One of the nice things about getting married is that you get all kinds of toys to play with in the kitchen, and a couple weeks ago a box with the ultimate kitchen toy arrived at our door – a VitaMix. If you don’t know what a VitaMix is, it’s the holy grail of blenders, adored by professional chefs and raw foodists alike. It’s so much more powerful than almost every other blender on the market that it really shouldn’t be looked at in the same category. It carries a hefty price tag, but I’m convinced that if there’s one thing to splurge on in your kitchen, this is it. Although most of the stuff I do on a regular basis could be done with a normal blender – smoothies, salad dressings – there are a few things the VitaMix can do that most other blenders just can’t. One of which is make warm soup simply by throwing some vegetables in and turning it on high for 2 minutes. Yes, you heard me, the VitaMix is so powerful that it actually heats up cold vegetables just by blending them! I decided to try my first soup last night, so I threw in a beet, a couple carrots, a couple persian cucumbers, and a roma tomato into the blender and turned it on. Not only did the VitaMix completely pulverize the veggies, the mixture was actually steaming after 2 minutes! Not bad for a quick meal. The end product was sort of like a bisque in texture and actually tasted pretty good. Not to mention I felt pretty full after a bowl and a half of it. Here are some photos:
Anyone else have a VitaMix or a BlendTec? Any particular soup recipes I should try?
My next venture will be to make some kind of nut butter, which I’ll be sure to post on here.