It’s no secret that I have a kitchen-crush on my KitchenAid mixer. But things are heating up in the Domestica kitchen because today I came home with a new toy — a food processor.
After scouring the online reviews, deciding which features I need, and then going to a store to actually see how they look and feel, I decided on one of the Cuisinart 7-cup models. It’s big enough to do doughs but not so big that it has all the cumbersome safety features and a gazillion accessories.
I whipped up some guacamole with a few leftovers in the fridge. A quarter of an onion, half an organic tomato, a few sprigs of cilantro and an avocado — voila! Weak produce are no match for the power of a food processor because once you whirl it all together, who can tell that the tomato was a bit soft and the cilantro was a bit wilted? Throw in a bit of salt and the guac tasted great. Only missing some fresh lime juice (note to self: plant a lime tree).
While enjoying the guacamole, I cracked open my archived recipe folder of “things to make when you finally get off your butt and buy a food processor”. I knew I needed to try this whole “frozen banana ice-cream” thing that I’ve been reading about on every other blog but my own (looks like I’m quite late to the whole food processor party). The idea is, you whirl some frozen banana and it becomes ice-cream. Yeah, you read that right. Just banana. Maybe a bit of vanilla.
Sounds ridiculous to me, too.
But if I can find a clean eating ice-cream, I’m all for it. So I whipped up Oh She Glow’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Cookie Dough Balls and the bananas are in the freezer awaiting their fate. I’ll let you know in a few hours if all the other bloggers were lying.