil

Shari April 3, 2013, 3:35 pm

Cream of chicken soup. So many ways to use it from sauces to soups, bases to toppers.

Janet April 3, 2013, 3:42 pm

3 pots on the windowsill–chives, basil, dill–will make even the simplest pasta, soup or egg dish taste wonderful!

Tiffany April 3, 2013, 3:47 pm

Coconut oil

Stanley Lindstadt April 3, 2013, 3:48 pm

I would love to get some good Gluten Free recipes.

Beverly O'Ferrall April 3, 2013, 3:56 pm

I was just looking at recipe sites to get some new and fresh ideas, then saw my email from you. Great timing, thank you!

Irina April 3, 2013, 3:56 pm

I would say grapeseed oil and sea salt

Jeff Easter April 3, 2013, 3:58 pm

Rotel canned diced tomatoes with jalepeno lime and cilantro

Nancy April 3, 2013, 4:02 pm

I love smoked paprika!

Hanna April 3, 2013, 4:05 pm

Pasta, olive oil, garlic

Kathryn Mackey April 3, 2013, 4:08 pm

Pasta olive oil garlic

Danielle April 3, 2013, 4:08 pm

My go-to item is a good olive oil!

Naomi April 3, 2013, 4:11 pm

I like to keep a jar of sun dried tomatoes with roasted garlic in my pantry. Makes everything better!

Daniel M April 3, 2013, 4:14 pm

my go to item is tomato sauce, can make a meal from anything with it

Angie Agerter April 3, 2013, 4:17 pm

Go to pantry item for me is black pepper or broth.

Gene April 3, 2013, 4:18 pm

My go to pantry item is Rao’s pasta sauce. It is a delicious quality pasta sauce that has a homemade taste and helps me save time when making dinner.

Krysten H April 3, 2013, 4:21 pm

My go-to pantry item is chickpeas. You can put them in anything.

Dicque Walz April 3, 2013, 4:27 pm

quinoa & coconut oil

Patricia April 3, 2013, 4:29 pm

My go to item in the pantry is extra virgin olive oil

Mary April 3, 2013, 4:43 pm

My go to item is Greek yogurt. Love it, love it.

Sharon Strickland April 3, 2013, 4:44 pm

What a great idea. My go to item in my pantry is the dijon mustard. Great for salad dressings and spiking up a sauce for pasta or vegetables.

john przybylowski April 3, 2013, 4:49 pm

always wanted to be a chef in my own kitchen

Amy Kelsey April 3, 2013, 5:00 pm


Marie April 3, 2013, 5:09 pm

Raos pasta sauce.

chris lange April 3, 2013, 5:09 pm

Go to item in pantry is extra virgin olive oil

Robin April 3, 2013, 5:11 pm


sherri crawford April 3, 2013, 5:22 pm

my go to item is chili powder such an easy way to add lots of flavor

Joseph Menard April 3, 2013, 5:27 pm

My go to pantry item is Pasta.

Sarah Craig April 3, 2013, 5:32 pm

My go to pantry item is my spice rack

Chris Y April 3, 2013, 5:38 pm

My pantry go to item is brown rice.

Kayleigh April 3, 2013, 5:39 pm

My go-to item is olive oil! Yum!

Shannon April 3, 2013, 5:42 pm

My go-to pantry item? Peanut butter.

Kathy Crooks April 3, 2013, 5:48 pm

This book would be of great value to anyone who does the cooking!

Nicole HQ April 3, 2013, 5:51 pm

My go-to pantry item is sunflower oil

jayson April 3, 2013, 5:55 pm

my got pantry item is garlic

Maureen April 3, 2013, 5:55 pm


Kai W. April 3, 2013, 5:57 pm

My go to pantry is ginger. I used it in everything that I cook.

Susan E. April 3, 2013, 5:58 pm

Matteo’s Salsa

Larry Kempf April 3, 2013, 5:59 pm

My go to pantry item is rice noodles for my Pho soup…

Laurie Walters April 3, 2013, 6:00 pm

Beans are my go-to pantry item!

Christine Freeman April 3, 2013, 6:03 pm

My go to pantry item is farro! I love it!

Limecello April 3, 2013, 6:06 pm

My go to pantry item is garlic powder for savory things. For sweets … vanilla extract. 😀

Marilyn April 3, 2013, 6:15 pm

I always have garbonzo beans on hand.

drew April 3, 2013, 6:15 pm

My go to pantry item is olive oil.

