What's in your cupboard??

Sal - posted on 11/07/2010 ( 42 moms have responded )

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the butter v's marg conversation got me thinking, i am pretty up on whats in my cupboard, apart from my husbands chorlestrol problem i have a child who has a very serious dairy allergy which makes buying most things tricky, (so it is luckily i love cooking)

i have a number items that are processed in varying degress (bread, tinned tomatos, tomato paste, dried pasta, butter and marg, dries legumes oils, vinigars cheese, flour ,sugar baked beans, peanet butter, vegimite, soy milk , frozen corn and the odd paket of jelly crystals) we might have some very processed food sometimes (hmm tim tams) and cold meats such as salami but on the whole i make most things from scatch, pizza bases included, cakes pasta sauce, curries, soup even jams and pickels, i have my own chooks and a small vegi and herb garden, so i pretty much know what we are eating all the time How about you? are you in for a surprise when you read the ingredients list on your food, does where your food come from matter to you or is price the main factor? do you buy organic (i don't) do you try to go local (this i try) with local shops or farmers markets, do you cook or ore you all for the convienance of pre-prepared and takeaway? (which is lovely sometimes)

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Sharon - posted on 11/09/2010

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I threw everything away in my pantry and fridge and stocked them with McDonalds happy meal gift certificates.

Jodi - posted on 11/07/2010

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My husband is diabetic, so I usually have a cupboard and fridge full of fresh food, but we do also eat some processed foods. In general, we eat wholegrain cereals, breads, etc. I purchase my vegetables and meat at the market (I shop weekly) and anything else at my local shopping centre. I try to buy Australian made and owned, but that's not always possible. I also read labels on everything I buy. Price is not really a deciding factor for me, although sometimes I make my final decision based on price.

In general I know which brands are best for us. I try to focus on low and medium GI foods, but again, that isn't always possible.

I cook from scratch pretty much every night. I even make my own soups - I can't stand the canned stuff. I hate canned or frozen vegetables, I just don't like the taste. The only thing I will buy either canned or frozen is tomatoes or corn. Even our pizza bases are purchased fresh from a deli at the market :)

We eat out about once a month in a restaurant, and have take away food about once a month too, usually coinciding with a night where I have a school council meeting or some other evening commitment.

I won't list what is in my cupboard or fridge though, there wouldn't be room on the page - it is always VERY full!!!

Oh, and I do have my own herb garden because I rely on herbs to flavour food, rather than a lot of sauces, because they are much better for us :)

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We buy organic meat and eggs at ALL times. I cannot eat regular eggs for an unknown reason, they make me feel sick. as far as meat goes, I hate buying a "regular" chicken and having it shrink by half so I choose organic which doesn't shrink as much. Moreover, I find organic to be much juicier.

We usually get organic vegetables and fruits delivered every week to our home.It comes down way cheaper than going directly to the farmer's market and I get to enjoy local and organic. For the rest of the food like grains and canned goods, I buy whatever tastes good and is fairly healthy. I also buy when items are on sale. We do buy ice cream or gelato once in a while, we buy chips also. I never buy sandwich meats or cold cuts. I have a lot of spices in my pantry, canned beans, flour, natural peanut butter, frozen corn and veggies, etc.

Tah - posted on 11/09/2010

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o freezer okay..fresh(well it was..lol) whiting, chicken, ground turkey frozen veggies, turkey breakfast sausages..i buy the husband dinners and breakfast for work, so we have the turkey sausage and egg biscuits and hungry man dinners, empanadas and quesadillas....boca meatless sausage and burgers for me....

Lyndsay - posted on 11/09/2010

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With produce I try to buy whats in season, but there are essentials that I always need. Lots of chicken and ground beef (or ground turkey), sometimes steak or pork (I don't eat these, hubby does). My son insists on rice or pasta every night for dinner so I have a wide assortment of different flavours, types, etc. As far as baking supplies go, I'm stocked up with all the basic ingredients. Sometimes if I'm trying a new recipe I will have to buy something I don't normally keep on hand, but usually I just bake box stuff. I have a pantry full of canned foods like soups and alphaghetti that I keep stocked for "lazy days". We don't eat them that often but it's good to have just in case.

