“We know ourselves chiefly by hearsay.”  Bruce Lee

Many years ago, it a galaxy far away (I think it was a Target store) I came upon a kitchen gadget that looked useful.  I thought it was something I might use now and then.  Boy, was I wrong!

I’m talking about my Ninja, which I use almost every day.  It’s really good for getting more veggies into my diet.  I like salads but I just don’t want to stand in the kitchen for hours on end chopping veggies.  The Ninja is my solution.

The specific set I purchased looks like this and is still available on Amazon for less than $50 dollars.


There are 3 different sized containers and each of them has their very own lid if you want to store your chopped item in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.  As you can see, the smallest container does contain a sauce that will be part of our lunch today.

The largest container is actually perfect for smoothies, which make a quick and healthy breakfast, unless you’re still in the group that doesn’t understand labels. “Oh, look.  It says all natural!”  Is that opposed to unnatural or supernatural?  Hint.  The word natural has little or no meaning when used in regard to food.  Arsenic is natural.

But back to my Ninja. It’s perfect for making dips and spreads and dressings if you have a cream cheese addiction and throw in ingredients that might turn your concoction into dips or spreads or dressings.

Better than that, it can actually chop chunked up carrots, celery and onion in less than 15 seconds.  A great base for a soup or stew.  Or how about some onions and peppers for a quiche?  Are you getting excited?

Recently I was “gifted” with a large ham with a large bone.  The bone went off in two directions so it was impossible to slice the ham into neat slices.  It was, however, easy to chop chunks of ham with my Ninja  The resulting chopped ham was perfect for quiche as well as a great addition to a ham and bean soup.  Recipe for this soup will appear in a future blog post for all of you who a harboring a ham bone.

Chopped Ham

Notice the parsley.  It’s still vibrantly alive in the fridge with its stems in water and it’s head in a plastic bag.  Life just keeps getting better and better!

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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