About the Pantry

My Sister’s Pantry is our space for thinking, out loud, about food.  While separated by 680 miles, my sister and I will be here together, sharing information about real and fake food, with an unapologetic bias for the former.

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  1. Hi Girls! Been loving your Blog. Any chance you have a cookie or non-crumbly bar recipe for dates (the fruit, not the event) that is low on the sugar count? Or a suggestion for what to do with dates that are a little on the dried-out side? TIA~

    • Hey there Jodi! So glad you’ve been enjoying this, since we are having a great time with it. As for your date conundrum, we DO have a suggestion. It was not obvious because it doesn’t have date in the name, but the Lemon Kissed Cashew Hemp Bars that Big Sis wrote up under Reducing Sugar One Teaspoon at a Time is date based. The other secret there is that you can use just about any nut and seed combination and it will still be super-yum. They are non-crumbly (more on the sticky side) and have no added sugar. When I made it, my dates were a little, um… dated (har, har), so I’m sure dry-ish dates will be fine. I’m thinking of playing with that recipe a bit more, so keep your eyes peeled for more date-based snacks. Thanks for the question.

  2. Hey! You had just stopped by my blog for a moment and I wanted to see what you were about… LOVELY stuff here!!! I’m excited to check out your recipes… So much to view and so little time. I’ll definitely be back! :)

  3. Hey there. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I poked around here a little bit, and I have to say I love your focus on veggies and your sandwich and spread posts! Keep the lunch posts coming – the hardest part for me when becoming vegetarian was figuring out lunch (and it is still a struggle!). I’m going to have to give some of your spreads and dips a try.

    • We’ve been having a lot of fun at lunchtime experimenting and growing our own veggified lunch plates. Glad you’re finding things that work for you – and always great to find like minds!

    • We’re so glad you did as well! And of course it sent me over to yours – what a great duck story! I’m going to share it with my son this afternoon.

  4. Thanks for liking my post at: http://simplecherishes.wordpress.com/ I am following your blog now. I really like your points about anti-sugar and anti-processed food. In fact someone also has recommended to me to cut or eliminate wheat to improve health in the book “Wheat Belly”. Wheat also eventually turns into glucose. I wonder what you think about that?

    • I have heard this too, and I suppose I may try it eventually. Big Sis has done more experimenting with gluten free diet than I have. I figure getting rid of as much table sugar as possible first is an easier step for me that will make a big difference. I have not been terribly successful when I try to cut too many different kinds of things at the same time.

  5. What a lovely back drop for a blog, you seem to be a very creative and experimental cook, which is certainly the best kind! Thanks for liking my post! :)

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  7. Hi from Flowery Prose! I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award and the Very Inspirational Blogger Award! Your nomination is on my Virtual Bouquets tab. (If you’re not participating in these awards, please accept my sincere apologies).

  8. Thanks so much for visiting Prana Banana! Let me know how the sweet potatoes turn out if you decide to give that recipe a try :D
    Your blog is rad, by the way :] I always love to see people posting about healthy, whole, unprocessed foods. My naturopath had me do a one-month detox where I cut out all processed foods, added sugars, gluten and potential allergens (soy, peanuts, etc.) and it was amazing. I’ve been hooked on whole foods ever since!

    • Thanks! Big Sis and I have both experienced HUGE improvements in our overall health and well-being as we’ve eliminated processed foods from our diets. I’ve also found that I really do enjoy making so many of the things that I used to buy, and it’s just not that difficult to do. Welcome! Glad you’re feeling better too!

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking the post about cleaning cast iron skillets. I hope you found this helpful. I also hope you will try out some of the recipes and let me know how they turned out. Thanks again for stopping by!

  10. Looks like a great site and very much in keeping with my own. Keep up the good work as we need as many people as possible to show just how easy it is to prepare tasty nutritious whole-food, plant-based meals and snacks for health.

    • Thanks so much for stopping by and the kind words. I’ve been very encouraged by the number of people who seem to be paying even the slightest bit more attention lately. To our collective health!

  11. Thanks for stopping by my site and sharing your thoughts on the veggie post :D . Thanks for keeping the conversation on real food going with your site. Kudos to you and your sis.

    • Dana, that is so lovely. I’m delighted that you find us inspirational – heck, I’m delighted anybody finds us inspirational. ;-) What a wonderful and supportive little foodie world we have.

  12. Hi – just wanted to say thanks for linking up to my special About Me Pity Party last week. I loved reading about you! My sister and I aren’t quite that far apart but I miss her tons, not being able to see her all the time!

    • Thanks Mique! We’ve really found that working on the blog together reminds us to make time for each other. We talk most days, and it has really kept us closer despite the miles. Thanks for stoping by!

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