The lid on my food processor broke. Completely. I picked it up after being washed and it fell apart.
I checked my receipt and yes I am in warranty! I rang the company and no I don't have to go back to where I bought it from, since the photos I sent showed the lid would be covered under warranty and if I check my emails in about 15 minutes I will have all the details I need to return the broken lid and a new one will be sent out to me. Great! How long does this normally take? Only a few days to a week. Perfect, I can manage that long without the food processor.
Only the day I was expecting the lid to arrive I rang and checked that they received my lid (which tracking showed they did) although apparently my full conversation, paperwork and confirmation that I had indeed posted the lid was not taken as an order, merely an enquiry. So the lids have now sold out. And have to be sent from overseas. Which will take six to eight weeks. Unless I want an orange lid with my red food processor.
So I am halfway through my drought and I tell you, I miss my food processor!! It's not really the end of the world, I am fully aware of this. I lived for years without one and functioned perfectly fine. Except that was before I cooked the way I do and I now use my food processor at least 65 times a week. I have a list of recipes I want to test but can't because I don't have a food processor. And I have forlorn faces around the house because the favourite treats aren't in the fridge. As much as I love my Vitamix it just doesn't make bliss balls the same way. I like a bit of chunky pieces in mine.
Instead of being a brat about it and sulking that I don't have a food processor and deciding the world is against me I decided to use this time as a way to teach myself to be less reliant on machinery and use my head to come up with other treats to make.
There are plenty of people who surely want to make raw treats and also don't have a food processor?
These cookies alone are worth the silence. And the recipe is completely adaptable. I use the word recipe lightly, it's more of a gathering of ingredients....a coming together. If the ingredients don't play nice, no problem we'll add something else. Use this recipe as a guide and enjoy your creations!
Peanut Butter Seedy Cookies
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup Loving Earth activated buckwheat
3/4 cup pecans
3/4 goji berries
1/2 cup chocolate chips or cacao nibs. I've used Mylk cacao nibs from The Source Bulk Foods
3 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 heaped tbsp Mayver's peanut butter
1 tbsp organic maple syrup
1 tbsp black sesame seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch vanilla salt
Chop all nuts and seeds with a sharp knife. Fairly small, the little pieces fill in the gaps!
Mix in the whole goji berries, activated buckwheat, sesame seeds and cacao nibs
Mix in vanilla salt and cinnamon
Add the maple syrup to taste, depending how sweet you like it
Finally add the peanut butter and coconut oil. Mix all together really well so that everything is coated
Press into a silicone mini muffin tray and leave in the fridge for an hour to set
Also delicious in these cookies are hemp seeds, sour cherries, nigella seeds or any other seeds or dried fruits you have in the house.
These are delicious eaten straight from the fridge or broken up and sprinkled over a chia pudding, put into a small bowl with your favourite milk and eaten like cereal or topped with yoghurt.