My fridge essentials

What a Natural, New Age Mum has in her fridge.

I like my fridge to reflect my values around food and nutrition, and to say something about me. We are what we eat, after all. So I don’t particularly want to be associated with a shrivelled, forgotten six month old prune, or a science experiment that has added new and interesting growths and tear-producing aromas to last week’s take-out.

What you put into your fridge directly determines whether you eat well or not, so I stock my fridge in a way that is always able to deliver smoothies, soups, stir fries, ‘eggy’ dishes, granolas, parfaits and salads.

“Studies have shown that we reach for what’s convenient and what’s visible,” says Janet Polivy

What you won’t find in my fridge is a bunch of  products with numbers, colours, additives or chemicals. I like to think of myself as ‘refined’ in my own klutzy way, but refined products are a no-no in these parts!

The pictures below show off the contents of my fridge, shelf by shelf. Thanks to the clever Natural New Age Mum for inviting me to take part in this link up

Brenda Janschek - Fridge Essentials

Top Shelf

  • B.d Farm Paris Creek Yoghurt
  • Global Organics Tomato Paste
  • Almond Butter
  • Pan De Mar Mussels
  • Homemade parsley and lime tahini
  • Date Syrup
  • Activated Sunflower Seeds
  • Activated Pecans (my favourite nut!)
  • Full Fat cream
  • Unpasterized Brown Rice Miso
  • Organic prunes
  • Cultured veges

Second Shelf

  • St Dalfours Strawberry Jam
  • Spiral pasta sauce
  • Home-made choc-coated activated almonds
  • Gruyere cheese
  • Cherry tomatoes from the markets
  • Organic strawberries from the market
  • Borgul my mum made
  • Activated sesame seeds

Brenda Janschek - Fridge Essentials

Third and Fourth shelf and draws

This section mainly consist of my fresh organic vegetables from the markets with an abundance of leafy greens. There is also a glass container of delicious home-made chicken stock in there. But that’s normal, right?

Side of fridge top shelf

Not pictured but this section but where you will find my:

  • Parmesan Regianno
  • Cultured Butter
  • Pastured Eggs
  • Barambah Cheddar cheese

Brenda Janschek - Fridge Essentials

Side of fridge bottom shelf

    • Sauces including Spiral Mirin and Tamari
    • Home made mayonaisse in the Global Organics jar
    • NiuLife Coconut Aminos
    • Global Organic mustard
    • Canadian Maple syrup in the big jar
    • My family’s favourite milk : ) … for bathing, clearly …
    • Ceres ABC nut butter – super delish

As the weather warms up I will move my Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar & Organic Ghee into the fridge too.

A little note that as you can probably tell I’m trying to move towards using glass as opposed to plastic containers, much better for our health!

If you need help overhauling your fridge, freezer or pantry to a real foods haven,  please check out my Kitchen Reboot program here.

I hope you’ve enjoyed peeking inside my fridge. This post was part of a blog hop organised by Natural New Age Mum. Check out the link below for an extra voyeuristic peek into some other fridges.

Bren x

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Your thoughts on this post


  1. Caz

    I feel quite the voyeur peeking into your fridge!I haven’t bought that Spiral pasta sauce for ages – I must get some for ‘blah’ days. And you’ve inspired me to track down some of Cleopatra’s nectar… for bathing… Thanks Bren x

  2. Joanne T Ferguson

    G’day! What a healthy fridge indeed too!
    I love b.d. Paris Creek Farm yogurt and thank you for allowing me to peek inside your fridge today too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of Sonia’s What’s In The Fridge

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