If you had told me four months ago that something as simple as a vegetable slicer would change the way I cook and the way my family eats, I probably would have called you a liar. Not because Iâ€™m a rude person or anything, I just never would have believed something like that without seeing the proof with my own eyes. Thankfully, Iâ€™ve had the opportunity to see exactly that firsthand, when I bought my Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Spiral Vegetable Slicer. I originally bought it to help me with prepping vegetables for cooking, but have discovered since that it is capable of so much more than that.
In my family, I do almost all of the cooking, and with a total of six of us, that works out to be quite a lot of food. I donâ€™t mind, as cooking for my family makes me happy, but Iâ€™d be lying if I said it didnâ€™t tire me out as well. One of the most tiring things for me, is chopping up and preparing all of those vegetables. Itâ€™s tough on my hands and bothers my arthritis. As a result, I stopped using so many vegetables in my cooking, something that I wasnâ€™t happy about, since it meant that my family wasnâ€™t getting adequate nutrition. Iâ€™m sure they werenâ€™t eating their vegetables outside of the house when they donâ€™t have to.
After doing a lot of research, I finally decided on this Paderno model. I decided to make a beef stew that night, one of my familyâ€™s favorites, but one of my least favorite to make because of all the peeling, chopping and dicing involved. With the Paderno, it all went so smoothly, that I was done with my prep over half an hour early, and I was noticeably less exhausted.
My favorite part though, I discovered as we implemented a low-carb diet for out family. We all agreed it would be healthy for us, but we love our pasta and canâ€™t imagine a week going by without a pasta night. Using my Paderno though, I can make delicious pasta using nothing but zucchini. I know it doesnâ€™t sound all that appetizing when you read it, but I served it to my family without telling them, and they didnâ€™t even know the difference! Since then we have been having zucchini pasta about twice a week and itâ€™s so incredibly easy to make using my Paderno. Together, all six of us so far have lost over 40 pounds in just a couple months since we started having zucchini pasta instead of regular pasta.
The Paderno has become such an integral part of my kitchen now, that I couldâ€™t imagine living without it at this point. In fact, I consider it to be one of the things that I would rush out and purchase another of, if it were ever to break. Fortunately for me, it feels incredibly sturdy, so much so that I couldnâ€™t imagine it ever breaking.