I attended a Panasonic Holiday Cooking Event that was hosted by Techlicious, a site that simplifies technology, a couple of weeks ago. After taking a tour of the Panasonic Innovation Center, Chef Ken Megarr, Panasonic’s Culinary Institute of America-trained chef, performed some cooking demos. He shared how to prepare various healthy holiday recipes (which we were able to eat for lunch) using various Panasonic countertop appliances.
The coolest part was that attendees were able to take home our choice of one of the appliances to create our own recipes. If I had a larger kitchen with more counter space, I would have loved to take home ALL of the items – the toaster oven, microwave oven, multicooker, breadmaker and more. However, I took home the item that I knew that I would use the most…the High Power Blender. (It is currently on sale for $100 off and free shipping at my Amazon affiliate partner!) . Since you can blend cold and hot items in this blender, it’s easy to imagine all of the various items that I will be making in it – smoothies, soups and more. Ken made an amazing pesto sauce and butternut squash bisque with the blender during the demo session. I want to make both of them.
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup mashed banana (approximately 2 bananas)
- 1 cup grapes
- 1 cup ice
- Place the orange juice, bananas, grapes and ice in the blender.
- Blend everything together until it reaches your desired consistency.
- Pour into 2 cups and enjoy!
While I appreciate Sean’s blender creation, I’m especially excited to make my “famous among dozens” Easy Avocado Hummus recipe in the new blender to serve as a light holiday appetizer. (I promptly gave away my old blender once Panasonic “upgraded” us to their High Power Blender!)
On a related note, if you’re interested in other recipes using Panasonic countertop appliances, you can try these two from fellow bloggers who also attended the Panasonic holiday event:
–Butternut Squash Bisque (Afropolitan Mom)
–Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies… In a Toaster Oven! (Reinvention Girl)
Disclosure: Thanks to Techlicious and Panasonic for the High Power Blender! As always, all opinions are my own.