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Giveaway: Cuisinart

Today I am giving away a brand new food processor from Cuisinart.  The 12-Cup Food Processor from the Cuisinart Elite Collection™ to be exact.  This is not the Cuisinart I have in my kitchen.  It is in fact, better than the one I have in my kitchen.  I have had my Cuisinart since before my children were born, and my older son is almost 13.

I am very attached to my Cuisinart food processor.  In fact, the Cuisinart and Vita-Mix are my 2 favorite kitchen appliances.  When people ask me which one to buy, I tell them both because the food processor and the high powered blender have completely different functions.  The food processor is great for making pesto, various batters and doughs and for also pulverizing fish, chicken and other meats.  The high powered blender is great for making sauces, smoothies and dressings –or more wet type foods that need to be emulsified and well pureed.

Here are some of my favorite gluten free recipes I’ve posted that use a food processor:

I also have a section of my website listing ALL of my recipes that use a food processor.  Check it out:
gluten free food processor recipes.

To be entered to win the Cuisinart food processor, just leave a comment (before Sunday, April 3rd at midnight) mentioning what your favorite recipe using a food processor is or what you would make if you had one.

*The winner will picked by random. This contest is limited to United States residents only

Update: this giveaway is now over and the winner was M Sieu!


  1. says

    I absolutely love your mustard lime chicken! So tasty and always a hit with whoever I cook it for!

    I also love to use my food processor to make homemade Larabars which are always a hit at my Crossfit gym…gotta love Paleo! :)

    • Peggy Primm says

      I would love a food processor to make your biscotte rescipe. I am just beginning to add foods into my diet after two years on the GAPS diet. I have your cookbook but prefer to use the blog because it focuses on what can be eaten, not on what to avoid.


    • Janne says

      My daughter has to eat dairy-free and loves pesto. Do you have a good recipe for DF pesto? :)

  2. Joanne Napoli says

    There are two things I make in my food processor that are my favorites: The first is a pistachio parsley pesto that is delicious. And the other is gazpacho — Yum! So refreshing and good int he summer months.

  3. Linda says

    I would love to have a food processor like that…cool! I would make nut butters…love the Chocolate Hazelnut Spread!

  4. Lee says

    Every year I have lots of basil in my garden and if I won the food processor, I would make large batches of fresh pesto so that I could give some away to friends. Right now, I use a small grinder that would be tedious to use for making large batches. Thanks!

  5. Janne says

    Oh my gosh! I have been researching and comparing food processors, trying to find the perfect one, the past few weeks! I planted a lot of herbs this Spring and can’t wait to make my own pesto and salsa! Even if I don’t win, at least I have a strong recommendation to go by now. :)

  6. Aziza says

    My favorite recipe is the soup, especially the split peas soup.
    in case I win this cuisine art food processor, I will use it for everything including making bread and Chermoula( Moroccan marinade).

    I hope I can win :-)

  7. Paulina says

    Hi! Ooh! How fun! My fave recipe with a food processor is a raw kew lime pie with just 5 ingredients and major deliciousness!!!!!

  8. says

    I use my itty bitty tiny Cuisinart food processor to make your date pecan apple muffins. The ones from your book. I love using apples as part of the batter and to sweeten. Really good.

  9. says

    I don’t have a food processor, but if I did, I’d make your Double Chocolate Walnut Brownies…they look delish! I’d be thrilled to win the Cuisinart giveaway…here’s hoping!

  10. Karen says

    If I had a food processor, I would make the jelly-filled donuts hands down. Thanks Elana!

