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  • Holiday Snacks: Stretch Your Budget, Not Your Pants

    I tested a new holiday snack recipe on my family last night (good thing they have adventuresome taste buds.)

    We Nicer Slicer aficionados love the way this slicer can make great food even tastier without filling you up.

    Recently, I saw a friend of mine eating a Cinnamon Crunch bagel from Panera, topped with a flavored cream cheese. It looked so good that I went to find one for myself. In the store, I noticed that each bagel contained a whopping 400 calories. I bought several and went home to experiment.

  • Best Darn Vegan Grilled Cheese EVER

    This recipe combines homemade pesto with vegan cheese, spinach and avocado to create a tasty, healthy grilled sandwich.
  • Lemon Basil Chickpea Salad

    This is a great appetizer topping. We like to use a French baguette, cut into ¾”slices, toasted and then slicered in the Nicer Slicer. Toasting a g...
  • Ultimate Rainbow Veggie Sandwich

    This colorful sandwich is loaded with lots of fresh, crunchy veggies and a lemony almond "ricotta" spread.
  • Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich

    This tasty sandwich combines chickpeas (a legume high in fiber and protein) with avocado (nutrient dense and full of unsaturated fat) for a healthy low calorie lunch.

     

  • Vegan Grilled Cheese with Marinara

     The best tofu “ricotta” and basil sandwich- all crispy, hot and amazing.This is an excellent recipe, loaded with flavor and crunchy goodness. The ...
  • The Chocolate Yankee (Bon Appetit!)


  • Breakfast Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

    With two hungry, growing boys at my house, I'm always looking for healthy recipes that include protein. After poking around on Pinterest, I was ins...
  • Skinny Burgers: Cook More, Eat Less

    We're cooking more, eating less and, thanks to Weber’s “Way to Grill” cookbook, having a lot of fun with our grill. We modified their recipe for C...
  • Serve bagels at your next cheese tasting

    Stack o Cheese
    Turns out that the cheese does not stand alone. We love hearing from our customers about how they use The Nicer Slicer. They come up with all sorts of techniques and recipes. I recently received this idea from a user in Northwest Ohio.
     
    “Over the holidays, my daughters brought 7 or 8 fancy cheeses home. They wanted to taste and compare some blue cheeses and other varieties before offering them to guests at an upcoming party.
  • Appetizers: Do the Math

     

    We had guests for dinner the other night and I wanted make a hot appetizer. Looking around the kitchen, I found some “everything” bagels, Romano cheese and a first pressing olive oil. What could I do with those ingredients? Further searching turned up homemade pesto and Tabasco sauce. I became inspired and here is the result:

    Bruschetta alla Romano (yields 36 pieces)

    1½ pre-sliced “everything” bagels
    3 Tbsp. good quality olive oil
    3 tsp. pesto
    ¼ cup grated Romano cheese
    1 tsp. Tabasco sauce

  • Slicer Up Some Great Road Food

    Travel tips: The LIttle Sandy sandwich   My family has traveled regularly to Michigan and North Carolina from our home in Ohio for years. Long car trips are part of the adventure. This sandwich has been in our family for three generations. We call it the "The Little Sandy" since it was invented by my mom (whose name is Sandy also, but she's much smaller than me.) It makes great travel food!