Mother’s day is around the corner, and if your mom likes to cook vegan and plant-based meals, then we know just what to get her. No vegan chef’s kitchen is complete without the following items!
Good knives are an important tool in any vegan kitchen. You need sharp, reliable knives that can cut through all sorts of produce. Sharp knives are safe knives, and if you think that your mom could use a new set of cutlery don’t hesitate to pick some up.
Large Cutting Board
You also need a large cutting board to go with those knives. You may need enough room for multiple ingredients at a time, and a large cutting board simply makes life easier.
As we said, sharper knives are safer. A dull knife can slip and cut a chef, but a sharp knife is more likely to do its job and safely cut fruits, veggies, and anything else. A knife sharpener can keep those knives sharp and safe.
Lemon and Lime Squeezer
Plenty of plant-based recipes use lemon and lime juice as seasoning. Make life easier for your mom by picking up a squeezer that can quickly extract the juice from either fruit.
Grill pans aren’t just for meat. One can leave grill marks on veggies, tofu, seitan, and other items, sealing in flavor and helping to create a visually appetizing meal. It’s a great way to grill if you don’t have space for an outdoor setup.
A zester acts much like a cheese grater. Instead of cheese, it’s usually used on limes. Lime zest, right from the skin of the lime, can add an interesting flavor to many plant-based meals.
A spiralizer can be used to make low-carb veggie noodles. You can use it with squash, zucchini, eggplant, and other vegetables to lower the calories present in pasta dishes and make them more healthy. Your mom will probably love experimenting with different types of noodles and sauces.
Many recipes require tofu to be “pressed.” Some people just use heavy items to weigh it down, but if your mom uses tofu a lot a tofu press can be a great addition to her kitchen. You can use it to press tofu and leave it in the fridge for a few days until you’re ready to cook with it.
Food processors are incredibly useful in a vegan kitchen. They’re ideal for grinding up different types of fruits and veggies for smoothies, sauces, and salsa, but they can even be used to make ingredients like oat flour, flaxseed meal, and other ingredients commonly used in vegan baking. A food processor is just the versatile tool a vegan chef needs.
Measuring Cups and Bowls
Having multiple measuring cups and bowls on hand can be a boon to any vegan chef. You can separate wet and dry ingredients, prep a few different items at once, or avoid allergen cross-contamination without needing to constantly wash items out. Your mom will appreciate the extra tools in the kitchen.
For More Vegan Gift Ideas
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