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Discussion in 'So you want to be a Vegetarian?' started by Seashell, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Seashell

    Seashell Member

    Okay, I've decided to give veganism a real shot, but I need some help. I was wondering if someone could help me come up with a basic shopping list. I keep finding all these websites with endless recipies, but everything is so scattered and I'm just having a hard time coming up with a basic list to cover everything I need. Assuming I have nothing at all in my kitchen that could be considered vegan (which is probably pretty accurate), what would you all reccomend I buy?
  2. squawkers7

    squawkers7 radical rebel

    Fresh produce~lots of different fruit & veggies, try some new exotic fruits
    pasta & rice
    beans & lentils
    lots of spices & herbs...have fun trying them all to figure out which ones you like
  3. Fingermouse

    Fingermouse Helicase

    Ours usually looks a bit like this:

    Loads and loads of veg-fresh like salads, potatoes, squash, carrots etc, frozen, tinned, whatever we fancy
    Loads of fresh fruit-yeah trying new ones is always nice. We always include avocadoes, coconuts or something fatty
    Some dried or frozen fruit
    Beans, lentils, quinoa, couscous
    Pasta and rice
    Pasta sauces for bolognese
    Herba and spices
    Sometimes soya mince
    Doughs and pastries-really useful for making allsorts like pizzas, pasties etc
    Some frozen prepackaged stuff like nutburgers, bean burgers, potato products, stuff like that
    Falafels and humous
    Biscuits, crackers, wraps
    Nuts and seeds including hemp
    Rice milk (but there are obviously more options like soya, nut)
    Bread and all the other usual stuff (I wont bore you!)

    And whatever else we fancy:D
  4. shirley

    shirley Member

    Yes, hummus/humous! Have it with anything, in sandwiches, in salads, as a dip.
  5. squawkers7

    squawkers7 radical rebel

    oh yes, can never have enough hummus & guacamole
  6. I try to keep various of my favorite nuts and seeds in stock, just for munching on. Almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, walnuts. . . And lots of fresh fruit. . .
  7. Seashell

    Seashell Member

    This is really helpful, guys. Thanks a lot! :)
  8. homeschoolmama

    homeschoolmama Senior Member

    A few I didn't see mentioned that *I* like to keep on hand are:

    olive oil - a GOOD RICH one
    fresh sprouts
    wholegrain wraps
    olives - preferably a "fun" kind like calamatas or sicilians
    and I really like sunflower seeds - on & in everything from baked goodies to salads

  9. Fingermouse

    Fingermouse Helicase

    Cant believe I forgot this. Yep definitely sprouts

    I also forgot to mention on the veggie front you can sometimes get good prepacked stirfry stuff thats pretty good, when other veggies are added, some seasonings, some soysauce, tofu and rice noodles. Really quick and easy meal. Or you can mix it up and add whatever you want
  10. squawkers7

    squawkers7 radical rebel

    I also like to keep different nuts on hand~almonds, cashews, walnuts, peanuts
    no special reason except that I like them.
  11. Fingermouse

    Fingermouse Helicase

    I quite like seaweeds, but theyre way too expensive for me

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