How to Make a Vegetable Tree

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Making a vegetable tree can be a great way to really show up to a party or get together in style. Make a vegetable tree with help from an internationally recognized holistic health and wellness expert in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Koya Webb, Author of Koya's Cuisine: Foods You Love That Love You Back. And I'm going to show you how to make a vegetable tree. My favorite vegetable to carve are cucumbers and I want to show you how to make this vegetable tree. First, you start with a whole cucumber, you cut it in half and you cut the bottom side off of it. You're going to place the cucumber down in your cutting board and you're going to start just by making a round circle incision to your cucumber, nice and thin incision here and then you're going to do the same thing on the other side. And you're going to just come to a point at the top and then after you've made the beginning cut, you're going to start slowly making a cut from the top down to about the center of the top of the cucumber. And then you're going to start at the top again and you're going to cut towards the first cut that you made. You want to make sure not to cut too deep so that you go all the way through the cucumber, but actually cut towards the cut you already made. And you want to test it by cutting a little bit more just to really make sure you got all the way through on each side. And then, you can just pull that piece out. If it doesn't come out when you first try it, you can try to pull it out again and it should come out pretty easily. Okay. So, once that's cut out, you want to start making your leaves of your tree. So, to make the leaves, you want to cut down the cucumber and then you want to cut towards the original cut. Again, cut down and then you cut towards the original cut. You can make them as deep or as light as you want to; this is really good to make like it, for Christmastime or any type of holiday when you're really trying to be festive and creative. And so, after you cut the initial inner part, you want to look at the, making the outer part. So, the outside, you want to cut into the grooves here and then you want to cut towards the cut again. So, the key is really cutting into the cucumber and then cutting towards your original cut. And that's actually making the tree stems on the outside. And when you finish, you have a beautiful tree and that's my favorite holiday decoration. You can do these for Christmas or anytime you just want to get creative with your vegetables. So, that's how to carve a vegetable tree out of a cucumber and you could visit me anytime at


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