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Kiva Dancer
Apr 27th, 2004, 12:28 AM
List the vegan foods that you like to keep in the kitchen on a regular basis

Apr 27th, 2004, 06:54 AM
This is a list I posted in the `Not a vegan yet` thread:

Some basic supplies for eating vegan:

brown rice
whole grain bread
almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds
peanut butter
almond butter
other dark green leafies depending on whatīs in you area, like chard, mustard greens, etc.
peppers - all colors
garlic, onion, ginger
soy, rice, oat or almond milk, depending on what you like - get fortified ones with little or no sugar added.
bananas, mango, papaya
other fruits you like
dried fruits like figs, apricots, dates, raisins
beans - dried are best, but if you donīt like to cook, canned are ok - get a few different kinds as the nutritional value varies.
tofu, seitan, or other substitute meat as you like.
vegetable and/or fruit juice

This is just a basic list - there are alot more foods to enjoy, but eating from this list should cover your nutrition pretty well -

Check the recipes thread for some ideas on preparing foods.

May 24th, 2004, 12:52 PM
Where do you get almond butter? :confused:

You can get almond butter in any whole foods grocery store or health food store - there are all kinds of nut butters available - haselnut, cashew, sesame (called tahini) and almond. I love them, and they are nutrient dense.

Nuts and nut butters have alot of fat, but its plant fat, so it shouldnīt be a problem unless you pig out on large amounts! A tablespoon a day or a few times a week wonīt make you gain weight.

Watch out for hydrogenated vegetable oil in the nut butters - very bad for you - the ingredient list should only include nuts, perhaps a bit of salt or vegetable oil, at the most.

all the best,

Kiva Dancer
May 24th, 2004, 09:11 PM
Nuts and nut butters won't make a person gain weight. At least according to this:


D. Nuts will not Make You Fat

The latest data suggests that you may be able to cut your risk of sudden cardiac death in half, just by eating nuts twice a week.[11] And studying 25,000 Seventh Day Adventists, those that ate just a handful of nuts (1 oz.) five or more times a week lived two years longer! Years onto your life and delicious--that's what vegetarianism should be all about. So surround yourself with nuts (which shouldn't be hard in the vegetarian community--just kidding! :)

Yeah, but aren't nuts fatty, though? Yes, but they're packed with good fats (especially almonds, hazelnuts, macadamias and pecans). There is not a single study in the entire medical literature that I'm aware of that failed to show health benefits from nut consumption. Nuts are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. So why doesn't everyone eat them every day? Perhaps because there is this persistent myth that nuts make you gain weight.

Last month, the chairperson of one of the most prestigious nutrition departments in the world, Loma Linda University, reviewed all the available data on nut consumption and body weight[12]. He found that nut-eaters on average were leaner or the same weight as non-nut-eaters. For example, we all know that the average American is overweight. But that's only for non-nut-eating Americans--nut-eaters on average are not overweight. According to the USDA, those who eat nuts in this country are significantly leaner than those that don't.[13]

Wait a second. Aren't nuts like 80% fat, though? Don't they have as many calories as like potato chips? Am I telling you that you can add a whole handful of nuts to your diet every day and you probably won't gain weight? No, I'm telling you you can add four handfuls of nuts to your daily diet and you probably won't gain weight! That's what these Loma Linda researchers did. Had people eat four extra handfuls of almonds every day for 6 months, and not only was there basically no average weight gain, the heaviest study participants actually lost weight.[14]

But four handfuls of nuts is almost 600 calories; that's like a few scoops of ice cream every day--how could they not gain weight? Good question. We're actually not sure. There's some evidence that nuts may increase the speed at which you burn calories[15]. Or maybe it's because nuts are so nutrient rich (trace minerals, fiber, arginine, vitamin E, etc.) that they quell hunger pangs better than other foods, decreasing one's appetite[16]. Who knows; who cares. The bottomline is that nuts probably won't make you fat.

Barring allergies, everyone should eat a handful of nuts every day.

If you want to read the references, follow the link. :D

Oct 2nd, 2004, 01:46 PM
Peanut butter
Maple syrup

Those are daily items. :) Great idea!

Oct 2nd, 2004, 03:09 PM
Bean sprouts and baby corn, I seem to be addicted and have to eat them every day.

Oct 2nd, 2004, 05:37 PM
pasta sauce
tomato paste
brown rice pasta
black olives
beans in tomato sauce
green beans
orange juice
apple juice
brown rice toast
earth balance margarine
jam (mango, strawberry)
olive oil
sesame oil
lime juice
hot sauce
chili peppers
tomatoes (fresh, canned)
tofu (soft and extra firm)
organic vegetable broth
nutritional yeast
organic corn pops, or cocoa puffs (both gluten free)
vanilla silk soymilk
garlic and herb spice
chili powder
sea salt and pepper
corn wraps
refried beans
butter lettuce
romaine lettuce
poppy seed dressing
french dressing
organic ketchup
rice flour
wheat free tamari
rice (any kind)

those are basically what i use :)

Oct 3rd, 2004, 12:57 AM
If I were to fully fill up my kitchen, this is what I use (almost) daily:

