Why the OXO Good Grips is my favorite salad spinner

How not to drain your salad

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If you are a salad or veggie lover, a salad spinner is one of the best investments for your kitchen. Just beats drying your veggies with paper towels any day! Besides ‘wasting’ paper towels and time to dry off your green leaves, there’s just no better and faster way to drain your veggies.

I’ve had one for years and just ran it ragged from overuse. It wouldn’t spin properly anymore and didn’t efficiently drain water from my greens, so I ditched it. Didn’t buy one for years because it was not on the top of my list of priorities and I thought I’d just use paper towels…

What a waste of time and towels that was! Especially since I seldom prepare meals without veggies or salad.

So when I received a gift card for Christmas, I decided to go salad-spinner-shopping. Oh Boy, who knew there were so many to choose from!

There are way too many different sizes, models and brands on the market to make a quick decision, so I did my research and comparisons, and decided on the OXO.

Why the OXO salad spinner is the best

First off, there were many great reviews of the product on Amazon. I also liked the way it looked and worked. The mechanism couldn’t be easier to use: push the button down to start spinning, whoohoo! No more manual spinning clockwise or counter clockwise, just push down!

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OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner on Amazon


A big plus? The outer bowl functions as a salad bowl, a large salad bowl!

The spinner is easy to clean and store away. What’s not to like?

I’m sooo happy with my choice!! I didn’t realize how much I missed this gadget until I first used my new spinner.

You’ve got to get your own!

Some salad spinner reviews

Don’t take my word for it, check out the video review below.




Guide to delicious European street food

Delicious European street food

There is something about bread and pastry made in Holland, Belgium, Germany or France, that will make me forget any healthy diet. When I saw this infographics guide of European street food, I realized that I only knew the tip of the iceberg. All of these traditional European snacks look so delicious, they make me want to jump on a plane to some “Old World” destinations!

Enjoy the view, and be sure to try some out when you’re in the “neighborhood”.



Tool for planning meals

I’m always looking for ways to simplify life a bit and when a friend recommended this tool, I decided to try it out. Although not free, I was willing to pay the subscription fee if it would help save time and be more organized.

I can plan meals using my own recipes or from the internet, easily modify the quantity and automatically generate a shopping list for the whole week! These are just a few of the benefits I discovered, but I already love not having to search manually for my recipes, then manually create a shopping list (on paper or using my phone app). Yes, I still have to go get the groceries, but wow! Can you see how it helps to save time?

Click on the link below to check out the website and watch the informative videos to get a better understanding of this tool, better than I can explain (I’m still learning how to use it). Then come back to tell us what you think.

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

Use a Dabba for organizing spices

Have a favorite type of cuisine you cook very often? Here’s something cool to keep the spices together in one place, so you don’t have to go through your spice rack again to collect the spices you need.

The traditional Indian spice box called “masala dabba” is a handy tool that will save you time, because it can keep your spices organized by cuisine. I like this dabba because it’s easy to scoop and level the desired quantity for your dish. Go ahead, add it to your wish list 😉


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