I made my first venture to whole foods in over 4 years on Sunday and (after about 90 minutes of running around in happy amazement) came home and gave my fridge a little makeover! I pulled out all my favorite tricks and ideas to make my dream fridge (I’m a food nerd, I’m okay with that haha!).
One thing that was important to me was storing the veggies properly (considering especially what they cost, no waste here!). I put the asparagus & parsley in water in a jar, summer squash in a sealed and air-removed bag, half-used veggies like bell pepper & onion in sealed bags, and (my favorite trick) my greens loosely air-tight in a cereal container! I use lemons and limes very quickly so even though they last longer in a sealed bag, they keep just fine for my purposes exposed.
The washi tape was really helpful too! I took a half hour last night to make a big batch of quinoa and whole grain tabbouleh to use through the week in salads & stir fry then labeled the tupperware with washi tape- cheaper than buying labels and prettier than masking tape! (I also whipped up a batch of creamy lemon hummus & oven roasted tomatoes, I’ll post the recipes later this week).
I also love my little beverage station! I have a big pitcher of freshly brewed loose leaf tea and one with my favorite coffee so that whenever I want a cold drink it’s ready to go (also without an ice machine keeping them already cold helps my ice usage!).
Oh yeah, and avocado is my version of butter so when I don’t want it to get any more ripe it goes on the butter shelf! Haha!