View Full Version : Staples Bimonthly Shopping/What do you Keep in your Kitchen?
06-07-2009, 09:53 AM
Today is 10% day at our local HealthFood/Produce store. I need to stock up on dry goods (as well as buying a lot of this week's fresh produce.) I'm making a list.
Please, what do you keep in your pantry (and what do you use it for)? Then...
What do you keep in the form of semi-prepared foods in your fridge? (Other than pre-chopped veggies, which I already do.)
p.s. We finished off the bag of almonds (that aren't really raw I think) from two weeks ago. So it's high on my list to fix that problem with our supply. The employees at this store are not well-informed about the foods they sell. So I'll need to find sources for some of this, but feel I must buy almonds today anyway.
p.s.s Haven't found the raw young coconuts I keep reading about. I bought some dried coconut flakes last trip; does anyone know if they are liable to be raw? They're packed from bulk by the store.
06-07-2009, 10:06 AM
some people recently posted reliable websites to get some raw almonds from other countries and cheaper than i've ever seen in stores. so something to consider ordering now and perhaps get a small quanity of the american "raw" to hold you over.
and at the store if they know the supplier gets them from another country.. perhaps you can call the supplier yourself to make sure it's raw.
06-07-2009, 10:59 AM
Ideas: Sundried Tomatoes, spices, celtic sea salt, seaweed/nori sheets, dates, seeds, Bariani Olive Oil, other dried fruit, agave
Rare: Chlorella Powder, Hemp Seed, Carob Powder
It's very rare to find the items above & dried coconut raw and organic at the stores. If you can get the contact info for their supplier of these items, you may be able to find out.
I use to always have a supply of prepared snacks on hand, though not from the stores. Sometimes I could get refrigerated foods from there. Meals I would get elsewhere. Practically everything I buy in bulk online since it's less expensive and they're reliable products.
06-07-2009, 11:42 AM
Here is a whole thread on kitchen storage and stock...
06-07-2009, 12:50 PM
Colorawdo Girl, those previous threads are a goldmine! I sure have a lot of studying to do... It's a lot to absorb.
The list from Dimond made me realize lots I have left off my list for today. And simple enough for me to not be overwhelmed. Dimond, thanks!
Pixie, that's a very good hint about looking out of the country. I'll try to designate some time after I send the guys to camp, looking for online sources. Looked at Alissa's site this morning and did not find raw almonds. Guess I'd better start keeping a price book. My mind is just so full, I'll have to babystep this and build it up gradually. Don't want to buy a lot of stuff I don't know how to use, but want enough that we have some options open this week and next. I tell you, my pantry is BARE today.
Thanks to all of you! :)
Hi Soose ~ I've been eating this way for over a year and I'm still in the process of stocking my pantry! So, please don't be overwhelmed - I know, I know - easier said than done, yes?
(sorry if I'm repeating what Dimond posted) I'm picturing my cupboards in my mind and I have:
black, brown & white sesame seeds
sundried tomatoes (not raw)
black olives (not raw)
brown & gold flax seeds
powders: maca, lucuma & mesquite
sprout seeds (alfalfa & red clover)
shredded unsweetened coconut
oils: olive, hemp & sesame
In the freezer:
extra nuts (because I have more room in the freezer than in the fridge)
frozen fruit for green smoothies
I hope this gives you an idea ~ happy shopping! *Ü*
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