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Whether you're a cooking newbie or enthusiast, equipping your vegan kitchen 

with the right tools will make your culinary experience easier, tastier, and a lot more fun, 

These are all items that I personally love using in my kitchen & I know you will too! 💚

💚Every item has earned at least a 4 or 5 carrot rating!

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What I love about this: After years of storing a hodgepodge of mixing spoons & spatulas, crammed inside an old ceramic jar next to my stove, I finally decided to treat myself to a brand new, matched set of great cooking tools. The second I set my eyes on this Le Creuset Utensil Set, I had to have it. I love the mix of modern kitchen technology (silicone spatulas, spoon, and basting brush) combined with the warmth of the natural wood handles. The silicone pieces are detachable, which is perfect for the dishwasher. The crock is beautiful and available in colors that coordinate perfectly with the full line of Le Creuset cookware.

Le Creuset 5-Piece Utensil Set with Crock

Le Creuset 5-Piece Utensil Set with Crock

What I love about this: Great design, easy to grip, super durable, and those colors!

The Original Popco Tongs, Set of 3-7,9,12 inches, Heavy Duty, Stainless Steel Bbq and Kitchen Tongs with Silicone Tips

The Original Popco Tongs, Set of 3-7,9,12 inches, Heavy Duty, Stainless Steel Bbq and Kitchen Tongs with Silicone Tips

What I love about this: Like all OXO products, this little shaker is beautifully designed with the cook in mind. It’s the ideal size for mixing, serving, and storing salad dressings, marinades. It’s easy to clean and I love that I can open and close it with just one hand & it’s pretty darn cute.

OXO Good Grips Little Salad Dressing Shaker

OXO Good Grips Little Salad Dressing Shaker

What I love about this: The petite size is just right for small batches & it’s so easy to use, without a lot of extra parts and pieces to deal with. It’s available in other colors, even pink!

Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus Food Processor

Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus Food Processor

What I love about this: Cooking just became a lot. less complicated & measuring a lot more accurate with this wonderful little food scale. Not only does it work great, it looks great (available in lots of colors) and is priced under $15. Plus, with more than 15,000 positive reviews on Amazon, this scale is worth its weight in gold!

Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale

Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale

What I love about these: I bet there isn’t a kitchen in America that doesn’t have at least one Pyrex measuring cup. The design has changed only slightly over the last several decades, but the quality and brand is still the same we all know and love.

Pyrex Measuring Cups, 3-Piece Set

Pyrex Measuring Cups, 3-Piece Set

What I love about these: Reusable, washable, biodegradable, super absorbent, & so much better than paper towels, plus, look at those adorable prints! There’s even a super cute kitty print for all of us crazy cat people.

Swedish Dishcloths, 100% Natural Cellulose, Eco-Friendly, Set of 4

Swedish Dishcloths, 100% Natural Cellulose, Eco-Friendly, Set of 4

What I love about this: Somebody very clever thought of this design and it works – really, really well. I used to have two citrus squeezers – one for lemons, one for limes. Now I have just this one and I love it. This might be my new favorite kitchen tool in my utensil drawer.

Top Rated Premium Quality Metal Lemon Lime Squeezer

Top Rated Premium Quality Metal Lemon Lime Squeezer

What I love about this: Well, whoever came up with this design is a genius. No more guesswork when rolling out cookie dough or pie crust. Baking just got a whole lot easier!

Adjustable Rolling Pin

Adjustable Rolling Pin

What I love about these: They’re extra thick, well insulated & I like the pockets for my hands. Plus, they’re gingham. Need I say more?

Buffalo Plaid Pot Holders, Set of 2

Buffalo Plaid Pot Holders, Set of 2

What I love about this: If you’re a fan of The Great British Bake Off, like I am, then you are familiar with the fabulous vintage style mixing bowls the contestants use on the show. Originally made by Mason Cash & Co in England, these beloved bowls are now produced in a variety of colors and patterns. I’m in love with their woodland inspired “In The Forest” pattern and just had to have this one. It’s a medium-size bowl, perfect for stirring frosting, smaller batches of cookie dough, or just plain adorable with fruit in it on a counter.

