I'm so happy to share with you this awesome product I picked out from Cookware.com, a CSN Store.
But before we get to the giveaway, I have to introduce you to this little gadget so you can get to know each other!
This shiny little tool is a double-bladed herb chopper.
I picked this tool mostly because I chop a lot of herbs, and I always find it hard to really mince them well. I've tried the roll and chop technique, but after the first initial roll, it's hard to roughly chop past that without getting the herb all over your hands. I loved that this has two blades, and is rounded so you can easily maneuver around the heap of herbs without having to constantly reposition them.
When I first opened the box, I must say, I was surprised at how sharp this thing is! I mean, it is sort of a type of knife, but I knew right then it was going to do some serious chopping!
For my first experience with the chopper, I grabbed some cilantro for a marinade.
And in just a few quick rocks back and forth...
...it looked like this!
So easy! And cleanup was a breeze, I just rinsed it off and dried it. Since we're only dealing with herbs, there was no need to worry about cleaning it thoroughly.
And now on to what I did with those herbs!
I threw them in a ziplock with chicken breasts and this:
This is one of my favorite marinades for chicken. So much flavor! And letting the cilantro marinade with it all really lets out all the great flavor it brings.
I let this marinate overnight to get all the wonderful flavors to seep into the chicken.
The next day, I got out the chicken, Chris started the grill, and I started to make some pseudo-Mexican rice. I say pseudo because I didn't have any sort of a recipe, sort of just threw ingredients into the rice cooker!
I started with some red onion...
And some cilantro, which I chopped with my Cuisinox herb chopper, of course!
I put it all in the rice cooker with some rice, some Chipotle Tabasco Sauce, some generic red taco sauce, and salt and pepper.
I threw some water in, turned on the rice cooker, and when it was done, plated it up with the chicken! Super easy!
Very tasty meal, and there were so few steps! Not to mention my handy-dandy new Cuisinox herb chopper made it even easier!
How would you like to add one of these to your kitchen?? Well you can! The wonderful people at CSN Stores have given me the opportunity to give one away to one of my fabulous readers!
The giveaway for this Cuisinox Double-Bladed Herb Chopper starts right now (yes, right now!) and goes through Sunday, October 3rd, Midnight CST.
To enter, comment on this post and tell me what was the best meal you made in the past month. Easy peasy!
For extra entries, blog about the giveaway, post it on Facebook, tweet it, or any other way of sharing it with others! Then come back here and leave me a new comment for each extra entry.
To be eligible to win, you must be a follower of Food, Wine, & Mod Podge, and a resident of the US or Canada.
I will announce the randomly-selected winner on Monday, October 4th, so keep a watch out for it!