Add these (affordable) tools to your cookware collection to easily make your meals more flavorful and nutritious.
There’s an old saying that goes, “He who dies with the most toys wins.” When it comes to your kitchen, these words of wisdom are best not taken too literally. After all, did you really need that fondue set? And seriously, when was the last time you cranked out anything from the pasta maker you scored for half off on Black Friday? Sure, the “Top Chef” kitchen is decked out with all the latest food gadgets. But instead of spending the big bucks on clunky gear with limited uses, outfit your kitchen with these inexpensive (nothing more than $40), multipurpose items that you truly need to be a better cook and turn out flavorful, nutritious food.
Featuring a razor-sharp angled blade, a mandoline can help you effortlessly slice, shred and julienne vegetables like carrots and beets to include in your salads, soups, pasta dishes and cooked grains. And faster, precise slicing means you’re more likely to bulk up your recipes with additional nutrient-rich veggies.
Get it: Mastard V-blade mandoline ($40, Mastrad.us)
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