Something you might have already guess about me is that I’m a total geek when it comes to kitchen stuff. I have a zester, okay? And I actually like zesting lemon peel as a garnish to desserts. Much to my sweetie’s amusement.
So for my 31st birthday, I asked for a food processor. AND I got one. Not just any food processor, I might add. I got the Cuisinart Elite Collection™ 12-Cup Food Processor. YAY!
Let me tell you… This. Thing. Means. Business!
Since then I’ve been happily busying myself by processing all sort of shiz. I even made Bridgehead carrots!! Don’t be fooled by their sneaky ‘grated carrots’ appearance, make no mistake. These are Bridgehead carrots. AND they completed their Bridgehead carrots transformation in under 4 seconds. I’m talking 5 big carrots…
(I call them that because we get tubs of them to put them on our special Bridgehead sandwiches. And since working there, I’ve been addicted to putting grated carrots on everything except… it’s a lot of work to grate a carrot. NOT ANYMORE!)
During the past week and a half, I’ve learned some key food processing lessons, namely this: even though it is fun to drop mushrooms one-at-a-time in through the feed tube, rest assured – they will turn into a paste before you know it. And while a mushroom paste was not what I was going for… add some lentils… a bit of red wine… and before I knew it I had a really yummy lentil dish going on.
Here was my breakfast this morning, yummy Sunday Smoothie. It’s got so many things going on it in and really… it was the best smoothie I’ve ever had. SERIOUSLY.
RECIPE: Mmm… Sunday Smoothie
- 1 Taiwanese mango (all yellow, no red/green)
- 4 medium-large strawberries
- 1 cup of watermelon
- 1/2 cup of orange
- 1 tsp. flax seeds
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
- 1/8 cup of Bridgehead carrots… or grated carrots, I guess
- 1/4 cup of chilled green tea
- Clean and prep your fruits into same-sized pieces
- Pop them into your food processor or blender
- Add the seeds on top
- Pulse 10 times and then process for about 30 seconds
- Add the green tea through the feed tube
So good and good for you!