Recently I asked for blog post topic suggestions on my Facebook page. Fellow Portlander Abby suggested that I write about what my favorite kitchen tools and appliances are. Since I feel like these things really nurture the way that I eat, I thought a post about them would be helpful to those who are trying to change or spice up their eating habits. I'd recommend investing in any of these kitchen tools -- I'm so thankful to have them as a part of my kitchen!
6. A huge stock pot. I use this to cook up huge batches of things like mung beans and lentils in the morning, and then save the left overs to eat with lunch and dinner. This fellow is stainless steel, and it's super easy to clean. The glass lid has a small hole in it for venting steam, which makes me happy for some reason. I like to feel like I'm saving energy when I use it -- I am able to turn off the burner before the beans/lentils are cooked and after about 20 minutes, the residual heat has cooked them to a delightful tenderness. Cooking a huge batch also saves me from turning on a burner again at both lunch and dinner.
What tools do you use every day in your kitchen? What do you enjoy using the most?