I don’t know about you but the kitchen is one of my favorite rooms in my house. Here are a few of my kitchen MUST HAVES. I use each one of these items just about everyday. Although some of them are a bit of an investment, they are worth every penny!
KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer – 3.5 Quart
This is the exact one we have (the color is Ice Blue). I love to use mine for baking cookies, breads and muffins. Did you know that KitchenAid sells a number of attachments. These attachments including: spiralizer, pasta roller, meat grinder and lots of other options.
You can find this KitchenAid Mixer at Costco, Target, Walmart or Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Ninja Mega Kitchen System
We LOVE our Ninja. This product is a blender and a food processor, and comes with two personal size cups. Using this, I can make a protein shake in seconds 🙂
You can find the Ninja at Costco, Target, Walmart or Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Glass Nesting Bowl 10-Piece Set
This glass bowl set is amazing. First of all, it’s 10 bowls in all different sizes that all fit together. I use this set to bake and store items in the refrigerator. You can also use this set as serving bowls. Does it get much better than this? These bowl are from Crate & Barrel. I am sure that other companies have similar products.
Calphalon Contemporary, Non-Stick 2-Piece Fry Pan Set with Lids
I love this set. It is a bit of an investment but worth it. These pans are super durable and come with lids. Ah! Let me tell you how using the lids eliminates clean-up time 🙂
These can be found at Crate & Barrel, Amazon or Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Cutco Homemaker + 8 Set with Block w/ Petite Chef
I will start by saying these knives are AMAZING. Then I will tell you they are expensive, BUT, you will never need to buy knives again. Cutco will sharpen your knives so they stay good as new!
These can be found at Cutco.com or sold by individual sales reps! Also, Jeremie and I saw them on sale at Costco once – so be on the lookout 🙂
My husband, Jeremie, has been listening to Podcasts for a few years now. In the last year I’ve come across a number of Podcasts that I really enjoy. Here are a few of my favorites:
1. Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson
Each week, Stephanie has a girlfriend over, and they talk through the biggest questions we have about our lives as women. They talk about friendships, and faith, and relationships, and self-confidence, about our calling in life and how to live every bit of our lives to the absolute full. Stephanie says “I am convinced that life is better, and easier, and absolutely more fun when we navigate it together as girlfriends, and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing each week in the podcast.”
2. The Model Health Show with Shawn Stevenson
Shawn has the number one podcast in health and fitness. I’ve really enjoyed listening to his interviews with fellow entrepreneurs. Shawn’s mission is to help you become the strongest, healthiest, happiest version of yourself. Shawn says “I believe that we all are AMAZING people being exactly the way we are right now. But I also believe that there is a “greater” version of us that can be accessed through the right nutrition, exercise, and transformational mindset.”
3. The Ed Mylett Show
Ed Mylett is an American entrepreneur and peak performance expert. Ed is the Agency Chairman at World Financial Group. He is also the Founder of ED MYLETT SHOW, a management consulting firm based Laguna Beach, California. Ed is the fastest-growing business personality in the history of social media. If you are looking to expand your vision and push yourself to reach greatness you will really enjoy Ed’s show!
4. School of Greatness Podcast with Lewis Howes
“Since its launch in January 2013, the School of Greatness podcast has grown rapidly to be one of the top-ranked Business and Self-Development podcasts on iTunes. Episodes range from interviews with incredible world-class game changers in entrepreneurship, health, athletics, mindset, and relationships, to solo rounds with the host, Lewis Howes, and the once a week listener-favorite, the 5 Minute Friday format.
Past guests on the show have included powerhouses like Tony Robbins, Alanis Morissette, Scooter Braun, Julianne Hough, Jack Canfield, Arianna Huffington, and so many more.”
What is your favorite Podcast? Comment Below 🙂
1 Cup Mushrooms
1/3 Cup Corn
2 Chicken Breasts
2 Tbsp Avocado Oil
2 Cups Whole Wheat Pasta
1 Jar of your favorite tomato sauce (look for something with minimal ingredients and low sodium)
1. Bake Chicken on 350 for 25-30 Minutes.
2. Wash + Specialize Zucchini, add into sauce pan.
3. Wash + Chop Mushrooms, add into sauce pan.
4. Add corn into sauce pan.
5. Saute all vegetables with avocado oil for 5 minutes on MEDIUM.
6. Slice chicken into pieces and add into sauce pan with vegetables.
7. Add jar of tomato sauce – warm on LOW for 5-7 minutes.
8. Cook Pasta – as directions on package.
9. Add cooked pasta in with chicken and vegetables.
2 chicken breasts (I typically butterfly the chicken into cutlets first and then cut it into smaller nugget- sized pieces. If you prefer, you can cut the chicken straight into pieces).
1 packet of taco seasoning
1/4 cup water
- Add chicken to a skillet on medium/high. (Our stove has numbers and I typically cook this between 7 and 8.)
- Cook the chicken on high for 5 minutes. Next, add 2 tbsp water into the skillet.
- Stir in taco seasoning. Then, add 2 tbsp water into the skillet.
- Chicken is fully-cooked when a meat thermometer registers at 165°.
Toppings to add to your salad: diced tomatoes, avocado, light cheese, and dressing of choice. I typically use Primal Kitchen Ranch.