Oster Versa 1400 Short Jar
The Oster Versa 1400 is a high powered blender that can be considered the competition of Blendtec and Vitamix.
The big advantage this bender has is the price. It is a quarter of the price of the other ones, so if You were wanting a high powered blender but cannot afford the price of the best, maybe this would be an option for you
If you want to find out how this blender performs then read this review
The Oster Versa 1400 is quite a large blender and it does occupy a bit of counter space. The Versa comes with the option of two different jars: one shorter which could fit under your countertop and one slimmer and taller. The capacity of both jars are the same/ Only the design and color change.
Most people prefer the shorter jar, and I believe it would be easier to clean as well, as it is wider at the base
Some people classify the blender as elegant and sleek. I suppose it depends on personal taste, but I would not say that. But the short jar has a red handle that matches the blender legs.
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KitchenAid Diamond Blender
Today I will be reviewing the KitchenAid KSB1575ER 5-Speed Diamond Blender.
When it comes to kitchen small appliances KitchenAid, is one of the well known brands for having good, quality appliances. And this applies to the blenders as well. KitchenAid has been manufacturing blenders for ages, and many people still have their first KitchenAId blender, because even after decades it still works.
I decided to review the KitchenAid KSB1575ER 5-Speed Diamond Blender after watching a video where they compared this blender with some of the top blenders in the market. I got quite excited about it, because it is a powerful blender at a reasonable price.
This blender can be very handy to prepare smoothies, crush ice, hot soups, dips, salsas or salad dressings.
This blender although powerful, it is not as powerful as the most expensive blenders. But It can achieve almost the same. The motor has only 670 watts. It has been compared to the most expensive blender and in some aspects it has performed better than the most expensive counterparts Read the rest of this entry
Nina Professional Blender
If you are following a Whole Food Plant Based diet and in search of a blender, or you following any other type of diet but you are in search of a blender then you may want to read my review of the Ninja Professional BL610, NI600, BL660 and BL740.
Ninja has several types of blenders in the market from small and personal blenders to professional blenders. The models I will be reviewing today are the professional blenders. The price is quite reasonable and if you were looking at the top benders in the market like the Blendtec and Vitamix and thought you could not afford them, then perhaps this Ninja Professionals will meet your needs.
If you are following a Whole Food plant based diet, or any diet, a blender is not a must, but it really helps to be able to prepare things from scratch. But will the Ninja Professional Blender meet the needs of a whole food plant based eater? Read this review to find out more.
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Today I had a lovely snack. I had baked potato and Avocado and parsley sauce.
I microwaved the potatoes. That is the easiest for me, and if I cook them a bit longer they can end up crispy, which I love.
When I cook potatoes in the microwave, I always cook a number of them , because then I can use them as a snack through the day. It is also easy to pick up a potato if I am running around.
Sometimes, I have the potatoes there and they become the base of my next supper. Read the rest of this entry
Oster BVCB07-Z 6-Cup Glass Jar 7 Blender
The Oster BCVB07-Z is a very affordable countertop blender. This Oster model has a powerful 600 watts motor that will blend most of the things.
There are more powerful blenders than this, but if you were put off from the expensive blenders because of the cost and because of the plastic jar, then this could be the blender for you.
Not only the price is reasonable but it comes with a glass jar. As you know glass jars may be heavier to handle, but they clean easier and they do not scratch.
This is a great blender for those who do not have one at all, and are not willing to spend lots of money on it.
I decided to review the Oster BVCB07-Z Counterforms 6-Cup Glass Jar 7-Speed Blender, because it is very popular. But will it be useful for a whole food plant based eater? Read my review to find out. Read the rest of this entry
Oster My Blend Blender
I decided to review this Oster BLSTPB-WBL my blend because it seems very popular, and it seems a convenient blender for many people, specially students and people on the go.
The blender comes in two version, a standard version and a pro version. I did this review based on the standard version, but I talk a bit more about the pro version in the Accessories section.
This is a personal blender, that can help you with smoothies and shakes, but not much more than that, so I am not sure it would be convenient for most plant based eaters.
This is a personal blender, small enough to get on your counter and light enough to take on a trip if you need to. The nicest feature of this blender is the price. It is very affordable. Really it is almost same price as a sport bottle and it comes with a sport bottle that you can use to drink water after you have finished your smoothie.
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Blendtec WildSide + Jar
Blendtec blenders are quite unique because the jars fit most of their models even older models. The blenders have been designed in such a way that they are all interchangeable
If you are on the market for a blender and have considered a Blendtec blender, you may ask yourself which jar to choose. Yes you can buy any Blendtec blender with any the FourSide or WildSide + jars.
Or perhaps you already own a Blender with a specific jar and you are asking yourself if you need the other jars.
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I own one of these apple corers and I definitely love it. It is not an essential in my kitchen, but it definitely helps making my tasks quicker and easier.
I first saw it at my children school and playgroups. It was really nice to use and you saved so much apple, that I was wasting coring by hand. I never occurred to me to get one till someone gifted it to me. I missed using it.
This is very simple to use. I have the slicer and corer. Place the slicer on top of the apple, so the inner circle is aligned with the core of the apple and push down. The slicer will slice the apple in 8 slices and the core will remain under the central circle.
As said I used it at school ,and then I forgot completely about them. I was still slicing apples by hand. Recently someone gifted it to me and I am now using it every day. It also cuts the apple in 8 slices which is small enough to pack them in my children fruit box. Read the rest of this entry
Blendtec Total Blender, FourSide Jar
I have the pleasure of reviewing one of the most powerful blenders in the market. Though the Blendtec Total is an older model, I will be reviewing the newest models shortly. The Blendtec Total is like one of the Rolls Royce of the blenders and it is one of the ultimate blenders you can get.
This blender is a countertop blender and it is a all in one appliance. It is larger than a personal blender, but small enough to fit on your counter, and in your cupboards. It is quite a powerful blender, and can be used for smoothies, making juice, crushing ice, doing ice cream, soups or grinding grains.
This is not a cheap blender, so if you are going to purchase this one, you need to make the most of it. Do not only use it for smoothies. It is a powerful blender that can be used for different functions. Like everything in life, it has advantages and disadvantages which I will be discussing during this review.
I always said that before purchasing a blender you need to establish the use you will give it. This is quite a powerful blender but too expensive to use only for smoothies. If you are planning to prepare soups, dips and use it daily then The Blendtec Total or any other Blendtec might be the blender for you.
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My spaghettis have always been boring. I hardly ever made spaghetti Bolognese, because I must admit that I am lazy cooking. So when I started my Plant based diet journey I just did plain spaghettis with passata as tomato sauce.
And my kids loved it. It was easy and they would eat it. Even my daughter would eat it.
‘I still use white pasta because I really didn’t try whole wheat pasta with them. They are picky eaters, so rather than causing trouble I stuck to white pasta.
But this time I wanted to do something different. I was feeding some Omni eaters and I had to be creative.
I saw a couple of recipes with broccoli and some beef (vegan ) stock, but I didn’t have that. So I decided to be creative
I did my vegan no oil spaghetti Bolognese with passata, lentils and broccoli finely chopped. I added quite a bit of dried herbs and a bit more salt than usual. I normally cook with very little salt because I just do not mind it. But this time I added more salt.
Instead of adding sugar to the tomato sauce I added unsweetened apple sauce. Read the rest of this entry