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Apr 16, 2012 03:11 AM

It's been a year?

I have changed my eating habits a bit for various reasons. Some good reasons. Some due to conditions (stove is broken) and some just because In grew tired of the products. I started making a mental list last night of things I used to always have in my fridge or pantry, but haven't bought in over a year. Some of these even baffle me.

Pasta...just sick of it
Butter...only used it for cooking and have been limited
Bell Peppers - just too expensive
American Cheese - I have given it up. Doesn't have a taste, unless on grilled cheese.
Apples - I have eaten apples many times, but never bought them.
A loaf of bread - I've bought baguettes and rolls, but no loaves of bread. I don't eat it often enough
Cold Cuts - more dietary reasons. I have ordered sandwiches out, but infrequently.
Tabasco Sauce - I found Sriracha and gave up Tabasco.
Ketchup - I find I really don't make anything at home that I put it on and don't love it.

I'm sure there are others, but can't think of any that I always use to have in the house.
Does anyone else have an odd list of "essentials" they've lost touch with?

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  1. staples of my diet used to grains and legumes. i gave them up about 2 years ago, so no more pasta, bread, crackers, beans or lentils.

    apples now taste too sweet to me so i never buy them or eat them anymore. i used to eat at least one a day most of the year.

    1. Orange juice (not a go-to product in the a.m. like a lot of people. Half of it sits there until it needs to get pitched);

      store-bought cookies (not as good as they used to be);

      ice cream (too many pigouts).

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      1. re: noodlepoodle

        Wow. You just reminded me. Grew up with OJ every morning. Usually tropicana, but occasionally fresh squeezed and then all of the sudden I stopped. Probably should go back for the Vitamin C, but who knows. I always preferred grapefruit to OJ. haven't bought OJ in 7 years.

        I've bought cookies about two times in the last year and both times late night drunk snack.

        I have never bought ice cream to bring home since I've lived on my own. weird, huh?

        1. re: jhopp217

          jhopp217, I don't think it's weird not buying ice cream since you've been on your own. Ice cream is one of those things I don't buy either. I love it, and most of the time can make it last a good long while in the freezer. The real reason I don't buy it is because years ago I bought a box of ice cream sandwiches. On the way home (in 98 degree weather) I had major car trouble. So while I was waiting for help to arrive I, uh, rescued my ice cream sandwiches from a wrongful death and ate 4 of them right there on the side of the highway. Not one of my proudest moments, but it would have been a shame for them to just melt away.