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 Post subject: The Blender Girl
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:39 pm 
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I also think this is a poorly worded cookbook but it is very nice. All recipes (mostly) need some sort of blender but it spans juices, smoothies, dips, mains with sauces (ie penang curry, mushroom stroganoff, etc) and desserts. All the recipes are vegan and gluten-free.

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 Post subject: Re: The Blender Girl
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:07 pm 
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I got the cookbook the other day. I have a Vitamix, and I'm always looking to expand beyond my smoothie/salad dressing repertoire. The Blender Girl is very visually appealing, with lots of gorgeous pictures. About 1 in 3 recipes is pictured. The chapters are:
love your blender
healthy ideas to blend in
smoothies and shakes
appetizers, snacks, dips and spreads
the main event
drinks, juices and tonics
condiments, sauces and creams

There is some good info in the first couple of chapters. The first chapter gives info on choosing a blender, the best way to use your blender to extend its life, etc. The second chapter has info about raw foods, superfoods, soaking, sprouting, making nondairy milks, food combining, alkaline foods.

I haven't made any of the recipes yet, but a couple of things I noticed off the bat is that the type is very small, even looking at the book from counter distance away (like I would if I were cooking), it was a bit difficult to read. I also noticed that some recipes have longish ingredient lists (like a really yummy looking smoothie with 17 ingredients, incl. 4 optional ingredients, and a caesar salad/croutons/dressing with 30 ingredients, many of which are spices but still!).
Some of the recipes I can't wait to try:
edamame dip
ginger-apple-pear butter
asian arugula salad
mental for lentils
dream of spinach soup
watermelon gazpacho
oh wow! baked caramel apples
all the salad dressings
most of the drinks, juices, tonics and smoothies (of course!)

Some of the more involved recipes I wish someone would just make them FOR me. :-)

 Post subject: Re: The Blender Girl
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:14 pm 
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Watermelon gazpacho sounds like my sort of jam.

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