So much to do, so little time!
Matt and I did household chores this morning, which meant that I cleaned and folded while he watched Conan 🙂
Then we set out for the gym. Lately my mindset about the gym has changed. Whenever I get the urge to not go, I think of it as an indoor playground of people just enjoying themselves on the machines and reading magazines and watching TV and suddenly it seems much more fun. Instead of a place where I am tortured by sweat and lactic acid, I’m thinking of it more as a place to relax and enjoy a good magazine, while moving at the same time of course. The new mindset has really helped, and I had a lot of FUN today! We biked there (which takes 18 minutes or so) and then I did 30 minutes on the elliptical with Real Simple and then Matt wanted to lift weights together at the end. I told him to just tell me what to do (we are so indecisive – we can debate decisions as small as what type of weight lifting we want to do for hours) so we did a few machines and free weights in tandem.
We arrived home around 1:30 and I was ready for some lunch! I showered and did girly things while he made a batch of tuna salad. This is my tiny little Cali bowl – so cute!
The tuna salad was made with carrot, pickles, capers, mustard, dill, mayo, salt, pepper. The pickles were the highlight!!
I enjoyed dipping these Old London Melba toasts that I got as a sample a while back.
The rest of my lunch was filled with my favorite veggies: kale chips + squash! I am very much enjoying having leftover squash to reheat, an idea I stole from Jenna 🙂
Last night when I was going to bed I think all the fiber of the squash (which I’ve pretty much eaten all of in 24 hours!) caught up with me. My stomach was sticking out so far!
I received a few of Guy fieri’s Knuckle Sandwich Ergo Chef knives to review. The 8" chef knife and the 5.5" utility Dragon Dagger!
I gave them a nice chop chop and liked them a lot! I like how heavy they are and they do feel very ergonomic. Kind of like walking in wedge shoes – you get a natural lift.
I am no knife expert though, so I gave them to Matt, who is, and ask him to write up his thoughts. I said "it can be quick – just a list of what you like or dislike" and here’s what he had to say:
I’m always wary of celebrity lines of cookware. I just don’t believe a celebrity when they say they’ve had a company make this pot or pan specifically for them. And then I see them in Costco or Sam’s, which does not inspire confidence in my inner chef. So when we got these knives by Guy Fieri, I was very skeptical. But we decided to give them an objective trial run and I’ve found some things I really like about them, and some I don’t like.
First, I can’t help but to hate their appearance. When it comes to cookware, I want everything to be clean and sleek. These knives just plain look hokey. Flames on the blade, stars and curves on the handle, and a big fat "Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich" stamped on the side – it doesn’t feel professional. But I suppose performance is more important, so on with the real reviews.
The first knife is the 8" chef’s knife. What I really like about this knife is how thinly the blade comes to an edge. Most of my knives have a very thick blade that suddenly thins at the blade. The problem with this is that the angle is so steep that its sharpness is difficult to maintain with a honing steel. Furthermore, when it comes to actually sharpening a blade, you have to grind away a lot of metal to get the edge where you want it. Because this knife is so thin all over, it feel like it cuts very sharply. The blade also has a nice curvature, which makes it easy to get a nice rocking motion going while chopping (and this is why I hate santoku knives)
As for its feel, it has great balance. It’s sturdy, but feels very light and controllable. I’m not crazy about the handle, though. The surface itself has a decent grip, but the whole handle is just too small. I like a knife to really fill my hand because it feels less likely to slip (and I’d say I have average sized hands). For those of you with pretty small hands, you might like the size.
The second knife is the "Dragon Dagger," which makes me want to barf with corniness. When I first saw this knife, I thought "what can I possibly use this for?" But I’ve come to see its value as a vegetable knife. I like that the blade is offset, meaning you can cut all the way to the cutting board without your knuckles hitting. It has the type of serrations I like – wavy ridges, rather than saw-teeth. This is a great knife for cutting tomatoes and other small items. Still, because the blade is very short (5.5"), it’s limited in its uses. I hate the double points on the end – nearly useless, but they make the knife soooo much more dangerous. Honestly I think they’re there to look cool.
