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MadamSarcastra 10-22-2015 12:57 PM

What did you last bring home from the grocery store??
 
My latest shopping trip yielded:
A big bag of various onions
Elephant garlic
Roma tomatoes
Tri-color bell peppers
Avocados
Mushrooms
Rainbow baby carrots
Broccoli
Baby spinach
No-salt garbonzos & black beans
Sager Creek Hummus (in a can!)
No-salt diced/crushed tomatoes & sauce
Flatout Multigrain w/ flax wraps
Corn tortillas
Mrs. Dash Table Blend
Ground cayenne
Meijer no-salt kettle potato chips
Babybel cheeses
Sesame oil
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I feel so replenished & excited! LOL :D:bobo::D

Auxin 10-22-2015 02:17 PM

Just got back :)

25 lbs rolled oats
10 lbs whole wheat flour
10 lbs potatoes
1 lb red pepper powder
16 apples
12 bananas
3 pears
3 big yellow onions
1 gallon vinegar

I rarely use vinegar in cooking, I only needed a new gallon this year because I just finished making a batch of antibiotics. My kitchen makes more than food, lol

Capstan 10-22-2015 02:24 PM

A short list- toilet paper and coffee.

MadamSarcastra 10-22-2015 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Capstan (Post 3808593)
A short list- toilet paper and coffee.

LMFAO!! Just the basics, I like! And I think one may necessitate the other.... at least in MY case. LOL ;-)

Blue Gingham 10-22-2015 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Auxin (Post 3808585)
Just got back :)

25 lbs rolled oats
10 lbs whole wheat flour
10 lbs potatoes
1 lb red pepper powder
16 apples
12 bananas
3 pears
3 big yellow onions
1 gallon vinegar

I rarely use vinegar in cooking, I only needed a new gallon this year because I just finished making a batch of antibiotics. My kitchen makes more than food, lol

Costco trip?

From Aldi:

hamburger buns
toilet paper
tranquility trail mix
cauliflower
veggie burgers (impulse purchase, first vegan burgers I've found there...and they're even labeled "vegan"--it was my duty as a citizen of the world to purchase them)
yeast (have to use up my flour!)
agave
honeycrisp apples
medium salsa
baby carrots
roasted red pepper hummus
pre-crisped tostada shells (impulse purchase, but I already had 2 cans of refried beans)
18 oz stoneware soup mug with lid (what can I say, I eat a lot of soup!)
3-pak of romaine hearts
acorn squash (sadly, too small to stuff)

Total including totally unnecessary purchases: $33.17

Auxin 10-22-2015 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue Gingham (Post 3808689)
Costco trip?

:laugh: No, thats what all my shopping trips look like as I only go shopping twice a month.
Next will look quite the same but instead of oats and flour it'll be 50 lbs of dog food and 25 lbs of brown rice.
Luckily my local market (WinCo) lets me buy things in reasonable quantities rather than tiny 1 lb packets.

Beautiful Joe 10-22-2015 09:02 PM

20 pounds basmati rice
rice flour
chickpea flour
ginger root
cardamon
package of 16 vegan masala burgers
package of frozen potato and pea samosas
2 boxes of TVP
black peppercorns
vegan ginger cookies
a spice mix the guy at the store recommended when he saw us buying TVP
mung beans

From an Indian market.

BTW, the masala burgers were $8 for the box of 16. Ethnic markets have so much better prices than regular grocery stores.

no whey jose 10-22-2015 09:56 PM

A pack of vegan sausages and a frozen burrito. We haven't gone actual grocery shopping since before the baby. 😑

Spudulika 10-23-2015 01:15 AM

Wholemeal bread
Original Source mint & tea tree shower gel
Low fat oven chips
Popping corn
Spring greens (collards)
Swede
Onions
Cucumber
Little gem lettuces
Mushrooms
Carrots
Rich roast ground coffee
Granose vegetable pate
Soya milk
Almond Breeze
Wholewheat noodles
Smokey chilli and garlic paste
Black bean sauce
Cauldron tofu
Le Conserva Della Nonna free-from Pesto
Pickled jalapenos
Pataks Madras spice paste
Tiger Tiger Worcester sauce
Orange squash
Grape and peach squash
Baked beans
Chopped tomatoes
Frozen spinach
Alpro dark chocolate soya dessert

And I keep a stocked wholefoods cupboard that I get in bulk a few times a year.