Joann Walton April 3, 2013, 6:24 pm

Go to item is chicken stock and sweet onions

chris v April 3, 2013, 6:37 pm

chicken stock

Diane Sallans April 3, 2013, 6:40 pm

always have to have pasta around – can make a sauce out of many things

Kay Martin April 3, 2013, 6:42 pm

I try to always keep a variety of oils and pastas on hand. I can always throw together something that way, using some fresh veggies.

Mark April 3, 2013, 6:42 pm

Great idea. Pantry is never without good ev olive oil

Ann April 3, 2013, 6:47 pm

For sure my go to item is Virgin olive oil .I cook everything with it.

Richard James April 3, 2013, 6:49 pm

My overall go to item would have to be extra virgin olive oil. It is extremely beneficial and very versatile.

Linda April 3, 2013, 6:50 pm

My go-to item is dillweed. Does so much for so much.

MindyH April 3, 2013, 6:52 pm

I have several go to items but the one that rarely makes it back into the pantry is my Urfa chili powder! Amazing with everything and I give it as gifts to others.

theresa April 3, 2013, 6:56 pm

I can’t make anything without balsamic vinegar! Quick vinny, deglaze my pan, toss with fruit and sugar, or add to tomato sauce….yum!

Beth C. April 3, 2013, 7:01 pm

My go-to item is olive oil!

Lisa M April 3, 2013, 7:01 pm

My go to item would have to be cans of diced tomatoes

Jen April 3, 2013, 7:03 pm

My favorite pantry item is french fleur de sel, from the Camargue — I first found it in a regular french grocery store years ago, and now whenever friends or family visit France,
I ask them to bring some back for me! (it’s available in the states too, but it’s cheaper, and more fun for the shopper, to look for it in France)

Sara K. April 3, 2013, 7:04 pm

My go to item is pasta.

Rust April 3, 2013, 7:09 pm

My go to pantry item is good olive oil.

Kori Lewis April 3, 2013, 7:16 pm

My go to pantry item lately is whole wheat flour.

manuel montoya April 3, 2013, 7:19 pm

My go to is olive oil.

Cristy Ridey April 3, 2013, 7:21 pm

My go to item is pasta

Katie April 3, 2013, 7:22 pm

Canned tomatoes! Olive oil!

Melody Charlton April 3, 2013, 7:26 pm

My go to pantry item is honey–I use it to sweeten everything from drinks and smoothies to ham to salads and veggies

marcie April 3, 2013, 7:35 pm

my go to item is pasta

John Daviduke April 3, 2013, 7:56 pm

Pasta and Cheese

Virginia Campbell April 3, 2013, 7:56 pm

A favorite ingredient that I keep on hand at all times is canned tomatoes. The diced tomatoes and sliced stewed tomatoes are my favorites. Canned tomatoes come plain, with green chilies, with Italian or Mexican seasoning, and in a variety of forms and can sizes. Colorful, delicious, and so convenient!

Cindy Bowling April 3, 2013, 8:00 pm

My go to is pasta

Sunnie April 3, 2013, 8:01 pm

My pantry item is pasta.

Brandy B April 3, 2013, 8:04 pm

Pasta Sauces, Olive Oil, Chicken & Beef Broth & different pastas are my go to pantry items.

Kae Collins April 3, 2013, 8:05 pm

Smoked paprika! Can’t live without it. Smoky greens with white beans, paella, egg salad, vegan mushroom stroganoff…it’s my go-to secret extra special something.

Crystal Bess April 3, 2013, 8:09 pm


Becky Cole April 3, 2013, 8:12 pm

a whisk

metimoteo April 3, 2013, 8:21 pm

My go-to pantry item is black pepper.

Diana Devlin April 3, 2013, 8:25 pm

I always keep quinoa, fresh tomoatoes, organic gluten-free vegetable broth and beans in stock for a quick, healthy, vegan meal #thefresh20cookbook

gracie April 3, 2013, 8:27 pm

my go to item is Chicken Stock

richelle s April 3, 2013, 8:30 pm

I always have pasta and sauce in my cabinets. An easy and delicious dinner on those busy nights after work.

Amy April 3, 2013, 8:34 pm

We always have Royal Basmati Rice in our pantry.

Jade Walker April 3, 2013, 8:36 pm

My go-to pantry item is eggs. Followed by sugar, flour, olive oil, pasta and canned tuna.

