Hey everyone!

 

I’m back from a long weekend away. I’m SURE you must have missed me 😉

You know what I missed? My Magic Bullet!

 

This is the time of year of hearty roasted vegetables and savory delights! Autumn is by far my favorite season. It’s such a relief to have this crisp air rolling into the city, and everyone looks so cute in sweaters and scarves.

 

Anywho, obviously, with this colder weather rolling in, I’m going to be making a lot more soups with my little Bullet. Today I want to share with you a sweet potato soup so hearty and delicious, you won’t believe there’s no dairy!

 

And away we go!!!

 

Dreamy Vegan Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbs cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 red onions
  • 4 lbs sweet potato
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2-1 cup raw macadamias, soaked for 4-6 hours
  • a few whole macadamias for garnish
  • chopped cilantro or coriander
  • 1-2 tsp celtic sea salt

 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Peel the sweet potato and cut into big chunks, and quarter the red onions.

3. Toss the veggies in olive oil and sea salt.

4. Roast in the oven for about 45-60 minutes.

5. Bring the vegetable stock to boill Add roasted veggies and simmer for about 10 minutes.

6. Allow to cool slightly, then, using your tall Magic Bullet cup and Cross Blade, blend in batches with the macadamias.

7. Return to stove and simmer for another 2-3 minutes, adding cilantro/coriander to taste.

8. Garnish with a couple macadamia nuts and devour!

 

Enjoy, y’all!

 

See you next time!

 

~Lizzie

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Happy Hump Day y’all!

I’m back with another fun condiment for you to tackle with your Magic Bullet! This is a vegan-friendly, hearty spread, that you are sure to enjoy.

So let’s get nutty with the Cashew Butter!

This is a great thing to spread on your toast in the morning!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raw, unsalted cashews
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive or canola oil
  • Juice from one lemon
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of sugar or splash of agave nectar

1. Using your small Bullet cup and your flat blade, grind up the cashews into a fine powder.

2. Add the remaining ingredients, and blend for about 30 seconds. You might need to give a couple shakes and, using a knife, occasionally scrape down the sides of the cup to keep a good consistency.

3. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container.

Happy Monday everyone!

As I write this I’m still trying to wipe the sleep from my tired eyes.

 

Why are Mondays so hard? Why can’t we start the day on Tuesday?

*sigh*

 

So, it’s almost impossible to walk down the street in The Big Apple without finding a delicious bagel spot. I could probably make a Google Map just pinpointing my favorites, but then you would all know my secret spots and I wouldn’t be able to enjoy them anymore! SO THEY’RE MINE!!! ALL MINE!!!

 

BUT, something I WILL share with you is my new Magic Bullet obsession: whipped cream cheese shmears!

 

I’ve been working with all sorts of spreads and condiments, as you know, and I remember when I first got my Magic Bullet, reading about how I could make some of these specialty bagel spreads. So today I tried to make one of my own, and I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out! Have a look!

 

Sun-dried Tomato and Scallion Cream Cheese

 

Ingredients:

  • 5oz. regular cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4-5 sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 scallions, roughly chopped

 

1. Place the cream cheese in the small Bullet cup first, followed by the other ingredients.

2. Blend for about 10-15 seconds.

3. Spread on your favorite kind of bagel.

 

It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

 

Pair with a cup of strong morning joe, and you are READY for the week!!

 

All the best, folks!

 

Lizzie

Hey kids!

It’s me, Lizzie, back with another recipe for my Bulleteers!

 

We all know that there’s just a certain satisfaction that comes with making food from scratch. It feels more natural, and you feel a little more attachment to whatever it is that you’re making. Recently, I’ve been thinking about how fun it would be to make my own condiments.

 

In the end, you end up spending less money to customize your condiments, and they last for months without any added preservatives.

 

So let’s dip into my first foray with homemade condiments with something you simply MUST try at home……

 

Here’s my Simply MUSTard:

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons mustard seeds (yellow or black)
  • 1/2 cup Coleman’s Mustard Powder
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar (apple cider, white wine, or sherry)
  • 1/2 cup white wine or water
  • 2 teaspoons salt

 

 

1. Take the mustard seeds and put them in your SMALL MAGIC BULLET CUP.

2. Attach your FLAT BLADE, and grind for about 10 seconds. You can choose go a little longer if you don’t like a coarse mustard.

3. Add the remaining ingredients to the ground seeds.

4. Attach your MAGIC BULLET CROSS BLADE and blend for about 6-7 seconds.

5. Let the mustard sit about 12 hours before using. This will allow the flavors to settle in.

 

This should last a couple of months in your fridge!

 

Now, if you don’t want just a regular ol’ mustard, here are some suggestions for ingredients you can add to customize your mustard:

 

*2 tablespoons honey

*2 tablespoons grated (in your bullet of course!) horseradish

*1-2 tablespoons wasabi paste

*1/4 your favorite minced herbs

 

What flavor combinations can you come up with?

 

That’s a wrap, folks, I wish you all a safe and happy weekend!

 

Xoxo,

Lizzie

Hey hey hey, everyone!

I’m back with another quick and easy, New-York-Minute recipe!

We New Yorkers often get a bad rap for always being in a hurry, but hey, what can I say? We do most of our commuting ON FOOT and by train, and those trains aren’t always reliable!

So often, it seems like we’re always LATE for something, so here I am, providing a quick and easy dip that you can bring to your next dinner party.

 

Creamy Artichoke and Pepper Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1-6oz jar artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1 bell pepper, any color
  1. First, throw the artichoke hearts and the roasted red peppers into your tall Magic Bullet cup. Screw on your cross blade and pulse about 10 times. Then, throw in the remaining ingredients (not the bell pepper) in and blend for about 10 seconds.
  2. Now, cut off the wide and short ends of your bell pepper and arrange on a plate with crackers or veggie sticks. Pour the contents of the Bullet cup into the pepper, and in just a New York minute, you have a delicious dip that also looks presentable!

