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Today I cut a cantaloupe

on June 3, 2015

Is it just me or when you type cantaloupe in your head you say can-ta-loo-pe to make sure you don’t forget the u?

No?
Just me?  Ok…

So, I’ve cut cantaloupe before.  I usually slice it long ways, cut in to long stripes, then trim off all the rind.

But cantaloupes are slippery and I always end up cutting off too much of the precious melon.  Surly there had to be a better way.

And surly there is.  I searched on YouTube and found this video on how to cut cantaloupe more efficiently.

I had it all wrong from the beginning.  First, cut the melon right smack dab in the middle.

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Then spoon out the seeds.

Is it just me or when you scoop out the seeds you think “brainzzzz”?

No?
Just me? Ok…

Then you have a beautiful hollowed out cantaloupe.

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Is it just me or does that look like a heart?

No?
Just me?  Ok…

Next up, turn the cantaloupe over and beginning removing the rind.

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I love this method as I could make sure to keep more of the melon on the melon!

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Once you’ve made your way around and removed the stem end, you cut the melon into slices.

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Is it just me or does that look like a beanie?

No?
Just me?
Hmm…I’m starting to wonder about you…

And viola!  In 10 minutes my ziplock bag was full of cantaloupe.

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I’m on Day 3 of Raw Week in the My Clean Eating Challenge.  When I eat raw I pretty much graze all day long.  A banana here, a peach there, a carrot cake…

Just kidding!  No carrot cake…just testing if you’re still following along.

Therefore, Cantaloope!!  It’s what’s for dinner!!  And snack!!  And second snack!!  And dessert!!  And fourth meal!!  Yum!!

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