Natalie J Vandenberghe April 3, 2013, 8:57 pm

You can always find pasta in my pantry. I like to keep it on hand because it can be used to create a quick meal and it is so versatile.
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Rebecca Pint April 3, 2013, 8:58 pm

My go to pantry item is cereal.

Alexander S. April 3, 2013, 8:59 pm


Kim April 3, 2013, 9:08 pm

Has to be red chili peppers

marinda watson April 3, 2013, 9:17 pm

go to item most definitely some type of broth!!!!

Valli Irvine April 3, 2013, 9:28 pm

short grain brown rice

kandice April 3, 2013, 9:31 pm


Linda Rorex April 3, 2013, 9:43 pm

Hershey’s Cocoa powder

Jo Rieker April 3, 2013, 10:03 pm

Fresh garlic

samantha mutone April 3, 2013, 10:09 pm

garlic salt is my go to pantry item. I don’t know why, but I love it.

Linda Birdsell April 3, 2013, 10:10 pm

I always have pasta in my pantry!

Lucy April 3, 2013, 10:16 pm

My go-to ingredient is top-quality vanilla – it makes all my baked goods sing!

carrie obrien April 3, 2013, 10:24 pm

My go-to ingredients are Quinoa, Quinoa pasta, Organic Romaine and Goat cheese.

Amity April 3, 2013, 10:31 pm

You can always find oatmeal in my pantry…healthy, versatile, and delicious!

meme April 3, 2013, 10:36 pm

mine is mushrooms I use them alot

DENISE SHOOK April 3, 2013, 11:08 pm

My go to items is chicken stock…if I had to pick just one. I bu alot and I use alot..almost daily in various dishes.

Deborah April 3, 2013, 11:23 pm

Condiments…..can’t live without them.

amber clark April 3, 2013, 11:24 pm

lets see how about cumino and any kind of rice

Susan Craig April 4, 2013, 1:06 am

We always have hot sauce – several different kinds.

David Eckels April 4, 2013, 2:10 am

garlic powder

Dagmar Finch April 4, 2013, 2:42 am

If I don’t know what I want – Pasta is always in my pantry and is so versatile, how could you live without it?

lorie liest April 4, 2013, 2:57 am

I have a very small pantry as I have a very small kitchen, but it would be nice to be able to have good things in it instead of boxed and canned stuff.

Andrew April 4, 2013, 3:20 am

Tins and tins of tomatoes and garlic paste and pasta.

Nicole D. April 4, 2013, 4:25 am

Coconut oil, vanilla paste, spices, lemons!

Carrie April 4, 2013, 4:42 am

My go to pantry item is definitely nuts of all kinds!

Meredith Peters April 4, 2013, 4:48 am

This is the most wonderful idea! Accumulating all the best, healthy and flavorfull foods into a time saving and creative place for me!

Sandra April 4, 2013, 5:04 am

Love all kinds of oatmeal!

Emily Perry April 4, 2013, 5:24 am

Olive oil! Also spices and basmati rice!

Helen Mc Auley April 4, 2013, 5:27 am

I go to my pantry for ginger, garlic and spices all combined in one easy glass jar.

Maria Garzone April 4, 2013, 5:28 am

Various types of Pasta.

Kelly O'Connor April 4, 2013, 5:32 am

My go to pantry item is short grain brown rice. It cooks up wonderfully in the rice cooker, and is something I always have on hand.

Elizabeth April 4, 2013, 5:33 am

We always have olive iol, vinegar, garlic and onion powder.

Beverly April 4, 2013, 5:57 am

Garlic. Olive oil. Home-canned tomatoes.

Kerri April 4, 2013, 5:58 am

My go to item is fresh basil. The smell wakes up my kitchen & adds a little something to almost any dish!

JJ April 4, 2013, 6:10 am

My pantry “go-to” item is pasta!!

Laura April 4, 2013, 6:13 am

California Olive Ranch EVOO, Fresh Garlic, Brown Rice, and a variety of spices.

Justin April 4, 2013, 6:14 am

My go-to pantry item: any of my Penzy’s spices, they’re the absolute best!

Michele De Scisciolo April 4, 2013, 6:27 am

My go to pantry item is italian spice made by McCormick. It is a great flavor for lots of meals.

Kim Leite April 4, 2013, 6:41 am

My go to pantry items are soy sauce and adobo.