Mason Cash ‘In The Forest‘ Hedgehog Embossed Mixing Bowl

Mason Cash ‘In The Forest‘ Hedgehog Embossed Mixing Bowl

What I love about this: Years ago, I was a tabletop buyer for a department store. I’ve always loved decorative serving ware and love having a variety of small bowls. These caught my eye immediately and are not only colorful & pretty but are the perfect size for individual servings of rice, desserts, dips, yogurt. Plus, they're beautifully made and very durable.

Annovero Rice Bowls, Set of 6

Annovero Rice Bowls, Set of 6

What I love about these: Like many of you, I’m committed to reducing the amount of disposable plastic I use. Living close to the coast, I am constantly picking up plastic debris, like single use bags and drinking straws on the beach. But I also really like using straws with my smoothies and blended drinks. I’ve tried several types of reusable straws, and these are my favorite. They’re very high quality & beautifully finished stainless steel. I love the 4 different options in sizes and really appreciate the removable silicone tips – no chipped teeth.

Stainless Steel Straws Set of 8 with 8 Silicone Tips, 2 Cleaning Brushes and Pouch

Stainless Steel Straws Set of 8 with 8 Silicone Tips, 2 Cleaning Brushes and Pouch

What I love about this: No more paper coffee filters! The morning just got easier and more environmentally friendly!

Stainless Steel Reusable Pour Over Coffee Filter

Stainless Steel Reusable Pour Over Coffee Filter

What I love about this: The key ingredient in many vegan ‘egg’ recipes, Himalayan Black Salt (aka Kala Namak), infuses an eggy flavor to any dish you use it in, like my Eggless Egg Salad and Tofu Scramble. I make sure I always keep some on hand in my spice cabinet

The Spice Lab Himalayan Black Crystal Salt - Kala Namak - 16 Oz

The Spice Lab Himalayan Black Crystal Salt - Kala Namak - 16 Oz

What I love about this: Once again, the genius designers at OXO have created the top rated tool for the task - Potato Mashing! A great tool makes the difference between lumpy or luscious taters.

OXO 26291 Good Grips Stainless Steel Potato Masher with Cushioned Handle, Single,

OXO 26291 Good Grips Stainless Steel Potato Masher with Cushioned Handle, Single,

What I love about this: There is good reason why KItchenAid Stand Mixers have been treasured items in kitchens for generations. With all of the amazing attachments and features, the sky is the limit with what you can create. They’re simply the most useful and versatile appliance EVER! And the prettiest too! Figuring out which gorgeous color to choose is the only tough decision you’ll encounter when buying one!

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer

What I love about these: They’re durable, easy to use, eco-friendly, AND they won’t end up in the ocean! I really appreciate the convenience of having the Tare weights on each bag, it makes it much easier at checkout. My veggies stay fresh & I feel good knowing I’m not harming the environment or sea life. Added benefit: You can use them for a lot more than storing produce!

Premium Reusable Mesh Produce Bags - Set of 9 - Large, Medium & Small

Premium Reusable Mesh Produce Bags - Set of 9 - Large, Medium & Small

What I love about this: You’ve got to trust a company that has been in business for more than 200 years, since the time of Napoleon’s reign in France. This is the same brand that built their reputation on creating bicycles and machinery, and later, autos. I bought my first Peugeot pepper mill more than 35 years ago & still use it every day. That’s a lot of grinds - you do the math. This new one has some really nice added features, including 6 grind options (Extra Fine – Extra Coarse) and it’s much easier to load than my old one. I love the classic shape and smooth satiny chocolate finish. Need a pepper mill? I suggest you get this one.

