The first things I'd purchase are a kitchen scale, some measuring cups and measuring spoons.
You'll also need plastic containers in different sizes - it helps sort out your food in the correct serving size.
You'll also need a good non-stick frying pan as well as a saucepan. This way you'll only need to use 1 or 2 sprays from a non-stick spray.
It may seem silly to say it, but a good kitchen knife and chopping board are essential to deal with all those freggies!
As far as gadgets go, I have a hand-held blender (love it!), juicer/smoothie maker, steamer, George Foreman grill and a kitchen robot that mixes, grates and chops.
I have quite a few herbs and spices I use on a regular basis: thyme, oregano, Herbes de Provence, cumin, chili powder, cinnamon, ginger to name but a few.
I also always have garlic and use it a lot in my cooking. Lemon are also good to have to season your food or use a squeeze to flavour water.
I hope this helps!
ps: I also adore my silicone bakeware!
Love from Sandra xxx
Something has changed within me, something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules of someone else's game
Too late for second-guessing, too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts, close my eyes: and leap!
It's time to try defying gravity
I think I'll try defying gravity
And you can't pull me down!