Jody Stephens April 4, 2013, 7:01 am

My pantry is empty!!!

Angela April 4, 2013, 7:07 am


Jessica April 4, 2013, 7:16 am

Canned tomatoes!Black beans! So much you can make with both 🙂

Kristi S. April 4, 2013, 7:20 am

We use a lot of diced tomatoes when we cook…I like to cook with any kind of bean but then again, when we cook beans in raw form, we always throw in canned tomatoes!!

Tanya Ayzikovich April 4, 2013, 7:28 am

My go to pantry item is my lemon pepper and my smoked salt

Shamika April 4, 2013, 8:00 am

I really wish I’m the lucky one because these four kids can eat and i dont always have coupons!

Steve in Colorado April 4, 2013, 8:24 am

I have a row of shelves on both sides of the kitchen window. There’s lots of fresh herbs. Fresh basil is unbeatable.

Marg Z April 4, 2013, 8:25 am

Beans, rice, and canned meat. These items can go a long way in feeding a family and are extremely versatile.

Brittany h April 4, 2013, 9:01 am

My go to pantry items are black pepper, black beans, and rice.

Danielle Hurd April 4, 2013, 9:39 am

My go-to pantry item is vinegar, great for cooking and cleaning!

Laura April 4, 2013, 9:46 am

Pasta, canned chicken, garlic

Kathy April 4, 2013, 9:53 am


Teri April 4, 2013, 10:01 am

Whole wheat pasta.

Anne T. April 4, 2013, 12:27 pm

Olive oil, garlic powder, pasta.

Ben April 4, 2013, 10:02 am

Olive oil! We buy it a gallon at a time!

Michael Bird April 4, 2013, 10:27 am

My go to pantry item would be several different kinds of extra virgin olive oil.

Cassandra Early April 4, 2013, 10:33 am

any type of canned tomato,rice and noodles

Kim Akers April 4, 2013, 10:55 am

So excited about this book! And the chance to win a pantry full of goodies? Even more excited about that!

Eric W April 4, 2013, 10:59 am

My pantry go-to item is almost always rice.

jessica cook April 4, 2013, 11:08 am

My pantry go to item is tomato sauce.

Pat Freely April 4, 2013, 11:23 am

Just moved, pantry empty except for dog food, pasta and rice.

Regina Schantz April 4, 2013, 12:10 pm

Kirkland Brand (costco) Minced California Garlic. I put it in almost everything!

Arin Dickson April 4, 2013, 12:35 pm

I have to have herbs and spices available for any night of cooking!

Shawn April 4, 2013, 1:13 pm

flour and yeast, because then I can always make bread, and never go hungry….

Linda S April 4, 2013, 1:28 pm

Pasta is my go to pantry item. Versatile, easy, and loved by all!

Luana April 4, 2013, 1:38 pm

Go to pantry item….. olive oil

barb s. April 4, 2013, 1:53 pm

Pasta sauce. Nothing like a pasta dinner with garlic bread

kathy April 4, 2013, 1:56 pm

I;m moving so i need everything for my pantry

Elizabeth C. April 4, 2013, 3:16 pm

My go to pantry item: Olive oil

Mark W April 4, 2013, 3:23 pm

My go-to item is nutty bars!!

Julie G April 4, 2013, 3:51 pm

Olive oil and quinoa!

Angela April 4, 2013, 4:06 pm

My go to item in my pantry would be my ENTIRE spice collection. You have really helped me build it since subscribing to your amazing service. Couldn’t tell you enough how pleased we are with the quality of the meals. You ROCK!

Jenny sanders April 4, 2013, 4:37 pm

I eat cinnamon on my oatmeal every morning so my go-to item is the cinnamon! Crossing my fingers since I just bought a new place!!

VW April 4, 2013, 4:40 pm

This is a great idea! I recently relocated and now my once well-stocked pantry is now severely lacking.

VW April 4, 2013, 4:40 pm

Oh, yeah – enter me, please!

Jill April 4, 2013, 5:17 pm

My go to pantry item would be my spices, I don’t like using much salt, but I frequently use a grind of black pepper in several dishes.

nfmgirl April 4, 2013, 5:55 pm

Extra virgin olive oil is my go-to item! I can’t live without it!

Mary W April 4, 2013, 7:58 pm

My go-to pantry item is canned tomatoes. I use them in everything!

