About a month ago, my family and I pooled our money and bought Boyf a Vitamix for his birthday.
I thought it was nice that I was able to crowd-fund my family to make the purchase, but this gesture was even more awesome because Boyf has been dying for a Vitamix for AT LEAST 4 years. Every time we’ve gone to a food festival in the past few years, there was always someone demo-ing the Vitamix. Now that we are grown ups and belong to Costco, there often is someone demo-ing there, too. Boyf and I have always tasted the smoothies, soup, and ice cream the person made in minutes, and we always walked away saying, “one of these days….” or “someday we’ll have the money….”. Well my friends, that day came.
In the past month, Boyf and I have developed Vitamix Fever. I mean, seriously, what can’t you make with the Vitamix?
In the last four weeks, Boyf has made hummus and salsa from scratch, he has chopped veggies for salad in SECONDS, and made smoothies and juices galore. All delicious, all super easy. Gosh, I should sell one of these things.
One recent cold winter night, Boyf and I were in the mood for soup. We looked up some recipes, and decided on potato and leek soup. Mark Bittman has a great vegan recipe:
- 2 tablespoons butter or EVOO
- 3 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
- 3 leeks, sliced into thin rings
- salt and pepper
- 4 cups stock (we used veggie)
- (We also put in a few carrots and onions)
- Put the butter or oil in a large deep pot over medium heat until hot.
- Add veggies, salt, and pepper until the veggies begin to soften.
- Add stock, and cook until veggies are tender about 20 minutes.
THAT’S IT! Bittman does say that you can puree the soup in a blender or with an immersion blender if you want it creamy, so Boyf and I threw it into the Vitamix.
Oh. My. Goodness. Amazing. The soup was smooth, full of flavor, and super filling…it warmed me from the inside out and definitely hit the spot.
The best part? It was so easy! The whole pot of soup fit into the Vitamix so I didn’t have to do multiple batches, the Vitamix blades spun so fast that it kept the soup hot, and the clean up was a breeze! (hm…maybe I really should become a salesperson…)
One of my friends from work told me that I’m just in the honeymoon phase of the Vitamix and that I should see if I love it as much as I do now this time next year. I think: no problem. I will keep you posted.
Have you ever made anything great in a Vitamix? Let me know!