Thursday, July 2, 2015

Closed Friday, July 3rd!

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Looking for a yummy side dish for this weekend's barbecue?

Create a tasty, healthy, and simple side dish for this weekend's barbecue using the Le Creuset Au Gratin dishes!

This tasty recipe serves 6!

Ingredients:

  • 2 (2 1/2 pounds each) heads of cauliflower
  • 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil (or canola will work!)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of sea or kosher salt (I enjoy sea salt!)
Directions:
  • Have the rack in your oven at mid-level. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Trim off the bottom of your cauliflower and cut into 1 1/2 inch wide florets.
  • Toss the cauliflower with oil and then salt, then spread along the au gratin dish.
  • Roast, stirring and turning the cauliflower occasionally, until cauliflower is tender and golden brown (about 45-50 minutes)
  • Optional: Top with a little cheese or tomato sauce to add flavor!





Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Vitamix Recipe of the Day: Bellini

Bellini - Venice's favorite adult beverage, in your very own home!


Vitamix Spring Recipe: Bellini

The delicious Bellini is a favorite past time in Venice, Italy renowned for it's delicious and crisp taste that combines the natural sweetness of the peach with the delicious and crisp bite of champagne. Make this delicious drink with our recipe below.

Ingredients:

  • One (1) Large Peach, halved and pitted
  • One (1) Ounce peach schnapps
  • Four (4) to Six (6) ounces chilled Champagne.

Directions:

  1. Pleace peach and peach schnapps into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10. 
  4. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into tall fluted glasses and add chilled Champagne. Serve immediately. Drink Responsibly.

This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities. This beverage contains alcohol and should only be consumed by adults of legal drinking age, please drink responsibly.
 

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Vitamix Recipe of the Day: French Bread

Classic French Bread in your Vitamix!

Vitamix Spring Recipe French Bread

Yesterday, we showed you a recipe for delicious and creamy tomato soup in your Vitamix Blender. What goes better with tomato soup than some delicious French style bread? Normally, this means an arduous task to the market or baker to pick up a loaf of the delicious crusty bread.  However, if you've got a Vitamix in your kitchen you probably won't even need to leave the house to make this delicious bread! Follow our recipe below for some delicious French Bread in the comfort of your own home.

Ingredients

  1. One (1) cup warm water for divided use (105° F - 115° F) (40­° C - 46° C)
  2. One (1) package active dry yeast (1 tablespoon)
  3. 2 1/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
  4. One (1) teaspoon salt
  5. One (1) tablespoon olive oil
  6. Two (2) tablespoons whole grain cornmeal
  7. One (1) large egg white beaten with 1 tablespoon water (for brushing dough before baking)

Directions

  1. Proof Yeast: combine 1/2 cup warm water with the yeast. Stir slowly to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Place flour and salt in the Vitamix DRY BLADE Container and secure lid.
  3. Select Variable 1.
  4. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 6.
  5. Blend until a hole forms in the center of the flour mixture, about 5 seconds.
  6. Select Variable 3. Turn machine on and remove the lid plug. Slowly add yeast mixture and remaining 1/2 cup warm water, a little at a time, just until incorporated, through the lid plug opening. Stop machine and replace lid plug.
  7. Select High speed. Slowly turn machine On and Off two times. Stop machine and remove lid.
  8. While dough rests, grease a medium-size mixing bowl with the olive oil and sprinkle the cornmeal on a baking sheet.
  9. Use a wet nylon spatula to scrape the sides of the container, pulling the dough away from the container sides and into the center of the mixture. Replace lid.
  10. Select High speed. slowly turn the machine On and Off five times. Add additional water, 1 Tablespoon at a time, only if dough seems exceptionally dry. Repeat process five times, scraping the sides of the container until the dough binds together into a soft, elastic mixture.
  11. To aid in removing the dough from the container, turn the machine On and Off five times (this lifts the dough up and away from the blades) and slowly invert the container over the prepared bowl, using a wet spatula to remove any remaining dough. Turn dough to coat well. Cover with plastic wrap and allow rising until almost triple in size, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  12. Lightly punch down dough and place on a floured work surface, adding additional flour as needed to make workable but still soft dough. Roll into a 12-inch x 6-inch (30 cm x 15 cm) rectangle with a floured rolling pin. Roll from the long end down, pinching the seams together and using water to seal.
  13. Place dough, seam side down, on prepared baking sheet. Cover with a clean, dry kitchen towel and allow the dough to rise until it doubles in size, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  14. Brush top of loaf with egg mixture and make three to four diagonal slits about ¼ inch deep on the top of the loaf using a sharp, serrated knife.
  15. Bake in a heated 425°F (220°C) oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until bread is well browned and reaches an internal temperature of 190°F (88°C) when tested with an instant read thermometer. Cool on wire rack 10 minutes, then carefully remove from the baking sheet and allow to cool completely before slicing. A metal spatula helps in coaxing the bread off the baking sheet.

This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.
 

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Vitamix Recipe of the Day: Vitamix Classic Tomato Soup


Tomato Soup -Creamy and Delicious, A Spring Time Classic!

 Vitamix Spring Recipe: Classic Tomato Soup


Now that the cold weather is behind us, it's time to look forward to everything spring has to offer from the trees blooming to the birds chirping. As is often the case, this time of the year may show rapid swings in temperature and weather patterns may be erratic and you're often left wondering what might be appropriate for dinner depending on the weather. The classic tomato soup is never a wrong choice and it's very simple to make in your Vitamix, just follow our easy recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water.
  • Five (5) to six (6) fresh, diced tomatoes (any variety) or one (1) 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes.
  • One (1) medium sized carrot.
  • 2.6 oz package of oil packed, sun dried tomatoes.
  • Two (2) tablespoons peeled, diced onion
  • One (1) garlic clove, peeled
  • Two (2) tablespoons of fresh thyme springs (leaves only if springs are woody and thick.)
  • One (1) teaspoon fresh oregano
  • One (1) tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1/2 teaspoon flax meal 
  • 1/2 cup whole milk, unsweetened plain almond milk, or rice milk. Room temperature.

Directions

  1. Place all of the ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid tightly.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn Machine On and Slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to high.
  4. Blend for 6 minutes 30 seconds, using tamper only if needed, until mixture is hot and steam is seen escaping the vent on the lid. Serve.

This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.
 

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- Buy a VITAMIX TURBOBLEND, or VITAMIX PROFESSIONAL 200 SERIES BLENDER and get a free $40 JL Hufford gift card!

- Buy a VITAMIX PROFESSIONAL SERIES 300 (RED or ONYX), or VITAMIX PROFESSIONAL SERIES 750 BLENDER and get a free $50 JL Hufford gift card!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

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