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  • RECOMMENDED KITCHEN TOOLS FOR NOURISH

    Knife

    Cutting Board

    You will use a chef’s knife for 90% of your prepping needs, so buy the nicest one you can afford and then take care of it. If you’re going to invest in a high-end knife, try going into a store and seeing how the handle and weight feel best in your hand. My brand of choice is Global.

    A good grippy cutting board will protect your fingers during all your prep work. I love plastic boards because they can be placed in the dishwasher for full disinfecting.

    This list might seem like a lot, but if you continue to use all of your new cooking skills, every item will be a worthy investment and help you build towards a functional kitchen.

    E S S E N T I A L S

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    B U D G E TOXO Good Grips 8” Chef Knife $ 2 0

    I F YO U WA N T P L A S T I C$ 1 5

    I F YO U WA N T B A M B O O$ 3 5

    M I D -R A N G EKyocera Ceramic 7” Chef’s Knife $ 4 0

    L U X U R YGlobal 8” / 20 cm chef’s knife $ 9 0

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    Prep Bowls

    Non-Stick Frying Pan

    C L A S S I C S TAC K A B L E G L A S S B O W L SEvery kitchen I’ve been in never has enough prep bowls. These are stackable and will be perfect for organizing all the ingredients you’ll soon be prepping. $ 1 5

    Every household needs a non-stick pan for breakfast duty. Eggs and pancakes are best made on a non-stick surface. Just be careful to use non-abrasive tools on this delicate surface. These do need to be replaced every few years, so no need to purchase a really nice one. $ 5 0

    C O L L A P S I B L E B O W L S G R E AT F O R S M A L L S PAC E SWe own two sets of these because they’re so convenient for any space. Plus they come with lids, so you can pre-prep, seal, and have your ingredients ready to go. $ 1 5

    Salad SpinnerA salad spinner does more than dry lettuce. It’s also a big prep bowl and colander in one!

    OXO$ 3 0

    C U L I N A B R A N D$ 3 0

    Skillet

    Gosh, what will you not use this pan for? This workhorse will last you a lifetime, retains heat incredibly well, and can go from stovetop to oven. Do everything from searing and roasting meats, scrambling your eggs, sautéing vegetables, to baking frittatas in it. $ 1 5

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    Stockpot / Large SaucepanEvery kitchen just needs a big pot to boil pasta in, and a simple, budget pot will do. More expensive pots usually are better material, which are good for braises and soups.

    B U D G E TCooks Standard 6 Qt Stockpot $ 3 0

    Dutch OvenThese sturdy pots will keep your soups warm and can even bake bread. They retain heat well, which means food gets cooked quicker, saving you energy and time. It’s also oven-safe, so great for braising meats. I have two other sizes, but I use my 5 quart 90% of the time. Clearly the Le Creusets are coveted, but if you’re on a budget, save it for a really nice holiday wishlist.

    B U D G E TLodge 5 Qt $ 3 5

    M I D -R A N G ELodge Enamel 6 Qt $ 7 0

    M I D -R A N G ELodge Enamel 6 Qt $ 7 5

    H I G H - E N DLe Creuset Enameled 5.5 Qt $ 2 8 0

    H I G H - E N DAll Clad 6 Qt Stockpot $ 2 8 0

    Strainer

    Measuring Spoons

    These small and lightweight strainers are good to have around to dry veggies, fruit and even seafood. $ 1 3

    Likely you already own these, but I love this set because they’re narrow enough to fit into your spice jars. Plus, they’re magnetic, so they keep glued together in your drawer. $ 1 5

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    Measuring Cups

    While I try not to measure too many things, measuring cups do come in handy for sauces and marinades (and of course if you’re a baker, you’ll definitely be using these). $ 1 0

    Liquid Measuring Cup

    Clearly, you can use these for measuring, but make sauces right in these sturdy glass cups and pour it into whatever you’re cooking up. $ 2 0

    Peeler

    I have been in too many homes where the peelers just sucked. Get yourself a good sharp peeler to remove the peels of vegetables of course, but you can also use it for shaving off cheese too! $ 9

    Wooden Spoons

    I love my wooden spoons and use them everyday. They’re not abrasive on your cooking surfaces and they’ll last forever. Just don’t put them in the dishwasher. $ 5

    Sheet Pans

    These pans can get a lot of action – roasting vegetables, baking meats, toasting nuts, and of course baking cookies are just a few things you can do on them. $ 1 5

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    Can Opener

    Again, I’ve been in a lot of homes without a good can opener. This one is sharp and will wrangle any can open. $ 1 4

    Tongs

    I’m not quite strong or coordinated enough to flip and toss ingredients just by shaking a pan. Tongs therefore come in very handy when I need to move ingredients around. $ 1 2

    Kitchen Towels

    If you cook regularly, you can never have enough kitchen towels. FACT. $ 1 8

    N I C E -TO - H AV E S

    WokUse a skillet until you’re ready to get a wok, but this is the lightweight non-stick one we use. If you want something more substantial, opt for the cast iron version.

    L I G H T W E I G H T$ 3 0

    H E AV Y- D U T Y$ 5 0

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    Saute Pan

    The high walls of this pan make it great for sautéing anything (hence the name). I especially love it for tossing pastas together. $ 5 0

    Cutting Mats

    In addition to our more sturdy cutting boards, we also have a set of these, which are perfect for prepping poultry. $ 1 3

    Meat Thermometer

    For those who want to be sure that their chicken is completely cooked through, this is a handy tool to keep on hand. $ 2 0

    Vinaigrette Container

    An empty condiment jar will certainly work, but this one just looks so much nicer. $ 1 5

    Pan Scrapers

    I was introduced to these by a student of mine and use them all the time to scrape up bits from pots and pans. It makes cleaning so much easier! $ 5

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  • Paring KnifeFor smaller more delicate jobs, this paring knife is all you need. Since you’ll be using this less, we think picking up a budget version is just fine.

    B U D G E TOXO 4 inch $ 1 5

    H I G H - E N DGlobal 3.5 inch $ 5 0

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    Citrus Squeezer

    You can always use a fork to make sure you get all the juice out of your citrus, but if you like gadgets, this one is great (and colorful!). $ 2 0

    Tenderizer

    You can always use a rolling pin or something heavy to pound out meats. $ 1 5

    Spatula

    These have a slightly better edge than wooden spoons for easy maneuvering of ingredients and also to make sure you scrape up every last bit! $ 1 2

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  • Produce

    Items You Might Already Have

    I N G R E D I E N T S

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    Apple

    Brown sugar

    Lemons

    Maple syrup

    Avocados

    Chicken stock

    Limes

    Salsa

    Broccoli

    Cooking oil

    Onions

    Salt and pepper

    Carrots

    Corn starch

    Parsley

    Soy sauce

    Celery

    Dijon mustard

    Potatoes, new or baby

    Vinegar, balsamic

    Cilantro

    Dried herbs

    Salad greens

    Vinegar, red wine

    Tomatoes, roma

    Garlic cloves

    Hot sauce

    Shallots

    Kale

    Jam

    Tomatoes, cherry

  • Dairy

    Grains, Nuts, and Bakery

    Meats

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    Butter

    Almonds, sliced

    Chicken breast

    Cheese, Mexican–grated

    Rice

    Salmon fillets

    Cheese, parmesan

    Spaghetti

    Shrimp

    Eggs

    Tortillas

    Cheese, goat/feta

    Milk