SILPAT (SILICON BAKING LINER)
Why roast anything? Roasting adds a layer of flavor and intensity to vegetables. By slow roasting in the oven (or on an outdoor grill) you will get a caramelization and sweetness that you can't get by quick sauteing in oil on the stove. To accomplish this without the burden of cleaning the baking sheet when I'm done, I use a silpat sheet. Silpat is a product that is made of silicone and can withstand the heat up to 450° (sometimes up to 800°, but read the label when you buy it). You can bake with it, roast with it, buy it shaped like a muffin tin or bread pan. It's a wonderful product, and not all are called Silpat...that was the original manufacturer that invented it. Just search the internet or go to your favorite kitchen supply store.
SHARPER IMAGE SUPER WAVE OVEN
Chip Maker by Mastrad
Corn Chips, Sweet Potato or Yam Chips, Potato Chips, who doesn't love them.
This item is something we came across in Bed Bath and Beyond. Wasn't looking for it, but since it was at the end of an aisle AND it said "As Seen on TV", had to check it out. It's a device by Mastrad and in 3 to 4 minutes in your microwave, you will have the best tasting chips you've ever eaten. It's $20 and worth every penny. I LOVE potato chips, so to have an oil free way of making them is awesome. As if that's not enough, it comes with a miniature mandoline so that you can slice your potatoes to the perfect thickness. I slice the potatoes and then soak them in white vinegar (or any other kind...experiment). Right before I put them in the micro, sprinkle a little sea salt on them and you'll have fat free salt and vinegar chips.