Feb 2, 2011

And the Latest Shiny New Appliance is . . .

. . . a food processor. The last one had developed tiny hairline cracks that were making me nervous. We gave it away and went without one for a couple of years, because it just took up so much room and we didn't use it that much. But now that everyone in my family loves hummus, I'd like to make it at home. And lots of recipes from my latest healthy cookbook, The Food Matters Cookbook, depend on one. I am trying to increase the amount of vegetables and fruit we eat, so anything that makes it easier to chop, dice, and slice is a good thing. And . . . I love it. In fact, I just sliced half a red cabbage, a cucumber, and a carrot. I don't want to stop. This is great! Now to make ginger tahini dressing.

We got a Cuisinart this time, and it's plainly much better than the old Hamilton-Beach. It's heavier, the blades are sturdier and sharper, and it includes a special lid for when you mix doughs and batters.

Next on my agenda: to watch the hour-long DVD that came with it.

Just kidding. But it really did come with an hour-long DVD.


liz said...

I rely on mine to make pesto. And potato latkes.And potato leek soup. And the gravy for T'giving (heavy on the chopped mushrooms, that).

MemeGRL said...

I love both my Cuisinarts. My newer one is somewhat superior (safer, easier to work, etc.) but my old one has blades unavailable for the new. Sigh. And you scoff at the DVD but I learned a lot in a moment of desperation, watching the video that came with our knives!
Happy hummus making! And try the carrot mousse recipe too. Yum.

Lilian said...

I would TOTALLY watch that dvd, 'cause I'm super geeky like that. ;)