You already have most of the basic kitchen tools you will need to navigate a grain-free lifestyle. Here are a few utensils, equipment and products that can be helpful in preparing grain-free recipes:
- Powerful Blender.It helps to have a blender with a motor that is powerful enough not to stall when we make our Wheat Belly Detox Shakes that include ingredients such as a coarsely chopped potato or a green banana. A Vitamix handles these ingredients easily. I also tried using a less powerful NutriBullet and it handled the job without problems. If you are uncertain about the power of your blender, start by chopping your ingredients to a finer size, then see if your device handles the job. If it does, you can try increasingly
larger pieces. If it doesn’t, then you might consider purchasing a blender with more muscle
- Parchment Paper.Grain-free baking is made easier with a supply of parchment paper for baking pizzas and other dishes. You can eliminate non-stick sprays and It makes clean up much simpler. It is also much better for the environment than tin foil!
- Spiral-cutting Device. This device is used to create grain-free noodles. While formerly found only in specialty cooking stores, they are now widely available and can be found in many mainstream department stores. These devices are priceless for quickly and effortlessly creating noodles in a variety of shapes, such as spaghetti or fettuccine. The Spirelli Spiral Slicer, a spiralizer, Veggetti, Benriner Spiral Cutter, and Sur La Table Vegetable and Fruit Spiral Slicer are among the most popular.
- While a food processor works great to grind nuts and other foods, I find that cleanup is a hassle, especially if it’s used with any frequency or for small jobs, such as grinding a handful of nuts.
To reduce the cleanup time, I often use a food chopper. KitchenAid sells one for around $35, among others. Even a coffee grinder can get the job done with less time needed for cleanup. To reduce the cleanup time, I often use a food chopper. KitchenAid sells one for around $35, among others. Even a coffee grinder can get the job done with less time needed for cleanup.
- Slow Cooker (Crock-Pot).Using this appliance allows me to make almost any recipe with minimal time and effort. Many of us only think of using a slow cooker to prepare heavier foods which are usually eaten in the cooler months. Use it all year round, even during the warmer seasons. I create delicious grain-free meals without having to spend time standing over the stove or heating up the kitchen by using the oven. With our busy lifestyles, we don’t always have the time or energy to cook a meal in the evening. Just think about it; there’s nothing like coming home after a long day to the aroma of a delicious, hot meal waiting for you. Using a slow cooker is a great alternative to grabbing carryout. You will know that your meal is safe from grains because you prepared it!
Having the right tools makes every task easier!
Yours in grainless health,
Dr. William Davis
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