  11. Tricia Bostrom says

    Sweet Potato Hummus
    Sweet Potato Hummis

    2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced  (about 1 lb. sweet potatoes, in U. S. stores orange-fleshed sweet potatoes are often called yams or sweet yams)
    1 can garbanzo beans (15.5 oz), rinsed until no foam appears and then drained well
    1/4 C fresh squeezed lemon juice
    1/4 C tahini sauce
    2 T extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling on top of hummus
    2 tsp. ground cumin
    1/2 tsp. minced garlic
    salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
    water for thinning, 2-4 T
    1/2 tsp. paprika or Sumac for garnish (optional)

    Peel sweet potatoes and cut into small cubes.  Place in microwave-safe bowl, cover with vented lid or cling wrap, and microwave on high until sweet potatoes are soft.  (About 10-12 minutes for me, but microwave power can vary, so check a few times, being careful not to burn yourself.)

    While sweet potatoes cook, drain garbanzo beans into a colander placed in the sink and rinse with cold water until no more foam appears.  Let garbanzos drain.

    Put cooked sweet potatoes, garbanzo beans, lemon juice, tahini, 2 T olive oil, ground cumin, garlic, salt, and pepper into food processor bowl, with processor fitted with steel blade.  Process until the mixture is fairly smooth, about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of bowl a few times.  If the mixture seems too thick, thin with a few tablespoons of water until it is the consistency you want.  Taste for seasoning and add more salt and/or pepper if desired.
    Makes about 4 cups.

  12. Kylah Elofson says

    I would love to win this! I keep telling the hubby we need to set aside some $ to buy one. If I had one I’d use it for veggies so I could “hide” them in my kids meals!

  13. Valerie says

    I just made your strawberry ice cream, I don’t have a Vitamix so I used my food processor, delish!!!

  14. Kristin says

    I’m new to the almond flour world and absolutely love your book! I really enjoy the scones, parmesan crackers and sandwich bread. Such a great resource.

  15. Karissa Rogers says

    I want a food processor so I can make all your healthy recipes!! Help me make that happen :)

  16. says

    I love making different mixed nut butters in the food processor-almonds, walnuts, cashews, macadamias, pecans, sunflower seeds. And also many dips and spreads.

  17. says

    I would make chicken liver Pate actually, mmmm! and Pinenut Pesto! and Houmus! Everything and anything! :-)))))

  18. Emily says

    I am absolutely addicted to your double chocolate walnut brownies! And my husband loves the mustard lime chicken…I can’t make it often enough. Thank you so much for all the fabulous recipes!!

  19. Shanti says

    Elana, your website has been my go to site ever since our son Henry was diagnosed with autism. He is on the SCD but cannot eat nuts so we’ve been making all of your recipes with raw pumpkin seeds that I pulverize in my old beat up food processor. Thank you for sharing all of your recipes, we are HUGE fans in this house.

  20. Angalee R says

    I would try your Mustard Lime Chicken. I am new to your site and am absolutely loving it!! I have a whole list of your recipes that I would like to try where a food processor would be so handy!

  21. Kathy Trumbauer says

    I make your Chocolate Eepresso power bars constantly in large batches. My family loves them and they are a staple for my husband. I would love any of your power bar recipes. Thank you.

  22. Anita Galaviz says

    If I had a Cuisinart food processor I would make homemade bread and homemade honey/nut spread to go on top of that fresh bread.

  23. crystal says

    I am so glad to have found your cookbooks and website! I don’t make all of your thing because I don’t have a food processor. This would be awesome. Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Christina says

    Carrot banana muffins are the best! They’re a great grab-n-go breakfast. Definitely need a food processor to grind up those dates! I feel like my food processor can barely handle it sometimes lol! I’ve made two batches this week and I have to ration them out to my boyfriend so he doesn’t eat them all before I get a chance! :)

  25. maria says

    I just discovered your site and think it is awsome. I can’t wait to try some of your recipes!

  26. Lynda Bond says

    I have four boys to cook for! I’m always in the kitchen…could defiantly use a processor. :)

  27. says

    I keep my food processor on the counter and use it virtually every day. Often more than once. I am hard pressed to pick one fave recipe…but here’s one I use frequently:

    Courtesy of Andrea from

    It’s a sweet potato or winter squash breakfast pudding. (I almost named her grain free breakfast porridge, but I use the miniprep for that one).

    add baked sweet potato, coconut milk, cinnamon, vanilla creme stevia and a dash of salt. process till smooth and creamy. DEE-Lish and healthy!


