Sure, you can peel the skin off of your sweet potatoes with a cheap, dull potato peeler, but do you really want to? If you answered yes, leave now. You’re insane. But really, Amber, I’ll be spending enough dough on food, and now you want me to dish out for some appliances? Um. Yes. And No. I don’t expect you to revamp your kitchen, but if you find yourself shortly using a certain tool over and over and over and over and over again, and pulling it out of the dishwasher when it’s still dirty because you need to use it yet again, it had better be doing a jam up job.
When it comes to peeling, I like my tools fast, light on their feet, and very giving meaning, it doesn’t take too much meat when it leaves. I found this. I found it big time. My parents had a peeler just like this at their house and I fell in absolute head over heels love one afternoon as I peeled a 5 pound bag of potatoes like a boss! This thing glides like butter, even over a sweet potato, and that’s saying something! The julienne tool is great for manually making some zucchini noddles (zoodles) and….that’s all I’ve really used it for to be honest, BUT I use the peeler every single day!
Now, If I go into how obsessed I am with my skillet, you might leave this blog, slamming the door on your way out, but I’m brave enough to go ahead and say, “Dang, this thing rocks my world. It does. It really does. My old skillet was losing teflon-yah, truth. Everyone’s eventually does, really, and it ends up in our meals, and it doesn’t discriminate! It even shows up in the healthiest of meals. I had enough, I hated my skillet and so I headed to the internet to find some killer reviews, in which I found….a lot of mixed feelings in the culinary world. Womp womp. I was hoping there was this amazing skillet that EVERY chef used that had glowing recommendations but I found nada. I ran into this skillet at WalMart a few weeks ago and thought it was too good to be true. Is this really adorable and useful at the same time, AND from Wal-Mart? You can bet your pretty little head that it’s found its rightful home in life-hanging above my stove. It’s just so perfect. You all deserve one. It’s big enough for me to take care of a few different meal parts all at once, or cook for Hattie and I. It is my number one “go-to” for every single thing that needs to be cooked over the stove. Except gumbo. “Gumbo for one please?” If you were contemplating a new skillet you should really consider this one. It’s perfect. They seem to run low often in the store, but they’re always available here online, so hurry hurry, and get you one! Plus, ordering online get you 4% cashback through Ebates AND if you choose “pick up in store” option, it will ship for free to your local store, or they may have it in stock and you just pick it up in the store! (this wouldn’t get you the Ebates cashback though, so it’s better to buy online and pick up in store anyway!)
Next up is a good kuh-nife. Do you ever grunt at an extreme decibel while hacking back and forth and back and forth across a chicken tendon. Total bull****. I’m trying to make a healthy meal here, and then my dull knife went and turned it into a Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and I’m left with high blood pressure and both of my kids are awake due to my gunting/and or the perturbing sound that the knife made as it made contact with the cutting board 257,000 times. Say goodbye to those days guys, it’s time for some good knives-throw out all of the old ones, and stick with ONE good set. You’ll be cutting a lot of meat over the next month and even more veggies, so make it worth your while. My bestie, Katie has this set and I love grabbing them when I go over to cook with her. So efficient! And such a good price for such a large set!
If you want to really go bananas, treat yourself to this bad boy. The Pioneer Woman recommended it, so I have it. And I love it. End of story, it’s just amazing. It cuts anything and everything for me. Pineapple, cinnamon rolls, you name it. You just have to be sure to sharpen it or have it sharpened regularly!
Lastly for today, a food processor. If you don’t have one, invest in one. It shreds, slices, and mixes like nothing else, and you need a lot of help with ALL of that over your Whole30. It slices sweet potatoes in 5 seconds flat, mixes mayo without any failed attempts, shreds carrots, or even zucchini, it’s just thoroughly worth it. Even the cheap ones are good, I have this one and I wouldn’t trade her!
Now go budget out some money for groceries, and appliances, and knives, and skillets, and then yell at me later. Or hug me, I think you might hug me, because all of these puppies are tried and true, I think you’ll like em’ too.