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14 Nov, 2011

A holiday giveaway from me and KitchenAid

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Giveaways and product reviews

We have ourselves a winner! Thank you for your entries!

Whether you cook a little or a lot, there’s something to be said about having the right tools in the kitchen. If you have the right tools, things get done easier and faster. And if you’re lucky, with less spillage and stress … and fewer mistakes too. (Which is a challenge for me sometimes. Sigh.)

Since the holiday season is about giving (and, um food), I’m pretty happy to have this opportunity to give away one new KitchenAid food processor to one lucky Fishbowl reader.


KitchenAid Food Processor

It has:

  • A new external adjustable, stainless steel slicing disc to provide ultimate versatility
  • A dual shredding disc that easily flips from 2mm to 4mm to achieve ideal slicing thickness
  • A large 13 cup (2.75L) leak-proof work bowl, plus chef’s bowl and mini bowl
  • An Ultra Wide Mouth Feed Tube™ that adjusts to 3 different sizes to accommodate foods of varying sizes, including whole potatoes and cucumbers (YAY)
  • 17 precise food processing options for speed-controlled slice, shred, chop & puree functions plus three maximized slice, shred and puree/chop blades and bonus dough, egg whip & Julienne blades
  • 4 speed-controlled functions
  • A comfort design side handle that allows easy viewing while the food processor is in use

MSRP: $399.99.
By the way it comes in silver, white, and black but unfortunately the winner does not get to choose the colour. Pictured here is the white one, because I like the white one. :)

Interested in winning? Read on:

  • This giveaway is open to anyone residing in Canada but is void where prohibited in Quebec. (Here’s why.)
  • For your entry to qualify, use the comments below to tell us what you’d make with your new KitchenAid food processor. I’d really love it if you left a link to a recipe too – that way maybe I can add it to my repertoire. (Speaking of which, I posted a great recipe for coleslaw on the Fishbowl Facebook page! Check it out. It could be the inaugural dish for your new KitchenAid food processor!)
  • One entry per family and email address please. We want lots of people to have the opportunity to win.
  • If you can’t post your comment here for whatever reason, you can email it to me for posting. Send it to andrea at quietfish dot com … however I cannot be responsible if your entry is misdirected or gets stuck in my Spam folder.
  • Good karma goes to those who tweet or post about this on Facebook. Do you know someone who could use something new in the kitchen? Forward this post to them. If they win you will be in their good books FOREVER.
  • I will do a random draw of all qualifying entries using Random.org at noon EST on Monday November 21, 2011.

Sound good? Now over to you! Good luck!

190 Responses to "A holiday giveaway from me and KitchenAid"

1 | Emma

November 14th, 2011 at 1:40 pm


A food processor is one kitchen tool I don’t have – and I love KitchenAid stuff. I’d probably use it most often to puree things like fruit and veg for baby food or soups, to be honest – I only have a little handheld immersion blender right now.

I saw this recipe the other day and saved it to make it eventually – this processor would help out!: http://tastykitchen.com/blog/2011/10/broccoli-cheddar-soup/

2 | lacoop

November 14th, 2011 at 1:44 pm


KitchenAid rocks. This would be great for making healthy soups and smoothies. Yum!

3 | Joy

November 14th, 2011 at 1:45 pm


That’s one beautiful machine! I’m sure i could find a good use for it – shortbread cookies perhaps? Or some other Christmas treat? Your coleslaw recipe looks great, too.

4 | Susan

November 14th, 2011 at 1:53 pm


I would make Jamie Oliver’s Crunchy Garlic Chicken (http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chicken-recipes/crunchy-garlic-chicken). They are so tasty, better than chicken fingers and so easy (they would be so much easier if only I had a food processor).

5 | Laura Daub

November 14th, 2011 at 1:53 pm


Oh, I would love this! I would try out a new recipe someone shared with me yesterday – pumpkin chocolate chip cookies – http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/george-duran/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies-recipe/index.html and I would definitely try your coleslaw recipe to try and make my husband as happy as his mother makes him with her coleslaw. ;)

6 | Patricia

November 14th, 2011 at 1:57 pm


This would be fantastic! I would use it to help with all the chopping for our Christmas antipasto! It’s so good, but so much work to do it by hand!

7 | Karen Buckshi

November 14th, 2011 at 2:00 pm


A fancy food processor – I would love this!

I would love to pulverize some beets to make up these delicious looking pancakes! http://acozykitchen.com/quinoa-and-beet-pancakes/

Thanks – Karen

8 | karen

November 14th, 2011 at 2:01 pm


I would use it weekly to make coleslaw. The one I’m using now is on its last legs.

9 | Maranda

November 14th, 2011 at 2:01 pm


Oh my goodness do I ever need a food processor! I do so much batch cooking, and don’t have anything like this to help save time. Think of all the veggies I could chop or puree to hide in my kids food! :)

I also make this amazing red potato & red pepper soup that we haven’t had in so long b/c I broke yet another blender. My DH would be really happy if I made him a big batch this winter <3

10 | Liz

November 14th, 2011 at 2:07 pm


This is totally on Mommy’s Christmas Wish List this year! I’d like to make these Animal Crackers: http://weelicious.com/2011/10/12/animal-crackers/

11 | Karin

November 14th, 2011 at 2:17 pm


I use my current food processor for making bread dough, but the bowl is not leak-proof and sometimes makes quite a mess if I’m not careful.

My new favorite bread dough recipe is for making Montreal Stlye bagels: http://flavourswap.blogspot.com/2011/09/montreal-style-bagels.html

12 | Caroline

November 14th, 2011 at 2:20 pm


My husband would love this fabulous KitchenAid food processor. He has been coveting it for years. And he would make potato pancakes with it and that would make me very happy because his knuckles wouldn’t be shredded.

13 | Liz

November 14th, 2011 at 2:25 pm


I would absolutely love this food processor. With a home daycare, 3 boys of my own, a hubby and a crazy insane life…this food processor would cut down on so much time for my weekly batch cooking Sundays, and give me more time to spend on my precious boys…or, give me a little more ‘me’ time….:)

14 | Jen

November 14th, 2011 at 2:31 pm


oh this looks fantastic. onto making baby food again :) this would be super handy! thanks for the chance.

15 | TorontoMom

November 14th, 2011 at 2:34 pm


I would love to get my hands on this nifty tool. This model is so nicely streamlined – a must for my “space is at a premium” kitchen.

If I were to win, I would use it to make my favourite meatloaf recipe – and perhaps it would chop the vegetables fine enough so that my four year old and nine year old could not spot the carrot :(

Here is the link…this meatloaf rocks:

16 | Leslie

November 14th, 2011 at 2:38 pm


I would love this!! We make our own pasta sauce and put in a TON of veggies that end of being hidden… we currently use our small blender which takes forever (and is messy!) – this would be fantastic!

17 | Judy

November 14th, 2011 at 2:38 pm


Oooh I would love to win this! I broke my food processor a few months ago, and I’ve been missing it a lot. The first thing I’d make is pesto, and then I’d make hummus, and then I’d do raw banana ice cream, and then….

18 | Jennifer Covert

November 14th, 2011 at 2:43 pm


WOW! I would love to win this & would make my famous pesto in it. My famous pesto is, well, not really all that famous though it is quite tasty. It’s a take off on Mark Bittman’s recipe.
it is best when basil is in season, of course, but always a good recipe to have on hand.

