Thursday, May 17, 2018

Top Kitchen Gadget Essentials


When it comes to having a functional kitchen, it is important that the right tools and gadgets are available. Having your kitchen stocked with the right items makes preparing your meals efficient and more straightforward. Preparing dinner becomes less of a bother, and it makes your meal prep a more liberating experience.
The right kitchen essentials can make an overall difference in your lifestyle, as you’ll be more inclined to make your meals and perhaps even eat healthier. Great gadgets in your kitchen can improve how you manage time and a variety of other things. Here is a list of the top kitchen gadgets you can consider stocking in your kitchen.

Cutting Board

If you plan on cooking in your kitchen at all, you will undoubtedly need a cutting board. This kitchen utensil, although not a gadget is one the most fundamental things you will need. A cutting board will keep your vegetables, meat, and whatever else you seek to chop or dice in place.
 cutting boards featuring index-style tabs to indicate which food type they should be used for –
 raw meat, vegetables, fish and cooked food. 


Vegetable Steamer

Steaming your vegetables is a great way to retain its nutrients and promote healthy eating. A vegetable steamer is convenient and is sure to encourage your consumption of vegetables daily. It makes it very easy to steam your vegetables, plus the clean up is a cinch.

Colander/ Strainer

If you plan on cooking pasta, a colander or strainer will be beneficial to have in your kitchen.  Having one on hand enables you to quickly strain the water from pasta, canned foods, as well as vegetables and fruits after they have been washed. There are many innovative and fascinating strainers and colanders on the market.
 

Grater

A grater is also a fantastic tool to have in the kitchen. Whether you need it for grating cheese or lime, it will come in handy.

Blender

Having a kitchenaid blender in your kitchen is a must. If you love blending fruits to make delicious smoothies, mix ingredients for pancakes, homemade sauces, purees and so much more. A blender can cut down on time and like many other things, encourage you to eat out less and make more tasty dishes at home.

Herb Mill

If you love using fresh herbs in your meals but hate the idea of cutting them up finely, an herb mill can do that for you. It is a fast and simple way to mince fresh herbs and add them to recipes.
There are so many great gadgets on the market that are perfect for making cooking at home very simple. After all, this is the very reason that many people choose to order out. However, with the gadgets and essentials mentioned above, cooking at home can be great.

Other gadgets that can be considered are engraved rolling pins which add designs to your flour for baking.  Pizza scissors, tea infusers, popcorn makers, yolk separators, pasta servers, and many others can be included as part of your kitchen.  However, in the end, the most important thing is to have items that make operating in the kitchen a breeze.


Friday, May 11, 2018

Perfect Mother's Day Gift for Busy Moms

It's that time of the year again when motherhood is  celebrated.  Being a Mom is such a great blessing.  It has given me the opportunity to know the things that I never cared for when I was single.  It has given me the chance to do  the things that I did not think I could do prior to being a Mom.

 Becoming a Mom, made me appreciate my own Mom even more.  I don't think I can top  all the things that she has done for  us 9 children but I am glad and grateful  that she is my Mom, she taught me so much!  Thank you Ma!

This Mother's Day, there are so many things that we can give to our Moms.  I wish My Mom is into gadget but she is one of the few old school Moms who doesn't even want a phone.  She does not like to  fool with gadgets.  She said it's giving her a headache when  one time we  tried to  give her  a phone so I can easily talk to her.  She said "if you want to talk to me, see me."  So that's that.  I wish I could see her everyday but it's impossible. 
Anyway, for those  who have a tech savvy Mom and love to travel, this full-size bluetooth travel keyboard is a perfect gift you can give.  This  folds into a convenient size to bringing along wherever you go.   This is such a perfect gadget for those who work while they travel.  This comes with a protective case that feels like leather and folds into a convenient stand for your tablet or smartphone when using the keyboard. It has a high-capacity Lithium-Ion battery that charges quickly from a standard USB port for weeks of normal use.  You can get this via AMAZON  for $49.95 WITH FREE SHIPPING.  You can  plug the keyboard in a USB port and use it like a USB keyboard. It is compatible with  Android, iOS, and Windows and it can connect to your iPhone, iPad, Mac or other Apple Bluetooth device.
My son's teacher  had a special treat for all the Moms  in her class.  She invited us for a brunch in their classroom where the kids served their Mom waffles with  fruits and other toppings.  Their teacher  brought a waffle mix and waffle  maker.  


It makes me wish I have a Waffle maker like this one that I saw  on Amazon.  I am not  a pancake fan but I like eating waffles.  I have never made it at home though, I always bought the frozen one from the store.  

Another thing I wish I have in my kitchen is a Pressure cooker like this one.  Having this means  that I can create a   great meal in  a press of a button.  I see some bloggers  that features  all the dishes they make  using pressure cooker that's why I wish I have one myself.
If  there's one thing you want to  have for MOther's Day, what would you like to have?  Would you consider any of the three I featured above?  Anyway, happy MOther's Day to all the Moms out there. 

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