Stocking Up was the name of a popular book by the Rodale Company in the ’70s. Whether you were a back-to-the-lander then or a prepare-for-the-revolution type, you liked the idea of a well-stocked larder.  Food against the coming winter or apocalypse…  But this is now and the topics are healthy eating and safe dieting. If you have the right foods on the shelf or in the refrigerator, then it will be easy to cook along with Fastingme.

White beans, canned:  navy beans, garbanzos,  it doesn’t matter. If you have a larger amount than the recipe calls for, freeze the remaining beans for future use.  I use these a lot to boost the protein in a meal. Antipasto , Oct. 18, ’15                                                                    Red Beans, canned: red kidney beans are useful and full of protein. Chili non Carne, Nov 4, ’15      Red Beans & Rice, Jun 24, ’15                                                                                               Tomatoes, canned: diced, crushed. For breakfasts Flamenco Eggs, Jul 26, ’15       or dinner  Langoustine with Garlic, Jan 24, ’16   pantry shelfTuna fish, canned: this is a great go-to food for dinners. Have several on hand.   Tuna Melt, Nov. 8, ’15                                                                                                                                            Udon and/or soba and/or somen noodles: handy to have on hand when you need them.  Pork with Soba Noodles, Jan 6, ’16    Shrimp with Udon Noodles Aug 16, ’15                           Corn tortillas, 6″ diameter: useful for breakfast  Tostadas, Nov 8, ’15     Breakfast Burrito, Aug 23, ’15  or for dinner   Seafood Tacos, Jul 26, ’15   Vegetable Pizza, May 27, ’15  Chicken Quesadillas  Jul 29, ’15                                                                                                                                Whole grain bread with less than 70 calories per slice: read the labels! Use if as part of your breakfasts or as a dinner ingredient  Stuffed Clams, Feb 22, ’15

Cabbage, green or Savoy: essential in Shrimp with Udon Noodles [above]   Seafood Tacos  [above]  and  Shrimp Egg Rolls, Nov. 15, ’15  High in vitamins, low in calories!                 Carrots:  useful for side vegetables and as an ingredient in all of the cabbage recipes         Apples:  my go-to fruit at breakfast , you could serve with dinner too                                  Oatmeal: the best complex carb there is for breakfast    Oatmeal Pudding Oct 25, ’15

So stock up and eat healthy food — on Fast Days and on Slow Days, too.

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