7 random facts and a cuisinart giveaway

There’s this thing going around called 7 random facts; I first saw it on Choosing Raw here. Even though I’m not personally into most of the memes that hit the blogosphere, I do enjoy reading the ones that give me a glimpse about the people behind the blogs I read, especially those of us who tend to keep there personal lives kinda out of the spotlight. It’s kinda fun, you know?

Also I needed some good filler text to go above my giveaway today.

So here goes. If you’re totally bored by my one-way-interview with myself, just skip on down to the bottom where I’m giving away a cuisinart mini processor. Because I  you. (UPDATE: Contest has ended. Thanks everyone for playing! )

1) I have a green smoothie and a giant salad for breakfast and lunch (respectively) almost every single day. I mostly post sugar and fat laden goodies on this here blog, cause I LOVE sugar and fat and I think dessert is the best, but when I’m pounding away on my computer or busy at work in the kitchen, what I crave are greens! Lots of them. Typical smoothies include spinach, kale, chard, collards, and dandelions along with frozen bananas or grapes, apples or carrots, berries (and some chocolate on occasion). For my salads I tend to stick to mixed greens and kale, tomatoes, fruit, nuts, seeds, hummus or other bean based dressings and cukes.

2) Martha Stewart is my hero. I’ve loved her since I was just a teenager—judge me if you must, but that woman knows what’s up about a lot of things. She even spoke out against factory farming just recently. In case you missed that… check it.

3) Phones and I do not get along. Unless it’s for business, a call from my husband, or a call to catch up with an awesome friend or family member, I’d rather let it go…straight to voice-mail. I’m much better with email. :\

4) I’m the youngest of 4 kids, with my brother –who is closest to my age–being 9 years older than me. I became an aunt in the 2nd grade, and I loved it because I had so many different ages around me to influence my childhood. I always felt like I had the best of both worlds: growing up almost as an only child in my household, and still having a lot of family around to keep things interesting.

5) I love white chocolate. Especially home-made. The smell of cocoa butter can make this girl’s knees weak.

6) I buy almost all of my clothing from thrift stores or vintage retailers online. The only exceptions being jeans, certain types of shoes which I stock up on every few years or so, and a few random items I’ve picked up if I’m in a pinch and need them fast. My wardrobe is an ever growing collection of strange and iconic fashion trends from decades past and present.

7) Even though I am obsessed with getting new cookbooks, I rarely ever cook from them; instead I treat them like collectors items on my bookshelf and as wonderful reading material and eye candy. I used to cook from every cookbook I could get my hands on when I was a little girl, and I loved it… somewhere along the line I just stopped. Now for dinner I’m much more of an improvisational kinda gal, partially out of thrifty-ness and partially out of a craving to create.

Okay! Enough about me, here’s the details of what I’m giving away. I asked my friends on facebook if they would give me some ideas about their fave small kitchen appliance, and although a VitaMix was the most popular choice, it’s not quite in my budget for this particular giveaway. Ahem. But! I love my food processor and a mini one just like this can be used for chopping/mixing/pureeing up small amounts of foods for all kinds of nifty reasons. And these come in fun colors. So here’s the deal:

1) Up for grabs is 1 cuisinart 3 cup mini food processor in any 1 color you see below.

2) To enter, just leave a comment telling me your favorite color of the bunch. If you win, you get that color. If you don’t tell me your favorite color, I’ll pick for you. :)

3) Contest open to USA residents only. Sorry, friends in other parts of the world.

4) Contest closes next Monday (February 6th) at midnight EST.

5) Wait for me to announce contest winner on Tuesday (February 7th). Winners will be selected using random number generator.

Easy, huh? Good luck!

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391 Responses to 7 random facts and a cuisinart giveaway

  1. Bitt says:

    Green! I have a big smoothie and salad daily too. I hope you post a vegan white chocolate recipe sometime.

  2. Jessica says:

    Wow great giveaway! I’d pick chrome since I have no idea what color my kitchen in my new apartment will be :)

  3. Annie says:

    Chrome or turquoise. I would love either!

  4. Katrina says:

    I like magenta!

