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Favorite Kitchen Gadgets for Spring!

I think we can all agree that Spring and Fall are two truly lovely seasons. I have friends who tend to hate summer or winter, but living in Tennessee, we have the luxury of experiencing all four season and I find I look forward to and love each and every one.Whether new blooms in the Spring, warm Summer nights, the smell of the leaves drying in the Fall, or soft flurries in the Winter, each season has its own enchanting elements. And as the weather changes through the year, so do the flavors and variety of food we gravitate towards. This time of year I can’t help but long for fresh veggies, ripe fruits, yummy frozen treats, lighter weeknight dinners, and back-yard cookouts with all the traditional sides.

Today I’m highlighting my Favorite Kitchen Gadgets for Spring – all of which were nominated for the Spring AOL Food Awards!! Whether you’re looking to trade in your traditional pasta for a fresh veggie pasta, on the hunt for the perfect popsicle mold, or desperately needing a new chef’s knife, check out these amazing products below! And for recipe ideas to go with each of these creative kitchen tools, I’ve also included links to several of my favorites!

WonderVeg Tri Blade Vegetable Spiralizer

  • This spiralizer has been the # 1 top rated spiralizer on Amazon for the past 14 months.
  • Included are the WonderEsque Tri Blade Vegetable Spiralizer + free cleaning brush + 3 Bonuses (10 Recipe e-book + Video Tutorials + Tips & Tricks E-book) + A Printed manual.
  • 3 sharp stainless-steel blades that cut quickly leaving you with perfect veggie spirals: Thick Spirals, Thin Spirals and Ribbons. The other 2 blades store neatly in the spiralizer when not in use. Works for zucchini pasta, beetroot spirals, potato fries, curly fries, squash, sweet potato, onions, paprika. 
  • Intelligent Break Apart Design allows it to perfectly fit in a drawer. This Veggie Spiral Cutter is 40% smaller, fits in every drawer and it is perfect for small kitchens or those with limited storage.
  • Easy to Clean – It breaks into multiple pieces so you can wash them separately. Contains superior vacuum based section that secures the Spiral Veggie Machine on your counter. 

Favorite Spiralized Recipes:

Zoku Classic Pop Molds

  • Zoku’s Classic Pop Molds let you create 6 pops with a classic shape; About 3.1 fluid ounces each
  • Great for families and parties
  • Each Classic Pop Mold features a stick with drip guard
  • BPA and phthalate free
  • Hand wash with mild soap and water

You can read more about Zoku’s Classic Pop Molds and other great products here.

And for a couple of fun ways to use the pop molds, try my ProYo Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Bean Fudge Pops with Chocolate Hazelnut Butter or Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Popsicles!

OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner

You can read more about OXO and their products here.

For some of my favorite salad recipes, check out the links below!

Favorite Salads:

Berco Kitchen Ice Cream Scoop 

  • Modern Commercial-Grade Design that won’t corrode. Made of Solid Aluminum and coated in durable enamel that will last a lifetime. 
  • Antifreeze handle uses your own body heat to effortlessly slice through hard frozen ice cream, gelato, sorbet, Italian ices and healthy low-fat frozen yogurt!
  • Comfort Grip fits all hands big and small with no sharp metal corners so kids can scoop their own cone.
  • Curved Scooper Shape creates perfectly portioned scoops with no need to defrost your ice cream and also effortlessly dishes cookie dough.
  • Limited Lifetime Manufacturers Warranty means we stand behind our kitchen products and our customer’s satisfaction is #1

You can read more about Berco Kitchen here. And for a few of my favorite healthy ice cream recipes, check out the links below!

Favorite healthy Ice Cream Recipes:

Shun VB0706 Sora Chef’s Knife, 8-Inch

  • 8-Inch Sora Chef’s Knife by Shun
  • Sora knives feature a VG10 cutting core with stainless steel on either side, creating a san mai edge that provides stain resistance
  • Blades have a mirror-polished Japanese 420J blade upper and a 16-degree cutting edge on either side
  • Made with a traditional handle design in easy to care for textured TPE polymer
  • Hand wash only; made in Japan

You can read more about Shun’s Chef’s Knives here. I love how sharp this knife is and how easily it chops through sweet potatoes and other root vegetables – for a list of some of my favorite recipes, check out the link below.

Favorite Root Vegetable Recipes:

Kitchen Gizmo, Simplified Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

To read more about Sous Vide and their innovative products, click here!