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    Chickpea Dahl! I had never heard of Dahl before or chickpeas. It was only since becoming vegan have I discovered theres more to currys than korma tikka and masala!!

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    sprouted stuff...mung beans..broccoli seeds..millet..quinoa..whatever you fancy..soak..rinse...sprout..rinse..leave all day..rinse..repeat..in 3 or 4 days: amazing nutritiously ace sprouts
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    i've got a huge list - too many to name them all
    but since becoming vegan, my new fave staple is: LIQUID SMOKE!! where have i been?? its so good!

    i also love various types of rice (i have white, brown, red, sticky black rice)
    grains/pasta (cous cous, polenta, bourgul,)
    beans (broad bean, kidney, black bean, soy bean, all sorts i cant name)
    spices & condiments (curry, chilli powder, soy sauce, Vegetta....)
    dried goods (shitaki mushrooms, dried fungus, dried sea weed, dried tofu skin)
    frozen stuff (seitan, frozen firm tofu, taro, )

    etc
    etc

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    added: nut butters! bought a jar of almond, brazil nut and cashew butter today and its delicous! it's a replacement for sesame oil. werid? well, my thinking is: i was going to buy tahini instead of sesame oil to stir through my cooking but saw the nut butters instead, and gave it a go. yum!
    but a bit pricey so might make my own after i finish this jar (going pretty quickly - i'm eating out of the jar!)

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    My bulk storage fridge in the basement always has all types of rice and beans which I like to cook nearly every day. I also keep kale, collards, cabbage, celery, carrots, potatoes, and other salad greens on hand at all times. I feel best on a very low fat diet and follow the McDougall plan. I also like to keep onions and tomatoes on hand. I often make soups and chili so I keep a vegan soup base powder on hand. I keep braggs aminos, and various soy sauces, wines, vinegars, and hot sauses on hand for sautéeing as well has vegan worchestershire sauce and liquid smoke.

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    Semolina Pasta (I eat this daily)
    A block of hard 'tofu'
    Vegan croutons
    Pretzels
    Crackers

    All of the above are organic, except the pasta, which I stockpiled in 2005. The pasta in the house weighs more than I do.

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    Alpro sweetened soya milk
    Corncakes
    Blueberries (frozen)
    Trek bars (berry flavour)
    The usuals - rice, chickpeas, frozen peas, jumbo oats etc
    Braised tofu in a tin
    Tofu in the packet
    Hemp protein
    Flax
    Seaweed
    Vegan salad cream
    Plum sauce

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    veganaise
    tofu
    WW bread
    WW pasta
    nutritional yeast
    flax oil
    rice
    garbanzo beans
    salt
    lemons
    olive oil
    Silk Soymilk
    context is everything

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    lately: in no particular order

    tofu,
    plain soy milk
    olive oil
    pasta sauce
    potatoes
    frozen vegetables
    cereal
    instant taco mix, black beans, pinto beans, hummus
    bulk dry rice, pintos, black beans, chickpeas, split peas, barley, lentils
    vegetable bullion
    veggie burgers
    bagels and ww bread
    frozen Greek pizzas
    earth balance
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    Soya Milk
    Fruit Juice
    Carrots
    Potatos
    Broccoli
    Bread
    Marg
    Cheesly
    Pickle, relishes, sauces etc
    Hummous
    Soya Yogurts
    Tinned Pineapples
    Mushrooms, peppers
    Tonic Water (for me gin)
    Mayola
    Burger Mix
    Pulses
    Rice, Pasta, Noodles, instant noodle pots
    Burger Mix
    Baked Beans, tinned veg soup
    Country Pies, sausages etc
    TVP & Tofu
    Tinned Chopped Tomatoes
    Bourbons Creams or Hobnobs
    Soy sauce
    Yeast Flakes
    Herbal Teas

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    Black Beans
    Corn
    Salsa
    Onions
    Garlic
    Vegannaise


    This is just a few of the things I keep in supply.

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    Quote Pilaf View Post
    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.
    I have been vegan for 2.5 months and am still learning. This may be a dumb question, and I apologize if it is, but I was under the impression that whole grain bread would be vegan if it doesn't contain eggs, butter, milk, etc. Am I missing something? Should I be buying a specific vegan bread?

