Getting Nutty

nuts heart from worldtruth.tv

One food that is often neglected in our day-to-day diet is the nut.

Nuts have a healthy reputation, with high amounts of protein and fiber, as well as healthy sources of omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E.

Nuts are believed to help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Not to mention they’re just SO delicious!

So instead of reaching for pretzels or popcorn to munch we should be cracking pistachios and peanuts.

Nuts are also a fabulous addition to cooking and baking. Today’s gadget, the Progressive Nut Chopper, will have you going nuts in the kitchen!

Just add the nut of your choice to the top chamber and start turning the handle. Turn it clockwise for a coarser grind and counter-clockwise for a very fine nut dust.

progressive nut chopper from chefscatalog

Add walnuts to cereals and granola, macadamia and hazelnuts to baked goods, and sprinkle peanut dust on desserts. You can do it all with the Progressive Nut Chopper.

And after you’ve finished grinding you can store your nuts right in the air-tight bottom chamber to keep them fresh. The Progressive Nut Chopper measures up to 1 1/3 cups o’ nuts. And it’s dishwasher friendly!

The non-stick bottom of the Nut Chopper makes it easy to use without it sliding all over the counter. I don’t know about you but the Progressive Nut Chopper has me dreaming of homemade zucchini-walnut bread, yum!!

hazelnuts from wikipedia

 

It’s available from chefscatalog.com for $9.95. Buy this as a gift for your baking friends or get it for yourself to amp-up your nut consumption.

About Alanna

My name's Alanna and I am a senior at Emmanuel College majoring in English Communications. I live in Boston and I have a love for both food and writing.

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