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Quick & Delicious: Make the Most of Your Blender

Discover blender techniques for easier, less-expensive dishes, from sweet crêpes to savory salsas, sure to turn weeknight meals into something special again!

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Nicki Sizemore
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

Overview

Find out how to use any blender for faster food prep, healthy smoothies, flavorful sauces and more. Cooking instructor Nicki Sizemore guides you through how to create whipping cream and butter from scratch. Then, learn how easy and inexpensive it is to make almond milk at home and throw together smoothies your pickiest eaters will love. Moving on, Nicki shares her tricks for transforming standby meals into exciting entrees with bright sauces and dressings. And, find out how to whip up a versatile tomato sauce, mess-free hollandaise, roasted tomatillo salsa and Nicki's special blueberry jam — no canning required. Finally, satisfy any sweet tooth with the perfect crêpe batter or kid-friendly banana-oat pancakes. Plus, enjoy an exclusive lesson on how to use a Vitamix blender to make hot tomato bisque, chocolate chunk ice cream and even whole wheat bread!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Food Prep Tricks
17:53
Meet Nicki Sizemore and learn fast food prep tricks using your blender, from easy whipping cream and creamy butter to your best-ever breadcrumbs.
2. Smoothies & More
24:02
3. Dressings & Marinade
19:09
4. Sauces & Soups
16:07
5. Spreads & Salsas
14:44
6. Batters
15:59
7. Only in a Vitamix Blender
24:05

Taught by

Nicki Sizemore
Nicki Sizemore
Nicki Sizemore is a cookbook author, video host and founder of FromScratchFast.com, a website that offers wholesome, flavor-packed recipes for busy cooks (all gluten-free!). She’s the author of "Fresh Flavors for the Slow Cooker," "Build-a-Bowl" and "The Food Processor Cookbook" and is a contributor to Parents magazine and Fine Cooking. She also appears regularly on PBS’s "Moveable Feast." Find her on social media at @fromscratchfast.