I want to wake this thread because I find it interesting to hear how you all deal with minimalism, de-cluttering homes in relationship to hoarding and storing food.
I live less than ten minutes walk from five food shops, and therefore have chosen not to hoard food (unless it is extremely cheap (rare) or from trips to the Chinese supermarket (completely irresistible food shopping).
This is of course without comment be different if you live less central.
I have currently:
the last four frozen lunch boxes (each 2 dl veg.meat.lentil stew, to bring to work and eat with instant couscous)
Ice-cream, half package, left over from last party
One salmon steak.
Frozen parsley from shop
Fridge: 2 kg chicken drumsticks being marinaded for next batch of lunch boxes
Five different kinds of mustards (I love it)
A litre bottle of soy sauce - the best stuff, half empty
Lemons (left over from party, unsure what to do with them)
Onions red and yellow, garlic (sacks of it)
Oatmeal, bran, raisins, brown sugar (breakfast)
Round rice (for sushi, risotto, sweat porridge and such)
Split green peas - almost better than lentils to be added by the handful to almost everything
Concentrated tomato purée (was so cheap)
Vinegar, applecider vinegar
Oil, cheapy for cooking
Salt, pepper, herbs, chilli powder,
ERE parties? Of course!!!
I regularly have dinner parties with my one pot stews (pot-luck, cupboard clearers, mixtures). Put a simple bottle of wine and a candle on the table. The guests bring another bottle of wine (each) or dessert whichever they prefer. No sweat, no fuss, no gift, almost no extra work and the leftovers go to lunch boxes. :-)