Oct 19, 20173369 views

[Ongoing] What’s in the Pantry?

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Show us what you’re cooking with.
We’re constantly looking for inspiration from our members to see what everyone’s interested in. In the Cooking Community, that means cookware, cuisines, recipes and even ingredients. We want you to share with us what you use or enjoy most when it comes to your cooking.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE Share a picture of your pantry, cookware, or favorite cooking ingredient(s) below, and explain what you use it for and/or why you like it.
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Howdy folks! We have a winner. Congratulations to @Liberty11! And thanks to all of you for participating. We really appreciate it.
The giveaway is over, but we encourage everyone to keep the conversation going as it's been very inspiring to see what everyone has going on.
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Just working on finishing our Vermont farmhouse kitchen. Now just need to buy some good pans....hint, hint. I'm going to die in this kitchen.....it's awesome.
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Pull out spice rack...
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chrismbhc
I'm seriously loving this kitchen.
chrismbhc
What stove/oven did you get?  We are looking for a larger, non-common brand.
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Here's the DIY walk-in phone booth pantry that my hubby and his military friends built for the home! Its classic glass panel door helps showcase our homemade goods when it's closed with the light on inside. It's a lifesaver for storing and displaying amazing delicious canned gifts made from close friends, plus the ones we make in our active home with our children. LOVE.
Liberty11
Just a note, one of the reasons for a pantry is to keep light out... Because light increases the speed of chemical reactions that degrade food.
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DirkG
I love how you have you herbs and spices displayed. I would love to do something like that in my space. there is NO pantry ☹️. Drives me batty because I love cooking!
Ladywatkins59
If you have an Ikea in your area I'd be happy to let you know which items you need for a similar setup.
Obscene carrots and a laughing Buddha on the window sill are essential...
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krikor
Bahahahahaha
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Spices are my favorite because they can make almost anything taste so much better!
This is my hubby's barbecue pantry, and he knows exactly where everything is. Well, okay, maybe not everything. But he puts it to good use when he picks up a Boston Butt and smokes is on our clay smoker to make pulled pork. Haven't met anyone yet who didn't like it.
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KathyJ49
Now I gotta see this clay smoker you're talking about..
Duncan
It's a Primo. Started with a Green Egg, and moved to this one. Great cooker!
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The basic ingredients I use for ham and cheese biscuits and pancakes. It's my go to weekend breakfast for the family.
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nrthmn
flour salt baking powder and sugar?
raid
Yep.  for the biscuits, I cut in some vegetable shortening until it resembles a coarse meal, add some sage and thyme, then mix in some heavy cream.  For the pancakes I use melted butter, an egg and milk, with a dash of vanilla.
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My cast iron dutch oven with the lid that can become a small pan is like my top most useful item. My biggest issue is confidence in post cooking clean up. My MIL soaked mine so no picture of my actual set as I am in the process of repairing it.
cjtiger
Love my cast iron.   Using it to fry, bake and even bake desserts.  Very versatile.
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I love using the pantry after organising everything. It makes things much easier to find and knowing what needs to be replenished. It takes time and effort to do but is worth it in the end.
Oh yeah and I forgot to include my favourite tools. Some carbon steel knives
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When I explored that of hopes and dreams; its only that of even more since I have such a small place. And I've been using hand-downs - winning such a prize would really make my kitchen sing... but I really would love to have a new set of pots and pans! Thus, I could create that of some amazing dishes even though I'm disabled I still love to cook - it reminds me of the times I had with family!
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My absolute essentials. I have a messy spice cabinet elsewhere. Let's keep that off public eyes. :)
Morton sea salt, particularly for baking.
Second time using the salt grinder with Himalayan pink salt I picked up in bulk at the grocery store.
my lovely bamboo pepper grinder. Nothing like fresh cracked pepper
Always keep a jar of canola oil handy
And sesame oil. Because it's easy to whip up a stir fry, the taste of sesame oil is noticable and tasty.
Oh, and a styrofoam cup of bacon fat down on the right. Do I need to explain what's it for? Everything.
I like trying new herbs and spices so I've amassed quite a few and try to keep them arranged in alphabetical order. This post reminded me i need to re-organize my spice rack but here's what I currently have.
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Yes I like it in Chai tea - way tastier to make your own rather than use tea bags. It's also good in loads of curries, especially fish ones in my opinion, but I'm still pretty ignorant in Indian cuisine so don't take my word for it!
Cardamon panna cotta :D
Small space but I make do
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I don’t eat out much..... Making green chili today.
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K cups are the worst! There's no going back for you now. Which model did you go with?
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The Forte AP. It’s an impressive tool on many levels. Thanks again.
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I keep running out of space for actual cookware because I keep nerding out on coffee hardware.
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Heck yea!
FancyRedFox
You should add an Aeropress ($30). If you like French press, I also recommend a Kaffeologie S metal filter for it ($13).
I have a dedicated spice rack above my oven (Make out of electrical wire and a broken cutting board) solely for cooking Kitchari (Protein- and carbohydrate-rich kitchari, made of yellow mung dal and basmati rice along with spices and ghee, is used as a cleansing food in Ayurveda.)
See my version of the recipe below;
Ingredients
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil ghee or organic sesame oil 1 cups yellow mung dahl beans 1 cup uncooked white basmati rice 4 cups water
2 tsp black mustard seeds 1/8 teaspoon asafoetida 2 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp fennel seeds 2 tsp ground turmeric 2 tsp ground black pepper 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro (Added after cooking) 1 Avocado (Added after cooking) 1 Tbsp minced ginger (Added after cooking) 3 cloves garlic (Added after cooking) Salt, pepper, and brewer's yeast to taste. (Added after cooking) Sauerkraut
Add coconut oil to pan on medium heat, all dry spices/seeds until popping and smelling slightly toasted. Add split mung beans and rice dry to mixture and roast another 1-2 minutes (make sure nothing burns). Add water and cook like you would rice.
When fully cooked, add Cilantro, Avocado, Ghee, Ginger, Garlic, salt, pepper, brewers yeast, and Sauerkraut to taste. Serve hot.

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For healthy cooking only ,but delicious of course
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Haha "can't read Greek" sorry thought about the saying, "it's Greek to me" ... Literally
MTGustavo
Lol