What’s in your pantry? A peak inside the LifeDietHealth kitchen!

What’s in your pantry? A peak inside the LifeDietHealth kitchen!

A photo of some shelves!? That’s not what you usually get here at LifeDietHealth! Today I’m letting you have a sneak in our pantry! I haven’t moved anything or ‘re’moved anything so there might be a couple of items you wouldn’t expect! (blame the boys!) 😛

So let’s have a closer look shelf by shelf!

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Is this my favourite shelf? It has one of LifeDietHealth’s most used ingredients (or two 😛 )! Yes, there at the end is the oat store 😀 Admittedly these could probably be in a bigger container as they do tend to get refilled at least once a week – but at least I know they’re fresh! Have you tried these delicious pancakes? They probably get made twice if not three times a week! 😀 Also on this shelf are chickpeas – practically a staple in our house! Have you tried this winter warming soup? or this delicious vegan biryani?

Let’s look at the middle shelf – full of the gluten-free flours and a few tins and other oddments!

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How many different flours can you spot? Some of the more unusual flours in the LIfeDietHealth kitchen include tiger-nut flour, cassava flour, millet flour and oat flour (we make our own oat flour by blitzing up oats)! We also have three different maize meals including a white one – great for making the Zimbabwean dish Sadza. For gluten-free baking a mix of flours usually works best – currently we’re testing a mix of oat, rice, cassava and potato! 🙂 There are grains on this shelf too such as millet and quinoa; several different pulses and the standby tins for very quick meals such as a speedy chickpea curry!

What’s on the bottom shelf – hmmm well… here’s where you might find some things which aren’t used too often!

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A variety of nuts such as hazelnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, almonds (did you try these?) What else can you spot? Rose water? Orange blossom water (ooo.. I bought something new yesterday – kewra water! Maybe my Bengali friends can teach me how to make some Bengali desserts that I can veganize and make gluten-free 🙂 ) There are also several sweeteners on this shelf (including my choc shot)! LifeDietHealth is slowly moving over to using less sweeteners (I might post about sugar soon)! but of course, used in moderation these are much healthier than refined granulated white sugar 🙂

My questions to YOU!

  1. Which of these is YOUR favourite product and what do you use it for?
  2. Which (if any) have you NEVER heard of?
  3. Do you have a dry ingredient (free-from) which you CAN’T see in our pantry (spices excluded)?

 

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  • craving nature 20th Jan 2016 at 13:37

    I have pantry size envy! Keep up the good eats!

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
      Laurena@LifeDietHealth 20th Jan 2016 at 18:42

      I sure do love my pantry 🙂 … but then I don’t have space for many kitchen cupboards! All the veg is stored underneath the shelves too 🙂 Do you have a pantry?

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      • craving nature 20th Jan 2016 at 18:45

        I getcha! We kind of have one, but it’s used for storing our active gear and tools. Tiny spaces=vertical creativity.

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  • PantryPortfolio 8th Feb 2016 at 21:26

    Wow – I keep looking at these pictures and I’m in awe! What is cassava flour? I’ve recently been on a lentils kick, and I also love chick peas. We are currently (in the very early stages of..) house hunting and a pantry is at the top of our list. Mmmmm. Thank you for sharing! –Deb

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
      Laurena@LifeDietHealth 9th Feb 2016 at 00:49

      I love my pantry so much… where else would I hide everything to make the kitchen look tidy! 😛 Happy house hunting – a pantry… and a garden, and a cellar or a loft 😀 Perfect don’t you think!?

      Ooo cassava flour 🙂 it’s so lovely! It’s a great gluten-free alternative which is less processed than tapioca flour (it’s from the same root). Cassava flour gives a thickness to dishes (more so than tapioca flour) so less gums and thickeners can be used. We usually combine it with other gluten free flours although it can also be used on its own.

      Lentils and chickpeas are so quick and easy for tasty meals don’t you think?

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      • PantryPortfolio 9th Feb 2016 at 14:21

        That flour sounds excellent! I have a gluten free friend I often cook with/for, and so I’ll ask her if she knows it. Also, I agree, I love the range of options with lentils and chickpeas. Curry, red sauces, garlic, the list goes on and on. Have a great day!

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