19 | Stephanie

November 14th, 2011 at 2:45 pm


Food Processors are essential in our house and we are in need of a new one since ours is on it’s last legs. We use ours primarily to make dog food for our two Rhodesian Ridgebacks. We decided to feed our dogs a natural raw diet and we spend many hours grinding huge quantities of raw veggies and fruits to feed our two 100 pound pooches!

20 | Pamela

November 14th, 2011 at 2:49 pm


Wow! An amazing giveaway!
With many food allergies in our home there is a lot of cooking in our home!
What a great time saver this would be.
Thank you for the opportunity.

21 | Jay

November 14th, 2011 at 2:52 pm


I don’t own a food processor and never have but I’ve always wanted one! I would LOVE to experience life in the kitchen with one:)

I can’t think of anything off hand that I would make using one, although I’m sure it would make whipping up homemade soups that much easier!

22 | Days

November 14th, 2011 at 2:58 pm


I would love to whip up some homemade pesto for this baked brie recipe I am trying to replicate.Yumo.

23 | Carrie

November 14th, 2011 at 2:59 pm


I have never had a food processor, but I shy away from things that involve a lot of chopping for that very reason… so this would be awesome!

I would make a huge Asian noodle salad, full of red cabbage and sliced peppers… and it would be a snap!

Here is the recipe I love…


24 | Sara

November 14th, 2011 at 3:07 pm


I would love this! I would also, sadly, mostly use it for smoothies and pureeing soups but if I had the tool in my tool belt who knows what else I would use it for!!!! Love!

25 | Chantal

November 14th, 2011 at 3:37 pm


I love using my food processor and as luck would have it my husband broke mine last week (he is handy like that). I love it for making pain in the butt kitchen tasks easy like shredding cheese and chopping onions!

26 | Melodie

November 14th, 2011 at 3:37 pm


I’ve always wanted a food processor. There are things that it’s really hard to make in a blender because they come out too runny – especially hummus or tabouleh, which takes forever to make by hand – that is a lot of chopping!

Hummus in the food processor: can of low-sodium chickpeas, rinsed, 1-2 tbsp tahini, juice of 1-2 lemons, garlic to your liking. Little bit of paprika, salt. Easy and so much better than the store bought variety.

27 | Heather

November 14th, 2011 at 3:39 pm


Ooooo great giveaway. I would love it bc just maybe it may improve my cooking and baking !

28 | Mary @ Parenthood

November 14th, 2011 at 3:47 pm


I learned this fall that my tiny (cute) food processor is not powerful enough to make mustard pickle relish. We ended up chopping by hand. It’s not cucumber season anymore so I won’t tempt you with it (though it IS a really great relish recipe).

Instead, here’s the other non-coleslaw thing I make with food processors: Muesli

Grate a bag of apples.
Chop up two bananas and 2 cups of grapes.
Add 1 cup of raisins, 1/2 cup of whole hazelnuts, half a large tub of strawberry yoghurt, 1/4 cup oatmeal, bread crumbs or crushed cereal. Stir. Let sit a
couple of hours.

I often squeeze out the juice from the grated apple a bit and omit the oatmeal/cereal. The hazelnuts and raisins absorb juice too if left to sit, but you can eat right away. We sometimes put in other nuts and fruits too!

29 | Cari

November 14th, 2011 at 3:47 pm


I would use a new food processor to make cole slaw. My right hand is blistered from chopping up the cabbage I bought on the weekend. Or maybe for pureeing broccoli and cheddar soup. Sorry, no recipe link, I usually make it up as I go along – sauteed veggies, broccoli, chicken stock. Puree and add as much milk as you like.

30 | Krisztina Jameel

November 14th, 2011 at 3:56 pm


I would love this food processor b/c I make humus at home and have been breaking my blender, food processor with it. This is a much better brand, so I know it would work better

31 | andrea

November 14th, 2011 at 4:04 pm


This comment is being posted for Susan Thorpe:

“I would make Jamie Oliver’s Crunchy Garlic Chicken (http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chicken-recipes/crunchy-garlic-chicken). They are so tasty and easy to make and would be so much easier if I had a food processor!”

32 | andrea

November 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm


This comment is being posted for Christa A.”

“i think it’s time to invest in a food processor. We make a lot of pumpkin & squash puree (and don’t like to add water) and i totally blew out the motor in my blender trying to make soup last weekend! the burnt smell actually permeated the puree and all was lost :(

pumpkin has become our favourite puree as of late – we love the pumpkin loaf recipe at http://www.pickyourown.org/pdfs/pumpkinbread.pdf
thanks for hosting the contest!

33 | Chrissy

November 14th, 2011 at 4:09 pm


Hummus! I make it about once a week and my current food processor bowl is cracked and I’m sure it’s about to become unusable very soon.

1 can chick peas
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup tahini
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne (or to taste)

Process all ingredients until super-smooth. Eat.

I add pickled jalapeno peppers sometimes too!

34 | Jen_nifer

November 14th, 2011 at 4:10 pm


I would love to make really thick milkshakes with this. I find traditional blenders require a lot more liquid to work, this baby should make a great shake!

And bean dip. A can of beans, a little water, and the right spices, then pour into small casserole dish topped with shredded cheddar cheese and pop it into the oven until the cheese is melted (5-10 minutes).

35 | alison

November 14th, 2011 at 4:11 pm


What a lovely machine!

If I won, I would whip up some of Claudia’s roasted red pepper hummus from her wonderful food blog, Idiot’s Kitchen. And then I would eat more than is good for me, because I always do.


36 | Ross Brown

November 14th, 2011 at 4:15 pm


My wife and I just started watching jamie Oliver on the Food Network. Just the other day, I saw him make good use of his food processor for making a green curry dish, and I said we could use a new food processor. Maybe then I’d make some of that curry!

37 | Angel Sit

November 14th, 2011 at 4:20 pm


I’d use this baby to slice potatoes for chips! And lemons for lemonade mmmm ahhh.

38 | Kathryn

November 14th, 2011 at 4:21 pm


I just found spelt phyllo pastry at Herb & Spice, which is tremendously exciting because it’s been almost three wheat free years with no phyllo.

Since it requires both phyllo and a food processor, I would make these: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Date-and-Walnut-Phyllo-Rolls-with-Greek-Yogurt-and-Honey-233722

39 | edmontonjb

November 14th, 2011 at 4:31 pm


OMG! What an amazing giveaway! I would make some spicy salsa. Here’s the link to the recipe I use

40 | Stacey K

November 14th, 2011 at 4:34 pm


I love kitchen appliances! This one is so much more stylish than mine.

If I won it, I would make this chop salad recipe that I found on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/114278909264119287/ It just looks so yummy!

41 | binki

November 14th, 2011 at 4:54 pm


Our processor is on its last legs. I need this to make coleslaw (my numero uno comfort food) and to chop nuts to put in Christmas cakes and cookies. I put pecans and/or walnuts in everything (salads, porridge, cookies, steamed carrots / asparagus, cakes). Nuts rule!

Oh and to chop up carrots and onionsfor my mmmmmm chowder.

