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    What kind of kitchen tools will I need in a Primal kitchen?

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    I'm very new to cooking and want to substitute the conventional ways for breakfast, lunch and dinner. So instead of regular oatmeal you buy at the store. I want to make my own Primal/Paleo based oatmeal. I just don't know what kind of kitchen tools I will need to make these meals possible. I'm very new to cooking. My wife is the cook in our household and she does a great job at it.

    So if you have any recommendations for great kitchen tools that will reduce my time in cooking. I'd like to hear it. This is not only for tools that will make cooking faster and easier. Also general kitchen tools as well. Thanks.

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    Kitchen shears. You can cut steak, fresh tea leaves, drop veggies in a cup and double-handed chop them into mulch, and WAY more. I probably use my kitchen shears more than I use knives.


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    Ditch the oatmeal! Bacon and eggs. That's breakfast! Heck, that could be any meal!

    Seriously, though. I think I have a pretty minimal kitchen ...

    Heavy knife (cleaver?) for big cutting, hacking bones and so on.
    Lighter knife (Japanese Santoku, for me) for just about everything, filleting, veggies, meat, chopping, cutting ... everything.
    Hand blender.
    2x stainless steel pans (20cm and 22cm)
    2x stainless steel steamers to fit 20cm
    2x9" cast iron skillets
    1x12" cast iron skillet
    1x14" lidded sauté pan
    2x 9" Pyrex ovenproof dishes

    That's about all ...

    You can get by with a boiling pan, a steamer, a skillet, an ovenproof dish and a good knife.

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    I didn't even see the oatmeal in there. Oatmeal is deh Debil. A second bump for eggs and bacon.


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    Sorry for the confusion when I mentioned oatmeal I meant a different context. What I meant was instead of eating regular oatmeal you have bought from the store. Making a Primal/Paleo based oatmeal. Basically a "oatless" oatmeal.

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    Sounds like faleo to me. Is this just a short term crutch until you can get used to eating real food? I used almonds during my transition. Unlimited almonds. Mmmm, sweet, sprouted, crunchy almonds... But, yeah, it if takes misuse of a food or use of a non-paleo food to get the ball rolling, it's totally worth it in the end.


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    A good chef knife
    A good pair of kitchen shears
    A great cast iron skillet
    omelet pan (or some 6-8 inch pan) I HATE NON STICK PANS
    spatula and tongs for flipping
    A grill
    A nice set of spices (salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, garlic, curry, turmeric, etc)
    A pressure cooker or slow cooker is a great extra if you have the $
    An immersion blender or small hand held blender stick thing
    A roll of tin foil to keep baking pan clean when baking my bacon

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    a frying pan and a food processor. Those are my go-to gadgets every day. Secondary stuff includes crock pot/slow cooker that we use maybe once a month, and a griddle we use often.

    oatmeal is off the primal menu. Bacon & eggs are in. Frittata is a favorite with my family as well (especially with salsa). Once in a while I'll have an egg sandwich on gluten free bread with kerrygold cheese. Most mornings I have a protein shake (not really primal, but it works for me right now) with at least a 1/2c grass fed cream mixed in. When I can afford it, I grab a container of kalona cottage cheese and enjoy it with fresh fruit.

    buuuut back to gadgets
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    a frying pan and a food processor. Those are my go-to gadgets every day. Secondary stuff includes crock pot/slow cooker that we use maybe once a month, and a griddle we use often.
    Same here, except I use my crock pot more often now that it is winter. My pan is huge so it can double its use for soup if I wanted to make some.

    Gadget-wise, I would say a good chef knife, a bamboo cutting board, a bamboo spatula, and kitchen shears.

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    1 large chef knife, best quality you can afford. It will be the last knife you ever buy.
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