A Gift I Did Not Know I Needed – Herb Scissors

 

A Gift I Did Not Know INeeded - Herb Scissors

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We use a lot of herbs and spices in our daily life. From making our own spice mixes to creating our own tea blends, making our own sauces, and cooking for friends, I spent a lot of time cutting up rosemary and chives, basil and oregano. While a proper kitchen knife is a fine enough tool to get the herbs and spices needed in a proper size, it is not as convenient and fast as the Five-Layered Herb Scissors from Marky Products. Armed with that surprisingly heavy, sturdy and sharp tool, I “cut” my prep time to a few seconds, slicing through anything needed to make the perfect spaghetti sauce and all of the fresh herbs needed for our salad dressings.

Yes, the herbs get stuck in between the five blades, but thankfully the product comes with a small, green “comb”, which cleans between each blade, making the cleanup also a quick action. The five-layered herb scissors are one of those products, I did not know, I needed until it arrived at my doorstep.

Let me give you a quick review summary:

Pro:

1.  Sturdy, heavy duty scissors, that are easy to handle and feel comfortable in my hands.

2. the scissors are comfortable for both right and left-handed people (me), as well as people with bigger hands (my husband)

3. Cuts the cooking prep down to a fraction of the time

4. cleans easy,  due to the cleaning tool included with the scissor purchase

Con:

1. the cleaning tool is another little thing that is easily lost in an already full gadget drawer. It would be even better if the cleaning tool would attach somehow to the scissors for a more convenient storage.

Overall I highly recommend the Five-layer herb scissors from Marky Products as a great addition to a household that cooks a lot, and is into clean, fresh cooking that includes a lot of fresh herbs.

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My Three Favorite Vegan/Vegetarian Cookbooks

Meatless Monday

My daughter is vegetarian, and I try to eat as healthy and as concious as possible, which includes for me to cut back on the meat consumption. So more often then not, we look through cookbooks to find something that suits our varying tastes, and satisfies some of the hard core meat eaters in my family.

Here is a list of three really great vegetarian/vegan cookbooks I highly recommend:

Cooking Light Way To Cook Vegetarian – by Scott Mowbray (Editor)
This very visual cookbook is easy enough to follow along for a novice, but interesting enough for the more experienced home-cook. Very detailed with beautiful pictures, and no strange ingredients. A winner!

Vegan On The Cheap by Robin Robertson
Healthy and vegan does not have to be synanomous with expensive and hard to come by ingredients. Robin managed to bring together quick and easy recipes that will not break your bank, and taste delicious. A must have for full time or part time vegans!

Quick And Easy Vegan Comfort Food: 65 Everyday Meal Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Over 150 Great-Tasting, Down-Home Recipes by Alicia C. Simpson
Besides having great recipes, this book includes helpful hints, such as substitutes and lists of common vegan ingredients, which makes it easier for those new to this lifestyle, or those who dabble by participating on Meatless Mondays to navigate this unknown territory of eating. And on top of that, the food featured in this book is simply delicious. Who could ask for more!

I hope you enjoy this books as much as I have.

This will be the last time I will review non-fiction books on this blog. While I will continue to review fiction here from time to time, all of my non-fiction writing will move to my new blog “ReVamp”, which you can find here. I hope you will also join me at this new location.

Happy Eating!

Book Review: The Low-Sugar Cookbook by Nicola Graimes

Book Review: The Low-Sugar Cookbook

Title: The Low-Sugar Cookbook
Author: Nicola Graimes
Publisher: Watkins Publishing Limited
Publishing Date: August 21, 2014
Rating 4.5/5 Stars

If you are buying this book for the recipes, you are in for a treat. Everything from sweet to savory is covered in this volume, bringing you healthy additions to your table, that are easy to prepare, and to not need ingredients most of us do not usually have in our pantry.

If you are expecting the revelation on how to live with less sugar, you are not going to find anything new. While the information given in the beginning of the book, on the health implications of too much sugar, are true, they are not more than the common person already knows. But this is mainly a cookbook, and in that regard, it has much to offer. From Muesli to Smoothies, light meals to full dinners ( I like the Ribollita, but that is because I love Italian food! – So comforting!) There are vegetarian meal ideas, and those for carnivores, some that take a little more skill, and others that anyone could master.

I am impressed by the variety of recipes, and would highly recommend this cookbook to anyone who wants to eat healthy, but not always the standard fair.

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Viva Labs Organic Raw Cacao Nibs – Vegan, Natural, And Organic, my favorite nibs to use when creating treats for my hyper-allergic family members.

 

 

Disclaimer: This book was given to me by NetGalley in return for an honest review. The above post contained affiliate links to Amazon, see Disclosure page for full details