Cheesy Eggplant Bake (+ high-end Kamikoto knife set giveaway worth $1,295!)

I’m so excited to be offering you an AWESOME giveaway today. Who wants an amazing set of knives worth almost $1300?! And just to make sure they were definitely amazing, I went to the liberty of trying them out for you myself, LOL. Kamikoto knives are designed for chefs and serious home cooks, and I used one when chopping up a large eggplant for my new Cheesy Eggplant Bake recipe (which I am also sharing below). It’s amazing how much more enjoyable cooking is when you have high-quality tools, and this knife from our sponsor was no exception!

High End Kamikoto Knife Set Giveaway on 100 Days of Real Food

About Kamikoto High-End Knives

The Kamikoto 神箏 Kanpeki Knife Set is handcrafted from high-quality steel from Honshu 本州, Japan and rigorously quality tested to ensure that it meets the distinction and caliber of Kamikoto 神箏.

The Kamikoto 神箏 Kanpeki Knife Set that we are giving away includes one slicing knife (8.5 inches long), one vegetable knife (7 inches long), and one utility knife (5 inches long) to tackle the smaller, more intricate chores in the kitchen. Each knife is precision balanced and weighted for optimal form and long-lasting performance, and each blade is carefully tapered on one side and hollow ground on the other. Both handle and blade are satin finished, and the entire set is presented in a natural-colored ash wood box for safe storage and keeping.

High End Kamikoto Knife Set Giveaway on 100 Days of Real Food

How to Enter Giveaway*

ONE lucky winner is going to win an amazing set of Kamikoto Knives (pictured above), including:

  • One slicing knife (8.5 inches long)
  • One vegetable knife (7 inches long)
  • One utility knife (5 inches long)  to tackle the smaller, more intricate chores in the kitchen.

Each knife is precision balanced and weighted for optimal form and long-lasting performance.

Total Giveaway Value: $1,295

If you’d like to enter the contest, please read and follow these rules:

  1. The contest is open to US residents.
  2. You have TWO chances to enter the contest by leaving comments below:
    – 1st entry: Please leave a comment below sharing what you’d like to use the knife set for.
    – 2nd entry:  “Like” Kamikoto’s Facebook page and say “Facebook” in your comment.
  3. The contest will end at midnight EST on June 26th, 2017.
  4.  The winners will be selected at random and emailed directly (so make sure your address is entered correctly in your comments below!). The winner will have 3 days to respond before they are disqualified and a new winner is chosen.

Cheesy Eggplant Bake on 100 Days of Real Food

And if you’d like to make the recipe, which is a pretty quick and easy crowd pleaser, here you go!

Cheesy Eggplant Bake on 100 Days of Real Food

Cheesy Eggplant Bake

Kamikoto knives are designed for chefs and serious home cooks, and I used one when chopping up a large eggplant for my new Cheesy Eggplant Bake recipe.
4.6 from 242 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
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Servings: 6 people

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Heat the olive oil in your largest skillet over medium heat. Add the cubed eggplant and cook while stirring until it darkens in color, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour half the marinara sauce in the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Shake it around to ensure it's evenly spread. Add the eggplant on top.
  • Sprinkle all but 1/2 cup of the shredded mozzarella on top of the eggplant, pour in the rest of the sauce, and top it with the remaining mozzarella and grated parmesan.
  • Bake until bubbly and golden brown, about 25 - 30 minutes. Serve warm over whole-wheat noodles and topped with fresh basil.

Notes

  1. Gluten free when using gluten-free pasta for serving.
  2. We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Eggplant Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 244mg11%
Potassium 196mg6%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 196mg20%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Cheesy Eggplant Bake on 100 Days of Real Food

*Giveaway details: Limit one (1) entry per person, email address, and household for the duration of the giveaway period. Chances of winning depend on the number of entries. Entries will be chosen at random. Giveaway ends on June 26th, 2017 at midnight EST.  Winner will be contacted on or around June 27th via email. The winner will have 3 days to respond before they are disqualified and a new winner is chosen. We may share your first name, last initial, and comment publicly but will not share any other information with anyone except to facilitate shipment of your prizes, which will be shipped directly from the respective vendor. 100 Days of Real Food will not use your email address for anything other than contacting you about this giveaway, however, if you sign up for our partner’s newsletter, you will be agreeing to their terms regarding their use of your email address. Giveaway open to US residents only, aged 18 or over, residing within any of the 50 US states. We are not liable for errors stemming from lost/delayed e-mail, posting or typographical errors, technical failures, etc. Void where prohibited by law. This giveaway is being held by Leake, LLC doing business as 100 Days of Real Food. We may be reached at info{at}100daysofrealfood{dot}com. 

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2,093 thoughts on “Cheesy Eggplant Bake (+ high-end Kamikoto knife set giveaway worth $1,295!)”

  1. This part of the summer is all about freezing garden goodness for the winter. Those babies would get put to work (hopefully all three at once) slicing peaches, chopping peppers, and tearing through greens to enjoy the rest of the year!

  2. I would use the knives to slice fruits and vegetables- mainly tomatoes. I dislike using old knives that i can not cut through a tomatoes.

  3. Marcina De Haro

    I’ve never had a knife set. My sister n law came over one day and she was in the kitchen with me and was helping cut some vegetables and literally made fun of me cause of my knives. I love to cook and always use lots of onions carrots and garlic but it just such a shore with my cheap knives. I just never know what to look for and I was checking them out at Walmart and I didn’t like them.

  4. I would use this knife set for cutting raw vegetables, slicing nut breads and cooked meats, and for paring and coring fruit.

  5. Oh man, I’d love to win these!!! We are waiting for our new house to be finished and I can’t wait to be in my new kitchen! Knife skills is something I really want to work on :)

  6. These knives would be used for everything! Our CSA has been plentiful this year, so lots of veggies to chop. We cook almost all our meals from scratch, even baby food. My father, who is a professional chef, has a couple of these Japanese knives & they are awesome.

  7. I am making changes with my family to eat real food, starting with this website! I would love to use the knives to help with my family with meal prep and batch cooking. Thanks for offering this!

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