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03-25-2009, 11:13 AM
What supplies do you stock?
How much do you purchase and how long do they last/stay fresh?
Things I want to have on hand for recipes:
To get really raw - mail ordering is best I think.
I'm worried about stocking up - and losing a lot of money if things go bad - particularly if I end up not being able to devote the time to food prep (sick kid - work gets crazy, etc.) for a while.
How do you all handle this?
Any good sources to get all the nuts, etc.
03-25-2009, 11:32 AM
Sunflower seeds - I keep my nuts/seeds in jars in the fridge
Sundried tomatoes - keep in a container in the cupboard
Cold-Pressed EV Olive Oil - keep in dark cupboard
Flax seed/Flax seed meal - keep in fridge
Raw tahini - buy in bulk at food co-op, keep in containers in fridge
I'm just really starting at figuring out what I need. Mostly stocking veggies and fruit, for smoothies and juices.
03-25-2009, 12:10 PM
spices & dried herbs
dates (I buy by case - was much cheaper - and they are doing fine - curr 4 mos in pantry - almost time for new one)
Braggs liq aminos
coconut water (Vita Coco)
coffee (I am down to only decaf now!) :eek:
psyllium husk powder
carob powder & chips
non-frozen nuts/seeds in canning jars (wheatberries, oat groats, cashews, brazil nuts, pine nuts, sunflower seeds)
gogi berries and raisins
Nuts in seal-a-meal bags: hazlenuts, walnuts, cashews, brazil nuts, almonds, sunflower seeds (2-6 cups nuts per bag)
Fruits (mangoes, bananas, pineapple, berries) some I buy froz, some I freeze on own
flax seeds in seal-a-meal (both golden & brown)
spinach & greens
cacao powder & nibs (seal a meal)
coconut (both fresh, cut in strips, etc and dried)
fresh squeezed lemon juice frozen in cubes & stored in ziplock
fresh pesto frozen in cubes and stored in seal-a-meal
date paste in s-a-m bags
Sun-dried tomatoes (both store bought and my dehydrated ones)
fresh coconut water if I just got a case of coconuts :D
miso (the lighter colored one)
salad dressing (home made raw - flavor varies)
fresh herbs, fruits & veggies
wine & beer :p
03-25-2009, 12:47 PM
organic raw olive oil
organic raw coconut oil
Bragg Liquid Aminos
raw carob powder
kale (5 bunches)
spinach (3 bunches)
20 pounds of carrots
peppers: red, orange, green, yellow
Over on the counter
I stock fresh produce weekly. Nuts and seeds I try to keep one week or longer supply at all times. Then again, if there's a good sale on freezable stuff I'll get more. Last week I picked up pineapple for 2.00 each, they've been running about 4.00 or so, I bought five and what we didn't use the first two days I just cut the rest up and froze it for smoothies during the week. My source for nuts & seeds are the local health food stores. I get what I can there and then go to other stores for organics.
03-25-2009, 06:36 PM
I've always stocked up on a lot. I try to keep most things in the fridge or freezer. Other things can stay well in a cabinet. Most things won't go bad for quite awhile or until you open them.
03-25-2009, 08:07 PM
I live from pay to pay, so when I'm 'rich' I stock up on stuff like nuts and seeds and keep them in large airtight containers. I also buy bananas and other frut on special in large quantities and freeze them.
I can live without most things but the following are my staple in the pantry, fridge, freezer.
flax (golden and brown)
buckwheat (raw and sprouted/dehydrated)
spices like coriander, tumeric, garam masala, cumin, cinnamon, mustard seeds
dried herbs (mainly use fresh ones but dried are great in a pinch)
(various other fruits depending on season)
greens (lots of kinds)
capsicum (bell peppers)
fresh herbs like parsley, basil, oregano (mint is outside in the garden)
nut pates, sauces, etc.
bananas, bananas bananas!
chocolate brownie balls (for a quick pick me up)
pizza bases or crackers
other frozen fruit depending on season
I do a lot to search out fresh organic specials and know to always ask if they have things like overripe bananas out the back (sometimes they just give them to me for free!) or other stuff.
I also have lots of 'luxuries' too, I buy these (or my partner buys them for me as a treat) one at a time so it doesn't break the bank, and I usually buy one thing every two weeks.
raw mustard (just found some that's raw! I usually make my own.)
They seem to last for ages, so I've usually got most of the above in my pantry at any one time, all in airtight jars.
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