Sunday, January 2, 2011

Organized Pantry in an intelligent way Video

How to Optimize Pantry Shelving

cooking will be much easier when you optimize your pantry shelving to make it easier to store and find your kitchen essentials

The fist step in optimizing your pantry shelving is to take a look at what is there. Do you have a lot of spices,canned goods, bottles, boxes, or bags? Do you store kitchen utensils on your pantry shelves

Shelf Assignments

Assign a home for each different type of item. Have one shelf for cereals, one for canned foods, one for spices and another for prepared boxed meals such as macaroni and cheese. If you need to, you can split a shelf between for different foods. Be sure to keep the multiples of each food together so you can see at a glance how much of something you have. Store taller items on the back of the shelves. This makes them easier to see, thus easier to find.

Reduce Dead Space

Look inside your cabinet, and think through how you want to arrange everything. Containerize your groupings to keep them together and more easily accessible when you put them back into the pantry, and put any loose food into airtight containers to keep it fresh and easier to grab and go. Using stackable containers helps keep your pantry neat and your food easy to see and access.

Useful and Attractive Canisters

Find canisters or other holders for noodles, flour, sugar, rice, popcorn, or other foods that come in flimsy plastic or paper bags.

Once you've decided where everything should go, keep it there by labeling the container or spot properly. Changing a container's contents? No problem. Change its label, too

A Whole Foods Pantry List
Baking cocoa  baking soda -  baking powder –  arrowroot –  tapioca -  cream of tartarـ
Walnuts –  pecans -  almondsــ
Cocoa powderــ
Chocolate chips (grain sweetened)
Cake flourــ
Honey – unrefined sugar – brown Sugar – molasses – sucanat - stevia
Olive oil - coconut oil - Spectrum palm oil – non-hydrogenated shortening
Whole wheat pasta (elbows, spaghetti, lasagna, fettuccine)
Whole wheat & corn cortillas
Peanut butter (natural with no hydrogenated oils or sugar)
Coffee & tea
Sea salt & pepper Seasonings for broth
Minced onions Taco seasonings
Dry mustard
Poultry seasonings
Chili powder
Spaghetti seasonings
Beans, dried (red, black, navy, pinto, split peas, lentils)
Vegetables (green beans, diced & pureed tomatoes, tomato sauce & paste, corn)
Dried fruit (cranberries, apricots, figs)
Applesauce (made without added sugar)
Popcorn (bought in bulk)
Tortilla chips (made without hydrogenated oils) 
Mixed nuts (made without hydrogenated oils) 
Grains (hard white, soft white & hard red wheat, kamut, spelt, whole corn or popcorn to grind, oats, brown rice)
If you do not grind your wheat and grains, then having bread flour in place of the hard wheat and pastry flour in place of the soft wheat should be on your list, as well as corn meal
Organizing Tips of the Day- Small Pantry 
The Perfect Pantry

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