Did you know you can make entire meals in blender? or baby food, breakfast or dessert? Making all of these from scratch means you have complete ingredient control and can customize the flavor for a true culinary extravaganza. You can even free up kitchen space by eliminating some of your other appliances. here are 10 ideas to inspire your creativity.
Breads and biscuits: Toss your ingredients into the blender and blend. Once the dough has formed, move it into a bread loaf pan or roll and cut it into biscuits, bake and – voila- delicious baked goods, with less mess, less work and fewer attachments than a stand-up mixer or manually kneading dough.
Dips:Salsa, spinach and artichoke dip, hummus and more are all scrumptious ways to kick off a meal. Making these dips in the blender requires little to no chopping beforehand, taking the prep work out of the equation. In addition to dips, you can whip up dressings and marinades for flavorful salads and main courses.
Flours:For baking enthusiasts and those with food allergies, celiac disease and gluten sensitivities, the blender is great for making a pantry staple at home. Use the dry grains container to grind almonds, coconut, oatmeal, traditional grains and more into flour or meal for your favorite recipes.
Margaritas:Perfectly blending this favorite cocktail is easy-plane ticket to Mexico not required. But don’t stop at margaritas; try pina coladas, daiquiris and nonalcoholic beverages, such as blended coffee drinks and slushies.
Nondairy milk alternatives: Almond milk is a cinch to make in the blender. Simply soak raw nuts in a bowl of water overnight, drain, place in the container, add water and any sweetener if you’d like then blend away. There are many recipes for other homemade nondairy milks, such as cashew, rice, soy and coconut.
Nut Butters: Almond, cashew and peanut butter have been hits in the culinary world lately, and offer a variety of health benefits. With the blender, you can make your own delicious versions right at home. Grind up roasted unsalted nuts in the dry grains container, or get raw nuts and roast them yourself before tossing them in your blender. Adding vanilla, honey or a pinch of salt brings out massive flavor.
Pancakes, Waffles and Cereals: Take breakfast up a notch. Homemade pancake or waffle batters are blended to perfection in the blender. Classic banana waffles, rice cereals, oatmeal, granola and more are sure to be instant hits at your table. Complete with fresh fruit toppings.
Sorbets and frozen desserts:Sorbets are a healthy and delicious alternative to some commercially made frozen desserts with mystery ingredients; fruits, ice and a sweetener of your choice simply the ingredient list. Blend together frozen pineapple, coconut milk, vanilla, agave and mint to make a delectable sherbet.
Soup: To achieve a warm bowl of silky smooth soup. Blend a hot cup right from the container-the blades circulate so fast that they heat up your ingredients. Gazpacho and other cold soup recipes are simply emulsified for less time.
Veggie and black bean burgers:Veggie lovers will rejoice at the ease of making veggie and black bean burgers. Toss in all of the ingredients, blend to the right consistency and take out the mixture to form patties ready for any grill. Even meat eaters will want a bite of your zucchini burger.
Source: Costco Connection