42 | Candace

November 14th, 2011 at 4:58 pm


I cook in bulk for my family and I’ve been eyeing cheap food processors at Canadian Tire. This is WAY better than what I could spend on myself! I would use it for several recipes that include:

Rice Vegetable Pilaf (made with lentils and barley instead of rice)

Vegetable Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

Sweet Potato Chili

Lasagna Primavera

Tuna Casserole – Mediterranean

Lemon Horseradish Fish Cakes

Hot Tamale Pie

By the way…. these are all excellent for freezing and eating later! I tried to include links but I couldn’t post with them because they were too spammy :)

43 | Ingrid

November 14th, 2011 at 5:10 pm


I use my food processor so much – my present one is quite leaky and is falling apart.
I usually make hummus or bean dip in my processor, but also this delicious sauce to go with our homemade shawarmas: http://www.dedemed.com/mediterranean/garlic-sauce-recipe
Try it! You’ll be as addicted as I am!

44 | Sarah

November 14th, 2011 at 5:22 pm


Would be grateful for a new food processor as ours is kaput!
It always helps for all the chopping for tomato sauce and soups!

45 | Mel

November 14th, 2011 at 5:28 pm


oooooo, I would love this. I have a great humous recipe that needs a food processor. Thanks for the chance!!

46 | Carrie C

November 14th, 2011 at 5:33 pm


Oh! This is on my Christmas list right now! I love the idea of the adjustable slicing. My mom has a Cuisinart, and to have different thicknesses you have to use different blades – lots of cleaning and lots of parts to store.

For the inaugural useI would probably use it for pizza night – from making the dough to shredding the cheese to slicing the mushrooms and pepperoni.

After that, the sky’s the limit! Soups, sauces, spinach dip, pastry and more.

I can’t wait to use this machine!

47 | @amwaters

November 14th, 2011 at 5:50 pm


I made ‘Mediterranean Zucchini Salad in Pita Pockets’ this summer using a mandolin and hand chopping. I think the KitchenAid food processor would make all that chopping go so much faster.

Here is my recipe. http://ottawafood.blogspot.com/2011/08/mediterranean-zucchini-salad-in-pita.html

48 | Wynne

November 14th, 2011 at 6:19 pm


I would have a delightful time experimenting with sauces. In reality, I may end up processing any/all foods that I can find in the kitchen!

49 | Sarah

November 14th, 2011 at 7:14 pm


Ah! Would love a food processor & would definitely use it to make homemade hummus and guacamole- which my 2 year old is bananas about!!!

50 | Heather @smart_spaces

November 14th, 2011 at 7:22 pm


I like keeping kitchen appliances down to must have’s, and a food processor in my mind is a must have! After 30 years of continuous use, my food processor is in need of a good replacement.
My favourite recipe using the food processor is

51 | JoAnn

November 14th, 2011 at 7:31 pm


I was just admiring this beauty at a kitchen store this past week….
Hmmm… what to make – my sister’s Christmas Shortbread recipe would be one of the first I’d try –
thanks for the chance to win!

52 | Jodi

November 14th, 2011 at 8:20 pm


My favourite cake and muffins are carrot but I really do not enjoy grating the carrots! So I don’t make it often :-(
But with this food processor…. :-)

53 | Francine

November 14th, 2011 at 8:50 pm


My food processor is on it’s last legs – every time I use it, I pray that it doesn’t die on me – wouldn’t have to worry with this one. The first thing I’d make would be scalloped potatoes – with nice even slices of potatoes.

54 | Lynn

November 14th, 2011 at 8:54 pm


I’ve never owned a food processor but I hear it can make amazing pie crust. My friend has one and uses it for her pie crusts and I am ENVIOUS of the effortless flakiness she is able to achieve.

Also, Jen over at It Ain’t Meat, Babe uses one all the time and I love everything she cooks EVER.

55 | Kaitlin

November 14th, 2011 at 9:01 pm


Believe it or not, I am a food blogger without a food processor. For shame, I know. We never had space until recently.

I would make savoury shortbread for New Year’s Eve, pea pesto (and every other sort of pesto) in the spring, salsa and tomato sauce in the summer, and pie crusts in the fall. And I would make far more lemon curd that I would ever be able to consume. (This recipe makes the best lemon curd: http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/02/whole-lemon-tart/)

Thank you, Andrea!

56 | Christa

November 14th, 2011 at 9:10 pm


I would love processor as I love making homemade soups these days. No recipe share because I usually use whatever is the house.

57 | Jacquie Baillie

November 14th, 2011 at 9:12 pm


Just the right time of year for warm soups! This Kitchen Aid food processor would certainly help with that.

58 | Sara

November 14th, 2011 at 9:13 pm


I’ve made this recipe for the last few Christmases. Unfortunately, I don’t have a food processor so I spent the evening with a rolling pin while annoying my neighbours and scaring my partner to death with the noise.


I also had an accident and burnt myself with our current blender. I don’t have the funds to justify buying a new blender when we have a working blender. However, I’m scared stiff of using our current blender so have stopped making most recipes that require blender/processing/pureeing of food. If I won this, it would be perfect for my purposes – looks much safer than current blender.

59 | Alicia

November 14th, 2011 at 9:23 pm


Oh, how I would love this! I would use it for the many soups I make and when baby #2 comes it will be used for homemade baby food. I’ve always got by with a blender, but have dreamed of a KitchenAid food processor!

60 | Jackie

November 14th, 2011 at 9:35 pm


Great giveaway! I would puree potatoes in it as I personally think I make the best potato latkes for chanukah!

61 | Jessica

November 14th, 2011 at 9:44 pm


Oooh I would love this – I would make pies galore, having made a delicious pie pastry using this very food processor. I normally make my pastry by hand but had the opportunity elsewhere to make my pastry with this and it was AMAZING!

62 | tmc

November 14th, 2011 at 9:46 pm


Pie crust! just butter, flour, water, salt, but the food processor makes it way easier…

63 | Carly

November 14th, 2011 at 9:46 pm


I can think of so many wonderful things to make, but top of the list right now is baby food. I’m due any day now (please God) so I’ve got that on the mind.

Would also be awesome for making my MIL’s outstanding perogies. Mmmm!

64 | Wendy

November 14th, 2011 at 9:55 pm



SO exciting!!!
MY youngest daughter , Courtenay is 26 and just moved back home to go back to school
She is an amazing cook!
She has always wanted a kitchen aid mixer and any kitchen aid appliances.
This would be the BEST present for her.
And, of course I would benefit as well…lol
She works two jobs and still loves to cook for her family!

65 | Marielle

November 14th, 2011 at 10:02 pm


I have such a crummy food processor that I avoid using it. However, there are so many recipes that a blender won’t handle so I do use it for making pasta sauces with tofu or my favourite dinner pie, the Old Country Pie http://myyearwithoutspending.blogspot.com/2010/02/meatless-monday-recipe-vegetable-pie.html I make the crust in the food processor then use it to slice up the veggies for the pie.

66 | KarenL

November 14th, 2011 at 10:40 pm


My first thought was also coleslaw – food processors are the best way to grate carrots, yet I am not usually bothered to drag the food processor out. This new one looks so nice it could just live on my counter!

67 | Meghan

November 14th, 2011 at 10:46 pm


I love making soups – all different kinds and my hand blender does an ok job, but this would be even better!

68 | Meghan

November 14th, 2011 at 10:50 pm


I love making soups – all different kinds and my hand blender does an ok job, but this would be even better! I could make soups all winter long.

69 | Judy

November 14th, 2011 at 10:53 pm


I love making a quick scone mix up in those or blending butternut squash for a pasta sauce .

