9/30/14

Garlic and Ginger Press by Priority Chef

Details:  Priority Chef Garlic Press is made from industrial strength 18/10 SS304 stainless steel.  It is guaranteed never to break with normal use.  Therefore, this comes with a 100% Satisfaction money back guarantee.  It is backed by a Lifetime Guarantee.  If you have any problems whatsoever you will receive a new press completely free of charge.


With this garlic press you never need to peel your garlic-ever.  You can place several unpeeled garlic cloves in the large chamber and press.  The skins remain inside.  Just remove them with a knife and you never have to worry about smelly garlic fingers.

Handles are designed so that those with small hands can easily grip the handles and press easily to mince the garlic with ease.

This garlic press is dishwasher safe, but recommended to wash by hand to keep this tool looking new.

Review:  I've never owned a garlic press before in my life until recently.  Basically, I just don't like garlic, why bother.  Then my daughter mentioned that a garlic press would work great with fresh ginger, and now I was listening.  Having the opportunity to try this garlic press by Priority Chef, I thought I might give this a try not only on ginger, but garlic as well.


I really liked the feature of being able to mince the garlic without having to peel it first.  I really don't like the smell of garlic, therefore, didn't want that on my hands.  It works real slick.  Just break the cloves off the main bulb, stick them in the chamber, clamp down on the handle grips, and woolah, minced garlic on one side, skins on the other.  The skins were easily removed with a knife.



Next I did try the ginger.  I did peel the ginger first and probably didn't need too.  However, ginger at least peels easily, it's just slicing that is difficult.  I placed a chunck about the size of a clove of garlic in the chamber.  Squeezing the handles for the ginger was a little tougher than for the garlic.  But it worked.  Ginger produces a lot of extra juice, but the minced pieces soaked that up nicely.



The handles on the Priority Chef garlic press are designed so that those with small hands can grip and squeeze comfortably.  Unfortunately, they actually didn't feel very good in my hands.  I thought if they were more rounded it would have been more comfortable.  Consequently, I have medium sized hands so that may have made a difference.  Despite the handles, the garlic press was impressive and something I'll use for a long time.


This comes with a free e-book that states very clearly how to use the garlic press and how to clean it.  It also provides several delicious recipes, and a large variety of recipes in which garlic is used.  I've tried some of them, and quite frankly, for someone who doesn't like garlic, these are pretty good.  I'm learning to like garlic a whole lot more since it is so good for our bodies.

Pros:  Works just like they said.  Easy cleanup.  Don't have to have smelly hands from the garlic. Great recipes in the free e-book.

Cons:  Wished the handles were more rounded.  Would have felt more comfortable to me.

My Rating:  Thumbs Up! Still a great product.


Disclaimer:  I received this gift from the manufacturer for posting this review.  I was not required nor compelled to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR, Part 255.

9/29/14

Spaghetti Veggies with Spiral Veggie Tool

Details: The Brieftons Spiral Slicer is the perfect kitchen tool to incorporate healthy vegetables into your family's diet in a very fun way.  The blades are super sharp stainless steel Japanese blades. There are 2 Julienne sizes to chose from.  It is quick and easy to use.  If you know how to use a pencil sharpener, you'll know how to use this.  It's that simple.


Designed to make long veggie strands for low carb and healthy meals, you'll find making veggie pastas from carrots, zucchinis, cucumbers etc. fast, easy and fun.  Great for stir fry, fancy garnishes, or veggie spahetti, this is the tool for you.  May also be used with hard fruits such as apples and pears.

Review:  I love pasta, but pasta doesn't love my waist line.  Now I can have some of my favorite pasta dishes by subsituting vegetables and know I'm much better off eating healthier.

The first time I tried this tool, I wasn't quite getting the hang of it.  I thought how silly, it's just like a giant pencil sharpener.  My first veggie of choice was a carrot.  Well, I rushed out to the store and stocked up on summer squash and cucumbers.  It was easier for me to master the hang of this cool gadget using a veggie that was a little less firm than a carrot.  Once I got the hang of it, I've been going crazy ever since. And now carrots are no problemo.


I like having the 2 Julienne sizes.  I prefer the summer squashes thick, and the carrots extra thin.  I don't have to worry about the extra seeds, especially from the cucumbers getting into the spirals. This tool is designed to core the veggies and keep seeds from getting into the spiraled veggies.  I've made several dishes from these pasta like veggies.  I was even surprised when my husband said he actually liked the new versions of the pasta dishes.  Yeah!

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 The Brieftons Spiral Slicer is a must have for a healthy way of living, for families with kids that need a new fun way of eating veggies, and for everyone.  This will make a great Christmas stocking stuffer for the chef in the house.  Encourage your kids to help create their own veggie pastas too, while supervising them with the Spiral Slicer.  I know my kids were more anxious to eat when they helped prepare their own meals.  Don't delay.  Get your Briefton Spiral Slicer today.  Buy extras for gifts.

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the Spiral Veggie Tool.  I think they made
cute little garnishes, and ended up making
more to dip in hummus.
Cleanup is a snap.  I just rinse under the tap, spray with a solution of vinegar and water, and rinse again.  I also just hand wash and utilize the cleaning brush to clear all seeds from the blades.

