Welcome to Friday Photos, a weekly feature here on Celiac in the City — you can read how it all started by clicking HERE.
Spending night and day on the couch last week, and still trying to recover this week has meant very limited time in the kitchen. Neither of us has had the energy to come up with something creative, let alone cook that creation.
I took a look at my phone this morning and realized I had not taken ANY food photos this week.
Now you know how sick I’ve been!
But I did wake up and snap this picture from our front window.
And boy have I been missing my kitchen — such an odd feeling to spend so little time in here this week. To reunite, I set up my laptop and camera at the kitchen table and settled in with a cup of coffee to come up with something to share with you this week.
I thought you might like to peek into our “pantry”. A little shout out to the kitchen area, the place we spend the majority of our time — tunes going, meats searing, Crispin flowing. (I just read on FB that there is a gluten-free kitchen “show and tell” going on with other bloggers as well… so I’m not the only one listing the kitchen as my favorite room in the house.)
I won this hand painted, water color print from The Gluten-Free Illustrator in a giveaway a couple of years ago — just beautiful! Check out her Etsy shop to see more of her talents.
It’s a simple kitchen, where the dishes soak and are then hand washed. (that will be first on our list of priorities for our new house — let the hunting begin!)
We are lacking counter top space here at our rental, but this is our “pantry,” one whole wall of the kitchen.
A look inside — top space is reserved for baking necessities and such and requires a little step stool to giddy up and grab the goods.
Let’s start with the lower level.
Two of our most overworked appliances — both from the KitchenAid family, whether it’s batters or grinding meat, smoothies or margaritas, they’ve got it covered. (and my legs have never looked more slim… would it be weird to use the mixing bowl as a mirror everyday?)
Quinoa is always on hand and I’m working on a new recipe to share with you. (Think pizza.) Popcorn is a snack I couldn’t live without. Are you a popcorn snacker too?
Hot tea pretty much saved my life this week — I carried a mug around to every class at work, trying to keep the cough at bay. Next to the Rishi Tea, is Ginger Lemon Girl’s Almond and Dried Cherry Granola. Another batch is in my near future. Check out that perfectly positioned Carroll Shelby’s White Chicken Chili Kit. It really inspired this post. I knew it was going to be for dinner tonight, but I wanted to get started earlier than dinner on this post, (and then I had my GI appointment, so I ended up putting this on pause anyway… more on that later) hence the post on the pantry.
Oats and more oats — instant from Glutenfreeda and rolled oats from GF Harvest. And if we do have sweet treats in the house, they go in the Barnum’s tin. (Did you see our conversation on Facebook today? Any of the M&M’s candies could contain wheat now due to new production processes, so be sure to check every single label!)
Snack-central-station: Peeled Snacks, (wish I had some Pine-4-Pineapple left) Marcona almonds from Trader Joe’s and sour dried cherries make a lovely pair, and Jovial pasta is a staple pantry item now.
What’s up top?
We need to get that fondue pot down — maybe another fondue night at the farm. On the right is THE best waffle maker. Courtesy of some of my very best GFGFs at the surprise shower they threw for me this summer. Every single time we make waffles for friends and family, they have commented on how fantastic they are. It’s all about the waffle iron.
That is one heck of a cupcake carrier. Raise your hand if you love cupcakes like this girl. Oh yeah, I’m in good company!
Speaking of cupcakes, the key to a good cupcake is in the liner — so keep as many on hand as possible.
… and more flours.
So there it is. What did you think? What are your gluten-free staples in the pantry?
Stay tuned for Take 2 of Friday photos — coming up just as soon as “Brandon’s Chili” is done simmering — you didn’t think I’d finish off the week without a recipe did you?
See you after dinner!