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Works every time! (from Legally Blonde)

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’re probably sick and tired of my mentioning the blended-grains trick in every post.  Well, then you’re in luck, because this post is not about blended grains.  After all, there are other foods, besides grains, that you can blend.

Such as… Beans! Scooping out some Amy’s Baked Beans one day, my eye caught sight of the never-far-away hand blender.  And thus, a new bean dip was born.

Chocolate-Covered Beanie-Baby Meals:

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I also created a recipe for a Black-Eyed-Pea Bean Dip:

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On a separate note: A reader (hi Natalie!) asked me for more info on the Acai-sicle.

Above is a picture of the juice I used. Now if you’ll excuse me… *Ambles back into the kitchen to see what else she can blend* Muahahahaha! Nothing can escape my all-powerful hand blender! What’s your favorite food to blend?

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Cookiemouse says:

    I guess it has to be humus.

  2. brandi says:

    i love smoothies, and your blended grains were pretty good :)

  3. FoodsThatFit says:

    Blended beans! I must try it :)

  4. shellyfish says:

    I love blending beans – especially left-overs. If we have left-over beans or lentils or whatever, I’ll often blend ’em up and use them as spreads, or add some vegan mayo and pickle and use as sammie spread or even some cumin and such for burritos. I do love the blending. “You blend, and blend, and blend” Great movie quote…

  5. Oh shit, I just saw Legally Blonde the musical last month, and now that Bend and Snap number is in my head. Love the blended bean dip idea. You know I’m not big on super creamy foods, but you dip crunchy stuff into creamy stuff and that balances things out.

  6. Kiersten says:

    Is there anything you won’t blend Katie? At least you have the comfort of knowing that if you ever lose all your teeth, you still have plenty of things you can eat!

    I still need to try your blended grains technique. I eat tons of grains, yet I never think of blending them until after I’ve eaten most of them.

  7. Jessica says:

    Hehe, you do like to blend! My favorite thing to blend is ice cream…into a shake, of course 😉

  8. Meg says:

    Loving the beans :) what a wonderful idea! Especially for bean dip – I know what appetizer I’ll be bringing to my next family holiday get together 😉

    My fave thin to blend would prooobably be some kind of yogurt and fruit to make a smoothie!

    Love, Meg

  9. Krista says:

    Blended beans…..brilliant!!

  10. Christina says:

    I think you win the best post title for the day!

    My favorite food to blend is silken tofu – I love your tofu pudding concoctions!

  11. Virginia says:

    i love how you name your recipes! i am boring and just blend tofu into dessert dishes!

  12. runsarah says:

    That looks easy to make and yummy! Happy Friday!

  13. Sarah says:

    Not really up your alley, but I love to blend cottage cheese. I imagine sliken tofu is just as yummy.

  14. Shelby says:

    Great idea!!! Your such a genius =)

    My favorite blended food? Oats!!!

  15. coco says:

    I’m a blend lady too!!! blend blend blend to create marvelous food! 😀

  16. Kristie says:

    Mmmm blended beans! I’ve nearly come to the conclusion that everything is better blended. Although maybe I’d take that back if I tried blending something like pizza. ALTHOUGH blended pizza actually sounds like it just might not be half bad… am I going too far?

    I had blended kamut flakes at brekkie. YUMS!

  17. Lily says:

    I love that movie! And smushy beans. Yum.

  18. laci says:

    Garbanzo beans + lemon juice, s&p, tahini, garlic, spices and EVOO = Heavenly hummus!

  19. Cinnazimt says:

    favourite food to blend? cashews with just about anything … such as a little miso or roasted garlic or a whole lot of cilantro or agave and cinnamon or chocolate chips or paprika and sage or or or…

  20. Astra Libris says:

    My current favorite food to blend is asparagus, for asparagus soup… :-)

    I think your brilliant baked beans idea is soon to become my new favorite, though! :-)

  21. Marianne says:

    You are a blending machine! What a horrible pun (?)

    I think dips are my favourite thing to blend, because I believe all foods are made better (and more fun) when they can be dipped!

  22. Brandi C says:

    Tomatoes, Onions, and Peppers for Salsa!
    O yea, I tried the Moophrey and they’re AWESOME =]

  23. Emily says:

    Blend and Snap! haha Made me laugh! Love the blended beans! yum!

  24. broccolihut says:

    Mmm I just had some of those baked beans today–they’re so sweet and delicious, I can only imagine how fab they would be as a dip.

    I think it goes without saying that my favorite thing to blend is smoothies!

  25. Elyse says:

    Mmm, those blended baked beans sound wonderful. Yummy!

  26. Mariposa says:

    love the beans!!! it looks fantastic! not many people in my family like beans, but hey… i still do.. lol

  27. Erin says:

    I love your love of the blender. It even exceeds my own :)
    I recently discovered the joy of blending beans myself. The other day I blended up some black beans and pumpkin for a delicious spread. I highly recommend it!

  28. Lauren says:

    I love the bend and snap! Haha, Legally Blonde is so great! :)

  29. jrsimon56 says:

    I’m a blend o master, too. I love blending soups (even those not requiring blending). Recently I used it on some Mexican Black Beans with Peppers. They just didn’t get that starchy soupy effect. Enter stick blender and veggie stock. Bang-a-rang!

  30. Sina says:

    Hi,
    I think I should start blending more food, too!
    As you love your grains: Have you ever tried Weetabix? They make for a delicious, creamy porridge, too (especially when being prepared with hot water and a bit of coconut milk … yum!).

  31. Hey Sina!

    Oh gosh, I looooove weetabix! One of my favorite cereal combinations has weetabix flakes:
    http://chocolatecoveredkatie.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/sarah-palin-is-a-pumpkin/

    But I never thought to try it with coconut milk. Yum!!