A big part of eating well (and isn’t that a common idea floating around at this time of year?) is preparing whole food at home.
And that typically involves some dicing and slicing.
Enter the mandolin. This is the Microplane Adjustable slicer.
This gadget is one of my favourites in the kitchen. I use it for nearly ever salad or stir-fry that we have.
And why? Because it cuts prep time to less than a quarter of what it would be if I used a knife. Not to mention that each piece of vegetable is completely uniform in size – and you can choose your thickness. Scalloped potatoes haven’t ever been this easy.
If you’re a bit nervous of the sharp blade, then this baby is for you. It’s the Microplane cut-resistant glove.
Hellooo…. this is fantastic! And you don’t have to use the glove solely with the slicer. If you’re grating ginger, garlic or cheese with one of those super-sharp graters, then just slip this on and get to work.
Kids grabbing onto your legs and distracting you while you prep dinner?
Then yeah… you need a glove. Fingertips are precious.
But – to get real for a second – I was already well-acquainted with Microplane prior to getting the opportunity to work with them. A couple of years ago, I bought one of their super-sharp graters after a particularly inspiring cooking class. Now I own two. They’re sharp and dependable blades, and I use them regularly.
What I immediately LOVED about the addition of the slicer and glove to my kitchen collection was how efficient it made meal-prep. Especially when it comes to salads.
I call it the “two minute salad”. Because that’s how long it takes me to make a big garden salad.
I firmly believe that you’re more likely to make healthy meals if they’re easy.
And two minutes is easy-peasy.
The great news is that Microplane wants to give a lucky Suburble reader the chance to make two-minute salads in their own home!
Enter to win a Microplane Adjustable Slicer (which slices and juliennes) and a Cut-Resistant glove!
Contest is open to Canadian Residents Only. Contest will run from Friday, January 10th to 11:59pm on Sunday, January 19th. Void where prohibited. Enter using the Rafflecopter below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I like your idea of making a salad!
salad for me as well
I’d make stir-fry!
sarah miller (Leanne Saunders)
scalloped potatoes !
I would use this to slice up onions and potatoes to make scalloped potatoes. The most time consuming part of making them is slicing the potatoes.
Karen C Hill
I would use it for potatoes to make chips to snack on
I would slice up lots of veggies for a stir fry!!
love the glove – perfect addition
love the glove!
onions and potatoes for scalloped potatoes
potatoes & sweet potatoes for chips
Yummy I would make a awesome salad 🙂
I saw a recipe for scalloped sweet potatoes the other day. This would be so handy!
Tash @ The Dreamhouse Project
This is awesome! My mother-in-law got me a similar one for Mother’s Day and its fantastic. Great for making SO MANY things. My favourite is apple chips. The glove is genius though! Would love one of those!
I’d make chicken vegetable soup 🙂
This yummy raw brussels sprout salad that is so good but takes forever to make 🙂
I would definitely make some scalloped potatoes!
The firrst thing I would not make is cut fingers,…I so want that glove!!! Great giveaway.
I’d probably make stirfry, it’s new I would be slicing everything lol
spamgirl / Kitty Cartouche
It is horribly unhealthy but I keep thinking I want to right away make my own potatoe chips lol. I love love love salad though, I would love to make a nice salad with this slicer or a nice goat cheese, Tomatoe and vegetable casserole!
I would love to make scallop potatoes with this slicer and glove.
Parmesan Potatoes would be the first thing I’d make with this slicer and glove!
Judy C (Cowan)
I would make scalloped potatoes with it!
I’d make a cucumber salad.
I would make soup. I am kind of anal about my veggies all being uniform in my soup!
Oh my goodness! The list is endless of how I would use this tool. Crossing my fingers!
The first thing I would make with this slicer and glove combo would be scalloped potatoes! Super tasty!
I would make a salad with lots of veggies!
I would make a stir fry
a beautiful salad
I would totally use these! I found your blog through Pinterest, because my linen closet looks exactly like your before picture did. 🙂
I would make onion rings
Sweet Potato fries.
That would depend on what I’m making the day it arrives.
Sweet Potatoes to make Sweet Potato Crisps.
I would make a stir-fry!
I’d make salad!
I’d make this awesome Japanese pickled cucumber salad that my friend’s grandmother taught me. I love eating it but cutting cucumbers that thinly gets quite cumbersome when you’re making a big batch!
I’d probably use it to slice veggies for homemade pizza!
hopefully a delicious stir fry
A garden salad.
I would actually can some carrots!!! Perfect way to get them all sliced!
I’ve been cutting up carrots and cucumbers to dip in a homemade veggie dip… I’d most likely use it to prep that. I liked your scalloped potato idea too. I love to eat them but hate to make them.
Oh my goodness, I cannot even tell you how much I need this! I am infamous for slicing my fingers up while cutting vegetable. I love making fresh salads so lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes would be first on the list!
Fresh salad for sure!
Fresh salad with sliced hard boiled eggs
I’d use it to make salad
Carol M (Lushka S)
I would cut up veggies for a soup.