I went to a cooking class recently and at the end of the class there was a small discussion about the instructors favorite gadgets: Out came a Paderno Vegetable Spiralizer . Naturally when I got home, I did some research.
Sure enough, I found one on Amazon for $29.75. I ordered it (without hesitating) and it arrived the next day. Yay for online shopping.
I went out to the grocery store to buy a cucumber, carrot, apple and a zucchini, so that I could use it right away. I was pumped to use it…can you tell?
The ribbons that you get are INSANELY long. Here’s proof.
I sprinkled some lemon flavoured oil on it, as well as another product (mixed nuts that I picked up in Israel). Bingo – I had an interesting salad in no time at all.
Can you say; Happy?
Trust me, I will be making more salads with my new BFF. Stay tuned.
Kitchen stores like Teatro Verde in Bayview Village are dangerous stores for me. I’m bound to buy something and indeed I did buy something. Here’s an example: See this display? Well…it really worked. I actually stood there…. watched the video and then bought the Rice Cube.
I must add, that I was (really) nervous to buy this kitchen gadget, as it was $19.99 and there is no refund or exchange policy at this store. But I did. Go figger.
When I got home, I took out my beloved Rice Cooker (thanks @isfalk for ensuring I bought one back in 2010) and my USA Rice and made a batch of sticky rice.
Then I inserted the cooked sushi rice into the little compartment. (photo on the left). Step 2 involved closing the lid ( photo on the right) and then Step 3 involved taking out the CUBE OF RICE. No fuss. No muss.
Here’s the end result. I was all too happy to serve this to my guests that were coming over for dinner.
Rice Cubes topped with Dried Kimchi that I bought at Trader Joe’s.
This kitchen gadget is certainly going to be motivating me to use more USA Rice. Also I’ve recently discovered this Rose Reisman Video that I would like to share with you. This video demonstrates the versatility of rice, the health benefits as well as a recipe for a quick and healthy rice salad.
I can’t wait to make these cubes again and top them with chopped nori, or black and white toasted sesame seeds. So many ideas. So little time!!
For more information:
Teatro Verde, Bayview Village, 2901 Bayview Ave, 416 733 4448
Disclosure: I was provided with compensation for this post, however all opinions and ideas expressed are my own.
Today’s blog post is dedicated to the question: How Many Knives Do You Own? I have a lot….errr….WAY TOO MANY. It all started 20 years ago, when I never invested in a decent knife. My attitude was “I’ll buy another one”.
My useless knife collection
This is NOT the right attitude. Here’s why.
A long time ago, I saw a blog post (or was it a tweet???) with the question: “What’s Your Favorite Kitchen Tool”. Many of the replies were “MY KNIFE”.
Think about it. Do you think you could make a dish without a knife? It truly is an instrumental tool to have in the kitchen.
Because it’s so important,…I will be giving away a CUTCO knife to one lucky reader!! (value $138). All you have to do is go to the Cutco Website and leave a comment telling me which knife you would want to own. If you haven’t heard of Cutco before, here’s what you need to know about this North American company: a) they have a Forever Guarantee b) they produce quality, SHARP knives c) they are all about offering exceptional knives and customer service.
Isn’t that easy? Isn’t this a great contest? Something tells me, I’m not the only one with a million knives in their kitchen. Actually I’ve decided that these knives are going into the GARBAGE. Ever since I was introduced to Cutco, I’m now dicing vegetables like a pro and have no need to have useless knives in my kitchen!!
What a difference a good knife makes!!
The contest will run from Thursday Dec 6th to Friday Dec 21st and is open to all Canadian residents. A winner will be selected using random.org and will have one week to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
Happy Knives = Happy Cooks. Yes?