Your Gene Kitchen Larder

A ‘starter kit’ list of ingredients that are known to have positive health benefits and are used extensively in the recipes included in Cooking for Your Genes

Below is a ‘starter kit’ list of ingredients that are known to have positive health benefits and are used extensively in the recipes included in this book. It does not include fruit and vegetables, nor fresh ingredients. Organic is always best if possible. Whenever possible, try to stick to fresh, seasonal produce.

  • Dried apricots
  • Turmeric
  • Cold-pressed olive oil
  • Green tea
  • All nuts (no added salt or flavourings)
  • Dark chocolate
  • Pumkin, sesame, sunflower & flaxseeds
  • Quinoa
  • Brown rice
  • Lentils
  • Capers
  • Tahini
  • Miso
  • Pearl barley
  • Star anise
  • Tamari/soy sauce
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Cinnamon
  • Chia seeds
  • Chipotle paste
  • Black beans
  • Organic porridge oats/rolled oats
  • Wasabi paste
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Chilli flakes
  • Black darjeeling tea
  • Cocoa powder
  • Soba noodles
  • Polenta