Sandy Brazeau April 4, 2013, 8:20 pm

Tomato soup, tomato sauce, kidney beans, cream of mushroom soup, tuna, saltine crackers, gravy, diced tomatoes, are always stockpiled.

Tova April 4, 2013, 8:43 pm

I love pizza sauce!

Payal April 4, 2013, 9:34 pm

Fire roasted tomatoes

Pauline April 4, 2013, 10:38 pm

olive oil, pasta, canned tuna

Laura Sovine April 5, 2013, 4:56 am

Please enter me to win Pack the Pantry! Thank you! Your book sounds awesome!

Susan Kiers April 5, 2013, 5:04 am

My pantry go to item is olive oil.

Misty Viscarri April 5, 2013, 5:36 am

Canned crushed tomatoes.

Ashley April 5, 2013, 7:15 am

Olive oil, pasta, Italian herbs

Brandi Goolsby April 5, 2013, 9:04 am

Canned white cannellini beans!

Beth April 5, 2013, 9:31 am

Vinegar – I keep white, red wine and balsamic on hand at all times. I use vinegar for the classics of course (salads of different types) but also add it to pre-made soups, marinade chicken in it, and add it to other things I’m cooking.

Heather April 5, 2013, 11:24 am

Chopped, dried veggies-like celery, onion, carrot, garlic, peppers, even squash. With that and canned or dried stock you can have soup from no ingredients at all! And it saves trips to the grocery store for half an onion of a stalk of celery.

Katie Prettyman April 5, 2013, 11:34 am

Love Bob’s Red Mill =)

Rian April 5, 2013, 11:40 am

My favorite part of my pantry is my dried bean collection… I had to label them a month of so back because I realized I didn’t know what all of them were just by looking at them. I also use a lot of garlic!

SALLY April 5, 2013, 12:41 pm


Melissa April 5, 2013, 12:43 pm

Spices! Especially garlic basil oregano and freshly ground pepper

Liz April 5, 2013, 2:35 pm

Home canned tomato sauce

Kristi April 5, 2013, 2:57 pm

we always try to have whole-grain spaghetti noodles and olive oil in our pantry.

nicola b April 5, 2013, 5:06 pm

we always have chicken stock on hand…you can use it for so many things

Keiko Zoll April 5, 2013, 7:33 pm

Shallots, butter and smoked paprika are our go-to pantry items and staples here in the Team Zoll household!

Lili April 5, 2013, 7:39 pm

I couldn’t live without my EVOO.

Justine April 5, 2013, 7:48 pm

Black beans! They are so versatile. I also always have a lots of whole grains/nuts/seeds in mason jars, so I can throw together a vegetarian dinner at a moment’s notice! Coconut milk gets a lot of play, too. 🙂

Nancy H April 5, 2013, 7:55 pm

I love Greek seasoning. It gives such a great flavor to a variety of foods, especially pork. The other favorite is crushed pepper. It adds such great flavor to almost every food.

Patty April 5, 2013, 8:00 pm

Olive oil, vegetable or chicken broth, and whole wheat noodles are my go to in my pantry. Seriously, since starting thefresh20.com, that is all I use my pantry for – with the exception of the occasional beans. If I were to snapshot my pantry…you would see a ton of packaged foods we no longer use. I think I need to give the food to the food bank.

Michelle April 5, 2013, 8:10 pm

Right now it’s honey! My kids go through it like crazy, and it’s a great sweetener. Plus, it’s helping with my daughter’s cough.

Ann MG April 5, 2013, 8:21 pm

For me it’s noodles; for my kids, rice. Add a little sauce to either one and we can make a meal out of it.

Emily Ibanez April 5, 2013, 8:35 pm

My go to pantry item? While I do love my vinegars and spices, the speed and versitility of couscous cannot be be beaten!

Jennifer Hardin April 5, 2013, 9:20 pm

I love my olive oil!

Mrs. Pear Tree April 5, 2013, 10:13 pm

Here are some of my newer pantry staples that I’m loving, which are pantry staples directly because of The Fresh 20: kosher salt, fresh garlic, herbs de provence, grape seed oil, white wine vinegar and paprika. Some of them have graced our pantry before joining you, but were NEVER used! Thanks 🙂

Kristen B April 5, 2013, 10:35 pm

Olive oil or grape seed oil.

Beth T. April 6, 2013, 2:53 am

Minced garlic, red pepper flakes, pasta, olive oil. That is my “Go To” pasta–perfect for a quick dinner, the thing I make when I’m too tired to cook but know I should eat. It is comfort food and I keep it on hand so as to avoid a trip to the grocery store.

