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Basically ever since I heard of it, so I guess at least since 5 years ago, I wanted a high power blender. The most well known one is the Vitamix, which costs 700€. That wasn’t easy for me to pay, so I’ve spent a long time wanting but not having.
Recently, I got annoyed at it always being “later” and started thinking “what if I could now?”. Long story short, I found an equivalent blender, a second hand one for 285€, with half paid by my parents as a Christmas gift. (Thanks!).
The blender is the Bianco Forte, a German brand and the best value for money in the high power blender market that I know of.
What can it do? Well, there are videos on Youtube showing someone using a similar machine to turn a mobile phone into dust. In other words, I can pulverise basically everything. A food nerd like me can find so many applications for this.
– Make affordable nut butter out of any nuts! (I can even save a euro per jar by blending my own peanut butter)
– Blend cashews super smooth so you can make fermented cheese out of them without the grainy texture
– Add dates instead of sugar in any recipe by blending them up fine
– Make green smoothies with vegetables that normally wouldn’t become smooth in a blender, e.g. broccoli
– Make applesauce or pumpkin puree without cooking the fruits
– Grind flour out of anything you can think of, avoid paying hipster prices for fancy gluten free flours
– Hey, what happens if I blend a raw carrot?
Today I attempted to make almond butter, but burnt the almonds while preparing them to be blended, but then decided to grind the charcoal into ersatz coffee. (PSA: 90% of the flavour of coffee comes from it being charcoal, that’s why you can make ersatz coffee out of anything. And no, I won’t be the one drinking this). It became powder in seconds. I also made pumpkin seed butter and a drink made out of frozen strawberries, dates and apple juice. The strawberries didn’t need to be defrosted beforehand. The result was perfectly smooth.
The first time I turned it on, without anything in the blender, the sound it made as it accelerated – continuing to accelerate for something like 20 seconds – was kind of terrifying. Or, with a switch in perspective, it was exhilarating, giving me the impulse to cackle madly. I feel like I got a black market piece of military equipment. In fact, that is what I will be calling it from now on. My military-grade blender.
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