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Can you believe I’ve been a veggie for over a decade without owning a food processor? What was I thinking? My conscience tells me there is inherent laziness in owning such a thing. If you have a knife and a cutting board, you should be good to go, right? Well, yes and no. While chopping things by hand was good for the soul, it was not so great for my back. Maybe my posture is poor, or maybe, I’m just aging. Either way, it was time for a change. I enjoy prepping foods ahead of time, so that when hunger strikes, I have a quick and healthy option. This means that when I chop, I am generally chopping pounds of vegetables at a time. I buy fresh veg whenever possible, and for those of you cooking fresh, you know that prepping and freezing means having yummy foods at the ready. Conceding to using a machine for this will hopefully mean cutting prep time from over two hours to maybe an hour or less. A sound investment, in my opinion.
For my first food processor, I chose a simple pulse model with a two quart container in a vibrant magenta:
I was really just expecting it to do what my hand does, but faster. I discovered that even a pulse model can do much more than that. What a happy surprise! I also had purchased an inexpensive grater tower years ago, and promptly forgot about it. I recently unearthed it, and discovered the joys of freshly grated, rather than diced, cheese. Yum!
Needless to say, my most recent meals have been all about the chopping and grating. For some, this may seem pretty basic, but for me, this has been an opportunity to learn and explore the potential. Grate? Great!