70 | Anne

November 14th, 2011 at 10:56 pm


What a great looking machine! I’ve been coveting one for years… I would love to make pizza dough as my sister tells me that her pizza dough recipe works well in a food processor. But also, think of the shredding power! Carrots, cabbage, slaw… I’m going to look for recipes right now.

71 | Jen

November 14th, 2011 at 11:07 pm


I actually *need* a new food processor, so this giveaway comes at the perfect time! In my new food processor, I would make my beautiful sweet potato and coconut milk soup. I make it in the crockpot and then blend it to smooth it out. Usually I have to do it in batches, but I’ll bet the WHOLE thing would fit into this baby!

72 | Tammi @ My Organized Chaos

November 15th, 2011 at 12:15 am


I have twin toddlers – how would I use this processor? I need to blend up veggies and hide it in all foods!
Yes, it’s true – they are so beyond picky, i give up begging and pleading – now I’ve become a ninja!!!


73 | Shakira

November 15th, 2011 at 12:25 am


I do not own a food processor!!!!!
I thought I was the only person alive who didn’t have one so I am actually relieved to see that I am not alone :)

I would use this for so much, but I think I would start off simple and use it to make hummus.
My daughter and I can eat buckets of it so it would be great to be able to whip up a batch any time we want.

Here’s a recipe for those who don’t have one:


74 | Shar-Lee

November 15th, 2011 at 12:25 am


I would make my secret Guacamole recipe! I will gladly share it with you if I win!!! This Kitchen Aid food processor would look fabulous on my counter top sitting next to my K.A. mixer!!!

75 | Katherine L

November 15th, 2011 at 12:34 am


What wouldn’t I make with this food processor! I’m slightly addicted to the Food Network and lately, I keep seeing recipes from pestos to curries to salads which require a food processor. Just the other day, I watched as my dear Jamie Oliver concocted a 4 dish meal in 30 minutes, aided by his trusty food processor. I watched in shear jealously.

I unfortunately have never owned one and am limited by my lack of chopping skills. No amount of pounding on hazelnuts will ever get them to a find grind …

I’d love to use the food processor and make Jamie’s Magimix Christmas cake.


The name says it all … I’d need a food processor to mix up all the lovely bits!

Fingers crossed!!! xx

76 | Kelly Rusk

November 15th, 2011 at 12:35 am


Ok I *need* to win this to replace our awful hand-me-down Hamilton Beach food processor from the 80s!!

I would use it for EVERYTHING, but specifically this new hummus recipe I just fell in love with (and made up!)

1 can rinsed chickpeas
~5 tbsp tahini
Juice of half a lemon
2-3 cloves garlic
~2 tbsp sunflower oil
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne
Salt & pepper to taste

We just got approved for a new apartment with an amazing kitchen so my fingers are super crossed!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway opp!

77 | Amy M

November 15th, 2011 at 12:36 am


I would love to make scalloped potatoes with this food processor. It would be so quick to slice the potatoes and onions and shred cheddar cheese to top the potatoes with.
Here’s a link to a scalloped potato recipe:

78 | Krista R

November 15th, 2011 at 7:38 am


I have a small processor that I’ve only ever used for making bread crumbs…I seem to be constantly chopping up vegetables for stir fry, soups etc. I would love to have this food processor to help with that!

79 | Melanie

November 15th, 2011 at 8:40 am


A food processor is one kitchen appliance I don’t have, and it would be very useful at our house. My husband is gluten and dairy intolerant, so I’m always looking for new a creative recipes that meet his restrictions. I recently found a recipe for a chick pea loaf that would be so easy to make with this food processor! I’d also make hummus (my husband’s favourite) and coleslaw, I’d purée soups and I’d make some of the amazing recipes here: http://healthyblenderrecipes.com/recipes/type/processor/

80 | ginette4

November 15th, 2011 at 9:03 am


I would use it for so many recipes, potato pancakes, shred my cheese to make lasagna, use it to make my marinara sauce and I would also use it to make bread crumbs and mix my meat and spices to make my meatballs or hamburgers, oh and I could also use it to chop onions (no more crying) :)

81 | Tamara

November 15th, 2011 at 9:52 am


Pie crusts. I hate making them and usually buy the shells. And for kneading bread, I have a recipe book that swears by using a food processor is no different than hand kneaded and I could make a lot more cinnamon rolls and pretzels!

82 | Devan @ Accustomed Chaos

November 15th, 2011 at 10:46 am


ooh I would LOVE one of these! I would use it for so many things but what I think would be great would to have it for this recipe – which I make often: http://accustomedchaos.com/gluten-free-egg-salad-sandwich/

83 | karengreeners

November 15th, 2011 at 10:50 am


I need that beautiful baby right there so that I can finally try my hand at homemade breadcrumbs. I look at every heel, crust and slightly stale piece of bread and think, ‘If only I had that KitchenAid food processor…’

84 | LisaE

November 15th, 2011 at 10:57 am


I would make the most delish butternut squash soup! I found the recipe in Double Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld.
It’s sooo yummy that I;m drooling just thinking about it!

85 | solemom

November 15th, 2011 at 11:02 am


Oh, I would use it for gazpacho. I adore gazpacho, but I only have a tiny little electric chopper, and having to chop by hand, or 1 veg at a time is just too time consuming for this single mom.

I’d also make whipped shortbread in it, because YUM.

86 | Caitlin

November 15th, 2011 at 11:03 am


If I won, I’d go nuts making purees, sauces, pestos, and spreads. Right now I use an immersion blender for smaller things, and can manage a few soups and anything with softer ingredients, but I always gaze longingly at recipes for chunky spreads or other such delicious looking, perfectly blended things.

87 | Allison K-P

November 15th, 2011 at 11:13 am


This processor would be an awesome addition to my newly renovated kitchen, and it would replace the mini one I’ve had since University :-) I’ve been craving pesto and would love to try this Feta Pesto if I win: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/feta-pesto/detail.aspx

88 | Cathy

November 15th, 2011 at 12:41 pm


Great giveaway. I’m planning on making a parsley pesto with all the leftover parsley in the garden. The recipe is from an old LCBO magazine (sorry couldn’t find the link)

89 | Sherri

November 15th, 2011 at 12:47 pm


Ohh! This would make my holiday baking so much easier since my old food processor has a huge hole in the side of the bowl.

I love this sinful Oreo truffle recipe for the holidays.


90 | andrea

November 15th, 2011 at 12:52 pm


This entry is being posted on behalf of Tuesday, who writes:

“I literally moved a week ago and am appalled by my lack of kitchen-essentials.

The most painful, being of course a food processor!

With the cold weather approaching, I am dying to make my favourite easy vegan-friendly soup! The ingredients are cheap and easy but unfortunately a food processor is not.

I like to make broccoli-cauliflower soup. Use the whole head of each vegetable and boil them after chopping them up. In a frying pan, pan fry butter, onion, several carrots and cloves of garlic to taste. Once the veggies and cooked or boiled. Add soy sauce and combine everything in a food processor.

It’s super easy and delicious – although, it does not look pretty. Perfect fall food… if only I had a food processor for my sad new kitchen…


91 | Mommy Marshall

November 15th, 2011 at 2:19 pm


I **heart** Kitchenaid and would love this food processor…it’d be perfect for baby food!

Thanks Andrea for this giveaway…I continue to love reading your blog everyday! Just “planted” my green onions in water last night!

92 | Dave A.

