Sunday morning means our shopping trip to the farmer’s market for samples, socializing, snacks on the grass, and most importantly, stocking up our fridge. The farmer’s market is our supermarket, and Sunday mornings is our main weekly shop, with top-ups through the week from our organic food delivery, wholesale butcher, plus bits and pieces at the grocery store. Sunday at lunchtime, our kitchen is full of fresh food and is a good time to show you what food we buy and stock regularly. It’s also a great time to be invited to our house for lunch! Of course, this is a snapshot of our kitchen on one particular summer Sunday and our grocery items change regularly with the seasons, our changing tastes and needs, and as we discover new wonderful whole foods that we hadn’t tried before. You and your family are bound to have some different tastes and preferences, dietary needs, and nutritional requirements. Therefore, I hope you can use our example, not as something to copy exactly, but as a GUIDE for your own home.
QUALITY of the food listed below:
- Animal meats are from pasture-fed, free-ranging, humanely-raised animals.
- Bacon is nitrate free and sausages have no additives or fillers.
- Eggs are free-range certified organic.
- Butter and cheese is unpasteurised and from pasture-fed cows.
- Fruits and vegetables are either certified organic or locally grown with no pesticides, herbicides, waxes or artificial fertilizers.
- Condiments, herbs and spices, nuts and seeds are organic.
What Food is in Our Fridge:
|1 kg carrots||Butter|
|3 corn cobs||Cashews or other nuts|
|3 red capsicum (bell pepper)||Pork Chops|
|2 bunches asparagus|
|Big bag green beans||1 lemon|
|Big bag baby spinach||1 ripe pear|
|Big bag rocket (arugula)||Ginger root|
|Whole butternut pumpkin (squash)|
What’s on the Fridge Door:
|Tomato passata (puree)||Hard-boiled eggs|
What’s in Our Freezer:
|Frozen spinach & kale||Homemade chicken stock|
|Whole chicken||Diced lamb neck|
|Pig skin for pork crackling||Beef tongue|
What meats we got the next day from our butcher:
|Whole rump (sliced into steaks)||1 kg beef sausages|
|2 kg chicken wings||6 lamb shanks|
|1.5 kg pork leg roast|
|Sweet potato||Shredded coconut|
|Raw muesli (oats)||Herbal Teas|
|Sesame seeds||Brown Rice|
|Coconut sugar||Herbs & Spices|
|Raw honey||Curry paste|
|Stevia liquid and powder||Fish sauce|
|Baking powder||Shrimp paste|
|Arrowroot (tapioca) flour||Black strap molasses|
|Olive oil||Balsamic vinegar|
|Sesame oil||Apple cider vinegar|
|Coconut oil||Dried dates|
Make it a priority to always have a kitchen full of high-quality foods that excite you. Get out to your local farmer’s markets, organic food shops and free-range butchers and find the foods that delight and nourish you and your family.
Yours in health,
Bex, Brad & Kaiya