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Old 06-06-2019, 01:31 PM
 
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I rely heavily on frozen, canned, packaged and bottled this and that. Short of starting my own subsistence farm and eating only what I raise myself, I don't see a lot of other choices.
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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canned beans (chickpeas, white beans, kidney beans, black beans...)
pasta
canned tomato paste and tomato sauce
canned mushrooms
jar of sauerkraut
Food For Life or Ezekiel bread
Stacey's organic whole wheat tortillas
Plantation brand blackstrap molasses
Silk Cashew Milk
canned coconut milk (usually Thai Kitchen brand)
Sir Kensington's classic mayo
Always frozen peas, frozen mixed vegetables, frozen berries or mangoes (usually store brand, sometimes organic)
Annie's Homegrown Catsup
various dried spices and herbs
Wild Planet tuna, sardines, mackerel
Crowned Prince oysters
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:23 AM
 
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Cans:
Tomatoes and paste
Beans
Pineapple

Jars:
Pickles and capers
Hering
Apple jelly
Corn syrup

Box (in plastic containers):
Pasta/rice
Flour
Sugar
Seeds
Dried fruit
Yeast
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:16 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Mayonnaise, water chestnuts, coconut milk, rice noodles, Thai red chili sauce, pineapple, olives.


In jars, large assortment of pickled veggies, apricot jam, mustard, BBQ sauce.



Mostly stuff I can't grow myself. Except for mayonnaise. We use very little of it and can't use up even a small batch of homemade. My family likes Sweet Baby Ray's just as much as they like anything homemade, so Id don't bother to make BBQ sauce.



I've got lots of ingredients that I don't make or prepare myself: flours, nuts, grains, veg oils, but I don't think that is what OP is asking about.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:59 AM
 
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How dependent on these foods are you for meals.
Addressing this part of the OP's post, the canned beans (black and garbanzos) are often the basis of a quick meal. The same with canned tuna. I often throw together bean/tuna patties. Canned soups at times for lunch, but we don't use canned soups for cooking. The quinoa/farro/dried pastas are used a couple of times a week. I find that I turn to my pantry a lot less now than I did when we were raising our family. We use fresh food items a lot more because there's more time available to shop.
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Old 06-09-2019, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Mayonnaise, water chestnuts, coconut milk, rice noodles, Thai red chili sauce, pineapple, olives.


In jars, large assortment of pickled veggies, apricot jam, mustard, BBQ sauce.



Mostly stuff I can't grow myself. Except for mayonnaise. We use very little of it and can't use up even a small batch of homemade. My family likes Sweet Baby Ray's just as much as they like anything homemade, so Id don't bother to make BBQ sauce.



I've got lots of ingredients that I don't make or prepare myself: flours, nuts, grains, veg oils, but I don't think that is what OP is asking about.
Pretty much the same: when I think of processed or commercial foods in my pantry, I assume that most of us do not make our own flour, oils, condiments etc.
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Old 06-09-2019, 12:19 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Pizza & other easy to reheat items n the freezer, for the days when we do not want to cook. I do use canned beans, although I often make beans from the dry state. I no longer make jams or jellies, so I buy those, as well as all the normal condiments. I eat a variety of fresh veg, but have no problem using frozen veg sometimes, it is very handy & does not spoil like the fresh one can.
Canned proteins like mackerel, tuna & salmon, chicken & even ham are good too.
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Old 06-09-2019, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Canned tomatoes (sauce, paste)
Canned black beans (for DH if he wants, I use dried)
Ortega chilis
coconut milk
tuna
waterchestnuts/bamboo shoots
Usually a couple canned soups for a quick lunch, or something like Tasty Bites Madras Lentils
Spam (don't judge, it's our State food)
Protein powder
Dried fruits (dates, prunes, apricots, cranberries, raisens)
Baking supplies (flour, sugar, soda/powder)
Usually some sort of cereal for DH, lately it's been Kirkland Ancient Grains Granola
Peanut butter (and other butters)
Butter (lol)
Breads/crackers/tortillas
Canned pumpkin
chocolate
Random frozen food for DH snacks, right now it's taquitos
Low sugar fruit juice/no sugar or sweetener fruit flavored sparkling water
Oyster sauce/fish sauce etc.
yogurt
prepackaged grapefruit from costco, and the peaches they sell in the glass jars
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Squirrel Tree
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I buy a lot of frozen collard greens so I don't have to futz with it when I cook it, often with beans. I also eat sardines in water.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:21 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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Pretty much the same: when I think of processed or commercial foods in my pantry, I assume that most of us do not make our own flour, oils, condiments etc.
Again, "commerce" means the exchange of merchandise, including money: we exchange money for other commodities/merchandise/goods/services.

In an advanced industrialized society, we commercially acquire almost everything we possess and consume; not too many subsistence farmers left, at least this side of the Pecos.

The question should be: rank your foods on hand from less industrially processed to more industrially processed.
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