Depending on how committed you are to the lifestyle, it might take a bit of thought to perfect your dream vegan kitchen. However, as experts at a designer kitchen company, we can assure you that the results are well worth the effort! Like any kitchen, there’s room for a lot of variation in vegan kitchens, depending on your personal preferences, but this week on the blog we’ve taken the opportunity to give you a few general tips on how to get started. Read on!
First things first – fruits like bananas, apples, citrus, onions and garlic can all live on your countertops if you’ve got the room for them. They can survive quite comfortably outside of the fridge, serve as an extra dash of colour in your kitchen, and can help you stay motivated in your vegan lifestyle! As well as these, it might be worth thinking about having an indoor herb garden on your windowsill; not only does it smell great, but you have fresh ingredients to hand whenever you need them!
As you no doubt know already, there are relatively few vegan-friendly ready meals, which is great news – it encourages you to use your kitchen more! When setting out your pots, pans and utensils, it’s worth organising your kitchen early so that you know where everything is. It sounds obvious, but you can all-too-easily lose motivation if you’re struggling to find that crucial ingredient or utensil mid-way through preparing a meal. As staples to the vegan lifestyle, we’d suggest a good blender, food processor, a reliable cutting board and sharp knives. If you can, dedicate counter space to having all these out ready – you might be surprised at how much a clean, functional and organised kitchen makes a difference when you start cooking!
When stocking your vegan pantry, think about what’s seasonal. Sticking to a green diet means that certain ingredients may be more difficult to find at certain times of year, so it might be worth stocking up on something in advance, or adjusting your diet to match! Once again, organisation is key – grouping your ingredients and attaching labels to the jars not only helps you quickly identify what you need, but can also give your pantry a wonderfully vintage, farmhouse look. As to what’s actually going in it, start with the basics and work your way up from there – you’ll want legumes, grains, pastas, sauces and condiments, at the very least.
Of course, these are all quite general tips on how to design your own vegan kitchen – you might even decide that a green colour scheme is in order! Whatever you choose, we’re here to help. Our kitchen designers combine their natural talent with years of experience and a deep passion to help you create a dream kitchen that’s truly a reflection of your personality.
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