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    Milk derivatives are added to many commercial breads, so read the label on the packet, or if it is bought from a bakery ask the baker.
    In the UK we find more milk derivatives in white bread.
    See my local diary ... http://herbwormwood.blogspot.com/

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    Quote herbwormwood View Post
    In the UK we find more milk derivatives in white bread.
    Although "healthy" bread often seems to include honey, grr.

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    i've noticed the household flying through tomato, mushroom, onion, carrot and garlic supplies lately.
    also soy milk, soy sauce and gime lean beef.
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    I always have tofu, nutritional yeast, broccoli, onions, spinach, apples, oranges, rice, olive oil and flax seed oil in stock in my kitchen. I live off of tofu scramble and rice when I have a busy week and snack on apples and oranges. You can also usually find veganese and earth balance, but those aren't used as often.

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    - dates
    - pasta
    - brown rice
    - brown rice noodles
    - oatmeal (instant)
    - rice cakes
    - corn thins
    - tomato puree
    - tomato paste
    - canned lentils
    - dried chickpeas
    - dried kidney beans
    - dried lentils
    - dried split peas
    - dried lima beans
    - Nori (for sushi)
    - Tamari soy sauce
    - Powdered Wasabi
    - Pickled ginger
    - tahina/tahini
    - orange marmalade
    - strawberry jam
    - blackberry jam
    - peanut butter (for my husband - not really for me )
    - maple syrup
    - potato chips
    - corn chips
    - wholegrain organic bread
    - wholemeal pita bread
    - ketchup
    - various herbs/spices
    - choculence & minton biscuits (for all those familliar with Aussie tim tams & mint slices, those are the vegan versions)
    - Bonsoy
    - coffee bags
    - peppermint tea
    - green tea
    - orange juice
    - frozen onions
    - frozen berries (usually raspberries, blackberries & cherries)
    - sorbet (gelativo is YUMMY)
    - olive oil
    - canola oil
    - sesame oil
    - sesame seeds

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    - peanutbutter
    - various vegs and fruit depending on what is on offer, but usually tomatoes and zucchini
    - burger and falafel mix
    - quinoa
    - rice paper
    - nori sheets
    - soya sauce
    - soy milk
    - fruit bars
    - "space bars"
    - parmezano
    - dipping sauces
    - usually also nutrituonal yeast but haven´t found any around yet or I was too blind
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    - coffee
    - yogi tea
    - hoji tea
    - rice milk
    - orange juice
    - vodka

    - bananas
    - oranges
    - some type of berry

    - dried beans
    - edamame
    - hummus
    - canned lentils

    - sea salt
    - cinnamon
    - mustard
    - chopped garlic

    - oat bran

    - spinach leaves
    - celery
    - carrots
    - mushrooms
    - tomatoes
    - cilantro
    - green beans
    - cucumber
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    how could I forget to list that?!!!! of course I always need to have coffee around and a syrup!
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    rice
    pasta
    tinned tomatoes
    chickpeas
    tea
    coffee
    soya margarine
    soya milk
    rice milk
    red lentils
    onions
    breakfast cereal
    oats
    plenty of herbs and spices
    veggie mince
    jam
    yeast extract
    chocolate
    cereal bars
    ketchup
    garlic
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    Trader Joe's Green Plant juice
    Firm tofu
    Rice milk
    Oil
    Pasta sauce
    Udon noodles (which I use for any sort of pasta or noodle 'cause I hate whole wheat noodles)
    potatoes
    vegenaise
    frozen vegetables
    beans
    rice
    garlic
    onion
    zucchini, squash, etc.
    banana
    cereal
    green onion/chive (still can't tell the difference)
    veggie boullion
    gardenburgers
    cilantro
    salsa
    bread
    cucumbers
    salt
    ketchup
    mustard
    hot sauce
    tomato
    green tea
    cabbage
    celery
    carrots
    soy sauce
    canned soup
    peanut butter
    jelly
    grapes
    Trader Ming's Kung Pao noodles and sauce
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    - Alpro unsweetened soya milk
    - chickpeas
    - tinned tomatoes
    - Engevita
    - wholemeal bread
    - Fry's braai sausages
    - Pure spread
    - olive oil
    - flaxseeds
    - Dorset cereals muesli
    - Jasmine rice
    - Risotto rice
    - Lentils of many nationalities
    - Coconut milk
    - Tahini
    - Frozen edamame beans
    - plus fruit and veggies in all guises!

