Monday, March 14, 2011
Healthy Steps makes a line of cooking tools for a healthy lifestyle including this infuser that you fill with fruit and drop into a jar of water. Instead of buying flavored water you can make your own and you know exactly what’s going in it.
I also loved their Protein Server. Use the spatula head as a guide for the proper portion size.
Healthy Steps is all about portion control.
You can turn thin potato slices into chips without the fat and salt in a matter of minutes in your microwave. Then season them with a little olive oil and herbs and you have the perfect healthy snack. Did I tell you that I couldn’t eat just one?
Brasa makes a line of ventless fireplaces – both large and small – and can be moved to any room in the house. I loved this tabletop centerpiece that is only $185. All of them were surrounded by glass panels that made for a rather striking embellishment.
I was fascinated by this GarlicTwist which is the straightforward answer to chopping garlic and ginger. I use enough of both to fork over a small amount of cash for this find. No wonder the GarlicTwist has won an unprecedented six industry awards.
I listed the food pod last year as a must buy gift for your favorite foodie for Christmas. This entire line is amazing and offers such fun products as the CrackPot and the PoachPod. Why didn’t I think of these?
Definitely on my short list of things to buy this year and the price point is right in line with a really tight budget. Most under $12.
My first pasta maker came from this brand name based in Italy. It’s a classic brand and I’m sure will be around forever. Never buy it when you can make it this fresh so easily.
Part of any kids childhood past, slip a Wine Monkey onto a bottle of red or white and you‘re covered. Guarantee that he will be the talk of the party.
One of my favorite chefs has his own brand like every other chef. I really love the line – especially the denim placemats.
The Cookup200 solar grill from the French company iD Cook is a portable solar cooker meant to be taken out on the road. It can be assembled in minutes and folds up into a handy little carrying case.
When you pick up the ViCera ceramic knife, you are holding the perfect balance of new technology and old-world craftsmanship. These beautiful ceramic knives are made in Japan of an advanced, high-tech ceramic called zirconium oxide and is extremely hard and wear resistant, rating 8.5 on the Mohs scale - surpassing stainless steel (5-6 Mohs) and approaching the hardness of diamond (10 Mohs).
Don’t miss the 2012 show March 11th -13th at McCormick place.
Posted by Susan York at 8:30 PM