Peugeot Paris U Select 9” Pepper Mill - Chocolate

Peugeot Paris U Select 9” Pepper Mill - Chocolate

What I love about this: Admittedly, the first thing that captured my attention about this toaster is how great it looks. I love its clean, simple retro-style and eye-catching color (I have the blue one – it’s like a robin’s egg blue). The wide slots accommodate extra-thick slices which means no more digging out a ‘stuck’ bagel. It even has specific settings for bagels and defrost, which makes this “The Toaster with the Most-er”!

2 Slice Toaster with Extra Wide Slots

2 Slice Toaster with Extra Wide Slots

What I love about this: I’ve been a fan of cooking shows for years and have always been impressed by the cooks who have all of their ingredients pre-measured in individual small prep bowls or ‘mies en place’ (meaning “everything in its place”). I love using these little bowls. By having everything prepared and ready to add, it makes cooking easier and a whole lot more organized.

Duralex 12 Piece Bowl, Set of 6

Duralex 12 Piece Bowl, Set of 6

What I love about these: The bar has now been raised with veggie peelers. This 3-piece set is exactly the design and quality you expect from OXO, but they’ve made them even better by including a serrated peeler, a swivel peeler, AND a julienne peeler. Stainless steel and dishwasher safe. The safety covers are such a smart idea. No more cut fingers while searching around in the utensil drawer! And those colors!

OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Peeler Set

OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Peeler Set

What I love about this: My husband John is madly in love with this kitchen tool. He’s one of those people who really does his homework before making a buying decision, so when he went on a search for a mandoline, this is the one that spoke to him. Let me tell you, he’s so crazy about this slicer that he has demonstrated all of its remarkable features to several of our friends, more than once. I joke with him and tell him he could always get a side job doing product demonstrations at trade shows. With its variety of blades and 4 different slice thicknesses, you can count on perfect, precise slices every time! Just ask John.

OXO Good Grips V-Blade Mandoline Slicer

OXO Good Grips V-Blade Mandoline Slicer

What I love about this: What’s there not to love about this classy, classic pie plate? Made in France from all-natural materials, Emile Henry’s pie plates have been the favorite choice of bakers for 170 years! The superior heat diffusion and retention of these beautiful pie plates will help you bake the tastiest and prettiest pies ever!

Emile Henry 9” Modern Classics Pie Dish

Emile Henry 9” Modern Classics Pie Dish

What I love about this: Every home cook needs at least one really good wooden spoon. A wellmade spoon can last for generations. I still use my mom’s big spoon she used to stir soups and sauces. The beauty about wood is it won’t scratch the interior of your enameled pots and pans. This particular spoon is beautifully crafted from olive wood and has an extra-long handle, perfect for those deep pots of soup.

Italian Olive Wood Cooking Spoon, Handcrafted in Europe

Italian Olive Wood Cooking Spoon, Handcrafted in Europe

What I love about this: Everything! Before I bought my Vitamix, I found myself replacing worn-out blenders at least every two years. When I realized how much money I was spending buying new ones, I finally decided to get a Vitamix. Best decision ever. It’s my dream blender. We’ve been together for years now, and it is just as strong and good looking as the day I fell in love with it at the store.

Vitamix Professional Series 750 with 64-Oz. Container

Vitamix Professional Series 750 with 64-Oz. Container

What I love about this: We prepare rice a lot at our house, and I have always loved the convenience of using a rice cooker. It frees up space on the stovetop, and it’s so nice knowing that I can simply “set it and forget it” and in about 30 minutes, we’ll have a perfectly cooked pot of rice. I’m really picky about the kind of cookware I use, and prefer to stay away from aluminum and non-stick pots and pans as much as possible. This rice cooker grabbed my attention with its food grade 304 stainless steel pot. When I ordered mine, I also bought the Simply Stainless Steamer (see below) accessory to go with it.

Aroma Simply Stainless Rice Cooker

Aroma Simply Stainless Rice Cooker

What I love about this: This is your all-purpose, classic quiche dish. I use mine for quiche, fruit tarts, serving crackers and dip…whatever. No kitchen should be without this dish. Period.