Tara - posted on 11/09/2010

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we don't have a cupboard, we have a walk in pantry. lol, With a family of 7 people, it's a necessity that we also have a deep freeze as well.
So on the shelves in said pantry:
canned tomatoes,
canned tomatoe sauce and paste
canned corn (hate frozen corn)
canned fruit cocktail and mandarin oranges
dried pasta, brown rice, wild rice, long grain rice,
baking goods,
homemade pickles etc.
ice cream cones
cereal
oats
several jars of jelly
several jars of salsa
several jars of chili sauce

In the freezer, some venison, beef, chicken and pork. Plus frozen veggies and fruit from this summers harvest, and lots of frozen bread, bagels and pitas (buy lots when they're on sale)
In the fridge, lots of fresh fruit and veggies, 3 kinds of hard cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, yogourt, milk, coffee cream, condiments, leftovers, juice and a package of sliced pepperoni for homemade pizza later this week, plus random containers containing god knows what, I'm afraid to open them. (I'm actually waiting for "dump day" so dh can hold open a bag while I dump the contents of said containers and then he rushes it all off to the landfill in the truck) lol

We cook every meal, we don't eat out, I buy organic but only if it's local organic. I buy local before imported and there are things I choose to go without when not in season, like berries and peaches etc.
We rarely get take out food, and usually only if it's dh and I with no kids.

LaCi - posted on 11/09/2010

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I have everything I need to make anything I'll be making that week. As for prepackaged/processed foods, we have wheat saltines, toddler meals (which are never used but I feel the need to have them in his away bag just in case), tortillas-until I buy a tortilla press, morningstar chikn nuggets, earth balance, and dry noodles. OH. and cheese, vfusion, yogurt salad dressing, and soy pudding. other condiments, mostly organic ketchup though I think there is a spicy mustard in there- I wouldn't know I hate mustard.



I buy mostly fresh veggies, and most are locally grown. Some frozen veggies. No canned anything. Organic wheat flour, corn meal, quinoa, rice, TONS of beans etc. Not much fruit in the house really, some bananas, tons of tomatoes, and I think there's a plantain in there right now.



Most of what we eat I'm making from scratch. There is no meat. No junk food (unless I want it badly enough to make it). I'd consider it a pretty healthy kitchen.



I value organic, sometimes. Can't always afford it. We avoid anything with artificial colors, flavors, weird preservatives, or any ingredient in the list that I can't identify. Though we give in sometimes ;)



Our farmers markets are pretty much out of commission right about now. Meijer usually labels the locally grown food, I buy it if it's an option.

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And Tah, you reminded me that I have cornmeal and grits (locally produced, and bought at the farmer's market!) in the freezer. I'm sure I forgot other stuff too, but those are two big things and I don't know how I forgot them.

Tah - posted on 11/09/2010

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i forgot stuffing...the husband loves it. he would eat it all the time if i let him..i just use it to stuff chickens and turkeys and i add cornbread to it....

Caitlin - posted on 11/08/2010

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Since we found out about my daughter allergies, our cupboards changed a lot.

I can my own tomatoes, beets and make all my own jams and jellies. Usually I make most of the baby food too, but I do have the jars as well, because sometimes i'm simply too buys to make the baby food. I prefer to get the organic ones when they are on special, but I will buy others it the have no added sugar. I also have almond butter, soy nut butter and sunbutter (made with sunflower seeds) for my daughter because they are all very good for her.

Since I make a lot from scratch, I have all the baking stuff, sugar, brown sugar, white flour, whole wheat flour etc...Organic pasta, teddy grahams snack packs for my daughter when we are on the go. Canned corn (no sugar or salt added), tomato paste, Garden cocktail, beans, lentils, quinoa, rice ... That kind of stuff

Our fridge is mostly full of fruits and vegetables, along with condiments (ketchup, mustard, relish, veganaise, salad dressing) Milk, soy milk, 100% pure juice, margarine, butter, cheese.

