[…] superior nut grinding ability you can even make nut butters, like  homemade Nutella or  homemade pasta! My mother in law made me an unforgettable smoothie in her blendtec of cottage cheese, unsweetened coconut, frozen pineapple and mango. Love making morning smoothies with my blender! I don’t think so. Pulse basil in a food processor with olive oil until a fine paste. How I long for a big girl blender. I pinned- http://pinterest.com/pin/285697170082741687/, My blender is slowly dying due to our recent smoothie habits…, I pinned the recipe. Thank you for offering such a great giveaway, I am currently without a blender. In a blender, mix together basil leaves, eggs, and oil. My favorite things to make with a blender is Raspberry Daiquiri , I shared this post on Facebook. Taste and, if not done to your preference, continue boiling for up to two more minutes (so 2-4 minutes total). Each time I’m at the store Ill text my hubby and he says, “Is it in the budget?”…nope, not yet! After my initial shock of the carnage I scooted him out and cleaned it up. My blender is tough to take apart. Last time I attempted to make a smoothie and realized I didn’t have protein powder or fruits . In a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. I would love to be able to make doughs and nut butters and salsa with it! My first blender broke when I put the glass pitcher in the freezer with its contents. Great giveaway opportunity! So, yeah, I need one. I think I might just give it a whirl. I would LOVE to win this blender!! My blender is on its last legs. We dote on smoothies around here and my son is starting to make protein drinks after his gym workouts. https://twitter.com/Kmmlynch/status/256438007161315328. ), http://pinterest.com/pin/262264378271487448/. My blender just doesn’t get the use it used to before I had kids…. Follow the Basic Pasta Dough recipe. Hang to dry on a pasta rack, or let stand on a clean towel for one hour. My blender went out @ 3 mos. I love making green smoothies, but my blender now leaves lots of chunks…i would love a Blendtec for smooth smoothies! It will be so helpful. I really like adding vegetables to homemade pasta, especially spinach or beetroot, however I have never made basil pasta. Pour the basil and egg mixture into the well. Keepin’ it simple for the midweek recipes. A winner will be chosen at random using Random.org from all eligible entries. My blender is old and cheap, so it hardly ever gets the job done, especially for smoothies. Nothing like your ingredients seeping out from the bottom. Also like to try making homemade almond butter – preservative free! I’d love a new one! Thank you for the giveaway. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat (about 12 to 15 minutes). I’ve still got fresh basil too… So let’s make it happen! My current blender sounds like a lawn mower in the kitchen, it is so loud. Place basil in a food processor, cover and process until finely chopped. This pasta looks splendid. Add egg, 1 teaspoon oil and the water until dough ball forms. Berry colored yogurt & soy milk everywhere. I would love a Blendtec. My homemade recipe for traditional basil pesto. My blender is very tired and doesn’t get happy very easily. smoothies for my preschoolers. I have hit the blade several times when trying to push the ingredients down. Needless to say our blender ended up in the garbage that night! Season generously with salt and pepper. Thanks for the great recipes. Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to have a blender again especially for fruit smoothies and sauces. I had to get rid of our last blender cause we lost the top for it. It started shaking furiously and the jar “jumped” off the base and shattered on the floor. https://twitter.com/Gothlyric/status/255402377023221760. I finally decided to just TRY IT and loved, loved, loved how it turned out! Hi! Looking for more homemade pasta? It’d be nice to have a blender that didn’t leave giant chunks of ice in my margaritas , I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/Dinky_Diner/status/254418906180100097. I’d love a nice blender again. LOL, I feel much the way you do when the produce starts to disappear. Have sooo been wanting a new blender for smoothies! we love to make smoothies! forgot to leave web address: https://pinterest.com/pin/177821885258297865/, I would love a blender that just worked rather then make lots , lots of noise. We usually make smoothies in our blender. This always sends me into a sort of frenzy where I suddenly feel as though I need to buy every single apple available, stack case upon case of tomatoes in the trunk, consider the finer points of freezing and blanching and canning and preserving and literally bite off more than I can chew in each department. Blender troubles!? If your olive oil … My first blender was a wedding gift. We are big into smoothies and make them daily, but my favorite thing to make if I had a serious blender would be nut butters and grinding wheat. Cook noodles in boiling salted water for 4 - 5 minutes or until tender, drain and serve. I love to bake and cook, and this Blendtec (and your amazing recipes) would mean a lot to me! (Incidentally, pictured above is my 6-year-old. I would love to win a new blender. LOL I would love this one! I used it almost daily so you can imagine how much I am missing it. Oops. I shared on Twitter via a tweet: Not the motor…the piece that secures the pitcher to the base. I need to get more veggies into my family – a Blentec would do the trick! 