    (looks like I've just done the shopping list for tomorrow then!)

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    - Olive Oil
    - Rice Dream
    - Pure spread
    - Pasta
    - 'Chicken' Noodles
    - Nutritional Yeast Flakes
    - Brocolli
    - Cauliflour
    - Granny Smith Apples
    - Pasta
    - Soy sauce
    - Plamil Mayonnaise
    - L Mac Country Pies
    - L Mac Sausages
    - Quinoa
    - Hemp Seed oil
    - Potato Waffles
    - McCain Hash Browns
    - Baked Beans
    - Chickpeas
    - Tahina
    - Liquid Smoke
    - Frozen Garlic Cubes
    - Dried: Basil, Oregano, Majoram, Rosemary, Parsley, Coriander, Garlic, Onion, Cumin powdered, Mint + more
    - Marigold Vegan Bouillon
    - Kosher 'Chicken' Stock
    - Wholemeal Pasta
    - Asda Organic Peanut Butter
    - Oatibix
    - Mineral Water
    - Braised Chicken Su-ji

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    Hi


    I've never heard of nutritional yeast. What is it and what do you use it for??

    Thanks, Ali

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    Ali,
    nutritional yeast is a condiment that is made out of inactive yeast, I buy it in flake form (looks a bit like fish food, apparently it comes as powder too), and is also called engevita in the uk.
    It is rich in b vitamins, and is used to enhance the flavour of dishes, it can also be used to give a cheesy flavour if you are not mixing it with anything else. i use it in salads, stirfrys, marinades, casseroles, sheperd's pie... although do keep in mind that the bvits get lost after the dish reaches a certain temperature... you can find it in health food shops, and its about £1.99 for a tub, which lasts ages.. hope this helps

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    Thank you "Hiddenfromview" - it sounds really good, I'll have to get some - probably online as there is a lack of good health food shops where I live - I like the idea of sprinkling it on mashed potatoes!!!

    Thanks again for replying, I'm new here and am still trying to work out where I can and cannot post (I eat a vegan diet, am trying to go vegan but my husband and children aren't) and I appreciate any replies/help !!

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    I am rubbish in this respect.
    The only things I need in the house and panic if I dont have are
    Instant packet soups (hard to find vegan ones sometimes but they do exist) for adding to cooking, and for snacking.
    Salad
    Cider (most important!)
    Tomato juice for making soup and low fat sauces
    Instant mashed potato for adding to soup as a thickener
    Popadums and crispbreads
    Tinned Tomatoes

    On a lesser scale
    Dried Chickpeas, I agree they make a brillaint finger snack!
    Other fresh vegetables for cooking.
    Purespreads
    Pasta though I try to limit that one.
    Frozen stir fry veggies

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    Me and my boyf will be living together soon and I've been trying to work out our shopping budget, and what should be essentials, and what are treats.

    I love stuff like Cheezly, but am a little dubious about its nutritional benefits (unless anyone knows any better ). Even stuff like veggie mince- would I be better off buying a big bag of lentils instead? Are veggie mince and the fake meaty things even all that nutritious? Is it easy to live without vegan yoghurts, mayo etc?

    I would love some examples of vegan shopping lists on a budget

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    Last edited by Korn; Apr 13th, 2009 at 11:40 PM. Reason: This was the first post in a similar thread

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    It is expensive for the first cupboard stocking shop but worth it.
    Me and Helen always have the following the cupboard.
    Big bags of:
    TVP little mince not big chunks.
    Pasta
    Lentils
    Chickpeas
    Rice
    Soup mix (lentils, split peas, barley etc. Not cup-a-soup type stuff)
    Tinned:
    Tomatoes
    Tomato puree
    Beans
    Coconut milk

    Stock
    Bisto Gravy granules (mixed with TVP makes wicked shepherds pie)
    Soya sauce
    Liquid Aminos, we call it amigos though
    Baking powder
    Plain and self raising flower

    Herbs/ Spices, most supermarkets do basic ranges of these.
    Curry Powder
    Pepper
    Salt
    sage
    Garlic
    Peri Peri
    cumin
    ground coriander
    cinnamon
    basil
    oregano

    These are the basic things for most, easy to make can't be arsed doing any fancy cooking, meals.
    It is easy to live without mayo etc but it is a good treat. The yogurts are good to chuck on cereal for breakfast. The meaty type replacements can easily be done without, it is mainly a psychological thing to have that part of a meal. I am happy with a huge plate of veg but others like to have veggie pies and that. I do like pie all the same though.
    When we moved in together we saw it as a utopia of delightful meals shared over the table with a slow glass of wine. It has now degenerated into one of us moaning all the way through cooking scrambled tofu, again.
    Anything that is quick to cook is good.

