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How to cook with one hand tied behind your back

Sooner or later you will find yourself with out full usability of both hands.  It could be a broken arm, sprained wrist, arthritis, or even a bad cut. For some, this is a more permanent situation. Having the use of only one hand shouldn’t keep you from enjoying the kitchen. The following gadgets make it easy to open bottles, chop veggies, and be the hostest with the mostest… just minus one appendage.
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OXO Good Grips Salad Chopper and Bowl


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You don’t have to be Fat, Sick, or Nearly Dead to use these juicers

Diet fads come and go. Remember the Beverly Hills Diet, the peanut butter and beet diet, the cabbage soup diet, or Atkins? We’ve done some crazy things to lose weight over the years.

Juice fasting is the latest trend in losing weight. But this is more than dropping pounds, it’s more like a nutritional holiday for your body.

Juice fasting popularity has been sparked by the inspiring documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Joe Cross takes us on a journey as he fasts for 60 days and gets others to join the juice parade.

Start with the Juicers

You’ll want a good centrifugal juicer for fasting. Look for one that has a big opening, is easy to clean, and extracts the most juice from your fruit. The Breville and Cuisinart juicers are going to be the best choices.

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J.A. Henckels Mezzaluna Makes Mincing Magic

There are lots of methods for cutting up herbs and nuts. You could grab one of those slap-chopping-mushing devices that feature a cup with blades that slam down when you hit the lid. You could pull out your food processor. You could use a good old knife and chopping board. Or you could do it in style with a mezzaluna.

J.A. Henckels 2-Piece Mezzaluna Set

This two-piece mezzaluna by J.A. Henckels will help you mince herbs and nuts cleanly and safely. The curved, double-bladed stainless-steel knife slices and chops as it rocks gently in the bowl of the hardwood cutting board. A two-band brushed-stainless-steel handle gives the super-sharp knife a sure grip and a stylish, contemporary look. Measuring 8 inches square and 1-1/2 inches thick, the wooden board features four rubber feet screwed into the bottom, so it won’t slide around on the table or counter.



J.A. Henckels 2-Piece Mincing Set


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Me bear… you meat. Me tear you apart!

Are you a bigger man than a grizzly bear? How about a sun bear? Are you more like a gummy bear?

You can flex your inner bear, no matter how small it may be, with these bear paw forks. You can use these bear paw forks to viciously rip apart roasted chickens, raw beef, or serve a nice quiche with some Chianti.

Bear Paw Meat Handler Forks

You’re not limited to just big hunks of pork butts. This reviewer on Amazon has some other ideas:

Woo, doggie! These would also be great as self defense tools…kind of like brass knuckles, but, presumably, legal. Spikes in the eyes, ears, throat, nads, head, etc. It should provide great “reasoning” advantage with perps. Hey, grab a pork butt or a spike a perp…what a multi-function tool, people!

Find out the real deal with this video.





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Porsche knives are on the cutting edge

Most people know Porsche for their cars. But did you know they also design products for various companies? These products are loved for attention to detail and revolutionary shapes and ergonomics. This knife is a good example of creating a knife that is exceptionally sharp and comfortable. It also has a distinct Porsche look.

Chroma Type 301 Designed By F.A. Porsche 10 Inch Chef Knife

Cutting with a Chroma Type 301 knife is like driving a Porsche, and for good reason. Designed by Ferdinand A. Porsche (the designer of the Porsche 911) with input from renowned Austrian chef Jörg Wörther, Chroma Type 301 cutlery excels in both performance and looks. Sleek and sexy, each knife looks like one seamless piece, but the blade and handle are actually different types of steel. The blade is crafted of superfine Japanese 301 steel and hand-sharpened into an acutely sharp angle for precision cutting. The handle is made of durable 18/10 stainless steel, triangular in profile and flat-topped for leverage, a totally unique and ergonomic design. Announcing the transition spot between handle and blade is a metal “pearl” that lets the fingers know their position, in place of a bolster. The comfort and control, not to mention the spectacular visual appeal, of a Chroma Type 301 knife have made ardent converts of many chefs worldwide.

Ann Bieri

If you like the type 301, you’ll also be tempted to get the other knives in this set.

Paring Knife

This Chroma Type 301 paring knife features a sharply pointed 3-1/4-inch blade, ideal for peeling fruit, sculpting veggie garnishes, and removing blemishes from potatoes, pears, and avocadoes. Weighty for its size and well-balanced, this knife comes in handy for all sorts of kitchen uses, and will bring you years of pleasure.

Chroma 3-1/4-Inch Paring Knife

Carving fork and knife

Chroma by F. A. Porsche Type 301 Carving Fork and 8-Inch Chef's Knife

The complete knife set

Get the most popular knifes in one package and save some money at the same time. You get 7 knives plus the block. Amazon currently has this at 35% off.

Chroma Type 7-Piece Knife Set with Block

Here’s a short and noisy video that shows you how thin these knives can cut a tomato.

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Single-handed Strawberry Slicer

I love going to places like Williams Sonoma to look for crazy new products. I especially enjoy finding gadgets that seem like they would take more work to accomplish a task than a simple knife. This strawberry slicer looked like it would certainly fit that bill.

But then I played with it and realized this could be very helpful for making strawberry jam or other recipe that requires slicing dozens of strawberries at a time. The tool has a large opening that you drop a strawberry into. You then squeeze the handles, which forces the strawberry across some blades and into the bowl.

Chef'n Strawberry Slicester Hand-Held Strawberry Slicer

Try this strawberry slicer if you find yourself cutting dozens of berries at the same time. It should also work for pitted cherries, blackberries, blueberries, mushrooms, and other sliceable food.