People who are afraid of knives. I always try to prepare you scaredy-cats (I mean…reasonable people) with the best place to keep your hands so your item is secure and your fingers are safe. I’m also very conscious of providing you with resources for safer kitchen supplies such as cut-resistant gloves and knives that don’t have pointy back ends where you might cut yourself (sounds stupid, but I’ve totally done it!)
I’ll be honest. I’m not a cook. I have no technical culinary experience. So when I give you advice on how to cut something it isn’t coming from someone with already wicked knife skills. I’ve just taken the time to cut fruits and vegetables in different ways and time myself to see which goes faster. Yes. That’s my method.
You could do the exact same thing and have the same result, finding out the fastest way to cut produce, but I’m sure you don’t have time for that.
So you can know that when you’re seeing my videos that we’ll be working through just a few basic skills that anybody can pick up. Because I don’t have anywhere to pick up hard skills from!
3. Those who don’t know that Pineapples have a core
About every other person I run into doesn’t know that Pineapples have a tough core. I’ve attended catered events where they didn’t even take the core out!
Also, before I tried them, I assumed that you cut mango and avocado the same way. That makes sense, right? They are shaped similarly, both have pits. But no matter how hard I tried I could not cut around the mango pit! I’m sure you’ve had a similar experience. You pick up a green onion and you’re not sure if you eat the white or green part.
That’s what I’m here for. We all have to learn these things at some time. And not all of us enjoy looking around for the answers. And I’m more than happy to be your resource!
4. Really Busy People
All of my tutorials are very short. First of all, I’m not a writer so I don’t really feel the need to write too much for you. And second, I know that you don’t have three hours on a Sunday afternoon to prep for your whole week…but maybe you have twenty minutes and with my tutorials you should be able to eventually cut ten pineapples in that amount of time!
This point is just based on a vegan friend of mine who said that my posts had been helpful for her…I mean, it’s all fruits and veggies so I suppose that makes sense.
6. People who keep having their food go bad
I’m very lazy. So I often have the issue where I just don’t want to take the time to both cut fruit and clean dishes afterwards. So I put off cutting my fruit for a few days and then it all goes bad. However, now that I know how to cut fruit faster and the best methods for keeping it around longer I don’t have that problem nearly as much!
7. People who like to save money
Fruit trays are expensive. Or really any of those displays at the grocery store where they’ll make a whole fruit salad for like, six times the cost of the fruit.
Also, I saw on an instagram page the other day that someone had bought a knife for $1200. What in the world does your rent cost if you’re willing to spend that much on a knife!? You won’t see those sorts of suggestions around here. I try my best to give affordable solutions to kitchen problems.
8. People who don’t like cooking
I really don’t like many cooked vegetables. So most of the vegetable-based things I eat are super basic and often raw. So if you don’t like cooking, then you’re in luck because most recipes I use are more along the lines of “three shakes of chili powder” rather than a teaspoon because I can’t stand taking the time to measure things.
9. People who aren’t very precise
My mom doesn’t read my blog. She’s kind of OCD. If each piece of pepper isn’t the same size then she can’t eat it. Or even really be in the same room.
If you’re just trying to get food from its raw state into your mouth in the fastest means possible, then I’m your gal because I won’t try to explain to you how to dice, julienne, or chiffonade. I want you to feel confident that you can cut your food in a way that’s edible, but not beautiful. Because you’re a busy person (or want to get back to watching friends) and don’t have time for stupid things like making sure your pepper slices are the same size. And that’s okay gosh darnit!
10. People with tiny kitchens
I’m really not into a bunch of gadgets. So I only use basic things that you’ll already have in your kitchen and maybe introduce a couple of things to make your day easier like an awesome blender or to help you feel at ease with a cut-resistant glove.
You won’t see me with a flash chop, apple corer/peeler, or an orange juicer.
You know why?
Because they don’t fit in my cabinets in my one-bedroom apartment with a one-by-one foot counter top. I’m not kidding about the counter top. Just ask for a picture some time.