    • says

      oh! In case the winner is limited to elana recipes, I use my food processor to make all your crackers…and I make them often.
      I have the smaller bowl cuisineart and often use it in multiple batches…

  28. Angel Harris says

    I would love to win this! I use a itty-bitty processor to make my Salsa Verde. But, because it is so small, I have to make it it in 1/2 cup batches and it takes me forever to get it finished. This one would definitely make that job so much easier and quicker.

  29. Jena says

    If I had a food processor I would use it to make your Fig Newtons! I loved this snack as a child, but cannot eat the ones from the store. It would be great to be able to enjoy a fig newton or two, or four without the guilt or the stomach pain. Please help bring fig newtons back into my life! :)

  30. Shelly Kendrick says

    I would love a food processor to make my own homemade tomato soup, salsa, and my children’s favorite: spaghetti sauce from scratch! And, I’d love to try out some of your recipes!

  31. Alison says

    My husband and I absolutely LOVE the chicken pot pie receipe from your cookbook!

    I would use the food processor to make homemade Larabars…i broke my last one processing dates because it was not powerful enough to handle the sticky stinkers! :)

  32. Danielle Zollitsch says

    My favorite is a complete toss-up. Apple sauce is a staple that I must have and stuffed mushrooms are to die for. Those are my favorite!

  33. Beth says

    My food processor would be very busy making gazpacho. There are so many varieties to try!

  34. Kristine says

    Mostly I would use it to make almond flour, which right now I use a coffee grinder! Considering I have to make your simple gluten free bread A LOT, it sure would be great if I could have a REAL food processor! Thanks!

  35. April L. says

    I love the food processor for all kinds of things (I currently have a little Cuisinart Mini-Prep), but I’m currently pregnant and would love to have one for making baby food!

  36. says

    My favorite thing to make is pesto…I can use any leafy greens or herbs I have hanging out in the fridge, and the resulting pesto is so versatile I can eat it all week without having the same thing twice. My (non-cuisinart) food processor broke a few weeks ago, so I could really use a new one!!

  37. Kate says

    Elana you are awesome!!! I make my own fermented apples, veggies and sauerkraut. This would make it so much easier to shred and make large batches of these! I could name about 100 other recipes I would use it for!! I would love this new kitchen appliance!

  38. says

    I, too, use food processor daily. Today, I made pea pesto, fish cakes (mashed fish in food processor) and healthy truffles (processed nuts and dried fruit to make a paste). Thank you for this great opportunity.

  39. Leah Bernhardt says

    If I had a food processor, I would make all of your stuff! I can’t just pick one favorite!!

  40. says

    don’t have a food processor but it’s the one kitchen appliance I want more than anything else. Would use it to make pesto! mmmmm

  41. Charlotte Campanella says

    My food processor has just died from over use! I use it for so many things, but my favorite is thing to make is ‘Campanella Slime’! This is a marinade/salad dressing/sandwich spread made from fresh herbs, olive oil, agave, rice vinegar and seasoning. It is a special staple in the Campanella family.

  42. Emily says

    Mashed cauliflower has been a favorite, but I also like using my food processor to make pumpkin pie.

  43. Leslie Hoffmeister says

    We love your pumpkin bars! I must have two dozen cans of organic pumpkin that I purchased while it was readily available so that we could enjoy your bars all year long!

  44. says

    I have never owned a food processor. It’s not that I don’t want one, because I do! I would make date bars to start, but there are so many things you can use a food processor for.

