My fridge is not the world’s most exciting appliance. It is usually half-empty and, at times, contains very little in the way of actual food items. I tend to wait until I am almost entirely out of groceries before I buy any more so I don’t double up or have lots of wastage. I HATE wasting food. It annoys me and makes me feel bad. I am one of those people who cuts up slightly withered and sad vegetables for soups. I try not to over-buy in the first place because I am just one person, and even I can only eat so much.
At the moment, because I am soon to move into my new house, I am trying not to buy too much stuff, especially frozen items. The less I have to take with me, the better! So my fridge is a little bit empty – it just has the basics – and I shop a few times a week, which is not very cost-effective but, for the moment, will have to be the way it is.
So, what’s in my fridge? :
- Cheese. I am planning on reducing my cheese intake by about a million percent once I have moved. I eat way too much and I am not supposed to actually eat much of it at all. Currently, I have feta, colby and parmesan.
- Tofu. Another staple. At the moment it is silken firm tofu, because I want to make tofu burgers but, at other times, it will be firm stir-fry or marinated.
- Soy milk. For tea!
- Rice milk. It’s kinda gross but I am trying not to have too much soy. I use rice milk in my porridge.
- Baby beetroot.
- Spring onions. Which reminds me, I should throw those out – they’re a little bit stinky and I don’t think I can even salvage them in a soup.
- Chocolate – not mine. It’s been there for a year or two. I should probably chuck it.
- Half a lemon.
- Leftover risotto.
- Jar of minced garlic.
- Jar of minced garlic and ginger.
- Sauces. A variety!
- Olives. Actually, more truthfully, it is a jar with two olives in it. I don’t know why it is still there and why I didn’t just eat the two olives.
- Eggs. Well, a carton with one lonely little egg in it.
- Tin of tuna.
- Probiotic tablets.
- Sundried tomatoes.
- Synthetic erythropoietin injections. It is used to treat anemia, which is a side effect of renal failure. I haven’t had to have the injections for about two years now. I should probably ditch them. I keep forgetting. And yes, I will dispose of them thoughtfully at my local pharmacists’s. They are nasty looking things (the injections, not my pharmacists). I didn’t enjoy having to have them. They are quite big needles and I had to inject myself in the tummy. Not pleasant, but you do what you have to do!
- Sesame dressing. Because I am addicted to it.
- The freezer is full of frozen vegies and long-forgotten wedges of quiche or other things I have made and, um, forgotten about. There’s also Lebanese bread and some icy poles I made in the Summer which didn’t taste very nice and I didn’t eat. Disappointingly, there is no ice cream. This makes me more sad than words can express. *sighs*
And that’s it, really. I’d like to say it’s overflowing with fresh fruit and veg, but I find I can’t eat it quick enough before it goes off, so I tend to buy it as I need it, rather than wasting any. I go to a nice local market that sells really good quality produce and it costs half as much as the normal supermarket. I will have to find a different market once I move, or make the trek down to my usual one (it’s worth it).
Hopefully I will be able to report, in my new house, that my fridge is full of lots of healthy fruit and veg with nothing I should be ashamed of (or have to hide in the back so no one sees it). My plan is to be “good” and leave me comfort-eating (read : cheating) behind me. That’s what new starts are for, right?
May your fridge, your life, and your heart always be full and blessed with plenty!
Thanks for reading.