Today’s Gifts of Good Health series features a Microplane Grater that can take the hassle out of this cooking chore for someone you love (or yourself)!
Enter our Microplane Elite Grater Giveaway today—it’s a one-day giveaway, details below.
We’re fans of gadgets that make cooking healthy easier, faster and more pleasurable. This grater does it for us. In fact, we think this grater is so great that we arranged for five of our loyal Appetite for Health readers to win one of their own in our Microplane Elite Grater Giveaway.
When you ask dietitians and chefs what kitchen tools they recommend to make healthy cooking easier, a Microplane grater is nearly always on the list. Why? Well, ingredients that require grating, such as lemon and lime peel, ginger, and good quality hard cheeses add zing to healthy recipes when sodium and fat are reduced. Using ingredients like these are often what makes a good dish into a great dish. And why Microplane? They’re well-made and they work like a charm.
If you’re anything like me, and grating grates on your nerves, maybe it’s time to switch graters. Typical graters are messy, and grating into a bowl or onto a cutting board is sometimes awkward and inefficient. This new Microplane Elite Series Ribbon Grater eliminates these issue with its special transparent cover that doubles as a catcher and measuring cup, so you can catch everything you grate—and then quickly measure it (up to 1 cup). A sturdy rubber foot keeps the grater from sliding around on the counter as you grate, too. Just think, friends, no more migrating grater moving across the counter, and no more grated tidbits flying around the kitchen! It’s dishwasher safe, so clean-up is a breeze, and when it’s time to put it away, the cover doubles as protection for the grater (and your fingers), keeping its blades super sharp when it’s not being used. I got one in my Christmas stocking years ago and boy was I glad it came with a cover!
This Elite Series Ribbon Grater also makes elegant, thin strips that add interesting texture to garnishes, salads, and other dishes, and is ideal for grating chocolate, soft and hard cheeses, and all kinds of veggies. Right now this American-made grater is available exclusively at Williams-Sonoma—but you could win one here by entering our contest!
To enter our or Microplane Elite Grater Giveaway, first sign up for our e-newsletter AND also “Like Microplane on Facebook”. Be sure to follow @microplane and @appetite4health on Twitter. Then, tell us in the comment section below what you’d cook if you won a new Microplane Elite Series Ribbon Grater (we know you can come up with something besides coleslaw)! Enter by Sunday, Dec. 8th at midnight.
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