Pros:  Love the spiraled veggies, and the fun ways to incorporate them into my diet.  Very easy to swap out these spiraled veggies for pasta in many dishes.  It's fun and easy to use.

Cons:  None.

My Rating:  A Big Thumbs UP!!!

Disclaimer:  I received this gift from the manufacturer for posting this review.  I was not required nor compelled to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR, Part 255.

9/26/14

Yacon Syrup Fast Working Weight Loss Supplement

Details:  Pure Yacon Syrup by True Synergy is 100% pure, there are no other ingredients.  Yacon syrup assists in weight loss and slimming waist size, helps regulate blood sugar, and helps with increased fiber intake.  It is naturally sweet and tastes very similar to molasses.  Yacon syrup helps speed up metabolism and regulates the hunger hormone making you feel full longer.

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Review:  I like the taste of molasses, so figured this would be a great tasting product.  I began by substituting Yacon Syrup for honey I was adding to my warm lemon water, cayenne pepper and honey each morning.  Well, I'll tell you this much, I like molasses a whole lot better, and I prefer the honey in my lemon water.  BUT...given the facts that this product will help me feel full longer, will speed up my metabolism, and help me lose weight, I figured I could give this a try.  I've also tried it in green smoothies, and I like that option a whole lot better.

So, I started this on Monday.  Today is Friday.  I've lost 2 pounds in just that short period of time-5 days. I've eaten the same as I have been, but I'll also mention that I have also started rebounding again for 10 minutes each day.  It is recommended to take 1 teaspoon 3 times a day.  I've only been taking 1 teaspoon a day.

I believe that the Yacon Syrup is what helped get these 2 pounds off so quickly.  I'm not sure how fast it will continue to work, meaning, how fast will I continue to lose 2 pounds every 5 days, but as long as the weight loss is steady, I'm good with that.  I have just about 10 more pounds to drop, and I understand this will be the hardest 10 pounds to lose, so I'm hoping for continued success with Yacon Syrup.

Start losing weight today, and order Pure Yacon Syrup by True Synergy from Amazon today.

Pros:  So far it is working very well in helping me feel full longer, and helping me lose weight.

Cons:  The taste is hard to get used to.  Just cannot take it straight, but have to mix it with something.

My Rating:  Thumbs Up for it working quickly, but Thumbs Down for the taste.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

9/23/14

Garlic Press and Peeler by Alpha Grillers


Details: Alpha Grillers Garlic Press is made from high quality, solid stainless steel.  It is heavy duty. Designed to last year after year without any corrosion.  Ergonomically designed so very little effort is required to squeeze.  It easily minces both peeled and unpeeled cloves.  Works great with ginger. Easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
Alpha Grillers Garlic Press and Peeler
Comes with a peeler, despite the fact you can mince garlic that is unpeeled.  If left unpeeled, will require a bit more force (build up those arms muscles ha ha), and may result in less yield.  If you just want to slice your garlic, the peeler comes in handy for that too.

Alpha Grillers Garlic Press comes with a 100% Money Back Lifetime Guarantee.  You can't get better than that!  You may order your press today from Amazon.  Comes in a beautifully designed gift box.

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Review:  I have never owned a garlic press in my life.  This is my first experience with one.  My hubby has been wanting me to incorporate fresh garlic into our diet for years.  Well, I personally don't care for it, so never obliged.  Now that we are focusing more on our health, not that we are unhealthy, but want to have better health, and lose about 15 pounds each, I gave in to the garlic once I had this opportunity to review this product.  Of course, it certainly helped to see how my daughter and her husband have each lost about 15 pounds over the last couple of months, and she uses garlic all the time and recommended that I get a good quality garlic press not only for fresh garlic, but ginger as well.  Hello Alpha Grillers!

I already had fresh ginger in my pantry, and decided to try that first.  What a disaster.  Not blaming the garlic press at all, but the ginger.  It was very green, not bright yellow like we were used to.  I did get a lot of ginger juice though.

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That night I purchased a better root branch of ginger.  Much better results.  This was so cool, so easy. Love it!  We eat raw ginger on our tuna/salmon sandwiches daily.  I no longer have to worry if I'm going to end up getting my fingers cut when I sliced ginger, because I can now put it through this great garlic press.  Never would have guessed ginger would be so difficult to slice.

Next I actually tried garlic.  Yep!  The garlic peeler worked wonders.  Just place a clove of garlic in the tube, rub it around a bit, and like magic the skin is off and ready for the press.
Garlic Peeler
Then I placed the garlic in the press, squeezed, much lighter than I had to with the ginger, and I was amazed at how swift this process was.  Painless, quick, and I didn't even have to touch the left overs in the press.  I just removed that with a butter knife.



Now I'm going to make humus using the fresh garlic, butternut squash, and a few other seasonings.

Pros: This is so easy to use.  Don't have to squeeze very hard.  Works great on ripe (if that's the correct term) of ginger root, and very slick process for the garlic cloves.  Washes up quick and easy by hand.  Peeler is a snap too.  Love this product.

Cons: None.

My Rating:  A Big Thumbs Up!!!

Disclaimer:I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.