TINY travel kitchen:
Below are the items that make up my tiny travel kitchen. I love these so much. Bringing these items on the road ensures I always have what I need, no matter where we’re lodging (as there’s just no way for every Airbnb, hotel, home, etc. to have what I love, and that’s okay). XO
When hiking/biking, I do need a water bottle. It took a long time to find this beautiful eco single layer (uninsulated) water bottle, which has…
no lacquers “of any kind”
a more compact size (thinner walls than an insulated bottle)
the ability to boil water (if needed)
the ability to be cleaned in a dishwasher (when available)
A certain someone has even already snagged this from me!
I don't mess around with water anymore, as I've been too sick from water that was supposedly safe. So I'm grateful for this water purifier that:
is "proven to be safe and effective eliminating over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa that cause water-borne illness"
eliminates the need to buy bottled water (no plastic/waste)
eliminates the need to haul water (on me) when I’d rather not
I'm always proclaiming that this is the only eating utensil that need exist, as I find it has perfectly balanced…
spoon and handle finish
I can easily eat anything with this spork. No other spork I've tried has come close. In fact, I’m often telling retailers about this spork, so they can stock and sell it. It’s a little miracle.
This paring knife is the only knife I carry, as…
it’s so large and sharp that it helps me more like a chef's knife
it easily cuts fruit, nuts, squash, etc.
it has a protective sheath
We once had two options for a travel can opener: an exposed blade that could cut your finger off or a household can opener too heavy to lug around. Now there's this…
it’s comfy (doesn't hurt my hand while twisting)
it leaves no sharp edges behind
This is perfect for road trips, in hotels, Airbnbs, boats...everywhere.
I love having these (BPA free and PVC free) mini tongs, because they are…
adorably small and lightweight
able to stir, mix, and pick up food
perfect for non-stick surfaces (so we guests don’t scratch surfaces)
easy to clean
easily stored closed, with the attached tiny ring
Plus, these tongs eliminate the need for just about any other cooking utensil.
BONUS: when it's cheaper to purchase these in multiples, the extras are terrific gifts for others.
When I saw this (plastic free and BPA free) container, I wanted to have it as a beautiful:
daily cutting board
dry food lunchbox (sandwiches, etc.)
storage box for my tiny kitchen tools (listed above), on transport days
I love having these lightweight nesting food containers because they’re:
perfect for nuts, sauces, and salads
So when we’re traveling in areas that have expensive food or few healthy eateries (we’re looking at you, beautiful mountain villages of Switzerland), we can bring food with us each day.
I'm in love with matcha tea, but it isn't always easy to find a product that’s:
pure organic Japanese matcha tea
tested to be safe from radiation
So I pack a can with me. A little goes a long way (one tiny can lasts me weeks) and it’s a great morning tea, hot or at room temperature.
It can be tough to find pure hibiscus tea in stores, so I toss some in my luggage. And when I mix the following together, it’s amazing (no sweetener needed)…
a chunk of fresh ginger
I get a lot of questions about what kind of B12 I take. After completing plant-based nutrition certification via Cornell, completing some genetic testing (I have a couple of genetic quirks, which appear to make it harder for my body to convert B vitamins into their usable form), after seeking the guidance of several medical doctors who focus on this, plus a Bastyr doctor, and after reading the guidance from Dr. Greger at NutritionFacts.org, this is the vitamin B12 that I’ve chosen for myself. But this is just what I’ve decided for myself, and if research updates itself, I will re-evaluate. (Everyone must truly consult their own medical practitioners to make their own decisions best for them.)