I recommend the Black & Decker countertop steamer (below) for cooking whole grains because its container is large enough to cook a whole pound at once. See report #N236 for instructions. It’s also wonderful for steaming asparagus and other vegetables, or shrimp.
You should be able to find all of these appliances and gadgets at discount and kitchen stores, but if you’d rather order online, the links below will take you to Amazon.com.
**The Stovetop Smoker (below) makes wonderful smoked fish, shrimp or vegetables. **Use the Ice Cream Maker for my sorbet and fruit ice recipes (throw out the recipe book that comes with it.) **The small Foreman Grill is convenient for seafood or grilled vegetables. **Air-popped popcorn is the healthiest of the munchy crunchy snacks — it’s a whole grain (and mostly air.) **Treat yourself to a pretty glass salad bowl for your whole-meal salads.