I thought I would take the time to share with you some products I cannot wait to buy and try. However, the cookbook situation is kind of getting sorted, by which I mean sourcing them at my local library but i will add them too.
The list is in no particular order.
1. The Citrus Zinger. Tagline: “Press, Twist, Infuse”
Just squeeze your lemon, orange or lime in the base and fill in with water. I love a good drinking container for extra hrydrating encouragement. I am simply in love with this concept, however at a hefty price for what you can merely do yourself (chop up a lemon, put is in a drink-mixer), I have not bought it. It is currently at £6.99 in Home Bargains or £17.20 on Amazon but I still think this is expensive, yet annoyingly I want one. However, I’m holding out since I believe there will be something available at pound stores over time.
2. The Spiralizer or Vegetti
I have a lot of kitchen gadgets and most are shelved while are renovating our first home, and so I have to think long and hard per gadget. I know a lot of other food bloggers hype this product a lot and I can totally see why. Before focusing on soups of lunch, I would eat pasta with every lunch. The Spiralizer can be used as a pasta alternative, most commonly used with courgettes. The concept is quick and although obviously less filling, I cannot wait to fool my tummy in to thinking “pasta” with a main sauce and meat. I cannot wait for a shorter cooking time.
3. The Vitamix
I have seen some of my friend vloggers with this and it can made soups in a flash by blending cold ingredients so fast, it warms up the soup, ready to serve. At a crazy price tag of £459, I have nothing left to do other than drool. This is way down the priority list, but if it were given to me, I may well have to say goodbye to the my Moprhy Richards Soup Maker and wouldn’t look back. White it heats up your soup, it also retains the vitamins without destroying them in the regular cooking process.
4. Deliciously Ella Cookbook: A library request
Having been vegan for two years in my Uni days, although we are talking almost a decade ago, I cannot wait to sample some of the simpler recipes. I love vegetables so much, I know I could easily adapt to a vegan way during the day, but am slightly hesitant on the raw side of things. It is the price of medjool dates, cacao powder that I think I have to draw a line in. It is hard to say no to the more accessible refined products that are readily available in my Tesco, never mind having to make separate trips further afield to Holland and Barratts for more unique food stuff. However, I have started to embrace the cheaper swaps and cannot wait to read Ella’s book for inspirational ideas and try some of my adaptations and experiments.
5. Ameilia Freer: Eat. Nourish. Glow. A Library Request
You may be i total shock to hear I’ve had my head in the sand. I had never heard of Amelia until I browsed though amazon a few weeks back. Not knowing it was a brand spanking new book, I was surprised to see it in my Tesco. I prefer library books in case I mae a bad purchase and I am excited to confirm I ill be picking this up fro my local village library tomorrow to see what Miss Freer can offer. Hopefully I can do a First Impressions Review and get to try some ideas out and talk in full at a later date. I may not want to give it back but I believe it is on the same lines as Deliciously Ella.
6. Circulon Infinite Hard Anodised 5pc Pan Set
I have asked umpteen Slimming World groups about what pan set they can suggest is the most hard wearing and this set came up trumps. I have been through so many tefal pans where the handle goes before anything else within the year. As I am cooking almost 3 times a day with my pans, I have very few left. We have decided to hold off until our new Kitchen is installed this year. I am looking forward to getting my hands on these and have for the last year.
7. The Nutribullet
I miss a good old smoothie. I’ve gone through a few but I do go through smoothie phases, just like the dusty sandwich maker. But sometimes I crave one for extra vitamins yet smoothies in the Morphy Richards Soup Maker quite frankly doesn’t cut it (literally), unless you’re whipping up a batch for more than one person. Again, I am not convinced I would use that as much as I am hoping for but the thought it there. Smoothies to me are a once in a while thing as it breaks down fruit in to sugar, but they are great for the occasional sweet craving. I do have an urge to throw in raw spinach, greens and sample my chia seeds (but only mentally at the stage). I think it would probably be wise for a sporadic “smoothietier” to opt for a cheap basic – but once we have the kitchen space! Meanwhile it will be continued failed Soup Maker Smoothie attempts.
I hope you like this type of blog and perhaps you can share with me your thoughts on these products or tell me what product you would like. Perhaps it’ll be a new one I’ve never heard of?
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