  45. says

    If I had one of these fancy dancies, I’d totally make oober healthy smoothies for myself and kiddos EVERY DAY! I’d call it their “treat” for the day ;)

  46. Katie O'Dea-Horne says

    My food processor that I have had since 1994 is dying and this would be a much welcomed help since our family has just adapted a all natural fresh ingredient diet and well as the Gluten Free. I love to make Hummus, Salsa, and Guacamole in my food processor.

  47. Ruthie Selch says

    I agree with your thoughts on the Vita-Mix appliance – it’s awesome. I do not own a Cuisinart Food Processor and it would make a nice addition.

  48. says

    I would love a Cuisinart to make all of Elena’s recipes especially the crackers! Right now I use my Grandma’s ancient food processer that only chops 1 cup at a time!

  49. says

    Fav thing to make in a food processor is raw nut and seed protein bars. Don’t own a food processor so this would be a huge blessing. Moved away from mom (across country to be exact) whose food processor I used to borrow often.

  50. Sarah says

    I have never had a food processor, but I would love to make mashed cauliflower in it! So much easier than in a blender (which I now have to use.)

  51. says

    I love, love, LOVE to make all kinds of pesto or hummus with a food processor. Unfortunately my food processor bit the dust and I haven’t been able to make those things much lately. A new one would be nice! :)

  52. Laurie Griffin says

    If I had one of these, I’d love to use it to make almond crackers and nut butters. Homemade applesauce would be fun to try, too!

  53. Joelle says

    My favorite uses for my 23 yr old food processor that no longer likes to chop nuts well, are shredding cabbage or lettuce, and making “Larabars”….which is why it doesn’t work so well anymore. Thanks for the chance to win a new one!

  54. Michele Ritan says

    I use the grater blade on my very old, barely functional food processor (are you feeling sorry for me yet?) to grate cauliflower for gluten free “rice.” I hope I win a new one!

  55. says

    I love making raw truffles and using the processor to grind up my walnuts,pecans, dates before they are dipped in cocoa powder.

  56. Tracy Haughton says

    When I make risotta with mushrooms and sausage, I use my (ancient 20+ year old) Cuisineart to cut the mushrooms so small my daughter doesn’t recognize them–she loves this dish and eats it with gusto though claims to not like mushrooms.

  57. Debbie Waid says

    I love to make granola in my mini processor and would love to have a full size one!

  58. Nicole J says

    I don’t have a food processor, but would love to have one! I would make the Chocolate Espresso Power Bars to snack on if I had one!!

  59. Allison says

    I would LOVE a food processor! I would definitely use it to make hummus. I love hummus.

  60. says

    The mustard lime chicken recipe sounds delicious! I would use the food processor for everything! That and the kitchenaid mixer were the only things on our wedding registry that we didn’t get that I really wanted :[

  61. Danielle says

    If I had a food processor, I would make baby food for my baby and Salsa. I used to have one before it broke and my favorite recipe was the Salsa. It was so fresh and tasted better, in my opinion, to store bought! Fresh is best!!!

  62. says

    I don’t currently have a food processor, so I’m sure I’d find a million uses for it — but since summer is right around the corner, I imagine I’ll be hitting up the farmers market for yummy tomatoes and onions. I’m sure I’d make salsa one of my top uses for the summer!

  63. kat says

    i love a good food processor! mine sadly died on the weekend, but i just got a vita mix recently and i am loving it!

  64. Rob says

    Bindi bars, pesto, anything I have trouble with right now because I don’t have a food processor

  65. Kristen K says

    I’ve never had a food processor but have tons of things I could use one for. I want to make Cauli Rice!! :)

  66. Tiffany says

    I love making hummus in my food processor, but I do need a new one as mine does not work quite right!

  67. Michelle says

    I am going to be growing a lot of basil this year (can never have too much of a good thing!) so I’d use a food processor to make pesto!

  68. says

    Oh my, I would love to make the Chocolate Hazelnut Spread! I make nearly everything from scratch, and love cooking, yet i have never had a food processor. It’s one of those things I think of needing many times while in the kitchen, but have not yet saved up enough money to buy one. I would LOVE to have this food processor!!!

