Steamy Kitchen Recipes | RSS Feed http://steamykitchen.com Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:53:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Best Re-useable Grocery Bag http://steamykitchen.com/37630-best-reusable-grocery-bag-cabaggage.html http://steamykitchen.com/37630-best-reusable-grocery-bag-cabaggage.html#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:03:08 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=37630 The best re-usable market bag I've found. Sturdy canvas, insulated, lightweight and keeps all your produce from being squished. Made in USA.

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I go grocery shopping every.single.day. And I love it. It’s my favorite type of shopping to do and when I’m brainstorming recipes, it’s usually in the grocery store or farmer’s market.

So you can imagine my collection of re-useable grocery bags. I’ve got bags in every shade of color, every size. From tiny mesh bags that hold 2 apples….to a clunky, roll-y thing that never rolls straight (I *almost* brought down a farmer’s market tent when my roll-y cart went rogue.)

Of all my bags, this one is my absolute favorite. Here’s why:

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Not only is it insulated, but the canvas bag is sturdy, water resistant, made in the USA and has different compartments and layers to protect your produce. No more squished tomatoes!

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There are so many well-placed compartments and dividers to keep produce dry, protected and neat. The canvas is a tight weave, which makes it a better quality that some of my handbags! But it’s still lightweight and easy to carry with adjustable straps that you can make short (hold bag with 1 hand) or long (over the shoulders).

 

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I have the lime green and the blue bag in my trunk and can’t imagine going back to the ugly re-useable bags that I used to use.

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Oh, this is Jennifer, the inventor of this bag. She’s a mom to a sweet little girl who loves to shop the farmer’s markets in Los Angeles.

The bag is $68.00 and worth every penny. These bags will last you for many, many years.

Order one right here on Jennifer’s website -> Click here to order.

You can win one of your very own! We’re giving one away, the winner can choose the color.

See below for the entry form to enter the giveaway!

 

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First Look: Ninja Ultima Blender Review http://steamykitchen.com/30339-first-look-ninja-ultima-blender-review.html http://steamykitchen.com/30339-first-look-ninja-ultima-blender-review.html#comments Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:10:40 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=30339 Ever want to compare blenders and see which one does the trick better and for less money? Well, here’s a first look comparison of the brand new Ninja Ultima Blender alongside the Vitamix 750. I own both Vitamix and Blendtec blenders but wanted to see how the new Ninja model stacked up! See for yourself in the video below: First ...

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Ever want to compare blenders and see which one does the trick better and for less money? Well, here’s a first look comparison of the brand new Ninja Ultima Blender alongside the Vitamix 750. I own both Vitamix and Blendtec blenders but wanted to see how the new Ninja model stacked up! See for yourself in the video below:

First Look: Ninja Ultima Blender Review Video

 

Links to purchase each on Amazon below:

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Ninja Ultima Blender


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Vitamix 750
*links are affiliate links

 

 

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Holiday Gifts for the Cook http://steamykitchen.com/29324-holiday-gifts-cook-chef.html http://steamykitchen.com/29324-holiday-gifts-cook-chef.html#comments Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:47:22 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=29324 Here are my top picks for fun and unique holiday gifts for cooks or gourmands! Some are highlighted in video, the rest are below with just photos. ~Jaden Holiday Gifts for the Cook   Fork Knife Chopsticks from Uncommon Goods $10.00 Terra Cotta Chicken Roaster from Ten Thousand Villages $49.00 Set of two Timber Roasters from Rustic Roasters $55.00 Kuhn Rikon Colander Scoop $18.00 ...

