Friday, December 17, 2010

The Chubby Vegetarian Gift Guide

So, It's one week until the big day...and you still don't know what to get for your kitchen nerd. Well, I have or have had nearly every kitchen gadget known to mankind. I kind of love that stuff. Really any tool that makes preparing a meal faster and easier is a gadget that I love. Most of my favorites are very inexpensive and would make great stocking stuffers.

Here is a good Idea: get several little kitchen tools and gadgets and make a "chef's toolbox" for your favorite home chef. They will love it, and you will reap the benefits by making it possible for them to cook yummy food for you.

Cook's Toolbox (Gifts under $30):

Or you could get the one you love some unusual spices to try. Here are some things I keep in the cupboard for inspiration:

For the more serious cook, you could get him/her an impressive machine or tool; these are pretty indispensable:

Everything on this list is something that I use in my kitchen. I have links to Amazon for everything, but many of the items can be found locally -- especially the spices, salts, and oils.

So, now we're you have any cooking or food-related gifts that you would heartily recommend?


Kristi @ Veggie Converter said...

Great list. Another sauce I've been wanting to try is Peri Peri/Piri Piri sauce.

Unknown said...

Great list. My stand mixer has been everything I wanted and more. It has a beautiful ice cream maker attachment too (got that last Christmas). This one I've got an immersion blender on the list.

Anonymous said...

I never thought of cooking equipmetn as presents but its such a great idea because everyone in my family loves to cook!!! Thanks for some great ideas. :)

p.s This is going to be my first christmas as a veggie and as the only one in my family there the menue isnt really vegetarian friendly and I don't really want to put my Mum out so do you have any suggestions as a vegetarian alternative for christmas dinner for one? Sorry for being dificult.

The Chubby Vegetarian said...

I think the key is to make something that you like and that others will enjoy too. A quiche is something that wouldn't be out of place at any Christmas dinner, so make enough to share. Hopefully some of the sides will be veg-friendly, then you have got yourself a meal.

This is also a good choice:

another contender:

everyone loves:

Anonymous said...

Thnakyou for such amazing ideas, my Mum really thinks they sound good especially the stuffed portobello mushroom wellington, I can't wait to make it, just hope I do it right!!!
Thankyou and Merry Christmas:)

Unknown said...

What a great list! I have been wanting a Cuisinart food processor for some time but have not gotten around to it yet. One question for you though, Do you have an opinion on how well the 14 cup version does pie crust? I have been waffling between the 14 cup and the 11 cup Custom Prep ( Mostly because of the 11 cups supposed superior "Dough Control" technology, but really I just want to make a better pie crust.
Also, mucho kudos for the Smoky Chipotle Chili recipe. I have made it about 6 or 7 times now and have not found anyone that would decline a second helping.
Keep up the good work, we're all hungry out here!

KennQ29 said...

great post, I really like it. Thanks for posting. :)