Capturing my love of whole foods, combined with the activity of a bustling kitchen.
A weekly collection of photos from the center of my home.
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- I've done something I've never done before. I asked my family to take care of all cooking AND all grocery shopping for the next two weeks. I'm off duty. They are always willing to help in the kitchen, but the meal planning and shopping naturally falls on me. I think about our meals the way Adam probably thinks about when the cars had their last oil change, if the water filters need changing, or if the lawn is looking scraggly. Our roles have nothing to do with "women's work" or "men's work", they have to do with yin and yang. Balance. If we're all doing job "a", then who the heck is doing job "b?" That sort of thing. We each have our natural strengths and prefer to lean into them rather than fight the tide. Anyway... food sourcing and meal prep take up an exorbitant amount of headspace for me, and with a brand new workshop coming up I wanted to place all of my attention on that. No guilt. Life will go on. Two short weeks.
- That was a really long winded way of saying that I didn't really cook much this week! I did make a batch of our bulk taco seasoning though and thought you would like the recipe. It is so tasty! If you buy your spices in bulk, either through a place like Mountain Rose or in bulk at your natural foods store, this is a very economical way to go. I imagine if your spices come in the little jars from the supermarket there won't be much savings, those spices are very expensive.
Bulk Taco Seasoning
- 3/4 cup dried onions
- 1/2 cup chili powder
- 3 Tbsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp cayenne (more if you like it spicy, we prefer mild)
- 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 3 Tbsp garlic powder
- 3 Tbsp arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
- Combine all ingredients and store in a sealed glass jar.
- To use - Whisk together 3 Tbsp mix (slightly rounded) with 1/2 cup cold water and add to the skillet after cooking one pound of ground beef, or heated 3 cups cooked brown rice. Simmer for a couple of minutes to thicken. Serve.
Each day I find myself snapping a picture or two in the kitchen - a pile of ingredients, a table waiting for us to gather around, a sink full of soapy dishes, a cup of tea, dinner as it comes out of the oven - simple, everyday moments in the kitchen. These photos serve as a reminder of days gone by and as encouragement to carry on in this busy kitchen of ours when inspiration is lacking.
Every Thursday morning I'll post my photos from the week, words or recipes optional. Just glimpses into my kitchen and you're invited to do the same!
It's simple to join in:
- On your blog, post photos taken in your kitchen throughout the week.
- Words aren't necessary, your photos will tell the the story. Some of us enjoy adding a few thoughts to accompany the images... the choice is yours.
- Feel free to grab the brief description at the top of this post, or add a few words of your own to explain the project.)
- Link back to this post so your readers can visit This Week In My Kitchen and join in.
- Come back here and link up your current post (not your main blog) so we can all visit your kitchen!
- Join me every Thursday or the occasional Thursday if that works better for you.
- Please be sure to only link up if you are participating in this series. Thank you!
I look forward to visiting your kitchens!