KerryGold butter – Found in all the major supermarket chains, this is my favourite brand of butter – and it’s grass fed to boot. Available in salted and unsalted, it’s soft from the fridge and is delicious melted on steamed vegetables and Paleo pancakes, and is also brilliant to cook with for added flavour to your dishes
LucyBee Coconut Oil – A delicious, light coconut oil, with a smooth coconut flavour without being overbearing, this oil is perfect for frying sweet potatoes, plantains, veggies and bananas for a sweet dessert, not to mention making a great moisturiser, deodorant and lip balm!
Himalayan Pink Salt – Said to be much more beneficial to health than regular salt, this can be bought as rocks or ground, in most health food stores and some supermarkets, but see also TK Maxx for great value bags that last forever
Chestnut Flour – I recently discovered this as a cheaper, less dense alternative to ground almonds to use as a base for pancakes and flatbreads. It’s much higher in carbs than ground almonds, but it has a much lower Omega6 – Omega3 ratio, and forms doughy pancakes when combined with bananas and pumpkin, and a more bread like substance when used to make cauliflower bread. It doesn’t keep as long, but in our house that’s not usually an issue!
Mustard – I searched for what seemed like years for a junk-free mustard that I wouldn’t have to compromise my beliefs with – and then I saw it staring at me from the shelves of M&S. There are a few kinds, but their ‘Terrifically Hot English Mustard’ contains just water, mustard, salt, lemon juice and turmeric, and the ‘Traditional British Wholegrain Mustard’ just water, brown mustard seeds, white wine vinegar, sea salt, ground pimentoes, and surprisingly subtle ground cinnamon.
Frank’s Hot Sauce – It’s not just for Buffalo wings. Aged Cayenne, vinegar, water, salt and garlic makes this the least ingredient hot sauce I’ve found that goes perfectly with wings, eggs, vegetables, plantain, burgers and more. You name it, you can try it. Avoid the wing sauce version, and just make your own with original and butter. And, as they say themselves, put that sh*t on everything