Savoring The Sweetness
Your Host: Peggy Sweeney-McDonald
Guest: Tess Masters, The Blender Girl
Tess Masters the author of the Blender Girl is Los Angeles resident and Australian- born Tess Masters is a cook, writer, actor and voiceover artist. Tess’s lively, down-to-earth approach has attracted legions of fans looking for quick and easy ways to prepare healthy food. As a presenter and recipe developer, Tess collaborates with leading food, culinary and lifestyle brands and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Vegetarian Times, Glamour.com, Chow, Epicurious, and AllRecipes, among many others.
In The Blender Girl, Tess she shares 100 whole-food recipes that are gluten-free and vegan, and rely on natural flavors and sweeteners. Smoothies, soups, and spreads are a given in a blender cookbook, but this surprisingly versatile collection also includes appetizers, salads, and main dishes with a blended component. Whether it’s the cream of cauliflower soup that has tasters insisting “there’s gotta be dairy in this,” the sneak-your-veggies-in tomato sauce that turns any pasta or pizza into nutritious family fun food, the potato salad whose blended dressing ensures no spud will be a dud, the apple pie smoothie that’s reminiscent of the perfect bite à la mode, the ten-minute chocolate torte that makes chocoholics weak at the knees, or the kale shake that tastes like pistachio ice cream Tess’s recipes are healthy and fun.
Details on the benefits of soaking, sprouting, and dehydrating; proper food combining; and eating raw, probiotic-rich, and alkaline ingredients round out this nutrient-dense guide. But you don’t have to understand the science of good nutrition to run with The Blender Girl – all you need is a blender and a sense of adventure. So dust off your machine and get ready to find your perfect blend.