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Kitchen

Let’s get cooking! Here are some of my kitchen essentials:

Equipment

  • Vitamix Blender: my new favourite kitchen appliance. If you have to choose one expensive appliance, I would recommend this one. Yes it is pricey, but it essentially does the work of a blender, food processor, soup-maker, and more in one appliance. Many bloggers have affiliate links that will get you free shipping. Tip: If you collect Air Miles, the Vitamix is occasionally available to buy with points!
  • Cuisinart 14 Cup Food Processor: this food processor is really awesome. It comes with two different sized bowls (the smaller one is great for Banana soft serve) and different blades that will let you grate veggies and knead dough in an instant. It’s also relatively quiet and dishwasher safe.
  • A good Chef’s Knife and a big cutting board
  • Julienne Peeler or Spirooli
  • Various sized mixing bowls (these come with lids!)
  • Large measuring cup
  • Nut milk bag
  • 1 L mason jars (for storage)

Pantry

Here are some of the items I try to always have on hand in my kitchen:

  • Dried beans and lentils (chickpeas, black beans, and brown lentils are my favourites)
  • Grains (black and brown rice, quinoa, oatmeal, buckwheat groats, brown rice pasta)
  • Flours (chickpea, spelt, brown rice flour, cornmeal) and starches (cornstarch and arrowroot starch) + xanthan gum (for gluten-free baking)
  • Nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews) and nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew)
  • Seeds (ground flax, chia, pepitas)
  • Dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries, figs, dates)
  • Tofu or tempeh (organic and non GMO)
  • Oils, Vinegars, and Dressing Ingredients (olive oil, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, rice vinegar, tahini, white miso, tamari, lemon juice)
  • Baking ingredients (maple syrup, brown rice syrup, organic cane sugar, Enjoy Life chocolate chips, baking powder, baking soda)
  • Non-perishables: tomato paste, coconut milk, canned tomatos, apple sauce, frozen veggies and edamame
  • Fruit (organic apples, bananas, blueberries, avocados, and various frozen fruits) and vegetables (dark leafy greens, carrots, or whatever is farmer’s market fresh)
  • Seasonings and spices (cinnamon, cumin, chili, cayenne, paprika, nutmeg, coriander, Herbamare, dulse flakes, B12 fortified nutritional yeast)

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