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It was an icy cold morning when I woke up last Saturday. I had planned to host the GEFU and Wheat Belly Healthy-n-Lean Party for Tryazon but I wondered if people would venture out. After all, we were in the middle of Snowmageddon 2015. I had the perfect meal planned for a cold, wintery day however – Lemon Chicken Soup with a fresh salad with spaghetti veggies thanks to the Tryazon Host Guide recipe recommendations. So I began preparing the meal in anticipation of the party that was scheduled to take place that afternoon. The first order of business was to set the table, then begin the food preparation. One thing I have learned about making a good chicken broth is that it is essential to combine the broth and spices, then allow them to simmer for about an hour. While this does take time, you really do get a better flavor.
For hosting the Healthy-n-Lean Party for Tryazon they sent me the Wheat Belly Cookbook and several products from GEFU. I received the GEFU Spirelli Spiral Slicer, GEFU Universal Peeler, GEFU Lemon Juicer and the GEFU Julienne Peeler ASIA. I had heard of these products before but had not tried them, so I was excited to do that. I used all of the GEFU products in the preparation of the meal and showed my guests how the products worked. They also had an opportunity to purchase a number of products the day of the party at 20% off. Here are my thoughts.
Wheat Belly Cookbook
I love cookbooks – and let’s face it we can all stand to eat a little healthier. Many people – for a number of reasons already eliminate wheat from their diet. Although I am not one of these people, I found a number of the recipes in the Wheat Belly Cookbook interesting enough that I intend to add them to my menu. What I loved the most though was the homemade spice recipes in the cookbook since I really do enjoy growing my own herbs and spices then grinding them into the mixtures I like. For those who feel like they just don’t have time to cook healthy meals the Wheat Belly Cookbook is a must-have! The quick and easy recipes in it can be made in 30 minutes or less! No kidding!
GEFU Spirelli Spiral Slicer
We tried both carrots and cucumbers in the GEFU Spirelli Spiral Slicer. I bought baby carrots so they did not work well, however larger carrots would. The baby cucumbers I purchased worked perfectly. The GEFU Spirelli Spiral Slicer cuts two sizes of Julienne strips – small and large. We did a combination of both but liked the larger slices better because they looked prettier on the salad.
Both the carrots and the cucumbers in the salad above were made using the GEFU Spirelli Spiral Slicer. As you can tell, the carrots didn’t quite turn out right but again that was because I chose baby carrots and had a hard time holding onto them. Overall, I was very pleased with the way the cucumbers turned out. I think they looked very pretty both on top of the salad and in the bowl we set on the table for guests to add additional cucumbers to their salad. We had no problems using this product and it did not break. In fact, even though the outer casing is plastic, it was quite sturdy. The only recommendation I would make is to add some type of device that would hold the vegetables in place and allow you to easily turn them without getting your fingers close to the cutting blades.
GEFU Universal Peeler
This is a Japanese peeler that is used to peel fruits, vegetables and asparagus. It is often used for detail work. We found this product easier to use than the GEFU Julienne Peeler ASIA for peeling the carrots for the Lemon Chicken Soup. I had problems using it possibly because of the arthritis in my hands. Jeffrey was able to use it easily and so I allowed him to cut up the carrots for the soup. It is well made and study. The blades are sharp. Those who like using hand tools are sure to love this item.
GEFU Lemon Juicer
The GEFU Lemon Juicer was hands down my favorite item. It works on a variety of citrus fruits. Just push the juicer into the citrus and squeeze. The juice runs right out the end without the seeds. I was shocked at how much juice this product actually squeezed out. For those who love fresh squeezed orange juice for breakfast, you simply have to get one of these. I have tried a lot of citrus juicers and this one is incredible. Even with my arthritis I could squeeze the juice out. Now it wasn’t super easy, but I could do it. I feel the GEFU Lemon Juicer really maximized the amount of lemon juice we ended up with.
We added the lemon juice to the chicken soup at the end of the cooking cycle. I let it simmer just a little bit while I talked with our guests about the GEFU and Wheat Belly products that #Tryazon sent. The aroma in the house was wonderful and yes, I could detect the spiciness of the lemon juice.
GEFU Julienne Peeler ASIA
The GEFU Julienne Peeler ASIA did not work well with the baby carrots. It did slice them but I feel like we were constantly adding new carrots. I loved the fact that there were teeth on the handle of the peeler to hold onto whatever you slice or grind. The high strength Japanese steel blades cut potatoes, cucumbers, carrots, courgettes, aubergines, apples not to mention they can grind nutmeg and ginger. I have not tried grinding nutmeg or ginger at this time but I know I will in the near future. I did like the ergonomic shape of the handle and the overall design of the product.