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how to rock a food processor

January 26, 2012

here’s a post dedicated to kate @ diethood.com, whose awesome blog hooked me up with a free food processor! (go visit her and send her some love!)

BEST-EVER THINGS TO DO WITH A FOOD PROCESSOR!

1. SOUPS!

broccoli soup? cauliflower soup? squash soup? carrot-maple soup? of course they’re good… but pureeing them in a food processor adds a certain quality to them. is it the memory of baby food that makes liquid food so soothing?

this tastes like it has cream in it when you make it vegan:
caramelize onions, then add white wine and reduce. add cauliflower and stock, and whatever fresh herbs you have in whatever combination you like, and whatever else you like in a soup. cook a while. puree.

2. HUMMUS!

process cooked chickpeas along with a little cooking liquid, lemon juice, salt, cumin, paprika, a roasted pepper or two, a splash of olive oil, and some tahini. replace the chickpeas with anything – white beans (you’ll love this!), lentils, black beans, peas from the garden, squash, eggplant (baba ghanouj!) or even any assorted roasted vegetables you have lying around.

3. NUT BUTTER!
couldn’t be easier!

4. 15-SECOND SALSA!
all you need: fresh tomatoes, lime juice, fresh cilantro
optional: bell pepper, onions or garlic, roasted hot pepper
add avocados and tomato juice for a cold soup!

5. DOSAI!
one of many, many indian breads based in fermented rice, beans, or a combination therein are dosai, pancakes that are easy to prepare, easy to ferment, and easy to leave hanging out in a bowl for a quick snack any time!

6. FALAFEL!
did a post some time ago with my falafel recipe. i doubt i’ve made it since then. it’s time!

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WAITING IS SO HARD BUT I KNOW IT WILL ARRIVE

i feel i should name it

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