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Melinda Tonkovich says ...
Thank you so much! My family just began our Eating Green lifestyle 2 weeks ago. It's so difficult learning what we should keep on hand and what we need to throw out. This helps a lot!!!
10/30/2011 10:42:57 AM CDT
Amanda Swallow says ...
My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the pumpkin pie, so pumpkin is my can't do without staple.
10/30/2011 10:42:58 AM CDT
Lori says ...
Flour!!! I love to bake!!!
10/30/2011 10:43:02 AM CDT
jacimize says ...
I LOVE Whole Foods and these simple and effective ideas. I wish there were a Whole Foods closer. (an hour drive is the closest one... makes for only monthly trips)
10/30/2011 10:43:06 AM CDT
Beth Goldberg says ...
One of my favorite pantry staples at Thanksgiving, canned Organic Pumpkin puree. It makes its way into sweet potato souffles, puddings,and even frozen treats.
10/30/2011 10:43:07 AM CDT
Jennifer says ...
This year, I am going with the quinoa. We just recently discovered it, and have been using it in many of our recipes that we used to use white rice. I am hoping to make a yummy quinoa side dish for my extended family to enjoy on Thanksgiving and introduce them to its versatility too.
10/30/2011 10:43:08 AM CDT
Leah says ...
A well stocked pantry is a beautiful thing. I love having everything minus the fresh ingredients on hand and ready to go!
10/30/2011 10:43:10 AM CDT
Amy R says ...
Cinnamon and vanilla. I make my Mom's amazing apple pie.
10/30/2011 10:43:11 AM CDT
Sara says ...
The Thanksgiving staple I cannot live without is soy sauce. Asian style turkey is my favorite!
10/30/2011 10:43:12 AM CDT
Katie says ...
I must have vanilla extract, I use it for so many different recipes!
10/30/2011 10:43:13 AM CDT
Michelle says ...
Cloves! They're the "secret ingredient" in my stuffing recipe (not so secret if you've ever looked at the Joy of Cooking's recipe).
10/30/2011 10:43:18 AM CDT
David says ...
Pumpkin pie spice. Without it, its just pumpkin. Also jazzes up my world famous sweet potato pie.
10/30/2011 10:43:20 AM CDT
Kailey says ...
During the entire fall season (but especially Thanksgiving!) I cannot do without pumpkin puree! It's the time of year for pumpkin muffins, pumpkin oatmeal, and of course pumpkin pie. :) I can always find something to put some pumpkin in, nothing tastes more like fall.
10/30/2011 10:43:23 AM CDT
Cilia Joseph says ...
I would love to win. We could definitely use some healthy food in this house!
10/30/2011 10:43:23 AM CDT
Natalie Baerwaldt says ...
Stocked pantry for my new house would be fantastic!! We love WFM and healthy, delicious food is such an important part of our lives. Cooking with the kids is our favorite past-time.
10/30/2011 10:43:24 AM CDT
lateish says ...
Yes pls, with three growing boys and the crazy work schedule i have ..I do not have the time. pls come and do this for me. I want to show my sons that healthy eating can lead to a long happy healthy life.
10/30/2011 10:43:25 AM CDT
Crystal says ...
Sea salt is a must! It adds great simple taste, without covering the natural flavor of the food.
10/30/2011 10:43:26 AM CDT
Shari says ...
I can't do without many staples, but one that is critical is flour. My family is gluten free so flour actually translates to flours--almond, rice, sorghum, etc., but from baking to sauces, flour is integral.
10/30/2011 10:43:27 AM CDT
Tim says ...
I can't do without organic spices!
10/30/2011 10:43:29 AM CDT
Cindy Z says ...
I always have potatoes on hand. They're such a simple veggie on their own but can be whipped or baked in so many ways and turn into a most impressive dish.
10/30/2011 10:43:29 AM CDT
Heather says ...
I like to head to our local spice shop to replace all of my essential holiday herbs and spices!
10/30/2011 10:43:31 AM CDT
Nancy says ...
Thank you for the great tips! The one staple I cannot live without in my pantry over the holidays is my spice collection. I keep a wide variety of fresh and dried herbs and spices, so that I can make any type of food at any time. Seasonings make all the difference!
10/30/2011 10:43:31 AM CDT
emily dingmann says ...
Around Thanksgiving, I can't live without apple cider vinegar for my delicious brussels sprouts salad!
10/30/2011 10:43:31 AM CDT
Rachael Sperling says ...
Can't be without NUTMEG at Thanksgiving! Use it in my homemade cranberry sauce (so much better than the canned stuff) and in my sweet potato casserole (much lower sugar than sweet potato pie!). Love my nutmeg.
10/30/2011 10:43:34 AM CDT
Katie says ...
I can't live without Cumin! It adds flavor to everything!
10/30/2011 10:43:35 AM CDT

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