Overall, I really like the chef’s knife and I can see using it a lot. Not so much about the utility knife. If you’re just now building your cutlery, get a chef’s knife (and this one will definitely suffice) and a paring knife. Happy cuttin’!
If y’all would like the chance to win a set of these knives, leave a comment telling me what your favorite thing to CHOP is and I’ll randomly pick a winner 🙂
My stomach was growling – ever so slightly – after breakfast. And I feel a bit hungry right now just an hour after lunch! I think I’m in my hypermetabolic time of the month 😉 Just chugged some water and if I’m still hungry I’m going to dive into a yogurt.
Afternoon: we’re going to see The Road and then having friends over for soup + salad!
Hope you guys are safe and sound in your snowy (or sunshining!) cities!
Chocolate bars for my baking!
I love to chop apples, carrots, fudge, and many other boring things!!
Food Makes Fun Fuel says
I haven’t watched conan in sooo long. I’m happy to be home for the holidays and have a tivo again!
i don’t know if this counts, but my favorite thing to CHOP is my hair! (then donate it!)
I love to chop garlic and veggies. I strive to get even pieces 😉 Sometimes it works, sometimes not so much.
i luv to chop carrots!
Butternut squash for FRIES! YUM!
my favourite thing to chop is anything but onions!
Lily @ Lily's Health Pad says
I don’t like chopping anything! My LEAST favorite would be onions.
I love to chop just about any type of veggie.
Cabbage for cole slaw! It’s very soothing to me, and there is a big bowl of creamy, crunchy deliciousness at the end!
Sounds like a fun day Kath. Very cute bowl.
Question: do YOU ever have time to read any blogs ? 🙂 You are so busy and have such a big following, so just curious about it.
YES! I follow probably 25-30. They are always changing too. I’ll unsubscribe to some and add others as the times change.
i love to chop onions! tears and all!
I love to chop juicy apples!
For whatever reason, I most enjoy chopping carrots into “carrot sticks” for munching!
Cucumbers are pretty fun!
I like to chop veggies!
I just love chopping up peppers! Red, green, yellow: they are just so crisp and fragrant when sliced into… yum!
Thanks for the giveaway, Kath. I liked Matt’s honest review of the product and would love to have a couple extra knives in my *very* small selection 🙂
Beth G says
I love to chop garlic. We put it in nearly everything we cook!
Beautiful squash! That’s one thing I hate chopping, haha. I like chopping apples, pears, and carrots. 🙂
Speaking of squash… 😉
Kath, I’m still working on getting through all of your blog. I’m somewhere in January of 2008 now. But I wanted to tell you that you’ve inspired me to eat things that I would never touch before! In the past week I’ve eaten oatmeal with almond butter and bananas, butternut squash soup, and I just baked a butternut squash with just a little bit of butter and brown sugar for Hubs and me. We’re eating it as I type, and we’re both raving over how amazing it is. I have never eaten a butternut squash in my life prior to this week! Next week is a spaghetti squash. 🙂 Oh, and today I had a salmon, avocado, red onion, and spinach sandwich on Ezekiel bread. My mother didn’t believe me when I told her.
I’ll shamelessly self-promote as well and say that I’m discussing diet-related things over on my blog. LOL It’s a completely different blog from yours – yours is a million times better! – and really focuses on my weight loss efforts more than anything else.
I love what you do here, Kath. You’ve inspired me and taught me, and I feel motivated when I read about your journey. Thank you so much for spending countless hours blogging for your readers!
Thanks Nicole 🙂
christie @ honoring health says
I love chopping sweet potatoes for some reason 🙂
I love to chop kale, romaine lettuce, and peppers and make a really yummy salad!
I saw these knives the other day on the Food Network and thought they were so cool looking. Favorite thing to chop is veggies–carrots, celery, cucs, squash, ect. Why you ask? Because veggies are a grreat way to practice my chopping range of motion I learned from watching Rachael Ray 🙂
I love chopping peaches and other fruits/veggies that are firm but easy to run a knife through. 🙂
Tortured by sweat and lactic acid….so awesome!!! Love it!!
