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Kitchen Helpers for Healthy Eating

New Year’s resolutions aside, the beginning of a new year is a great time to treat yourself to premium-quality kitchenware that makes healthy eating a lot easier. These handy kitchen gadgets are indispensable for creating healthy drinks and dishes long after the whole New Year health buzz fades. And after all, consistency is really the key to making a healthier diet work long term!

Check out some of our favorite kitchen appliances that will help you stick to that healthy diet all year long:

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1) Cuisinart Mini-Prep® Plus Processor: The compact design is great for smaller counter spaces, but its versatile blades are capable of handling anything from fresh salsas, sauces and more.

2) KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender: Perfect for making healthy smoothies, soups and much more, this versatile blender is a great everyday kitchen sidekick.

3) Vitamix CIA Professional Series: Trusted by professional chefs worldwide, this powerful blender creates tons of culinary masterpieces—from smoothies, sorbets, soups and more! It even comes with a great cookbook full of delicious and healthy recipes.

4) Breville JE98XL The Juice Fountain® Plus Juicer : This efficient juicer makes a delicious glass of juice from large chunks of fruits and veggies in mere seconds! Drink up!

5) Omega Nutrition Center Masticating-Style Juicer: This powerful juicer is perfect for yielding the most juice from leafy green veggies like kale and spinach.

6) Chef’s Choice Professional Digital Scale: When practicing precise portion control, this food scale is truly an essential. We love the sleek, low-profile design!

 

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Holiday Gift Guide: Kitchen Gadgets

For the discerning foodie, coffee or gourmet connoisseur on your list, there’s no better gift than that of a shiny, brand new kitchen gadget to take their culinary (or coffee) game to the next level.

Check out a few of our favorites from the Zappos Home department:

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1. Emeril Ice Cream Maker

2. Calphalon Simply Calphalon 5Qt. Chili Pot

3. Zojirushi Gourmet Sizzler Electric Griddle

4. Shun Kai Pure Komachi II 9-Piece Set

5. Zwilling J.A. Henckels 8-Piece Stainless Steel Steak Knife Set

6. Omega Commercial-Quality Blender

7. Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine

8. All-Clad Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set

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Holiday Cooking with Breville

Pulling off the perfect holiday feast takes time, patience and, of course, the right kitchen helpers. While family and friends can be great help in the kitchen, having the right kitchen appliances is all you really need for a perfectly-executed preparation. After all, you know what they say about having too many cooks in the kitchen!

Below are some of our favorite Breville essentials for cooking up a holiday feast they won’t soon forget!

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1. Breville the Smart Oven®

2. Breville the HemisphereControl Blender

3. Breville The Control Grip Immersion Stick Blender

4. Breville Slow Cooker with EasySear

5. Breville The Smart ScoopIce Cream Maker

6. Breville The Scraper Mixer Pro

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August is National Coffee Month!

A cup o’ joe, java, bean juice, the daily grind. Whatever you call it, a good cup of coffee is as individual as the person savoring it. Whether you need that mid-day jolt of energy or that crucial morning pick-me-up, this beloved beverage certainly deserves its share of accolades.

To celebrate National Coffee Month, treat yourself to a new coffee maker, espresso machine and coffee accessories to enhance your daily caffeinated bliss! (or decaf, if that's your thing)

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1. BIA Cordon Bleu Latte Mugs (Set of 4)

2. Keurig Vue V700 Brewing System

3. Capresso Café Espresso & Capuccino Machine

4. Breville The YouBrew® Thermal Coffee Maker

5. Le Creuset Cappucino Cups & Saucers (Set of 2)

6. KitchenAid Pro Line Burr Coffee Mill

7. Bodum Santos Vacuum Coffee Maker

8. Bodum Travel Mug

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Dorm Room Essentials

Many would argue that college makes up some of the best years of one’s life—and we definitely agree. This exciting time of venturing out into independence deserves a proper send off in the form of useful & space-saving houseware to make dorm life easier!

Check out a few of our dorm picks to get ready for the new school year and all the campus adventures that lie ahead:

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1. Keurig K10 Mini Plus

2. Breville Mini Smart Oven

3. Bodum Electric Water Kettle

4. OXO Good Grips® Flip-In Hamper

5. Cuisinart Smartpower® Portable Blender/Chopper

6. Simplehuman Adjustable Shower Caddy

7. Lacoste Croc Bath Towel

8. Lacoste Brushed Twill Sheet Set- Twin XL


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It's the Season for Summer BBQs!