    Oh yeah.. well done on moving in together. Is it soon? Is he vegan? Have you lived away from home before? What area are you moving too?
    Last edited by Buddha Belly; Apr 13th, 2009 at 11:36 PM. Reason: Forgot polite questions!!

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    Quote loveganism View Post
    I love stuff like Cheezly, but am a little dubious about its nutritional benefits (unless anyone knows any better ). Even stuff like veggie mince- would I be better off buying a big bag of lentils instead? Are veggie mince and the fake meaty things even all that nutritious? Is it easy to live without vegan yoghurts, mayo etc?
    I tend to prioritise pulses like lentils and beans as dietary staples, and to keep the fake meats and cheeses as occasional treats (though I'm not convinced the meats are a treat really ). Not only are pulses cheaper but they're more "natural" (i.e. less processed) foods and therefore better for one I suspect. The main soy type thing I buy is tofu as I find it very useful for stir fries and what not.

    We keep pulses, nuts, seeds, rice, pasta and other grain-type things such as quinoa on hand, along with tinned tomatoes, and get a vegetable and fruit box delivered once a week. I haven't done the sums but we don't seem to spend all that much on food in spite of mostly having organic stuff. An additional advantage of this arrangement is that we don't have to do a great deal of shopping, except for things like toilet paper

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    I buy whatever is cheap at the moment!I am very frugal and very skint. lol
    But, I do try to always have
    tomato juice for making tomato soup or veg soup.
    tomato puree for same reason
    Canned tomatoes for soups and for general cooking, adding to soy mince and curries, chillis..etc
    Dried beans, whatever is cheap they often get reduced, chickpeas,kidney beans
    peal barley for putting in soups or whatever I am cooking.
    Dried peas
    pasta shapes, for adding to soup. Wholemeal..I kno pasta isn't too good for me!
    Brown rice
    salad, alwyas buy when reduced
    stock cubes, seasonings, pepper, chilli paste
    Raw popadums for snacking
    dried instnat mashed potato, shops own brand, its very cheap, I can use it to thicken soups, for feeding to the ratties! and for myself to eat.
    Olive oil, pure spread for cooking
    Frozen onions for adding to cooking, last longer than fresh obviously and a good staple
    frozen peppers for same reason, I cook and blend those and make soups and add them to stir fries.
    Soya mince. I cook most things from scratch or therabouts to save money but sometimes I buy this seasoned.
    Vegan salad dressings or creams
    soy milk, which i put into an ice cube tray and freeze so it cant go off. I use it in cooking.



    I scan reduced sections for things and think about what I could make with them, and occasionally spend on stuff like vegan pesto,cheese,'meat' or bread. but only if i have extra monies. I live of beans, bread, grains and veg.

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    Default Re: What goes on your shopping list?

    Bread
    Lettuce
    Milk
    Eggs

    EDIT: Whoops! Wrong forum.

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    Hah, silly Risker.

    Garlic, Lentils, Bread, Spinach and Artichoke Hummus, Vegan Earth Balance butter, Pasta, Tomato Sauce, Oregano, Basil, Parsley, Ketchup, Olive Oil, Cooking Oil (usually Sunflower Oil), Pepper, Beans (all kinds), Cinnamon, Pepper, Kale, Onions, Soy Milk, Peanut or Almond Butter, Blackberry/Strawberry Jelly

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    Default Re: What goes on your shopping list?

