That's right-- My very own Vitamix is here and happily safe and sound! It only took one day to ship, as I ordered it over the phone yesterday morning. I was so happy and surprised to come home from class at 5 pm to see Mrs. Vita on my porch. I thought the beauty wouldn't arrive for a week or so, as that's what the estimated arrival was. Oh what a surprise it was :)
I am not sad one tad that Oster the blender broke; she lived a happy life and it was her time to go. Without the collapse of Oster the blender, I would not have Mrs. Vitamix currently. So, thank you Oster, you did well.
10 Speed, ahhhhh.
And you better bet your-bottoms I used it already-- and I was very happy with the results :) I'll get to that later...
Prior to the Vita coming, I concotated some tatsy meals. Once it did come, oh that was another story. I love playing with my new
toy Vita :)
I've been long out of oat bran for a few days, so I just used some good ol' Quaker rolled oats as I was craving oatmeal. I cooked it in almond milk and cinnamon then topped with some fresh raspberries (local-Driscoll Farm, represent!), and almond butter.
I picked up a can of Amy's Black Bean Chili while at Whole Foods the other day-- per Katie's recommendation. I roasted some veggies (with olive oil and sea salt) to accompany the black bean chili. It was yummy; thanks so much Katie for recommending this high-fiber, high-protein product, love it!
When it came to dinner, I got creative. I was hungry, cold and tired when I got home from class at 5 pm. And I also caught glimpse of my new Vita; I was thinking of just having "protein ice-cream" for supper, but I neglected that-- Ice cream later, dinner first. I wanted something warm first, especially some veggie "meatball" soup.
First, I sauteed minced garlic, onion, carrot and zucchini in olive oil till soft.
Once cooked, I added a tad of some spices I enjoy-- Paprika, chili powder, cayenne (just a dash), garlic powder and salt and pepper.
Then, I added a cup of veggie broth (I just used half a veggie cube which I dissolved in hot water) and brought the mixture to a boil. Once boiled, I added 5 (pre-baked) meatless meatballs.
Then, I added a 1/4 cup of whole-wheat couscous-- you can use any whole-grain, though. I added a cup or so of water since the couscous absorbs liquid. Add as much water or other liquid for desired thickness.
Simmer the mixture for 5 minutes till couscous is cooked and veggies are soft.
It was indeed very yummy and hearty-- And me being impatient, I dug into the soup and quickly burnt my tounge. Note to self: Wait 5-10 minutes before consuming anything hot, especially soup or oatmeal :)
Rounded out with a side salad con pistachios and woodstock dressing.
....And what do you think I had for dessert?
Why, protein-ice cream, of course! Oh man, it was SO delicious. It made a big serving and I didn't think I could finish all of it, but ends up I did. What can I say, I love ice cream :)
No creative-ness for the protein ice-cream tonight, just used Heather's recipe as I didn't want bad results on my first time using it. I've got a lot in mind though!
I love it so much and am SUPER excited to get creative with new recipes on the Vita. I have so many in mind, but so little time!
Goodnight lovelies, I must get some rest for swim manana :) xx