We are all pushed for time when it comes to dinner time and that often results to quick fixes that aren't always that good for us. So, I am going back to the basics this week to show you how I stock my fridge with simple ingredients so that I am always prepared to put a homecooked meal on the table for my family...Not saying it always happens, but I am always prepared. Check out the video to see what is In My Fridge.
In order of appearance...
Seasonal berries - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and more
Plain Yogurt ( I like greek yogurt for everyday use)
Cream Cheese ( I like to use goat cheese on toast and bagels but cream cheese in recipes)
Variety of Cheeses - Cheedar, Monterey Jack, Swiss, Goat and definitely a block of Parmesean
Fresh Herbs - Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Basil and Cilantro are constants for me
Cucumbers - any variety
Lettuce - any variety
Milk - Cow, Almond, Coconut, Soy, Goat... I prefer the whole fat ever day milk.
Orange Juice - preferably fresh squeezed... it can be used for marinades, glazes and yummy "ice cream" treat.
Wine - For cooking and drinking... White in the fridge and red in the cabinet.
Zucchinni - My filler veggie for soups, stews and even spaghetti sauce. Gets veggies in a meal without changing the taste.
Avocado - I eat some almost everyday!
Seasonal Fruit - Oranges, grapefruit, apples, pears, plums, nectarines, peaches... the list is never ending. Just try to focus on what is in season and it will be delicious and can be used in so many ways.
Leafy Greens - Spinach, Kale, Swiss Chard, Collard Greens, Turnip Greens, Bok Choy...to many options to list.
Fresh Vegetables - Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Green Beans, Asparagus and on and on.
Mustard - regular, dijon and stone ground just to name a few.
Jam & Jellies - the flavors you prefer...apricot, grape, raspberry...up to you.
Half & Half and/or Cream
Stock - Chicken, Beef and Veggie
Butter! - Salted and Unsalted
Coffee - Purely for day-to-day survival
Onions - purple, yellow, sweet, white...there are so many options
I order my CSA Box from Farm Fresh To You. They have a large variety and you can pick a ton of delivery options.