Essential Tools and Tips for the Vegan Kitchen!

 

Healthy eating and food preparation at home

If you’ve decided to go vegan or just want to improve your health by eating more vegetables and healthier foods you need the proper kitchen tools and tips to help you prepare delicious and healthy meals and snacks. For starters, you’ll want to buy higher-quality items. They may cost more up front, but you won’t have to replace them for years. From spoons to blenders, discover the perfect tools for your kitchen.

Blender

First things: You need a blender. The Vitamix blender is a miracle worker. You can use it to do everything from making your morning smoothies to delicious blueberry smoothies for anytime of the day or use it to creating cashew cheese. If you’ve got a tough job in the kitchen, chances are this thing can handle it.

High-Quality Knife

If you decide to go vegan, you’re going to be dicing and chopping plenty of vegetables. So, you need one sturdy and sharp knife to do the job. A great knife can save you time. Just be careful when you’re handling it. I have found that using a high quality sharp knife is well worth the extra cost – less chance of cutting yourself or causing injury and cutting up food is a breeze.

Vegetable Peeler

To go with your high-quality knife, you need a peeler to help you get the job done. The Low Fat Vegan Chef recommends the Chef’n Palm Peeler because it doesn’t slip. She also suggests using a speed peeler because it glides over the vegetables with ease and doesn’t get stuck. Don’t forget to wash and dry these so they don’t rust.

Measured Water Dispenser

One of the most time-consuming and downright annoying tasks when it comes to cooking is having to measure each and every little thing. You have to pull out what you need, use it and then clean it after you’re done, making cooking take more time than it should. But that’s where a modern water dispenser comes into play. Today’s fridges measure the water in ounces, cups and liters and filter the water at the same time to help make vegan cooking even easier.

Mixing Bowls

The site Veganbaking.net recommends two four-quart bowls — one for dry and the other for soft goods. It also suggests two smaller two-quart bowls for smaller baking projects like fillings. The site recommends stainless steel because the material is less likely to break when compared to glass or ceramics.

Measuring Spoons

If you purchase one high-quality set of stainless steel measuring spoons, they should last for a very long time. Plastic ones tend to wear down over time, can melt or even leave toxins in your food.

Measuring Cups

Buy two sets of measuring cups: one for dry and one for liquid. This may seem like more hassle than it’s worth, but it will save you plenty of time. If you measure out a liquid and then need to measure out a dry good, like flour, you’ll have to wash and rinse it out, which wastes time.

High-Quality Oven Mitts

One thing’s for sure: You don’t want to burn yourself. If you spend money on one high-quality set, you’ll be able to take items out of the oven without worrying about hurting yourself.

Make 2016 a healthier year for you and  your family. Make sure you are getting the tastiest and nutritious foods as possible. Eat organic and local harvest whether it is vegan diet or not – make sure you find the healthiest way for your body and lifestyle and use the best kitchen tools (that don’t contain toxic chemicals) that your budget allows!

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9 thoughts on “Essential Tools and Tips for the Vegan Kitchen!”

  1. Pingback: A Guide to Becoming Vegan

  2. Hi Marla,
    I couldn’t agree more! Having all of the essential tools on hand in my kitchen is absolutely essential to healthy delicious food prep! I am so delighted that you shared “Essential Tools and Tips for the Vegan Kitchen!” with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party!.Thank you so much for sharing your gems and for your support! All the best, Deborah

  3. I have most of the things you mentioned here. It is a great line-up. We also use copper mixing bowls in our house. One think I need to get more of are oven mitts! Thank you for stopping by Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Hop!

  4. Thanks Marla for this blog. Like it so much I pinned it to household tips. You sure provided many. Nancy A @ obloggernerwbie.blogspot.com

    1. Hi Nancy,
      Thank for pinning my article, reading it, and commenting. Glad you found it helpful. Have a healthy happy blessed day!

  5. I don’t know about vegan cooking, as I’ve only begun trying vegan recipes in the last year, but I would agree that a well-equipped kitchen needs most of these tools.

    Totally with you on having several stainless steel mixing/storage bowls of various sizes. Mine include a 5-quart and 7-quart. All save oodles of time in the kitchen, as do two sets of dry measuring cups, 2 sets of measuring spoons and a set of wet measuring cups in 1-cup, 2-cup and 4-cup sizes. I use them all many times a week.

    I don’t have the Vita-Mix, and don’t need it as I don’t juice fruits and veggies, but cooking surely did get a lot easier when I purchased a powerful stick blender. I use it many times a week, sometimes multiple times a day. A more recent addition to my time-saving kitchen tools: A 6-in-1 cooker that is a pressure cooker/slow cooker/rice cooker/bean cooker/soup maker/saute-er. What a blessing that has been over the last year!

    1. Hi Kathryn,
      Thanks for reading my article and commenting. Having the proper tools whether its Vegan cooking or any type of cooking certainly does make it a lot easier. I use stainless steel mixing bowls constantly that I have had for years and never buy any thing except stainless steel, glass, or bamboo. Happy New Year!

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