The Live Fruitfully Kitchen Shop features my top cookware recommendations and a few specialty food items. I personally am a minimalist, and don't like to acquire a lot of extra gadgets that need to be plugged in, and take up counter space. A few choice items that are good quality will last you for decades, and can make cooking more enjoyable. Generally speaking ~ for me at least ~ the simpler the better!
You will also find a few more difficult to find food items, and fun made in the USA wall plaques if you need to spice up your kitchen decor.
Speaking of low-tech simplicity, a vertical chicken roaster makes a perfect roasted chicken every time!
The stainless vertical chicken roaster requires minimal investment, minimal space, and are easy to clean. Perfect for fruitful living ~ and roasting! This truly is a worthy LF Kitchen Shop favorite! (However, I did inherit mine from my mom!)
Umeboshi plum is a pickled plum that comes as a paste, plum or vinegar. It has a salty sour flavor, and is used in macrobiotic cooking and healing remedies. It is excellent for the liver. A little added to roasted twig tea with a few drops of the tamari, fresh grated and squeezed ginger root, and a little kudzu all dissolved together in hot water makes an excellent healing beverage to drink when feeling run down, chilled, or have a general feeling of malaise.
The umeboshi plum paste is excellent on brown rice, or in the center of brown rice balls (recipe on the Live Fruitfully Whole Grains Recipe Book available by March, 2021 or sooner!)
Seaweeds are full of minerals. Dulse is one of our favorites. It has a slightly salty and rich flavor that can be added to any dishes ~ Meatloaf, sautéed greens, soups, oatmeal, or whatever. Cut into small pieces and add at the end of cooking, or lightly roast first on a low heat for a couple minutes, being careful not to scorch and burn it.
Kelp or kombu is used to help tenderize foods. We add a 4-6 inch piece to our bone broth recipes. During our macrobiotic cooking days, we added a strip to every pot of beans cooked to help tenderize the beans and improve digestibility.
Season eggs, salads, soups and other dishes with ground seaweed blends to boost mineral intake.
More items to come, so bookmark and visit the LF Kitchen Shop again!