Fancy that!

Until next time….

Lizzie

Guh!

It’s that time of year when the seasons are a’changin’.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE autumn, but every year around this time I get stuck with a case of the sniffles.

But this year, thanks to the Magic Bullet, I can chase away those germs before they find me….and today, I’m going to share an immune-boosting recipe so you can do the same! And in no time!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 – 3 kale leaves, with stalks
  • 1/2 cup broccoli
  • 1/4 Water

Optional: a handful of goji berries

Throw all this in your large Bullet cup with the cross blade, blend for about 10 seconds. Easy as pie!

Take two of these and call me in the morning!

‘Til next time….

~Lizzie

Howdy-doo, ladies and gents!

 

Happy Friday! You know what that means…

 

Only a few more hours of work, 48+ hours of freedom on the horizon, date night, and yet another recipe from your loyal swingin’ single city gal.

 

Wait…back up…date night?

 

You mean we’re in danger of losing the single city gal to a *gulp* man???

 

Calm down, you know I’d never abandon you, besides, we’re just casually getting together and making dinner…IN THE MAGIC BULLET OF COURSE!!

 

Alright y’all, today, in honor of the weekend, I’m going to introduce you to my Arugula P(r)esto! Perfect for a dinner for two, or even for the singles who want to cook for the week in advance. Here we go!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups packed arugula leaves
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts (or walnuts)
  • 1/2 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

1. Take the pine nuts (or walnuts) and brown in a small pan over high heat. There’s enough oil in the nuts that you don’t have to use any in the pan. Meanwhile, cook 3-4 cups of your favorite pasta.

 

2. Add everything but the olives into your tall Magic Bullet cup and blend.

 

3. Drain your pasta and combine with your pesto.

 

4. Put the kalamata olives in your cup, you don’t even need to wash it! Screw on your cross blade and pulse about 5-6 times.

 

5. Add the olives to the pasta, and enjoy!!!

 

And that’s a wrap!

 

Until next time!

 

Lizzie

It’s that time again! Happy Hump Day everyone!

Time for your mid-week recipe! This one has lots of color and inspired by eastern Europe. This dish is traditionally prepared with beef and beef broth, but I’m going to offer up a healthier vegetarian option, because as long as you’ve got beets, a borscht is a borscht, of course, of course!

What I’m introducing to you is a cold version of borscht that you singles can make in your Magic Bullet in just a few minutes.

So buckle up, folks, and get ready for this pink delight!

Veg-friendly Borscht

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups V8 or tomato juice
  • 1- 15oz.  can of beets
  • 3 small dill or sweet pickles
  • 3 tbsp ground onion
  • dash of Tabasco
  • 1 clove garlic
  • pinch of chopped fennel
  • dollop sour cream
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh parsley, dill or chives
  1. Add all of the above ingredients but the green herbs and sour cream to your large Bullet cup, and using your cross blade, blend for about ten seconds. Chill for about 2 hours.
  2. When ready to eat, pour into a bowl and top with a dollop of sour cream and green herbs. Should make about two servings.

Enjoy the rest of the week, folks! Until next time!

~Lizzie

Hey Bulleteers!

Hope you all had an enjoyable weekend and are starting the week off with a little spring in your step!

I’m still attempting to diet. Yes, that’s right, “attempting.” It’s so incredibly hard to resist all the good restaurants this city has to offer, and over the weekend I walked around the Dumbo Arts Fair, where I ate at some of the city’s best food trucks (ahem, can you say dumplings?).

Anyway, I feel like I need to make up for all the bingeing I did, and start the week off with something a little more healthy, so without further ado, here’s a fine recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Hummus!

Ingredients:

  • 1 – 15 oz can garbanzo beans
  • 1 large roasted red pepper
  • 1.5 tbs olive oil
  • 1-2 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1-2 tbs fresh chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Using your large bullet cup, put the garbanzo beans, olive oil, garlic and lemon juice in using the cross blade. Blend for about 20 seconds. Next add the roasted red pepper, screw the cross blade back on, and blend again for another 10 seconds or so.

Now, empty all the contents into a serving bowl. Stir in the parsley, salt and pepper.

Enjoy with veggies or warmed pita. I’ve lately been enjoying flat bread crackers, which you can find just about anywhere these days.

There you have it! A guilt-free snack that won’t leave you wanting more!

Until next time, kids!

~Lizzie


These weeks are flying by! How is it Wednesday? How is it the 22nd of September? HOW IS IT 2011????

Anyway, hope you’re all having a great week. I’m in a mire of school stress, getting ready to present my thesis proposal to my fellow colleagues on Thursday evening. I’m hoping it all goes smoothly.

During these stressful times, I find a good healthy snack is always a good way to get a mental (and mood) boost.

Since I’ve been focusing on carrots this week, I’m going to provide you with a great, hearty dip for you to enjoy alone or with friends!

Ingredients:

  • 3 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 inch of ginger, peeled
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup of raw cashews
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

1. Put the carrots and the garlic in a small pot and fill with water to about 1/4 inch over the carrots, put on high heat.

2. When the water comes to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer until most of the water is gone (about 20 minutes).

3. Put the carrots, ginger, garlic, and cashews in your tall Magic Bullet cup with a few tablespoons of the cooking water. Blend for about 10 seconds.

4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

 

There you have it! A hearty, autumnal dip that you can enjoy hot or cold! I suggest using pita chips, flatbreads, crackers or other veggies. This would also make a great sandwich spread!

See you all Friday!

~Lizzie