Today, a little whole foods exposé. Since making the shift from processed foods to whole/raw foods, my kitchen has undergone a pretty big change. It has ceased to function as a room where I cook and begun a new phase as a room where I store and chop food. My blender and juicer now sit on the counter all day next to the coffee maker, instead of being called into use once every month or two. I've begun buying in bulk, which means that I need new storage. The good part is that because of our new buying and eating habits, our kitchen produces far less plastic and paper waste. Less garbage, fewer calories and better food for the whole family. It's a pretty good deal.
So here is a behind the scenes look at my pantry and fridge. I have a before and after shot of my newly organized pantry. The Jars were 3.99 a piece at IKEA and the labels are Avery address labels that I printed out on our home computer.
And here is the refrigerator. I don't have a before photo, but just imagine a 24 count box of Pepsi, lots of cheese products, Tupperware with unmarked leftovers, packaged spreads and dips, and lots of old half filled jars of jelly, pickles, olives and other sweet and salty preserved things. Currently my freezer holds lots of frozen raw cashews, brazil nuts, macadamias, almonds and pine nuts - mostly for my raw soup, smoothie and sauce recipes.
So there you have it, a behind the scenes look at my food storage.