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Instapot

An Instapot is an essential appliance that was created when a crock pot and a pressure cooker had a baby. I use it for everything from making bone broth, to making the perfect hard boiled eggs, to making the most amazing Chicken Francias. A MUST HAVE for busy and lazy people as it has a “set it and forget it” functionality: put all your ingredients in it in the morning and dinner is ready for you when you get home! The only thing better than this would be a personal chef.

Here are a few helpful add-on’s for your InstaPot:


Food Processor

CHOP-CHOP-CHOP! KNEAD-KNEAD-KNEAD! Want to talk about a true time saver in recipe prep time? THIS IS IT! I never had a food processor until I started Keto, I just didn’t realize how much time it saves. Especially when making my Most Amazing Salsa. I literally spent 90 minutes chopping peppers, onions and tomatoes when I made a canning batch of 8 quarts of that delicious goodness. With the food processor, my time is down to 15 minutes for the same recipe. Amazing.

Essential for making Tortilla Wraps, Ginger Beer and so much more!

Oh, and the cheese! Perfect for shredding your own cheese! FYI: store bought pre-shredded cheese is coated with Corn Starch to keep it from sticking. Sneaky food manufacturers. Gotta keep an eye on them!


Coffee Maker

Coffee. Period.

I am in love with two different coffee machines. And yes, they know about each other.

The first is Keurig Elite. It is completely customizable, prograble, and makes the perfect cup of coffee. What I especially love is that it produces hot water on demand. It’s like having an Instant Hot InSinkErator dispenser in your kitchen but for hundreds less!

You can set it to make anywhere from 4oz to 12oz at a time. And it only takes 60 seconds to brew a cup from when you turn it on. No more waiting! It has an Iced Coffee setting for those days where it’s just too hot to drink something hot. And you can brew your own blend of coffee grinds with the Universal My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter.

My other steady is the Nespresso. The wonderful, aromatic espressos that this baby produces are simply incredible. It even has a steamer and frother to heat your heavy whipping cream to make yourself a cappuccino! Let your inner barista shine!


Deep Fryer

I love this because it’s not only quick and convenient, but it also doubles as an oil storage container.  When you cook with high-quality lard, bacon grease or coconut oil, you don’t throw away the fat when you are done frying.  You can reuse it, sometimes for months!  Talk about saving money!


Meat Grinder

I’ve always avoided buying pre-ground meat.  There’s just something about it that unsettles me.  Maybe it started when I read St. Clair’s The Jungle back in middle school.  It’s not much effort, and you’ll know what you are getting in your “ground meat”.  Also, you save money because you can buy your meat in bulk and grind as much of it as you need to.


Food Saver Storage System

The gadget that makes cooking in bulk truly possible!  I love, love, love this!  I make mega batches of our family’s favorite recipes (sausage, meatballs, breaded chicken, stuffed cabbage, stuffed peppers, and pizza crusts) and use this Food Saver Vacuum Storage System to make individual portions and freeze them.  I also use it to freeze in season vegetables that I get directly from local organic farmers: it’s the next best thing to picking the veggies fresh from the field.  And frequently used sauces like Marinara, Teriyaki, Sweet & Sour, Hollandaise, and Pizza Sauce.  All of my meats get individually portioned and frozen.  The vacuum sealing system keeps the food as fresh as they day you made it.  Next to the Instapot, this this the one appliance I cannot live without.

The gadget that makes cooking in bulk truly possible!  I love, love, love this!  I make mega batches of our family’s favorite recipes (sausage, meatballs, breaded chicken, stuffed cabbage, stuffed peppers, and pizza crusts) and use this Food Saver Vacuum Storage System to make individual portions and freeze them.  I also use it to freeze in season vegetables that I get directly from local organic farmers: it’s the next best thing to picking the veggies fresh from the field.  And frequently used sauces like Marinara, Teriyaki, Sweet & Sour, Hollandaise, and Pizza Sauce.  All of my meats get individually portioned and frozen.  The vacuum sealing system keeps the food as fresh as they day you made it.  Next to the Instapot, this this the one appliance I cannot live without.

FoodSaver-V4840
FoodSaver-V4840

Stick Blender

Mayonnaise, sauces, whipped cream, soups and so much more! Easy to use and easy to clean. One thing about being on Keto is that you have to watch out for all of those pesky ingredients (sugars, msg, soy, ect.) that manufactures are putting in the products we use most. Especially condiments. It’s so easy to make your own and this is THE tool you will need to do that.


Ice-Cream Makers

I scream. You scream.  We all scream for ice cream!!  Yeah!!  Yes, Ice Cream can be Keto!  But you’ve got to make it yourself.  Don’t fret, it’s not hard.  I have both no-churn and full-churn recipes.  The no-churn are ok when you need a quick fix.  But the slow churn, creamy, real custard ice creams are THE BEST!  You will want one of these if your house, like mine (not naming names, Brian), has an ice cream addict in it.


Vitamix Blenders

This will pay for itself if you only used it to make your own nut butters. But it does so much more! I think I’ve tried every blender on the market, and nothing comes close to the power the Vitamix has. Use it to make soups, smoothies, and Keto ice cream. Easy to use and easy to clean.


Other Blenders

If you are unprepared to make the investment in a Vitamix Blender, here are a few good runner-up recommendations.  If you are looking to really save, the Ninja system will get you there:  It doubles as a food processor!


George Forman Grill

When you can’t grill outside, George will save the day!  Makes burgers, steaks and chicken in less than 10 minutes by heating the top and bottom of the meat at the same time.  Great for bacon, breakfast sausage and brats, too.


Egg Toaster

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