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Kitchen Gear We Love

  1.  Our New Cookbook: Be a Plant-Based Woman Warrior, Live Fierce, Stay Bold, Eat Delicious. This is a tip of the hat to my mom’s massive amount of energy, joy and can do! Due to her tenacity, her plant-based Women Warrior way are 3 generations deep! CLICK HERE to preorder, then fill out THIS FORM to receive a bonus recipe and cook-a-long video!
  2. CUVA t-shirt! Thank you for ordering this shirt, you powerful, smart dragon-slayer, you! You obviously know what CUVA means and you choose to wear it proudly! Love you! And get one for your aunt for the holidays. Here is the link again.
  3. Plants Only Shop – This unique online shop is full of handcrafted kitchen tools, clothing, jewelry, stoneware and so much more! Each product is branded, etched or printed with the “Plants Only” name to inspire, encourage and spread the word about the incredible health benefits and healing powers of a plant-based lifestyle.
  4. Burlap & Barrel Single Organ Spices. These mind-blowing, spices serve up flavor and confidence (in your cooking) in equal measure. Our favorites are: Royal Cinnamon, Wild Mountain Ginger, Buffalo Ginger, Sun Friend Tomato Powder, and Smoked Pimenton Paprika. We are tempted to list all their spices and blends but this is a good start.
  5. Hello Tushy Toilet Paper, Bidets, and other potty needs! Eating plant-based is a ‘moving experience’—like multiple times a day! Hello Tushy has our back sides covered and clean for all that plant-based eating throws our way—below the belt. 
  6. Air Popcorn Maker– We love having these when only a popcorn fix will do. I have had the same air popper since college!
  7. Tovolo Mini Scoop and Spreader -OH, do we LOVE this little rubber spatula and or spreader!? It is exactly what we have needed for years.
  8. Citrus Reamer – My mom prefers this tool for lemons, limes and all things citrus that need to be juiced. I prefer #9!
  9. Lemon Press – This gets SO much action at my house. The acid from all the lemons and limes I juice has removed the paint from the press! 
  10. Mandolin Slicer-This ups our game big time! Our tomatoes slice up so professional looking! This tool is essential for when you feel the need to appear chefy-chefy!
  11. Aerated Pan – This pan bakes it crispy on top and below! Our favorite for making pita chips.
  12. Zester/ MicroplaneThis tool adds ZEST, LIFE, VIM, and VIGOR to your food. It is magic. There are many inspiring colors to choose from, too!
  13. Yonanas Machine This is soft serve. We do not know how they figured this out, but this machine makes soft serve ice cream from frozen bananas only. Add your favorite fixin’s and toppings or add other frozen fruit in with the frozen bananas. Try this machine. You will never look back. Also try the code: JANE20 for 20% off plus free shipping at checkout  at check out.
  14. Parchment Paper – This may sound dull, but do not underestimate this stuff. It saves you 1000’s of calories as it replaces greasing a pan; it saves you 1000’s of hours in clean up, and your food still browns. I love it when our kids whip out the parchment paper when they are cooking! A good habit in action.
  15. Wooden Handle Potato Masher – This mini arm workout feels best with a wooden handle. It doesn’t slip as much in my opinion.  Boil potatoes, mash potatoes, eat potatoes, check out your triceps.
  16. Apple Slicer – This moves apples and pears through your home. Place it next to the fruit bowl and watch the games begin.
  17. Melon Baller Our favorite appetizer, Smoky Little Devils, demands an awesome melon baller in order to scoop out the wee B-sized potatoes. This baller is up for the task!
  18. Pastry KnifeThis tool makes kitchen clean up a whiz after pizza night, chili night, biscuits cutting, or anytime your teens have invaded the kitchen. My husband loves this tool – puts him in a good mood!
  19. Immersion BlenderThis is a magic wand. Such a helping hand. It thickens, grinds, blends and makes whatever is in the pot more flavorful…while only adding one item that needs cleaning.
  20. Ginger /Garlic Grinding Plate and BrushGrind up these flavor boosting, immune boosting ingredients with ease.  My mom uses this every night when she makes salad dressing. I can smell it just thinking about it- Yum!
  21. Commercial Grade French Fry Cutter– My father gifted a french fry cutter to each of us one holiday. What love! Now we all have these devices mounted in our homes – some in dangerous places.
  22. Panini Grill we love! My mom loves anything crispy. This machine is a champ at making almost anything have a crispy exterior – while also being a non-stick surface. The other day I found the kids making waffles using this….needless to say it was a mess!
  23. Wonder Bag – My sister-in-law gave my mom and me a Wonderbag over the holiday and we love it. Thank you, Anne! The Wonderbag cooks with no fuel, saves energy, and keeps food warm without the risk of burning it. We used to burn everything! Click here for a Wonderbag.
  24. Cuisinart Waffle Maker– is my mom’s favorite. The waffles don’t stick – as long as you WAIT until they are done – which is so hard to do!
  25. Tupperware Food Processor Chopnprep Chef – makes you feel like you are starting a little lawn mower, mini arm workout and all. And this processes your food beautifully, just like a little lawn mower would.
  26. Non-stick Muffin Tins. These are the answer to muffins that do not stick. Sometimes we don’t feel the need to even clean the tin after baking!
  27. Vitamix blenders- We use the vitamin power to do expected and unexpected things: make hummus, blend pesto, grind oats into flour, or heat up a corn chowder. Yup, check this thing out, it is as multifaceted as you are.
  28. Mini Cuisinart Prep Plus- This mixer sounds like a wee thing, but it can make all the difference in our sauces and toppings, especially when the volume is smaller
  29. Ebelskiver Pan – these adorable little pancake puffs are irresistible. We love the sweet and savory versions from our cookbook.
  30. Pizza cutter- we love this for slicing anything flat – quesadillas (with no cheese!), pizzas (with no cheese), and home-made crackers. It works beautifully as a dividing tool mid- bake!
  31. Rapid Slicer– Ann loves how this slices cherry tomatoes in a satisfying flash…and not her fingers!

Books

Be a Plant-Based Woman Warrior: Live Fierce, Stay Bold, Eat Delicious
Jane Esselstyn and Ann Esselstyn
Plant Strong
Rip Esselstyn
The Engine 2 Cookbook
Rip Esselstyn & Jane Esselstyn
The Engine Two Diet
Rip Esselstyn
The Prevent & Reverse
Heart Disease Cookbook

Ann Crile Esselstyn & Jane Esselstyn
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. M.D.
How Not to Die
Michael Greger, M.D.
The China Study
T. Colin Campbell
Whole
T. Colin Campbell
Dr. Neal Barnard's Program
for Reversing Diabetes

Neal D. Barnard, MD
21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart
Neal D. Barnard, MD
The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet
Rip Esselstyn
The Microbiome Solution by Robynne Chutkan, MD
The Starch Solution
John A. McDougall, MD
The Happy Herbivore
Lindsay S. Nixon