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.
All my silverware, spatulas, knives, can opener, whisk, garlic mincer and other assorted hand-held gadgets live in two cups on the small counter.
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.
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.
Thanks! It’s at least bright and cheery. That’s what gets me through. 🙂
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I must congratulate you on your ingenuity and great taste. Like they say good things come in small packages.
Thank you so much! 🙂
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.
Ha! I totally know what you mean by “booby trapped” I always think something is going to fall on my head when I open the cupboards! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
You do an incredible job in there it is not the space it is the creative hands that make it all possible xx
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Good for you! I too have lived with a series of teeny tiny kitchens, and while it’s not always easy to cook in them, it can be done 🙂
Thank you so much! It can be a bit tough – but you’re right – it can always be done! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
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. 🙂
Thank you! And I’m glad to encourage – it’s good for those of us who are kitchen-challenged to stick together! 🙂