Now that I’m back in my routine, I am back in the kitchen more and more. I paused my Hello Fresh account and amped up my grocery shopping because I’m trying to eat a lot healthier. I’m still splurging on ice cream and the occasional sweet, of course, but I want my everyday meals to be as clean as possible. Anyway, a longer post about that will be coming up so stay tuned.
Brita Filter // I’m obsessed with my Brita filter. I had one in college that I kept in my dorm and then didn’t have one for a while. I can’t imagine going without one again. It’s definitely the “most used” product in the kitchen. I drink a TON of water during the day. I’m not afraid of tap water, but I’d rather be on the safe side. And I like storing the filtered water in the refrigerator, so it’s nice and cold when I pour a glass. I refill the pitcher frequently throughout the day and probably should invest in a larger one at this point!
Grill Pan // After watching a few meal prep videos on Youtube, I decided to buy a grill pan. I wasn’t sure if I’d use it that much since I already have a great set of pans. That said, it’s become my favorite pan. How did I get by without it for so long?!?! I can’t tell you how much easier it is to use the pan over firing up an actual grill. I’ve already been whipping up grilled chicken and can’t wait to try burgers and kebabs soon.
Milk Frother // Major confession. I got my dad a Nespresso machine for Christmas, and it came with a discounted frother as part of some promotion. I kept the frother for myself. 🙈 I use it a lot more than I originally thought I would. I mostly use it for “London Fog” tea drinks and most recently started using the frothed milk for matcha lattes too. It’s super simple to use and easy to clean, even though it looks complicated.
Tea Organizer & Perfectea Maker // As much as I love coffee, tea is becoming a regular part of my everyday routine. I drink at least two cups. One for energy in the afternoon and one at night to calm down. Sometimes I use tea bags, and other times I use loose tea. I just bought a tea organizer for my cabinet, and it’s a simple but amazing change. For loose tea, I love the Perfectea Maker from Teavana. (Which, side note, I just read is closing all their retail locations… SO SAD.)
Mini Tongs // And ending the round up with the MOST random things: mini tongs. Yes, I am a sucker for anything in mini form, but these are as useful as they are adorable. Tongs are just an overall useful tool to have in the kitchen. (Oh and the mini whisk is so cute too.)