As promised, part 2 of the topic “wisdom from my kitchen pantry”.
Previously we discussed the principle of buying in bulk, online and direct from the farmer. This really helps not only your wallet, but it also supports the local farmers who work so hard to make a living. So, now that we have stocked our pantry, what do I do with all this food????
Here is a list of kitchen equipment i use for food preparation, I simply can’t live without them:
- Slow cooker
I have had my slow cooker for many years now. I bought it when we had our first child. It made life so much easier. You simply throw a whole bunch of ingredients in there, let it cook for 8 or so hours and away you go. BRILLIANT invention. It makes so much, that you can freeze half for the following weeks menu. AWESOME!
My Thermomix entered our family about 18 months ago. This machine is capable of anything. If you don’t believe me google it. In my Thermomix I make yoghurt, for example, or ice cream. I knead all my bread dough in it too. Every morning we make smoothies in it. And at night I cook a meal in it. If you don’t have a Thermomix, don’t worry, you can get a lot of use out of a blender or food processor. I do believe that 1 of those items is a must in a healthy kitchen.
Of course we all have an oven! I hope…..I almost use it daily for baking. Or to keep my culturing yoghurt warm.
So, if you have access to those 3 items, than you have a very well equipped kitchen.
In the last part of this topic I will share with you a few meals we like to enjoy with our pantry items. Stay tuned!