When I first went vegan, I was introduced to many new ingredients like lentils, bulgar, red quinoa, nutritional yeast flakes, xanthan gum, spelt flour, evaporated cane sugar, etc.
I’m still adding new ingredients here and there. The problem is, my cupboards are filling up and they’re looking pretty cluttered.
During a brief stop at Margaux’s house, I noticed the open pantry in her kitchen. Ah-ha! That’s what I need. I have a small corner of dead space in my kitchen that would be perfect for this.
My husband had some time off last week, so he created some floating shelves for me. I stocked up on canning jars and transferred several chip-clipped bags of dry ingredients to their new homes, complete with labels from an old-school-style embossing label maker. As you can see, I’ve got plenty more jars to fill.
And I FINALLY painted a chalkboard area next to the shelves. I’ve been wanting a chalkboard in the kitchen for a long time. I dressed it up for Christmas, but it’s post-holiday purpose will be for weekly menus and grocery lists… and maybe some doodling.
After recently discovering that not all sugar is vegan, I started buying organic sugar and storing it in these jars. I love the way it looks and I swear it keeps it more fresh!