In her online series for The New York Times, "Recipes for Health" author Martha Rose Shulman offers delicious foods that also reflect scientific thinking about health. Last week she responded to dozens of reader questions about healthy eating, "Recipes for Health: Talk to the Chef."
Several readers asked about the best foods to stock the pantry. Today, Ms. Shulman offers 12 foods she always tries to keep on hand. "With these ingredients, I know I will always be able to throw together a healthy, good meal," she says.