Top 10 Vegan Essentials For The Home Cook
Since deciding to go Vegan a year ago November 2017, we have done a lot of experimenting in the kitchen together. Great food and cooking together is a passion for Eric and I and we want to share what we have learned in the past year by sharing our must have Vegan Essentials For The Home Cook.
Whether you follow a raw Vegan diet, love making smoothies or just enjoy all different types of Vegan dishes, then these Vegan Essentials will be sure to make cooking easier. Even if you are not a Vegan but know someone who is then these would make great Vegan Gifts.
Vitamix Professional Grade Blender
For us the Vitamix is a must have Vegan Essential to have. From making smoothies, peanut butter, homemade ice cream and even hot soup. The Vitamix blender does it all and makes your time in the kitchen a big time saver.
A salad spinner is a must have for any Vegan or Vegetarian as it allows you to easily dry your greens. We like the one's with a large bowl being we eat a lot of different types of greens and it can double as a salad bowl.
We were never much into juicing our fruits and veggies being we eat a lot of them but after trying some fresh juice that my sister made we had to have one. One of our favorite juices to make is carrot/apple juice.
Slow Cooker (Crock Pot)
I have been using my slow cooker for as long as I can remember and I love how easy it is to use and makes everything taste great. As a new Vegan, we eat a lot of beans and have found buying dry beans and cooking them in the crock pot is so easy and they taste better than canned beans. We also like to make soups, chili and even lemon/ginger tea in our slow cooker.
Spiral Vegetable Slicer
A spiral slicer is another must have as you can easily turn zucchini and squash into spirals instead of eating noodles. Great for making curly fries and cutting all kinds of vegetables for salads and an array of side dishes.
Another Vegan kitchen staple is a stove top grill pan. We like to make all different kind of black bean veggie burgers and having a grill pan allows for easy cooking. We also like to grill asparagus and other veggies on the stove top.
Good Set Of Knives
Any home cook knows that having a sharp knife in the kitchen makes all the difference. Especially when cutting sweet potatoes and other hard to cut fruits and vegetables. We like a knife that doesn't get dull and can hold up to everyday cooking.
Having a rice cooker makes it easy to cook rice, just set and forget. Some of the rice cookers even double as a steamer, making it great to steam your favorite veggies.
Our food dehydrator is our newest find to our Vegan Essentials. You can easily make dried herbs, trail mix, protein bars and even sprouted bread.
Having a vegetable chopper is another must have as it saves times in the kitchen and allows for easy prep. We like a chopper that minces, cuts, dices, shreds and much more.
These are just some of the few must have Vegan Essentials that we love to use in our kitchen and even travel with a few of them if we will be gone for a month at a time. Even if you are not a Vegan or Vegetarian then these would make great Vegan gift ideas.
We would love to hear your comments on your must have Vegan Essentials for The Home Cook.