Dr. Cathy Goldstein, AP's Favorites!!!
If you know me, you know I never recommend a product until I have thoroughly vetted it! All of the items below are things I use in my own personal life.
My goal is to create a super easy and informative list for you...with links for EASY shopping!
Recommended Kitchen Tools
This is the spiralizer I used in the Zucchini Noodles video (part of the 10-Day Reset Cleanse Program). This is best for smaller vegetables.
Large Veggie Spiralizer
This spiralizer can accommodate larger veggies such as beets and potatoes.
This is the Mandolin slicer I use. It is really easy to store and is sturdy. Use the protective holder, it is really sharp!
I also use my Cuisinart food processor to slice veggies, depending on the size.
There is nothing better than a simple spring loaded nut chopper. Everything else is either time consuming or massacres nuts into a powder.
This zester is a must for the fresh zest, smell and taste of lemon rind or for microblading fresh seasoning such as cinnamon or nutmeg.
Cloth Produce Bags
Organic Cloth Produce Bags great for storing produce in the refrigerator as well as drying lettuce. Dry lettuce is the best way to dress your salad. Water repels the oil base and you lose flavor.
1.5 GALLON CAPACITY- The portable Travel Berkey Purification System effortlessly purifies water. The system is just 18” tall and 7.5” in diameter. This model is the perfect size for most countertops.
I have a cuisinart immersion blender that has lasted me for over 10 years but it was pricey. The new cuisinart ones do not have great reviews so I am going to suggest a less expensive model. If it lasts for 6 months to a year it was a great price. The key is the shape of the bell. It handles really chunky foods well.
Salt & Pepper Grinders
The Gravity Electric Salt & Pepper Grinders you see in my cooking videos for the 10 Day Reset Cleanse Program
Recommended Foods and Oils
Everyday olive oil in glass, hand picked in Greece.
Pricey but great finishing olive oil (not for cooking). It adds a great rich flavor. You only need a drizzle to add a great finish to almost any meal. I like it on grains like short grain brown rice, fish, veggies... is really high in the healthy Phenols.
For medium heat cooking use unrefined high heat coconut oil. It is highly resistant to oxidation with a smoke temp of about 350 - 400°F. Most good clean coconut oils come from Sri Lanka where pesticides are not required or used.
The best choice for high heat cooking or sauteing is an unrefined Avocado oil with a smoke point of about 540°F. A clean avocado oil is harder to find than you would think & organic is expensive. I usually go with a non GMO (made in Mexico by a company I have vetted).
Omega 369 Oil
Organic Udo's 3 6 9 (store in refrigerator)
I like these capers because the capers are smaller and tender. And because the jar is smaller. A little caper goes a long way. A jar this size will last me several recipes that use capers. Plus a super clean product with only 3 ingredients and uses natural citric acid as preservative.
Sesame Tahini Butter
Sesame Tahini Butter
Organic Brown Rice cakes. Lundberg is one of my favorite brands for Rice products
Apple Cider Vinegar
Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Pommery Meaux Mustard
Water in Glass Bottle
Any glass bottled water you find at your grocery store should work Just fine, this is one example that would work if you prefer to order off Amazon.
Water in Glass Bottle
Any glass bottled water you find at your grocery store should work Just fine, this is another example that would work if you prefer to order off Amazon.
Flax seeds are rich in Essential fatty acids (EFA’s). Store ground flax in the freezer or in the refrigerator short term (4 weeks) for freshness and to protect the EFA’s from going rancid.
Organic Hemp Hearts, excellent source of proteins.
Organic Rolled Thick Cut Oats
Organic Raw Unpasteurized Whole Almonds
I love the flavor of sprouted grains. I especially like to use sprouted oats, when the oats are not going to be cooked or soaking overnight.
Great red color and crunchy, 1 ingredient, organic strawberries!!
Organic Almond Milk
Organic Ground Chia Seeds
Course Sea Salt
Course option for use in salt grinder.
About Cathy Goldstein, A.P.
Cathy Goldstein, A.P. is Director at Integrative Health and Allergy Center in Jacksonville, FL. Her mission is to provide trusted wellness information, resources, tools and services for obtaining natural health and natural beauty—utilizing over 25 years of functional medicine in traditional Chinese medicine, nutrition and true holistic medicine. She is a speaker, educator, researcher, and the developer of the Tru Energy skincare line.