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.