Welcome to Small Pantry!
Small Pantry is primarily a space for sharing recipes and cooking tips, but it's also an exploration of what it means to feed ourselves well. It's where comfort food can be cozy, elegant, and vibrant. Mostly plants, lots of cheese, even more joy.
Small Pantry Recipes is my take on modern comfort food, inspired by real life for real home cooks.
Hello and welcome! My name is Julia. I’m a professionally trained chef, recipe developer, and culinary instructor, with over a decade in the industry. I've worked in cult-favorite restaurants, spent years teaching large and small cooking classes, private cheffing, and developing hundreds of recipes for award-winning cookbooks. I've worked on all kinds of video sets, from social media snippets to television shows, as well as photo shoots for books and magazines.
Despite all of that, the thing that gets me most excited is just talking to people about what they like to cook for dinner. I have huge respect to the intense work of a restaurant cook, but in my opinion it's the home cooks that are the heart and soul of every food culture.
What will you find on Small Pantry Recipes?
Here you’ll find simple recipes for everyday cooking, plus tons of tips and tricks designed to help you feel more at home in the kitchen. My recipes are inspired by simple ingredients and a carefully stocked, minimal pantry.
This isn't a traditional food blog -- I promise I won't bore you with meandering life stories before each recipe. Each post aims to give you helpful tips and explanations, so that you know why a recipe works, how to adapt it, and generally what to expect from it. Thank you for visiting, and I hope you’ll stay and noodle around for a while!
Small Pantry is not a strictly Vegetarian or Vegan recipe site. However most recipes are either already vegetarian or vegan, or easily adapted to be vegetarian/vegan. There are also a growing number of pescatarian and gluten-free recipes.
The recipes on Small Pantry are all my own, but I will always make my inspiration and sources clear. Each one goes through a rigorous testing and editing process (the same as if I were publishing them in a book or magazine). But unlike a fully-staffed test kitchen it's just me, myself, and I -- from start to finish. If you follow a recipe as-written and it didn't go to plan, drop me a comment and I'll help you troubleshoot!