I don't overdo the organic stuff, I like local produce when it's in season (all those 4-5 months of the year), otherwise, I mostly go with what my daughter isn't allergic to.. Oh and my guilty forbidden pleasure - a HUGE jar of peanut butter.. for when my daughter is asleep...

Rosie - posted on 11/08/2010

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what's the recipie for homemade cream of chicken sara? i have one for cream of mushroom. havn't frozen it or anything though. need more freezer room!! :)

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I buy with the intent of feeding my family healthy foods at a low cost. And I cook from scratch (kind of) most nights of the week. Granted, we don't eat the healthiest all the time, but we are making efforts to improve. In the future I'd like to buy a local grass fed cow and we are in the process of growing our own vegetables! We currently buy local when it's available (eggs, chicken, and veggies).



We do keep a fair amount of canned vegetables, but this is in the process of being changed. We started our first garden several weeks ago and plan to can and freeze what we grow. I also stumbled across a recipe for homemade cream of chicken (which I use more than I'd like to admit) so I have plans to make a big batch to freeze. Those two things changes should improve the healthfulness of our cupboard that stores canned goods.



The other cupboard has brown rice, whole grain pasta and bread, dried kidney beans, dried northern beans, cake mix (for a church fundraiser coming up, that item is unusual), plain oatmeal, popcorn and tortilla chips.



A third cupboard has coffee and baking supplies. A fourth has spices.



The refrigerator has organic whole milk, OJ, sweet tea, a mix of fresh fruits and veggies, condiments, coffee creamer (my one luxury I allow myself!), salsa, leftovers, onions, potatoes, buttermilk, butter, plain yogurt, eggs and cheese.



The freezer has a mix of frozen fruits and veggies, ground meat, chicken (we buy free range when available, but not currently, maybe next week), shrimp, pork sausage, chicken nuggets (bad mommy), 2 kinds of frozen soup.



And that covers it.

Corinne - posted on 11/08/2010

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Okay cupboard #1
Flour (sr and plain), yeast, baking powder, cocoa, gelatine leaf, salt, pepper, soy sauce, worcester sauce, sweet chilli sauce, sugar (icing, caster granulated, demerara), chilli powder, garam masala, cumin, turmeric, pink peppercorns, ground ginger, marjoram, whole cardamom, paprika, cinnamon, nutmeg, Bay leaf, lemon sesame sauce, red and green curry paste.
Cupboard #2
Veg oil, olive oil, sesame oil, dried wholewheat pasta, gnocchi, dried noodles, cous cous, red lentils, chick peas, black eyed beans, split yellow peas, butter beans, sesame seeds, pickled ginger, pickled chilli, ground coffee, tea bags, shredded wheat, brazil nuts, walnuts, dried cranberries, raisins, tinned tuna, tinned sweetcorn, balsamic vinegar, white wine vinegar, red and white wine (cooking), brandy and sherry (cooking), dark rum (drink!), 2 cans bitter (?), crackers, peach wine/schnapps (scary stuff given by GM.I.L!).
That's it for cupboards. Going shopping for meat and veg tomorrow, so what's left is a bunch of bananas, carrots, leeks and sweet potatoes.
Feel like eating again now! :)

Rosie - posted on 11/08/2010

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forgot about the nutrigrain bars, granola bars, and fruit snacks my kids love.

Minnie - posted on 11/08/2010

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Jenn, it's a little grain, actually a seed, packed with protein. Once cooked, it has a little curly tail. You cook it like rice, and it smells like, I guess, rice, and tastes a little nutty, with a hint of celery, I think.

Jenn - posted on 11/08/2010

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Maybe because people like me don't even know what the heck it is - other than I'm assuming it's some type of grain?!? I don't know what it looks like, costs, tastes like, smells like, how you eat it, do you eat it, what the hell is it? LMAO!!

