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In the Kitchen // Spice up your Salad

Farming in Fashion // Picking my own produce in Central California!

I’ve really enjoyed posting more food related goodies with you here on S&P (did you catch the latest healthy dessert recipe from last weekend?), but for today’s In the Kitchen feature – it’s YOUR turn to do a little bit of sharing…

I’m very excited to be partnering with Lean Cuisine on yet another great Culinary Roundtable in a few weeks, and for this next event, we’re talking all about one of my own daily eats:  leafy greens.  If you thought that the brand usually known for low-cal frozen meals (and recently, snacks!) was stopping there, you NEED to try out the newest member of their line-up… Salad Additions!

Curious to learn more?  Here’s where you come in: At our next Roundtable Session in May (read more about the first two here and here), I’ll get a chance to chat with each of the Lean Cuisine chefs to find out more about their inspiration behind the latest creations, and how to get the most out of taking that lettuce from drab to fab!

Maybe you’ve always wanted to know if there is a certain dressing that works best with your favorite lettuce, or perhaps you’re dying to hear the most unexpected chef-approved salad topping of the coming summer?  Now is the chance to weigh in with your own questions in the comments of this post, and I’ll be sure to do my best to find out exactly what you want to know and answer them here!

Just doin’ my job here, folks, and I promise to taste-test as much delicious food for you as I can in the process.  ;)

Don’t forget to share your questions in the comments, and stay tuned for a new Trendwatch post later today!

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Note: This is not a sponsored post.  I have been fortunate enough to work with Lean Cuisine over the past several months, and truly believe in the brand and product.  I only share products that I absolutely LOVE with you here, and want to make sure you know how much I value your visits!

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    In the Kitchen // Great Gadgets

    We’ve been doing some serious Spice up our Space projects at Casa de S&P lately, and one of the areas that still feels a little neglected is the room where I spend some of my most favorite time: The Kitchen!

    I often find myself thinking that certain tasks would be so much easier if I had a little extra help from some handy tools, and figured it might be fun to share my wish-list of gadgets with you here in today’s In the Kitchen post.  See below for some of the things that I’d love to add to my toolbox, and let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any must-haves!

    1. // Panna Video Cooking Classes – This app is a beautifully curated digital magazine of sorts, and it’s filled with recipes, how-to videos and tips to help you feel more familiar in the kitchen.  The functionality and design of the app itself are incredible, and if you’re looking to learn and develop your own cooking prowess, I’d highly recommend it for all skill levels.
    2. // Garlic Rocker - I have a garlic press that I love, but it is admittedly a BIG pain to clean after each use, and it looks like this little guy would be as easy as just a quick rinse (and maybe just a smidge of help from a scrub brush) without all the residue of a traditional mincer.
    3. // Stovetop Espresso Maker – First experienced one of these at a friends home in February, and have not been able to stop thinking about it ever since!  We LOVE our current coffee maker, but it would be nice to have this for weekends and after-dinner apertifs.
    4. // Stem Fruit Sprayer – Citrus goes with everything!  That’s one of my cooking mottos…  Can’t attest to whether or not this one actually works, but love that looks like it would eliminate nearly any clean-up that goes along with the other ways to get fresh juice, and I’d definitely be willing to give it a whirl squirt.
    5. // Counter-top Scrap Trap – This would be a serious upgrade from my current method of hanging an empty grocery sack on the drawer handle by my hip, and tossing the scraps in there while I chop.
    6. // Mocubo Cutting Board – Another smarty-pants idea that keeps your cut goodies separate until you need them in the recipe.  No more juicy tomatoes getting their goodness all over everything else!
    7. // iPad Chef Sleeves – If you’ve ever tried to cook or bake while using a recipe on your iPad or tablet, you’ll need no proof as to why this one is genius.  Just try explaining to your significant other or roommate why the ‘home’ button on their device has curry powder stuck in the grooves (#oops), and you’ll see why this is your next must-have.
    8. //  Immersion Blender – I thought these were kind of silly seeming for the longest time, but after coming across multiple tasty recipes that include a quick blended item, I realized that it would be SO much easier than bothering to get out the big blender or Magic Bullet.
    9. //  Scoop Colander - Pasta, steamed veggies, roasted potatoes… The list goes on and on!  I’m sick of angel hair sneaking through the openings in my slotted spoon, and again – If I don’t have to get out our giant colander, I’d rather not. (Plus… space saver for the win!)
    10. //  Microwave Popcorn Maker - I make homemade stove-top popcorn at least 2-3 times per week, and while there’s nothing quite like the smell of the kernels toasting up over an open flame, this little guy makes clean-up a lot easier, needs no oil for cooking & doubles as a serving bowl!

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      In the Kitchen // Gadget Wishlist

      Today’s In the Kitchen post is quite appropriate for what I’ll be up to for the next couple of days, and I’m happy to finally share with you why I was able to make my way out here to Northern California!  Mr. Pepper headed back to NYC yesterday, and I’m getting ready to enjoy a change of scenery from the last several days that we spent in the lovely City of San Francisco.  I’m actually blogging from Morgan Hill, California this morning, and am so excited to be here participating in a special Lean Cuisine Culinary Roundtable session collaborating (and eating!) with a handful of their most fabulous chefs!

      Today, we’re here visiting the George Chiala Farms and then later will be heading on up to Napa to sample a few of the amazing restaurants there, and will also get a chance to do some brainstorming & cooking at the Culinary Institute of America… Honestly cannot wait!

      Of course, I’ll be sure to document my adventures while I’m here, so expect photos (and hopefully some video) soon.  In the meantime, follow S&P on twitter and instagram for up to the moment sneak peeks of our foodie fun, and check out my wishlist above to see the items that I’d love to snatch up when I return back to my kitchen feeling inspired to create my own version of Culinary Chic!

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