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02-10-2005, 11:54 AM
I thought this would be a good post for all of us to help with our grocery shopping. So tell me, what's on your grocery list besides fruits and veggies? I'm going shopping on Saturday and I want to make sure I get enough to last me for the week.
02-10-2005, 12:10 PM
Well, I've been doing this for a while so most of what I buy is just raw fruits and veggies but I'll give you my list for when I first started out. It helps to buy way more of the things that won't go bad so that you don't get stuck when you need them. All fruits and veggies aside, here are the other staples I had when I first started:
- Raw Tahini (I still make a lot of dressing with it so its great to have around)
- Raw Almond Butter
- Nama Shoyu
- Cayenne Pepper
- Ginger Root
- Ground Cumin
- Ground Mustard
- Raw Agave
- Raw Coconut Oil
- Ground Carob
- Raw Cacao
- Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
- Cold Pressed Sesame Oil
- Cold Pressed Olive Oil
- Untoasted Nori
- Dulse Flakes
- Abundance of Raw Nuts and Seeds. I order them online in Bulk from Natures First Law.
Thats pretty much it for me. I'd stock up in Bulk if you are planning on sprouting things, I personally only did it once, so, those are not things I have on hand.
02-10-2005, 12:14 PM
Forgive my ignorance, but what is Raw Cacao and where do you purchase it?
02-10-2005, 12:20 PM
Cacao is essentially Raw Chocolate without anything added to it. Its the bean. I live in New York City so its pretty easy for me to get but you can get it online at a couple of places but usually I get things online from Rawfood.com
02-10-2005, 12:28 PM
I get stressed out for some reason using lists, but at first I did. Now I know my kitchen and basic recipes enough to just go and grab things.
I only shop every 2 weeks, with maybe one trip in between for things I ran out of like bananas, really perishable fruits or veggies.
Every 2 weeks I replenish:
pine nuts and any specialty nuts I want for a particular recipe
cold pressed olive oil/braggs apple cider vinegar ( if I am low)
carob ( lasts a long time)
any spices I am almost out of
any sprouting seeds I am out of ( I keep alfalfa, a sandwich mixture, and grains such as oat groats, rye and wheat berries)
a big, huge bag or mixed organic baby greens ( this lasts 2 weeks for me)
various fruits and veggies
Good luck~ ;)
02-10-2005, 12:39 PM
Bragg's or Nama Shoyu
golden flax seeds
sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds
brazil nuts, almonds, cashews, pinenuts, walnuts, macadamias
sundried tomatoes (although I've started drying my own...MUCH cheaper and work just as well!)
Apple cider vinegar
sometimes grains depending
raw honey which is going to be replaced w/agave
02-10-2005, 12:39 PM
Similar to sweetgoddess, I know my recipes now. I would suggest that you pick a handful of recipes (from a good raw recipe book(s) for the week and list what you will have each day to start. Then through trial and error, you will learn what your body agrees with, what quantities you need, etc. These are my shopping staples:
Onions of all sorts
Cabbage (Red and Green)
bagged organic spinach, kale or mixed greens
Bragg's Cider Vinegar
Various other ingredients and veggies as needed in recipes
02-10-2005, 01:13 PM
Thanks everyone that really helps!
You'll need the ingredients for Energy Soup->
Greens, fruits, sea vegetables (Dulse and Kelp), Miso, sprouts, ect...
I don't think Bragg's is safe to eat. Here is an article on Braggs->
02-10-2005, 08:09 PM
Hey, I found a great miso place from which I just got three jars if miso today. It is called South River and you can order it on line. I got Adzuki Bean (for BBQ recipes), Chickpea (made from chickpeas, get the one year kind) and Sweet White. I use chickpea today and it was awesome! They are about $8 a jar. www.southrivermiso.com.
I have about everything that everyone else does on their list. I ordered a bunch of seeds, nuts, and Carob powder from www.sunorganicfarm. and it came in today. I took Mason jars and put the different items in a separate one, cut the label off the bag, and taped it to the jar so I know what everything is. I am going to practice sprouting grains and making recipes this week to see how they are.
02-11-2005, 02:30 AM
What is Udo's oil???
Where can I find reliable raw Oat Groats?
Is Nama Shoyu same thing as Braggs?
02-11-2005, 02:53 AM
Nama Shoyu is raw soy sauce. Bragg's Amino is ... well, go to the link that Mike put in his post, above, to see what it really is. It has been used for years by healthy eaters as a condiment adding a salty taste. I don't use it anymore and most people, when they find out what's really in it, stop using it, too. At minimum, it's no longer advertised as raw and organic.
Wendy -- are the misos raw?
02-11-2005, 05:35 AM
I think everyone has the list pretty covered. Mine is just about the same. Was hard to find some of the Raw items so had to order them from the local health food store. They got the items for me but I had to wait a week. :(
Udo's oil is an organic blend of omega 3's and 6 essential fatty acids.
It comes is liquid form (refrigerated section) and capsules.
In liquid form, it's wonderful mixed with cold pressed olive oil, raw vinegar and spices for salad dressing.
02-12-2005, 10:20 PM
I think miso is considered a living food v. raw food. Considering it is nutritious and does wonderful things, I will keep it in my diet despite not being totally "raw." You can use it in place of nama shoyu and bragg's, which both have detractions, such as mycotoxins and contributing to yeast.
02-17-2005, 04:16 PM
I love Miso, but I just read the ingredients in the Miso packages I was buying at Costco before I went raw and it's drowning in MSG. YUCK.
Thanks for the 'southrivermiso' link, Wendy. Have you tried this stuff yet? I'm going to order some in the next couple of weeks.
02-17-2005, 04:38 PM
Yes, I have tried them and they are GOOD. I have even made the miso soup using white miso and alissa's recipe. I love miso soup.,..
02-17-2005, 08:09 PM
Hi Wendy (and all)
I love miso too but I've noticed that having it several times in one week will make my fibromyalgia symptoms flare. More specifically miso (and in fact too much of anything salty) makes my neck muscles so stiff and painful. Ouch. I've read studies associating salt and fibro pain so I do my best (not always successfully) to limit it. Just thought I'd mention it since I know we struggle with similar health issues.
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