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Old 04-01-2014, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Reading through the "What do you no longer buy" thread, the length of some people's dont buy list made me wonder what is left for them to eat!

I buy fresh vegies much more (used to use frozen, but never canned)
Butter (no more margarine in this house)
Sea salt
Expensive, good olive oil for salads
Truffle oil
Lots of Asian ingredients including sauces and fresh vegies
Shallots and Vidalia onions
Different types of rice (jasmine, basmati, long grain brown, arborio, etc.)
Crimini mushrooms (baby bellas)
Fresh, never frozen shrimp and soft shell crabs (THANK YOU NORTH CAROLINA!)
I forgot about sea salt: as for the fresh fish, ok smarty; some people are just lucky. If we don't buy frozen fish, we don't eat fish unless you call cat fish, fish, which to me is not the same.
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Fresh vegetables (no more canned and very rarely frozen)
Hummus
Butter
Fresh spices
Flavored tea bags
Shallots
Old fashioned oatmeal (not the processed, pre sweetened stuff)
Short grain brown rice
Ground buffalo
Different types of onions (leeks, red onions, white onions, etc.)
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:04 AM
 
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Pretty much fresh, on sale and only tomato paste/canned as "pre-fab".
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:06 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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We've cut back on buying the red meats and have gone mostly to chicken and fish.
Cut back on the candies and "some" chocolates. Occasionally get the dark chocolate bars or truffles.
Been buying more veggies and fruits
Cooking with olive oil more than using butter
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Central Midwest
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Buy more:

Spices, especially exotic spices
Fresh Veggies
Olive oil
Different Vinegars from cider and white (balsamic, rice, red wine, malt)
Fish Sauce
Low Fat and Low Sodium items
Greek Yogurt
Hummus
Different Types of Beans (black, pinto, refried, cannellini, garbanzo)
Kosher and Sea Salt
Peppercorns for grinding (pink, black, etc)
Ground Turkey
Ground Pork
Ground Beef which is 90 to 95% lean
Bread Flour to make bread/rolls
Whole Wheat flour to make bread/rolls
More fruits
Different mushrooms (portabella for grilling instead of meat, etc.)
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:02 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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sea salt
flax meal
butter
Greek yogurt
Splenda
tuna (tinned)
meat
2% milk
pickles, mine just don't come out crunchy enough
sugar free candy
sugar free pickles and relish
sweet potato fries
sweet potato tortilla chips
minced garlic in the jar
Dreamfield's pasta
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Tons of different veggies I never made part of my regular diet before (kale, etc). I was pretty much a romaine or italian blend lettuce eater...regular carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers...just the regular stuff. Now I try to get creative and mix all sorts of weird stuff together.

Lots of beans. Never was a bean eater before. Now I eat beans. And I don't eat much meat anymore.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:10 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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lots of frozen veggies and no meat anymore the meat industry would go broke depending on me LOL
No wheat products , no bread , no rice of any kind .No butter no oils of any kind and no dairy whatsoever .I live pretty cheaply by choice and by budget .
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:45 AM
 
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Diet soda. And sugar free products. I never used to, but I have diabetes now, and it's nice to be able to have something sweet when I have a craving.

Sushi rice. I've discovered I like it better than long grain rice.

Pre-made foods. I've discovered that buying certain take out foods are actually cheaper than buying the ingredients myself. I used to make spaghetti sauce from scratch, but discovered it's actually cheaper to buy the sauce pre-made (I buy it from Amazon Fresh, which gets it from a local restaurant). Saves me some time, and it actually costs less.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Diet soda. And sugar free products. I never used to, but I have diabetes now, and it's nice to be able to have something sweet when I have a craving.

Sushi rice. I've discovered I like it better than long grain rice.

Pre-made foods. I've discovered that buying certain take out foods are actually cheaper than buying the ingredients myself. I used to make spaghetti sauce from scratch, but discovered it's actually cheaper to buy the sauce pre-made (I buy it from Amazon Fresh, which gets it from a local restaurant). Saves me some time, and it actually costs less.
I used to think drinking diet soda was healthier for me but this article is the latest news about how bad diet drinks are. I can't stand full sugar soft drinks so I'm trying to cut out diet drinks and use artificial sweetener in ice tea. My diabetes doctor tells me it isn't so much the artificial sweetener which is bad but all the other stuff in diet drinks.

Diet soda could cause heart problems, medics warn | GulfNews.com
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