The standard model was created, not to conform to anyone's a-priori theoretical ideas, but just to match experiment. In the decades after that, we had the long march through unifying ideas that culminated in M-theory, and the creation of thousands of models of BSM physics, featuring supersymmetry, grand unification, extra dimensions... Those were great theoretical discoveries and they may yet be vindicated experimentally too. However, all those models may be regarded as "baroque" in that they contain large numbers of so-far-unobserved particles and phenomena. Meanwhile, I have noticed the accumulation of ingredients for what might be called a "minimal" or "neo-minimal" alternative to the baroque mainstream of theoretical physics. Several of the regulars in this forum would undoubtedly be supporters of this new minimalism in theoretical physics. So I thought I would list a few ingredients for a neo-minimal synthesis, just so we can see what we have to work with. The truth may be neither minimal nor baroque, but rather some hybrid of the two, but I think it would be good to distil the ideas of pure minimalism further, before trying to mix them with the baroque mainstream. Here, therefore, are my candidate ingredients for a neo-minimal synthesis. This is absolutely not meant to be exhaustive or definitive, and I would encourage people who think there is a minimalist program implicit in certain corners of theoretical physics research today, to list further examples, clarify or dispute the definition and the philosophy, etc. What follows might be best regarded as an illustrative exercise in neo-minimalism: what if you tried to make a TOE out of these ingredients? 1) The latest version of the nuMSM, as expounded in a recent talk by Mikhail Shaposhnikov. The nuMSM is the SM plus three right-handed neutrinos with masses in the keV-GeV range. The work summarized in this talk is probably the apex of BSM minimalism right now. 2) Gauge foams and twistor networks. These are the two LQG-ish approaches to quantum geometry which sound most interesting to me; and they both draw on other alternative research programs - gauge foams employ noncommutative geometry, twistor networks use twistor variables. 3) Alexander-Marciano-Smolin's chiral graviweak model. I'm listing this one mostly because it has somehow escaped comment here, which surprises me. Also, it illustrates one type of minimalist theme, the attempt to unify without introducing the new unobserved objects characteristic of baroque unification (heavy GUT bosons, superpartners, Kaluza-Klein modes). The usual baroque critique of this sort of neo-minimal unification is that the latter involves technical errors; it tries to jam things together in a way that isn't mathematically possible. For example, recall what was said about Garrett Lisi's E8 theory. This list even provides a generalizable recipe for neo-minimal research: phenomenological minimalism; minimalism regarding quantum geometry or quantum gravity; and minimalist unification. Regarding the middle item, it's defined mostly in opposition to string theory, where questions of quantum gravity are resolved in a way that deeply involves the non-gravitational sector of the theory. I would also point out that some neo-minimal ideas feature a unification which develops out of ideas about quantum gravity; e.g. think of attempts to embed Bilson-Thompson's correspondence into LQG.