Icky Green Juice, Food-spiration, Vitamix A2300 Family Pack, Peanut Butter Pickle Sandwich Recap, Leftover Pizza Hacks, and more!
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Good morning from sunny Minneapolis!
Hope you had a nice week. 🙂
Here’s what’s new, exciting, and thought-provoking from the Life is NOYOKE world.
1. New YouTube Video featuring Michelle from The Vitamix Store (and her Icky Green Juice)
Finally edited and published, here’s Michelle from the Vitamix Culinary Exploration Center in Solon Ohio demonstrating her Icky Green Juice. Spoiler alert: It’s actually pretty tasty.
Watch: My Morning Blend: ICKY GREEN JUICE (w/ Michelle at Vitamix Store)
+ A proud moment from our very low-budget video production team of two: We just passed 1 million lifetime views on our YouTube channel. A million!
(If you’re curious, with a conservative ad rate of $2 per thousand impressions, these million views would earn us $2,000. Not a lot for six years of work. That’s why we’re always bugging you to support our work by using our referral links to Vitamix.)
A Carolyne’s smoothie bowl, something we evidently make every single week.
Queso in an 8 oz jar. (You can make this start-to-finish in a Vitamix. Or, with a pot and some heat with any other blender or food processor.)
And from last night: Cauliflower fried “rice.” Get full; the good kind of full. 🙂
And this pretty avocado toast on an english muffin.
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3. A2300 Family Pack
Vitamix is now offering a bundled Ascent Series machine that comes with a few small blending containers. The A2300 Family Pack is a good idea in theory. But at the current price of $600, you can get much more value by picking from the 2018 Mother’s Day Sale offers.
4. Weird Sandwich Combination Follow-Up
We tried a peanut butter and pickle sandwich. It was a nice alternative to PB&J. And possibly something to add to a no-food-in-the-house repertoire. But nothing life changing. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Seen here open-faced on a pita with the last of our 2017 pickle harvest.
5. The Best Way to Prepare Leftover Pizza
Have leftover pizza that you want for breakfast? Put it on a frying pan, covered. It’s like fresh out of the oven crispy, chewy, perfect.
Notes: We keep a plant-based kitchen; fridge included. Bottom half of this picture is us emptying our fridge on Saturday morning and making a tofu scramble. Top of this picture is leftover pizza. Pizza with “real” cheese. Isn’t that against our house rules? Of course. We both know this. But for Shalva, the cost of having a couple of pieces of leftover pizza in the fridge for a few hours (making me slightly annoyed and having us potentially being judged by you) is worth the benefit (hot, cheesy, crispy, chewy pizza). And who am I to say no? Perhaps we elaborate on our house rules in a post or video soon. Okay, good talk. 🙂
Thanks for reading and have a good week,
Lenny and Shalva
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And then, catch up on the last few week’s week-in-review:
Vitamix Pro 750 vs A3500 video, Bachelor food, Pancakes for Mom, Olive Garden Recap, Peanut Butter Pickle Sandwiches, and more!
Gifts for Guys That Have Everything, Mother’s Day Coming Up, Birthday Acai Bowl, Wild Rice Encore, Pasta Good for You, and more!
Vitamix Mother’s Day Savings Event, Baby Food Segment on Local News, Smoothie Bowl Art, and more!
Lenny Gale -
Three FYI’s on our new homepage image.
1. There are so many things not ideal about it. It’s busy. It’s poorly composed (where are we supposed to look?). It has vegetables wrapped in plastic (ugh, Green Blender product review). It has a bright pink straw (ugh plastic straws these days). Baby is wearing red checkered outfit (ugh, red). It’s not clear. It’s not crisp. The smoothie is orange (it would be better green). Blech.
2. It’s better than the previous one because it shows the blender currently use, our new apartment, my new look (beard), and the baby.
3. We were constrained by design and needed to find something in a pinch that fit those weird dimensions and this is the best we could do. A screen grab from some unpublished video footage
Moral of the story: We’re a mom and pop shop, and we appreciate your patience with our “dust.” We’ll get something better in there, soon.