Shopping to replenish a real food pantry is different and really a whole lot simpler than recipe shopping. Begin by making a list of the raw food items you will need to make the recipes you make very regularly. The idea is that it only contains the most basic ingredients … not anything that you would make and then stock as an ingredient. Guaranteed it’ll be a short one! It should resemble your Great-Grandma’s shopping list at the general store. Below I’ve got mine. I think it will cover our Mrs Dull’s “Southern Cooking” recipe experiments too.
The ingredients you will buy
The ingredients that you will make
What you’ll notice when you first take a peek at the recipes is that many ingredients listed do not appear in our buying list. These are ingredients that you will want to make and store ahead of time. Things like butter, buttermilk, whey, sour cream, cream, condiments, whole wheat flour and vanilla extract. All of these things are pretty easy to make so don’t worry. Some do require special equipment to make in any volume so you’ll need to work up to replacing buying the finished item with raw ingredients as you can afford it.
Links to this series:
- Part 1 – How to save gobs of time cooking for your family.
- Part 2 – What you’ll need to get started: your initial investment and where to find space.
- Part 3 – What you’ll need for the raw ingredients for the recipes on this site.
- Part 4 – How to get the ball rolling within the budget you have to work with.
- Part 5 – How to maintain your pantry.
Links to Real Food Ingredients available online
- U.S. Wellness Meats – Excellent source for grass-fed beef and pastured poultry.
- Frontier Spices on Amazon – A great source for organic spices by the pound.