Simple eating is inspired by my minimalist lifestyle and—as someone who really dislikes cooking—it has been a lifesaver.
Around this same time, I was learning a lot about minimalism, and I started taking steps to simplify my closet. Part of the process was creating a capsule wardrobe.
With this in mind, I started to wonder if I could take a similar approach in my kitchen. Instead of planning meals, could I create a “capsule kitchen” full of foods I love and use “food uniforms” to make mealtimes easier?
The idea behind a capsule kitchen is simple: stock your home full of “go-to” foods that you know you love eating instead of shopping for meals.
– a pantry stocked with my favourite basics (rice, ramen noodles, beans and tortillas) – seasonal fruit and vegetables – cheese, eggs, and a small portion of meat
There are a few basic “food structures” I know I love eating—stir-fries, salads, bowls, tacos—so I make these the foundation of almost every meal.