November 15th, 2011 at 3:55 pm


Burritos! I think of one of these every time I’m mashing up my beans by hand….

93 | Tracy

November 15th, 2011 at 4:30 pm


I would give it to my friend Jodie who is on the hunt for a new food processor. And I think she would chop the cabbage to go with this recipe the next time she makes it:


94 | Mandy in Nova Scotia

November 15th, 2011 at 6:09 pm


I would probably make Leek soup which is the recipe you should me on your blog that I have made but had to borrow my mom’s food processor to make it with!

95 | Mike S

November 15th, 2011 at 6:55 pm


How about a nice slushy rum and coconut drink that rhymes with nina polada( ok…it will be about 4 drinks)…lol. I’ll make a wicked salsa to go with it……Cheers!!

96 | Tarah

November 15th, 2011 at 6:57 pm


Wow! What a beauty! My bullet broke about a year ago and I would LOVE to win this stunning machine. One thing I’ve really missed is pesto. This is my fave recipe for it: http://www.jamieshomecookingskills.com/recipe.php?title=classic-basil-pesto.

Thanks for this! So kind!

PS – I love your blog! My hubby is from Ottawa (his parents are Westboro-ites) and we lived there for 8 years together.

97 | EmmyB

November 15th, 2011 at 7:57 pm


Ooh – I don’t have recipes, but think i’d use this for soup and hummus. Yum!

98 | Tamara

November 15th, 2011 at 9:43 pm


Wow, I would love some serious kitchen hardware like this! :) And the first thing I would make is a batch of curried carrot-apple soup – my absolute favorite: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/curried_carrot_apple_soup.html
(Seriously, I don’t think I’ve made any other kind of soup since I tried this one last year…)

99 | Edumama

November 15th, 2011 at 10:45 pm


Oh how I wish I had a that mixer- especially when I am grating carrots by hand to make this fabulous carrot cake recipe from the Rebar cookbook. I could only find the recipe at this blog but recommend buying the book: http://www.eatmedelicious.com/2007/07/beginning-of-many-cake-adventures.html
Fingers are crossed that being on Santa’s ‘good’ list will put me in the running!

100 | Mandy

November 15th, 2011 at 10:56 pm


a good friend of mine uses her processor to grind her own meat. She makes the best spaghetti with ground pork and ground chicken meatballs – the best. I would attempt that!

101 | Denise

November 15th, 2011 at 11:34 pm


Pasta, Pesto, and Peas by Barefoot ContessaEpisode: Pasta Bella
Is a great recipe, and having pesto on hand for pizza in place of tomato sauce is super yummy too!

102 | Anne B

November 16th, 2011 at 12:58 am


I would love a food processor!! I would use it to grate blanched cauliflower to use as “rice” yumm!

103 | Anne A

November 16th, 2011 at 9:17 am


Wow! Would love to have this machine. I would use it to make my favourite basil pesto from Fine Cooking and the pizza dough to go with it.

104 | Kayla

November 16th, 2011 at 9:58 am


Its a tradition in our family that every Christmas morning my mom makes potato pancakes for the whole family. If I won this, I would give it to her as her old blender looks as if it may spontaneously combust at any minute. I can’t post the recipe for her potato pancakes because I don’t think its ever been written down. This would make her Christmas.

105 | Shawna

November 16th, 2011 at 10:34 am


I don’t have the link handy, but tastykitchen posted a great-looking egg-free recipe for chocolate strawberry shortcake a few months back and it requires a food processor. I’d make that!

106 | Susan

November 16th, 2011 at 10:43 am


I make hummus pretty much once a week and my food processor could be upgraded. I would give the current one to my sister – it still has some usefulness left! Recently, I’ve started to even cook my own chickpeas and I don’t think I’ll ever go back to canned again. What a great way to control the sodium!
2c chickpeas, couple T lemon juice, few T tahini, clove of garlic, large pinch cumin, S&P. Whirl & add some water until of desired consistency.

107 | Ingredients for Life

November 16th, 2011 at 11:46 am


A new food processor would be lovely. I would make this recipe: http://chefchloe.com/on-the-side/vegan-goldfish-crackers.html. The recipe is a vegan twist on a kid-friendly snack (goldfish crackers).

108 | Mary V.

November 16th, 2011 at 12:35 pm


Perfect for black bean soup. Something like this: http://www.marthastewart.com/338612/black-bean-soup. But sautee some carrots, zuchini, add some tomatoes, and then give it a whir in the food processor.

Oh, and it would be perfectly topped with sour cream/yogurt, and of course, GREEN ONIONS!

109 | Leanne Davis

November 16th, 2011 at 12:41 pm


Edamame Soup:
One of my favourite soup recipes from http://www.101cookbooks.com. I have this committed to memory. A good food processor is key. As a vegetarian it is hard to get all your protein. This is a great soup with a high protein punch. Enjoy – I do!!!

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 potato, peeled and cut into small cubes,
750 g (1 1/2 lb) frozen edamame beans, defrosted
1 quart (1.2 litres or 2 pints) vegetable stock
2 tablespoons creme fraiche
salt and freshly ground pepper

In a pan, saute the onion and potato in the oil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Cover and allow it to soften for about 4 minutes, until they have both softened. Stir to prevent the mixture from sticking and burning. Add the beans and the vegetable stock. Put the lid on and simmer on a medium heat for 15-20 minutes until the beans are tender. Puree in a food processor. Stir in the creme fraiche, reheat gently without boiling and serve. Garnish with a drizzle of toasted sesame oil, fried shallots, and crushed, toasted peanuts.

110 | Nioka

November 16th, 2011 at 2:25 pm


My sister in law was visiting last month, and decided to treat us to a home cooked meal. She pulled out our food processor, which is missing pieces and leaks like a sieve. It reminded me that I don’t use it because it’s such junk!
I’d love a new one! With it, I would try to recreate the delicious black bean soup she made us that night.

111 | Jay

November 16th, 2011 at 3:58 pm


I would love to own a Kitchenaid Food Processor!. I have a Kitchenaid mixer that I love and I have to say I’m getting tired of all the shredding I do to make my Thai papaya salad (Som Tum). The slicer would also make things a lot easier to make my root vegetable chips, much like Terra Chips.

112 | Meghan

November 16th, 2011 at 4:21 pm


I would love to make soups with this thing of beuty!

113 | jackie

November 16th, 2011 at 6:17 pm


potato pancakes, obviously! rad giveaway.

114 | Lida

November 16th, 2011 at 8:33 pm


I’d love to win this so I could stop trying to blend soups with my immersion blender. I invariably end up cleaning splatters off every surface of my kitchen when I use it. This would save the goodness for eating. This was the last soup I made….http://www.food.com/recipe/quick-butternut-squash-soup-17987

115 | julie

November 16th, 2011 at 9:51 pm


shredding sweet potatoes and apples for this awesome muffin recipe, which is my go-to healthy lunch snack. try it, they are yummy and so flaxy! (adapted from the back of the flax seed package)

Mix together and set aside:
1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup ground flax seed
3/4 cup bran cereal or wheat germ
1 cup (or less) brown sugar
2 tsp bk soda
1 tsp bk pwdr
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon

In another bowl mix:
1 1/2 cups shredded sweet potatoes
2 shredded apples
1 cup nuts (optional)
3/4 cup milk or buttermilk
2 eggs beaten
1 tsp vanilla

Add wet into dry, fold until just combined, add more milk if dry, bake at 350 for 15-20 min

116 | Lara

November 17th, 2011 at 12:39 am


Bread crumbs a good answer? :)
Or shredding carrots to hide in a variety of other foods :)

117 | Johanne

November 17th, 2011 at 6:56 am


a delicious cream of leek would be excellent!!