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Here are my top picks for fun and unique holiday gifts for cooks or gourmands! Some are highlighted in video, the rest are below with just photos. ~Jaden

Holiday Gifts for the Cook

 

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  1. Fork Knife Chopsticks from Uncommon Goods $10.00
  2. Terra Cotta Chicken Roaster from Ten Thousand Villages $49.00
  3. Set of two Timber Roasters from Rustic Roasters $55.00
  4. Kuhn Rikon Colander Scoop $18.00
  5. Salt lovers! Artisanal Bamboo Sea Salt Chest from Uncommon Goods $125.00

 

More Holiday Gifts for the Cook

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F0rget baking stones! This baking STEEL from Sur La Table will never break (I’ve broken 3 baking stones to date) and is super easy to clean. In addition, you can chill the steel if you want to use it to serve cold appetizers. It’s 18X the heat conductivity of stones, so you get better crusts. Plus, it’s made in Hanover, Massachusetts of 100% recycled steel (Baking Steel from Sur La Table $79.95)

 

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I love the rustic, hand made pots and pans – this one from Turk is one that will survive many generations of cooks in your family. Turk has been making pans in Germany since 1857 – you can see the beautiful craftmanship. It’s a great deal too, at $59. They also make fry pans too. Turk Heavy Steel Double Handle Pan from Kaufmann Mercantile $59.00

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Do you hate plastic wrap as much as I do? This is a reusable food wrap made from organic cotton muslin that’s been coasted with natural beeswas, jojoba oil and tree resin. The wrap is malleable, so you can wrap food or even smooth it over a bowl and it will keep its shape. Beeswax is naturally antibacterial too, so it will keep your food fresher, longer. Hand wash and air dry. Use it over and over again! Beeswaxed Organic Cotton Food Wrap $17.95

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I love this cutting board – it’s got a nice sloping side to catch all of the juices of whatever you’re carving. This is so much easier to use than a cutting board with a teeny juice catcher rim (I always, always spill the juices, especially carrying it to the sink!) This Black Walnut Trencher Board would make any cook happy. Pretty enough to use as a serving tray too. Black Walnut Trencher Board (Rectangular) $89.00

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You can’t beat handmade and custom engraved! This personalized cutting board is made in Riverside California by Woodink Shop.  Engraved Chevron Wood Cutting Board on Etsy $45

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The Wall Street Journal called these Old West Copper Shot Glasses “A little bit rustic, a little bit rambunctious.” and I absolutely agree.  Old West Shot Glasses by Jacob Bromwell $124

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I’m in a copper love-fest! These Copper Cooks Tools would look lovely in any kitchen. Great price at $12. Copper Cook’s Tools on West Elm $12 each

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Okay, really, I do love copper. Tajika Haruo Ironworks have been making copper scissors for 4 generations in Japan. Hand forged and hand sharpened. Copper Scissors found on Mjolk CA $85 via Remodelista

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This spiralizer is the #1 slicer on Amazon! We recently did a video review – check it out. We use it to make zucchini “spaghetti” and carrot curls. Paderno World Cuisine Spiral Vegetable Slicer $30

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My new favorite garlic press! Do multiple cloves at one time, and even mince up other types of vegetables like chiles! NexTrend Garlic Twist $16.00

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The best looking apron goest to Ice Milk Aprons. The Rollings of Cinnamon apron is hanging on the hook in my pantry. You’ll never find a more tailored or gorgeous kitchen-wear. Ice Milk Aprons $85 for full length apron.

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Sometimes, it’s the little things that make you happy. Floral Measuring Spoons from Cost Plus World Market $3.99

 

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Spiralizer Comparison http://steamykitchen.com/27754-vegetable-spiralizer-comparison-video.html http://steamykitchen.com/27754-vegetable-spiralizer-comparison-video.html#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 21:05:54 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=27754 My new obsession: vegetable spiralizers! My friend Cheri from The Watering Mouth introduced me to this amazing recipe for Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Avocado Sauce and ever since we’ve been pulling out all my different spiralizers that I’ve collected and we’ve finally done a really thorough comparison. You can get a great idea of what they all do and which ...

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My new obsession: vegetable spiralizers! My friend Cheri from The Watering Mouth introduced me to this amazing recipe for Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Avocado Sauce and ever since we’ve been pulling out all my different spiralizers that I’ve collected and we’ve finally done a really thorough comparison.

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You can get a great idea of what they all do and which one might fit your needs. Below are some affiliate links below so you can purchase one yourself if you’ve found one that you’d like to try!

Spiralized vegetables like carrots, zucchini, radishes or potatoes are a really great way to get in your vegetables in a much more creative way. (Sometimes we need all the help we can get!) You can substitute these for pasta in your favorite recipe to make a lower carb, lower calorie, more nutritious version, or you just deep fry them for a naughtier, fun treat!