ME - posted on 11/08/2010

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If can buy organic, i do. My hubby and I make a lot of our food from scratch, grow a few herbs and tomatoes in a patio garden in the summer, shop at farmers markets when they are available...I do what I can, but I also don't obsess over it...I used to, and it kind of wore me out...

Rosie - posted on 11/08/2010

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oh, and what's actually in my bupboard is...vinegars, apple, rice, balsamic, white, EVOO, veg.oil, corn oil, cereal (some sugary, some not), cream of wheat, a ton of canned vegetables, and cream of soups, pasta (some whole wheat, some not) choc. chips, peanut butter, crackers, chicken helper, flour, sugar, brown and white rice, baking stuff, alcohol, shit ton of herbs, and spices. :)

Rosie - posted on 11/08/2010

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i have a bit of processed foods, i won't lie. but i have been making an effort (thanks to COM, actually) to be more conscience of what we eat. it almost sickens me (ALMOST, LOL) when i eat something processed now. i was eating a beef stick at work today (they are my fav.) and started getting a bit nauseous when i thought about what was in it. i couldn't finish it. i've been making my own pasta sauce, and i even try to make my own pasta every now and then. it's too much work to do everyday, but every now and then is great. i've been shopping at farmers markets (they're all gone now, but in the summer i was) and def. trying to buy more local. every now and then i'll buy organic, i'm not to adamant about that. i like organic strawberries more, and that's all that i can really tell a difference with taste wise.
i wish i had a place to store meat so i could buy some from local butchers. i just ahve a teeny deep freeze, no room for a bigger one. :(

Tah - posted on 11/08/2010

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@Sharon....get a cup or bowl....add dish detergent, water and apple cider vinegar..fruit flies b gone....



I have pasta, and sauces, alfredo and tomato



tortilla chips, croutons, canned veggies and fruit



peanut butter, vinegar(white and apple cider vinegar,) seasonings, whey protein powder, shortening sticks for baking...



rice, organic mac and cheese, sugar, brown sugar, splenda, different types of tea, hot chocolate, peanut butter crackers, medication on the top shelf..shot glasses, cans of tuna for my extra protein....packs of cracked peppercorn gravy(for peppersteak and rice) taco shells and seasoning.....

Amie - posted on 11/08/2010

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Reading this too, I forgot a couple things.

Our cereal is kept on top of the microwave hutch, our container of rice is up there too. I have some dried herbs hanging over our kitchen window, I grow a few in the summer. All of our veggies from the garden are already gone though. =(

I'm sure there's more I forgot too but ah well. LOL

Jenn - posted on 11/08/2010

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Oh - I guess I didn't really answer the other questions. Price is the main factor in what I buy, but that doesn't mean I'll buy junk instead of healthy stuff - but I'll get the no name brand or buy what's on sale. I don't generally buy organic because it's more expensive and we're on a tight budget. I buy as much local stuff as I can. I would love to make it to the farmer's market on Thursday but I don't have a way to get into town during the day, so it's not an option. And we cook at home - no eating out and no take out, but we do sometimes have an easy meal like a frozen pizza or tacos. Also, since everyone else answered what they have in their fridge as well, I have milk, eggs, jam, margarine, salad dressing, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, salad, cucumber, carrots, celery, broccoli, brussels sprouts, apples, grapes, clementines, yogurt, pickles, juice, some chicken that I'm cooking tonight for supper, and in the freezer I have some leftover homemade pancakes, a variety of frozen veggies, extra bread, ground beef, chicken, pork chops, sausages, moose meat, deer meat, and a turkey tail, and in the breadbox there's some bagels and whole wheat bread, then in the lower cupboard (forgot about this one) I have potatoes, onions, a sweet potato, and on the counter top are some bananas.

Amie - posted on 11/08/2010

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Oh good grief. This may take a bit. LOL! I'll just do a quick run down.

