I started Deliciously Ella at my kitchen table back in 2012 after a bout of ill health. Originally intended to be a personal project, my blog was a way to teach myself to cook healthy and delicious plant-based recipes and improve my health. Over the years, as the business has grown, we’ve moved to a professional studio kitchen but our core purpose of sharing not just healthy but delicious ways to feel better, has remained the same.
Below you'll find some of my favourite kitchen staples, each of which are integral to daily life in my new Neptune Henley kitchen.
My new larder cupboard
My favourite element of our new Neptune kitchen is the larder cupboard. Not only is it a beautiful design feature, but it also offers bucket loads of storage. We store everything from our blender and toaster to tins, jars, and spices, keeping our countertops mess-free.
An all-in-one pan
I can’t be without my Always Pan®. It’s a frying pan come sauté pan, steamer, roasting dish, and saucepan all in one, and just proves you don’t need every pan under the sun to make delicious recipes. It also matches the beautiful Cactus green of our Neptune kitchen which is rather pleasing.
A jar of harissa
The cornerstone of many weeknight suppers in our household, this humble jar packs a punch, giving maximum results with minimal effort. Sauté vegetables and chuck some harissa on them, serve with rice or pasta and you have that depth of flavour in a foolproof way.
A petite food chopper
While large food processors have a time and place, the Ninja Professional Stackable Chopper® is my go-to for something more compact. If I’m making a lentil ragu, I just chuck all the vegetables in and within seconds you have 10 minutes’ worth of chopping complete. It’s such a hack for unlocking healthy eating.