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I love chopping apples. I’ll eat them unsliced when I’m in a rush, but I think it’s so much easier (and less messy) to enjoy them when they’re sliced up.
I love to chop herbs (I guess this is technically mincing). I love starting with a big pile of green and using a sharp knife to chop it down to very small bits for a recipe.
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is says
I love to chop onions and garlic! I hope this doesn’t disqualify me since you don’t like them Kath!
Katie H says
My favorite is chopping toasted nuts. I love the crunching sound and the warm smell!
I love to chop sweet potatoes and then turn them into fries!
Emily G says
I like to chop apples …I would say carrots BUT they always go all over the place when I do that (especially baby carrots)
Anna K. says
I love to chop cucumbers and celery… mmm green goodness.
I love to chop nuts, especially walnuts!
I like to chop carrots!
Kate S says
I love chopping potatoes and sweet potatoes, to make yummy home fries!!!!!
Anne P says
I like to chop zucchini and cucumbers… Easy to cut!
Veggies and apples are about the only things I chop, so I love chopping those! However, my knives are cheap and cut poorly, so I would LOVE to win this prize 😀
Shelley B says
I like to chop romaine lettuce for my salads!
the best thing in the world to chop? pecans! they have a fun crunch 🙂
I love to chop fresh melon for snacks and squash for meals!
I love love love to chop onions, because it’s easy and not very messy. Tomato’s are a close second 😀
I love Guy Fieri!
Chopping fresh fruit for my oatmeal in the morning is probably my fav…even though it wakes my roommate up every time.
Apples for apple crisp!
Garlic or apples – not usually for the same dish though!
I like to chop onions because I think they’re fun to chop, but to eat I like to chop apples and peaches.
I love chopping lettuce for an extra extra big salad!
Meg @ be fit be full says
I love to chop onions!! Sorry to make you gag…
Veggies of course…lol!….or chocolate…yum!
Purple cabbage is always fun – it shreds so nicely!
lunch looks fab
I like to chop eggplant, which is good because we have it a lot in the summer 🙂
gina g says
i love to chop sweet potato fries =)
I’ll be curious to hear how you like The Road. The book was powerful and so graphic that I felt sick to my stomach just reading it; not sure I could sit through the movie.
I like chopping apples. 🙂
OH MY GOSH… i need knives so bad!
wait, i’m not sure i’ve commented on your blog before, so i feel like before i try to get something free i should say HI, and… i love your blog =)
as for chopping… red/green/yellow/orange peppers, cucumbers, squash… anything that’s crispy and makes the fun chopping sounds =)
I love to chop carrots…probably because they are easy :). These knives would be great for cutting any fruits and veggies.
I like to chop anything that goes into a salad. Lettuce, onion, cucumbers, peppers all kinds of stuff!
Chop chop chop…I like to chop sweet potatos to make fries 😉
SWEET POTATOES! for SWEET POTATO FRIES ! 🙂
love to chop carrots! absolutely hate onions :/
V. Cool! I love chopping fruits and veggies which I do regularly for the kids in my after school program 🙂
green onions and celery.
I love to roll up fresh herbs into a tight roll and then chop away. It makes me feel like a Food Network chef!
I like chopping sweet potatoes for french fries!
I’m so sorry for the second comment (especially because you’re getting tons on this post!), but I wanted to ask you something. You might go over this somewhere in your blog but I wouldn’t know where to look for it! I’ve been doing the almond butter-on-spoon trick in my oatmeal… 😉 The problem I’m having is that the almond butter is kind of melting into the oatmeal during transport of the bowl to the table! Is it maybe that my almond butter just sucks? (It’s Nature’s Promise organic.)
Sorry. I’m done being annoying now!
I now love for mine to melt in too. I think AB melts easier than PB 🙂
I get a special satisfaction from chopping cabbage.
Cutting through a head of cabbage is enormously satisfying…and my chef knife broke last week!! 🙂
My favorite thing to chop is peppers – even the hot ones!
Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen says
Best thing in the world to chop is garlic….you get to smash it AND chop it! Plus my husband’s been asking for new knives since July!
Maria (realfitmama) says
Oddly enough my favorite thing to chop is a giant red onion! I get a weird, sick satisfaction out of getting the slices paper thin and even. My husband (who is a chef) makes fun of me as I slice and chop through my tears, but who cares – red onion slices go so well on my hummus and avocado sandwiches!!! YUM
I love chopping all veggies….even onions!
I don’t know why(since they make me cry 🙁 but I LOVE chopping pearly white onions! They’re so pretty when they are all chopped up in neat little cubes and they smell so divine while you’re chopping and while they’re cooking. Oh no! Hope that just because you HATE onions that this won’t disqualify me from winning those beautiful knives! 😉 Love the blog!
My favorite thing to chop is cabbage! I LOVE carmelized cabbage made in a skillet on the stove. So I take a huge head of cabbage and chop chop chop it up to cook! Yummm-o!
I love to chop onions (not for you) and garlic.
And I love knives!
Jackie W. says
I always find it hard to cook cause my knives are so dull. I’d love to be able to more easily chop butternut squash!
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope says
What a great review Kath! I totally appreciate your honest opinions! 🙂
I have to say my favorite thing to chop is apples. I just love a good apple and nut butter!
Carrots and parsnips are my favorite thing to chop because of their consistent shape! I can do it really fast!
All the Best,
sarah (shep) says
first of all, i LOVE guy fieri, and this would be awesome to win! 🙂 my favorite thing to chop is cabbage… i eat it wayyyy to often (i’m talking 3-4 nights a week!) with my dinner and these knives would help me very much in my new apartment come january 1st!
I love chopping celery. I hate chopping onions! They make me cry!
They do look corny — but I <3 chopping onions — I know, they make me cry, but I always feel so organized chopping them 🙂
I love to chop carrots, celery and onions for homemade soup! I love me some homemade soup!
Nicole K says
I love to chop pears and onions….not together, though. Kath, I know you don’t like onions, but you asked! 🙂
any root vegetable. i can’t stand squirmy tomatoes. just a nice solid veg for me.
Hey Kath! How are you? I love your new view of the gym. I try to think of my group fitness classes like that too- like we’re having a really intense dance party together 🙂 I think its wonderful that you’re having friends over for soup and salad tonight- how fun. I’d LOVE these knives (I need some good knives so bad). I would use them to chop up impossible squash 🙂
Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run says
I love to chop zucchini & bell peppers for stir-fry!
Nicely put: “hypermetabolic time of the month”. Hope you didn’t copyright it ; ) I know exactly what you mean…
LOVE your lunch, melba toasts are perfect and so tasty esp with tuna salad!
MY favorite thing to chop would have to be apples!! 🙂
I hate chopping squashes because my knives stink and make it so difficult. But I love slicing thin slices of potatoes
TAMMY C says
Sweet Potatos….onions, bell peppers.. I would love to win a set of the knives!!!
I like to chop mushrooms!
I absolutely love melbas! They are perfect for tipping + scooping! What a fab lunch! I love your idea of the gym being a playground! Makes me want to exercise / read mags and watch tv!
Ashley C says
I like to chop things into slices like cucumbers & zuchinni.
mango for breakfast,
otherwise veggies and apples. 🙂
or as a canadian,
maybe trees or ice for an igloo??
I really like chopping sweet potatoes…especially when I’m cutting them for baked “fries”!
Courtney (The Tasty Balance) says
I love to chop garlic!
celery is so easy to chop and it makes such a good sound!
I pretty much put onion in everything (Sorry 😉 )
Tracy W. says
I like chopping onions! The tears don’t bother me a bit!
Laura E says
Thanks so much for the opportunity! I love to chop celery and apples!
I love you chop in general. Its so calming. Carrots cut so cleanly – probably my fav!
Celery. I can’t explain it!
I love chopping up a whole bunch of lettuce, veggies, and nuts & putting them all together in a big salad!! yuuummm!
