I have eked out about 2 small plastic bins. Other than that, nothin, since I only have 1 small closet for all of the things I own (haha) plus my partner is here a lot of the time, and I have a dog!
What i would like to cook is -- things that are good for one or two people and won't leave tons of leftovers I can't eat around, and that can be eaten cold/room temp the next day. that are easy, take no fancy stuff (since I don't have room to store all the spices and oils and flour and etc I'd like) and won't leave things uneaten (like most of that huge bag of spinach) to rot. i hate that! and that take very little space. and use only a little counter space and a stove-top. it's a little tough at least for me.
usually, when i make something tolerable, either the leftovers can't be reheated, or they may be able to be eaten cold, but i'm left with tons of things going to waste.
i have an idea of a store where things are sold in tiny, one-person proportions in nyc. i think it could be a hit
thanks, i appreciate the advice. unfortunately, i have no room for anything like a baker's rack, or i definitely would have been all over that.
i have no room for a microwave, toaster oven, foreman grill, and definitely not for a crockpot. if i give up my mini-counter space, i won't have a single spot to prepare food/cut things/etc.
i wish i could show a picture of how ridiculous it is. i am glad it worked for you, though.
I would LOVE some help on this. I don't usually post on forums, but I look at them, and definitely need advice.
I am living in a studio in one of the nicest areas in Manhattan. The downside (and why it is affordable) is that my apartment doesn't have a real kitchen (and the bathroom hardly qualifies either). I have a stovetop, an oven that is broken (I have been waiting 10 months and tried several cleaners--the stovetop/oven is weirdly constantly hot, the entire oven smokes whenever it is turned on). Both the oven and stovetop are half normal size. The fridge is a mini without a freezer. I have no microwave or toaster oven (I have a half-size sink and about 1.5x1.5 feet of counter space). There is also no storage space to keep a microwave, or really many ingredeints (I have 3 small shelves).
HELP!! I am spending all my money on buying food out. I live alone and have no real way of reheating anything, other than to sautee it and then spend forever washing the dishes (I have nowhere to dry anything--bought a small tray I put over the stove, then clean the stove a lot) -- the tininess of the sink really necessitates not using many dishes, because I cannot fit any pots or pans inside of it.
I cannot eat soy, but I am ovo-lacto vegetarian.