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    List the vegan foods that you like to keep in the kitchen on a regular basis

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    This is a list I posted in the `Not a vegan yet` thread:

    Some basic supplies for eating vegan:

    brown rice
    oatmeal
    quinoa
    whole grain bread
    almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds
    peanut butter
    almond butter
    tahini
    spinach
    other dark green leafies depending on whatīs in you area, like chard, mustard greens, etc.
    broccoli
    cauliflower
    carrots
    tomatoes
    avocado
    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.

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    Quote Veggie4Life139
    Where do you get almond butter?

    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.

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    Nuts and nut butters won't make a person gain weight. At least according to this:

    http://www.veganmd.org/october2003.html

    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.

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    Spinach
    Tomatoes
    Cucumber
    Carrots
    Broccoli
    Bread
    Peanut butter
    Apples
    Oranges
    Strawberries
    Kiwi
    Bananas
    Walnuts
    Oatmeal
    Maple syrup


    Those are daily items. Great idea!
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    Bean sprouts and baby corn, I seem to be addicted and have to eat them every day.

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    pasta sauce
    tomato paste
    brown rice pasta
    potatoes
    oranges
    carrots
    onions
    black olives
    peas
    chickpeas
    beans in tomato sauce
    green beans
    orange juice
    apple juice
    brown rice toast
    earth balance margarine
    jam (mango, strawberry)
    olive oil
    sesame oil
    grapes
    garlic
    avacados
    cilantro
    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
    oregano
    basil
    garlic and herb spice
    nutmeg
    chili powder
    sea salt and pepper
    corn wraps
    refried beans
    butter lettuce
    romaine lettuce
    poppy seed dressing
    french dressing
    organic ketchup
    bananas
    rice flour
    salsa
    wheat free tamari
    rice (any kind)

    those are basically what i use
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    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
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    Tomatoes
    Apples
    Bananas
    Spinach
    Romaine lettuce
    Broccoli
    Soy Delicious ice cream
    Onions
    Garlic
    Soy burgers
    Gardenburger Riblets
    Nutritional yeast
    Canned or instant soups
    Baked beans
    All canned and dried beans
    Split peas
    Bread
    Pita bread
    Hamburger buns
    Soy hot dogs
    Soy milk, plain and chocolate
    Orange juice
    Grapes
    Canned and frozen vegetables
    Canola and olive oil
    Tropical Source chocolate chips
    Whole wheat flour
    Unbleached flour
    Cornmeal
    Canned tomatoes
    Tomato sauce
    Tomato paste
    Flaxseeds
    Walnuts
    Cashews
    Nut butters, peanut and almond
    Ketchup
    Brown rice
    Tofu

    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.

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    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

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    red lentils
    green lentils
    quinoa
    barley
    bulger wheat
    coucous
    oats
    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
    onions
    garlic
    peanut butter
    tahini
    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
    salt
    pepper
    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)
    cornflour
    flour(spelt is good)
    baking powder
    baking soda
    sugar
    maple syrup
    icing sugar
    vanilla flavouring
    lemon flavouring
    bannana flavouring
    green and black's cocoa powder
    margarine
    silken tofu
    weekly supply of......
    milk
    bread
    vegetables
    salad
    fruit
    firm tofu
    sausages
    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
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    Mine changes but currently I'm keeping:


    2 different types of boxed whole grain cereals
    10 grain cereal
    millet
    quinoa
    spices
    olives
    diced tomatoes
    canned beans
    marimite
    dried beans
    chili peppers
    peanut butter
    shelf stable soy milk
    agave nectar
    various tea
    coffee
    lentils
    chickpeas
    unpopped popcorn
    nutritional yeast
    tomato paste
    dried pasta
    olive oil
    extra virgin olive oil
    tortillas
    various produce
    preserves
    bread
    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
    walnuts

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    Hummus (Central Market)
    Avocados
    Crackers
    Bread
    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!)

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    Default Re: Vegan foods that you like to keep in the kitchen on a regular basis

    Let's see.. This will be the shortest list ever...

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

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    Default Re: in need of a vegan shopping list..

    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.

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    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.

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    Default Re: in need of a vegan shopping list..

    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)
    vegemite
    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
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    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!
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    Default Re: Vegan foods that you like to keep in the kitchen on a regular basis

    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.