Mirepoix! I chop up onions, carrots, and celery and freeze them in smallish batches to have on hand for quick soups and stews during the week.
My favorite thing to chop up is a butternut squash because all of that chopping is soooooo worth it when that buttery squash comes out of the oven!! 🙂
Ryan V says
I like to chop small cheese cubes for homemade mac & cheese. Well, it’s more slicing when it comes to cheese. But, a knife is used either way.
kelly o says
I love to chop onions! …joke!
I love chopping onions. I hate the way my eyes water, but I like texture and feeling of cutting onions!
I love chopping peppers with a knife. My fave veggie!!
These would make a great last minute Christmas gift! My favorite thing to chop is celery…so so crunchy!
I’ll happily chop any vegetables for minestrone soup.
ahhh my favorite thing to chop ever is Broccoli!!! I love watching the broccoli florets fall in small pieces elegantly onto the cutting board! 🙂
I love to let my husband chop ingredients for a salad! He chops things SUPER FINE and it makes a killer chopped salad.
Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) says
Anything but onions! (I seriously wore my goggles that i swim in to chop onions earlier today) I guess my favorite would be celery or cucumbers.
Kate in Japan says
I like to chop garlic. Mostly because I love garlic. (I usually put in way more than the recipe calls for. Yum!) I hate chopping onions, but the fiance doesn’t mind so that’s always his job. A perfect partnership.
I love to chop lettuce for huge salads!
Mrs. Smith says
I love to chop nuts! I don’t know why, but I love it.
My husband is the knife guy though as well – and he loves Guy Fieri. His fave chopping item is peppers. 🙂
I love chopping red peppers because it reminds me of preparing for parties with my family! We always have lots of fresh pepper slices for dipping into hummus. YUM.
my favorite thing to chop is cucumbers :D:D
I love to chop cucumbers and apples, but since none of my knives are actually sharp, it isn’t as much fun as it could be. In addition to enhancing my chopping enjoyment, these knives would be awesome for cutting raw squash and sweet potato (so difficult)!
I like to chop cucumbers, red and yellow bell peppers, and hearts of palm. This makes a delicious salad with just a squeeze of fresh lemon and lime juice for dressing.
Mastering Public Health says
I actually love to chop onions!
thank goodness someone else has been super hungry lately. i have been the exact same way! love your gym philosophy–it is just like a playground, you’re right!
I’m usually chopping carrots, celery and onions. Having a good knife makes a huge difference when cutting squash! No more sliced fingers for me, thanks.
I like to CHOP dark chocolate so i can melt it into fondue!
I LOVE TO CHOP CUCUMBERS TO THEN DIP INTO BUCKETS OF HUMMUS
I love to chop carrots, cellery and peppers. The crunchier, the better!
I like to chop cabbage, and those knives look great! Although, they’re pretty cheesy, I must admit. Red handle and flames? Please…
Shannon (The Daily Balance) says
I love to chop any kind of veggie and apples.
Avocado for sure!
Tammy @ Defining Wellness says
I like to chop onions, peel the layers, inhale the scent, get the watery eyes . . . the whole experience is just fun. 🙂
lk - healthy delicious says
herbs! I fin it therpetic
Sara N says
Love to chop zucchini!
Garlic is the most fun thing for me to chop, I try to look like a professional and it amuses my hubbie!
I like chopping apples
don’t disqualify me Kath, but I love to chop onions! hahaha
Herbs, cucumber, cabbage & celery. I will also share with you the fact that I DESPISE chop onions…
I enjoyed Matt’s review, btw!!!
Emily J says
I like to chop onions! Sorry Kath, but the layers make such nice little squares when minced!
I like chopping zucchini into spears. I don’t know why. 🙂
Those knives look cool 🙂 I’d love to win! I like chopping green onions, ’cause I can line them up and cut them really fast so I feel like a pro even though I’m not.
Dang, those knives look like they could do some damage… in the kitchen, that is 😀 And I’d use them to cut up raw veggies, that are usually difficult to chop without a good knife!
I like to chop nuts, because as they go flying, I get to nibble.