118 | Megan

November 17th, 2011 at 10:25 am


I would use it to bake quiche! It would make the pastry, grate the cheese AND chop the onions! Hey presto! 20 mins instead of an hour +!

119 | Lex

November 17th, 2011 at 10:31 am


I’m a huge fan of KitchenAid products, I have one of their blenders still in active service after 15 years!

What would I make with this? Well, likely I’d use it for making French Onion Soup. My quick recipe is here http://foodists.ca/2006/12/04/french-onion-soup.html If you have more time, slice those onions and get them in the oven at about 325 in a heavy covered dish and roast them until they are dark sticky! Then skip you can skip the flour in the quick recipe.
We make this about once every 2 weeks in the fall. It reheats beautifully and freezes too. The frozen leftovers, even a little, works great to add a little extra flavour to any braising liquid, stock or sauce that is happy with onions. (i.e. don’t add it to your raspberry coulis… though… maybe in the right measure and implementation… oh dear… tangent !)

Good luck everyone!

120 | Karen

November 17th, 2011 at 10:33 am


Wow! I’d use it to make this crazy Christmas dip. AND THEN I WOULD EAT IT BY MYSELF.

Bottom layer:
1 bag fresh cranberries (or frozen, thawed)
1 whole seedless navel orange, halved
1 cup granulated sugar

Middle layer:
250g cream cheese
250 ml whipping cream

Top layer:
1.5 cups coarsely grated old cheddar

1. Dump cranberries, whole orange (don’t even peel it!) and sugar into your shiny new food processor. Whizz until the mixture is a coarse paste, like a pesto. Spread
in bottom of wide-bottomed serving dish. Rinse processor.

2. Process middle layer ingredients until they’re light and whippy. Dollop and spread over top of the cranberry mixture.

3. Scatter shredded cheese over top, and refrigerate until ready to serve. It’s remarkably good with Breton crackers – or a large spoon, alone, at midnight, in the light of the refrigerator.

121 | judy staley

November 17th, 2011 at 11:30 am


They are especially useful for chopping onions and herbs, making pesto, or shredding cheese.

cheesy potato casserole
The recipe
2 Tbsp/30 mL melted butter

2/3 cup/150 mL half-and-half (light cream)

1/2 cup/125 mL cream cheese, softened

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups/375 mL grated cheese

1 tsp/5 mL dried thyme



3 large potatoes

Preheat oven to 400F/205C.

Grease a 9×13″ baking dish with the butter.

In a large bowl, whisk together the half-and-half and the cream cheese.

Add the eggs to the bowl.
Whisk until smooth.

Grate the cheese.
Add it to the bowl.

Add the thyme, salt and pepper to the bowl.

Grate the potatoes.
Add them to the bowl.
Mix well.

Spread in the baking dish.

Bake until golden brown and very crisp on top (about 50-60 minutes).

?There is no need to wash the food processor after grating the cheese and before grating the potatoes.

?You can choose to peel the potatoes or not. (I don’t.) If not, give them a good scrub,

122 | Susan Margaret

November 17th, 2011 at 11:45 am


I really want to win this prize because I don’t have a food processor and I’d desperately love to have one!

I would use my food processor to make large batches of cookies – I really want to make gift baskets for my family and friends this holiday season and having a food processor to help me make them would allow me to make larger batches and would make the process So much easier!

123 | gibberish

November 17th, 2011 at 12:40 pm


If I was lucky enough to win, I’d make coleslaw. Don’t really have a recipe to share, as I’m one of those challenged cooks…

124 | Erin B.

November 17th, 2011 at 12:48 pm


I would make “Cheesey Potatoes” — they actually contain no potatoes at all….it’s cauliflower and cheese!! (my autistic son eats them every night and he’s a picky eater!)

125 | Maryann

November 17th, 2011 at 1:12 pm


I would shred up a bunch of root veggies – beets, sweet potatoes, potatoes, parsnips – and fry them up in a pan with olive oil, rosemary, thyme and salt. Kinda like hash browns only shreddier and tastier.

126 | Reshma

November 17th, 2011 at 1:57 pm


I would love this KitchenAid food processor! I think I woud make hummus with it, banana bread, and grate potatoes and zucchini for latkes!

127 | Gemma

November 17th, 2011 at 2:50 pm


I’d use it to make homemade coleslaw…I hate grating the carrots!

128 | Roz

November 17th, 2011 at 5:42 pm


What a great giveaway! If I won, it sure would come in handy with preparing Christmas dinner.

I love making sweet potatoes – no real recipe, just boiled and peeled sweet potatoes, thrown in the food processor, good amount of butter, splash of orange juice, splash of sherry, salt and pepper. puree together. NOM!

129 | SweetPanda

November 17th, 2011 at 7:06 pm


I would use it to make the Chicken Fajitas. Here is the link of the recipe:


130 | Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

November 17th, 2011 at 10:40 pm


I have never had one so don’t really know what I would make (but I will start making yummy things if I win) but I know for sure I would make smoothies
brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

131 | Tara GAuthier

November 17th, 2011 at 11:24 pm


I have never had a food processor but would love it for helping out when make freezer meals. I try to make up 5-10 meals at time which can be lots of veggie chopping and slicing and this would be awesome. Plus every time I come across a recipe that calls for a food processor I would have one. I love Kitchenaid stuff!!

132 | Tina

November 18th, 2011 at 12:31 am


I would love to have a food processor. I would make is hummus (with extra garlic), puree veggies, make smoothies and cookies.

133 | Suze

November 18th, 2011 at 9:39 am


Oooh. I would love this. I would use it to make my Mom’s amazing Carrot Cake which I’ve been dying to try to make Gluten-Free but since I do not have one of these lovely wonders and I’m not all that terribly inclined to shred a pound of carrots by hand, I have yet to try. I’d link to the recipe but it’s hand written in my mom’s recipe box…

134 | Katy Watts

November 18th, 2011 at 9:39 am


It’s not what would be made but could be made! Soups, sauces, cakes and probably some spectacular failures too.

135 | Todd

November 18th, 2011 at 9:54 am


A food processor would be great. Home made Humus would be great.

136 | Cath in Ottawa

November 18th, 2011 at 10:50 am


Oh I would love this! It would get its first and best workout making my mum’s orange cranberry relish at Christmas that usually reduces either the mini Cuisinart or one of us to tears each year! Thanks for the great giveaway!

137 | nicolthepickle

November 18th, 2011 at 11:25 am


I would make salsa. I’ve made it before but this would be so much faster.
My recipe is written on a scrap piece of paper. No links, and I think it would make a very long comment. :P

138 | Jennie

November 18th, 2011 at 3:13 pm


I would love to have this in my kitchen! I would finally be able to make the white kidney bean and sundried tomato dip (found in a cook book Mum has) that killed my blender…

139 | Alison in Ottawa

November 18th, 2011 at 9:26 pm


It would be great to have one of these! I have a very old cuisinart with many different parts but almost every part is cracked or chipped in some way. I use it mostly to make vegetarian lasagna (It is from an Anne Lindsay cookbook). It shreds zuchini and shreds cheese (freshly shredded cheese tastes so much better than a piece of cheese, or preshredded cheese).

