7 random facts and a cuisinart giveaway

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!

391 Responses to 7 random facts and a cuisinart giveaway

  1. Whitney says:

    Hi, Allyson!
    I just discovered your website today and have had a great time reading about you and your recipes. The photos are amazing and I can’t wait to begin my gluten-free vegan adventure. :)
    I’m so in need of a food processor because mine broke a while ago and I’m not that great at cutting tons of veggies by hand. I adore green! Green is my favorite.
    Thanks so much!

  2. Rachael says:

    I LOVE THE MAGENTA!!! Not enough appliances are magenta!!! :)

  3. Alison says:

    Orange!!!! or should i say, hunters orange, blaze orange. these really need cleverer names.

  4. Emily H. says:

    Either the turquoise or the chrome. The turquoise is super cute, but the chrome would match more…

  5. Julie L says:

    I would like the turquoise one thanks

  6. Kelly says:

    The turquoise is amazing!

  7. Jaymie Wells says:

    I love the Magenta! but would prefer the chrome (my honey would die if I had a magenta appliance!)

  8. Cynthia says:

    I also crave green smoothies in the morning and fresh fruits and veggies all day. Baking sweets a ton must have that effect! My personal favorite is the turquoise. Looks retro-modern!

  9. How cute are these? I’d have to pick the turquoise! :)

  10. DEE says:

    I like the magenta!

  11. Alicia says:

    I love the Magenta! :)

  12. Amy says:

    Love all the colors! But to match my uninspired kitchen decor, I’d have to go with white. :P

  13. Kim says:

    I love the magenta!!!

  14. Jessie says:

    AMAGAD… that green is epic. Love, love, love it.

  15. Kel says:

    Chrome, of course =). I’m not a colorful person, alas!

  16. Maggie says:

    Loving the PINK! :)

  17. Lily Varon says:

    why are mini kitchen appliances always so precious?! the turquoise one calls to me. :) thanks for doing a give-away. your blog is great!

  18. Bonnie says:

    My favorite color is chrome!

  19. Eliza says:

    I love the chrome! Classic and a clean look.

  20. Sarah says:

    The magenta is too gorgeous to pass up!

  21. Chelsea says:

    I love love love the turquoise. It is the closest to my favorite color-aqua!

  22. Brandon says:

    The green would go really well with all the plants I have in my apartment!

  23. Rachel Rayeske says:

    Hello,
    I love the pink or magenta :) <3 <3 <3, But I would be thankful for any.

    P.S. What an outstanding blog! I have a couple GF/vegan cookbooks, but the truth is that we eat with our eyes first. Love the colorful pictures and love pinning them to my board and having non GF/vegan people pin it as well.

  24. Amanda T. says:

    I’m crushing on the green1

  25. shellie says:

    i love love LOVE the turquoise!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. I absolutely love the turquoise Cuisinart!

  27. Tracy says:

    tough one, I love the turquoise and magenta, but I think my favorite is the chrome!

  28. Erin S says:

    I LOVE the turqoise! It is vintage and modern all at the same time and I love it!

  29. Jen says:

    As much as the chrome would match best with my other kitchen appliances, I’m gonna have to go with magenta. You just don’t see appliances in that color!

  30. Barb says:

    It’s a toss up between Magenta and Orange. I’m going to go with Orange…for today!

  31. Jillian says:

    I’m a sucker for some shiny new Chrome! :)

  32. cindy says:

    Love a white kitchen, clean and modern, with white appliances. Your polenta is inspiring!

  33. Emily says:

    Chrome. And I feel the exact same way about phones. I’d take email any day.

  34. Cee says:

    My favorite color is the turquoise. I love their food processors. I’ve been without one since I dropped it when I was transferring it from one counter to another, and a part cracked (we have hard tile floors). It was a sad day.

  35. Bridget says:

    I love the chrome!!!

  36. Kelly says:

    I love the turquoise! And the orange- can’t pick!!

  37. Jessica T says:

    All the colors are fabulous!! I love bright colors. As far as kitchen appliances go, I have to go with the chrome. I love classic colors for the kitchen, even though I do have a bright turquoise blender…!!

  38. Lauren Camille says:

    something about turquoise appliances, so beautifully retro ;) makes me want to make a watergate salad<3<3<3

  39. Jessica says:

    Ohhh, the turquoise one is sooo pretty and would look great with my orange blender (and go perfectly with my turquoise, orange, and yellow Fiestaware…yeah, I’ve got a problem :). This is the first time I’ve chimed in on comments, but I’ve been enjoying your blog for awhile now. My husband went GF awhile ago and your blog has been just the inspiration I needed! I tell everyone about the raw GF cheesecake; it has become our favorite dessert :) Thanks!

  40. Carolyn G says:

    I love the Pink one!!

  41. Tess says:

    i have never seen appliances in so many colors! magenta is my favorite color :)
    p.s. i love your new blog layout.

  42. Sherry says:

    The orange, definitely!

  43. Megan says:

    Turquoise! It’s got a new school vintage flair, love it :)

  44. Sophie S says:

    Even though it is probably not the best option decor wise, I love, love, love the magenta one!!

  45. River says:

    Oh wow, that orange! Spicy! Love it to bits! If I don’t win, I may have to get that anyway..

    Also, you know how to make homemade vegan white chocolate?! o.O Share your secrets please!

  46. Deb says:

    Wow. Awesome color selection. If I had to choose it would be chrome.

  47. courtney d says:

    My favorite is the chrome!

  48. caleb says:

    My small sad kitchen would benefit greatly from ANY of the colors. You pick!!

  49. Katie says:

    Totally obsessed with the green!!!