Micki T April 6, 2013, 3:04 am

My go to ingredient is TONS of freshly ground black pepper!!

Callie April 6, 2013, 3:31 am

Olive oil in a condiment bottle…lives right on the counter next to the stove 🙂

Amy Mireku April 6, 2013, 5:16 am

My go to is actually in the fridge. I always have tofu on hand as it is a back-up food for my girls. If they try something and don’t like it, they can have back-up tofu. They will eat it plain either cold or warmed in the microwave.

Kat April 6, 2013, 5:33 am

So many things you can do with Quinoa….a new must have!

Heather April 6, 2013, 5:43 am

Olive Oil, noodles – can make so many things with both!

Coral April 6, 2013, 9:09 am

I love my dried oregano, basil and thyme. I grow a fresh supply every year and use them in all my soups.

Christy April 6, 2013, 9:42 am

I try to always keep my pantry stocked with EVOO, grapeseed oil, chicken broth, dried beans & whole grain pasta.

Jen W April 6, 2013, 11:11 am

I find whenever I’m cooking either for my family or just for myself, I always go to my Olive oil, black pepper and garden grown garlic. Perfect to flavour any dish from eggs to pasta sauce.

Stacie M April 6, 2013, 1:44 pm

Ooo, tough one. I have to go with diced tomatoes or my olive oil!

Marie Muckey April 6, 2013, 2:02 pm

Thanks so much for the great giveaway. My go to item in my pantry is my olive oil, I use it for everything. Tweet, Commented on FB and re-pinned on pinterest thanks again #thefresh20cookbook

Connie Sahn April 6, 2013, 2:24 pm

I use a lot of black pepper.

Krissy April 6, 2013, 7:40 pm

Natural peanut butter, balsamic vinegar

Dorothy B April 6, 2013, 8:41 pm

My go to pantry item is a can of French potatoes
I use it when preparing salads

Marilea Jaeger April 6, 2013, 9:48 pm

Grapeseed Oil is great!
Please let me take this opportunity to say that we LOVE your recipes!!!!!
The Spring Chicken Fricassee was soooo delicious!!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for the grocery lists that are arranged so conveniently.
My husband is really on board too! He’s helping in the kitchen more than ever before.
Keep up the good work!

Tracey Zara April 7, 2013, 8:13 am

I love Lucini brand olive oil and balsamic vinegar!

Louis April 7, 2013, 8:50 am

Pasta and rice.

Meryl April 7, 2013, 8:50 am


ct April 7, 2013, 9:22 am

chick peas!

Chris Koenig April 7, 2013, 11:42 am

Go to items: extra Virgin olive oil and fresh ginger 🙂 thanks for exposing me to it all!

Janet Evans April 7, 2013, 11:56 am

My go to item is canned beans.

Jo-Ann Brightman April 7, 2013, 12:44 pm

In my pantry I always have dried herbs, spices, canned tomatoes, extra virgin oliveoil, canola oil, some soups, canned and dried beans, pastas and potato buds.

nosogirl April 7, 2013, 3:54 pm

my go to pantry item is low sodium canned tomatoes because they are easy to use in so many recipes.

Kirsten April 7, 2013, 6:10 pm

I always keep a jar of Spice World minced garlic on hand. I discovered it a year ago and am addicted! Using 1 tsp. to replace each clove in Fresh 20 recipes takes the smell, mess and time out of mincing my own garlic. Garlic is nature’s antibiotic too!

LL April 7, 2013, 6:32 pm

Olive oil

Shy April 7, 2013, 6:34 pm


L Cavalletta April 7, 2013, 7:02 pm

Herbs and spices are my go to pantry sensation 🙂

Eliza Evans April 8, 2013, 4:43 am

My go-to pantry items are the two drawers I have that are stuffed full of spices! I can make pretty much any type of cuisine I am in the mood for.

Ruth April 8, 2013, 7:05 am

Mrs Dash – we use it on everything!

Julie M April 8, 2013, 9:41 am

My go to has to be herbs and spices – I have an herb garden in the yard that supplies rosemary, sage, and thyme year round but will dry those to keep for times when fresh isn’t available or love the Penzey’s spices for fill ins!! thanks for the gluten free recipes!!!

denise April 8, 2013, 9:54 am

canned tomatoes are a great pantry staple