Our Favorite foods are sustainable, meeting the needs of the present without jeopardizing the needs of future generations.
Grains: Quinoa, Teff, Amaranth, Barley, Rice (anything traditional that doesn’t come either bleached, instant, mixed with other ingredients or in a boil in bag), Millet, Kasha, Oats, Kamut, Wheat (anything from bulghur to couscous to wheatberries) ask for the gluten unsafe foods list if this is an issue
Legumes and Beans and Pulses: Garbonzo, Black, Red, White, Pinto, Northern, Adzuki, Soy beans, Lentils, Mung, Split Peas, Blackeyed Peas ….etc. there is no such thing as a bad bean there is only a bad way to cook them*
Nuts and Seeds: Flax, Sesame, Walnuts, Pecans, Cashews, Almonds, Pumpkin, Sunflower, Sesame, Pistachios, Peanuts**
Vegetables: Local and seasonal first, dark green next , purple, red and orange next, yellow next, white last .
Dark Leafy Greens – kale, collards, mustard greens, watercress, dandelion, wild lettuces, and romaine etc.
Cruciferous- cabbages, brussels sprouts, choys, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower,
Bulbs – garlic leeks onions shallots scallions
Roots and Tubers parsnips, rutabagas, turnips, yams, carrots, celery, fennel, sweet potatoes, beets, kohlrabi , jicama, burdock root, potatoes
Squash – kambocha, butternut, spaghetti, red kuri, pumpkin, hubbard, acorn , sweet dumpling, zucchini, chayote,
Funghi – mushrooms, truffles
Herbs – parsley, cilantro, rosemary, tarragon, dill, chives, basil,
Weird stuff – lemongrass, ginger, sea vegetables, TVP
Juices- Bolthouse Farms , Bossa Nova, Pomi, Odwalla Read ingredients my favorites are the bossa nova and pomi brand cuz it is just the juice on the label
Random- okra, cucumbers, asparagus, eggplant, corn etc etc. There are really no bad vegetables just too much of one. If you look at the China Study the primary reason that agrarian Chinese populations have incidence of cancer in their populations is lack of diversity in their diets. Eat a lot of different things.
Whole Fruits: local and seasonal first, All citrus, All berries, All melons, Apples, Bananas*, Pears, Grapes, Mangoes, Papaya, Pineapple, Coconuts, Plantains*, Dates, Peaches, Plums, Apricots, Nectarines, ALSO Avocadoes, Peppers, Tomatoes
Cereals: anything fromBob’s Red Mill, or Kashi, steel cut oats, puffed rice, grits, polenta, Oat Bran,
Flours: Graham, Blue Corn, Rye, Garbonzo, Rice, Stone ground wheat, Corn meal, Masa, Almond, Semolina, Tapioca, Spelt, Flaxseed, Soy, Teff, Potato, Oat, Barley, Buckwheat, Blue Corn, White Corn
Vegan Products: Smart Balance, Earth Balance, Almond Breeze, Herbamare, Vegannaise, Bubbies, unfiltered Cider Vinegar, Nasoya, Gardein, Thai Kitchen Rice Noodle Bowls, Annie Chun Rice Express and Miso Soup Bowl, Tofutti Cuties,
Fermented: Umeboshi Plums, Kimchee, Traditionally made pickles (Bubbies), Miso, Tofu***,
Sweeteners: Agave Nectar, Brown Rice Syrup, Maple Syrup, Organic Cane Sugar, Succanat, Stevia, Molasses , Truvia, Muscovado, Demerara, Turbinado, Beet Sugar, Honey****, Barley malt,
Oils: EVOO, Grapeseed, Sesame, Canola, Avocado, Flax, Walnut, the most important thing about oil is how its processed
Milk Substitutes: soymilk, almond milk, hemp milk, rice milk, oat milk, cashew cream, coconut milk, everything by tofutti
Companies we love : Amy’s, Tofurkey, Smart Deli, Veggie Patch, Soyrizo, Muir Glen, Dr. Praegers, Herbamare, Bubbies, Bob’s, Hodgson Mill, Red Mill, Kashi, Odwalla, Naked, Bolthouse Farms, Spectrum, Newmans ( not all products) Lucini (not all products), Eden Organic, Ancient Harvest, Wolfgang Puck, Apple and Eve, EdenSoy, Pacific, Riceworks, Smart Balance, Seventh Generation, Tofutti, DeBolles, RW Knudsen, Green and Black, Seeds of Change, Lundberg, Kashi, Natures Path, health Valley, Annies, Garden of Eating, Food should taste good
Things we do not eat: Bleached Flour, HFCS, MSG, Hydrogenated oils, monodiglycerides, aspartamame, preservatives or dyes not found in nature, anything with sweeteners in the first seven ingredients, anything that has been fed steroids, antibiotics or hormones, anything genetically engineered, anything that doesn’t rot in a timely fashion, anything you don’t keep in your pantry, anything advertised on television
Safe Preservatives: salt, citric acid,
*See the bean cooking guide
** Actually a legume, high in oxalic acid and must be organic
***Soy supplies in US are not regulated, make sure you are consuming organic soy and preferably fermented to help reduce health risks