140 | Marti

November 18th, 2011 at 10:06 pm


These would be a lot easier with a food processor:

Not to mention all the potential for quickly slicing all the garden produce for quick blanching and freezing.

141 | Marla

November 18th, 2011 at 11:54 pm


If I won I would make homemade baby food :)

142 | Laura Purdy

November 19th, 2011 at 8:21 am


I’d use it to make soups. I’ve been wanting one for years!

143 | freeshopper

November 19th, 2011 at 9:31 am


Tomato salsa recipe is what I would make. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

144 | Hollie

November 19th, 2011 at 10:15 am


Love this, and you know my birthday is right around the corner! I so NEEED a food processor and this would make a great one!

And I am going to suggest a firey Moroccan harissa as the recipe to try…think North African delight! This spicy mix is a great side condiment.


145 | Jen

November 19th, 2011 at 11:54 am


I would give it to my husband for Christmas. He makes a great coleslaw and he would also use it for soups. He doesn’t use recipes…

146 | Avanika {Yumsilicious Bakes}

November 19th, 2011 at 12:26 pm


I would love to win this. I’m assuming a Canada address will work? I’d probably healthy up my habits, making smoothies and stuff.

147 | Amy D.

November 19th, 2011 at 11:21 pm


I love to make hummus and do it by hand right now. It takes a little work to get it really smooth. A food processor would come in handy for making bread dough too.

Hummus Recipe:
2 cups chick peas (cooked from dry or canned & drained)
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup sour cream
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons Hellman’s Mayo
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper

*Puree till smooth, or mashed by hand. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

148 | ikkinlala

November 20th, 2011 at 12:36 pm


I’d probably start with a white bean and toasted almond dip (sorry, no recipe – I’ve never actually made this, but the idea’s been in my head for a while and I don’t have a food processor right now to try it).

149 | StuffedOttawa

November 20th, 2011 at 3:27 pm


My dad use to make the best scalloped potatoes and would use the food processor to thinly slice the potatoes to perfection. I don’t have the same recipe, but might try this one: http://www.canadianliving.com/food/classic_scalloped_potatoes.php

150 | Mark W

November 20th, 2011 at 10:10 pm


With a good food processor I could grind almonds and hazelnuts, meaning I would finally get around to making my Mom’s incredible Linzer Torte recipe! Details are here: http://wiki.ottawafoodies.com/doku.php?id=recipes:linzer_torte

151 | Suzanne C

November 20th, 2011 at 10:40 pm


Having a food processor could open a lot of doors in terms of my cooking! I have never had one and I’ve been watching Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals and really enjoying his quick recipes.

The first thing I would cook if I won is the Green Curry, Crispy Chicken, Kimchee slaw and Rice noodles:


I can’t imagine what cooking with a processor is like and not having to chop everything so painstakingly!

Fingers crossed :)

152 | Katie

November 20th, 2011 at 10:55 pm


Happy Holiday planning!

A beautiful mixer like this might be able to blend the oatmeal, grate the chocolate, and then cream and mix the ingredients to my favourite chocolate chip cookies that I know as the $250 cookie recipe.
The story is a hoax, but these cookies are the best!


153 | shannon

November 21st, 2011 at 2:33 am


it’s would be great thing for all the christmas baking my mom and sister and I will be doing – shortbread, pies, cookies and all sorts of other treats not to mention all the appetizer goodies for friends and family!! So helpful – it’s definitely on my wish list!

154 | Vivian Cheng

November 21st, 2011 at 10:19 am


Oooh, if I had a food processor, it’d certainly cut down the prep time for making cauliflower fried “rice” (it’s a low-carb version of Chinese fried rice, a guide to making it is here: http://nomnompaleo.com/post/3195098303/asian-cauliflower-fried-rice) Basically, you finely cut or food process cauliflower florets into rice-sized pieces and stir fry in other ingredients like you would for regular fried rice, but it’s low-carb. Tastes convincingly like regular fried rice.

155 | Debbie Marchand

November 21st, 2011 at 10:25 am


I think I would make some kind of stuffing for fresh ravioli and also could use it to make a sauce

156 | Dawn Comber

November 21st, 2011 at 10:35 am


Many, many yummy foods! Some that come to mind are: smoothies, veggie soups, impossible quiche. But top of mind is pastry – my mother’s good old fashioned way. Here’s the closest recipe I could find http://www.divine.ca/en/recipes/c_72_i_8303/never-fail-crisco-pie-crust-1.html.
A little secret: reduce the amount of flour (by perhaps as much as 1/4 of a cup) so that you don’t have to worry about rolling out the dough and making it stiff!

157 | krista

November 21st, 2011 at 10:39 am


I would love this, and would use it to make pesto! and carrot cake! and coleslaw! …

Great giveaway!

158 | Emma Walpole

November 21st, 2011 at 11:17 am


I would love this to make my shortbread and would also use to make babyfood

159 | Devan @ Accustomed Chaos

November 21st, 2011 at 11:18 am


i would love to use this to make homemade salsas! huge fan but have not made it from scratch yet so far.

160 | Meghan

November 21st, 2011 at 11:20 am


Oh my! If I won this, I would actually be able to puree soups again! Haven’t done it since my separation almost 2 years ago because “our” food processor was the ex’s so he got the food processor in our divorce. ;)

Carrot puree soup…
Veggie puree soup…
Spicy Lentil puree soup…

Mmmm, I’m drooling just thinking about it! If I win, I’ll pull out the recipies again, and post them on my blog because I’ll be so excited to actually be able to eat pureed soup again!

161 | Angie

November 21st, 2011 at 11:20 am


I would make my favourite soups: Leek & Potato and Butternut Squash

162 | Jill

November 21st, 2011 at 11:22 am


I love KitchenAid and would dearly love a food processor, especially since it would help make these pistachio-orange cookies a breeze to create! http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/110147939.html

163 | Karina

November 21st, 2011 at 11:23 am


There are tons that I would make with this but now that winter is coming I would have to say soup would be number 1 like this one. from http://www.cookitsimply.com

Country Vegetable Soup – serves 6

1 kg (2 lb) mixed root vegetables – carrots, celery, Jerusalem artichokes, leeks, onions, parsnips, potatoes, swedes, turnips, etc.
75 g (3 oz) butter or margarine
2 cloves garlic, sliced
bay leaf
salt and pepper to taste
300 ml (1/2 pt) good chicken or vegetable stock
a little grated cheese to garnish (optional)
1. Wash and prepare the vegetables, trimming and peeling where necessary, and slice them.

2. Heat the butter or margarine in a large pan and add the vegetables, garlic, bay leaf, and a little salt and pepper.

3. Stir well, then cover and cook slowly for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Add the stock, bring to the boil, then cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

5. Remove the bay leaf. Strain the soup, reserving the liquid.

6. Coarsely mash or blend half the vegetables. Add to the liquid.

7. Sieve or liquidize the remaining vegetables until they form a thick puree.

8. Add to the soup, reheat and taste for seasoning.

9. Spoon into individual bowls and serve sprinkled with grated cheese, if wished.

164 | Alexa

November 21st, 2011 at 11:26 am


Right now I have a tiny food processor with two settings. What was I thinking when I bought it?!? I’d use this to prep curry pastes from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution book. My little food processor just isn’t up to the task of processing them the way I want them.

