What’s In YOUR Fridge?

August 19, 2009 at 4:30 am 19 comments

Our Fridge

I love food. And I love seeing other people’s food (namely, in their fridge). Yes, I know. Kind of weird. It goes nicely with my habit of peeking into other people’s carts at the grocery store. Try it sometime…it’s fun.

Here is a photo of our fridge back in Bozeman (I WISH my RV fridge was this big!). It’s a pretty typical high raw fooder’s fridge.

On the top shelf there is broccoli, 3 bags of sprouts (I didn’t grow my own that week), hemp seeds, soaked almonds, Earth Balance, sprouted english muffins, and sprouted bread.

Middle shelf: farm eggs, avocado, pineapple, strawberries, sweet corn, blueberries, 1/2 lemon, and bunch of stuff I can’t see back there.

Bottom shelf: cucumbers, greens, greens, greens, greens. Oh, and some more greens. πŸ™‚ We go through SO much baby spinach. I usually buy four large 1 lb. containers at a time. Romaine is my other fave…I usually have a big romaine salad every day for lunch, and I use it in my green juice as well. I also love the big container of mixed greens…because it’s pre-washed and takes so much less time to prepare!

In the door: Some taco sauce that I bought for my family when they were up for Christmas (hmmmm…maybe I can get rid of that), almond milk,Β  vegenaise, vegan “shaky cheese” for Bella’s noodles.

Drawers: Limes. Note to self: when making a recipe that requires 1 lime, you don’t need to buy the giant bag from Costco or they will go bad before you use them. Silly Sara. Costco makes me have insane tendencies. So. Much. Food. πŸ™‚ I think there are some onions down there too.

So…what is in YOUR fridge this week?

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  • 1. Lynita Aldrich  |  August 19, 2009 at 4:53 am

    I want my fridge to look like that…. Such inspiration. Thanks for sharing. By the way, I’m totally on board for the challenge and actually have a few friends who are joining me on journey. It is so fun making great changes in our lives. I am trying to blog about my progress too. Thanks Sara!!!

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  • 2. Wilma  |  August 19, 2009 at 6:16 am

    And how long did you spend setting up thta photo?

    I like my refrigerator; the foods in it, but I don’t decide it’s necessary to share the contents unless I’m trying to impress someone………….

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  • 3. Jen  |  August 19, 2009 at 11:19 am

    I use the extra limes to make limeade! It is yummy.

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  • 4. Kristin  |  August 19, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I think that fridge is beautiful…we’re on our way to stocking it like that. Ya know…it hit me the other day…why do I bark at buying blueberries for $2 but I’ll buy a box of crackers for that or more and then they go stale in my cupboards?! I’ve be doing the green smoothy challenge minus cutting out all white sugar…don’t eat much of it but anyhoo…all that to say that I’m loving eating healthy and don’t feel bad when I’m hungry again because I can eat, it’s okay! πŸ™‚

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  • 5. Stephanie  |  August 19, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    wow! yes…very beautiful fridge! :)…cart watching at the store is actually kind of sad seeing all the people who pile their carts with pop, frozen dinners and canned food. ahh!! lately I have much more greens then I used to have for my smoothies. Also trying to get the most out of the end of berry season now. Freezing them, eating as much as possible fresh. Thad laughs at me cuz i sit there and can eat the whole carton myself in a few minutes. oops!:)We also always have some chia gel available…we both love that…plus lots of other stuff you wouldn’t approve of. πŸ™‚

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  • 6. Nichole  |  August 19, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Oh, I totally love to look at others fridges and carts to…I’ve never admitted that to anyone before out of the fear that they may think me crazy! So good to know there are others like me out there πŸ™‚ Little by little my fridge is looking more and more like how I want it to – full of fresh fruits and veggies. Hubby is really getting on board with eating well too. When I was sharing what the challenge really consisted of and what I hoped to gain from it. He asked “well, why cant I do the challenge too?” Yeah!!! You can I said. He had already been doing the smoothies but wants to take on a little more. WooHoo!

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  • 7. livelightly  |  August 19, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Wilma…I didn’t “stage” it at all actually. That’s what it looked like when I opened the door. And no, not trying to “impress” anyone…just trying to inspire and encourage. Thanks for reading!

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  • 8. cavewoman  |  August 19, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    My fridge is Action! Packed! with Veggie/fruit Adventure!

    Pears, apples, peaches, cabbage, zucchini, summer squash and jalapenos from the farmer’s market.
    Tomatoes from my garden.
    Broccoli, Cauliflorwer, carrots, radishes, tofu, carrot juice, pomegranate juice, yogurt, alfalfa sprouts and corn from the grocery store.
    A few leftovers from the Indian restaurant ( Goat curry, devine Dal, and basmati rice).
    Homemade bread and honey butter.
    Alaskan Wild Caught Salmon
    Homemade jams, mustard, ginger and garlic pastes, mayonaise,
    and homemade salad dressings.

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  • 9. Heather  |  August 19, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Contrary to Wilma’s comment, I don’t think your pic looks staged at all. In fact, it looks like most fridges that belong to healthy eaters.
    Anyone who reads your blog knows your true intent.

    Now I want to see the minnie winnie’s fridge! πŸ™‚

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  • 10. Amy  |  August 19, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Hi Sarah,

    What brand of almond milk do you use? What is your favorite? I have been adding almond milk to smoothies and love it! Trying to figure out which brands to look for.

