Starches: Latin roots - name (true yam), yautia malanga, batata (a starchy
kind of sweet potato), taro,
and cassava. I special-order these exotic roots from supermarkets in
20 or 40 pound boxes, take them home on my bicycle, peel them, cut them up
and freeze them. These roots aren't constantly
available like, say, potatoes are, so this ensures I won't run out of food.
Also sweet potatoes, arrowroot starch, quinoa, amaranth, oca,
I have a home grain mill that I grind quinoa and amaranth on. It tastes much, much better than store-bought amaranth or quinoa flour, which is pretty foul. The fats in the whole grain flours you get in the store are already spoiled somewhat, so they're bitter.
Meats: lamb, venison, rabbit, ostrich, goat
Fruits: watermelon, pear, papaya, quince, rhubarb, mango, pineapple, kiwi, cherimoya, fresh figs, currant berries, Monstera, jackfruit, persimmon, pawpaw, mamey sapote, dragon fruit/pitaya, rambutan, guanabana, passion fruit
veggies: asparagus, spinach, squash, beet, lettuce, radish, celery, okra, lotus root, watercress, cardoon. Kombu, nori, dulse and wakame, which are kinds of seaweed.
Sweeteners: maple syrup, filtered honey, beet sugar, agave syrup
fats: canola oil, palm oil, chia seeds, camelina seeds
teas: hibiscus, lavender, mullein, elecampane, gotu kola, mugwort, marigold, Indian sarsaparilla, galanga, marshmallow root, dong quai, roasted chicory root, angelica
Misc: psyllium fiber, slippery elm, wormwood. Looking for a change of consciousness that doesn't make me sick, I tried wormwood t. You'd have to have an iron tongue to drink it, it's FOUL. So I added sugar to the tea, boiled it down till it made hard candy, and swallowed it. I haven't fully investigated yet.
Spices - nutmeg, mint, vanilla beans, tarragon, saffron, mace, marjoram, savory, oregano, rosemary, basil, thyme, sage, epazote
A lot of these things can be found in health food stores or in a good supermarket.
I cut up a lot of these foods and steam them. It's quick and tasty. Name (true yam) is very good sliced and steamed.