The Essential Pantry

The Essential Pantry

Streamline Your Ingredients, Simplify Your Meals
Maggie Green, photographs by Sarah Jane Sanders
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-68435-042-1
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For many home cooks, it can be a challenge to find the time, money, and ingredients to enjoy preparing a meal. Imagine a cookbook where you didn’t have to shop for expensive ingredients in unusual places or use them only once. Imagine a cookbook where you knew you had all the dry goods you needed to prepare quick and amazing recipes. Wouldn’t this change the way you think and feel about cooking?

Enter The Essential Pantry, the indispensable resource for cooks who want everyday recipes right at their fingertips, without the fuss of an extended shopping trip. Food and nutrition expert Maggie Green reveals the secret to her miraculous meal preparation routine: a well-stocked pantry. By bringing together a few fresh ingredients like meat, dairy, and produce with Green’s comprehensive list of easy-to-find, pantry-safe foods, you can prepare delicious recipes on time and within budget—without running to the store halfway through. Packed with amazing recipes like Greek-style green beans, zucchini and carrot pancakes, 10-minute flatbread pizza, spicy chicken asiago pasta, grilled pork chops with brown sugar brine, and Indian-spiced meatballs, The Essential Pantry will revolutionize the way you think and feel about cooking.

Author Bio

Maggie Green is a professionally trained chef, a food and nutrition expert, and a registered and licensed dietitian. After a career in clinical dietetics and food service management, Green opened the Green Apron Company, which specializes in culinary nutrition, food and nutrition writing, and recipe and cookbook development. She is author of Tasting Kentucky: Favorite Recipes from the Bluegrass State and The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook and editor of BakeWise and Joy of Cooking. Green lives in Ft. Wright, Kentucky, with her husband, their three children, and a shaggy dog also named Maggie.


“Say good-bye to take-out! With Maggie Green's unique concept and delicious recipes, even the busiest home cooks will discover the ease of making every meal delicious and all straight from the pantry.”
 — Abigail Johnson Dodge, author of The Everyday Baker

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Table of Contents


The Essential Pantry Concept

Sips and Small Plates





Supper and Savory Bowls

Cooking Equipment List