One day a friend of mine saw my kitchen cupboards and said “You should take a picture of this and blog about it”. So here are my pictures and my blog about it.
I have heard a lot of people say they don’t like to cook for just themselves. Saying its not worth the effort and ends up not being as economical as just going out or getting prepared/packaged food. I’m here to say that it doesn’t have to be that way. On my journey as a vegetarian I have been trying a lot of legumes and such. Don’t bother getting them in the cans (less flavor and nutrients plus you don’t know if the can is lined with BPA) just buy in bulk or in the bag but get the dried beans. They stay fresh much longer when you store them in mason jars or any saved jars that have airtight lids. If you know me you know I am a mason jar addict, any glass addict actually!
The organic whole wheat buns, planko crumbs and white beans were for my homemade sweet potato & bean veggie burgers. My first attempt came out ok but I’m sure I will do better next time. I got the recipe from lunchboxbunch.
I also loved the kitchen sink granola bars from the same website that I was able to whip up. I had almost everything already from this recipe. All of my ingredients wereorganic and the chocolate is fair trade and I most certainly did not use individual plastic baggies. I didn’t have the coconut last time but I do now so time to make another batch…
I love making my own hummus and add the garbanzo beans to my mason jar salads too. Black Eye Peas are a new love of mine as well. When you buy this way you stretch the budget and get much more nutritious and better tasting food.
Even my freezer is full with mason jars. I like to make a big pot of soup and then put in single serving size jars and freeze. When you freeze liquids in these jars leave room at the top for expansion. Shattered glass in your freezer is not fun to clean. Economical and a time saver! Its super easy to take out tomorrows lunch the night before to thaw in the fridge. I don’t have a microwave but if you do you can heat (cap off of course) and serve all in the same jar. I use masking tape to label, I find its the easiest to remove when you are done. Pictured is my vegan corn chowder soup. I make a mean corn chowder, recipe will show up here one day soon.
So there you have it, you have seen inside the Green Queens cupboards. And don’t ask, I will not be showing any drawers in my bedroom.