This weekend, my husband and I did exactly what we always tell our clients to do. We prepped and readied ourselves for the week ahead. We went shopping, came home, washed and prepped the lot.
You may recognize the image above from UnDiet. I did some crazy jigsaw puzzle madness with my editor to make sure this picture got a full page.
This is my fridge at the loft- the kitchen where I work and usually play on the best days ever. This is actually my fridge - not some pretend stock photo fridge. It is what is known as a caterer style fridge as it has all those long shelves. It's awesome for the UnDiet way of eating when you don't need a cold cuts drawer, or a section for all your canned drinks, or even a space big enough for 2L bottles of soda.
At my home, we live in a rental that is not my dream kitchen layout, but the best way to make it work is to keep it organized. This weekend, as we were prepping and readying everything, it occurred to me how little we actually have in our cupboards, given that we don't typically buy packaged or processed foods.
See, often people think eating well is super expensive. It's not. What costs a lot is buying higher end organic or "healthier" processed foods. In my house, as with my work (one and the same really), we aim to just buy ingredients.
Since we all like a little snooping once in a while, I thought I'd let you snoop into my home kitchen when it is completely un-styled!
Snoop away inside my kitchen!
This is our dry goods cupboard where we keep our grains, flours, oils, sweeteners, sea veggies, gluten-free pastas, dried fruit and spices. It looks so bare without those massive boxes of cereals, crackers and cookies.
My fridge is stocked mostly with produce- berries and cherries freshly washed and in towels to absorb some of the liquid. I have a whole head of kale washed and dried in the salad spinner, containers of veggies and jars of my home ferments. I also have a large tub of prepped and ready carrots and celery.
The freezer full with soups and stews, some berries, our nuts and seeds, and some proteins. That 'Fish' sauce isn't really fish sauce- it was a veg version I crafted up. It's awesome in asian inspired recipes.
And then our smoothie drawer. This is where we keep all our cacao, herbs, Dandy blend and other goodies that we like to add to our shakes. We like to keep everything in jars as we buy in bulk and this makes it way easier to manage.
We also have a small pantry where we keep our lentils and beans, back up oils and vinegars, and a few bulk staples. Josh has a cupboard full of his herbal medicines, teas and tinctures.
From these basic staples, I create everything I make for you that gets posted here. It's really not complicated at all. Living and eating this way is remarkably simple, but it's often the process of simplifying that can be the most challenging.
To help you cleanse your cupboards, I have included below one of the videos from our ever-popular UnDiet Meal Prep Made Easy Deluxe Course all about de-cluttering. Watch it!
And if you need a little more motivation, please download this handy guide that goes with the program.