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Happy Thanksgiving!

27 Nov


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I hope those of you who are celebrating the holiday have very safe and smooth travels to wherever you are headed.

Today I baked my paleo pumpkin pie, among other things we will bring to Eleanor and Michael’s house for Thanksgiving.  This weekend, I hope to *finally* catch up on my blogging (it’s been a while) so please stay tuned!!!


What’s in my fridge (Stockholm): a paleo grocery list

15 Dec

There are everyday staples I always try to keep in my kitchen these days — my paleo grocery list.   Although I miss our kitchen at home, our little kitchen in Stockholm has served us well so far; and with these basic items in our house, I find that I can usually cook something very simply.

With basic staples, all we need to worry about is picking up proteins and replenishing the vegetables as needed.  We try to buy organic whenever possible.

TOMOKO’S PALEO SHOPPING LIST (or stock-list) – Stockholm:

IN OUR PANTRY (ie. no refrigerated)

  • Organic yellow onions
  • Organic red onions
  • Organic garlic
  • Fresh garlic
  • Organic coconut oil
  • Organic coconut milk
  • Organic olive oil — I tend to like the flavor of Spanish olive oil better than others
  • SPICES: garlic powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, paprika
  • Organic black pepper, good quality sea salt (I have flaked sea salt and Himalayan salt in a grinder)
  • Organic potatoes (small type)
  • Organic heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • Organic tomato sauce (no added sugar, in a glass container – recently I’ve ditched buying tomato sauce in cans)
  • Organic green curry powder
  • Tea, various
  • Fairtrade or organic dark chocolate, ranging from 81% to 100% cocoa
  • Organic cashews (raw)
  • Organic pine nuts


  • Organic free-range/pasture-raised eggs (usually have up to 2 dozen on hand)
  • Organic Dijon mustard
  • Organic whole grain mustard
  • Organic cucumbers
  • Organic cauliflower
  • Organic broccoli
  • Organic bacon
  • Jalapeño peppers
  • Habeñero peppers
  • Ginger
  • Scallions
  • Asparagus
  • Mushrooms
  • Organic capers
  • Organic avocados
  • Organic lemons
  • Organic oranges
  • Organic carrots
  • Organic zucchinis
  • Organic arugula
  • Organic beets
  • Organic cabbage
  • Natural, nitrate-free sliced chorizo (makes good snacks with sliced cucumbers)
  • PROTEIN: depends — we usually have at most 3 of the following, so I could have proteins ready to cook, but thye don’t sit in the fridge so long that they go bad or not fresh anymore: chicken (skinless thighs for curry, half chickens for roast); pork chops; veal chops; steaks; ground beef; ground lamb; salmon.
  • Organic butter
  • (Wine)

I like having potted herbs on hand — they help give a furnished-rental a more cozy, homey vibe — I currently have organic Thai basil, chives, rosemary and thyme.