We have different cupboards. One is for snacks and extras, I have the cookie jar in there (I generally bake our own cookies, though once in awhile I do buy some), nutrigrain bar, welch's fruit snacks, jello, pudding, goldfish, bread, small sugar and flour container, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, all our pasta (spaghetti, spaghetinni, penne, macaroni, rotini, etc.)
The cupboard below that holds our emergency stuff, jars of sauce, brown beans, soda crackers (salted and unsalted) all kinds of soup, hamburger helper, instant potatoes, stuff we can use fast if we need to eat as quickly as possible. The big containers of sugar and flour are also on the bottom of this cupboard.

I have one huge cupboard that is overflowing (to the point where some of it is on the counter underneath it) of my cooking and baking needs. Some premade/mixed spices, a lot of the large jars of individual spices. I also have a spice rack sitting on my cupboard for when I'm cooking that I refill with the large containers in the cupboard. If I need to bake, there is not a thing I am missing in that cupboard.

Our fridge has our milk, fresh fruit and veg, condiments, some leftovers, juice, pop, beer, wine, coffee creamer, fish, tortilla's, cheese. What fridges normally hold.

Our freezer is packed. We buy meat in bulk. We also buy organic from a farmer outside the city. Steaks, roasts, stewing meat, strips for stir fry, ribs, hamburger. A few hams, pork chops, pork roasts, rib sausages, smokies. A number of chickens, chickens cut up. I also take a day when I need to and make up pre made meals/meats for us. We're running low though, I'm down to ribs and meatloaf.
There are a few things, like perogies, chicken cutlets (mm... chicken slurry LOL) popsicles, frozen yogurt that we buy regularly. Cutlets make a quick lunch for the kids and I'm too lazy to make perogies all that often. (it's a lot of work LOL).

Our counter top has a bowl with oranges and apples in it (some are in the fridge too). Banana tree has some hanging right now. Potatoes are kept on the counter until my husband buys me a potato bin!

That's a quick look, there's a cupboard I forgot too. Our warm/extra condiments, honey, PB, Jelly, ketchup, mustard, etc. OH it also has kippers and other canned fish in it, makes a good snack. =)

I'm not overly surprised, I make a lot of what we eat at home. We do have things I do not make, I read labels though too. Some things, I just don't care. I figure with the ratio of what we eat that's home made to utter crap, it tips in favor to homemade more often.

Where our food comes from matters a little, mostly in regards to our meat. It's why we buy from a local organic farmer. Other things, eh, not so much. Price is never really an issue.

We will eat take out once in awhile, it's actually a lot less than we used too (once or twice a month) to maybe every other month. My husband and I still go out on dates each month but we go to better restaurants then so I assume their food would be better. Hmm.. I should ask. It's just never something I think about when we're out. Take out though, pizza, fried chicken, etc. Ya, I'm pretty sure it's not all the great for us. LOL!

Minnie - posted on 11/08/2010

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Sharon- I am thrilled to hear of a parrot owner who feeds her parrots healthy appropriate foods :).

Sharon - posted on 11/08/2010

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In my pantry I have about ....
10 bottles of salad dressing
20 boxes of Hamburger helper
1 each of the basic condiments
ketchup, mustard, mayonaisse, pickles sour & sweet, steak sauces, marinades

I have MOST dried or powdered herbs. I buy them in plastic envelopes and then repackage them in tiny ziplock baggies, label them and put them in a tiny green clear canister set. Extras or rarely used herbs go into a large ziplock bag and into my cabinet.

5 or 6 boxes of costco cereals kellogs and general mills

basic baking supplies

canned beans

canned tomatoes

powdered broths vegetable, chicken & beef

a couple of cases of ramen

I have 2 gls of white vinegar for my laundry and a couple of bottles of balsamic vinegar.

EVOO, 2 gls vegetable oil, lard, crisco

I keep a wide variety of frozen veggies and try to buy fresh veggies a few times a week.

I buy store brands or off brands frequently. I haven't noticed a difference in sugar, flour or vegetable oil.

I haven't been able to hit the farmers market in months and I miss it.

