Several months ago, my husband and I decided to go on a crazy two-week diet of only fruits and vegetables.
Actually, he decided. I grudgingly went along for the ride.
Well, we’re doing it again. And this time I’m (strangely) all for it. I realized how much better I felt and how much I need to kick my sugar addiction.
This time, I know what I’m getting myself into and I’m better prepared.
First of all, I know that salads aren’t going to cut it. We need lots of variety to make it through the two weeks. Thankfully, I got some great suggestions from many of you last time (and would love to hear more!).
Though honestly, to those who suggested making a substitute for rice out of cauliflower . . . I have to let you know that two weeks is simply not long enough for my taste buds to fall for that lie.
Please don’t be offended. I promise . . . it’s not you. It’s me.
The other thing I learned last time was how much more chopping and dicing and slicing I do when eating veggies that don’t come in a can or a bag. So I’m excited that I’ve been selected as a Chicago Cutlery Mom Ambassador. The timing couldn’t be more perfect as we are planning to start this crazy diet again next Monday.
As an ambassador, I’m supposed to share my current knife skills.
Well . . . basically . . . I’ve always been a hacker. I never owned any high-quality knives and though I could get the job done, my results were generally more practical than pretty.
Now that I know how important it is that my Veggies Only Diet consists of visually appealing foods, I’m excited to improve those skills. And so far, the skills have been pretty easy to improve simply because I’m using such a great knife.
The first time I used the knife from Chicago Cutlery DesignPro, I was shocked.
Shocked is a strong word, but true. I’d never had a knife just slide through a potato so smoothly, with so little effort from me. I got out the knife I would usually use and tried it, and there was a huge difference.
As I’ve continued to use the knives in my normal cooking, I’ve been amazed at how much easier it is to be precise in my cutting. The handles are so easy to hold, and they’re just so sharp!
Even though I know from experience that the next two weeks aren’t going to be easy, I’m excited to have better tools. I’m also motivated by knowing how much better I’ll feel once I get through it.
Oh. And the picture of the Chicago Cutlery knife with the potato? It kind of makes me sad since I won’t be eating any potatoes.
And I do love potatoes . . .
I’d love to hear any vegetable recipe ideas you have!
I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Chicago Cutlery and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.