I need a new knife to CHOP onions… but I hope that doesn’t disqualify me since you hate them so much! 😉 I also love to CHOP tons of fruit and make a delicious fruit salad!
I love chopping onions and garlic. I can’t explain…
I’m not gonna lie. I hate chopping, but some fancy knives would definitely make chopping a little better 🙂
Cath I love your gym mindset! And I totally am hungry the week before my special time of the month. I never even realized it until I started counting points on Weight Watchers! LOL
I would love to try the knives so I will tell you what I cook the most (and think the chef’s knife would be splendid). Onions – I make a lot of curries and the onion is the base of the curry.
I love to EAT sweet potato fries and squash fries, but I HATE to chop them which is why I really need those knives!
kathy krafsig says
I love to chop up tomatoe/onion/cilantro for some great homemade salsa!
Oh fun giveaway! I like to chop open any kind of big squash, especially spaghetti squash. I have shitty knives, I could totally use these!
fruits and veggies for smoothies are my fave and most delicious things to chop!
Kabocha squash! The knife I have now is too flimsy.
Lori (Finding Radiance) says
I’d chop anything and everything! Maybe even give my hubby a haircut 😀
I love chopping green onions and cilantro.
I’m not a huge fan of chopping, especially onions. However, I love eating so chopping is usually inevitable. Lately my favorite thing to eat (chop) is kabocha squash. Can’t get enough of that stuff 🙂
My favorite thing to chop is probably carrots.
My favorite thing to chop is the skin of butternut squash…
My favorite thing to chop is sweet potatoes.
Um chop chop onions!! Sorry! 😉 And I”m feelin’ you on the fibrous squash. At least I hope that’s why my stomach is sticking out!! hehe
Mama J says
Carrots! Love the pretty little disks…
I love to chop brussel sprouts in half and then roast ’em!
Apples!! I’ve never been able to just eat one whole! I guess I’m scared I’ll break a tooth or something…lol!
Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats) says
I love to chop pineapple…because I love what’s inside that ridiculously thick skin!
I love chopping any vegetable.
I like to chop carrots! *crunch*
I love to chop up tomato, onion and green pepper to make salsa!
Carrie C. in VA says
I like a sharp knife for getting the opnions chopped before I can start crying!
Cynthia (It All Changes) says
The gym really is my playground because I love to workout. I like watching TV or reading while doing lower impact and just zoning while running.
I think I like chopping apples the most. I make microwave apple crisp almost every day so I go through a lot of apples.
I like to chop nice crisp celery! It’s fun ’cause you can stack the stalks (hee) on top of each other.
I know you hate them, but onions!
Stefanie B. says
I know you hate them but I love to chop onions!
veges.. carrots..celery…those kinda longish ones.. even parsnips.
I love to chop celery…super crunchy!
Veggies man, veggies:) I need a good sharp knife though-I’m such a klutz it’s a miracle I haven’t lost a finger with my dull knives!:)
I love chopping veggies! peppers and the dreaded onions
I love to chop cucumbers!!! Those look like awesome knives! : )
ever since going veg this past summer, i pretty much chop and prep about 10 different types a produce a week when i make my trip back from trader joe’s 🙂
omg I would LOVE to win these knives. I don’t eat meat so I am constantly chopping veggies!!
I love your mentality about the gym… sometimes its such a drag to not be able to get outside to workout! But the gym… is like Jimboree!
My favorite thing to chop is fruit. I absolutely love standing in front of a cutting board when summer parties roll around and putting together 5 fruit baskets at a time… I can cube a pinapple in 3 minutes flat! 😛
Deva (Voracious Vorilee) says
I love to chop apples for our lunches, and to chop carrots, onions, and mushrooms to cook with!
I like stars and such on knives… but that is just me.
I like chopping zuccinni. It’s easy to chop so I feel like I look like a pro. And peppers!
