Refrigerator Organization Tips

Refrigerator Organization Tips|The Local Taste When you cook a lot like I do you pretty much always have a stocked refrigerator and cabinets. I hate reaching into my refrigerator to find a complete and total disaster. I recently started working at The Container Store, but I bought many of these organization items long before I started working there. When it comes to organization bins I’m always willing to pay a little more to get better quality. I’ve gone through entirely too many cheapo baskets in my day, and it’s always worth the few extra bucks!

Here are some tips to help you tackle that nightmare refrigerator:

1. Invest in quality organization bins!

I am totally obsessed with these clear handled storage baskets. They are super sturdy and the handle makes it so easy to pull out the basket from the refrigerator, freezer, or pantry. I’ve had mine for over a year and they still look brand new. You can find these here. 

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If you prefer a bin without a handle, but with the same sturdiness these bins are fabulous. They come in different shapes and sizes to fit your space perfectly. Find these here. … 

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Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Cups

Oh chocolate why must you be SO good? For real though, I am a chocolate addict. Thankfully there are products out there to help make sweets a wee bit healthier for those of us who feel as if we could live solely on dessert. These “faux Reese’s cups”  as I like to call them are made a bit healthier by using dairy-free chocolate chips (Enjoy Life is my favorite brand!), almond milk, and a almond butter + medjool date filling.

sea salt caramel chocolate cups| The Local Taste

Last night I attended my first blogger potluck with two fellow Nashville bloggers, Mary & Brita.  Mary hosted us in her gorgeous East Nashville home where she cooked up Slow-Cooker Chick Pea Curry (a-ma-zing!) and Brita and I brought the dessert. Brita brought some insanely delicious truffles to satisfy my sweet tooth even more. … 

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Meatless Vegetable Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Oh Monday, we meet again. I had THE BEST weekend with my mom this past weekend. We drove to Atlanta on Friday and stayed the night, and woke up the next morning and went to IKEA. I’m obsessed with IKEA and it was my mom’s first trip! We found all kinds of awesome stuff and I probably could have spent a few more hours in there.  Sunday I finally decided to cook (it’s been a while). I’ve been super busy lately and we have eaten out quite a bit. I was ready to get back in the kitchen! I’m SO excited to share this recipe with you because it features one of my favorite new products, Neat, which is a healthy replacement for meat.

Meatless Vegetable Quinoa Stuffed Peppers| The Local Taste Since deciding to eat a Vegetarian diet I’ve struggled to find a meat replacement that is both delicious and healthy. So many meat replacements are full of unhealthy ingredients such as preservatives. When someone from  Neat  contacted me I knew that I had to try this product. For this recipe I used the “Mexican Mix” which is made of …[INGREDIENTS: PECANS, GARBANZO BEANS, ORGANIC WHOLE GRAIN GLUTEN FREE CORNMEAL, GARLIC, ONION, SEA SALT, SPICES.]

Do you see any crazy ingredients?? No! That’s why I love this product. Not to mention the taste. My husband didn’t even know what I was cooking when he came in our kitchen and he grabbed a piece of this “meat” and he was blown away. Check them out!

Meatless Vegetable Quinoa Stuffed Peppers| The Local Taste  Now onto these gorgeous brightly colored beauties. Let me introduce you to this Meatless Vegetable Quinoa Stuffed Pepper. They look very impressive, but they are in fact super easy to prepare and assemble. They feature quinoa which I can’t get enough of. They are also full of vegetables and make the perfect main dish or side dish. … 

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