  5. Scott says:

    You ROCK!

  6. I would love to have one of these–it’s the perfect size for my shoebox kitchen. And I’d have to go with green :)

  7. Amy says:

    Chrome, definitely. Looks gorgeous!

  8. matthew says:

    I like the chrome the best!

  9. Stefanie says:

    That chrome may not be as fun as the other colors, but it seems pretty classy and would match my toaster oven :)

  10. Leah says:

    Turquoise! I have blue and silver tiles in my kitchen, and I would feel oh-so-matchy if I had that cute lil guy on my counter!

  11. sara says:

    I’d be all about magenta – so cute! :)

  12. Amber says:

    I love the turquoise. Its the same color as my daughter Piper’s eyes!

  13. karen beth says:

    Love the turquoise! What a nice pop of color!

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  14. Gail says:

    ORANGE! I agree with you…loathe the phone, love the thrift store.

  15. Angie says:

    Tough decision but I think turquoise.

  16. Stephanie says:

    The orange one is awesome.

  17. Ellen says:

    Love the green – so cheery!

  18. Chelsea D. says:

    Such a nice giveaway! So many cute colors, but I think turqoise in the kitchen is a match made in heaven!

  19. Danielle Atkins says:

    green just like my diet!

  20. Mariah says:

    Turquoise! It’s so pretty!

  21. Adrienne says:

    pink pink pink i love pink

  22. Marlee says:

    The turquoise one is precious, not a color you see much of these days.

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  24. val s. says:

    i’m pretty drawn to that turquoise one, personally!

  25. Chris says:

    Green! I love the green one.

  26. Cindy says:

    I love the chrome one!

  27. Andrea says:

    I love the magenta one!! What a way to perk up my kitchen!! Great giveaway!!

  28. Jon-Michael says:

    Pink. I hear it’s what real men wear, so I assume it’s what real men cook with as well.

  29. Greta Anderson says:

    My Favorite color is the Turquoise!

  30. Mallory says:

    Those are so cute! I love the orange one.

  31. Taylor says:

    I’m going to go with Magenta. I need some hot pink in my kitchen :) Thanks!

  32. Melinda says:

    I love the turquoise one – so retro. I love that you have salad for breakfast in addition to your green smoothie. I’m going to have to give that a try especially on a day that I have breakfast for dinner :o)

  33. Kate says:

    Magenta! A bright spot of color is what my kitchen would like. Thank you!

  34. megan johns says:

    turquoise!!! such a cute color! can’t wait to make my vegan delicious dishes with it! ooo hope u pick me!! <3

  35. Emily says:

    I’m swooning for the chrome. If I win, I will be one happy cook indeed.

    I’m with you on the phone hate. I have not had any sort of phone for the past month and it’s been the BEST. Yet alas, my work requires me to buy one so eventually such joys will fade.

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  37. Rick says:

    The turquoise one looks great…

  38. Katrina says:

    O love the pink one since pink is my favorite color… :)

  39. Amy says:

    I like the turquoise one!

  40. Gloria says:

    I love the colors, but I think chrome might be my favorite for matching my kitchen appliances. You and I have VERY similar food tastes … at least certainly as salads go (and every day and for lunch…)

  41. Chrome! It looks all professional-like ;)

    PS – I LURVE white chocolate too! Better than the dark stuff, even!

  42. Sarah says:

    Have to go with turquoise – my favorite color!

  43. Skye says:

    I’m totally in love with the turquoise!

  44. elna clark says:

    I would love to have a little cuisinart. What a thoughtful giveaway. I would LOVE to win.

  45. Debbie Swanson says:

    I am totally in love with that hot magenta color!

  46. ariel says:

    I <3 the turquoise one and mine has nearly died twice now, so it's time for a new one…!!!

  47. Mike Joiner says:

    chrome, pick an old guy trying to eat healthy

  48. Caitlin says:

    hmmm…i choose…magenta!

  49. Moira says:

    I absolutely adore the green one! This is such a generous giveaway!

  50. Heather says:

    Chrome! All my appliances are either chrome or candy apple red (save the vitamix). :)

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