    Here's a list of stuff I can get at my local Publix, which is a chain grocery store here. I also shop my local Kroger's health food department. They have a pretty decent selection:

    Produce:
    Green leaf lettuce
    Plum tomatoes
    Bananas
    Strawberries
    Mushrooms (I buy what's on sale, usually)
    Baby spinach
    Baking potatoes
    Navel oranges
    Onions (red ones when Vidalias aren't in season)
    Red bell peppers
    Cilantro
    Chives

    Refrigerated:
    Earth Balance vegan butter
    Vanilla soymilk
    Plain soymilk
    Chocolate soymilk (I know, it's a lot of soy milk, but the chocolate is mostly for my kiddo LOL)

    Frozen Foods:
    Welch's frozen juice concentrate cans (I prefer Welch's over Minute Maid because the Welch's doesn't contain HFCS)
    Frozen veggie medleys
    Tofutti Cuties

    Dry/Canned Staple Items:
    Sweet corn
    Pinto beans
    Butter beans
    Kidney beans
    Diced tomatoes
    Tomato sauce
    Organic peanut butter (I like Kroger's Private Selection brand. It's reasonably priced, certified organic and vegan)
    Whole wheat flower
    Cornmeal
    Turbinado sugar (I use Sugar in the Raw)
    Maple syrup without HFCS
    Molasses
    Coffee
    Whole wheat pasta
    Jasmati Jasmine rice
    Apple cider vinegar
    Sea salt
    Kelp flakes
    Tabasco sauce
    Silken tofu (the kind that isn't refrigerated. Some stores sell it in the ethnic foods section. My Kroger has it in their health food dept.)
    Ketchup
    Mustard
    Olive oil cooking spray (I use Spectrum)


    Some of the other stuff I buy at the specialty shops like the vegan snacky stuff such as Ricemallow, Bac'uns, St. Claire's Lemon Tarts, etc. and my nutritional yeast.

    Quote loveganism View Post
    Are veggie mince and the fake meaty things even all that nutritious? Is it easy to live without vegan yoghurts, mayo etc? !
    The answer to your question is yes and no. Is a soy-based burger patty less fattening than a beef one? Yes, but there is a trade-off and it's usually with sodium. A lot of the "hand-hold" meat and dairy substitutes have to trade one bad thing for another to make them taste somewhat comparable to their non-vegan counterparts. If they didn't, nobody would eat them. Most people who are trying to eschew mayo, for example, would probably rather give up mayo altogether rather than eat something on their potato salad that tastes like dung. So in that respect I, personally, think it would be better to ween yourself off of the analogs and aim for a diet consisting mostly of fresh, healthy vegan foods. But that's just me. I have to be really careful with my sodium intake.

    Substitute foods are also pretty costly. Yes, it is a tad less expensive to buy a box of Boca burgers than it is to buy ground beef to make the same amount; however, if you're living off of veggie burgers you are going to spend a lot more money than you would buying fresh produce. What I had to do (bear in mind I'm still new at this, so I'm far from an expert on the subject. This is just my opinion here.) was pick the one food I knew I would struggle giving up when I decided to transition to vegan. For me that was cheese. I'm willing to spend a bit extra and splurge on the vegan-friendly cheese substitutes and give up the fakin' bacon, soy burgers, etc. and save those for special occasions like Summer cook-outs.

    Milk is the tricky one because a lot of recipes call for it, so if you do a lot of cooking at some point you'll need to buy a milk substitute and keep it on-hand. I prefer soy, myself, but try to use it sparingly.

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    Me and my boyf will be living together soon and I've been trying to work out our shopping budget, and what should be essentials, and what are treats.

    I love stuff like Cheezly, but am a little dubious about its nutritional benefits (unless anyone knows any better ). Even stuff like veggie mince- would I be better off buying a big bag of lentils instead? Are veggie mince and the fake meaty things even all that nutritious? Is it easy to live without vegan yoghurts, mayo etc?

    I would love some examples of vegan shopping lists on a budget

    My dad has definitely spoiled me over the years!
    Veggie mince can be a budget buy if you look out for the plain, dried kind, which is sold in health food shops and some ethnic shops as texturized vegetable protein, TVP mince, TVP chunks.
    There is a SUMA brand sold in health food stores and a Heera brand sold in ethnic stores.
    Some scoop shops sell it too in the loose dried food bins.
    Its a good protein source.
    Ethnic stores are good for cheap spices, and sometimes speciality food, for example middle eastern stores usually have very good boxes of dates at cheap prices, and far eastern stores usually have cheap tofu and sea vegetables.
    Other items which go on my budget list are large bags of brown rice, red lentils, dried beans, and chick peas, large 1 KG tub of marigold vegetable bouillion.
    Tinned tomatoes and passata are good for making pots of home made chilli and stew.
    Seasonal vegetables from the market or if you can find a real greengrocer.

