What’s in MY freezer?

Billy over at Vegan Talk created a tag, you’re it! for unveiling your freezer. I have recently been tagged by For the Love of Guava and feel it is my duty to share with the world what is in my freezer. I feel like it connects to the age old veg*n question, “What do you eat? How do you get all your ___ (enter vitamin, mineral, protein, basically anything here) ? How do you have time to cook?” and all the other lovely questions the omnivore world has for us.

The abyss

Let me preface my overwhelming, secret freezer by stating that I have a tiny freezer and I cook. A lot. I love to cook, I love to preserve, I love food from scratch. I also have a job, so some days I don’t cook and like to have stuff available to make a quick meal or heat and eat for a quicker meal to tame the ravenous beast. Maybe I can inspire someone to make their own burritos instead of spending $4 for a prepared, packaged frozen burrito (although I do buy them from time to time).

So, in no particular order, here are the ingredients of my busting-at-the-seams freezer, which is ready for a famine or any big event that allows me to still have electricity to access my frozen goods.

  • Frozen fruit: bananas, marionberries, strawberries, blueberries, peaches and rhubarb
  • Pumpkinseeds
  • Lemon & lime zest
  • Sausages
  • Ground flax seeds (flaxmeal)
  • Pesto
  • Tofu
  • Tempeh
  • Almond meal
  • Sauteed chanterelles
  • Avocado pasta sauce
  • Buckwheat flour
  • Ice cubes
  • “Fake” ice cubes (great for not watering down drinks, though I don’t use them very often)
  • Applesauce (I think you can freeze this)
  • Peas
  • Corn
  • Homemade roasted peppers
  • Homemade falafel patties
  • Cooked, drained chickpeas and cannelini beans
  • Homemade burritos
  • Blanched sliced almonds
  • Smartdogs
  • Pizza dough
  • Joanna’s chiken
  • Oat flour
  • Graham flour
  • Homemade tomato sauce
  • Potato celery soup
  • Tempeh bacon
  • Leftover rhubarb coffeecake

Freezer door

In the door we have filo dough, lemon/lime juice cubes stored in old yogurt containers, amaranth flour, dehydrated cherry tomatoes, wonton wrappers, pine nuts (in the kombucha bottle), more tofu and one hotdog bun (for a lonely, lazy night). Believe it or not, it all fits and I have plans for most everything in the freezer. I obviously love to preserve and can envision an upright freezer one day in my future: watch out u-pick farms! I think if I reach that point I’ll just have an out of control garden. I look forward to that day. Having a tiny freezer is hard, but I’m obviously surviving and not starving.

In keeping with the theme of sharing with the world your most personal of eating habits (and in no way condoning chain letters or random obnoxious fwd’s), I have tagged 5 veg*n bloggers.
Vegan Alley
Heathen Vegan
Deenifying Myself

5 Responses to “What’s in MY freezer?”

  1. Anna Says:


    I have some of those in my freezer too, but I guess all will be revealed when I take you up on your request for freezer unveiling.

  2. Jennifer Says:

    I am super impressed by everything in your freezer! I should take your advice and make up a batch of burritos to freeze for those nights I just don’t want to cook or that I’m too hungry to wait for dinner to be ready!

    Thanks for tagging me – I’ll get my pics posted tomorrow!

  3. Becca Says:

    Eeek! I better post my freezer. Can I clean it out, first? I guess that would defeat the purpose…Your freezer intimidates me.

  4. Becca Says:

    You can definitely freeze applesauce. My mom used to do it all the time.

  5. Traci Says:

    damn that puts my freezer to shame… then again I knew yours would! :)

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