165 | Kathy

November 21st, 2011 at 11:27 am


No recipe link, sorry. I’d just use it to slice and slice and slice….

166 | Gail

November 21st, 2011 at 11:30 am


With 3 boys this would come in very handy! I would use it for my holiday baking, such as butter tarts, cookies and pies! I would also use it for every day use from breakfast to dinner to snacks! Thanks for the chance!

167 | Renée

November 21st, 2011 at 11:32 am


Squash soup!! I eat squash pretty much everyday and I keep telling myself that one day I will make soup out of that squash, but I just can’t bring my lazy butt to do it with my tiny single shot magic bullet (which I love, don’t get me wrong).

Super cool giveaway, Andrea! Have fun announcing the winner :)

168 | Kimberly

November 21st, 2011 at 11:32 am


Oooh… I would make sweet basil tapenade (from Veganomicon) and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan). Yum!

169 | Deb

November 21st, 2011 at 11:33 am


I made a sweet potato soup last week and I was cursing my lack of a food processor! I started with my (very old) blender and when that wasn’t doing the job I resorted to my handheld. It eventually got the job done, but sheesh! I need a food processor!

170 | Lee-Ann Sleegers

November 21st, 2011 at 11:35 am


I would love the KitchenAid food processor because I don’t have one and I tried to make a recipe this weekend that required the use of one only to end up with a huge mess and not so edible appetizers.

171 | Hema

November 21st, 2011 at 11:37 am


Oh my goodness, there’s so much I could do with this. Fall & winter = hearty soups and this food processor would make it easier to get all those veggies chopped.

It would also come in handy to practice all the new recipes I’m learing in pastry class…practice means lots of baked good to give away to friends. Everyone wins! :)

172 | Scatteredmom

November 21st, 2011 at 11:40 am


There are SO many things that I’d make. My food processor is tiny and old-so old that I can’t really use it, and skip many recipes because of that. My best friend has the 10 cup Kitchen Aid and I drool over it all the time. We’ve made these muffins with it.. http://www.chasingtomatoes.ca/2010/08/carrot-gingerbread-muffins.html

A machine like that would be WELL used in my kitchen. :)

173 | Susan Ovington

November 21st, 2011 at 11:52 am


I do not own a food processor, so at Christmas everything is done by hand. I would love to win one to make my Sweet Potato Casserole, and my chocolate chip cookies!
It would also look great out on my kitchen counter!

174 | Dan Craig

November 21st, 2011 at 11:54 am


I would love this Food Processor. I had one from my mom about 10 years ago, I remember making some great food with it…I love how it is SO easy to slice things up! This recipes is stolen, but it’s SO GOOD! every time I make it for a party people love it, and it’s so easy!
2 packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup mayonnaise
1 can chopped green chilies, drained
2 ounces canned diced jalapeno peppers, drained
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Mix everything but the Parm together, sprinkle the Parm on top, bake it for 30 mins at 350 until the cheese starts to brown…

175 | Sarah (mrsgryphon)

November 21st, 2011 at 11:55 am


I have many kitchen appliances, but a food processor is not one of them! I would love to experiment – I’ve never had one, so not sure what I would make! Maybe chop and puree for soups, since it’s my goal to make homemade soup at least once a week this winter :)

176 | missbobloblaw

November 21st, 2011 at 12:09 pm


I would use this to make apple pie!

177 | Jen

November 21st, 2011 at 12:12 pm


Man oh man, I would love to win this KitchenAid Food Processor. It is actually on my Christmas Dream List. I would make everything with this beauty. It would make life easier…is that too much to hope? I can’t think of a meal I wouldn’t use the food processor for…here are a couple of examples…
Thanks for this opportunity!

178 | Steph

November 21st, 2011 at 12:15 pm


Ah, I’d absolutely love this! I’d make soups and pestos and more soups.

180 | Stephanie

November 21st, 2011 at 12:21 pm


Love KitchenAid products! No recipe link, but here’s my fave (fast) thing to do in a food processor: guacamole!! 2 avocados (peeled and pitted), juice from half a lemon (I prefer lemon over lime but either is fine!), 1 clove garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Whizz it all up and presto, great guacamole!

181 | Luciana

November 21st, 2011 at 12:29 pm


I would love to win this; not for me but for the organization I work for – a local non-profit serving women of Ottawa. Every year they have a program called Happy and Healthy Cooking where they get together, rent a cooking facility and teach women not only how to cook international dishes but also how to stay healthy and happy while doing that. Since the program has no funding and it is run on volunteer basis by the staff, they will so deserve this high quality piece of equipment.

They could very well cook a dish like Palak Paneer – the one I cooked last night: http://www.flickr.com/photos/luciana_nechita/6372794019/in/photostream

Recipe here: http://www.healthylivingindia.org/2010/12/palak-paneer-recipe.html

182 | Sara G.

November 21st, 2011 at 12:31 pm


KitchenAid rocks! Among other things, I would totally make these graham crackers: http://weelicious.com/2010/09/01/graham-crackers/

183 | Anne

November 21st, 2011 at 12:32 pm


I’d love to win this so that I could gift it to my foodie friend who’s so graciously handling multiple jobs & family illness. She’s the best. And I’ll bet she’d start with cookies & share them, too!

Recipe link: Kamut shortbread – love it!


184 | Lesli

November 21st, 2011 at 12:36 pm


I like making hummus with the food processor. It`s so much faster and smoother with a food processor, unfortunately my food processor bit the dust recently. Here`s a hummus recipe for you:



185 | Kelly Adams

November 21st, 2011 at 12:36 pm


This would make my life SO MUCH easier! I have celiac disease and make the majority of what i eat from scratch… this would be amazing for so many of my recipes! especially when it comes to making burgers or dressings…esp guacamole! I LOVE KITCHENAID and really really hope i win this. *fingers crossed* here is the guacamole recipe i would love to make without having to mash it by hand: http://www.celiac.com/articles/22277/1/Summertime-Guacamole-Gluten-Free/Page1.html

186 | andrea

November 21st, 2011 at 1:03 pm


Hmm. My blog clock is wrong, but it’s officially noon where I am, so comments are officially closed to new entries. Stay tuned for the winner!

187 | Erin

November 21st, 2011 at 1:07 pm


It will match my new appliances :)

188 | andrea

November 21st, 2011 at 1:12 pm


Random.org has spoken! The winning comment is #34 – Jen_nifer – who writes:

“I would love to make really thick milkshakes with this. I find traditional blenders require a lot more liquid to work, this baby should make a great shake!

And bean dip. A can of beans, a little water, and the right spices, then pour into small casserole dish topped with shredded cheddar cheese and pop it into the oven until the cheese is melted (5-10 minutes).”

Yay Jen! I will send you an email ASAP and we will work out the details!

Thank you for all your entries and GREAT recipe ideas, and thank you KitchenAid for sponsoring such a great giveaway!

189 | Natalie

November 24th, 2011 at 12:13 pm


WOW! What a giveaway! been wanting one of theses for oh 8 years!!! Christmas is coming… When I had a working food processor Iused it ofen making pizza dough and then slicing all the topping and shredding the cheese…so much easier! LOl

190 | Jen_nifer

December 14th, 2011 at 10:54 pm


I received the food processor today. It looks gorgeous and I’m looking forward to using it. I’m back at this post to look for recipes!

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