    Some vegetables may be more economical to buy frozen. I usually have frozen peas, sweetcorn, green beans.
    I use leaf tea as well as tea bags, it is more economical.
    I have soya milk every day.... a the moment I use a lot of soya soliel, because I an get it delivered, but if you can get to sainsbury's, tesco or morrison's you will find their own brand soya milk comares well with the price of cow milk.
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    Thank you for the responses everyone- big, big help I'm a bit of a junk food binge-eater (some of the items on your lists made me drool, haha!), so living in a house without chocolate puddings and marinated tofu in the fridge will do me a lot of good- your shopping lists all look pretty well-rounded (a lot healthier than omnis I know).

    Does anyone here bake their own sweet treats instead of buying them?

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    Oh yeah.. well done on moving in together. Is it soon? Is he vegan? Have you lived away from home before? What area are you moving too?
    Thank you He's currently a veggie (who has no problem with vegan dinners I make), but has maintained that when we live together he will try to be vegan. He likes his cheese tho! Might be a challenge. It'll be our first home- we're going to see the house we like this Saturday! (I'm near Heathrow).

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    [QUOTE=theashleybeyer;88195]wondering if anyone recommends some staple foods that would be easily made into many different meals, etc../QUOTE]

    well I always have stuff like rice, seeds, nuts, all types of beans, dried seaweed, soy sauce, herbs and spices, frozen peppers and sweetcorn and sometimes pasta, dried fruit and flour and soya milk. Then I get an organic fruit/veg box delivered once a week and i find i can make loads of varied recipies from this stuff. you'll find you're cooking a lot more but i make enough for 2 or 3 days at a time and keep in fridge, and if it's not eaten then i freeze it. this way i'm only cooking about twice a week.
    I even freeze cakes etc, ready sliced so i can just grab a slice when i want one (only takes half hour to defrost).

    good luck

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    Tinned chickpeas.... cheap(ish), tasty and a good basis for any meal. I think at least once a week I throw some chickpeas in pan with some form of spice, and some tomatoes, then just throw in anything that looks like it's getting as 'ripe' as is good for it. This is nice over rice, pasta, or on toast for the criminally lazy.

    I don't actually think that being vegan needs lot more specialist foods... I just try to eat a few more greens (for iron) fortified soy (for calcium) and pulses for protein. Other than that, it's mostly whatever veggies are in season/on special at the time

    Of course, soy sauce, nutritional yeast and spices are the cornerstones to vegan cooking.

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    I typically buy:
    potatoes (tons of potatoes!!)
    veg
    apples
    cereal
    soya milk
    houmous
    bread
    tofu
    veg sausages
    pastry
    soy sauce
    gravy
    ingredients for baking

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    Lightbulb What's on your shopping list?

    Being a new Vegan I thought it would be nice to see what other vegans are eating and incorporating into their diet.

    I am going to include my shopping list to start.

    I hope this works.

    I already have a fridge full of veg like leeks, courgettes, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, green beans, peppers, etc. I also have a cupboard full of lots of different types of dried beans and pulses.

    So here it is.

    Chillies
    Aubergine
    Swede
    Forest friendly Soya Milk
    Broccoli
    Cous Cous
    Rooibos Tea
    Crusty Bread
    Portabello Mushrooms
    Kiwi Fruit
    Organic oat Milk
    Chick Peas
    24 tins of chopped tomatoes ( Yeah I like to buy in bulk from Lidl)
    24 tins of kidney beans
    24 tins of baked beans
    6 cartons of Multivitamin Tropical Drink
    Greek Biscuits
    Halva Cocoa
    Loukomia
    Lemon Ice Tea
    Cranberry Juice
    Raspberry Jam
    Lentil Soup
    Pitted Green Olives
    Jar of Roasted peppers
    Potato wedges
    Stir Fry Vegetables
    Peanuts
    Orangeade
    Sour Cherries in Syrup
    3 Mangos
    Garlic
    Vitamin tablets (for occassional use)
    Large jar of Molasses
    Almond Butter
    Agave Syrup
    Natex Yeast Extract

    I shopped at 4 different stores for this lot and should last me a while. I buy my fresh veg weekly.