Spiralizer Comparison Video

Update: Paderno just released a new spiralizer – called Paderno 4-Blade Spiralizer. Watch this video first and I’ll give you my thoughts on the new version below.

Spiralizer Product Update

10/1/14 update: The new Paderno 4-Blade Spiralizer just came out and I had a chance to demo it my Daytime TV segment yesterday. It works similarly as the 3-blade version, but comes with an extra rod that lets you make those fancy potato chip spirals that you buy at carnivals.

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  • Includes four blades that cut flat ribbons or spiral noodles in three widths, from thin angel hair spirals to thick spirals, plus a piercing rod to make accordion-style cuts

The price on Amazon is $49.95 (vs. $34.95 for the 3-blade version). This one is just as easy to use wastes less vegetable. Before, when you made zucchini noodles “zoodles” the core of the zucchini would be wasted (see in the video above).

The new 4-blade version has a different vegetable holder at the end (right next to the blade to hold the zucchini still) so there is very little waste – the core is used in the spiral. However, smaller vegetable holder means the zucchini slips out very easily. The older version has a larger holder  – it grabs the zucchini better.

Is this new Paderno 4-Blade Spiralizer worth an extra $15?

  • Do you like skinny spirals? The extra blade is the  “angelhair blade” great for carrots, daikon and cucumber to eat raw in salads or toss in a stir-fry.
  • Do you like carnival spiral potato chip thingies?

If yes, then get the Paderno 4-Blade Spiralizer.

  • If no, then one more question. Fat or skinny zucchini? If you are lucky to find fat zucchini, the older, 3-blade version holds the zucchini in place better with its wider holder (next to blade). However, the wider holder means the core of the zucchini ends up as waste (see the video above). It’s no big deal for me, I just eat it or chop the core for a salad. The core that’s wasted is about 1/2″ diameter. Get the Paderno 3-Blade.
  • If you normally use skinny zucchini (less than 2″ diameter) then it might be worth it to get the Paderno 4-Blade machine, so you don’t get any core waste.

Types of Spiralizers

The new Paderno 4-Blade Spiralizer:

The Paderno 3-Blade Spiralizer:

NEW: Mastrad Veggie Spiral Slicer
Makes thinner spirals, works just like a “pencil sharpener” but I don’t think it cuts as well as the Paderno. The zucchini noodles are wide, but too thin.

 

Yummy Spiralized Veggie Recipes

 pad-thai-zoodles-recipe-2 Pad Thai Zoodles by Steamy Kitchen

  Lemon Cucumber Noodles with Cumin from the Civilized Caveman

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  Garlic-Zucchini Pasta from Kansas City Mamas

  Roasted Carrot Pasta with Beets from ATX Gluten Free

  Raw Pad Thai from Fragrant Vanilla Cake

  Zucchini Noodles with Pesto from Green Plate Rule

  Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Avocado Sauce from The Watering Mouth

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Jaden’s Raves http://steamykitchen.com/23174-raves.html http://steamykitchen.com/23174-raves.html#comments Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:18:09 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=23174 Is your cake stand never the right size? Try this one, it even has suction cups! Dinky shellfish and nut crackers always makes my hand sore. These pliers are the best I’ve ever tried. A carving set on sale at 55% off – Wusthof makes the best!  Need an extra oven for your holiday cooking? This baby cooks up to ...

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Is your cake stand never the right size? Try this one, it even has suction cups!

Dinky shellfish and nut crackers always makes my hand sore. These pliers are the best I’ve ever tried.

A carving set on sale at 55% off – Wusthof makes the best! 

Need an extra oven for your holiday cooking? This baby cooks up to a 14lb turkey!

We’re big fans of scary cakes for Halloween – how about a cake mold to make your own Skeletor!? Here’s how we decorated ours (we used a cake mix)

Little girls will have a blast baking and designing their own cake pops! New in the toy aisle!