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    Food for Life Ezekiel Breads!!!

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    bloody ell, a full inventory of my kitchen could take a while

    I have a tiny kitchen with a lot of stuff crammed in
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    Thanks, ConsciousCuisine..www.food-for-life.com is wonderful. Can anyone specify if all those foods are officially vegan?

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    -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.)
    -tamari
    -margarine
    -cashew & raw almond butters
    -some sort of vegan cookies (trail mix, choc. chip)
    -vanilla soy milk
    -orange juice
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    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

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    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

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    This is what I would like to have in the house at all times, but I have to admit that I think that only half of the list, or less, is in the house.

    Rice.
    Oil.
    TVP.
    Cans of beans.
    Cans of corn.
    Tomato sauce.
    Red lentils.
    Onions.
    Spices.
    Bread.
    Tartex or something like that.
    Pasta.
    Frozen vegetables.
    Peanut butter.
    Jam.
    Raisins.
    Oatmeal.
    Fructose.
    Salt.
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    Mmmmm...I love Tartex!! But I'm only able to find it in Scandinavia these days. My Co-op health market carried it for a while (at $5 a tube!!), but no more. Anyone knows where I can find this yummy pate?
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    Here's what you'll usually find in my kitchen:

    brown rice
    canned beans
    tomato sauce
    pasta
    whole grain bread and crackers
    olive oil
    garlic
    onion
    tomatoes
    avacado
    spinach or kale
    sweet potatoes
    broccoli
    cauliflower
    veganaise
    vegetable broth (cubes)
    tofu
    faux meat
    tofurky slices
    vegan margarine (Earth Balance)
    oranges
    apples
    bananas
    grapes
    coffe
    soy creamer
    soy milk
    almond butter
    nuts
    canned soups and stews
    spices to make curry dishes
    coconut milk
    hempseed oil
    frozen berries (for cold smoothies)
    oatmeal
    cinnamon
    herbal teas
    jam
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    Quote kriz
    Mmmmm...I love Tartex!! But I'm only able to find it in Scandinavia these days. My Co-op health market carried it for a while (at $5 a tube!!), but no more. Anyone knows where I can find this yummy pate?
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    living at uni there is a kinda limit of cupboard space and my bf is veggie, but cos i do the cooking we just buy mostly vegan (haha):

    - soya milk
    - alpro soya yoghurts
    - tins of mock duck glutens
    - soya mince
    - lots of veg, fruit, rice, wholemeal pasta etc
    - treacle tart *dribbles*
    - green & blacks chocolate
    - nuts
    - kettle chips (esp salt and balsamic vinegar flavour)
    - tube of tartex (garlic & herb)
    - tofu
    - pure organic spread
    - ready made noodles of some variety
    - lots of ready sauce tins (being students)
    - tins of baked beans, mushy peas & sweetcorn!?

    everything else, that i cannot think of right now, is not specifically made for vegans but is vegan friendly!

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    Tofu - Number 1 priority
    Vegan Cheese
    Beans
    Wholemeal Bread
    Soup
    Toms
    Cous Cous
    Spices and Herbs (Various)
    Soya Marg
    Soya Milk
    Brown Pasta and Rice
    Spuds
    Chick Peas

    If all else fails the menu for the local indian take away that does a mean vegan Jelfrazzi.
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    As well as seasonal fruit/veg, tea (various), coffee and convenience foods like ready made sauces, soups, cereals, jam, bread, mock meats etc, the top 150 things I wouldn't be without for cooking, use regularly and replace when I run out of (that i can remember) are listed below. A lot of it is organic / fair trade where possible.

    White Flour
    White Self Raising Flour
    White Bread Flour
    Brown Bread Flour
    Malted Bread Flour
    Wholewheat Bread Flour
    Cornflour

    Castor Sugar
    Demerara Sugar
    Icing Sugar
    Molasses

    Baking Powder
    Table Salt
    Sea Salt
    Vanilla Essence
    Almond Essence
    Golden Syrup
    Black Treacle
    Glucose or Corn Syrup
    Soya Lecithin
    Bourbon Vanilla

    Sunflower Oil
    Olive Oil
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    Sesame Oil
    Blended Extra Virgin Omega Oils