  69. Melissa Grimes says

    If I had a food processor I would make spreads and dips. I have a friend who says the food processor makes the best guacomole. I love your foods and thank you for all the great recipes you come up with. I’ve turned so many people on to your site!

  70. Julie Henson says

    I love making pesto and grinding nuts for gluten free crusts. I also make raw marinara that is wonderful.

  71. SuzisSweetz says

    Chocolate espresso power bars.. Mmm I havent made them yet but I want to soo bad

  72. Beverly Bauer says

    My current food processor is not long for this world and I’ll really miss it for many, many things. Love making my own salad dressings, but my favorite is probably mashed cauliflower.

    Thanks, Beverly Bauer

  73. Cindy MacMillan says

    If I had a brand new cuisinart, I would make my kids home made raw granola bars with organic mejool dates, almond butter, ground sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, gogi berries, cacao powder, and ground flax seeds.

  74. Nana Rogers says

    Wow! What a cool giveaway…
    I don’t own a food processor yet, but I want to try all your recipes. Hard to pick which one I’d want to make first. Probably be the Chocolate Hazelnut Spread for my Grandson. He love Nutella and Peanut butter sandwiches. He calls it peanut butter and chocolate peanut butter. It would be great to have the means to make more wonderful dishes that you have shared.

    (((Hugs))) April

  75. says

    Wow, what an awesome give-a-way! Please enter me.

    I totally love using a food processor for a variety of recipes. Mostly I would use it for nut grinding as I explore the new (to me) world of raw food.

  76. Sarah says

    if I had one I’d make myself a batch of cashew milk and then some thick applesauce. yum!

  77. Leslee says

    We Love your blog – Thank You! I have passed it on to quite a few friends! If I had a food processor I would make your Jelly Doghnut Cupcakes. My daughter has been craving doughnuts terribly and she would be thrilled!

  78. lenna mau says

    I would make your brownies and crackers if I had a wonderful food processor like this.

  79. Kiersti says

    Oh! The food processor I have was a gift from when I was in college, several (eh-em) years ago. The shredding/slicing piece broke many many years ago and I have been making due with it since then. It’s it totally on it’s last leg. What WOULDN’T I make with it…my option would be dizzyingly open!

  80. says

    Fresh basil pesto is SO easy in the Cuisinart. My son also likes Elana’s cinnamon bun muffins mixed in the Cuisinart. It’s great for frozen almond flour – gets out all those little lumps!

  81. Stephanie Moschel says

    My favorite recipe with a food processor is raw fudge. It has nuts, seeds, oats, honey, carob and pure vanilla. You process it until it is gooey and then press it into a pan. YUM! A food processor in your kitchen is a must!

  82. Corrie says

    I love my older food processor to prep a lot of foods, but I LOVE it for making pizza dough and pastry dough for eclairs and cream puffs! YUM!

  83. says

    I would use it to make Gazpacho, one of my favorite summer soups. I have a great recipe that makes a bunch and I can hardly wait, but I don’t have a food processor so I have to cut everything up and then put batches thru my blender. Since I am gluten intolerant it is a great meal and healthy too and I would make great use of it.

  84. Christina Jensen says

    I am ga ga over anything with pesto. I like the traditional pesto with basil but have even ventured out of the box with cilantro pesto. They really take a recipe up a notch AND I usually have leftovers which I put on my sandwiches. Yum.

  85. Judy Corbett says

    My favorite recipe to make in a food processor is a white bean hummus. The food processor makes everything very creamy. I got my food processor as a wedding present….over 25 years ago. It’s kind of small so I have to make the hummus in several batches.

  86. Holly says

    I would love to win this processor for I have none. I would love to make alot of your recipes if I had one. I most certainly would make the banana carrot muffins!

