Monday, January 10, 2011

Clean Eating Pantry

I've always favored from scratch cooking vs. convenient processed semi-homemade cooking.
This past week I finally got around to organizing our kitchen cabinets, so that from scratch cooking will be a little bit easier.
I'll show you what cooking essentials I have on hand to make clean, from scratch foods.

From the top:
Rolled oats, organic steel cut oats, organic popcorn, wheat germ, bread crumbs, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, vegetable oil
Bottom shelf:
Salt, pepper, fresh ground peanut butter, cooking spray, local raw honey, organic brown rice, organic whole wheat pastry flour, organic whole wheat flour, ground flax seed, almond meal, chocolate whey protein powder.

From the top:
Powdered sugar (not clean), brown sugar (not clean), chocolate chips (not clean), walnuts, dried unsweetened coconut, and organic cane sugar
Bottom row:
Spices and extracts
If you've been paying attention, you've noticed my labels are wrong. I need to change them as they were from a previous organizational time period. : )

I used mason jars and thrift store glass jars to organize the food. I think it gives it a much nicer appearance than excess packaging stuffed into the cabinets.

Since our kitchen is so small, we do have a pantry in the basement for our overflow and rarely used items.

So there you have it!

Nothing 'instant', but real, wholesome ingredients.
Clean eating has been a challenge, but with a well-stocked pantry it has made the process much easier!!!

P.S. It's our first snow day of the year!!! Yay!!!


  1. you should check out Martha's website for a "tutorial" on labeling glass jars... labeling is the wrong word, but I'm not quite sure what it's called... maybe etching?! looks really lovely too! you're tidy pantry and cabinets are certainly inspiring :)

  2. Thanks Laura! I'll have to check that out!


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