    Ground Almonds
    Flaked Almonds
    Whole Hazelnuts
    Cashew Nuts (Unsalted)
    Cashew Nut Butter
    Peanuts (Salted)
    Peanut Butter
    Pine nuts
    Coconut Milk
    Coconut (Shredded)
    Cocktail Cherries

    Hemp Seeds
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    Sushi Nori
    Thai Green Curry Paste
    Thai Red Curry Paste
    Miso

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    Vegetable Stock Cubes
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    Wholewheat Noodles
    Wholewheat Udon Noodles
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    Tomato Ketchup
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    Light Soy Sauce
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    Green Sweet Peppers
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    Dried Shiitake
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    Mixed Frozen Berries
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    Fresh Fruit Juice (Various)

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    Dried Turmeric

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    Hay Mr Fibble have you just imported a copy of your last till reciept from the shops...thats an impressive list
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    No, but i do have a spreadsheet with a full break down of all my food purchases by categories (about 30 in total). I primarily use it for plotting graphs/charts of the propotion of my money I spend on various items over time, but also whether I'm on budget and how i can make savings. I haven't gotten as far as efficient stock control yet thou
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    Default Re: Vegan foods that you like to keep in the kitchen on a regular basis

    Items I usually like to keep in my cupboards:

    Wholemeal pasta
    Brown Rice
    Red lentils
    Tinned tomatoes
    Tinned beans
    Onions
    Dried mixed herbs
    Peanut butter
    Jam
    Wholemeal bread
    Porridge oats
    Rice cakes
    Olive oil
    Olives
    Soy milk
    Few different kinds of fresh/frozen fruit/veg depending on what's in season and on offer in supermarket.

    I'll also buy specific things for recipes, but with this selection I can usually get a few good meals for when I can't be bothered to go out shopping for a few days.

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    Default Re: Vegan foods that you like to keep in the kitchen on a regular basis

    Quote Mr Flibble
    Mushrooms
    Large Mushrooms
    Dried Shiitake
    Dried Porcini
    Yuck

    I like to have
    *everything I need for baking (including lots of chocolate!),
    *tins of tomatoes, chickpeas, kidney beans and sweetcorn,
    *pasta & rice (and noodles if I can find vegan ones)
    *vegan pasta sauce for emergencies
    *peanut butter & tartex (olive or red pepper)
    *curry spices, poppadoms and lime pickle
    *sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds (& sesame/poppy seeds for bread)
    *olives & sundried tomatoes
    *tahini for hummus
    *frozen soya mince
    *soya ice cream or mango sorbet
    *bananas for work
    *veg: maris piper potatoes, red peppers, brocolli, spinach, carrots, onions
    * extra veg: red onions, avocado, rocket, asparagus
    *and when it's in season or I'm in the mood: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, mango, kiwi, nectarines.

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    Default Re: Vegan foods that you like to keep in the kitchen on a regular basis

    Quote Mr Flibble
    I dunno if you noticed but there's also a jar of mixed wild mushrooms in the bottom of my fridge at the mo too
    Yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck!

    PS I missed tomatoes off my list. Oh, and soya milk and soya cream.

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    Default Re: Vegan foods that you like to keep in the kitchen on a regular basis

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    pasta sauce
    tomato paste
    brown rice pasta
    potatoes
    oranges
    carrots
    onions
    black olives
    peas
    chickpeas
    beans in tomato sauce
    green beans
    orange juice
    apple juice
    brown rice toast
    earth balance margarine
    jam (mango, strawberry)
    olive oil
    sesame oil
    grapes
    garlic
    avacados
    cilantro
    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
    oregano
    basil
    garlic and herb spice
    nutmeg
    chili powder
    sea salt and pepper
    corn wraps
    refried beans
    butter lettuce
    romaine lettuce
    poppy seed dressing
    french dressing
    organic ketchup
    bananas
    rice flour
    salsa
    wheat free tamari
    rice (any kind)

    those are basically what i use
    wow i was lucky then LOL.

    the basics i like to keep now are a couple of different fruits, tamari, vegan butter (most of the time, sometimes its too expensive to keep on hand), popcorn from bulk, romaine lettuce (that may change soon to a healthier green such as kale), brown rice, tofu, potatoes, nutritional yeast, onions, canned beans, pasta sauce and sometimes brown rice pasta, and thats it. sometimes soymilk but its pretty expensive. id like to add lentils soon aswell.
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    Default Re: Vegan foods that you like to keep in the kitchen on a regular basis

