What fresh vegetables and fruits do you keep around?
I'm always surprised at friends and family who never have any fresh fruit or vegetables in their kitchens. I keep basics of bananas, apples and pears, and salad fixings at the minimum.
What about you?
I am what doctors call "persistent vegetative" - a vegetable.
Dark leafy greens and always a couple of tomatoes.
Always have broccoli as I eat that more days than not. Carrots because they keep. Bananas and a few pieces of citrus, orange/tangerine/grapefruit. Always have a few avocados ripening.
Those are the always haves and then I have whatever fruits and vegetables are in season and cheap that week.
This last week strawberries and green beans were on sale so I have both of those.
I am not vegetarian as I eat eggs and dairy, occasionally chicken or seafood.
I never buy beef or pork. Never fresh chicken either but will eat out or in something like a soup or frozen meal.
grapefruit (red only!)
squash (yellow summer)
summer peas and beans
Off and on:
onions (red, yellow, white)
oranges and apples. eat one or the other every day.
Always some fresh fruit. I keep bananas and apples at work for a snack. At home I almost always have strawberries, blueberries, avocados, and when they are in season, cherries, peaches, and plums.
My standard vegetables to keep around are broccoli, asparagus, sweet potatoes, and zucchini.
I always have fresh organic grown vegetables around. I eat salads every day. It's just so easy and healthy to put them together. I seriously don't know why/how anyone would be fat.
Ditto r6. And strawberries in the summer. Anything else I buy on a whim when I am in the store. There's a great produce store right across the street. I go in there almost daily. It's expensive, but I'd rather buy and eat fast than have to throw out stuff that's gone bad in my fridge.
Pretty much the same as the OP. I ALWAYS have tomatoes and onions. Almost always have everything else I need to make a salad - cucumbers, lettuces, avocados, sometimes carrots. I also like to make coleslaw but I just buy the mix. I don't cook much so I usually just make big salads instead of cooking veggies and have salad for dinner lots of nights. I usually have bananas, clementines or oranges and some other fruit like strawberries and blueberries on hand, and nectarines and plums in summer.
Right now, cucumbers and zucchinis, but I'm working my way up to eggplants!
Ha! R11. Keep it up Brad. I know you you can do it.
I've been pickling a cucumber for weeks now.
Pretty much only asparagus occasionally, otherwise my vegetables are all frozen ones.
I try not to stock veggies unless I know I'm going to make a meal with them in the next week the kind of veggies we use rotates .
Bananas and apples for breakfast. There is usually some kale in our fridge. We make a lot of kale salads. Broccoli or cauliflower is a regular.
Grapes, I have penchant for grapes. I also keep banana, bosc pears, a couple of cartons of strawberries, blueberries and some raspberries. Berries are inexpensive here in S. Ca. but you have to know where to by them. I shop almost daily at Growers Direct in Costa Mesa. I live in Newport and it's just blocks from home.
Peaches, plums, pomegranates, mangos, papayas etc are available year round. Our figs are not the greatest, but the dried blond ones from Europe are wonderful. All the vegetables are beautiful and flavorful. I'm not a vegetarian, but I can't remember the last time I bought meat. There's simply no need for the stuff. I have cancer and meat keeps ones body acid, which stimulates cancer growth, so for the past 13 years I've really relied on fruits and vegetables.
Apples, bananas, carrots, potatoes, onions.
Carrots, onions, and celery.
Garlic and shallots.
Bananas and apples.
Always. We just used the last of the garlic last night and I'm feeling anxious. I always keep a running amount in my head of each of these. Right now, I know we're out of garlic and down to one onion.
More often than not, we'll have lemon and limes too. Cuz I'm partial to a cocktail in the evening.
None, frozen vegetables, that's it, but they're used with every meal.
Strawberries are in already (thank you global warming!), so I get those 2-for-$5.00 tubs at Kroger's. Also, always buy a huge bag of spinach and eat a handful with supper.
During winter, I buy canned fruit and serve it over waffles, with yogurt on top.