13 August 2012
Here are some things about me:
- I hate using more pots/cutting boards/utensils than necessary when cooking.
- I really dislike chopping, especially veggies (for whatgever reason).
I’ve figured out a way to minimize the stuff I don’t like in the kitchen by going on a chopping spree every time I have to get out the cutting board. Meaning, if I’m making a big salad, I’ll also cut veggies for other dishes (or just to have on hand) while I’m at it. Why dirty the cutting board/knife twice?
Exhibit A: While making a delicious salad this weekend (see recipe), I chopped some extra veg just to keep in my fridge for snacking purposes.
Healthista Summer Salad
- 4 celery stalks, chopped
- 4 carrots, chopped
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 bunch flat-leaf or curly parsley
- 1 cucumber, chopped
- 1 bunch green onion, chopped
- juice from 2 lemons
- 3-5 tbsp olive oil (to taste)
- salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mix well, and enjoy!
If I had other veggies to chop, I would have done it while the cutting board was out and everything was a mess. This is what it looks like when I go on a chopping spree:
You can see why I don’t want to do that every day. It’s a big ol’ mess. If I had other veggies to chop for use in recipes throughout the week, I would have chopped them then, too!
Just another way to make cooking less of a hassle and more fun. Oh, and definitely try that salad. It’s awesome/