Thursday, November 3, 2011

why i loved halloween this year.

halloween is a memorable day for us because it was the day we moved to california in 2009, and now it's an even more memorable day because this year it was the day we finally got ourselves a vitamix! [aka super high-powered blender]

we've been wanting one for kind of a long time and have used it at least twice a day since we got it, so i think we will be getting our money's worth. :) my husband has been using it to make smoothies, but i'm not a huge smoothie fan for some reason so today i made some fresh pesto and raw almond butter!! the pesto turned out a little smoother than i prefer, and the almond butter was maybe a little too thick [apparently i need some more practice on the vitamix...] but either way!--they both taste delicious and a spoonful of almond butter mixed with wyoming honey is officially my new favorite dessert.

any other fun vitamix or blender recipes are certainly welcome! including smoothie recipes--i might just become a smoothie lover yet! :)

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  2. for dinner last night I made spaghetti with homemade sauce. but the ingredient that really makes the sauce is the addition of pesto. you should try it!

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  3. oh my. now i need pesto.
    -jocee <3

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  4. oh nom nom. I love pesto + almond butter (though maybe not together ;). We've got a ninja so I love making almond butter, but have yet to try pesto. you've inspired me! ;)

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  5. i have tasted neither pesto nor almond butter! but from the way you talk about them, i take they're absolutely delicious. i hope to move to California one day hehe. :) and i really want to try almond butter + honey, mmm. your style of photography is one that i adore so much. x

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  6. cute post - and always you make the simplest pictures, so beautiful and fascinating!

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  7. pesto is made frequently at our house, but that almond butter...mmm, looks so delicious.

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  8. We recently "found" pesto in this house. And we're loving it... in sandwiches, pasta, etc. But husband is a big fan of almond flavored stuff, I'll show this to him!

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  9. oh yum, almond butter! if you figure out a good recipe, let us know :)

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  10. that sounds delicious! girl, you always have the prettiest food pictures. it makes me hungry visiting your blog!

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  11. I've been hearing things about this mixer a lot lately! It must be amazing if you're using it everyday! :)

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  12. We're twins, well, sort of. Andre and I have a Vitamix too. We bought it when we first moved to LA in 2009, and we haven't stopped using it since. Such a great blender! I hope you have a great weekend, XO!

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  13. Almond butter sounds delish! Mmmm x

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  14. Almond butter sounds heavenly! Mmmm! Have lots of fun with your vitamix and have a wonderful weekend!

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  15. Nate Berkus JUST gave away vita-mix blenders on his show. I watched it wishing I was an audience member so badly! I'm glad you're enjoying it, and just the sound of the words almond butter makes me go 'mmmm'.

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  17. I love love LOVE my vitamix! And coincidentally, there's a vitamix commercial on right now...how weird is that?! lol

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  18. a coworker sold me on a vitamix a few weeks ago and now i want one so badly! she also said you can make ice cream in it. enjoy it!

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  19. i really really want a vitamix. maybe that needs to be priority on my birthday/christmas list next month :)

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  20. JEALOUS!! I just saw a demo for the VitaMix last week at Costco where they were having a promo. ($400 + a 7 year warranty + recipe book.) Too bad it's way out of my price range right now. I shouldn't be too upset because we're getting lots of great kitchen items as gifts for our bridal shower, but it'd still be nice to have.

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  21. Yum almond butter :) I'm a peanut butter lover so I'm sure this would be right up my street :)

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