I’ll tell ya what I DON’T like to chop – onions! I can’t chop anything well because I have horrible knives and I’m afraid I’ll chop off my finger! I do like to chop meat and things like that because I don’t have to feel like I need to chop them quickly and look cool like a professional! I don’t feel too awful though because after watching Julie & Julia I learned that Julia couldn’t chop onions either until she went to cooking school! I hope that my comment about what I DON’T like to chop qualifies!
ahhh i need these knives!! my favorite thing to chop is… almonds!
I love chopping fresh herbs like parsley and cilantro.
Carrots, carrots, carrots.
hemp jogger says
cabbage (love the crrrrunch!) and onions (never made me cry!).
Your gonna hate me kath…but I love chopping onions!
It’s so cool that you get to try out new stuff…I love sampling things out so that I can know exactly what I want in a product. Thanks for the honest review!
I like chopping carrots and bell peppers to take for lunch 🙂
I love to chop watermelon into bite-sized chunks. yum!
I just started reading your blog and I love it! My favorite thing to chop is onions. Although they do make me cry, I love the smell (and taste!) of them!
Paige@ RunningAroundNormal says
That’s such a great mindset to have the gym 🙂
I love chopping onions. Will you still count my entry ? 😉
Barbara(Blood, Sweat and Heels) says
eh no worries, the fiber won’t be there long:)
Nice knife set!
Gotta love Matt’s thoroughness. That’s great!
I love chopping celery, which I’ll be doing for our stuffing for Christmas Eve dinner.
GARLIC!!! The key ingredient to 90% of delicious dishes out there… yum! 🙂
I love to chop anything, but especially cabbage:)
I like to chop veggies!
Tomatoes, my favorite food. Enjoyed the review Matt, agree on the added for drama esthetic details – not necessary, it is all about performance in my opinion.
We chop vegetables EVERY night for a crunchy salad along with our meal (or in lieu of!)
My favorite thing to chop is fresh ginger. I love using it in stir fry.
I love chopping apples for snacks…something about individual slices is so much fun and makes me feel like I get more instead of gnawing around the core 🙂
I love chopping peppers!
I suppose I like chopping tomateos the best, then broccoli is a close second.
I love to chop sweet potatoes for fries!
I like to cut potatoes!
I like to chop herbs like basil and rosemary to flavor whatever I am cooking!!
I LOVE to chop zucchini! It’s so soft that knives fly right through it! It’s a very satisfying experience. 🙂
I love to chop celery. It’s firm and crisp yet easy to move my knife through. Makes me feel like a professional!
Max FM says
garlic! Who doesn’t love chopping garlic?
garlic and butternut squash! LOve them both, every tie I am chopping butternut squash i get very excited!
any kind of bell pepper – love adding so much color to my meals
I actually enjoy chopping all kinds of veggies, including onions! (they don’t make me cry because I have contacts)
Mary Z says
I feel the same way about celebrity cook ware. I don’t necessarily think cookware with a celebrity name makes it any better (or worse) than the generic versions.
My favorite thing to chop is cucumbers. It always makes the house smell so fresh.
I actually like to chop garlic! I love the smell 🙂
I love Guy!!!
I like things I can chop quickly such as celery or green onions (yes, Kath, onions!) 🙂
However I’m not a fan of chopping tomatoes!!!
Alicia H. says
I love to chop up a huge pile of kale.
hmm..favorite thing to chop?? i guess that would lead to favorite thing to eat..hahha..eggplants and garlic..
I like to cut fresh pineapple! Yummy!
Honestly, I hate chopping food because my knives are terrible! I hope that I will become a great chopper of all foods with some good knives!
I think my fav thing to chop is veggies for my salad. Cucs, peppers, onions….I love them all!!!
I love to chop cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers, and mushrooms for my spinach salads
I chop alot of bananas,apples,green bell pepper-and I desperately need new knifes!
god there is nothing like a good sharp chopping utensil. love it for slicing cleanly through garlic and onions. promise not to use it for cutting through PVC whilst making hula hoops…
that was the kiss of death for the other knives at my disposal 😉
I like to chop bell peppers into thin strips – perfect for dipping in hummus!
I love chopping onions!
Love to chop those veggies and slice that steak.
