Transform your kitchen: indispensable ingredients
Part of any successful kitchen—and nutritional—makeover is making sure you have the right fresh and non-perishable foods, starters, and seasonings on hand. Use the recommendations below to help you ensure healthy meals for yourself and your family, without sacrificing flavor and variety.
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Be a kitchen whizz-ard: A food processor makes prep and
cooking a breeze
If you don’t already have a food processor, now may be a good time to get one. It can make food prep and cooking a breeze, and can instantly expand your culinary repertoire.
According to celebrity chef Delia Smith, a food processor is a great way to save time and energy. Choose the largest, best quality processor you can afford, and start using it right away. Most processors include a small cookbook along with an instruction manual, so you can begin reaping nutritional and convenience benefits right away.
Chopping is the first time-saver you’ll notice: imagine getting through a pound of vegetables in just a few seconds or throwing together a tasty salsa in just minutes! Adding the slicing attachment (standard on most models) will get you on your way to homemade veggie chips in no time at all. A grating attachment makes short work of homemade breadcrumbs, grated cheese, and even grated veggies for adding to soups and dip.
Speaking of soups and dips, mixing and pureeing are made simple with a food processor. Homemade soups can be a breeze. Hummus is a snap with a food processor, especially when you can serve it with those perfectly sliced homemade veggie chips!