BIA Cordon Bleu 1-Quart Round Quiche

BIA Cordon Bleu 1-Quart Round Quiche

What I love about this: I enjoy having pour-over coffee every morning, made with freshly ground beans. I can count on this mill to grind exactly the right amount of beans perfectly, helping me get my day off to a good start with a great cup of coffee!.

Cuisinart Supreme Grind Coffee Mill

Cuisinart Supreme Grind Coffee Mill

What I love about these: If I could, I would replace all the boxes and bags of cooking ingredients in my pantry with glass storage jars. They keep food super fresh, and you know at a glance what is inside. These little jars are the ideal size for storing spices, condiments, and more.

Airtight Spice Jars with Lids, Set of 24

Airtight Spice Jars with Lids, Set of 24

What I love about this: Spike has been my favorite ‘go-to’ all-purpose seasoning since I first tried it on an avocado and sprout sandwich decades ago. It’s a magical combination of 40+ herbs and spices that enhances the flavor of practically any savory dish you add it to. Sandwiches, soups, salad dressings, veggies, tofu, gravies, everything tastes better with a sprinkle of Spike.

Spike Original All Purpose Gourmet Natural Herbal Seasoning, 7 Oz

Spike Original All Purpose Gourmet Natural Herbal Seasoning, 7 Oz

What I love about these: 100% cotton, super quality and ultra-absorbent I’ve washed mine a zillion times and they still look great. And they’re gingham. Hello.

Cotton Buffalo Check Plaid Dish Towels, Set of 3

Cotton Buffalo Check Plaid Dish Towels, Set of 3

What I love about this: Fresh green salads aren’t just for vegans, but boy do we love them! I learned long ago, the best way to keep lettuce crisp is to thoroughly wash and dry it, then store it in an airtight container or bag. When I was a kid, we would rinse our lettuce inside a mesh stainless steel basket and then swing it around, outdoors, in a 360 degree circle - like a fast-pitch softball pitcher. Makes my shoulder hurt just to think about it. Today, it’s so much easier, particularly with this awesome salad spinner. Easy to use and clean, you can even store your freshly washed greens in it.

OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner, Large

OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner, Large

What I love about this: I adore my Peugeot pepper mill, so when I decided to get a Peugeot salt mill, I thought, could I possibly love it as much? Turns out, yes I can and yes I do! I particularly love the 6 coarseness adjustments and how easy it is to refill.

Peugeot Paris U Select 9” Salt Mill - Natural

Peugeot Paris U Select 9” Salt Mill - Natural

What I love about this: Immersion blenders are the all-purpose players of kitchen appliances. While they are amazingly versatile, the problem with some immersion blenders are the shafts are too short to use in deep pots. This one has an extra-long shaft which makes it the perfect hand-held blender for deep or shallow containers. It works great for soups, smoothies, purees, baby food, whipping cream, homemade mayo… it can even grinds nuts!* I particularly love that the shaft is detachable, making it a lot easier to clean, plus, you can add a mini chopper or whisk attachment as well (purchase separately).

All-Clad Stainless Steel Immersion Blender with Detachable Shaft

All-Clad Stainless Steel Immersion Blender with Detachable Shaft

What I love about this: First of all, they’re beautifully crafted in polished stainless steel. Secondly, and equally important, the tablespoon actually fits into every spice jar or tin I have in my cabinet. Plus, there’s 6 different sizes, including a ¾ and 1/8 teaspoon. Hint: Remove spoons from ring before washing in dishwasher.

Spring Chef Heavy-Duty Stainless Measuring Spoons, Set of 6

Spring Chef Heavy-Duty Stainless Measuring Spoons, Set of 6

What I love about this: What a difference the right tool can make! I was really excited when I bought this & decided I would put it to the test, so I gathered a variety of ingredients I’d typically grate using different kitchen utensils. Well, this one tool has officially replaced the others. It creates perfect lemon or lime zest, beautifully shreds ginger, and finely grates nutmeg and hard vegan parmesan. The super sharp, well designed 18/8 stainless blade is made in the USA, is dishwasher safe, and comes with a protective cover. Did I mention it comes in 13 fabulous colors and has more than 1,700 5-star reviews?

