Here is a list of the essential kitchen tools we recommend to make our healthy recipes.  Use what you have to make do.  Invest as you move forward.

1. Vitamix or Blentec Blender

  • Available at Costco in stores from time to time or available on Costco online
  • You can buy a used one if you want to save some money
  • Cost: ~ $400 –  worth every penny!

2. High quality wok

  • We use a hard anodized 12 inch wok from Le Creuset
  • It distributes heat more evenly allowing to cook at lower heat
  • Excellent non-stick surface that is molecular bonded to the metal
  • 10X stronger than teflon
  • Avoid teflon coated pans due to potential cancer causing effects
  • Much lighter than cast iron, although cast iron is still great to cook with, its just very heavy

3. Steamer Pot

  • Steaming is better than boiling
  • Allows food to be cooked at a lower temperature
  • Prevents nutrient loss, compared to boiling
  • 3 quart steamer with a lid from any company is fine

4. High Quality Skillet

  • We use a 12 inch skillet from Le Creuset
  • It distributes heat more evenly allowing to cook at lower heat
  • Excellent non-stick surface that is molecular bonded to the metal
  • 10X stronger than teflon
  • Avoid teflon coated pans due to potential cancer causing effects
  • Much lighter than cast iron, although cast iron is still great to cook with, its just very heavy

5. Garlic Press

  • This will save a lot of time when prepping garlic
  • Will prevent your fingers from smelling like garlic all day!

6. Juicer

  • A good juicer is worth the money you spend
  • I don’t recommend blowing the bank, start off with one that is simple to use and clean
  • I like the Breville juicers since they are not too expensive and easy to clean

7. Salad Spinner

  • A salad spinner will help you remove the excess water from your leafy greens
  • We use one from Oxo

8. Lemon Press

  • This will help you juice a lemon or lime very easily

9. Measuring cups and spoons

10. Good set of knives

  • nothing super fancy, but you want knives that work well
  • we use knives from JA Henkels and Chicago cutlery

11. Large and Medium Stock Pot

  • We use stainless steel stock pots from Calphalon

12. Wooden Chopping Board

13, Wooden Cooking Spoons and Potato Masher

  • Wooden Cooking Spoons do not scratch cookware

14. Fine Grater

  • To grate ginger or green chilies

15. Pepper Mill/Grinder