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I have been in denial about my new way of life. Getting the news a few months ago that I had to completely eliminate dairy, wheat, and eggs from my diet was a complete shock. I was expecting the dairy, but to add the other two was just too much to handle.
Did I give them up? Sure…that day, but that doesn’t mean I have embraced this change with grace. In fact, I’m rather grumpy and upset, but I’m doing my best. I’m starting to come to terms with this and have taken a few classes to learn how to cook with all these new ingredients.
And to prove I have not embraced this change, I offer up my bags and bags of new flours and additives. I kept them in all sorts of bags in a pile at the bottom of my pantry. Needless to say, this was not ideal for cooking and baking. It was quite a pain to dig through the pile to find what I needed. Even though I have been cleaning and organizing my pantry this month I still managed to neglect this pile.
Last weekend, while Hubbyman was out hunting, I decided it was time to accept this change and kick my butt in to gear. I grabbed my trusty P-Touch Labeler, some fabulous air-tight containers (yes, you want airtight containers), and got to work.
Isn’t that so much better?
As silly as it sounds, getting my flours in containers and neatly labeled has really made all the difference. I don’t cringe at the mess at the bottom of my pantry, I don’t have to dig through a big pile to find the two or three things I need, and mentally it helps me accept this change.
I just love the P-Touch Labeler….this project would not have worked without. I love how easy it was to get this project done and how clearly I can see every thing.
For something like my egg replacer <thank goodness for this stuff>, I had to add the basic instructions so I would remember how to use it. Doesn’t that look awesome?
I had so much fun organizing my kitchen over the last several weeks with my P-Touch that I’m moving on to my office! My office needs more help than my kitchen did.
Get loads of organizing tips on the Brother P-Touch Facebook page. I know I’ve been inspired over there. Get your own Brother P-Touch on Amazon for a great price or find them at other big retailers.
Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Brother P-Touch and received a product sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
I have been gluten free for 8 years and my pantry is a mix of gf and normal things. it is a pain at first then you get used to it and feel alot better. watch for cross contamination and watch the buckwheat sometime people with have a reaction from that which I do. My son even taught has his wife about cross contamination. good luck with it. it does get easier. I will have to organize my pantry like this it will make life easier.
Wendy O'Neal says
Thanks for the encouragement Vicki. It’s been 3 1/2 years now….I can’t believe how time is flying by. I’m fine most days…but some days I just want a slice of pizza….real pizza. w-
I like the square-ish jars very much, I plan to do the same when we move to our new place. I’ve always wanted a labeler and now I have a really good reason to make the investment. Thanks for the inspiration, I’m actually looking forward to it.
On a less pleasant note, I truly don’t want to add to your disappointment, but please be very careful of the Glutinous brands. They are CHOCK FULL of GMOs. Soy is the worst thing you can eat. When people don’t believe me I tell them to google the dangers of soy. Then google Monsanto. Here’s to our health, keep these great ideas and recipes coming!
Stupid auto correct iPhone LOL. Gutino brand. Not glutinous.
Do these flours need to be refrigerated?
Very nice, I still have piles and crates of GF flours and love the containers. You are right, the labels are wonderful.
Belinda @zomppa says
Not an easy shift, but boy have you embraced this change with aplomb!!
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says
The containers look great! Glad they make you feel a little better about things!