The I Heart Vegetables Kitchen Essentials Gift Guide
Happy holidays! If you’re gearing up for some Black Friday shopping, I wanted to share a few of my favorites from my kitchen!
Kitchen & Cooking Gift Ideas
Great tools are essential for making delicious meals! There are a few must-have items that make cooking healthy food so much easier. So if you’re looking to get a gift for a foodie in your life, here are a few of my favorites.
My sister in law got me one of these Silpat mats and I love it! It’s like having reusable parchment paper. It’s great for roasting vegetables! You don’t have to worry about vegetables sticking to the pan and you can use less oil.
I bought these reusable bags about a month ago and I love them! It’s reduced our usage of plastic bags and I love that these are dishwasher and microwave safe. The Stasher bags are pricy but they’re super high quality. If you’re looking for a cheaper option there are other brands that make similar ones for less!
It’s not cheap, but a Vitamix is honestly the best blender I’ve ever seen. I got mine 9 years ago and it still works like a dream. It can crush ice in the blink of an eye and it creates delicious soups and sauces in minutes. Refurbished models can be bought for less than $300.
Small Grating/Slicing Blades
I have a larger mandoline slicer but I find myself reaching for these smaller blades all the time. I can slice things like cucumbers and carrots in a flash. The blades come in a storage container so you never have to worry about having an exposed blade in a drawer.
Calphalon Stacking Pans
These stacking pans are amazing. I’ve had them for years and I love how they don’t take up nearly as much space as a regular set. Plus, the lids are clear so it’s easier to see how things are cooking without having to lift the lid. I have the whole set and I use them daily!
Keurig Coffee Machine
I have a Keurig that I use regularly and I love it! If your friends or family member already has the machine, consider getting them some accessories!
Keurig Coffee Cup Storage Drawer
I have this drawer that stores all my k-cups. It’s great because the Keurig can sit on top and the drawer has a sliding mechanism so you can slide the coffee maker out from under the cabinet. This makes it easier to store the coffee maker out of sight!
I also have these reusable k-cups and I LOVE them. It makes single-cup brewing much cheaper and better for the environment. I can just fill these up with a scoop of coffee grounds and I’m ready to go. Plus, you can make your coffee as strong or weak as you please.
My parents got me this Dutch Oven a couple of years ago and I love it. I use it for oven-baked risotto plus soups and stews. The cast-iron pan provides an even surface for heating foods so you don’t end up with hot spots!
For years, I wrestled with cheap scissors. Then I finally bought a pair of real kitchen shears and I feel like a whole new woman. These babies are less than $10 but they’re heavy-duty and make any cutting job a breeze.