    Thanks!

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  • 11. livelightly  |  August 19, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    cavewoman…your fridge sounds AMAZING! Can I come over!? πŸ™‚

    Heather…thanks πŸ™‚ I will do a Minnie Winnie tour soon!

    Amy…I usually make my own: https://happyfoody.com/2006/08/29/homemade-almond-milk/ It’s a lot cheaper to make it, especially if you can get almonds in bulk (Costco, etc)…

    But if I don’t have time or almonds on hand, I like Pacific brand…vanilla unsweetened:
    http://www.pacificfoods.com/our-foods/nut-grain-beverages/organic-unsweetened-almond-vanilla-non-dairy-beverage

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  • 12. Gypsy  |  August 20, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Ooh, I will take a pic of mine after the farmers market on the weekend – its a bit bare at the mo. love yours … and yes, I love nosying in peoples fridges, pantries, shopping trolleys …

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  • 13. Bonny  |  August 20, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks for the prompt to clean out my fridge

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  • 14. Donn  |  August 20, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    As an aside to your amazing fridge, I wanted to point out potential health problems associated with Carrageenan in soy and almond milk. An excerpt from Dr. Weil’s website:

    “Results of a study published in October 2001 suggest that carrageenan may not be as safe as once thought. Findings from animal studies and a review of the scientific literature showed that degraded forms of carrageenan can cause ulcerations and cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.

    The researcher who made the connection between carrageenan and cancer, Joanne Tobacman, an assistant professor of clinical internal medicine at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, noted that as long ago as 1972 the FDA determined that there was enough evidence from animal studies to limit the type of carrageenan that could be used in foods. However, in 1979, the FDA rescinded its proposed limitation and since then, no action has been taken….She is currently looking into the possibility of an association between carrageenan and breast cancer risk.”

    Just a head’s up to read labels carefully!

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  • 15. Katie  |  August 20, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    I LOVE looking into other people fridge’s, cupboards, and in general just seeing what they came home with from the store. Silly, maybe but it does bring me joy…sad huh.

    You’d die if you saw mine…. There is a lot of umm, not whole food in there.

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  • 16. Nic  |  August 21, 2009 at 5:10 am

    *tee hee*

    thanks to your inspiration for the smoothie challenge, ours has quite a bit of yummy fresh produce in it (loooooove the cheap tubs of organic greens and spring mix at sams/costco!) i’m BLOWING through mine this week!

    something i’ve never really considered until this green smoothie challenge — i’m now able to “use up” any of my older produce since i’m so picky about eating it by the piece if it’s older… can’t stand spotty bananas UNLESS THEY’RE IN SMOOTHIES, can’t stand older apples UNLESS THEY’RE IN SMOOTHIES, can’t stand older spinach UNLESS IT’S IN SMOOTHIES!

    haha! see a pattern? i’ll eat eat eat until it starts to get older, and then it’s time for the smoothies! (not that i don’t put fresh stuff in the smoothies, too) if things are starting to get too ripe, i toss it into the freezer!

    i feel so much better about buying my produce because i KNOW it’ll get eaten/used. πŸ™‚

    tip on the fresh pineapple – i froze mine to help with the consistency and so that it would keep longer. laid it out as you would berries on parchment/wax paper, froze, and then tossed into a freezer bag. YUM!

    PS. i *love* looking in other people’s fridges, cupboards, shopping carts, purses, hahaha! people are interesting!

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  • 17. Leah  |  August 30, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Hehe, last week I sent a picture of my fridge to my mom, a complete opposite of yours. The contents: half a gallon of milk, 1 carton of eggs, one bag of chard, about 30 assorted condiments in the door. That’s all.
    We were really running on empty so I used that time to give it a good scrubbing. Luckily right now most of our food is coming out of the garden and it is overflowing with goodness!

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  • 18. Holly  |  September 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    For our family of 2 parents, 4 children:

    coconut milk, lemonade, iced mint liquorice tea, OJ, maple syrup, 34985734 romaine :P, leek, watermelon, coconut yogurt, grapes, organic creamy peanut butter, homemade salsa, Earth Balance, Omega Swirl, probiotics, flax oil, Soy Whip :), the cutest little tiny canteloupes, figs, blueberres, thawing tofu, strawberry fruit spread, garbanzo bean flour, vital wheat gluten, almond meal, yeast, hempseeds, flaxseed, flaxseed meal, brown rice flour, miso, lime leaves, ginger, lemongrass, red bell pepper, cucumbers, green onions, cilantro, parsley, carrots, celery, red cabbage, zucchini, raw slivered almonds, pine nuts, tempeh, Smart Bacon (trying it?), Field Roast sausages, salad dressings, Thai chili sauce, tamari, lemon juice, BBQ sauce, mustard, regular hot sauce, chipotle hot sauce, vegan Worcestershire, my hubby’s sour cream, vegan grated topping (would that be considered shaky cheese?), ketchup.

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  • 19. Meredith  |  October 23, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    That is so beautiful! My fridge looks nothing like that.
    Mine’s just junk junk junk with some vegetables at the bottom.

    Your blog is so inspiring!
    I’m adding green shakes to my diet this week!

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