Kitchen Essentials

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  1. my_girl

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    Im starting plan on sunday from home and am wondering what kitchen essentials you use that have been a great help? x
     
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  3. Circes

    Circes Strutting her stuff

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    Do you mean kitchen tools or ingredients?
     
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    Scales and a measuring jug (for your HExs :D)

    measuring spoons

    Also useful:

    A decent non-stick frying pan (or the pan liner you can get from various pound shops)

    A handblender (for soups)

    A shredding blade for your food processor (for coleslaw)
     
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    In addition to wenchie's list, some really good quality sharp knives and something with which to keep them sharp.
     
  6. BritMumInCanada

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    a set of good knives

    good quality digital weighing scales

    measuring cups/spoons

    hand blender

    good quality non stick pans

    grill pan

    freezer/fridge containers (handy for storing soups/leftovers etc)
     
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    A husband who can cook because i cant lol
     
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    SpaceAngel I ate my willpower!

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    Frylight
    Extra light mayo
    Seasonings like cajun, steakhouse pepper
     
  9. -Tally-

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    A slow cooker!
     
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    It isn't an essential but it makes Slimming World chips look lovely and is cheap from eBay - a crinkle chip cutter :)
     
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    I always use an apple corer and a reamer for juicing lemon and limes ... as well as everything else that has been mentioned x
     
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    My new kitchen gadget which I adore is a potato ricer. Makes mashed potato really light and fluffy.

    I also saw a buger shaper on here the other day so that's my next purchase.

    Cupboard essentials
    Chicken Stock
    Chicken Bovril
    Alpen light bars
    Herbs & spices
    Tinned tomatoes
    Mushrooms
    Onions

    I also buy some of the schwartz or colmans packets like chicken chasseur mix or chicken casserole so if I'm ever stuck for a family meal I can just knock something together

    Freezer essentials
    Frozen veg
    Stew packs
    Chicken pieces
    Extra lean mince
    Peppers
     
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    Lol just realised I put buger!!!! I'm sorry pmsl, I meant burger!!!
     
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    scales, measuring spoons, jugs, a good non stick frying pan, also get some frylight and make sure you have a good aray of herbs and spices, sharp knives basic kitchen stuff and if you go to class I would recommend picking up the recipe books to start you off as there good :D
     
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    Thanks guys, heading into town today so will write a list!! x
     
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    Remember that spices don't keep for ever and don't buy more than you are going to use. It is easy to get carried away when you are standing in front of all those jars on the supermarket shelf!

    Same with herbs. In fact, I never buy dried herbs as I think they always taste dusty. I only buy fresh ones (sometimes I grow them) as and when I need them.

    And whatever spices you do get, keep them in the cupboard, in the dark.
     
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    Have you got a link or anything for the burger shaper? Think one would be good for summer bbq's! x
     
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    Also reorganise your kitchen so that low syn items are easier to get to. and put your fruit bowl on the coffee table.
     
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    They sell a Burger shaper in lakeland. I;ve had one for years
     
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    If you buy the fresh herbs in plant pots from the supermarket they will keep for ages, just remember to water when dry and don't let them flower. Pick the big leaves first using your thumb & forefinger, except for chives where you use scissors (apologies if I'm teaching anyone to suck eggs here)
    I've had my basil, mint & chives for 2yrs :D
     
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    How do you stop them from flowering? I don't know the first thing about growing plants.
     
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