Lindsay with Rip and some plant-strong guys at a potluck in Austin!
Today we have a guest post from our friend, Lindsay Nixon from Happy Herbivore!
Every so often I hear someone tell me “I’d love to eat healthy but I can’t afford fancy kitchen equiptment.” You don’t need a $400 blender to eat well. You don’t even need a $20 blender. You only need a few pots and pans, maybe some bakeware (like a cookie sheet and casserole dish), a knife and some basics like a spatula. You don’t even need a fancy brand. The spatula at the dollar store works just as good as the expensive one at Williams Sonoma.
Here’s the bare bones list:
3 pots (varying sizes), 1 skillet, cookie sheet, baking dish, cheap blender, a big spoon, a spatula, a cheese grater, 1 colindar, mixing bowls (though not entirely necessary if you have other bowls, for cereal or salad, whisk, standard utensil plus a good knives and measuring cups/spoons. If you plan to bake: bread pan and muffin tin and a blender if you want to make pureed soups or oat flour.And to prove that’s all you need: I spent an entire year with this list and nothing more, cooked 3 meals a day for my family AND wrote Everyday Happy Herbivore
Beyond that list are some helpful, but not essential items:
rice cooker, food processor, steamer, stainless steel, different size baking vessels.
If you had a friend who could not spend a lot on kitchen tools and gadgets, what advice would you give them? What things would you suggest they get with a budget of under $100.00 total?
Lindsay S. Nixon is a rising star in the culinary world, praised for her ability to use everyday ingredients to create healthy, low fat recipes that taste just as delicious as they are nutritious. She is the author of two bestselling cookbooks, The Happy Herbivore Cookbook and Everyday Happy Herbivore. Her third book, Happy Herbivore Abroad, will be released in December 2012. Learn more about Nixon and try some of her recipes at happyherbivore.com.
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