FoodSaver® V4880 Vacuum Sealer

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I recently got the opportunity to review the FoodSaver® V4880 Vacuum Sealer. The FoodSaver® Brand is the market leader in the vacuum packaging category with their full line of FoodSaver® appliances, bags, rolls and accessories. The FoodSaver® system keeps food fresh up to 5x longer than ordinary storage methods like zipper bags, foil, plastic wrap, and uses specially-designed bags and canisters to lock out air and moisture to prevent freezer burn. I got to review it for myself at home and I’ll be having Foodsaver party also. (Like a Tupperware party but you don’t have to buy anything! LOL)

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I love purchasing food in bulk. However, up till now, it was hard to keep that food fresh. This is all the meat we bought at the grocery store. They had a great deal on the ribs (it was buy a package and get the second one free. You can’t go wrong on a deal like that!). All the other meat also was on sale. However, that is why too much for my little family of 4 to eat in a week. That’s where the Foodsaver comes in.

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It is super easy to vacuum seal your stuff. The hardest party is putting the bag into the Foodsaver just right so it kicks on. The rest of it is pretty simple.

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We used both the premade bags you can get and also made a few of our own! All this meat was a great test for the FoodSaver® V4880 Vacuum Sealer!

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We were then able to stick them right in the freezer. Next year, we will have a garden and I’m super excited to know we can use this on mason jars so we can can some of our left over vegetables! My MIL made a ton of homemade spaghetti sauce that I’m dying to make myself! We are even thinking of getting a Costco membership since we now can take advantage of buying things in bulk!! I’m even going to make some bread and vacuum seal it. I love that you can buy all sorts of sizes and kinds of bags. I love that I can use it on meat and snacks alike. I love that I can use to for canning. I love that it easily fits right on my counter, so it’s easy to use.

As you can see, I am super excited with our FoodSaver® V4880 Vacuum Sealer! What would you like to be able to vacuum seal at your house?

Kuhn Rikon Veggie Slicer

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You can prep vegetables in minutes with the new Kuhn Rikon Veggie Slicer!  It features a unique design that allows for slicing and julienning with only one tool.  Don’t let the shape fool you either.  You can easily use it on an assortment of vegetables.  The push-pull slicing method allows for fast and easy food prep.  There is also an easy-grip handle, protective hand guard and non-slip base for safety and stability while slicing and cutting.

I loved that it creates even slices for me with little to no work.  I also love that I can make julienne matchstick strips!
Don’t let the cool look fool, this is a machine in the kitchen.  I recommend it!

Turkey Taco Salad

Turkey Taco Salad
 
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Ingredients
  • 12 oz ground turkey
  • ½ onion
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 10 grape tomatoes
  • 8 oz romaine lettuce
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • ½ cup monterrey jack cheese
  • 1 bag guacamole bites
  • 2 T olive oil
Instructions
  1. Dice the red pepper, onion, and zucchini.
  2. Halve the tomatoes.
  3. Chop the jalapeno and cilantro.
  4. Cut the lemon into wedges.
  5. Tear the lettuce into bite size pieces.
  6. Heat 1 T of olive oil. When hot, add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add the red bell pepper, jalapeno, and zucchini. Cook 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  8. Add 1 T of olive oil in the same pan and cook the turkey for 4-5 minutes breaking the turkey up.
  9. In a bowl, toss the lettuce with the tomatoes and ½ of the guacamole bites.
  10. Divide between 2 serving plates and top with the turkey, vegetables, cheese, and a generous handful of guacamole bites.
  11. Sprinkle the cilantro and serve the lemon wedges on the side.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 665 Fat: 40g Carbohydrates: 28g Protein: 49g

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