4.13.2012

In My Pantry and On My Counter...

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone!  For your festive Friday viewing pleasure, I bring you my kitchen counter and the pantry!

Before you get all peepers with that, did you get the inside look at my ever growing spice collection?


I like to keep frequently used items on the counter, next to the stove, because I'm lazy and hate digging things out and putting them back over and over again.  See?  Lazy.  So what do I use almost every single day of the week?  Coconut oil.  Every single day.  Happy brain... happy... mane?  I don't know.  Work with me on this.  Anyway, coconut oil.  If I have a hot skillet - there is coconut oil melting away in the bottom.  So far, Jungle Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is my personal preference.  Next is my Get Clean Detox Tea.  Vanilla and almond flavored and it is delicious and filling on days when I'm running out the door and want a cup o' hot something something to take with me.  I also have olive oil for rapid mayonnaise making and kale chip roastings.  There is extra virgin olive oil for salad dressings and any recipes that happen to call for it.  A nice little jar of balsamic vinegar will travel between my counter and the pantry.  And that teensy little sampler - that's tequila.  For instant NorCal Margaritas.  I'm kidding.  It is actually a little sampler of Kasandrinos Imports Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  I'm waiting for a the perfect recipe to try it with... when I do, I'll let you all know!

Stuffed in the corner is my KitchenAid 5-Quart Mixer and my KitchenAid Food Processor.  I use the heck out of that food processor.  Greatest wedding present EVER...  well, second to the 20" ceramic reindeer.  And then there is my favorite knife: the Shun Chef's Knife.  It IS Friday the 13th - so why not include a gratuitous knife photo?  Usually, this precious baby stays in a box inside the cabinet.  But it gets used just about every day.



If you are a follower of my blog, you've seen a very similar picture of my pantry.  I'm rarely in here, but there's now plenty of shelf space to keep the items I don't need or use every single day (except the fish oil).  Top left to top right: pureed pumpkin, ground almonds, Aloha Spice Company Alaea Hawaiian Sea Salt, unsweetened shredded coconut, and coconut milk.  I love using the sea salt in NomNomPaleo's Kalua Pig recipe.  All the other stuff?  Doesn't really see much action.  Bottom left to right: Grassfed Organic Ghee, unsweetened coconut flakes, more pumpkin, solid white albacore tuna in water, tomato paste, White Linen Marinara Sauce, fish oil, organic chicken stock, and flavored oils from one of my favorite shops in the world: St. Helena Olive Oil Company... I have basil olive oil, lime olive oil, and a bottle of red wine vinegar.  The last two items are rice vinegar and sesame oil - I only use these when I make the super amazing and deliciously mouth-watering Egg Foo Yong and spicy sauce from Well Fed (which I did two nights ago and ate all the leftovers for yesterday's breakfast).  Which by the way, how many times do I have to talk about this book before you click on the link and get your own copy?  Love it.  Live it.  Do it.  I mean it.

Just an aside, because that is how I roll - ongoing thoughts of randomness... Take a gander at that box lingering on the lower shelf... that, my darling grain-free friends, is a box of cereal.  A box of cereal that has remained untouched since early February.  Wanna know why?  Because Matt isn't eating cereal anymore.  Comfortably and happily.  And since there has not been a jug of milk in my refrigerator since above mentioned time - the cereal will continue to sit there in all its stale glory until the zombie apocalypse.  And even then, we're not going to eat it.  One last note: look really close at the first version of this picture... and the current version.  Matt's shelf is emptying out and none of the sugary sugary oat-y goodies are making their way back.  Wedded Bliss Whole30 Success!

So that's it for the mini-tour of my kitchen!  Thanks for being nosy, now get the hell out.  I kid.  If there are questions or you want to know more about any other parts of the kitchen (like my most glorious of glory tea collections), post to the comments section and I'll get back to you.

Now get out there and make your Friday amazing!



1 comment:

  1. This is awesome!! Everything is in its place and everything looks so neat!

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