Here’a some kitchen things that have piqued my interest:
Kitchen Aid Spiralizer
I received the KitchenAid Spiralizer as a gift from my wife. I do enjoy cooking because it’s therapeutic most of the time. I’m also a sucker for good pasta,1 so getting me something that helps me make pasta alternatives is amazing.
One of the best meals I’ve made in a long time has been chicken zucchini pesto. It’s a simple, healthy recipe; I had been attempting to make zucchini noodles by hand (with a peeler and a knife), and things turned out mostly ok.
But now that I’m using the spiralizer attachment, I do not know how I survived without it. What used to take me 45+ minutes to do by hand now takes 10 minutes, including cleanup, with this tool. It’s an attachment for our KitchenAid mixer, which does all the hard work.2
This is easily my favorite thing I’ve had in the kitchen in a long time, and makes me want to create new things all the time. Easy set-up, easy clean-up, easy dinner – and healthier living.
I gifted this Mezzaluna Knife to my wife.3 Cutting up fresh herbs can be a [literal] pain, but this makes that process easier. We tend to do a lot with fresh herbs, and although I could use a knife and cutting board, anything to make my work easier — and safer — in the kitchen is better for me.
Tritanware – Camping Silverware
I usually pack food for work. Which means I go through a lot of plasticware during the week. After a few times of eating what I normally eat for breakfast (see below) and breaking my fork/spoon in it, I needed to look for something better.
This camping silverware is a combination fork, knife, and spoon all-in-one. They come in a nice carry case with carabiner in set of five – one for every day of the work week – and are machine washable. I can also use them while camping, which means they get a dual purpose. They’ve been outstanding for what I need. I also feel better that I’m not contributing more to the garbage pile, and that’s enough for me.
Like I said above, this dish is great. I’ve been able to tweak it for how I like it. You can download a printable version here.
For those that want the recipe for my breakfast, I got the inspiration from a recipe I found online and tweaked it. Hope you enjoy it. You can download a printable version here.