Cooking Tools

Pressure Cooker

Love this.  When I got married, decades ago, I was given a pressure cooker and then a lecture on how to not blow up the house using it.  Ha.  I never ever used it.

So along comes instant Pot.  Easy to use and safe.

My new favorite way to make meals.  So far, I have only done Pork in it, Kahlua Pig by Nom Nom Paleo (brilliant) and then I did Pork roast and Sauerkraut.  You put some garlic into the meat, sea salt it, throw it into the pot with water and walk away. Wowsie.  So easy.  90 minutes later, dinner is ready.  Steam a few veggies and you are ready to go.  Talk about healthy fast food.

Pots and Pans

  • Get rid of all of your coated surfaces.   Poison into your body and into your air
  • I threw mine out and am using all stainess steel and 2 cast iron skillets
  • Vitamix

A vitamix is essential.  I use mine several times a day.  Check around for price.  I bought mine from one of the shopping channels.  I use mine so much, I have bought several mixing containers in different sizes.  I make easy fast soups, sauces, breads, smoothies in mine.  Expensive, but you will use it, so it is well worth the expense

Food Processor
  • Cuisinart

Another essential for fast cooking.  Mine is ancient, but again used weekly.  Mincing, chopping, shredding, slicing.  Makes cooking a breeze.

Mini Chop
  • Cuisinart mini chop

Another machine I love.  I chop garlic, onions, herbs, in this….so much easier. (I never liked chopping)  I often make small amounts of fresh salad dressing in my mini chop.


I bought a dehydrator when I was in am exexperimental  raw foods period.  Now that we eat Paleo, I find I rarely use it.  Other than making Kale Chips, I did not use it much. (The Kale Chips were fabulous.)