Tami from the great blog Vegan Appetite tagged me to reveal the contents of my freezer. This is the first time I’ve ever been tagged so I’m very excited but also very scared!
I’ve got quite a big upright freezer which lives in my garage, with no windows, so the pictures are pretty woeful. It also ices up ridiculously quickly so I didn’t want to pull the drawers out and mess about with the photos for too long, so you probably won’t be able to make out much from the pictures. I have 6 drawers, so starting from the bottom:
Peas, sweetcorn, broad beans, edamame, hash browns and Swedish Glace ice-cream
Gluten from the chinese supermarket (not tried it yet), various ready made things for emergency meals – falafels, sausages, beef roast, tofu, veggie mince
Loads of fried tofu from the chinese supermarket, chinese dumplings, bacon, and a few non vegan things that my husband keeps – mostly quorn and Linda McCartney things.
This is the mystery and most interesting drawer! It’s all sorts of leftovers that I throw in to the freezer to use later. Lots of different cooked beans and lentils, dashi stock, broth from making seitan (I’m sure one day I’ll find a use for that!), mushroom stock, loads of breadcrumbs from whizzed up stale bread and toast crumbs, leftover test burgers for quick lunches, pasta dough, home made ravioli and pierogi, chilli, snobby Joanna mix (my combination of VCON lentil and green pepper base but YRR sauce), ethiopian lentils……
Lemongrass, lime leaves, curry leaves, ginger, chapatis, parathas, puri, puff pastry, filo pastry, shortcrust pastry, samosa pastry, spring roll wrappers, wonton skins, gyoza skins
Bread, pitta bread, rolls, muffins (the real type – English!), corn and flour tortillas
So there you go – it’s extremely full but there is a sort of method to it.
I’ve lost track of who has been tagged and who hasn’t – everyone I was thinking of tagging seems to have done it already so if you haven’t done it yet then please do!
Wow – I envy the size (and fabulous contents!) of your freezer!
Oooh! I want to eat at your house. I love Asian food and you’ve got all kinds of exciting Asian ingredients I’ve never tried. Fried tofu? Gluten? I can’t wait to see what you do with them!
you have it quite packed in there. I dream of an upright freezer. My husband and I were just talking about making life easier and having separate freezer and fridge one day. I might have to keep a white board on the front to keep track and organize the contents because I can be way too disorganized.
I agree with johnp, your freezer is huge!!! I wish I had that much space. It looks like you have some fun goodies in there. I never thought to freeze lemongrass.