Making Life Easier in the Kitchen…
Using kitchen equipment to make your life easier is nothing to be ashamed of.
I already spend a lot of time in the kitchen washing and preparing produce as it is and greens are a job in themselves.
Taking a few shortcuts only makes sense.
The small kitchen equipment I use includes a:
- Rice cooker for quinoa and rice
- Vita-mixer for fruit smoothies and spaghetti sauce
- George foreman grill for grilling veggies
- Breville juicer for making vegetable and green juices
- Vegetable steamer for veggies, greens, even sweet potatoes
And now I just received a Cuisinart food processor as a gift from my very generous mother-in-law.
I love it!
A Tasty Food Processor Recipe
The food processor came with a DVD on how to put it together (thank goodness) and a small recipe book.
My goal was to make hummus as my very first creation.
Well, I was a little unprepared as I had no garlic and I don’t use oil. I was inspired by Cuisinart’s hummus recipe — and with my adaptations, let me tell you, it was yummy!
- 1/3 cup fresh parsley
- 1 15.5 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 3/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 cup raw tahini
- 3 T lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 to 1/2 avocado
- Insert metal blade.
- Add parsley.
- Pulse to chop parsley, 10 to 15 times.
- Remove parsley and set aside.
- Add chickpeas, sea salt, tahini, lemon juice and water.
- Pulse to chop 10 times, then process for one minute.
- Scrape bowl.
- Add avocado and parsley. Pulse 5 to 10 times.
- Process until smooth and creamy.
Serve with crunchy vegetables, chips or bread. I made veggie wraps with romaine lettuce, tomatoes and sprouts.
I have now started searching on-line for vegan, gluten-free, soy-free food processor recipes and surprisingly there are many! A lot of the recipes are raw which is my next adventure in cooking.