With the 4th of July coming up, we thought we’d pay a much-deserved homage to one of our favorite all-American summer traditions: the backyard BBQ!

There’s nothing quite like firing up the grill for some hotdogs and burgers with great friends and family, sipping on cold beverages as we celebrate the summertime.

To help you craft the perfect backyard BBQ, check out some of our best kitchen gadgets below!

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1. All-Clad Stainless Steel Barbeque Set (with case)

2. Cuisinart CPB-300 Smartpower Portable Blender/Chopper

3. Bodum Iced Tea Jug with Filter

4. OXO Good Grips® Chef's Digital Leave-in Meat Thermometer

5. Emile Henry Flame Top Grilling/Baking Stone

6. Joseph Joseph Index Advance Chopping Board Set

7. Wusthof Classic 2-Piece Starter Set

8. Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt/ Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker

9. Breville the HemisphereControl Blender

Aside from the typical BBQ fare, treat your guests to cold treats like homemade ice cream, or try this deliciously refreshing lemonade recipe from allrecipes.com!

Cucumber Lemonade – by Lori

1 cucumber, thinly sliced

1 12oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate

2 liters of lemon-lime carbonated beverage

Place the cucumber slices in the plastic filter of your Bodum Iced Tea Jug. Pour the lemonade concentrate and let stand for 10 minutes. Pour in the lemon-lime soda. Pour into glasses and garnish with lemon slices. Serve to your parched guests and enjoy!

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Gifts for Coffee & Tea Lovers

For a lot of us, the day doesn’t officially start until that first cup of brew. There’s just something about the aroma, the ritual, the caffeinated jolt that gets us going even on a sleepy Tuesday morning!

So, in honor of our beloved beverages, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gifts for the coffee and tea connoisseur in your life (even if it happens to be you!). Who needs the coffee shop when you can be your own barista right in your kitchen?

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1. DeLonghi Nespresso Capsule Espresso/Capuccino Machine, 2. Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System, 3. Le Creuset Whistling Kettle, 4. Krups XP2280 Programmable Precise Tamp Combination Coffee Maker, 5. KitchenAid Four-cup Personal Coffee Maker, 6. Breville You Brew Coffee Maker

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Juicers 101: A Healthy Start to Your New Year

You’ve probably heard of all the great benefits of juicing as a way of consuming fresh, raw foods in your daily diet. Sounds simple enough, right? Extract all the nutrients inside fruits and vegetables, drink them and reap the health benefits. But selecting the right kind of juicer can be a bit tricky for the juicing novice.

We’ve broken down three of the most common types of juicers on the market to find the one that works best for you:

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1. Breville Juice Fountain Compact, 2. Omega Nutrition Center Heavy-Duty Juicer, 3. Krups Silver Art Citrus Press

Centrifugal Juicers: This is generally the most affordable kind of juicer and therefore the most popular type on the market. They’re great for juicing most fruits and vegetables quickly and efficiently. However, they’re not as effective at yielding high volumes of juice from grassy and leafy plants such as wheatgrass, spinach, lettuce and other greens.

Centrifugal juicers usually have large feeding chutes allowing you to take the whole or half the fruit without the need for cutting them into smaller pieces.

The juice from these types of juicers typically has a very short shelf life and should be consumed right away to get the most nutritional value.

Masticating Juicers: Also known as single-gear juicer, this breaks up the plant cells resulting in more fiber, enzymes and trace mineral yields. These are generally more efficient than Centrifugal juicers in extracting more juice (i.e. the pulp comes out drier), and are great at juicing greens/leafy vegetables. However, they are more expensive than centrifugal juicers.

These operate at lower RPMs (rotations per minute), meaning there’s less foam and heat conducted, increasing the shelf life and nutrition yield per serving. Masticating juicers are also more versatile since they can homogenize foods to make sauces, baby food, ice cream, sorbets, nut butters, etc.

Citrus Presses: An electric citrus press works similarly to manual ones but more quickly and yields more juice per fruit. Some of the benefits of fresh-squeezed citrus juice versus the store-bought kind are: a fresher taste, fewer or no additives and preservatives, and more nutrient integrity. Remember, as soon as the juice hits the air, oxygenation begins to degrade the nutrient content. That’s why treating yourself to fresh-squeezed orange or grapefruit juice every day with a balanced breakfast is by far the healthier option!

Drink up for a healthier you in 2013!