    Things I like to keep in the kitchen are:
    Soy milk (normal and sometimes chocolate for a treat)
    Oat milk
    Soy yogurt
    Tofu (smoked, marinated or plain)
    Veggies
    Sea veggies
    Fruits
    Muesli
    Wheat buscuit breakfast cerial
    Nuts
    Ketchup
    Hummus
    Beans
    Peanut butter
    Spices/herbs
    Pasta
    Rice
    Noodles
    Orange juice
    Pinapple juice
    Frozen / dry soya mince
    Sunflower Oil
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    Soy Sauce
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    Default Re: Vegan foods that you like to keep in the kitchen on a regular basis

    dried grains
    dried beans
    canned seasoned beans
    boxes of prepared soups
    lots of frozen vegetables
    a jar of popcorn kernels
    herbs, oils, seasonings.....to make dressings and sauces
    chutneys
    whole wheat pitas & naans & sometimes chapatis
    tomato juice
    whole grain pastas
    pacific foods mushroom broth
    dried fruits
    dried mushrooms
    mexican marinated carrots
    canned refried beans
    organic spring mix salad
    shredded cabbage
    flavored soynuts
    raw nuts
    miso
    various seaweeds
    various teas & tea-based drinks
    baked, marinated & plain tofu
    seitan
    coconut milk
    curry pastes

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    Talking Re: Vegan foods that you like to keep in the kitchen on a regular basis

    in my pantry always:

    bulk brown rice
    bulk lentils (three kinds)
    bulk beans (three kinds)
    various bulk pastas
    rice noodle packets (for when i dont have time to cook)
    bulk pistachos, almonds, walnuts, pinenuts & cashews (all raw)
    soup
    bullion for hommade soups
    cereal & granola
    oats
    pizza crust boxes (yum)
    a jar o tomato sauce (for when im lazy)

    in my fridge always:

    acv
    tamari
    flax oil and whole seeds
    peanut & almond butters & tahini
    earth balance
    soymilk

    i pretty much always have carrots, ginger, asparagus, some greens, tomatos & cucumbers in the house...

    but i grocery shop pretty much everyday, so you never know what ill come home with...
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    Default Re: Vegan foods that you like to keep in the kitchen on a regular basis

    fridge:
    soymilk
    soy cheese (sometimes)
    soy cream (sometimes)
    soymarg
    soy yoghurt (sometimes)
    tofu
    tomatoes
    mushrooms
    spinach
    spring onions
    peppers (red, green yellow)
    fresh fruit
    potatoes/sweet potatoes

    freezer:
    soymince
    mixed vegetables
    soy chicken pieces (sometimes)
    linda mcartney pices (sometimes)
    linda sausages (sometimes)

    cupboard:
    lentils
    aduki beans
    brown rice
    pasta (soon to buy brown pasta when it finishes!)
    tinned tomatoes
    kidney beans
    lidl marmite
    tortillas
    tinned fruit (many varieties)
    bisto gravy
    wholemeal or linseed bread
    porridge oats
    jam (rarely used!)
    vegan cereal bars
    couscous

    shelf:
    organic apples
    tons of different herbs
    olive oil
    soy sauce
    pine nuts
    veg stock cubes
    fruit sugar
    herbal tea


    think thats it really! cant think of much else!

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    Default Re: Vegan foods that you like to keep in the kitchen on a regular basis

    - dried fruits such as sultanas, apricots & dates (good in case we run out of fresh fruit or can't afford it )
    - flour, cornmeal, oats, rice, wheat pasta
    - soy milk & rice milk (we buy packs of 12 & store in our pantry)
    - 'spare/extra' loaf of bread in the freezer
    - rice crackers
    - jars of peanut butter & vegemite/yeast/savoury spread
    - canned goods such as beans, tomatoes, corn kernels, fruit in natural syrup

    These tend to be things that we can live on for a few days if money is tight & we can't afford fresh groceries for a couple of days. Sure we don't feel as vital as we would on a more fresh fruit & vegetable laden diet but we manage to get by until payday. Thankfully our financial situation is improving with each week that passes.

