Grocery Guide

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


PRODUCE

Spring/Summer:

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


Fall/Winter:

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


Basics: (always good to have on hand)

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


NUTS/SEEDS/DRIED FRUITS
  • Raw Almonds & Cashews (most versatile)
  • Other Nuts- Hazelnuts, Macadamia, Pistachios, Walnuts, Pecans, Pine Nuts
  • Seeds: Sunflower, Chia, Flax, Sesame
  • Raisins/Dried Cranberries/Dried Figs/Dates 
  • Chocolate Chips/Chunks


CANNED/JARRED/BOTTLED
  • Beans: Garbanzo, Black, White, Kidney, Pinto
  • Crushed Tomatoes/Whole Tomatoes
  • Tomato Paste/Tomato Sauce
  • Olives/Pickles
  • Artichoke Hearts/Hearts of Palm
  • Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • Coconut Milk; full fat & light
  • Condensed Milk & Evaporated Milk
  • Chicken/Beef/Vegetable Stock
  • Spices; Sea Salt/Pepper/Cumin/Paprika/Chili/Dried Herbs/Dried Mustard/Warm Spices (see baking)


GRAINS/BREADS
  • Rice; brown, wild, white
  • 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/Whole Meat- turkey, beef, chicken, pork
  • Eggs
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp
  • White Fish- cod, tilapia, bass (best for fish tacos/shredded fish dishes)


CONDIMENTS
  • Oils; coconut, olive, avocado, canola
  • Dijon Mustard/Yellow/Spicy
  • Vinegars; balsamic/red/white wine/champagne/rice/apple cider
  • Tahini
  • Nut Butter- almond, peanut, etc.
  • Jams
  • Raw Honey
  • Pure Maple Syrup
  • Agave
  • 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, powdered, coconut sugar
  • Baking Powder/Baking Soda
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Extracts; Vanilla/Almond/Mint/Maple
  • Warm Spices; cinnamon/nutmeg/all-spice/cardamom
  • Fine Salt


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




















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