From time to time I recommend tools and cookbooks I use and love, products, or services that I think are beneficial, time-saving, and easy to use.
If I’m recommending it, it’s because I genuinely love it!
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Think of Thrive Market as an online version of Whole Foods, delivered straight to your door. Even better? WHOLESALE-TYLE PRICES. I had to put that in all-caps because I’m still amazed at how cheap I can get some of our favorite all-natural and organic dry goods items. Sign up today and get 25% off your first order, free delivery, and 30 days fo’ free!
For all my fresh produce, meat and dairy items that I can’t get at Thrive Market, I use Fresh Direct. They’re only in select cities, but if they deliver to your area, I highly recommend them! I use them almost weekly and have done as long as we’ve lived in NYC. Click the image to receive $25 off your first two deliveries over $99. Offer good for new members only.
I put off buying a food processor for ages, but once I finally caved and bought one, I couldn’t believe how much easier it made my cooking experiences! I make chicken nuggets for my kids, hummus from scratch, super smooth soups, and so much more. If you’re a busy person trying to save a few steps in cooking, you’ll never regret this purchase, I promise you.
CROCKPOT 3 QUART MANUAL SLOW COOKER
At only 16 dollars, this slow cooker is a workhorse. I’ve been using the heck out of mine for almost 4 years now, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Someday I might upgrade to a fancier model, but until this thing bites the dust, I see no reason to! If you’re crockpot-less, this 6-quart manual crockpot is the perfect starter model.
HENCKELS 7-PIECE KNIFE SET AND BLOCK
If you are still using steak knives to cut your vegetables, I beg of you.. invest in a simple kitchen knife. At less than $40, It will make your cooking that much faster and easier! I’ve had a set of Henckels knives for almost 10 years now and they are fabulous, especially with a little upkeep (buy a sharper, or find someone local to do it for you regularly!) This set isn’t one of those crazy ’45 Pieces!’, and the block is small enough to fit in the corner of your counter without taking up too much room.
PYREX STACKING MIXING BOWLS WITH LIDS
Once I upgraded my old plastic bowls to a nicer set of glass mixing bowls, it was suddenly so much nicer baking and cooking with them! I was surprised at what a simple change could do. At less than $30, these are a great way to give your cooking a slight upgrade.
I wrote a post about all my favorite cookbooks, ones that I really recommend for busy cooks. These are some of my all-time favorites that I turn to often! Click the image to read the post.