We were looking through old posts while putting together 3 Phase Paleo and found an old video from Cole and Stacy on our pantry from a couple years back. Hey! Remember when we tried to do videos? In addition to the memories of 6 year old Cole, we were also reminded of how different our pantry actually looks now. Not only is it in a different spot, but in those two years so much has become more convenient for your modern suburban paleoite!
There’s an entire section in 3 Phase Paleo that goes through our pantry items and tells you all the various products that we are using these days. We thought it might be interesting for you to take a peek in our larder and see what’s feeding our family these days!
First of all, do you remember what our kitchen actually looks like? Check out this old guest post we did for a quick peak at the layout of our kitchen. Since then we’ve expanded our storage shelving to the far corner of our kitchen on a set of IKEA shelves we were able to perfectly fit in an awkward corner. In 2011 our pantry was half empty because there we so few “products” we could find. Now, it’s a whole different story and we’ve doubled up on our storage space!
OOH! Look how organized! Do not be intimidated. I assure you that it is rarely this organized. We got it all perty since we knew you were coming to take a peak…
Here’s the thing. We know that many of you are just starting out or unsure in general on what the “rules” of paleo are. That’s why we wrote 3 Phase Paleo, to help you figure out what the rules are and how to navigate your family through them in a way that’s sustainable and right for your family. We see time and time again people set themselves up for failure by trying to do the cold-turkey, all-or-nothing method. And for our family, that just doesn’t work.
That said, some of the items in our pantry might be cost prohibitive or perhaps you don’t want them or you don’t like a specific brand. Great; we’re glad you found out what works for you! Our point is to show you how our family makes this work – we have found “short-cuts” that are easier for us, and yes they cost a little more. If you want to make your own nut butters, almond flour, etc. by all means go for it. But if we did all that, we’d never have time for much else.
Since one of the most frequent questions we get is on short-cuts and making this work for a family, we thought a picture tutorial through our pantry would help everyone out. So get ready, we’re revealing all today. And if you want more information on what all these products are, how we use them, and what kinds of things can be substituted we cover all of that in 3 Phase Paleo. And this week (launch week) the eBook purchase also includes discount codes to some of these very products and vendors we love!
We wanted you to check out how we did this, so lets’ break it down by section!
- Simply Organic Spices we purchase from Tropical Traditions.
- Spiral Slicer for making vegetable noodles
- Non-Paleo Books
- Upper Shelf – Paleo Related Books
- The 21 Day Sugar Detox
- Gluten-Free Cupcakes
- The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook
- Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry
- Well Fed 2
- Well Fed
- The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guide
- Cooking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet
- OMG that’s Paleo!
- Grain-Free Baked Goods and Desserts
- Dairy-Free Ice Cream
- A Cookie Jar with Biscotti from Beyond Bacon and Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Eat Like a Dinosaur
- Beyond Bacon
- Lower Shelf – More Paleo Books!
- Madhava Organic Coconut Sugar
- Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil
- Baking Cocoa
- Bob’s Red Mill Arrowroot Powder
- White Chia Seeds
- Tropical Traditions Raw Honey
- Tropical Traditions Organic Palm Shortening
- Tropical Traditions Coconut Flour
- Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour
- Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour
- Snack shelf
- Lunch Shelf
- Shelf Stable Staples
- Nuts and Dried Fruit
- Banana Chips
- Grain-Free Granola
- Slivered Almonds
- Dried Apples
- Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Sliced Almonds
We hope you enjoyed this trip into our pantry! For more information on how to stock your kitchen and what replacement foods are out there for you, check out our new ebook 3 Phase Paleo!