Kitchen Safety

Short post today. Yesterday, I had a bit of an accident in my kitchen and nearly chopped the tip of my finger off. Four stitches and a bunch of bandages later, I look like this:

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Not exactly conducive for cooking, which is pretty essential for healthy eating. (Nor is it conducive to typing, hence my brevity today). People come up with a lot of reasons why they can’t cook, but I think lack of “skill” is lumped into many of them. If you don’t know what you are doing or aren’t very good, cooking can be intimidating. Here is an awesome video from Jamie Oliver (one of my favorite celebrity chefs) on cutting skills. Watch it so you don’t end up in the ER like me. And listen to what he says. We all have accidents. We all have to start slow. But with the right techniques, you can gradually speed it up and have fewer accidents. Enjoy!

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