All posts by Michelle B

instant pot vs slow cooker vs rice cooker

Instant Pot vs. Slow Cooker vs. Rice Cooker | An In-Depth Comparison

In today’s busy, fast paced world, being able to sit down to a healthy, homemade meal after a long day of work, could be considered a luxury. A great way to enjoy this luxury without breaking your back in the kitchen, is to use an Instant Pot, slow cooker, or a rice maker as they […]

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panasonic rice cooker review

Panasonic Rice Cooker Review & Comparison

Have you tried and failed to make rice a thousand times? Do you have dreams of integrating all of your kitchen machines into a few handy appliances? Would you like to wake up in the morning to the smell of fresh hot oatmeal? Sick of opening your oven to check on that cake you’re baking? […]

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best microwave toaster oven combos

The Best Microwave Toaster Oven Combos – Comparison of 5 Top Models

Despite many popular misconceptions, microwaves are actually a great way to cook things! Research has shown that cooking vegetables in the microwave is a great for preserving nutrients as they aren’t as liable to get lost in the cooking water (1). They’re also quick and easy when you’re in a hurry. The downside is that […]

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best thermos for soup and hot food

Best Insulated Thermoses for Keeping Soups and Food Hot (or Cold!)

Bringing your own lunch to work is a great way to save money and have greater control over the food you eat. Let’s face it though, the food is never as good as when it was first prepped. The process of cooling and reheating ruins all original texture and flavor. The key is to keep […]

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best thermos for keeping coffee hot

Best Thermoses for Keeping Coffee & Tea Hot | And Cold Drinks Cold!

Drinking coffee is one of life’s great culinary pleasures. I prefer mine with a little bit of frothed fresh soymilk, but that’s besides the point. Unless you’re specifically having cold brew or iced coffee, the heavenly juice of the coffee bean is best enjoyed hot. Pouring your coffee into just a regular old mug might be […]

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best baskets for grilling vegetables

What Are the Best BBQ Baskets for Grilling Vegetables?

At Thrive Cuisine, we always think that the vegetables are a crucial staple of every meal. However, for those who like to grill, vegetables are often an afterthought. A solid grill basket transforms the way that you can grill vegetables, making it possible to handle small ones without having them fall through the cracks. If you’re […]

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best nut choppers for almonds and more

What’s the Best Nut Chopper for Almonds, Walnuts, and Peanuts?

What is a Nut Chopper Exactly?Nut choppers are small little devices that allow you to chop up nuts really quickly without the use of a knife. In most cases, we say that knife skills are the way to go when it comes to chopping. But in the case of of nuts, they can be super annoying […]

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gotham steel vs red copper

Gotham Steel vs. Red Copper Cookware | Worth the Hype?

The Gotham Steel and Red Copper Pans are the latest craze on late night TV. The commercials make them seem like they’re going to completely change your life in the kitchen, but is all of the hype true? As with most things that are sensationalized, the answer lies somewhere in the middle. We’ve done all […]

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best can opener for arthritis

Best Can Openers for Arthritis 2017 | Electric & Manual

Many can-openers can require very fine motor skills to turn, and strong finger strength is a big requirement. For people suffering from arthritis, this is obviously a huge pain as their hand and finger mobility is greatly limited. Luckily, many alternative style can openers are out today (both manual and electric) which take the struggle out of […]

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stainless steel vs ceramic vs nonstick

Non Stick vs. Stainless Steel vs. Ceramic Cookware | Which Pots and Pans are Best?

We often get asked the question of what type of cookware one should get: plain non-stick, stainless steel, or ceramic. Having experimented with multiple types of cookware over the years, we’ve come up with an answer! All of these coatings have their advantages and disadvantages, so lets do a little bit of exploring. Quick Navigation […]

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