Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Freezer Fun (VeganMoFo)

Yes, I was tagged by Bethany of Spotted Devil Cat and His Vegan Assistant to do the freezer meme! And how can I refuse?

So if it's not obvious, I have one of those "underneath" freezers that pulls out like a drawer. I kind of like it. It just makes more sense to utilize the above space for the fridge, since we open the fridge about 100x as often as the freezer.

ANYway. So on the bottom right in the plastic grocery bag is our ice cream maker thingy that I keep frozen and ready to churn at all times. To the left of that you have some TJ's frozen blueberries and peas, some frozen local tofu, and in the Kerr jars is homemade tomato sauce made from local organic tomatoes. Yeah, I should have canned it, but I made kind of small amounts every time and it was never worth it.

On the top shelf is ice (duh), and to the left we have yet 2 more jars of tomato sauce and a big ziploc full of free organic thyme and rosemary from my gardening class.

Some things you can't see are some Luna and Larry's Dark Chocolate Coconut Bliss (which is the best thing in the UNIVERSE) and some coconut sorbet (so good, too!). Some frozen home-cooked garbanzo beans, and some pinto beans. A vegan Amy's pizza, some frozen TJ's roasted corn, some edamame, some tomato paste (best trick ever: freeze tablespoons of tomato paste on a cookie sheet and then bag it). Some ginger and galangal. And some tortillas and flat bread.

Ta da! My freezer. It's like that.


allularpunk said...

can we switch freezers, please?

Anonymous said...

I'm going to look at new refrigerators this afternoon and I would love one with an underneath freezer.

Lots of good eats in your freezer. Thanks for sharing!

carrie said...

I have a bottom freezer too, and I love it. It really does make sense, and it has so much more useable space than a side by side does.

Mine's full of bags of frozen beans and vegetable scraps........about a year ago it was so full of frozen breast milk that it had no room for food!! People used to get so freaked out when they'd open to get an ice cube and they'd be confronted with nothing but breast milk!!!!!

jessy said...

what a fun post, Chessa! i wish i had your pull out freezer - it ROCKS! i always forget that you can freeze beans! i need to stop forgetting! and hooray for frozen tomato paste - we do that too - it's so convenient - i love it! coconut sorbet, huh?! i'm totally gonna have to check that out. it sounds goooooood!

Chessa said...

allularpunk - Hell NO! Just kidding. But I do love my underneath freezer.

vegannifer - the underneath rocks!

carrie - that's pretty funny: hmmm, is this an ice pop? Psych! It's breastmilk.

jessy - coconut sorbet is the bomb. And frozen beans are pretty great - not as great as fresh cooked, but still great, and practically effortless. My next move in that direction is frozen grains, or as Lorna Sass likes to call it "the grain bank".

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

I am way jealous of your bottom loading freezer!

Bethany said...

I'm envious! I love bottom freezers. the fridge part is the best part for me.