- Natures Path oatmeal (original and apple-cinnamon)
- Brown rice
- Red lentils
- Yellow split peas
- Chickpeas (dried)
- Split chickpeas
- Split mung beans
- Wholemeal bread (essene bread)
- Unhulled tahini
- Date spread
- 100% fruit spreads
- Medjool dates
- Lemon sorbet
- Dried fruit (apricots/apples/figs etc...)
- Vegemite
- Peanut butter
- Rice cakes
- Wholemeal pasta
- Wholewheat couscous
- Pasta sauce (Spiral Foods Fungi)
- Chutney (Vegetable Creations Hot Date Chutney)
- Pickle (Vegetable Creations Tahititian Lime Pickle or Hot Lemon Pickle)
- Tomato sauce/ketchup
- Shoyu
- Olive oil
- Flaxseed oil
- Tinned tomatoes
- Tomato paste
- 100% Fruit leather
- Spices:
* ground cumin
* ground coriander
* ground turmeric
* ground cardamom
* black mustard seeds
* yellow mustard seeds
* paprika
* garam masala powder
* cinnamon
* curry leaves
* cassia bark
* whole cloves
* ground peppercorns
* sea salt
* black sesame seeds
* unhulled sesame seeds
- Fruit:
* apples
* bananas
* oranges
* strawberries
* lemons
* avocadoes
* pears
* sometimes blueberries/mangoes etc...
- Vegetables
* potatoes
* tomatoes
* spring onion
* cucumbers
* coriander
* sprouts (snowpea/alfalfa)
* carrots
* cherry tomatoes
* broccoli
* bok choy
* eggplant
* sweet potato
* red capsicum
* mushrooms

Oct 19th, 2004, 05:44 PM
Romaine lettuce
Soy Delicious ice cream
Soy burgers
Gardenburger Riblets
Nutritional yeast
Canned or instant soups
Baked beans
All canned and dried beans
Split peas
Pita bread
Hamburger buns
Soy hot dogs
Soy milk, plain and chocolate
Orange juice
Canned and frozen vegetables
Canola and olive oil
Tropical Source chocolate chips
Whole wheat flour
Unbleached flour
Canned tomatoes
Tomato sauce
Tomato paste
Nut butters, peanut and almond
Brown rice

I know I've forgotten something, but the list is too long.....I keep a well-stocked kitchen, and I bake a lot, so I have a lot of baking supplies too.

Feb 25th, 2005, 01:02 AM
This is what I keep all the time to make sure I can make a meal on hand:

- Brown Rice
- Wholewheat Couscous
- Wholemeal Pasta (Fettucine/Penne/Spaghetti...)
- Wholemeal Bread
- Wholemeal Pita
- Instant Oatmeal
- Barley
- Split Peas (Dry)
- Lentils (Dry)
- Chickpeas (Dry/Canned)
- Mung Beans (Dry)
- Baked Beans
- 4 Bean Mix
- Pasta Sauce (Ready Made)
- Canned Tomatoes
- Tomato Paste
- Olive Oil
- Flaxseed Oil
- Tahini
- Natural Nut Butters (I don't keep these though - allergies)
- Onions
- Garlic
- Ginger
- Potatoes
- Avocado
- Other Vegetables
- Salad Vegetables
- Fresh Fruit
- Dried Fruit (Figs/Dates/Apricots/Sultanas/Prunes etc...)
- Various Spices
- Nutritional Yeast
- Rice Milk/Soy Milk

Feb 25th, 2005, 02:44 PM
red lentils
green lentils
bulger wheat
split green peas
wholegrain rice
chick peas
red kidney beans
other beans(the more the merrier)
wholewheat pasta
wholewheat noodles
tinned tomatoes
tomato paste
sundried tomatoes
peanut butter
vecon vegatable stock(a must and a base for most yummy soups)
yeast spread(yukky eaten straight but magically transformed in recipies)
yeast flakes(an essential for yummy cheese sauce)
a variety of nuts
a varity of seeds including pumpkin,sunflower and golden linseeds
soy sauce and/or Braggs(available on line)
kallo brand gravy granules
miso(barley one is good)
balsamic vinegar
cider vinegar
red wine vinegar
brown rice vinegar
olive oil
vegetable oil
seasame oil
a variety of herbs and spices,we just bought a jar each time one was required and built up a mind bogglingly collection now,lol)
flour(spelt is good)
baking powder
baking soda
maple syrup
icing sugar
vanilla flavouring
lemon flavouring
bannana flavouring
green and black's cocoa powder
silken tofu
weekly supply of......
firm tofu
realeat vegan mince
tofutti cream cheese
and any other tempting goodies that arent on the shopping list,lol ;)
If you wish to ask me any questions about recipies containing any of the above,please dont hesitate ;)
With love from Love.XXX.