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil s. Mix flour, basil and salt. Absolutely fantastic!!! I love making smoothies, blender is my best friend in the kitchen. And it makes it really hard to make half the awesome recipes I find out there without one! they love it & it’s the best way i can sneak extra protein & greens in without them knowing. It would be a blessings to win a blender like this one! Great giveaway!!!! That is a problem since we have smoothies and protein shakes often. I imagine her Patronus to be a Seuss-like mix of Hedwig and Fawkes. I need this beauty! tweeted about the giveaway Would LOVE this! http://pinterest.com/pin/229472543484721117/. Would love a commercial upgrade to make homemade nut butters, veggie dips and smoothies too! (Yes, I am rereading Harry Potter with my 8-year-old.) Thanks for sharing! Roll up jelly roll style and cut into 1/4 inch slices. The key to this recipe is to use fresh everything. A new blender would be heaven sent! Place first 9 ingredients and, if desired, dried crushed red pepper in a Dutch oven in order of ingredient list. My favorite thing to make is a breakfast green smoothie. I would love to make frozen fruit smoothies with no problem . Advertisement. , My Blendtec woe is that I didn’t own mine when I was making baby food for my kids! The key to a smooth and creamy basil pesto is the use of a food processor. I think I need a Blendtec! I make coleslaw in my blender: add cabbage wedges (this should be done in several stages), fill blender with water. I make my own baby food, and I’ve wanted a Blendtec for SO LONG!! I have yet to find a blender that came will actually get all the chunks! On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for about 3 to 4 minutes. I lost my blender a little over a month ago when I was making a sauce for a light cajun pasta. I have another baby now who starts solids in just a few months, so I’d love to give it a try! Our current blender, which was supposed to be a good one according to multiple respected sources, began leaking at the base several months ago. Thanks for the chance! Not much, but ABSOLUTLY would like more power for more options! I haven’t found a blender that handles the ice or hard veggies well for more than a couple months, so I just stopped buying them and I simply can’t afford Blendtec. They both love it. Do realize it’s over….looks like a nice blender…so posted any way! I feel like there should be more to do with your blender, tho. https://twitter.com/Serene_streams/status/254388593592774660, Shared on Facebook as well – thanks so much – as my current blender is on its last blade! My 7 year old is obsessed right now. i’m a fan of your blogs and oh i’d love to get a blendtec too! My 2 year old daughter and I make green smoothies together everyday! I make this recipe with fresh-picked strawberries and fresh basil grown in my own herb garden. Our first blender burnt out within a couple years of marriage. I love making green smoothies. time includes waiting for the pasta to dry, Total Carbohydrate My favorite thing to make with a blender would have to be smoothies! Plus, I just pureed a lot of pumpkin and it would come in handy for some new recipes I want to try. This pasta looks amazing and what a great giveaway! What a treat! ️. this would be amazing! Definitely would like to try this basil pasta recipe! Apparently the seal on the bottom just gave it up. How I adore basil anything, especially pasta! I actually have a blendtec. Wow my blender is way too loud and I have to shake it all the time just to get it to blend. I am so so desperate for a Blendtec Blender. Fast and a healthy breakfast. Only chunky “blended” food. I have been wanting a Blendtec for sooooo long. The new Waring units aren’t even remotely that good. I have been dying to get my hands on a blendtec blender!! Pulse until smooth, though some flecks of basil are expected. Shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/evrywoman/status/254502514018369537. my current blender requires the numerous stop and stir method to get any ingredients to smoothy consistency… it does the job- but the Blendtec sounds glorious! While straining he will throw a tantrum right next to me because of the wait; he’s 1.5 by the way. For Bonus Entries: Thanks for the chance to win! Good quality olive oil makes a big difference here, but if cheap is all you have then it still does the job. I have been wanting to try some recipes with pureed cashews and this would be perfect! And the clean-up of the Blendtec is TO DIE FOR:). I used to make all kinds of drinks and quick snack for my friends and family until mine decided to spill its guts everywhere. (Jennyd19), http://pinterest.com/pin/231442868321584499/. . We use our blender mostly for smoothie type drinks. My blender doesnt like to blend ice. Thanks for the great review! I think i put too much stuff in the blender then it overheated. My blender had the base crack. I like making frozen margaritas and sangrias in my blenders! I would go crazy with healthy smoothie shakes! So, funny story. I used fresh tomatoes and basil, some olive oil, garlic and some salt and pepper. I’ve exploded a thing or two out of my blender…the most memorable one would be the black beans I was pureeing….pretty sure there is still some stuck on the popcorn ceiling! I imagine that winter comes like the dementors, spreading cold across all that is living, and looking to suck my soul from my body. