Friday, June 14, 2013
Fresh Hummus and Homemade Ice Cream
Sorry this is not a doll related post, and it really should be posted on my other blog, "Wow Who Knew", but I decided to post it here. A couple of days ago I got my new Blendtek blender. It is one of the top of the line blenders, similar to a Vitamix. I won't lie, it is expensive, and without the 5 easy payments, I wouldn't have been able to get it. I had been wanting a new high powered blender ever since my old one stopped working a couple of months ago. High powered blenders can do things regular blenders just can't do.
One of the things I set out to do, a few years ago, after being diagnosed with cancer, was to remove most processed foods from my diet. I also tried to make most things from scratch. If it came in a box, or a jar, I didn't buy it. Pancake mix, syrup, spaghetti sauce, guacamole, salsa, salad dressing, etc, were all made from scratch. Once I got the hang of it, it didn't take long to do. I've gotten away from that a little bit over the past 6 months, and I want to get back to it. I also want to get back to my vegetable enriched smoothies, so I needed a new blender. After two months of going back and forth on which blender to buy, I read a post on SkinnyTaste's blog, about a Peachy Green Smoothie, where she talked about her Blendtek blender. I immediately hopped over to QVC on-line to see how much their Vitamix was. Would you believe the Today's Special Value for that day was the same Blendtek blender talked about in SkinnyTaste's blog? Of all the millions of products they have, what were the odds of that being the special product for the day?! I didn't hesitate, I went ahead and ordered it. There's no such thing as coincidences in my world, and I know the creator will provide the funds I need to pay for this.
So here's the blender. I have one word to describe it. Amazing! It puts my Montel Williams blender to shame.
There are 5 presets, along with regular speeds, too. The presets are batter, smoothie, ice cream, whole juice, and soup. So far I've made smoothies, ice cream, and whole juice. I'm making tortilla soup later today.
This jar is called the Twister jar. It is used to make ice cream, sauces, dips, etc. I am in awe of how this jar functions.
This is homemade roasted red pepper hummus I made this morning. It was made in the twister jar and it took less than a minute once I got all the ingredients in the jar. I roasted the red peppers in the oven. It was my first time and it was very easy. I cooked the dry chickpeas in a little water for 20 - 30 mins, after soaking them overnight. I'm taking this to my cousin who loves hummus. Now you guys know my brain was thinking, let's make some labels and start selling homemade sauces. LOL!
Here is a picture of the banana soft serve ice cream I made when my feet hit the floor this morning. I don't have a picture of mine because I ate it all. Yes, it was that good. This recipe is only frozen bananas. No sugar or anything else, and it made the most wonderful soft serve ice cream. In this picture they added a bit of chocolate.
I am NOT getting paid to talk about this blender. I just like to pass along information I feel is useful, especially concerning our health.
I can't tell you how excited I am to have found out about this blender. I feel like it will be life changing for me. If you are even a little bit curious, I say go for it. You will not be disappointed. I do understand that it is pricey, but it is definitely worth it.
This is a great time to tell everyone, that my health has improved. I am currently on a break from ALL treatment. Let's hope that lasts forever.