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    I happen to have our shopping list from yesterday sitting right ere next to the comp...

    garlic
    fresh lettuce, carrots, cabbage
    canned mushrooms, chick peas, tomatoes
    frozen broccoli, spinach, corn
    dried split peas, lentils
    olives, black and green
    gardenburger/boca products
    tofu
    whole grain hamburger rolls
    Silk (the milk)
    fruit juice and soda
    whole grain crackers
    ketchup
    sweet vidalia dressing
    earth balance
    tvp
    nutritional yeast
    gravy packets
    chocolate syrup ()

    eta: we buy any other fresh veg as we need it, except the salad stuff and always have a large quantity of potatoes and onions on hand.
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    I'm a 100% raw vegan now (or as far as humanly possible) and doubt the quality of supermarket veg so I order a weekly box of seasonal organic fruit and veg from Riverford organics (see Google).

    It costs £14 a week although I may need to upgrade from a medium to a large box and I ask them to leave out vegetables that need to be cooked like potatoes and swedes.

    If there is any left over before the next box arrives I make them into smoothies and freeze them.

    It's cheap, easy and they deliver to my door. We've been using them for about 6 months now and they are amazing and ecologically sound. I also sprout from home. If we need to buy anything we'll get raw bars from the health food shop but I've gone off packaged food now, it doesn't taste the same as fresh.
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    Beans
    Brown rice
    Beans
    Hot sauce
    Beans

    I love beans!!! Lol
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    I'm not very good at buying fruit and veg in season which I know is naughty:

    Apples,
    Mango,
    Pineapple,
    Plums,
    Kiwis,
    Oranges.

    Carrots,
    Parsnips,
    Potatoes,
    Peppers,
    Onions,
    Spinach,
    Tomatoes.

    Bread rolls,
    Tortilla wraps,
    Bagels,
    Sliced wholemeal bread,
    Crumpets.

    Pure spread,
    Soya or rice milk,
    Tofu - firm and silken,
    Soya cream,
    Raspberry jam,
    Soya yoghurt.

    Linda McCartney sausages,
    LM sausage rolls,
    Oven chips.

    Pesto,
    Kidney beans,
    Chickpeas,
    Baked beans,
    Tinned spaghetti,
    Passata,
    Yeast extract,
    Peanut butter,
    Tomato ketchup,
    Crisps,
    Crackers.

    I also buy flour, sugar, spices, green and black tea when I run out.

    I made the mistake of buying salad cream recently. I will go back to getting Plamil mayo.

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    Well, my list is pretty limited as far as fruits and veggies (I have fructose malabsorption). Oh, and everything is gluten free.

    lettuce
    spinach
    celery
    potatoes
    lentils
    quinoa
    tofu

    pistachios (roasted)
    pumpkin seeds (raw and roasted)
    sunflower seeds (raw)

    rice noodles
    rice-based bread baking mix
    rice flour
    rice tortillas
    rice & corn chips
    corn flour based cereal (called Gorilla Munch)

    soy milk (Silk)
    rice milk (Rice Dream)
    tea (all different kinds)

    various spices
    extra virgin olive oil
    OrganicVille salad dressing
    peanut butter
    sunflower seed butter

    evaporated cane juice (sugar)
    soy ice cream (So Delicious)
    dark chocolate (Green and Black's)

    nutritional yeast
    multivitamin (Deva)

    I too have a total of four stores I shop at, but one is mostly for bath stuff.

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    I'd like to add, mine was a specific shopping list... not THE shopping list. It changes often.
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    Thanks for that Mr Fibble. I noticed you had Thai curry paste on your list, where do you get it without fish oil in it? I havent seen any yet.
    Several years back there was none in supermarkets at all, which was highly annoying; you just had to keep an eye out in oriental supermarkets (though I did once get an amazing green curry paste for 69p in Peckham that lasted for months).

    These days there are several own brand supermarket ones that look OK. I tend to buy ones made by this company (ingredients on site), which are available in Waitrose (not sure about Solihull branch) and larger Tescos/Sainsburys. They do a very good satay too.
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    I do miss Thai food when out. There are few vegan options. I found a vegetarian Pad Thaii in Canada recently but it turns out they use Oyster sauce in the sauce mix.

    I'll shop around and see what I can find or maybe even make my own.

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