I used to keep a wide variety of fresh fruit but since I started working and hubby is in charge of the house, that is NOT happening. I HATE fucking fruit flies! So we have a lot of canned fruits - it sucks. I'm getting better at coming home at 11pm and surveying the fridge and counters though and making mental notes on what I need to buy and throw out.

We buy a lot of warehouse sized items. ONLY if they are a better deal than the grocery store or the same cost, because we live so far from town it SUCKS ASS to be out of parmesan cheese when we make spaghetti.

Organic is still to pricey to buy at the grocery store.

I also have the ingredients for cooking up our parrots dinners. A variety of rices, beans, veggies, salt free sauces, odd grains like quinoa, millets, rolled barley, wheat berries, lentils etc.

The hamburger helper is an emergency back up food, lol. My 11 yr old could cook that if he had too.

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Forbidden black rice? I'm intrigued as to what it is about this rice that makes it forbidden!



My cupboards are pretty jammed right now, so I'm just operating on memory (particularly as I'm not actually home right now...)



Blue corn nacho chips and salsa, popcorn, pancake mix, Vector cereal, Special K, a metric shit-ton of tea, three kinds of whole-wheat pasta, a few different kinds of tomato sauce, a few Lipton Sidekick rice dishes, regular long-grain brown rice, quinoa (Earth Mama!), Premium Plus crackers, whole-wheat Goldfish crackers, a half-eaten box of Chips Ahoy! cookies, canned mushrooms, canned tomatoes, canned tuna, another metric shit-ton of Campbell's Creations Minestrone Soup, Club House Yorkshire pudding packets, balsamic vinegar, rice wine vinegar, barbecue sauce, navy beans, applesauce, apple cider vinegar, Nutella, and then we have the baking cabinet, which is the usual stuff: flour, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla beans, chocolate chips, raisins, etc. etc. etc. Then in fridge/freezer, we have fresh produce, frozen produce, soy milk, eggs, meat, cheese, yogurt, way too many condiments (including a jar of Rose's Lime Marmalade that we just opened up yesterday -- yummy!).



Basically, we're a mix of healthy stuff and convenience stuff, but I still never know what the hell to make for supper.

Minnie - posted on 11/08/2010

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Jodi, you're not weird for having quinoa and chia, lol.



We've got mung beans, black beans, red and brown lentils, basmati rice, sushi rice, wild rice, forbidden black rice, red beans, chick peas, millet, red quinoa, couscous, some other pastas, brown rice, canned tomatoes, applesauce, bulgur wheat, some sort of eight grain hot cereal, dates, cashews, walnuts, pecans, almonds, raisins, kombu,...



cooking cabinet: flax seed, chick pea flour, whole wheat and white flour, semolina, rice flour, corn meal, buckwheat flour, numerous spices, cocoa powder, a bunch of different oils and vinegars, peanut butter, brown rice syrup, sugar

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First cupboard... basmati rice, brown rice, dried pasta, spaghetti, egg noodles, cream crackers, chedders, water biscuits, cracker bread, corn tortillas, flour tortillas, stock cubes, bisto, cornflour, gravy granules, some packs of savoury rice, cous cous, pasta in sauce, super noodles, dried beans

Cupboard 2 ... Plain flour, self raising flour, baking powder, oats, caster sugar, brown sugar (light and dark), icing sugar, dried yeast, various other cake making bits ... flavours, colours decorations, cooking chocolate. Weetabix, shreddies, weetos, ready brek, nutella, peanut butter, marmite, milkshake syrups and nesquik.

More cupboards later...

