what cooking ingredients do you always keep on hand?

@guzalnur (136)
China
July 19, 2008 7:45am CST
i really enjoy cooking and i love finding new recipes.but it seems that when i find a recipe i really want to try,i'm missing alot of the ingredients. what ingredients do you stock up on and make sure you always have?
3 responses
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
19 Jul 08
I always say this to my wife: "Never mind if the fridge is empty, but don't leave me alone without my garlic." I can make a simple recipe without onions, tomatoes and others, but not without garlic in the kitchen. KEEP SMILING = NEIL
• Israel
19 Jul 08
I absolutely love pesto. It's all the garlic. Garlic is heaven. I use 3 or 4 heads a week. I make up bunch when they have the garlic harvest. It's out of this world. Unfortunately all the olive oil and cheese makes pesto really fattening. I'm on a diet and I am limiting my fat intake. I limit my pesto to pasta. but chopped basil on pizza or in the sauce is also good. As for tomato on pizza, I always put tomato slices on pizza. I also like eggplant on my pizza, but the pizza stands don't always have eggplant. Fried onion is also great on pizza.
@shelly43 (1197)
• Australia
19 Jul 08
i always have veggetta, steak spice these two can go in almost anything, and my olive oil for salads we love it in our salads.. hugssssssssssssssss
@mynurkiz (62)
• China
19 Jul 08
i always have organic extra wirgin olive oil on hand. it compliments so many recipes. i use it in everything that i can. oh and freash garlic cloves and parsley.