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Hi there PureJeevan readers! We wanted to let you know that Jim's new novel CHROO is available on Amazon. It's a crazy adventure involving a billionaire heiress, her Chihuahua BFF ("Chroo") and a host of human and animal characters. Find out more on Amazon! Here are some links:

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Here's a video demonstrating a technique for making super-fast, vibrantly beautiful, tasty salads! If you frequently find yourself in a rush, but also want a healthy meal, definitely check out this mandoline technique. (Further commentary below, after the video...)

We love our mandoline slicers. But, the inexpensive one (the hand-held one shown in the video) seems to be our favorite appliance lately. It's so easy to create and eat a delicious salad when you have one of these handy tools.When we slice the cucumber into tiny rounds with this slicer, the flavor really permeates the dish -- and is so delicious.

We looked online for a mandoline slicer similar to ours and found an even better hand-held model for a great price over at Natural Zing -- (Search for "mandoline.") The ceramic blade stays sharp longer than metal blades. And, the slicer Natural Zing is selling has four settings to create different thicknesses in your slices.For this recipe, we recommend the finest/thinnest slice possible.

Another great quality of these hand-held models is the clean-up. Just rinse them quickly under running water, and you're done. Takes only a few seconds! If you have a mandoline and would like to share a video recipe with the rest of the Pure Jeevan family, just let us know! Here's a link to guidelines for submitting a "Makin' It Monday Guest Raw Chef" feature video here on Pure Jeevan.

Original Comments

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On January 26, 2010, Jim Dee wrote:

Test comment! (Yes, we're still working with our comment system...) Many of the older comments appear to be deleted, but they're not -- they're in our database, and Disqus is trying to figure out the problem.

On January 28, 2010, jprostko wrote:

I may have to pick up one of those slicers for this upcoming gardening season! Thanks for the tips in its applications and usage.

On February 15, 2010, Elaine wrote:

I bought one of those inexpensive mandolines a couple of months ago and it's the most used appliance in our kitchen. It doesn't have a place in a drawer because we use it so often. We LOVE OUR MANDOLINE!! Watch that blade though, Jim; I sliced my thumb one day doing what you're doing! Took a week to get it healed up!!