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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

From Soup to Nuts

There are some things we've learned that make life easy.  My husband, the engineering Chef, loves to say: "The right tool for the job."
Knives are supposed to be sharp!
We buy quality knifes and we keep them sharp. Ours are being professionally sharpened as I type this. We bought that popular knife sharpener but over the years it failed to perform.  We find that buying quality pays off handsomely, and taking proper care of your kitchen tools is essential.  Cooking is such a pleasure when knifes slice through food like butter, when pots heat evenly and non stick remains non stick. We recently upgraded our pots and pans to the newer All Clad Non Stick product line.  It's so much fun to cook a frittata and watch it slide right out of the pan.  The Right Tool makes all the difference. And the right juice maker is essential to your new focus on health.
Juicers, Blenders -- what's the fuss?  Well -- 
We aren't all about cooking. Some days I could care less. A big glass of fresh green juice and my body just says: Ahhh....that's what I needed. 

Certain items are must haves for your healthy kitchen pantry.  If it were up to me, I'd say throw away the deep fryer. But I know some people take great pride in their fried chicken.  Ok -- but save it for one or two special days a year. Yes a YEAR.
The rest of the time --- eat as raw, fresh, and local as possible.
My favorite items? The kitchen tools that make it possible to prepare fresh, healthy food quickly and year round.
My VITAMIX takes charge.  I love this machine. It whips food into a blenderized state fast and easily. I needed to replace a worn out juicer and saw someone at a health fair touting the famous VitaMix.  That was 10 years ago. I upgraded to the newer 5200 about a year ago.Its even better and it is BPH Free, has 2 smaller containers, and it just works. Price = worth every penny and its guaranteed for 7 years. Every lower end blender I've purchased died within a year. You do the math! But more importantly, it always works and I trust it. I trust the name. I trust the product.
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