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. Mia says:

    Oooh! I love cooking, and tons of recipes call for a food processor, and I don’t have one. This is the perfect opportunity! (:
    I love pink, It’s my favorite color. (:

  2. Nathan says:

    Chrome! Chrome! Chrome!

  3. Steph says:

    Who could resist magenta?!

  4. Kelsey says:

    Hi there! I love white chocolate too, but I haven’t had any since becoming vegan a year ago- I should get on that homemade version soon. Anyway, I love all the colors, but I’d have to go with white so it would match my other appliances. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

  5. Amanda says:

    Ooo, the green is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Sara says:

    I fancy the turquoise one :)

  7. Liz says:

    I am absolutely loving the orange mini-food processor. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway <3

  8. Helen says:

    Orange vs. green, hmmm… GREEN to go with my vegan pesto that I just made for the first time.

  9. Shirah says:

    I love these- the orange matches my teapot. I could really use a cuisinart. my food processor is old and could use some powerful backup

  10. Angie says:

    I love the pink one.. but I choose the white one to match my kitchen.

  11. Anna says:

    Turquoise for sure!!

  12. michelle says:

    I’d love the pink one! I have the matching blender and mixer ;-)

  13. Meredith says:

    I love the Chrome one!

  14. Gretchen says:

    The chrome one would be great. Thanks for the opportunity.

  15. Rosa says:

    i would love the turquoise one! such a happy color!

  16. Adriana oliveira says:

    I love all of them! Especially the orange…

  17. So pretty! The turquoise! The green? My daughter can never know there’s a pink or she’ll be mad at me for not picking that one.

    I really need this – my Cuisinart keeps breaking :( Currently I have a busted cup and a breaking blade.

  18. Susan says:

    Hello – Just discovered your blog…amazing! What a wonderful and generous giveaway this is! My favorite is probably the turquoise (I’ve got a retro kitchen) – but white, chrome and pink work too. :)
    p.s. If I win, I promise not to call you to thank you. I will email instead. Haha…I hate phones too!

  19. charli says:

    Actually, color doesn’t matter as much as quality. Saying that if I had to choose, it would probably chrome, if it is indeed real chrome and not silver “coloring”.

    I also get 95% of my clothes, kitchen equipment, furniture, etc in thrift stores, have for decades now; even if I had the cash to buy new, I find the quality of “discarded” things were of better quality than today’s items.

    Thanks for sharing what you do……………….peace

  20. Adriane says:

    I like the chrome one!

    I also collect cookbooks and rarely end up cooking from them. I love when they have pictures!

  21. Sarah G. says:

    Vanilla fan that I am, I’ll go for white. I wonder if you can paint them with fun patterns?

  22. Natalia says:

    I love the green one! :)

  23. Daisy suarez says:

    I love the magenta! Goes with my kitchen.

  24. Lia says:

    Ive been craving a food processor for years that could travel with me. The Turquoise one would be perfect for me!

  25. joelle says:

    We LOVE the magenta one!

  26. Becky S says:

    I love the orange, it’s definitely “Tough Murder” orange! If you’re not sure what that is, feel free to ask ;)

  27. Veronoica says:

    Love the chrome one. Awesome contest! :)

  28. Andrea says:

    Ooh ooh turquoise, definitely! It caught my eye immediately. Then again I am often distracted by pretty objects ;)

  29. Michelle says:

    The orange one – a bright color to brighten my day :)

  30. Diana G. says:

    I would choose the Orange one. :)

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  32. Marty says:

    Oh, and I’d love kitty painting some day! =^..^=

  33. Marty says:

    Oh my oh my! I “heart” the green one!!! I would love, love, love a mini Cuisinart! #1, 2 and 7, same, same, same!

  34. nik says:

    The turquoise is so cheery…it would match my retroboomerang kitchen!
    Love your mini interview…we have many things in common. I have been known to hide my phone under a big thick blanket on occasion, hoping it will hibernate. :)

  35. Jessie says:

    chrome! I recently became vegan and moved into an apartment that I’m trying to stock and this blog has been a lot of fun to read

  36. Stacey says:

    Thanks for the random facts! I like the Chrome one! I do not own a food processor which makes being vegan/raw a lot more work!

  37. Elye says:

    They’re all so cute! And I love your facts – I always wonder if it’s expensive to drink so many smoothies/juices because I really want to, too! Ohhh I also love the white machine :)

  38. sophia says:

    i would love a turquoise one!

  39. Jacquelyn says:

    Tough choice but I’d have to say turquoise! Fun!

  40. Stephanie N says:

    I would love to win the turquoise one!!

  41. Carrie says:

    I like the Chrome one – it would match the rest of my kitchen. :)

  42. Angela says:

    Doesn’t exactly go with my brown and red kitchen, but the turquoise is my favorite!

  43. Kristi says:

    Green — like asparagus, like my envy for owners of VitaMixes.

  44. I want the green one! :)

  45. Pamela says:

    I like the magenta one!

  46. i would love the turquoise and the green they both rock!!

  47. The magenta one is quite exciting!

  48. abbey says:

    awesome!!! green like the earth is my fav:)

  49. Alisa N. says:

    The turquoise is adorable! I’ve been thinking about buying a food processor, actually.I’ve had decent success in most things with my Magic Bullet, but it doesn’t quite know how to chop things….

  50. Karo says:

    i love the magenta!