The Essentials of a "Natural" Pantry

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People ask us all the time, what are the foods you always have on hand? What products do you love? What are your go-to recipes? So today we'll take you through the Lawrence Family Kitchen and share our favorite things we keep stocked in our dairy-free, grain-free, and sugar-free pantry.

 

ALWAYS IN OUR FRIDGE:

  • Lemons/limes

  • Root vegetables: carrots and beets

  • Greens: celery, lettuce, spinach or spring mix

  • Cauliflower or broccoli

  • Ripe avocados

RECIPE STAPLES ALWAYS ON HAND: 

  • Onion

  • Fresh garlic

  • Fresh ginger

  • Fresh or dried herbs

  • Farm fresh eggs

ALWAYS IN OUR FREEZER:

  • Frozen wild-caught fish

  • Frozen ground turkey

  • Frozen chicken: whole/breasts/tenders

  • Frozen homemade bone broth

  • Frozen peas and sweet corn

  • Frozen "riced" cauliflower

  • Frozen bananas (for smoothies and homemade banana ice cream)

  • Greens powders: Spirulina, Aloe Life Greens, Wheat Grass Powder

MUST-HAVE MUNCHIES:

GO-TO PROTEINS:

NON-DAIRY FAVES:

MUST-HAVE PANTRY STAPLES:

OCCASIONAL SWEETS & OTHER INDULGENCES:

FAVE VEGGIE & WHAT WE MAKE WITH IT:

  • Cucumber (really a fruit!): sliced for mini-sandwiches, dipped in homemade ranch, juiced or peeled and blended in smoothies

SIMPLE GO-TO RECIPE:

FOR LAST MINUTE ENTERTAINING:

BEST SHOPPING TIPS:

  • Stay on the outside of the grocery store and avoid the aisles with boxed & bagged items

  • Eat produce that is in season (usually found on sale)

  • Aim to buy items with thin skin (strawberries, bell peppers, etc.) as organic, and for economical savings choose produce with thick skins (banana, avocado, oranges) as conventional. Familiarize yourself with the dirty dozen list of heavily sprayed foods and buy them organic.

BEST LABEL-READING TIP:

  • If it says "enriched" that means it has been stripped of all viable nutrients and then fortified with synthetic vitamins (which are coal tar "petroleum" based ingredients). These fake-synthetic vitamins and ingredients deplete the body of minerals, are easily trapped in vital organs and cause toxicity in the body.

  • If purchasing any items with soy or corn (except sweet corn) assume it is GMO. 90% of conventional soy and corn on the market is GMO. Always choose organic if buying items containing soy or corn.

FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP:

  • Spirit of Health, of course :)

  • Farmer's Markets

  • Local CO-OP

  • Trader Joe's

  • Sprouts

  • Costco

MY TYPICAL SHOPPING BAG:

  • Oranges

  • Grapefruit

  • Apples

  • Seasonal fruit (berries, grapes, cherries)

  • Lemon/limes

  • Cucumber

  • Salad greens

  • Cauliflower

  • Onions

  • Carrots

  • Beets

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Cherry tomatoes

  • Celery

  • Avocado

  • Eggs

  • Nuts/seeds.

The Essentials of a "Natural" Pantry

People ask us all the time, what are the foods you always have on hand? What products do you love? What are your go-to recipes? So today we'll take you through the Lawrence Family Kitchen and share our favorite things we keep stocked in our dairy-free, grain-free, and sugar-free pantry.

ALWAYS IN OUR FRIDGE:

  • Lemons/limes
  • Root vegetables: carrots and beets
  • Greens: celery, lettuce, spinach or spring mix
  • Cauliflower or broccoli
  • Ripe avocados

RECIPE STAPLES ALWAYS ON HAND:

  • Onion
  • Fresh garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • Fresh or dried herbs
  • Farm fresh eggs

ALWAYS IN OUR FREEZER:

  • Frozen wild-caught fish
  • Frozen ground turkey
  • Frozen chicken: whole/breasts/tenders
  • Frozen homemade bone broth
  • Frozen peas and sweet corn
  • Frozen "riced" cauliflower
  • Frozen bananas (for smoothies and homemade banana ice cream)
  • Greens powders: Spirulina, Aloe Life Greens, Wheat Grass Powder

MUST-HAVE MUNCHIES:

GO-TO PROTEINS:

NON-DAIRY FAVES:

MUST-HAVE PANTRY STAPLES:

OCCASIONAL SWEETS & OTHER INDULGENCES:

FAVE VEGGIE & WHAT WE MAKE WITH IT:

  • Cucumber (really a fruit!): sliced for mini-sandwiches, dipped in homemade ranch, juiced or peeled and blended in smoothies

SIMPLE GO-TO RECIPE:

FOR LAST MINUTE ENTERTAINING:

BEST SHOPPING TIPS:

  • Stay on the outside of the grocery store and avoid the aisles with boxed & bagged items
  • Eat produce that is in season (usually found on sale)
  • Aim to buy items with thin skin (strawberries, bell peppers, etc.) as organic, and for economical savings choose produce with thick skins (banana, avocado, oranges) as conventional. Familiarize yourself with the dirty dozen list of heavily sprayed foods and buy them organic.

BEST LABEL-READING TIP:

  • If it says "enriched" that means it has been stripped of all viable nutrients and then fortified with synthetic vitamins (which are coal tar "petroleum" based ingredients). These fake-synthetic vitamins and ingredients deplete the body of minerals, are easily trapped in vital organs and cause toxicity in the body.
  • If purchasing any items with soy or corn (except sweet corn) assume it is GMO. 90% of conventional soy and corn on the market is GMO. Always choose organic if buying items containing soy or corn.

FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP:

  • Spirit of Health, of course :)
  • Farmer's Markets
  • Local CO-OP
  • Trader Joe's
  • Sprouts
  • Costco

MY TYPICAL SHOPPING BAG:

  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit
  • Apples
  • Seasonal fruit (berries, grapes, cherries)
  • Lemon/limes
  • Cucumber
  • Salad greens
  • Cauliflower
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Celery
  • Avocado
  • Eggs
  • Nuts/seeds