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Kitchen Tools, Gadgets and Pantry Items.







“I’m just starting out, what kitchen tools should I get?”. My clients frequently ask this question. Here is a short list to get started. I will add to the list as I run across useful things that I like.

There are two items which I would not wish to do without.

I use the Vitamix at least once a day when I make my breakfast smoothie.

I use the Instant Pot several times a week to batch cook things like rice, other grains, beans, soups, potatoes and more.

If you are cooking for a few people or do batch cooking, this is a good Food Processor with a wide mouth (less cutting) and large capacity (less dumping).

If you have been following this lifestyle for a while, here are some fun items you might consider:

Using a Nutribullet makes it easier to scoop out things like dressings. It also has a grinder wheel to freshly grind things like flax and chia seeds.

This stick immersion blender is very convenient for blending things in the pot or pan without transferring to the blender or food processor!

You won’t miss french fries once you make them without oil in this Air Fryer

This air frying rack helps to fit more in the basket!

If you are cooking for more than one person, the Breville Air Fryer is awesome!

Cut potatoes, onions, tomatoes and more with this French Fry Cutter and Veggie Dicer

This is a great rack for the air fryer which helps you to double the capacity.

You can make waffles, grill carrot dogs and veggie burgers on this 5 in 1 versatile grill.

I love this Spiralizer for making zucchini, butternut squash and more.

Slicing uniform slices of eggplant, zucchini, apples and more is so easy with this Mandoline

ThisMandoline Safety Glove is especially useful when I don’t use the safety guard.

A really fantastic gadget is this [3in1] Spiralizer Vegetable Slicer Adjustable Mandoline Slicer Vegetable Chopper – Onion Chopper Food Chopper Vegetable Spiralizer Vegetable Cutter with Glass Container – Zucchini Spaghetti Maker

Rinsing beans, lentil, rice and grains is so much easier now.  I love this Stainless Steel Grain Rinsing Bowl 

I love to make vegan sushi.

It took me a while to learn what amount of rice to put on the Nori Wrap.

I found this Sushi Maker  which makes it easier to roll.

To add a cheesy taste, add Nutritional Yeast – No Folic Acid (Many have Folic Acid which is deleterious to your health).

I love to make a large container of Hibiscus Tea, which has been shown to help lower blood pressure. I use this Tea Infuzer in my decanter.

There are times when I want to take out the hot liner of the Instant Pot. I use these awesome handles for Instant Pot

This stainless steel mixing bowl is a larger capacity and helps me stay away from plastic.

Cooking without oil is easy with a silicone mat.

Square storage containers fit more compactly in spaces. I use these glass storage containers because they are glass and can be put in refrigerator, freezer and microwave!

I use these storage containers to store fresh produce. They have straight edges which fit more compactly in spaces

This food safe is great for those who live with others who may keep non-compliant food in the home.

What are your favorite kitchen tools or gadgets?

I have helped many people to navigate this lifestyle, please contact me for a coaching session. I have learned many strategies, tips and hacks while coaching people since 2012. I would love to help you be successful as well.

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Amy holds a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell


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