Microplane Premium Zester Grater, 18/8 Stainless Steel

Microplane Premium Zester Grater, 18/8 Stainless Steel

What I love about this: Winner, winner, tofu dinner! The secret to preparing a great tofu dish is making sure to first drain the water from the tofu. I’ve tried many different techniques, each which required either too much effort or wasting a lot of paper towels. So, I went on a mission to find a great but super simple tofu press and voila! I found the EZ Tofu Press. I’ve had mine for years and it still looks and works like it did when it was new. It’s easy, quick, dishwasher safe, and made in the USA. Bet you’ll love tofu even more now!

EZ Tofu Press

EZ Tofu Press

What I love about this: You can instantly transform a tabletop or kitchen counter into a perfect surface for rolling pastry. With templates for every size pie plate, you can create a precision pie crust every time!

Non-Slip Pastry Rolling Mat

Non-Slip Pastry Rolling Mat

What I love about this: When I create soups, stews, or chili, I always make really big batches, so I need a really big pot to handle all the ingredients without boiling over or burning on the bottom. One of the reasons I’m such a fan of cast iron cookware is the even heat distribution. Unlike thinner metal cookware, cast iron doesn’t get “hotspots” that scorch easily. Recently, I decided to invest in a new cast iron Dutch oven. I looked at several brands and checked out the reviews. This one consistently ranks at the top, right next to its very similar, but much pricier French competitor.

Cuisinart Chef's Classic Enameled Cast Iron 7-Quart Covered Casserole

Cuisinart Chef's Classic Enameled Cast Iron 7-Quart Covered Casserole

What I love about these: Every cook needs a good set of stainless mixing bowls. I love the size and shape of these. They’re deep enough that whisked batter or cream won’t splatter & you can nest two to melt chocolate as a double boiler on the stovetop. The tight-fitting lids help make food storage a lot easier.

Cuisinart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls with Lids, Set of 3

Cuisinart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls with Lids, Set of 3

What I love about this: A must-have accessory to go with your rice cooker, I love the convenience of preparing veggies and rice all in one pot.

Aroma Housewares 6-Cup Simply Stainless Steamer

Aroma Housewares 6-Cup Simply Stainless Steamer

What I love about this: Here’s the scoop: I’m not a perfectionist, but sometimes, I want my cookies to be uniform in size. I love the size of this scoop, at 1.5 Tbsp, it’s ideal for not only cookies, but also for meatballs, fruit, sorbet. The soft grip handle is a definite plus & it’s dishwasher safe.

KitchenAid Gourmet Stainless Steel Cookie Dough Scoop

KitchenAid Gourmet Stainless Steel Cookie Dough Scoop

What I love about this: Part of the secret to a perfect cup of coffee is making sure the water is exactly the right temperature. With a built-in thermometer and beautifully designed spout, this little teakettle lets me know when to “tip it over and pour it out!”.

Fellow Stagg Pour Over Kettle

Fellow Stagg Pour Over Kettle

What I love about this: A kitchen counter or open shelf lined with clear jars full of grains, nuts, and dried fruits inspires me to cook! I love the classic shape of this big jar. Large enough to store an entire batch of homemade oatmeal cookies, or even your smaller kitchen tools!

Anchor Hocking Montana Glass Jar with Fresh Sealed Lid, Brushed Metal, 2.5 Gallon

Anchor Hocking Montana Glass Jar with Fresh Sealed Lid, Brushed Metal, 2.5 Gallon

What I love about this: The perfect replacement for plastic straws, I can't think of a more earth-friendly way to enjoy sipping! They're even dishwasher-safe!

Bamboo Drinking Straws Reusable and Eco-Friendly (10 pcs w/Brush)

Bamboo Drinking Straws Reusable and Eco-Friendly (10 pcs w/Brush)

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