Posts tagged kitchen equipment
Fun Holiday Gifts for Vegan Cooks

Although I’m not the biggest shopper (except for my two substance abuse problems of buying way too many books and going slightly nutty at kitchen supply stores), I do love buying gifts for others. This is especially fun for me when the person I’m giving a gift to has a particular hobby or obsession. Something that only the people that know them well will know to get. My mother in law for instance, insists that gifts for her need to be gifts for her, i.e. clothes, jewellery, accessories, etc. She just doesn’t get why my favorite gifts to receive are appliances or gadgets for the kitchen, not to mention a great cookbook. Gift giving is sometimes hard because we think our gift recipient will love what we love getting, but that is often times not the case. To give the perfect gift one must walk a little bit in the other person’s shoes. What do they really need? What do they secretly wish they would have? What would make them smile when they tear up that wrapping paper?

It can be hard to find the perfect gift, but if you have a vegan foodie or cook in your life, I can certainly help you with that because I’m one of them! I love getting tools and inspiration, not to mention cool ingredients to work with in the kitchen, so in today’s post and podcast episode I’ll be helping you with a list of amazing holiday gifts you can give to a vegan cook.

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Favorite Kitchen Equipment and Tools for the Vegan Kitchen

Hi there! Before we begin today's post which is perfect for the gadget crazy like me, I have to share this AH-MAZING blog in which we were featured this week, I'm talking about The Minimalist Vegan created by Masa and Michael Ofei. A blog I've been recently obsessed with, so you can only imagine the happy dance I did when we were suddenly included in this incredible roundup of 50+ High Quality Vegan Blogs Worth Following.

Not only am I a super huge fan of the work Masa and Michael are doing, but we're in this collection along with so many of my idols of the vegan blogging world like Oh She Glows, Faring Well, No Meat Athlete, The First Mess, Vegan Yack Attack, Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Life, Kris Carr and so many others I now know thanks to this wonderful article.

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Birthday Week! Ideas on How to Celebrate with the Cooks in your Life

n this house, birthdays last a whole week, meaning the birthday girl, or boy, or dog, gets a whole week of surprises, yummy food, fun activities, first choice in movies, power over the remote, and much more, all in a "it's your week so you might as well take advantage of it before you lose all your power in 7 days" kind of way.

This week, it was my turn. This usually means going to the movies will absolutely happen, lots of popcorn will be eaten, pizza will be eaten, going to my favorite restaurant will happen, presents will be bought, and more often than not, this means two things: a kitchen gadget of some kind, a course of some kind, or a cookbook. Especially the latter. Here's the sad truth though, whenever someone wants to give me a gift for my birthday, they tend to steer clear from anything culinary because they know I spend every waking hour in the kitchen. They think I probably have it all when it comes to the kitchen (yeah right!), or that I'm a recipe creator and already know enough about cooking (as if that were even possible!), or they think "she's already in there all the time, she probably needs a sweater, let's not give her something that will put her back in the kitchen, that's so 1950s!".

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