  87. heather says

    Elam’s, Your recipe’s have been a lifesaver,ok a meal saver, for my family. We deal with so many food /diet issue that if it weren’t for your wonderful recipes, we would be eating very bland fare since I lack creativity.
    A happily fed family!

  88. Wendy Briere says

    I’d be making lots of soups (coconut, pumpkin, thai, etc…) and cheesecakes! My 9-year-old son would really enjoy experimenting with it too!

  89. Sandra Morris says

    I would make any and every recipe that could fit in the food processor! I love experimenting.

  90. says

    Hi Elena!
    Your chocolate cranberry bars were delicious (well, I used figs instead of cranberries) and I think is one of my favorite recipes using a food processor.

    I have a tiny food processor (also cusinart) that I use all the time to puree dates and figs for my desserts. I’d love to get a better one, and the one you are giving away looks awesome!!

    Thanks for the giveaway

  91. Fran Edwards says

    Elana I love your website. My daughter, Rachel, has been on the GAPS diet for 2 years now: no sugar, no grains, no starchy vegees and your website has been my life saver for her. Rachel’s favorite are your Rosemary Crackers. I even substitute the rosemary for other spices and use noah’s ark cookie cutters to make them look like animal crackers. Another favorite is the No Potato Salad and Mashed Cauliflower. Since she can’t have potatos, cauliflower is a perfect substitute for her. I’d loved to get my hands on that Cuisinart to simplify my baking. I’d make her homemade nut yogurt, Mashed Cauliflower, Pancakes, Simple Bread, Biscuits, Green Soup with Ginger and Cucumber Avacado dip, just to name a few. I would also use it for selfish reasons and make some homemade red pepper hummus!

  92. Amy says

    Hi Elana,

    My absolute favorite thing to make with a food processor is peanut butter! I love fresh peanut butter . . . I also love to make almond butter, too! Both with a hint of honey and sea salt, yum!

    Unfortunately, making peanut butter with a food processor can be trying on a processor and mine is now over 8 years old . . . I could definitely use this gift. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

    — Amy

  93. says


    One thing? I can only pick one thing? I would have to say hummus, but only because it make it more frequently than my second-favorite thing, which is pastry dough.

    Like you, I also LOVE my Cuisinart. Mine is ancient, from the early 1980s, but she’s still going strong. It’s a smaller one, and now that I am using a food dehydrator and making more raw foods, the 12 cup would be a dream come true!

    Thanks for all the great things you do, Elana!


  94. Marilyn Williams says

    My favorite is the Double Chocolate Walnut Brownies. Since finding out that my health issues for 16 years were really due to Lyme disease, I’ve had to completely modify my diet – taking out gluten and processed sugar. I love your website! It has really been a lifesaver for keeping me happy while following a healthy diet. Your recipes are amazing and I share them with other “Lymies” all the time. Incidentally, I don’t own a food processor – I always have to make do with a hand blender the best that I can.

  95. says

    DH and I make an amazing chickpea/almond salad in our food processor. It’s a little tangy, a little earthy, a little crunchy, and a little smooth. It’s a LOT tasty, too, and would be very difficult to make without a food processor.

    I’d love to win this, because our food processor is ancient (30+ years old) and starting to show signs of needing to be retired. We hang on to it though, because we can still coax it into working and it is so heavy that it could double as a weapon to defend our house against intruders.

    Thanks for orchestrating this giveaway!

  96. Summer says

    I love making chimichurri sauce with my food processor. Of course my fp is only 2 cups so I could really use a bigger one! I would start my making that pistacio parsley pesto mentioned earlier in the comments :)

  97. meg segerberg says

    I received a Cuisinart as a wedding gift which was almost 27 years ago!! It still works well but over the years I have had to replace the bowl and misc. parts and have often toyed w/ the idea of replacing it with a newer model. It would be such a treat to have a new toy to play with!The g.f. mulberry granola sounds amazing. Think that might be the first recipe I would try should I win.

