SproutsIO

Growing produce in the kitchen with an automated, soil-free indoor gardening system

From Click & Grow to Urban Cultivator, technology is increasingly being used to bring the backyard garden closer than previously imaginable—to the heart of the kitchen. Another contender, Cambridge, MA-based SproutsIO, is coming close to launching their premium-level, all-in-one indoor gardening system that helps grow produce as efficiently as possible. Fully automated, the smart appliance grows plants soil-free via a proprietary “hybrid hydroculture system” (combining …

OneCook Personal Robotic Chef

Fresh ingredients go in, home-cooked meals come out

Modern kitchen appliances can brew you the perfect espresso, bake a fluffy loaf of bread, mix a killer cocktail or even blend up a personalized smoothie—all with the press of a single button. So why not program them to cook a full meal? That’s exactly what Boston-based company TNL Corp. has done with OneCook, a personal “robotic chef” that can prepare everything from pasta to …

Turning Vegetables into Noodles and More with Inspiralizer

A healthy and creative way to eat veggies with Ali Maffucci's ideal version of a spiralizer

If you’re in a cooking rut, one way to rediscover a love for vegetables you’ve been long neglecting is just a different way to cut them. The art of “spiralizing,” or transforming vegetables into long spirals or noodles with the help of a tool, has been embraced by vegans to low carb dieters alikebut spiralizing goes far beyond creating pasta substitutes. Noodles are the classic …