Thursday, 4 May 2017

All The Gear But No Idea: Make The Most Of Your Cooking Kit

 

Cooking isn’t for everyone, but it doesn’t have to be a drag. When you’re focusing on eating well, you can sometimes feel as if you have to keep all of your meals as basic as possible. But that’s often where you’re going wrong. Eating well doesn’t mean your food has to be boring. In fact, it can be a lot of fun - especially when you have the right equipment.


But, going out any buying a new set of cooking kit isn’t enough to cut it either. Once you’ve got the items you need, you’re going to want not only to learn how to use them but be able to make the most out of them too. If you shop smart, you can often find a few appliances and tools are all you need to get most of your creative cooking done.

Preparation Equipment
Firstly, you’re going to need to learn your way around the items you’ve invested in for prep purposes. If you want to keep your kitchen as minimal as possible, you won’t want to be buying big knives and bottle openers and everything else in between. Instead, invest in just one tool or two that can get a couple of jobs done. Kitchen shears work well for everything from peeling and cutting to even cracking nuts. Before you buy, make sure you check out reviews on sites like Cut it Fine, so you know if they’re right for you.

Juicer
When you buy a juicer or blender, you can often feel as if you have to use it just for juicing, but that isn’t always the case. Alongside the many juices you’ll be knocking up, you can also create other drinks, snacks, and meals and make sure you’re getting your money's worth. If you’re in need of snack options to feed your little ones, or quick and light lunch ideas, why not turn your juicer or blender into a soup and shake making machine. The functionality of this bit of kit is ideal for creating hearty soups that can be stored for days as well as thicker liquids like milkshakes and protein shakes.

Spiralizer
As far as new and trendy kitchen appliances go, the spiralizer has got to be up there. Made for turning zucchinis into noodles, this little bit of kit is ideal for times when you want to cut back on the carbs. But, don’t be fooled into thinking that you have to use to for zucchinis only - that would definitely limit your meal options. You can actually work with a bunch of different veggies to create various spiralizer recipes. Take butternut squash, sweet potato or carrot for example. All three vegetables can be used to form carb substitutes for pasta, rice, and even baked meals. You can even create salads with just about every vegetable and not just use your machine for replacing carbs in meals.

When it comes to cooking and keeping your food clean, you can do a lot with a little. Just think about the functionality of the machines you’ve invested in, pick out your favorite cooking ingredients and see what magic you can make.

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