Yesterday, I took my jar of pennies to Manhattan and bought my very first grown-up appliance: The Cuisinart Custom 14 Food Processor. Just about everything else I own has been bought second-hand or a gift, so I felt an immense amount of pride and pleasure handing over the cash I have been carefully saving for the past few months. I grinned the whole way home on the subway, lugging this heavy box.
Upon arriving home, I immediately unpacked it, washed all the parts, and read the instructions, all the while plotting what to make first. Burgers? Hummus? Cole slaw? Then while surfing the net, I came across this recipe on one of my favorite blogs, Dreena Burton’s Plant Powered Kitchen. Sold! A new kind of hummus, and I get to put my new toy to the test. Since you can read the recipe on Dreena’s site, I’ll take you through the process briefly in pictures, and tell you about the minor adjustments I made.
I subbed apple cider vinegar for the lemon juice because I forgot to buy lemons, and used 2T of tahini instead of the cashew butter.
Next it was time to blend! Here it is before I added the raisins. I decided at this point that it wasn’t yellow enough for me and needed more turmeric. The processor ran so quietly and smoothly!
Finally I added the raisins. I used 3T, and I think next time I will use only 2. It’s just slightly sweeter than I’d prefer. All in all, completely delicious, and came together in less than 15 minutes! I’m enjoying it now with fresh raw okra, and excitedly thinking about what to twirl around tomorrow.