Hello and welcome to my product recommendations page. Here you will find some of my favorite items to use in the kitchen, home, and garden. These are all items that I personally love and use. Although not sponsored, many of the links below are either affiliate links I’ve set up with the company or affiliate links from my Amazon Storefront. This means I get a very small commission if something is sold. Anywho, I hope that you love all of these items as much as I do. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email and I will get back to you!
Smoked Olive Oil– this is one of my favorite condiment to drizzle on avocado toast, roasted veggies, or any kind of grain/pasta dish. It has a delicate smoky, buttery flavor.
Smoked Sea Salt– there are many different varieties on the market. I suggest trying them all to see what you personally like!
Kala Namak– I love buying this brand because it comes in one large bag that lasts forever. Do note, I transfer the salt to a tightly sealed jar once it is delivered to keep moisture out.
Ume Plum Vinegar– from Eden Foods. This is the only brand I buy.
Kombu– from Eden Foods. There are many different brands. This is the one I use.
Vegan Worcestershire– Wizard is the best! You can tell by reading the ingredient list. This is the most similar to traditional Worcestershire in regards to taste that I have ever had. If you can’t find that you can use Annies or the 365 Whole Foods brand (they are both vegan).
Liquid Smoke– some brands can be super bitter. I find that Colgin is not. I highly recommend this product!
Rice Vinegar– love, love, love this mild and delicious rice vinegar. The green cap is cute, too.
Carolina Gold Rice– this is a traditional prized South Carolina rice. It’s delicious.
Louisiana Popcorn Rice– this rice is EVERYTHING. I’ve seen some other brands out there but this is by far my favorite. The bag itself smells like buttery popcorn.
Wine- I love me a good organic glass of wine that is preferably certified vegan, organic, and fair trade. Like Stellar Organics!
Tamari– this is my favorite brand of tamari. It is rich in savory flavor and absolutely delicious!
Oatly Full Fat Milk – I recommend this oat milk because it is plain in flavor and rich and creamy in texture.
Chobani Extra Creamy Oat Milk – Another plant-based milk that I recommend to use for cooking.
Vegenaise is my favorite vegan mayo on the market. It was Just Mayo but they no longer make that which makes me cry.
Miyoko’s Butter– If I call for butter in any of my recipes, I of course mean vegan butter. This brand in particular is delicious and widely accessible. If you cannot find this, I would suggest Country Crock Plant Butter or Earth Balance.
Follow Your Heart Cheese– my favorite cheese from this company are the slices: smoked gouda, provolone, and American. They all work beautifully on sandwiches or for sauces, if melted correctly. Check out my Mac ‘N Cheese recipe to see what I’m talking about.
Violife Cheese– this has quickly become my favorite vegan cheese on the market. From their slices to their parmesan, the texture is spot on and the flavor is very similar to traditional dairy cheese. I particularly love the aged cheddar, smoked provolone, and their Mexican shreds.
Field Roast Sausage– I love this grain meat company, in particular the ‘Italian style’ sausages or the ‘celebration roast’. The frankfurter links work incredibly well in my ‘Red Beans and Rice’ recipe from Mississippi Vegan.
Beyond Meat– this is on of the best vegan meats on the market. I like some of their products more than others. I particularly love their Italian meatballs, breakfast sausage patties (not the links), and their Hot Italian Sausage. The burger patties are also quite nice, especially when dining out.
High Protein Tofu– In regards to tofu, I have used silken for baking (which is very soft) or in a delicate miso soup. For the most part though, my go to is extra-firm, as the texture is dense and satisfying. Over the past couple of years, high protein tofu has popped up on the market and I love it! The texture is delightfully dense and chewy- perfect for savory deliciousness replicating traditional meat. Try using this in my stuffed peppers recipes or my crispy tofu sandwich in Mississippi Vegan.
vegan chicken strips work beautifully for the ‘Vegan Chicken Salad’ in my recipe.
Daring chicken works beautifully for the ‘Vegan Chicken Salad’ recipe in my cookbook. They also have breaded nuggets that are divine.
Sweet Earth vegan chicken has a nice texture and works well for stir-frying.
Challenger Bread Pan – this is what I use to make my sourdough loaves. It is made very well and works beautifully because of the thoughtful design. Cannot recommend enough.
Cast Iron Skillet– I love me a cast iron skillet, especially this one because it’s so big. I roast anything and everything in this guy! I also bake my sourdough focaccia in this.
Hand-held Julienne Vegetable Peeler– this tool is ideal for safely and effectively slicing a vegetable into a beautiful, thin matchstick shape.
Mandoline– this contraption allows you to slice vegetables paper thin. Please be careful using this as it is very dangerous!
Enso Chef’s Knife– This is my go to knife. It’s beautiful. It’s made well. And it chops effortlessly. Highly recommend!
Thin Blade Spatula– this is one of my favorite kitchen tools when cooking with a cast iron skillet. The thin blade allows one to get under something that might normally stick and also scrape up any remnants that are sticking from a sauce, fried rice, etc.
Roux Spoon– there are many different roux spoons out there. This is a good example of one. Ideally, you want the handle to be long and the spoon end to wide and curved.
Microplane Zester– this is a great tool to have for zesting citrus, ginger, nutmeg, or any block of hard vegan cheese.
Vitamix Blender– I’ve had mine for 8 years and it still works perfectly. Ideal for making your own juices or blending sauces until velvety smooth.
Nutri Bullet– This a smaller blender that’s perfect for small amounts of ingredients. I use mine all the time!
Benary Zinnia Seeds – large and beautiful zinnias, great for cutting.
Cut & Come Again Zinnia Seeds – smaller zinnias in a variety of fun colors.
Canon 5D Mark IV – This is the camera body that I use. It’s fabulous and I love the touch screen.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens (Fixed) – This is my favorite lens. I use it 90% of the time!
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM – Standard Zoom Lens – this is great for all situations! Far away or close.
Canon RF100mm F2.8 L Macro is USM – for those tight, close up detail shots!