Blue Gingham 10-23-2015 04:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beautiful Joe (Post 3808977)
20 pounds basmati rice
rice flour
chickpea flour
ginger root
cardamon
package of 16 vegan masala burgers
package of frozen potato and pea samosas
2 boxes of TVP
black peppercorns
vegan ginger cookies
a spice mix the guy at the store recommended when he saw us buying TVP
mung beans

From an Indian market.

BTW, the masala burgers were $8 for the box of 16. Ethnic markets have so much better prices than regular grocery stores.


I now have a mission: find frozen potato and pea samosas somewhere near me.

no whey jose 10-23-2015 05:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue Gingham (Post 3809097)
I now have a mission: find frozen potato and pea samosas somewhere near me.

Is there a Whole Foods near you? I'm pretty sure they have samosas in their own brand of frozen ready meals.

Blue Gingham 10-23-2015 05:38 AM

I just called and not only do they have them, but it's only 3 dollars for 8! Thank you!

no whey jose 10-23-2015 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue Gingham (Post 3809137)
I just called and not only do they have them, but it's only 3 dollars for 8! Thank you!

Oh, excellent! Glad I could help!

Spudulika 10-23-2015 10:21 AM

My last shop was done about two weeks ago, and this one has just been ordered for tomorrow:

Wholemeal bread
Popping corn (we love this stuff - so fast and easy to make)
Baby potatoes x 1 kilo
Spring greens (my favourite form of 'cabbage' just de-ribbed, shredded and boiled)
Garlic bulbs x 4
Bananas x 10
Leeks x 1 kilo (for leek and potato stew)
Red onions (always good for salads)
Whole swede x 1 kilo (we like this boiled and mashed or diced in stews, especially now that it's getting autumnal)
Brown onions x 1 kilo
Radishes
Cataloupe melon
Celery (finely diced is always a part of my stew and soup bases along with carrots and onions. Also good in salads)
Cucumber
Mushrooms
Pack of mixed sweet (bell) peppers
Avocados
Kiwis
Whole lemons
Watercress
Iceberg lettuce (not the tastiest, but useful for sandwiches)
Bottle of lime juice
Shredded vegetable suet
Ground coffee
Almond Breeze
Soya milk x 2 litre
Orange juice x 2 litre
Brown Basmati rice
Wholegrain spaghetti
Tomato ketchup
Dairy free pesto
Orange squash
Chocolate flavour Rice Dream drink
Sparkling white grape and elderflower
Pickled gherkins
Chopped tomatoes x 4
Dried kidney beans
Baked beans
Tinned sweetcorn
Granovita vegetable pate
Pure Soya spread
Frozen sliced beans
Frozen whole green beans
Frozen petite pois
Frozen broad beans
Alpro chocolate puddings
Linda McCartney sausages x 2
Cauldron tofu x 2

Seems like a whole lot of shopping o.O

Blue Gingham 10-23-2015 11:14 AM

Quote:

Seems like a whole lot of shopping o.O
No, it just sounds like you cook. My lists are going to get a whole lot longer once we get moved.

Spudulika 10-23-2015 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue Gingham (Post 3809385)
No, it just sounds like you cook. My lists are going to get a whole lot longer once we get moved.

Yep I do cook quite a bit. Much of my cooking is done 'batch' style at the weekend, so I fridge or freeze quite a lot which I find both saves time and money.

Naturebound 10-23-2015 06:41 PM

carrots
4 bell peppers
mushrooms
celery
zucchini
cherry tomatoes
romaine lettuce
spinach
8 bananas
4 oranges
couscous in bulk
almond milk (refrigerated kind)
Daiya chedder shreds
Frozen tator tots (making my husband a favorite dish of his vegan style for his birthday this next week)
Frozen strawberries
tomato paste
dried kidney beans
dried black beans
can fat free refried pinto beans
can green beans
can white beans
pure maple syrup
can pure pumpkin puree
Fair trade ground coffee
extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
vegetable stock


I already have tons of grains and spices stocked up at home, and I STILL have a regular supply of collard greens from my garden going strong. I also still have some tempeh, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds at home already. And tons of vinegars, lemon juice, lime juice, tamari...

Auxin 10-23-2015 09:28 PM

My mother has a costco membership, today I went with her to see if they had any worthwhile food.
It was mostly junk food but they did have real food, all of which cost more than at my regular supermarket.
So my grand costco shopping spree haul was....

