Things I like and Use in the Kitchen

Over the past 8 years I’ve reorganized my life in many ways!  Since I don’t cook or bake (as much) and most of my food is raw veggies, fruits and herbs I’ve added some new cool tools!  You don’t have to guess which ones to purchase, I love these and use them daily without any problems.  I do receive a small commission on anything you purchase through links on this page-which helps to pay for all the free info I offer on this website.  You can also pick these up at your local kitchen or department store.  Thanks for looking!

Cuisinart CSB-77 Smart Stick Hand Blender with Whisk and Chopper Attachments My Newest Toy (thanks mom)

cuisinarthandblenderJesi (my daughter) kept telling me she loved her immersion blender, I just poo-pooed her and said “I love my magic bullet better”.  Well that was true UNTIL I used my mom’s when I was taking care of her after surgery.

I use this for so many things.  It’s a mini-chopper so I don’t have to get my food processor out for making Pico de Gallo or Garlic Lemon Rosemary rub for potatoes and chicken.  It’s an immersion blender so I don’t have to get out my Magic Bullet to make our yummy juices from AIM, The Garden Trio.  I also use it for our delicious nutrient and enzyme packed Cocoa Leaf Greens Chocolate Milk Shakes (here’s the recipe) with only 156 calories!  I’m telling you I love this new toy tool and it is reasonably priced at below $60.00 (an added bonus is that Phil thinks its cool too so he can make his own stuff with it….he won’t touch the magic bullet or my food processor.  I think it reminds him of a drill, lol.


KitchenAid 13-cup Die-Cast Food Processor, KFP1344: Exclusive Metallic Chrome

kitchenaidfoodprocessorI’ve had mine since 2007 and use it at least every week if not daily, plus I’ve used it for all our Whole Foods Market cooking classes and other seminars (you may have seen me wreck the slicing blade by putting something metal in to push food through…don’t do that….I did it at a Whole Foods class.

I was happy to find out you can replace the blades).  It’s really handy to make Aunt Celeste’s Kale Salad or prepare your Salad Bar Box for your My Busy Healthy Life program.  I’ve used every kind of food processor you can imagine at client’s homes.  I settled on this one because it is SIMPLE to take a part and clean.  Important for MY busy healthy life!



Magic Bullet Express Deluxe 26-piece Mixer & Blender (25-piece with Bonus Ice Shaver Blade)

magic bulletWe’ve used our magic bullet almost daily for smoothies since our son Blue gave it to Phil for Father’s Day in 2007.  We have never had a problem with it.  I also like to use it for dressings and sauces, nut butters and nut cheeses, raw marinara sauce, etc.  If you have a family it’s great for smoothies with several different cups and sized cups everyone can make their own.  Good thinking to save time in your Busy Healthy Life.  By the way, I have used the other knock off brands, Nutribullet, and the others at the homes of clients, family and friends and to be honest, I like the Magic Bullet best.