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl and stir in Parmesan. This is my favorite recipe … My blender is circa 1970 as a wedding present. This is nice, thank you! Thanks for this recipe and the chance to win the blender combo! OOhhh–I need a new blender for smoothies!! I actually just had to throw away my blender…it stopped working for no reason. Step 2. Your email address will not be published. Green smoothies would be a really simple and convenient way to eat my veggies but my blender can’t handle them. I just received a Blendtec but I still haven’t used the twister jar…need to do that ASAP. Oh, and it did it right in the middle of making dinner. The new model is pretty strong, but a BlendTec was on my mind from the start. Process until smooth, for about 1-2 minutes. 12 %, Spaghetti Squash Lasagna (No Pasta Noodles), Pasta & Chinese Udong Noodles in Tomato Sauce & Sardines. Never had a blender that is powerful enough…this seems like a great one! A blendtec has been on my bucket list for so long! Once I filled my jar too full. ha! Mixture should form a stiff dough. Tweet or share the following on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know you did: Enter to win a @Blendtec Wildside Blender via @FoodforMyFamily http://wp.me/puu57-39b #giveaway. My facebook post https://www.facebook.com/rusthawk/posts/322999177798696, Pinterest share: http://pinterest.com/pin/225461525066469936/. Homemade Pasta Recipe Ingredients. While the pasta is cooking, cut the tomatoes in half. I love making soups and smoothies in a blender. I’d love to make your basil pasta, but alas, with my equipment malfunctions, it’s just a dream. I pinned your recipe (would have done it without the giveaway to be honest! This giveaway is provided by Blendtec and will run until Friday, October 12, 2012 at 11:59 pm CDT and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years of age and older. Try Homemade Spinach Fettuccine, Lemon Ricotta Ravioli, and Trofie. I like Blendtec on Facebook and also shared on my wall too! I shared on twitter – https://twitter.com/sandyhills25/status/254327185370935296, I tweeted. Cook fusilli in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but … Basil: Use fresh basil in the recipe and avoid dry or wilted leaves. Basil can be substituted with some mint leaves or a mix of mint and cilantro. Note: You can use the Twister Jar to mix the flour into the pasta dough as well. Homemade basil pesto will typically keep in the fridge for 1 week (follow this basil pesto recipe for all the tips). -Abby S. I make smoothies in my blender every morning, but it is definitely not as powerful as it once was. I was using an immersion blender to make smoothies for a while, but it’s just not the same. Also posted to my/my husbands facebook page just now for blender give-away! Looks delicious. In a medium sized bowl, combine flour and salt. Smoothies and Piña Coladas! The pasta looks amazing too. THANKS!!! I killed my blender a few years ago, and have yet to replace it. That pasta caught my eye indeed. Thanks for the giveaway. OH I would love to make this and its hard to afford stuff like this I do what I can and make anything from scratch from what I have. Love the flavors in these! . This past Sunday we headed off to the farmers market to find the vendors are slowly starting to clear. In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, remaining 1/4 cup basil, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt. Reduce the heat to low and add 1/2 cup pasta water, the pasta, remaining butter, and pecorino. We haven’t had a blender in several years because the jar of ours was glass and we somehow broke it. I’d have given anything to be in your kitchen helping you that Saturday, Shaina. I just found your site and it is great. I can’t wait to make this. Harry Potter – love it! Oh my, my olf favorite blender, an Osterizer 16 speed, finaly died this summer and I mean to tell you, blenders these days leave a lot to be desired! Scary. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours. Make a well in the flour, add the slightly beaten egg, and mix. Ours started smelling and leaking oil, so we had to get rid of ours. I pinned this recipe to my FOOD board. My blender got used so much it literally broke from the inside. I don’t really have any mishap with my blenders. Thanks so much for the chance . tweeted – https://twitter.com/steffers516/status/256208432535838721. I like to think of myself as quite the chef, but I’m operating right now sans: Blender (ours is a joke – It only has 2 buttons that still work…lol), Microwave (ours pooped out and then I bought what turned out to be a broken one from Craigslist…), or a Stand Mixer (how does one make light & airy macrons without one?). 2 cups all-purpose flour. Ah basil pasta. I have decided that it was really an assisted suicide considering that the blender was older than my 12 year old. 36.2 g Add tomatoes, basil, parsley, salt, pepper and sugar; bring to a boil. My boys would devour them quickly. They love it, and so do I! Hi, Shaina! I love to make smoothies,sauces, and salsa!! That is, until we killed one Cuisinart and one older model Hamilton Beach (like an Oster from yesteryear) in the process. Thanks for offering the giveaway. This one looks like it would do way better! I bought a new blender because mine was old and it was expensive to get a new jar. Separate and unroll the slices carefully. https://www.facebook.com/tcarolinep/posts/112413438913539, Shared this recipe on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/pin/177329304049079370/. Pinned on Pinterest! I would love to start making green smoothies in a Blendtec! The pasta looks really yummy! I pinned! with gluten issues, dairy and corn insenitivities we make a whole lot from scratch. Never do this. The one I have is not the best and it needs a lot of help to get going. , Mmmmmm, anything with Basil is absolutely Delish I’ve been making pesto all summer, and now have a freezer full for the winter. 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