When I first moved into my own place after college, the state of my kitchen could best be described as sad. My mom kindly bought me 3 pots but I didn’t have a single pan. Everything was either way too big or just awkward enough to fit in. For someone who loves to cook, it was a hot mess. So when Our Place recently reached out and offered to send me their Always Pan to try, I was intrigued. One pan that can cover all the bases? Of course, I thought this would have been very handy 8 years ago. But also, let’s put it to the test!
For the past few weeks, I’ve been cooking everything in my pan. Pancakes, salmon, fried riced? It’s gone in the Our Place Always Pan. We’ve tried so many non-toxic pans in the past that I needed to make sure this one stacked up. So today, I’m going to talk you through everything I love, who I think will adore this pan and why I’m currently obsessed with my pink ceramic always pan.
A Little Company Overview
Our Place was co-founded by Shiza Shahid (who also co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai). The company is invested in using ethically sourced products, compostable packaging 😍 and giving back to their community in LA.
What Is The Our Place Always Pan?
Essentially, it’s the pan that replaces 8 pieces of cookware in your kitchen. Seriously, unless you’re making some large batch of soup, it will fit in this pan. It comes with a steamer and attached wooden spoon that slots nicely in. Pasta, steamed veggies, sautéed fish, etc. You can make ALL of it in the Always Pan. Plus, the Our Place Always Pan has a non-stick ceramic coating without all the nasty toxins. Aka the coating is free of Teflon, PTFEs, and PFAS.
Who Is It For?
If you’re looking to streamline your kitchen or you’re finally ready to upgrade, the Always Pan is for you. We opted to invest in one of the larger sets of non-toxic cookware a few years back. And while we still use it, it’s taken a major back seat in our kitchen since our Our Place Always Pan arrived. Like I tried to make pancakes in a different pan for the first time in a few weeks this morning and regretted it immediately.
What’s The Shipping Like?
Where Can I Buy It?
Online. It comes in 3 gorgeous colors. And you can snag your Our Place Always Pan from their website. Along with some other very lovely dishes!
What Else Do I Need To Know?
So here’s the thing. I tried to find something I didn’t like about this pan. And if you follow me on instagram, you know I cook A LOT. But for the price point and what you’re getting, it’s quite amazing. Everything cooks beautifully. My pancakes cooked evenly, my salmon seared perfectly and it helped me achieve my best paleo cauliflower fried rice recipe (see below). The ONLY and I do mean only thing I think is worth noting is that you can’t put it in the oven.
Also, it’s dishwasher safe which is a necessity because I love cooking. Dishes? Not so much. Essentially? I’m in love. Like I’m fully ready to hide away all our other pans because they just annoy me now. And my Our Place Always Pan is MUCH prettier.
If you’re looking to try the pan for yourself or you’re ready to finally invest in some good non-toxic cookware, I have a discount code for you! SAVVY10 gets your $10 off your order. And if you snag an Always Pan or make today’s recipe, be sure to tag me on instagram and let me know! You know my love language is words of affirmation so it means the world to me when you share what you’re making! For now, I’m off to convince Asher that lizards aren’t toys. It’s a losing battle but we try! Sending you all the love and positive vibes. Until next time. Xoxo, Savvy
The Best Cauliflower Fried Rice
I'm sharing how to get perfect cauliflower fried riced every time.
- 2 cups frozen cauliflower rice
- 1 cup carrots, diced
- 5 green onions, diced (white & green parts separated)
- 6 eggs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 tbsp vegan butter
Heat your pan over medium/high heat and add your frozen cauliflower*. If it's in chunks, I like to cook it on high and use a wooden spoon to break up the . But if yours is separated, cook it on medium.
Once broken up, cook on medium until the water has come off and the cauliflower has slightly softened. About 5 minutes. Make sure you stir it every 30 seconds or so to keep it from sticking to your pan.
Add in your diced carrots, the white part of the diced green onion plus your salt + pepper. Mix together and cook on medium for another 6 minutes.
While your mixture is cooking, whisk your eggs in a small bowl and keep to the side.
Once your rice mixture has had time to cook, remove half into a bowl to make room for your eggs. Make a well in the center of your rice, add the vegan butter and then the eggs.
Cook them until scrambled into chunks. Your rice will most definitely mix in during this bit and that's okay!
Return the rest of the rice mixture to the dish. Stir to combine. Then add in your coconut aminos and stir again.
Remove from heat, top with green onions and enjoy!
*In order to get your cauliflower rice to be more crisp than soft, you need to cook the water off first. This may take more or less time depending on how much water is on your frozen rice.
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