Saturday, March 01, 2008

the greatest thing since sliced bread

i got a juicer today. it's completely fabulous. i have no idea how i lived for 40 (almost 41) years on this planet and didn't have one until today. it is the single most amazing appliance in my kitchen.

since purchasing it around noon today i have made the following juices:

  • juice 1: 2 fiji apples, 2 oranges, 1 kiwi, ½ mango
  • juice 2: 1 granny smith apple, 1 pear, 1/4 honeydew melon, 12 seedless green grapes, 1/4 lemon
  • juice 3: 2 kiwi, 1 granny smith apple, 1/4 lemon, ½ mango, 1/4 honeydew melon
  • juice 4: 8 carrots
  • juice 5: 1 hunk of celery root (at last a purpose for those ugly things!), 1 hunk of cabbage, 5 organic tomatoes, 1 carrot, 1 red pepper (the smaller, longer, but still sweet ones), 1 shallot, 1/4 lemon
  • juice 6: version of "green lemonade" containing 1 small head of romaine lettuce, 4 broccoli florets, one organic lemon, ginger and one fiji apple (or is that fuji apple?) fantastic!

juice 5 made a mean bloody mary with a dash of soy (the philippine one with calamansi in it) and a dash of worcestershire sauce (despite me starting a detox today, i couldn't help but put a shot of nice, clear, clean absolut in--how bad can it be in its clear purity?).

making delicious, fresh, vitamin-filled juices is going to be our new way of life. it's just so satisfying to have a lovely bowl of fresh juice ingredients on the countertop, ready to be transformed into delicious, delectible juice at a moment's notice. heaven. this is WAY better than sliced bread (which is arguably not really all that good for you...)!

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