Jodi - posted on 11/08/2010

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Ok, I'm bored, I'm going to go for it....
In my cupboard only (all the really fresh stuff is in the fridge):
Rice Bubbles, Cheerios, Weetbix, Basmati rice, oatmeal, Veggie chips, potatoes, onions, bananas, Tiny Teddies, honey, vegemite. peanut butter, nutella, salt, pepper, about 30 or 40 different dried herbs and spices, worcestershire sauce, white vinegar, red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, canola oil, olive oil, sunflower oil, sugar free cordial, wholemeal bread rolls, tortillas, BBQ sauce, tomato sauce, caramel topping, canola spray, arrowroot biscuits, chicken stock, beef stock, mustard, wholemeal flour, white flour, raw sugar, brown sugar, yeast, salt, dessicated coconut, sprinkles, baking powder, bicarb soda, rolled oats, pasta, aborio rice, macaroni, vermicelli noodles, tomato paste, chopped tomatoes, muesli bars, popcorn (unpopped kernels), various nuts and seeds, multigrain Saladas, cooking sherry. I could go on, and I am sure I've missed a lot. I have one of those cupboards that if you were starving, you could probably live out of it for 3 months.......

Oh and I do have both quinoa and chia seeds......doesn't that qualify me for some weird mummy thing or something??? Or is that the Earth Momma......?

Jenn - posted on 11/08/2010

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OK - since you asked about the cupboard only, I currently have: Rice Krispies, Cheerios, Weetabix, oatmeal, dry pasta, crackers, canola oil, flour (white and whole wheat), sugar, brown sugar, a variety of baking items like yeast, salt, baking soda etc., unsweetened apple sauces, peanut butter, granola bars (not the chocolate kind), and some crystal light drink mix.

Stifler's - posted on 11/08/2010

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Hmm. I always have pasta sauce, canned corn, canned fruit, arrowroot biscuits, rice cakes, cordial, herbs and season all, sea salt, pepper, worsteshire sauce, soy sauce, tomato paste, jatz/saos, flour, cocoa, custard powder, vanilla, taco kits, baking powder, malt vinegar, rolled oats, rice milk in uht boxes, shitty cheap oil, frozen all kinds of vegetables, butter, cheddar cheese, iceberg lettuce, cream, sour cream, natural yoghurt, avocados, seasonal fruit like nectarines and cherries sometimes watermelon, tomatoes, most of my meat comes from coles occasionally the butcher, all the veg comes from coles too we always have onions, red potatoes, carrots, apples, pumpkin, bananas, sweet potatoes, purple salad onion. mayonnaise, margerine, full cream milk. i don't think we eat too badly. i mostly cook stuff like meat and veggies/salad and if i'm lazy it's tacos or we order pizza/get subway or mcdonalds. i live out west so there's not that great a selection of places other than coles woolworths or foodworks to buy fruit and veg.

Charlie - posted on 11/08/2010

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I cook , i LOVE to cook my cupboard and fridge is full of fresh foods , fresh veggies and fruit from farmers markets or organic i find farmers markets ARE cheaper than the supermarket , i always have a large bowl of fruit in a large variety , loads of fresh veggies and salads , eggs , various meats and fresh fish in the freezer , rice crackers , cereal , oats , wholemeal bread , wholemeal pasta , brown rice , i drink Oat milk NOT cows milk we dont often have deli meats , organic yogurt , goats cheese is my new fave , ect ect .
We will eat out or have take away once a month , i have a budget to use every week which i never use the whole lot .

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I read the ingredient list all the time. I have a sensitivity to wheat/gluten (and its in EVERYTHING!). I don't buy anything prepared; I make everything from scratch. I also buy organic and local because I've noticed that it is better quality, tastes better and lasts longer in my house.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 11/07/2010

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I was anti-Organic…until I got prego with my second son.

I now shop at farmers markets (I find that they are cheaper then the stores) and I also buy majority of our food organic.

Rebecca - posted on 11/07/2010

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Well, since my daughter is only 2 months old, i have to do my food shopping to fit my boyfriend's high protein diet. He cut out all sugar, white flour, cheese, etc, so i buy a lot of beef, chicken, pork and vegetables. I buy all my meat and veggies organic from a local farmer's market and hardly anything i buy is canned. The bread we get is a 12 nut variety, with no high fructose corn syrup and sugar. I love to cook and find lots of different recipes n stuff that fit my boyfriend's diet, I guess my diet too lol.

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