It’s a season of not cooking.
It’s getting really warm outside and I’ve been on crutches for over three weeks.
I have never been a “stand over the hot stove all day” type of person. It’s not that I don’t enjoy good food but the effort was just never worth it. I’m a peanut butter and banana and climb on the couch in five minutes kind of girl.
Enter the Blendtec.
Let me say that own another popular, high powered blender. And I still use it. But I LOVE the BlendTec (and became an affiliate) because of its ease and simplicity. I can press a button, hop to the bathroom and it’s done. And I don’t just mean smoothies. EVERYBODY makes smoothies (and I make a lot of them and so does my 10 year old and I wouldn’t let her near my other blender.) The BlendTec is smart enough to have a counter for separate things like smoothies, ice cream (yes, I’ve tried it), soup (my body stays cold so I need some hot stuff often) and it has a separate container (sold separately) to make things like nut butters (can’t wait to make some cashew butter) and hummus. I actually used it to make guacamole. Because I could control the speed, it was blended but not all the way smooth. I like a little chunky. You can also use the BlendTec to mix dough, batter and sauces. And I know Cinco de Mayo has passed but I’ve heard it makes awesome magaritas. (Work hard. Play hard.)
The BlendTec is just super sleek in it’s appearance. I know this isn’t a big deal to most people BUT if you’re a kitchen snob and have MORE than your share of kitchen appliances then you start to get anal about how they look. The touch screen is way cool to me. And I know when my daughter is using it, she knows EXACTLY what button to push. (Not to say she wouldn’t ever want to “experiment” but she knows how I feel about my BlendTec so she probably wouldn’t.) It is NOT a quiet machine but…..it does the job. It’s also not as clunky as some other blenders and takes up less space.
Did I mention you could get BlendTec for less than $300?
The BlendTec comes with several recipe books and it included a tortilla soup which I changed up a little bit:
2 cups of filtered water
2 medium tomatoes
1 roasted red pepper
1 red onion wedge
Handful of cilantro
1 tsp of Herbamere
3/4 tsp of sea salt
(I use real salt which you can get at IHerb.com. Use the code WTC675 to get up to $10 off your first order!)
3/4 tsp of garlic powder
2 drops of doTerra Lime essential oil
Add ingredients as listed, secure lid and press the “soup” option. Then serve. I also pulsed in some cooked tempeh and tortilla chips for texture.
Do you cook a lot when it gets warm outside? What’s the first thing you would make in BlendTec?