Coming into the holiday season we are all spending at least a little more time in the kitchen. I'm spending a lot more time in the kitchen this week and I'll bet you are too :-). I thought I'd take a few minutes today to check in with everyone with a reminder of the importance of keeping your kitchen ready to cook.
Do you live in an apartment? Do you have an old house with a little, old, dingy kitchen? Is all the kitchen equipment you have handed down from you mother-in-law? Is it too crowded? or is it devoid of tools, even a can opener? Do you dream of a beautiful, well-lit, well-equipped kitchen? If the… Continue reading A Word About Inadequate Kitchens and Tools
Now that your pantry is building momentum it's important to keep it rolling in the right direction. Mainly I'm thinking of problems with: Things going bad before they are used. Running low on things you thought you had a lot of. So let's consider each problem individually. Good Food Gone Bad Most people worry about… Continue reading The Pantry Principle – How to maintain your pantry – Part 5
To get started with The Pantry Principle Project I'd suggest picking something from the list that you currently buy that is stored at room temperature. For instance, you could start with dried beans. You already buy a cup or two from the bulk bins at the food store. Try buying a couple of pounds and… Continue reading The Pantry Principle – How to get the ball rolling within your budget – Part 4
Shopping to replenish a real food pantry is different and really a whole lot simpler than recipe shopping. Begin by making a list of the raw food items you will need to make the recipes you make very regularly. The idea is that it only contains the most basic ingredients ... not anything that you… Continue reading The Pantry Principle – What you’ll need as raw ingredients for real food recipes – Part 3
Last week we talked about how to save lots of time cooking for your family by starting and maintaining a pantry. If you haven't ever approached shopping in this way before you'll certainly be wondering where to start. A few things are obviously missing from your household setup, most likely.
Ok, so you've decided to improve your diet. Maybe you'd like to lose weight, or as you've learned more about the source of your food you've decided to improve the quality of what you buy. Or maybe you, one of your children, or your husband is suffering from a chronic health problem and you've decided that it's likely your diet is contributing. Whatever your motivation, there is always big questions about how to actually go about making a change, from a practical point of view.