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    Default Re: Vegan foods that you like to keep in the kitchen on a regular basis

    Quote Leigh
    Since I don't have much space in my kitchen I can't keep a whole lot in the cupboard, so when I'm getting ready to go shopping I pull out a few recipes I'd like to make for that week's meals and make a shopping list from that. I do keep a few staples, like baked beans, soy milk, potatoes and refried beans. It also helps the budget if I only buy from my list!
    Tinned and packaged foods are more expensive and take up more room in space-challenged kitchens than dried versions. If a freezer is available frozen out of season veggies are cheaper and more healthy than tinned ones. Fresh vegetables are better and cheaper when in season. You can learn what is in season in your area.
    I keep dried beans and lentils in all the time, plus brown rice, quinoa, oil, and onions. I use a lot of onions. We buy soya milk in bulk from a co-op. I also have pasta and Zest Vegan Pesto. Also vegan margarine, tofu products, nuts, dried fruit, and bread. I also have a spice box with all the different indian spices I like. Turmeric, chilli, coriander, ginger, black pepper, garam masala, cumin.
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    Must have in the fridge all the times...

    couple packs of extra firm tofu
    soy meat & chicken strips
    'neat'balls for pasta dishes
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    Apart from the obvious basics I must have soya yoghurt, Redwoods cheatin' ham and chicken etc, soya yoghurt, Humdinger tangerene flavoured dairy free chocolate, soya yoghurt, the ingredients to make various vegan cakes, soya yoghurt, cashew butter, soya yoghurt, Tartex or similar, soya yoghurt, vegan bottled beer and soya yoghurt. Did I mentioned I must have soya yoghurt?

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    Quote ecoanimal
    Apart from the obvious basics I must have soya yoghurt, Redwoods cheatin' ham and chicken etc, soya yoghurt, Humdinger tangerene flavoured dairy free chocolate, soya yoghurt, the ingredients to make various vegan cakes, soya yoghurt, cashew butter, soya yoghurt, Tartex or similar, soya yoghurt, vegan bottled beer and soya yoghurt. Did I mentioned I must have soya yoghurt?
    This sounds like a list of goodies I buy when I am feeling indulgent. Do you ever make your own soya yohurt? It is fairly easy with a yoghurt maker. I have one dating from the 1970's.
    Please tell us your "obvious basics", as they may be obvious to you but probably won't be to newbie or wannabe vegans!
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    I'm a newbie ... and I have a VERY DIFFICULT time finding vegan foods in my small, Alabama hometown. I'm sometimes limited, 'specially when eating out! Here's what I try to keep on hand:

    -'Chickpeas' aka Garbanzo beans(believe it or not, these are very good finger snacks)
    - raw fruits, especially strawberries and grapes and peaches and blueberries and blackberries and pears and plums and kiwis and papayas and magoes and honeydew melons and OMG they're soooo yummy!!
    - Cilantro and blackbeans to make dip ... and dairy-free chips
    - Soymilk
    - Tons of beans
    - Butternut squash, various other squashes
    - dried fruits

    Whelp, any suggestions?

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    Quote herbwormwood
    This sounds like a list of goodies I buy when I am feeling indulgent. Do you ever make your own soya yohurt? It is fairly easy with a yoghurt maker. I have one dating from the 1970's.
    Please tell us your "obvious basics", as they may be obvious to you but probably won't be to newbie or wannabe vegans!
    I like to have some goodies available all the time but I don't eat them all the time, I just like to know they're there when I want a to indulge. I have to have my daily soya yoghurt fix though No, I've not tried making my own yoghurt. I'm sure I couldn't make anything as tasty as alpro soya yoghurts. By obvious basics I mean whole wheat pasta, bread and rice, various kinds of beans and pulses, herbs, spices, soya and other vegan milks, yeast extract, fruit juices, fruit and veggies etc.

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    Hey people, whilst on my journey to becoming vegan, I'm finding myself running out of food a lot being left with just cereal a lot of the time, and tend to be going shopping a lot more often than I used to. This is perhaps because I hardly eat any frozen foods anymore. I just wanted to know what the average vegan puts on their shopping list and also how much it costs them on average per week (UK peeps, since I live there, and the cost of things are obviously different per country). I'm an 18 year old living with my mum and she seems to be spending a lot more on me than herself (she's omni), by approximately 4 times...
    I want to become a bit more money efficient and also lower the amount of trips to the supermarket. Anyone have any ideas?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated,
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