Broccoli Cheddar Soup By Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer™

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I pretty much remember exactly where I was when I realized I could make my favorite foods all by myself.

It was a bit of a dream, to be honest. It was Thanksgiving and we were hosting. I was certainly an adult, but maybe not the adultiest adult in terms of cooking. All of my recent adventures are only 1-3 years in, so thank you for staying tuned with that one! I have a few favorite foods that always seemed out of reach to me. One was homemade whipped cream, which I must have mastered, because Scarlet asks me for it every Thanksgiving. Then, there’s mashed potatoes. I’m embarrassed about that one because I always complained when they weren’t around, without realizing I could make them easily at home with a food processor. Not to mention with a lot of butter. My newest awakening is Broccoli Cheddar Soup! On my own!

That’s just always been one of my out of reach recipes. I thought to make it, you had to be a chef or have taken some classes. Never have I imagined I’d make it right in my own home – in 45 minutes or less – with the delicious aromas reaching my home office. Yes. I made this. And that’s one of the many reasons to love my Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer™. This is no ordinary product. It’s opened up a new world for me. A world of new culinary adventures.

Here is everything I love about it:

1 – 12 Smart Programs. The chef-designed automatic recipe creations deliver optimal results every time. There are precisely calibrated patterns of pulsing and pausing that combine with ideal speed, power, and torque for each attachment. You can create anything from fresh salsa and pizza dough to margaritas and decadent ice creams – all with a simple tap.

2 – Smart Vessel Recognition. Ninja’s Smart Vessel Recognition Technology automatically senses which vessel is attached to the base and the touchscreen changes to display a customized menu of Smart Programs on the touchscreen. In a snap! You can enable one Smart Base to become four high-performance appliances!

3 – The Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer has an Intuitive Touchscreen. This is a sleek, flat screen that responds to your touch and lets you select between vessel-specific Smart Programs and manual options. The durable, easy-to-clean screen stands up to everyday kitchen wear and tear.

4 – It has one smart base that transforms into four high-performance appliances: 72 oz. Total Crushing® Blender, 64 oz. Precision Processor™, 24 oz. Single-Serve Cup, and Auto-Spiralizer.

This food processor is a marvel and you can enter to win one here:

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One thing I love the most about my Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer is that it goes above and beyond a blender. Having access to four different vessels with just one smart base unlocks whole new possibilities for me. I will be making a morning drink later this week so stay tuned to my Facebook page! For now, it’s all about my dream recipe.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Ingredients

  1. 3 tablespoons butter
  2. 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped
  3. 2 tablespoons flour
  4. 3 cups chicken broth
  5. 3 cups broccoli florets
  6. 1 cup whole milk
  7. 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  8. Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • 1. Melt butter in a heavy-bottom saucepan on medium heat.
  • 2. Add carrot to saucepan and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • 3. Whisk in flour and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • 4. Add broth and continue stirring as mixture thickens.
  • 5. Add broccoli and simmer on medium heat until tender, 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 6. Cool to room temperature.
  • 7. Place cooled soup into the 64-ounce Precision Processor.
  • 8. Select PUREE.
  • 9. Return soup back to saucepan.
  • 10. Add milk, cheese, salt, and pepper. Simmer until heated through.
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The Perfect Holiday Gift and 5 Self Care Tips

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On the subject of having a perfect spa experience at home with the Amopé, here are 5 self-care tips for winter:

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2 – Move your body. Why, oh why, did it take me so long to actually listen to this advice? You need to find your own movement – whether it’s through walking, running, yoga, classes, and more. Who with? What? Where? When? Why?

3 – Don’t stop being YOU. And if you’re part of a couple, don’t stop being a couple during this journey. I recommend regular date nights and even regular solo date nights. Whatever it takes, whether it’s one or both. I recommend both.

4 – Learn to manage that stress. Connect. Reach in. Reach out. It’s pretty rich advice coming from me – a known anxious person – but that’s all the more reason to listen to me. I know how it can go! Deep breathe. Exercise. Do acupuncture. Yell at the sky. Connect with friends. Seek support – whether personally or professionally. There is a wide world out there, full of defenses against the dark feelings. Time-outs, hydration, and fruits and vegetables help a LOT. Deep breaths.

5 – Give yourself extra time in the morning to have a deluxe and healthy breakfast.

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