Questions about what my diet includes are one of the most common requests here on Logical Harmony. Cooking is a big part of my life and always has been. I grew up with it being a main family activity. I try to frequently share my favorite recipes that I have created here on Logical Harmony, but with Vegan Month of Food (Vegan MoFo) starting up, it seemed like a good time to post my essential vegan grocery list!
I tend to eat a lot of the same items week after week. When you have a busy work week like I do, meal planning becomes essential. So does having staple recipes that you can fall back on again and again. I try to avoid processed foods as much as I can. This means having items on hand that can be quickly and easily prepared in a variety of ways. I also buy organic and GMO-free as often as possible.
Produce – Apples, Bananas, Basil, Berries (whatever is in season), Bok choy, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger, Green beans, Kale (5-8 bunches per week), Lemons, Mangos, Melon, Mushrooms (crimini and oyster), Onions (red and yellow), Papaya, Peaches/plums/nectarines (whatever is in season), Red bell pepper, Red cabbage, Rosemary, Spearmint, Spinach, Sprouts, Sprouted beans, Thyme, Tomatoes, Zucchini
Bulk, Spices & Cooking Necessities – Bragg’s liquid aminos, Brown rice, Chia seeds, Cayenne pepper, Coconut milk, Coconut oil, Cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, Dijon mustard, Flour (white and wheat), Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce, Garlic powder, Hemp Hearts, Himalayan pink sea salt, Miso paste, Nutritional yeast, Popcorn, Quick cooking oats, Quinoa, Raw sugar, Raw sunflower seeds, Red curry paste, Red pepper flakes, Stevia powder, whote wheat or quinoa pasta
Packaged – Agave, Black beans (no sodium added), Coffee, Corn tortillas, Earl grey tea, Olives, Seaweed snacks, Soy curls, Whole wheat crackers, Whole wheat & flax seed bread
Refrigerator & Freezer Items – Almond milk (plain, unsweetened), cooked beets (pre-skinned and steamed), Fresh pasta, Frozen berry mixes (for easy smoothies), Hummus (Jalepeno & cilantro is my favorite!), Kimchi, Pickled jalepenos, Pressed extra-firm tofu, Seitan, Sour kraut, Soy margarine, Tempeh, Vegan mozzarella shreds
I would love to hear what some of your essentials are!
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