Would you mind sharing what your favorite kitchen gadgets are?? I’d love to see what you use to spiralize noodles and make the ‘sludges’ with.
I’ve been meaning to do a gadget post for ya’ll for quite some time!
So, without further
slacking adieu, here are my absolute favorites and what I use them for:
1. Excalibur 9-tray dehydrator
I got that baby from the pilot for my birthday two years ago and had used it at least once a week since then! I use the dehydrator to make everything under the sun, from raw crackers, cookies, rawnola, veggie chips, tortillas and flatbreads, tart crusts, and most importantly macaroons 🙂
This is probably the best $30 I’ve ever spent. I use the Joyce Chen model (available on Amazon) and spiralize veggies with it: cucumber, zucchini, carrots, sweet potatoes, the list goes on..
3. The Vita-mix 5200
The most baller piece of kitchen equipment I own. This bad johnny can make pretty much anything- soup, nut flour, nut milk, smoothies, raw ice cream and cheesecake mixture, raw chocolate, super fluffy hummus and sludges. I’ll even travel with it– the pic above is from when I dragged it with me to culinary school to have at the hotel.
4. Crinkle cutter
This model is from Pampered Chef and I use it for fancy veggies, particularly for more fry-like butternut squash fries
5. Kitchen Air Artisan Stand Mixer aka “The reason I got married” Kidding, kidding. But add it to your wedding registry, like yesterday 😉
I use the mixer for a lot of baked goods, but mostly pizza dough and vegan cookies
6. Jack LaLanne Power Juicer
I actually got my juicer from my good friend Heaby and LOVE it. It works wonderfully and I use it to make fresh juices for sake cocktails on special occasions and green juice or veggie juice on a frequent basis.
I love using the mandoline for very thin, uniform veggie slices.
Perfect for veggie chips in the dehydrator, or raw lasagna
and last, but not least:
8. Coffee grinder
This one might seem a little strange because I usually don’t drink coffee anymore. I actually hardly ever use the coffee grinder for coffee- it’s excellent for grinding spices (like CINNAMON! The taste is so much richer), and FLAX SEEDS! I buy the flax seeds whole and just toss them in the coffee grinder. Saweeeeet!
I hope ya’ll enjoyed reading about my favorite kitchen gadgets! These aren’t by any means necessities to have in a healthy kitchen, but they certainly make things more fun and convenient 😀
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Enjoy your day and I’ll see ya before Zumba!
What’s your favorite kitchen gadget???