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21 Things To Help You Get Out Of A Food Rut
Because "What's for dinner?" shouldn't be such a hard question.
1.A subscription to Hello Fresh that'll basically be like a cooking class you can do at home. Sign up for a plan that fits your diet (including vegetarian and family plans), and you'll get allllllll the ingredients you need to prep each meal! WHILE learning how to cook!
2.A dumpling maker for living out your Crazy Rich Asians fantasies with far less effort. Although if Nick Young wants to come over and teach me how to do it by hand, that's fine too.
3.A cast iron grill pan so you can enjoy perfectly charred flavor year-round, from veggie sides to barbecued meat to grilled fruit on top of salads and desserts.
4.A handy non-stick prep mat to help you (and any kiddos) measure out and whip up a pizza perfetta. And you can stick it in the dishwasher to make clean-up a breeze — no one wants to scrub down the whole countertop after a pie or two.
5.The Flavor Bible, a cookbook and guide to creating mouth-watering combinations of ingredients, textures, and temperatures for all skill levels as you develop confidence in the kitchen. It has over 1,000 five-star reviews alone, btw!
6.A spice *drawer* organizer to turn your messiest part of the kitchen into a clear, easy-to-read assortment of jars and labels. Now you'll actually use everything from cumin to coriander to curry powder — no more stumbling upon them years later thinking "are these expired?"
7.A sushi-making kit that'll start you on a ~roll~ when it comes to trying new recipes.
8.Hot to Cook Everything, which has over 2,000 delicious and sworn-by recipes so you can flip to a random page and decide what's for dinner *that* way, instead of making your go-to for the thousandth time.
9.A countertop Aerogarden so you can grow all the herbs you want (no backyard required). And thanks to the LED grow lights, plus a watering-reminding system, no green thumb required either.
10.An immersion blender for rich and velvety soups, purees, homemade peanut butter and more — *without* dirtying a whole nother machine — just plop this baby right into your pot and blend, blend, blend.
11.A handy-dandy aluminum baking tray (or two), so you can try all 18,000 of those sheet pan dinner recipes you've seen with minimal effort. All you need is a protein + veggies + salt + oil + any seasonings you want. That is IT.
12.Four-blade herb scissors so you can snip fresh herbs *right over* the pot or pan (or even right over your plate as a final garnish) — no pulling out a cutting board, giant chef's knife, and wasting 25 minutes on the perfect tiny mince.
15.A set of shredding claws with handles so you can transform a store-bought rotisserie chicken into a HUGE variety of meals with ease — and without burning your fingers or getting them greasy.
16.An emulsifying bottle with a build-in blender ball for flavorful homemade salad dressings, marinades, and sauces you'll want to drizzle on everything.
17.A beautifully informative print, which'll identify and describe herbs and spices so you can kick your food up a notch when it comes to flavor.
18.A customizable set of lunch containers, because your everyday PB&J plus yogurt is taking the phrase "sad desk lunch" to the extreme. Now you can customize crunchy snacks, leftover dinners, veggies & dips, and skip that 3 p.m. hangry email.
19.A stuffed patty mold that'll help you whip up a Jucy Lucy in the comfort of your own home — (you won't even have to wear pants).
20.A handheld spiralizer to make eating your veggies a bit more fun. Curly carrot salads (no tired lettuce here), cold sesame noodles with cucumber ribbons, pesto zoodle work lunches... getting your five a day in has never been so easy.
21.A set of silicone egg-poaching cups so you can upgrade all your previously-boring dishes (like pasta, leftover fried rice, avo toast, and even salads!) with a deliciuosly runny yolk... with almost zero effort.
Time to switch things up in the kitchen!
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