Kiva Dancer
Feb 25th, 2005, 04:55 PM
Mine changes but currently I'm keeping:

2 different types of boxed whole grain cereals
10 grain cereal
diced tomatoes
canned beans
dried beans
chili peppers
peanut butter
shelf stable soy milk
agave nectar
various tea
unpopped popcorn
nutritional yeast
tomato paste
dried pasta
olive oil
extra virgin olive oil
various produce
several types of hot sauce
soy milk
cranberry juice
brown rice
brown basmati rice
pastry flour
gluten flour
whole wheat flour
frozen corn
frozen green beans
frozen spinach
frozen veggie mix
frozen brussel sprouts

May 12th, 2005, 03:10 AM
Hummus (Central Market)
Amy's Veggie Loaf and Amy's Lentil Soup
Baby Bella Mushrooms, bulb onions & Potatoes (Baked potatoes are one of my favorite foods)
Marinara Sauce
Central Market Fresh-Squeezed OJ

AND TOFUTTI!!! (Chocolate Cuties, and my favorite, Vanilla Almond Bark!)

May 31st, 2005, 05:55 PM
Let's see.. This will be the shortest list ever...

Olive Oil
Some kind of sweedish "hard bread"
Normal rice
Tomato soup
Pea "caserole"
Wok mix
Some grains, like wheat, rye and other stuff, to bake something.

Oct 2nd, 2005, 05:30 AM
A few of my staples are firm tofu, tamari or a good soy sauce, stir-fry veg, dried beans and lentils and brown rice. Crushed tomatoes come in handy too.

Oct 2nd, 2005, 07:34 AM
i really dig the tofurky keilbasa. it has more taste than regular vegan dogs. hopefully you can find some buns to go with them:) tofu coated with sesame seeds are so good. experiment with different oils. i love peanut oil and sesame oil. i wish to try coconut oil.

for sweet treats, i make smoothies and freeze some of it. oj, ice, raspberries, and strawberries. any fruit works. put it in a blender and you are good to go:)

if you have a bbq grill, veggies are so good, in tin foil and a bit of olive oil and spices.
soak corn for 20 minutes and grill with the husk on- have a water bottle handy for husk fires! so good.

to top it off- cut off the top of a garlic, dump off a bit of olive oil and pepper on the top and wrap in foil and grill or use an oven- takes about an hour- eat on pita or plain.. roasted garlic is the best.

Oct 2nd, 2005, 09:57 AM
this is my generalised list of what i usually keep stocked up on:

baked beans
nutritional yeast
frozen felaffels or vege patties
tinned soups
lentils (i use the dried ones but tinned ok too)
tinned tomaots (for making soups)
peanut butter
brown rice (i dont eat pasta that much)
frozen peas
tinned fruit

flaxseed oil and olive oil

and fresh produce, carrots, spinnach, tomatoes, apples, bananas, kiwifruits, other fruits..
soya milk and soya yoghurt.

hope that helps a bit
carrot :)

Oct 4th, 2005, 05:32 AM
let's see oats, brown rice, soy milk, sprouted bread, tofu (a constant!), bananas, spinach and other produce, corn tortillas, beans (canned and dried), pasta sauce, raw nuts, seeds, and their butters, pastas (whole-grain), nutritional yeast, and health valley cookies that r vegan, not to mention the things I dabble with all the time, and also not mentioning what I buy when I goanywhere other than the regular supermarket...hope this helped! :)

Jan 11th, 2006, 08:19 PM
Does anyone know of a good brand of vegan friendly whole grain bread? I can't find any at the supermarket or the wal mart supercenters around where I live. :( Do they have them at veganessentials.com? I didn't check the food section lately.

Jan 11th, 2006, 08:36 PM
Food for Life Ezekiel Breads!!!

Mr Flibble
Jan 11th, 2006, 08:42 PM
bloody ell, a full inventory of my kitchen could take a while ;)

I have a tiny kitchen with a lot of stuff crammed in :)

Jan 11th, 2006, 09:17 PM
Thanks, ConsciousCuisine..www.food-for-life.com is wonderful. Can anyone specify if all those foods are officially vegan?

Jan 11th, 2006, 10:44 PM
-pita bread
-fruit of all kinds (but favs are raspberries, strawberries, pineapple & oranges) I love frozen blueberries too.
-dried fruit (usually dates & pineapple)
-brown rice cakes
-brown rice
-veggies (bok choy, broccoli, kale, spinach, carrots)
-clif bars (pumpkin pie yum)
-luna bars (esp. lemon zest and nutz over choc.)
-cashew & raw almond butters
-some sort of vegan cookies (trail mix, choc. chip)
-vanilla soy milk
-orange juice

Jan 12th, 2006, 04:08 AM
All of these listed are awesome! :) Instead of repeating a list, I'll just add --

(Amy's Kitchen) Vegetable and Barley soup....there are others too but this one's my favorite

Jan 12th, 2006, 04:38 AM
In my dorm room I usually have these foods in a drawer (for when I can't get to the cafeteria)

- cous cous
- nutritional yeast
-garlic powder and other main spices
- olive oil
- sesame and flax seeds
- Luna and Clif bars
- granola
- juice boxes
- cans of beans
- boxes of pasta
- cans of tomato sauce
In my mini fridge: a couple pieces of fruit, some tomatos, raw nuts, soymilk, orange juice