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Stripping Down

Posted Apr 08 2010 4:36pm

Groceries, kids! What did you think I meant?

So lately, I’ve been really paring down my groceries. Since I’ve basically eliminated everything even remotely processed and I get most of my produce from Door to Door , grocery shopping has been a breeze. I’m focusing on high-quality protein and dairy, and choosing in-season produce when I need to supplement D2D.

You guys, this is a really amazing way to shop. I don’t balk at the $11.99/lb prices for meat and fish, because I know I’m not going to be supplementing with overpriced boxes of crackers or chips.

Here’s the loot I came home with today:

  • organic pastured butter
  • organic pastured ghee (clarified butter) - I was so excited to find it that I had to get it it!

  • local grass-fed flank steak
  • local grass-fed NY strip

  • local organic spicy Italian pork sausages
  • organic, uncured, nitrite-free applewood-smoked bacon
  • kale
  • organic strawberries
  • local free-range eggs
  • full-fat single-serving Fage Greek yogurt
  • Lake Michigan trout
  • wild-caught sockeye salmon

  • 86% Ghiradelli dark chocolate - I may or may not have dipped into this in the car on the way home, so it’s unpictured.

This, along with the produce I’ll get on Tuesday, will probably last me almost two weeks (I’ll freeze some of the meat). Don’t get me wrong: I feel incredibly lucky to have several grocery stores where I live that sell this kind of food. I know not all of you have easy access to grass-fed meat and wild-caught fish. But if you don’t? Seek it out. Google around and find nearby farms, CSAs, and farmers’ markets. Commit to finding this kind of food even if you have to drive 45 minutes to get it. You can always stock up and freeze it for later use.

I’m not going to lie to you. This grocery haul was not cheap — $88 total. But I don’t mind because this is the kind of food that makes people love food. This is the kind of food that recipes are built around, rather than the other way around. This is the kind of food we were meant to eat, not the kind that comes from factories and CAFOs.

As cheesy as it sounds, your body and health are worth this kind of food!

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