 

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Entertaining Finds http://steamykitchen.com/18330-entertaining-finds.html http://steamykitchen.com/18330-entertaining-finds.html#comments Wed, 14 Sep 2011 16:58:16 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=18330 I wanted to highlight a few favorite and new items for entertaining from the Steamy Kitchen Store! We launched the store this past Spring and it’s been going so well – I can’t believe how fast this little retail experiment has grown! Big thanks to all of you who’ve purchased a little something from the store. xo jaden Stilton Cheese ...

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I wanted to highlight a few favorite and new items for entertaining from the Steamy Kitchen Store! We launched the store this past Spring and it’s been going so well – I can’t believe how fast this little retail experiment has grown! Big thanks to all of you who’ve purchased a little something from the store. xo jaden

  1. Stilton Cheese Board Set (11-pc.) by Picnic at Ascot
  2. Samoa Pitcher with Ice Container (2.75-qt.) by Bormioli Rocco
  3. Double Wall Insulated Beverage Tub (15-in.) by Kraftware
  4. All-Occasion Bamboo Plates (Set of 8, 9-in.): Natural by Bambu
  5. Stoneware Square Baker with Bonus (9×9-in.): Caribbean by Le Creuset
  6. Metro Basket Picnic Basket: Orange by Picnic Time
  7. Veneerware Service for 8 Flatware Set (24-pc.): Natural by Bambu
  8. Jet Sparkling Water & Soda Maker (4-pc.): Red by SodaStream
 

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Stackable Oven-to-Table Cookware http://steamykitchen.com/16796-stackable-oven-to-table-cookware.html http://steamykitchen.com/16796-stackable-oven-to-table-cookware.html#comments Mon, 04 Jul 2011 20:28:15 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=16796 Take food from freezer to oven (microwave or conventional) to table with these stackable porcelain dishes. They come in three stackable sizes, prices ranging from $49 – $118. Photos and product found on sale at A + R Store.    

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Take food from freezer to oven (microwave or conventional) to table with these stackable porcelain dishes. They come in three stackable sizes, prices ranging from $49 – $118.

Photos and product found on sale at A + R Store.

 

 

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Roasted Potatoes with Sea Salt and Thyme http://steamykitchen.com/16306-roasted-potatoes-with-sea-salt-and-thyme.html http://steamykitchen.com/16306-roasted-potatoes-with-sea-salt-and-thyme.html#comments Thu, 23 Jun 2011 13:20:25 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=16306 Have you seen these? They look SO amazing. Recipe found on Taste Food.

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Have you seen these? They look SO amazing.

Recipe found on Taste Food.

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Horn Salt and Pepper Shakers http://steamykitchen.com/16312-horn-salt-and-pepper-shakers.html http://steamykitchen.com/16312-horn-salt-and-pepper-shakers.html#comments Tue, 21 Jun 2011 17:51:45 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=16312 These are so neat. From the top left: Roost Horn Rectangular Salt and Pepper Shakers Horn Salt and Pepper Grinders (Photo Credit) Frances Stoia 16164 Horn Burnished Salt and Pepper Shaker Frances Stoia Home H2T Horn Variegated Salt and Pepper Shaker

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These are so neat.

From the top left:

Roost Horn Rectangular Salt and Pepper Shakers

Horn Salt and Pepper Grinders (Photo Credit)

Frances Stoia 16164 Horn Burnished Salt and Pepper Shaker

Frances Stoia Home H2T Horn Variegated Salt and Pepper Shaker

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Turn Wine into Music http://steamykitchen.com/16286-turn-wine-into-music.html http://steamykitchen.com/16286-turn-wine-into-music.html#comments Fri, 17 Jun 2011 12:12:39 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=16286 You can have your very own liquid orchestra. Graphics on the glasses correspond to a level of liquid inside needed to produce correct musical notes when you run your fingers around the rim of the glass. The full set of 12 glasses covers a complete octave on the keyboard. Wouldn’t this be a great way to add some fun to ...

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You can have your very own liquid orchestra. Graphics on the glasses correspond to a level of liquid inside needed to produce correct musical notes when you run your fingers around the rim of the glass. The full set of 12 glasses covers a complete octave on the keyboard. Wouldn’t this be a great way to add some fun to your next dinner party?

You can find these here.

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