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

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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.
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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

*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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  1. Wendy Porbandarwala

    I want to use these knives to peel and slice peaches for summer time pies. Yummmm! I’ll take a photo and post it on Facebook for you.

  2. Both my husband and I enjoy cooking and have never really had a good knife set. We would love to use these to help us prepare fruits, veggies, and herbs to create delicious and nutritious meals for ourselves and our kids.

  3. I would love to be able to try all sorts of recipes, especially those involving all kinds of squash, with these knives.

  4. I would use the knives to cut the vegetables up from my garden. Being a cancer survivor I am on my journey to becoming and maintaining a healthier ME.

  5. I’m in my mid 40’s and have never owned a good set of knives. Would love to improve my cooking skills with these.

  6. I love trying new recipes and have been using many from both 1oo days cookbooks and also some of the partnering friends. We eat a lot of salads and throw a variety of chopped or diced vegetables into many different dishes. The knives would be a big help in all the prep work!

  7. 5 stars
    Love this recipe using eggplant! It would be so exciting to have a great set of knives for all kitchen needs! Looking forward to possibly winning this set!!! :)

  8. I love this contest! I love cooking healthy real food for my family and these would be a great addition!!

  9. So may possibilities! First, I would use the vegetable knife to cut thick slices of tomato and chiffonade some basil for a family favorite – amazing tomato sandwiches! I would routinely use the vegetable knife to prep snacks for the week – slice carrot sticks and cucumber rounds, remove strings from snap peas, quarter radishes. I would use the slicing knife to cut thick chunks of chicken breast for the weekly salad recipe and I would use the utility knife to peel small fruits for pie :)

  10. Brittany Ramsey

    I would love to use the knife set to cut up veggies to grill. We also love the crockpot pork tacos and southwestern coleslaw from the fast and fabulous cookbook!

  11. I would absolutely love these knives to help chop, dice, slice & sliver all the veggies from the farmers market this summer. I find it very therapeutic versus using other methods, such as a food processor or chopper.

    1. Truthfully, without sounding like a complainer, I have knives that are over 25+ years old…and they weren’t that great then. I would love a new set to cut all my veggies for salads and recipes that call for dice and chop…because they don’t come out looking so pretty with a dull knife! :)

  12. I would use these awesome knives for cutting up fresh raw veggies before I grill them outside in this summer heat! What a perfect way to make kebabs, roasted veggies, and grilled sweet potatoes. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. I would love to have a wonderful selection of knives to use daily in prepping ALL the vegetables and fruits that I eat daily!! Thanks for giving me the chance to win this set.

  14. I’d use them for cutting up fresh produce. I could use a nice big knife for cutting up watermelons and cantaloupes.

  15. I would love to have these beautiful knives to help prep all my veggies for the week and to streamline my tiny kitchen!


  16. I would replace the crappy knives I have now, lol. I would make stir fries and butternut squash soup. I need a really goos knife to cut through a squash.

  17. I’d use these knives to replace the ones I’ve been using for the past 11 years. These would be great for making healthy meals for the family!

  18. I’d use the knives to replace the ones with plastic handles that were chewed up by my dearly departed boxer (though he didn’t die from knife chewing). Also…Facebook.

    1. 5 stars
      we have a ton of veggies coming from our garden and I’ve been doing a lot of prep with them for canning. this would be awesome!

  19. These knives look amazing and I would LOVE to have them. I have gotten into cooking in the last few years and these Kamikoto knives would help with all of my vegetable slicing and chopping. Thank you for the opportunity!

  20. I could really use this knife set! My most recent attempt at cutting a butternut squash with my flimsy Walmart steak knives really made that clear! Crossing my fingers!

  21. Would love a new set of knives for all the veggie chopping I do, especially when I order meals from Hello Fresh!

  22. We are a family of 7 so lots of food prep done in this house! These knives would be amazing to have – would make chopping all those veggies a lot more pleasurable I’m sure

  23. We received our existing knife set as a wedding present almost 17 years ago and it has needed to be replaced for a very long time. So…we’d use these knives for everything! Since taking the real food challenge as a family, we use our knives even more than before for chopping fresh, REAL food – from fruits to veggies to meats….

  24. I’d use these knives for chopping veggies and fruit every day! They look heavenly!
    I liked the fb page!

  25. I would use these knives for everyday cooking–love a good, sharf knife. I also like their Facebook page

  26. I definitely could have used these knives today for cutting meat and veggies! That would be my plan to make meal prep a breaze!

    I have already liked the facebook page!

  27. I definitely could have used these knives today for cutting meat and veggies! That would be my plan to make meal prep a breaze!

  28. My husband would probably use them the most. We buy lots of things in bulk and could use these knives to expertly portion out items. Plus, I could easily make my own chicken cutlets rather than pay a premium to buy thin sliced chicken breasts at the store.

  29. Those knives look awesome! I would definitely be using those in my day to day cooking and food prep, like all those strawberries I cut up for my little one.

  30. Those knives look awesome!

    I would definitely use them in my day to day food prep, like all of the strawberries my little one goes through!

  31. I would love this knife set to make dinner preparation for my husband, our twin toddlers and myself a tad easier!

  32. Would love to win these knives! Eating real food means a lot of cooking, these knives would be great to cut all the home grown veggies we have this year!

  33. Those knives look amazing!! I would use them in my everyday cooking. I’m always looking to learn new recipes and try new things. It’s fun! Plus my husband loves loves loves great kitchen knives!

  34. 5 stars
    I would like to gift the knives set to my fiancé who is just starting a personal chef business. He is dedicated to using seasonal whole ingredients to keep the cost low for clients. This set will benefit him and his clients in many ways.

  35. Christina Armiento

    Wow, those knives are gorgeous! These would be my go to knives for food prep. I love to cook and have been eyeing/searching for a small set to invest in. Looks like they would cut through tomatoes like a charm. , and much, much more. :-)

  36. I would love to use this on sweet potatoes. I always have a hard time cutting them to make different recipes. And I would love to use them on pineapple and watermelon because I always push that task off onto my husband because of our knife choices. For once I would love to be able to see my kid’s faces when they saw ME cutting them.

  37. I came to this page for the recipe, but hey those knives!

    I would definitely use those knives in my daily food prep. With this Real Food lifestyle, it does mean a lot more time in the kitchen. But man is it worth it!

  38. Amal Abdel-Ghani

    5 stars
    I would be overjoyed if I won the knife set because I’m sixteen and love to cook! My knife set can barely cut through a tomato, so winning some new knives would help me “sharpen” up my cooking skills