A big box of dog bones :laugh:

LedBoots 10-24-2015 03:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Auxin (Post 3809777)
My mother has a costco membership, today I went with her to see if they had any worthwhile food.
It was mostly junk food but they did have real food, all of which cost more than at my regular supermarket.
So my grand costco shopping spree haul was....

A big box of dog bones [emoji23]

Lol. I went to Sam's Club with my sister once and almost had a panic attack. So much junk!!! I remember I got a giant box of baking soda and a huge bag of frozen broccoli. There were the hugest things there, like giant mustard and catsup bottles. Like Land of the Giants.

no whey jose 10-24-2015 09:08 AM

@Naturebound , What's the dish you're making for your husband's birthday? I love tater tots! We don't have them in the UK. :'(


My shop from today:

spiralised courgette and butternut squash
a bag of cut broccoli, cabbage, and leek
rocket
cucumber
bananas
a tray of assorted roasting vegetables
satay sauce
panang sauce
piri piri hummus
oat milk
pasta
coconut, chili, and lemongrass rice
wheat noodles
pizza-flavoured tofu fillet (!!!)
fruit snacks
raisins
pesto sauce
crackers
pita bread

MadamSarcastra 10-24-2015 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spudulika (Post 3809425)
Yep I do cook quite a bit. Much of my cooking is done 'batch' style at the weekend, so I fridge or freeze quite a lot which I find both saves time and money.

That is truly the way to go! YAY FOR YOU!! =D

Naturebound 10-24-2015 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by no whey jose (Post 3809969)
@Naturebound , What's the dish you're making for your husband's birthday? I love tater tots! We don't have them in the UK. :'(

I actually made the dish tonight since it takes a while and I figured I will be too busy during the week. I've been pulling ten hour shifts and working weekends lately. :/ At any rate, this dish is so not my style at all, and was such a challenge to my eating disorder lol. It broke nearly every rule. But my husband LOVES...

tater tot hot dish,

and I thought it would be nice to veganize the down home rich, fattening, classic tator tot hot dish for him, sans meat. Some tater tots are not vegan due to all the crap put in them, but I found some organic ones: http://www.cascadianfarm.com/product...s/spud-puppies
and used those. I first made a roux with white flour and Earth balance butter I had on hand and slowly added almond milk to make a thick gravy. I added onion powder and salt/pepper, then stirred in canned green beans, onions, and mushrooms. When we were out and about today I decided to stop and get some Tofutti vegan sour cream so I added that too. Then I scooped it all into a 9x13" pan and added the tator tots on top. finally I sprinkled the Daiya shredded chedder over it all and baked it for 45 minutes. My husband really loved this dish! He ate a ton of it tonight. I am practically doubled over in pain from just the little bit I ate lol. It was that rich.

Edit to add, when I was grocery shopping yesterday I saw that the grocery store I frequent now has Daiya vegan frozen pizzas, the large ones! I actually swore at the store when I saw it, because it was just so tempting. How dare they start having all these vegan goodies so readily available there! :whip:

MadamSarcastra 10-24-2015 09:25 PM

The bag-boy. ;)

I'm kidding!! C'mon, no one even thought of that?? Mmmm, I sure did.... LOL! Ok, I'll stop.

Seriously, this is really cool.... give people ideas for their next shopping trip! Got a recipe in mind?? Make a list! Whatcha buyin', folks??

no whey jose 10-24-2015 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Naturebound (Post 3810329)
I actually made the dish tonight since it takes a while and I figured I will be too busy during the week. I've been pulling ten hour shifts and working weekends lately. :/ At any rate, this dish is so not my style at all, and was such a challenge to my eating disorder lol. It broke nearly every rule. But my husband LOVES...

tater tot hot dish,

and I thought it would be nice to veganize the down home rich, fattening, classic tator tot hot dish for him, sans meat. Some tater tots are not vegan due to all the crap put in them, but I found some organic ones: http://www.cascadianfarm.com/product...s/spud-puppies
and used those. I first made a roux with white flour and Earth balance butter I had on hand and slowly added almond milk to make a thick gravy. I added onion powder and salt/pepper, then stirred in canned green beans, onions, and mushrooms. When we were out and about today I decided to stop and get some Tofutti vegan sour cream so I added that too. Then I scooped it all into a 9x13" pan and added the tator tots on top. finally I sprinkled the Daiya shredded chedder over it all and baked it for 45 minutes. My husband really loved this dish! He ate a ton of it tonight. I am practically doubled over in pain from just the little bit I ate lol. It was that rich.

