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Well, I haven't used it in a while and got it back out on Monday. I finally got to use the grain attachment! So cool. I made brown rice flour and chickpea flour....all with what I had in the pantry with no expensive trip to the healthfood store!<br><br>
Oh, and I had a 1/2 of a left over steak that I knew was never going to be eaten. I put it in the VM to grind it up and I am putting it in fried rice tonight.<br><br>
DS and I have been making "ice cream" every day this week too. Some times twice a day... Rice Milk, frozen bananas, frozen fruit....Voila!<br><br>
I even made a raw veggie broth with it on Tuesday, Then I cooked some pasta in it, added some small beans and the babes ate it up! It was so cheap to make a huge pot full...1 carrot, celery, bullion, an onion...<br><br>
Today we are going to try apple/carrot juice. Yummy....<br><br>
Ahhhh, I love my Vitamix!<br><br>
What are your favorite summer time uses for your Vitamix? Fav. recipes?
 

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Ohhh thanks for the ice cream reminder. I have yet to try that
 

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I would love to have one but it is too expensive for our budget. I didn't know you could grind meat in that?? We saw a nice demonstration at Sam's club a few months ago and my husband wanted to buy it then but I said No to it (because of the price). Even at ebay they were going hot for a while (I haven't watched them recently so I don't know now)..<br>
I know it is worth the investment though...
 

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Well worth the investment. I finally got around to watching the instructional video (a year after I bought it) and really had no idea that it would chop like a food processor too.<br><br>
When I realized that I could make "ice creams" and grind grains it became almost a necessity. My babes have severe food allergies and this has helped me make (what would otherwise be expensive at health food stores), very cheap gluten free/dairy free foods at home<br><br>
The fried rice was to die for. That small amount of meat was just enough to flavor the dish, make my meat eating DH very happy, and I felt frugal and happy by using left overs!<br><br>
Well worth looking into, even used or refurbished!
 

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You made me miss mine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I've had it for probably 10 years now... but it's been in storage for the past four. We're five people living in a very small apartment and it just took up too much space. I can't wait until we're out of here next July and I can get it out.<br><br>
I used to make my ice cream just by blending frozen bananas with a tad bit of milk or coconut milk. Yummy.
 
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