teeny tiny kitchen

Let’s be honest about what we’re working with here. You may be thinking that you should have a gourmet kitchen in order to make gourmet food. I’m here to tell you that’s not true at all. And in order to prove this to you – I am providing evidence as to how teeny tiny my kitchen actually is. This is NYC after all. The one amazing thing about my kitchen is it’s teeny tiny dishwasher. A dishwasher! In Manhattan! That alone makes this kitchen a small wonder, not counting what I’m able to make in it. But I digress…


It’s true. I have a teeny tiny kitchen. There’s not even room for two people to move around.

All of the pots and pans I own (with the exception of my lasagna pan that lives in the closet) live in the oven when not in use.

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All my silverware, spatulas, knives, can opener, whisk, garlic mincer and other assorted hand-held gadgets live in two cups on the small counter.

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All the spices I have hang on this makeshift spice rack on the wall.


I have no fancy vitamix or kitchenaid or even a proper food processor. Everything I make goes into my kitchen ninja.


The only fancy appliance I have is a juicer. Which I really need to use more often. I was lucky enough to get it from a friend who ended up with it after a breakup, realized she had never used it, and graciously donated it to my kitchen.


I don’t have a dining room – but I do have a little corner in the living room that houses our dining table. When I need to roll out crust or need additional counter space I enlist the dining room table.


The moral of the story here is this: If am able to create yummy vegan meals with this severe lack of space and tools, you can too. You don’t need to have a culinary degree, amazing kitchen or appliances to create meals for you and your family that not only taste great but are good for you too. This is all a big foodie experiment, and I hope you’ll join in the journey.

18 responses to “teeny tiny kitchen

  1. That is a teeny tiny kitchen! I don’t think I could survive in there without going nuts. But I love the look of the kitchen. All white is so pretty to me.

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  4. I love your kitchen! I used to keep pots and pans in my oven too, not long ago. Although I have a little more space, the cupboards are still busting at the seams and it seems like they are always “booby trapped”…every time I grab something two or more other items come falling out! I like you blog….very tasteful.

  5. Jamie I love your Kitchen and your fun post keep up the good work and just shows you do not need a huge space to create Amazing healthy animal free dishes

    • Thank you so much for checking it out! Sometimes I dream about having a giant kitchen with fancy appliances…and then I think – I’m doing ok with what I have. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I like the fact you’re doing your best in your kitchen! So encouraging to me as I’m also doing my best in the kitchen in a shared house. Thank you. πŸ™‚

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