Edit to add, when I was grocery shopping yesterday I saw that the grocery store I frequent now has Daiya vegan frozen pizzas, the large ones! I actually swore at the store when I saw it, because it was just so tempting. How dare they start having all these vegan goodies so readily available there! :whip:

Ohhh that sounds delicious!

silva 10-25-2015 06:32 AM

Tater tot hot dish? I'd like some! Although I'd use diced potatoes, green peppers and mushroomsl and tempeh. In other words, I'd really like some of the gravy!
I did wonder why naturebound would buy canned green beans!:laugh:

I had the most interesting, unexpected stop at a store yesterday. I went to get my free dvd rental from Redbox, with my son, in front of a Giant Eagle, a store I really despise. I've been craving a grilled cheese so I figured why not go in and see if they have Daiya. We went all around the store with their awful smells and sights- seemed like the dead bodies were everywhere- till we found the cheese part. No Daiya, Tofuffi slices, which I didn't even know were vegan. well I didn't want to pay almost $5 for something I didn't know I liked, but then I heard my son say "hey, theres Daiya here for $1.00." WHAT? They had bags of Daiya and packs of Daiya provolone for $1.00 on a discounted shelf. AND the expire date was 1/2016! I didn't know how many to buy. I wanted them all. I ended up buying 4 mozzerella shreds, the only 2 cheddar shreds and 4 packs of provolone! >:D Ten dollars in my freezer for a long time! :eek:
I was both happy and sad, because I want all vegan things to become parts of omnivores diets (and then make them all vegan).

I had some provolone melted over tortilla chips with salsa. Man was that satisfying!

Beautiful Joe 10-25-2015 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Auxin (Post 3809777)
My mother has a costco membership, today I went with her to see if they had any worthwhile food.
It was mostly junk food but they did have real food, all of which cost more than at my regular supermarket.
So my grand costco shopping spree haul was....

A big box of dog bones :laugh:

Quote:

Originally Posted by LedBoots (Post 3809865)
Lol. I went to Sam's Club with my sister once and almost had a panic attack. So much junk!!! I remember I got a giant box of baking soda and a huge bag of frozen broccoli. There were the hugest things there, like giant mustard and catsup bottles. Like Land of the Giants.

Yeast at Sam's or Costco is so much cheaper than buying it in small quantities at the grocery store; my annual savings in yeast alone pays for the membership.

As with everything else, you just have to know what is a good deal where, and shop accordingly.

silva 10-25-2015 01:00 PM

I'll list my Trader Joes stuff, I keep the master list of the few stores I shop at so I don't forget the store-specific things:

crystallized ginger
fresh kale
coconut milk
check the fruit
inquire about soy yogurt
vegan cream cheese
OJ
edaname, peas, corn
sag Thai pad curry (or something)
semi-sweet chocolate chips (vegan)
hash browns-frozen
extra firm tofu, sprouted tofu
tempeh
soy chorizo
Tofurky italian sausage
green juice
peppermint toothpaste
ginger almond soap
Trader Joes extra dry moisturizing lotion--love that stuff!

Blue Gingham 10-25-2015 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beautiful Joe (Post 3810961)
Yeast at Sam's or Costco is so much cheaper than buying it in small quantities at the grocery store; my annual savings in yeast alone pays for the membership.

As with everything else, you just have to know what is a good deal where, and shop accordingly.

Speaking of yeast, I used mine from my shopping trip today and turned it into one yummy loaf of bread and one bread's worth of dough that is still in my fridge. I'm thinking I'll make a cinnamon bread with what's left.

Eggless, milkless, butterless grandmother bread:

3 cups warm water
1 packet yeast
4 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
6.5 cups of flour (recipe called for 7 but I had the consistency I wanted after 6 and a half.

From here:

http://chickensintheroad.com/cooking/grandmother-bread/

Blue Gingham 10-28-2015 08:16 AM

I like this thread. It's fun to see what everyone shops for, so I'm shamelessly replying to my own post and bumping it up.

Today's final shopping list before I move:

4 tomatoes
1 cucumber
8 apples
3 avocados
2 limes
bell peppers: 2 red, a yellow, and an orange
1 red onion
1 head romaine
4 bananas
8 oz sliced baby portabellas
1 jar marinara sauce
1 can garbanzo beans
1 carton soy milk
2 small almond yogurts: plain

- 10 cents for bringing my own bags:

29.01

I decided to use my leftover bread dough to make a cheeseless pizza topped with marinara, red onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, tomatoes, and olives.

Ukvege 10-28-2015 10:19 AM

Beets!


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