Monday, November 28, 2011
If you opened my pantry door today you'd find:
Brown rice, quinoa, oats, barley, spelt, white (golden) wheat, popcorn and millet.
Navy, black, pinto, cannelini, several types of lentils.
Sucanat (a granular unrefined sugar), unsweetened coconut flakes, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, raw honey, salt, herbs and spices, natural flavorings/extracts, dark chocolate, a few types of salt, molassas.
I do also always keep a small bag of both white unbleached flour and white sugar on hand. It is rarely used, but keep it on hand for birthday cakes and for when I bring a meal to particular friends (or have friends over) who do not prefer the way we eat. My goal in that is to bless them with food they will enjoy, not make them eat the way we do.
A FEW PACKAGED ITEMS:
Canned tuna and salmon, brown rice pasta, vinegars, olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, ketchup, mustard, raisins, peanut butter, jam, coconut milk, and I always keep several cans of beans on hand for emergencies (forgot to soak the beans, a crazy day that needs a quick meal, etc).
Though I would prefer not to--but because this is the reality of where I am at--I also keep a box of (the healthiest I can find) crackers on hand plus a box of Trader Joe's O's for breakfast emergencies.