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12/28/12 9:06 A

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I agree - get good food processor with the set of blades, specially
the dough beater/kneader. I use mine for making hummus,
using the metal blade, and making a lot of different batters
with the dough blade, among other things.






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12/28/12 8:54 A

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I have a 7 cup Kitchen Aid Food Processor it has 3 buttons in the front ON OFF PULSE it has a metal cutting/dicing blade a plastic kneading blade and several slicing and shredding blades. I like the new ones because you can adjust the thickness of the slices of your veggies that you slice INSTEAD of having to buy different blades which I think is incredible! I saw one at Target with all of the blades for only $99.00. It was 7 cups which is a fine size for me. On Christmas I had to make my yeast rolls in 2 batches for my family but that was okay as far as I was concerned.. If you cook for a big family you may want to look into a bigger model.

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12/28/12 5:34 A

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Forks Over Knives is also a great movie to watch. If you get Netflix, you can get it through them. Perhaps Hulu as well. Have fun and be healthy, Pat

I believe in myself, I am a strong woman. I will reach my goals, NOTHING & NOBODY will hold me down. I will live my life with integrity and intention. I will set a good example for my daughters and my son. I will be a woman that makes my grand children proud when they look at pictures of me long after I've left this earth.
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12/28/12 12:40 A

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I found this really cool Vegan book and website. It's called "Forks over Knives." You can get it from the website or you can go to Amazon. The one book has over 300 vegan recipes and my friend said she has tried several of them and they are easy to make and very tasty.
I'm excited to get my book and start cooking. The book also has some extremely surprising health tips in it.
My husband has agreed to try this out with me and that's exciting because he's a meat and potatoes man.

Happy New Year to everyone. emoticon

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12/27/12 11:48 P

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Thank you so much for your reply! I think I will go for the food processor. Sounds like it would help me out in the kitchen way more than the Vita Mix... maybe when I'm rich I'll get one. Ha! My hubby like smoothies too. I like the idea of having the Magic Bullet, or something similar. I hate having to clean my big heavy blender all the time.

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12/27/12 11:46 P

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Thank you so much for your reply! I think I will go for the food processor. Sounds like it would help me out in the kitchen way more than the Vita Mix... maybe when I'm rich I'll get one. Ha! My hubby like smoothies too. I like the idea of having the Magic Bullet, or something similar. I hate having to clean my big heavy blender all the time.

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12/27/12 11:29 P

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What brand of food processor do you have and how big is its container? I don't think mine, which I bought used, too, can knead dough.

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12/27/12 11:04 P

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I have a great food processor that I use all the time for kneading dough, making veggie burgers ( slicing and dicing veggies and shredding) etc. I also have an immersion blender and a magic bullet that I use all of the time. I use each of these small appliances each week because I cook all of the time and could do without any of them.

I know folks that have Vita Mixes that they use for kneading and blending. (I don't think they slice and dice or shred)

You just have to figure out what you need your appliance to do and decide what tools you need the most. A vita mix wouldn't work for me.

I bought my Food Processor Used from Craig's List for $90 (is was a really good one) My immersion blender was $29 and my Magic Bullet was $39. (It does my hubbies smoothies really well, frozen stuff works good too.)

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12/27/12 10:50 P

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I got a few gift cards for Christmas, so I am trying to decide which product to get. A Vita mix or food processor? What do you guys use the most? I have a cheap-o blender, and even with the gift cards, I would still have to pay out of pocket for the Vita mix. So, I'm kind of leaning toward the food processor... don't know which kind to get though. Any tips???
Thanks so much!
-Scars

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