Okay, this may be ‘so-last-year’ but I’ve been happily riding the veggie puree bandwagon since Christmas day when Janice and I unknowingly both gifted each other a copy of Jessica Seinfeld’s now-famous cookbook.
Apparently I don’t watch enough Oprah and late night TV because not only did I miss last year’s famous Oprah interview with Jessica Seinfeld, but I hadn’t even heard about the Magic Bullet until I read about it in Jessica’s cookbook.
I did manage to get in the loop enough to hear about the drama that Jessica’s “Deceptively Delicious” may have borrowed ideas from Missy Chase Lapine’s “The Sneaky Chef”. But, to be honest, the fact that her cookbook may not be very original doesn’t bother me. The idea that you can add cauliflower puree to scrambled eggs was news to me and I don’t care who told me about it. I’m glad I know now.
I think fortifying every-day recipes with pureed vegetables is brilliant and I can’t believe how much extra nutrition I can stuff into myself and my kids without any of us gagging or whining.
And, of course, I’m all for teaching children to eat vegetables in their natural state — load up their plates with carrots, peas and corn. But why not slip in some extra squash, broccoli and beets to the other parts of breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert? And it doesn’t have to be deceptive, you can teach your kids about the benefits of healthy eating and have them help you wash, puree and cook.
Any new habits that help us get healthier are a good thing right?
But sometimes having a new kitchen gadget makes starting a new habit a bit more fun.
Remember how I mentioned I hadn’t even heard about the Magic Bullet until I read that Jerry Seinfeld had bought one from an infomercial to give to his puree-loving wife? Well, of course, then I wanted one… But since I already had a super fancy blender and a Cuisinart in the cupboard, I restrained myself.
But then… when the folks from Magic Bullet asked us to test out their new Platinum Pro Magic Bullet and offer a few to our readers, we were quick to agree. The new Platinum Pro is slightly larger than its predecessor and has 40% more motor power. You can watch an independent TV test run of the new Bullet on YouTube.
The testers on that show decided the unique little upside-down blender did a great job, and I’ll second them. I tested out grating carrots and making a smoothie before my neighbor stole it to puree everything in her house. Happily, she returned my new blending machine to me the next day with great reports of pureeing enough baby food to feed her little girl for a month.
Now since all you Internet friends are too far for me to lend you my Magic Bullet for your pureeing sessions, we’ll just have to give away a few. And if you don’t end up lucky this time, you can pick up one at http://www.magicbulletplatinumpro.com for $99.99 or get one at Macy’s.
Leave us a comment and tell us what you’d blend up with a new Magic Bullet. (It would also be nice if you spread the word about this fun giveaway by linking to this post and/or telling your friends.)
We’ll draw three random winners on Friday, June 6th. Make sure you check back then and/or subscribe to our RSS feed so you don’t miss the announcement. We also email the winners, but with spam filters eating messages, you need to check back to be sure. If we don’t hear from a winner within a week, we’ll draw a new winner.
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian shipping addresses.