I have already killed one standard blender. This blender is powerful and useful for making hummus, flour from chickpeas, vegan cheese or any other meal requiring a blender. You can save a few dollars by getting a refurbished model.
This is a 5 in 1 product. It is kind of like an electric frying pan with the added feature of a panini press. It’s easier to flip things as it doesn’t have an edge. The panini feature adds crunch to the outside of a burrito. It lists for $99. The dials come in red and black. I found one for $60 on amazon selecting the red dials.
It’s basically a fool proof pressure cooker. There are so many instanpot recipes on the internet. It has a following like the big green egg. I am buying mine for only one reason. Beans. You can make a serving of beans starting from a dry bean in 30 mins. Making your own beans taste better, cost less, you don’t have to rinse them and there is no risk of BPAs.
My son asked me, “hey dad what if I eat meat a few times a week?” The general consensus is that everyone should try to eat more plants, beans, grains and nuts. The slightest amount of modest change can go a long way.
Here is a neat comparison of those who choose beef versus poultry versus dairy or none.
I started looking into purple sweet potatoes. I thought I would share with you a bit of my research from this weekend and holiday break. Ever heard of purple sweet potatoes? They cost about $2.49 a pound at whole foods
I have formed an opinion that all things purple in the vegetable world are extra special. Listed below are a few links on the topic which influenced me.
Another purple item (bonus content) first one is cabbage!
If you wanted to plant your own in a bucket or bag this summer, you can buy what they call “slips” or seedlings to start your crop.
This morning I boiled 2# of purple sweet potatoes diced into 2″ cubes for about 12 minutes (left the skins on as the hold 10x the antioxidants). Mashed them up with a cup of sauteed onions, added tsp of pepper, 1/2 tsp of sea salt and 1/4 cup of garbanzo bean flour as a binder and mixed. Got my griddle hot to 425 degrees and flattened 1/2 cup portions to make 10 potato cakes. Cooked them about 8 minutes a side until crunchy on the outside.