Jen H says
Onions, mushrooms and peppers for salads or stir frys!
sweet potatoes for fries!! yumm!!
I love chopping walnuts for chocolate chip cookies!
I love to chop celery root and carrots for roasting!!
For some reason, I really like chopping onions.
I love chopping apples!
Allie (Live Laugh Eat) says
My favorite thing to chop is celery…it’s small and easy enough to chop so I can look like a Food Network Star 🙂 I would love these knives because I tried cutting squash tonight and almost de-handed myself!! Your acorn squash looks like little flower petals…purrrrty!
I like to chop garlic and bell peppers! Love the blog!!
I like chopping raw veggies and apples, since I put them in oatmeal!
I like chopping zucchini . . . i dont know . . . i like that zucchinis sort of “give into” the cutting
I love to chop onions! It’s so satisfying to see a whole onion transform into fine little pieces. And, you definitely need a sharp knife to do it!
I love cutting up fruit!
I like chopping crisp apples 🙂
Organic Ashley says
I have handy me down knifes that are horrible!! I have been wanting to buy new ones but they are so expensive and I am a broke college student 🙂
watermelon. I need it to be in cubes. Watermelon balls just don’t work.
Mushrooms, because my dull knives suck at chopping anything else! I really HATE doing onions, though we know you don’t have to deal with that :).
I love to chop zucchini!
Erin @ Big Girl Eats says
Awesome! I love to chop herbs – they’re so fragrant and fun to chop because of how tiny they are!
garlic! you can just go to town and chop away!
Currently I don’t like chopping anything because my knives are so dull. Would love to get some sharp knives, even if they do have flames on them! =)
I love to chop cashews and other nuts. And I love chopping apples into little pieces!
Beth @ DiningAndDishing says
Any kind of veggies! The knives in our apt. right now though are BAD – we could seriously use these!
I love to chop cucumber and zucchini .. nice and easy, and reduces the chance ill chop my fingers!!
I love to chop a lot of different things; I often have the cutting board in front of the TV so I can multi-task (and try not to chop off my fingers!). I especially love chopping basil (it’s easy) and bell peppers in odd shapes. Thanks guys!
I love to chop bell peppers and apples!
I’m always chopping something! Favorite? MacIntosh apples in the fall.
I love to chop sweet potatoes! I’ve been chopping and roasting one almost every day for the past month or so…
I love chopping garlic!
I love to chop carrots and aples!
Mo @ Mommy RD says
Good knives can make almost anything fun to chop, but I’d have to say that brussel sprouts are my favorite thing to chop currently.
My fave thing to chop is…dare I say it…ONIONS! Sorry, but it’s true! 🙂 Don’t worry, I won’t cut them when you’re around. 😉
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
i just love chopping onions – i’m lucky; they don’t bother my eyes!
I love chopping sweet potatoes and cabbage!
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I love to prechop all my veggies at the beginning of the week so I don’t have an excuse to make a quick dinner when I get home from work!
I love your idea to think of the gym as an indoor playground! Perhaps it will inspire me to go more often 🙂
I like to chop celery! Good crunch!
My favorite thing to chop is green peppers!
I love to cut cucumber for some reason… but what I’d LOVE to have a great knife for would be for all types of squash. I’m always surprised I make it out alive because my knifes are horrible!
celery. I love the crunch.
Sage LaCroix says
I love chopping toasted nuts because they smell so amazing.
i love chopping apples!
i also want to applaud Matt’s excellent review!
My favorite thing to chop is apples!
I love to chop green onions or walnuts. Not sure why – they are just fun to chop:)
I love chopping cucumbers…yummy! Go Matt! What a great writer!
I love to chop everything! Although peppers and onions are my fav.
I like to chop veggies and ymmy salad 🙂
Marian F. Ray says
I put an end to my swimming lessons because it was getting boring, after 3 years, and I’ll go swimming once in a while. What’s left? Gym with friends.
I like chopping crisp apples, yummy!!!
My kids will love these so much. I will try the best. Now I can change my menu regularly for my family, esp. for my kids. Thank you 🙂