Grocery Guide

Here's a (pretty lengthy) list of what me & my family's go-to's are...


PRODUCE

Spring/Summer:

  • Lemons/Limes/Oranges
  • Berries
  • Seasonal Fruit- peaches, melon, figs, apricots, mangoes, cherries, etc.
  • Heirloom/Campari Tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Beets
  • Summer Squash/Zucchini 
  • Romaine or Butter/Bibb Lettuce
  • Herbs; basil, mint, cilantro, parsley, chives


Fall/Winter:

  • Grapefruit
  • Berries
  • Apples
  • Cherry Tomatoes 
  • Kale/Spinach/Arugula/Swiss Chard- dark leafy greens
  • Squash- Butternut, Spaghetti, Acorn
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Dates
  • Herbs; sage, oregano, rosemary


Basics:

  • Onion- sweet/red/green
  • Garlic/Shallots
  • Peppers- jalapeños, bell pepper, chile peppers, etc.
  • Avocado
  • Potatoes- Yukon, Purple, Red, etc.
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Ginger



NUTS/SEEDS/DRIED FRUITS


  • Raw Almonds & Cashews
  • Other Nuts- Hazelnuts, Macadamia, Pistachios
  • Chia Seeds
  • Flax Seeds
  • Raisins/Dried Cranberries
  • Chocolate Chips



CANNED/JARRED/BOTTLED

  • Beans; Garbanzo, Black, Great Northern
  • Crushed Tomatoes/Whole Tomatoes
  • Tomato Paste/Tomato Sauce
  • Olives/Pickles
  • Artichoke Hearts/Hearts of Palm
  • Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • Coconut Milk; full fat & lite
  • Condensed Milk & Evaporated Milk
  • Chicken/Vegetable Stock



GRAINS/BREADS

  • Rice; brown, wild, white, risotto
  • Other Grains; faro, quinoa, couscous, barley
  • Pasta; spaghetti, penne, fusilli, rigatoni, farfalle, etc. 
  • Rice Noodles/Rice Paper
  • Steel Cut Oats/Rolled Oats
  • Corn/Flour Tortillas
  • Ciabatta/French Bread



Dairy

  • Milk (or non-dairy milk)
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Parmesan
  • Extra Sharp Cheddar
  • Goat Cheese
  • Cream Cheese
  • Ricotta Cheese
  • Feta Cheese
  • Buffalo Mozzarella
  • Sour Cream
  • Half & Half/Heavy Cream
  • Butter


MEAT/FISH

  • Ground Meat- turkey, beef, chicken
  • Whole Meat- chicken breast, pork tenderloin, skirt steak, etc.
  • Eggs
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp
  • White Fish- cod, tilapia, bass (best for fish tacos/shredded fish dishes)


CONDIMENTS

  • Oils; coconut, olive, avocado, canola
  • Dijon Mustard/Regular
  • Vinegars; balsamic/red/white wine/champagne/rice/apple cider
  • Tahini
  • Nut Butter- almond, peanut, etc.
  • Jams
  • Raw Honey
  • Pure Maple Syrup
  • Molasses
  • Soy Sauce
  • Chili Sauce/Paste


BAKING

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Any Other Flour- wheat, oat, bread, cake, almond, gluten-free, 00 (for pizza), etc.
  • Sugar; brown, raw, granulated, powder, coconut sugar
  • Baking Powder/Baking Soda
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Butter


FROZEN

  • Fruit; blueberries, pineapple, mango
  • Vegetables; Edamame, Beans/Pea, Corn, etc. 
  • Pastry Dough




















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