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. Emily says:

    Oh man, that Turquoise one is beautiful. If I could have my way, all of my kitchen appliances would be that color!

  2. Kara says:

    ORANGE! Yes!

  3. Kathy says:


  4. Natalie says:

    Turquoise <3 but really I love the orange too!

  5. Lisy Espindola says:

    I love the green <3

  6. Chrissy says:

    Pink Please!


  7. Mary says:

    OMG The green would look AMAZING in my kitchen.

  8. Rick says:

    The green would be awesome here in the desert where there hasn’t been much of that color for quite a while…

  9. Aggie says:

    I am the exact same way with the cook books! There are several boxes at my mom’s house right now because I have run out of room. The turquoise one is beautiful!

  10. Valerie H says:

    I love the Magenta one! One can never have enough purple around. :D

  11. Viv says:

    I Love the Magenta one!!!!

  12. Rachel says:

    I love the Turquoise!!

  13. Carrie says:

    Orange please!!! Such an underrated color. I love it!!

  14. Corah says:

    This is my first time visiting your blog, as I’ve just gone vegetarian in the last 2 weeks and am now thinking I may also have a gluten intolerance. I love your recipes…. it gives me hope knowing that if I have to go gluten free that I won’t be eating “nothing” like I’ve been complaining about to all my friends. Lucky that I found you on the last day of the giveaway, Yay! I’m having a really hard time deciding between the turqoise and pink. I guess turqoise.

  15. Catherine R. Keene says:

    Your genorosity overwhelms me. As I have just embraced a raw vegan lifestyle, I would like to get the magenta one!

  16. Amber Hanstead says:

    Love the Turquoise! So cute! :)

  17. Kelly says:

    Turquoise. Such a happy color! Yay!

  18. Colleen says:

    That green is simply adorable.

  19. Alyson says:

    I really dig the turquoise one. :) yay, cuisinart!

  20. Meg says:

    ooohh..I didn’t know they came in pink!! Love it! I would get the magenta or pink one :)

  21. Tricia says:

    Oh turquoise, definitely! I ADORE it!

  22. Kathleen says:

    Oh my goodness – I absolutely adore the GREEN! It’s that perfect shade that brings a smile to this Irish girls’ face and also makes me crave delicious leafy greens. :)

  23. Donna says:

    My kitchen is black and pale yellow so chrome would be my choice.

  24. Teresa says:

    I love the chrome :)

  25. whitney says:

    Green! :D

  26. Amy Saklar-Behrens says:

    I love the green one! Thanks for sharing your random facts!

  27. Taryn says:

    GREEN! Such a happy color.

  28. Jennifer Clement says:

    Definitely the chrome one! I enjoyed your 7 facts as well. :)

  29. Chrome! Def chrome! I make natural drinks and foods for my son bc he has add and ADHD. This would be perfect!

  30. Cristina says:

    I immediately fell for the Turquoise! *—-*

    Thanks for the hard work! I love your recipes.

  31. Katie says:

    I love the chrome.

  32. Carrie D says:

    The turquoise one is gorgeous…very retro.

  33. jean says:

    Chrome baby chrome. Although that orange one would be a close second. I am so happy to hear that I’m not the only one who loves Martha. I’ve been in her audience three times and would go back in a heart beat.

  34. Claudia says:

    Turquoise or green? Love them both! Turquoise.

  35. Breena says:

    Oh my gosh, green!

  36. Zack says:

    I’m digging the chrome one!

  37. tricia says:

    What a fun giveaway! I’m just starting out eating vegan/GF and I’d love the turquoise food processor. :)

  38. Joan says:

    I love the pink one!

  39. Rachel Williams says:

    I love the TURQUOISE one!

  40. Vanessa says:

    Lucky for me I made it just in time! Normally I’d choose the chrome – all my appliances are stainless. But that green is too cute to pass up! I think I’d smile every time I took it out to use it! So bright and fresh.

    And I’m with you on the cookbooks – we recently moved mine from one room to the other. No joke it took a good 30 minutes between the two of us, maybe even 45. I have hundreds. My husband looked in disbelief and said it was time to give some away. Even since going vegan – many I can’t use anymore – I can’t part with them!

  41. Luna says:

    Orange!!! It’s so bright and happy! :D