07 February 2011

Chopped Vegetables with a Side of Fingers

My only big blogging pet peeve is the occasional lack of 
natural light in the winter mornings to take good photos

 I hate using flash because the picture quality isn't very nice...
 and my Breakfast Yogurt and Bananas with Crumbled
Carob Chip Brownie Cookies aren't seen in their best light!

Thankfully by Lunch, the lighting is usually much better...

I just prepare it as normal except instead of eating it in a soft tortilla
I quickly toss it in the oven for a few minutes before eating;
 The tortilla gets crisp and flaky and gives the cheese a chance to melt :)

Warning: The following Dinner preparation
 contains graphic images of a freshly cut bloody 
finger that may be unsettling to some viewers

 Discretion and temporary absence from eating is advised

This isn't the first time i've sliced my finger while cutting produce!

The injury really isn't that bad, but it serves 
as a good warning to always be careful!

Okay, no more finger pictures, for all of our sakes!

See, what I was trying to do was successfully cut up vegetables... not my hand!

Of course after I cleaned and bandaged my finger, 
I finished preparing my Oven Roasted Vegetables...

Kabocha squash, broccoli, mushrooms, onion, corn, kale, 
snap peas, zucchini, baby bok choy, swiss chard and green beans

Before baking, I marinated them in mustard, balsamic vinegar, 
nutritional yeast, lemon juice, garlic, curry powder and pepper

Oven roasted for 1 hour @ 385-390 Fahrenheit

Question: Are you accident-prone in the kitchen like me? 


Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin said... [reply]

Ouch!! I'm a little accident prone in the kitchen, but I'm definitely getting better! My boyfriend is a chef so he keeps careful watch over me when he's around and gives me tips on cutting away from myself and preventing injury and all that...

Christin@purplebirdblog said... [reply]

Owwie! I am accident prone. I refuse to sharpen knives and make the man do that because I just know I will lop a finger off!

Red Deception said... [reply]

I just got the blade of the blender under my fingernail yesterday. Ouch.

LeQuan said... [reply]

Oh my dear, please be more careful :(
Your oven baked goodies always look so yummy. Oh my, forget the kitchen, I'm accident-prone everywhere :-P

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

I can't tell you how many times I have cut myself in the kitchen. I am no hand model now, that's for sure. Sorry about the finger, but your eats look good!

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said... [reply]

ouchy!! Hope it heals soon!

Olivia said... [reply]

Ooh yum your tortilla/ oven baked quesadilla looks so good! I hear ya on the crappy lighting in the morning (and nights here too!) I hate using the flash but I usually have no choice if I want to get a halfway decent, clear picture! Arghhh! Summer will come soon I hope:)

Hayley said... [reply]

I cut and burn myself a lot in the kitchen. It is not a pretty sight! That's why I bought the precut broccoli and cauliflower at Whole Foods the other day. Well, that, and because I'm lazy. I don't have that much time to devote to veggie cutting these days anyway...which is probably a good thing, considering my history of almost chopping off my hand haha.

Mary said... [reply]

Ouch! Sorry about your finger. :/ Small cuts like that close to the nail seriously HURT too!! I almost nipped the top of my finger off while slicing squash not too long ago...but other than that it's mainly burns that get me in the kitchen.

Sophia @ Raven Waves said... [reply]

Oh no! So sorry you hurt yourself. I'm accident prone in the kitchen too! Mostly b/c I have no idea what I'm doing most of the time! All your eats look so great though!

Sarah said... [reply]

I am sooo accident prone in the kitchen! Thankfully, I have never been hurt badly and I learned how important it is to have a sharp kitchen knife.

Hope it heals quickly!

Kristi said... [reply]

Ouch! I hope your finger feels better. I must say that I'm not too prone to kitchen accidents, and now I must find some wood to knock on to keep it that way :)

Kate (What Kate is Cooking) said... [reply]

Awww, sorry about your finger! I've definitely had my share of kitchen accidents. I sliced my finger open with a mandolin once, and I also cut myself on a cheese grater once. My skin came off in a circle, just like cheese... it was so gross. I guessed you were cutting squash before I saw that you actually were- the tip of your finger is orange :) Unless your hands are as orange from mine from EATING squash!

Sonia said... [reply]

Ouuuch! Hope it hurts less than it look likes it does! I'm such a baby when it comes to cuts like that.
I'm not too prone to kitchen accidents, but I do other silly things like skipping baking soda in a muffin recipe or forgetting some other key ingredient.

Sarah B @ Bake + Bike said... [reply]

OUCH oh man that must've been painful! And bloody!

But the end result looks amazing.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Since I don't have a fancy sandwich press and rarely like to dirty a pan for frying, I always bake my wraps before eating them :) And plus, I use the same brand of rice wraps as you do (I've been eating at LEAST 4 a week since school has started! They're so yummy and super portable!) I agree though, they taste super yummy when baked!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Oh ouch, it seems like a lot of people have been slicing themselves lately. I hope your okay. I've never experienced a kitchen incident like that, but one time my sister had to get stitches from slicing herself with a can of soup.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]


That doesn't look pretty!

I cut my hand really badly a couple months ago - it was brutal.

Mandi said... [reply]

Ouch! Sorry you hurt your finger. I've definitely had my fair share of kitchen accidents before, usually while cutting vegetables or fruit.

Toronto Girl West said... [reply]

Oh my . . . it may not be serious but it looks horrible! And it's no doubt uncomfortable!!!

Take care of your fingers! :o)

Nicole @ Of Cookies & Carrots said... [reply]

I'm really accident prone in general... I haven't had TOO many kitchen mishaps, actually! But I'm perpetually bruised...

And personally a small wound is totally worth it when it comes to roasted veggies ;)


kate said... [reply]

i left for school yesterday at 5:40pm and it was still light out. the longer days are a coming!!!!

i hope you got a big ol band aid on the that finger. try a drop of lavendar oil it to help the healing process.

Chelsea said... [reply]

Aww your poor finger! :( I super klutzy in the kitchen too. I somehow ALWAYS have a fresh cut somewhere on my hands from cutting produce. I think I need to start wearing heavy duty gloves in the kitchen haha.

Rach said... [reply]

Eeps! Your poor finger. I do that far too often myself. But I find a princess bandaid always makes me feel better! :)

LauraJayne said... [reply]

My apartment has the worst natural light - it is so frustrating!

I am a total klutz in life, but especially in the kitchen. I am constantly cutting my fingers when I chop onions - I've got to find a better way!

Kayla (Little Miss Healthify) said... [reply]

I never used to be accident prone, until I started working in the kitchen! Your finger, it looks like you cut it pretty bad! I bet it hurts!

In the last 2 weeks alone, I've dropped and shattered 3 pretty glasses and our glass bottle of maple syrup (still full!). I was crying because I just felt so awful about breaking so much stuff.

Michelle @ Housewife in the Raw said... [reply]

Uh, I stuck my hand into a moving blender. Does that count as accident prone or just stupid? Wait, don't answer that.

I didn't post pictures of the resulting injury - I was too busy literally spraying blood over the cabinets. It was awful. It looked like a scene from CSI.

Hope you are healing quickly!

Carol said... [reply]

The knife does not turn against me too much. But I usually get burns which is why I have a standby burn ointment near the stove. Anytime I burn myself, I just pick it up and apply. No panicking.

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