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I Used My Mandoline and Didn’t Go to the ER

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Kim

    I always forget how much I like radishes! What a great idea to pickle them.
    Years ago (about 17) Chris (my husband) was using a mandolin without a widget and wasn’t as lucky as you! A slice of his finger went through – it was horrible for him!!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Eeeek!!!! That sounds painful and horrible!!!

  2. Jan Schifter

    Your pickled radishes sound great. I recently had pickled green apples and was surprised at how yummy they tasted! I want to pickle cauliflower! YUM!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve never heard of pickled apples…! Interesting! And yes, pickled cauliflower is AMAZING. That will be my next experiment.

  3. bethh

    They DO sell gloves for mandolines! I was just talking about this with friends – one has used just the widget successfully, but the other always always uses the glove from the minute he takes it out of the cabinet until it’s rinsed and put away, even though he uses the widget when slicing. I gather he had a few bloody lessons and is crazy careful now. You can find gloves easily on Amazon for about 12 bucks. It might be worth it!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I will have to look. How funny!

  4. Lisa

    I feel the same about the mandolin. I’ve been so scared to use one. I get stressed out watching Top Chef or any cooking show where they’re just flying through veggies on the mandolin.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love watching the professionals on Top Chef do stuff like that or chop veggies…they make it look so easy!

  5. CARLA

    annnd now you have me confident I MIGHTCOULD use mine too!!!
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  6. Lisa

    I’m going to try making pickled radishes. Those look delicious! I am a victim of the sharp blade of the mandoline so I totally understand your fear.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      They turned out delicious! And spicy!

  7. Deb

    LOL! I laughed so hard when I first saw this title and I kept forgetting to comment. This is how I feel every single time I use mine! Its a victory each time I do not have to be driven to the ER before dinner. :p
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