  98. Carol says

    I would use it for my soup veggies, breads and whatever else I could explore with!! Thank you Elana for your website. You have helped me tremendously. I am gluten and dairy free.

  99. Danielle says

    I have made the Double Chocolate Orange Torte, and I would love to make the crackers, mashed cauliflower, and cauliflower rice.

  100. Christy says

    Soooo excited that your doing a giveaway for the 12 cup processor. I have a 4 cup Cuisinart processor that I have to use and it takes me FOREVER to make a big batch of anything because I have to mix it in small portions. Plus, the lids gotten cracked over the years and if it’s too full…what a mess. Still, I use that thing every day. I make a REALLY a great vegetarian mock tuna in it and it chops herbs in a cinch. It’s also beats chopping onions by hand! Thanks so much for this AWESOME opportunity!!

  101. Moira L says

    It would *fabulous* to own such a nice food processor so I could finally make my homemade hummus. Cuisinart processors are just so efficient – they make the creamiest, smoothest hummus!

  102. Lissa M says

    I love to bake so when I decided to incorporate raw/vegan foods I discovered raw nut crusts that replace dough crusts. Having the right sized and right powered food processor is critical to getting the correct consistency without turning your crust into a nut butter!

  103. Katie says

    I love making all my salad dressings and a wonderful date, almond coconut snack ball for my kids in my old, simple food processor.

  104. says

    Would love to have this processor. I already have the blender, but is too small. I make a great sorbet just using frozen fruit and a little almond milk.This processor would solvw so
    many problems and help me make shortcuts.

  105. says

    date-cacao-almond truffles…. and raw chashew-cheesecake…yum.

    I’d love a new food processor… mine is nearing a poor state, sigh.

  106. Kathleen Guertin says

    I would love to make my own almond butter! As well as a long list of dips, spreads, and other goodies :) (This is a great giveaway – I have wanted a Cuisinart Processor for a while now but am a college student so I have to wait until I graduate and get a job!).

  107. Sandy Wegner says

    I would love to have a food processor – I would make hummus and your creamy ricotta dip most definitely!!!! amazing giveaway!!!

  108. Jenny says

    I have been wanting to replace my old food processor with the Rolls Royce of food processors ever since I saw someone use one at a potluck I went to! I really want to make nut butters and frozen banana ice cream, which my current one just can’t seem to handle.

  109. Ruth says

    Cuisinart. Wow. I want one. My Oster is starting to give out with all of the Almond/Hazelnut milk I make.

    You’re the best!


  110. diana says

    So timely! Was just babying my old Krups since I’ve already been told there are no replacement parts available any longer for it. I use it mostly to puree steamed veggies
    for soups, but have been hesitant to try it with pates. Like everyone, would be thrilled to win. I very much appreciate this blog and your phenomenal recipes.

  111. Lori says

    Vegetable stuffing during thanksgiving. Would like to make smoothies my girls and son would drink :)

  112. says

    Hi Elana!

    There are so many great things you can make with the food processor, including guacamole, gazpacho, homemade ground meat (a real money saver!) and bread dough, but my FAVORITE is Banana Bread! It’s so easy, the whole process takes a few minutes. My family and I make a bunch of them for the holidays and they are always a big hit.


  113. Jennifer says

    There are so many things I’d love to make if I have a food processor. I’ve always wanted one. From your list, I’d love to try out most of those recipes you listed above. Right now, the jelly doughnut cupcakes sounds the best! Haven’t had those in years due to being gluten intolerant.



  115. Atour says

    I make hummus, pesto and power bars. I would love to win this :-)
    Love your site and recipes. Thank you!

  116. April says

    I love to make roasted red pepper hummus and baba ganouj with my food processor. It doesn’t make these as smooth as it once did… Thanks for the great giveaway!

  117. Becky T says

    My mom had one that she would make biscotti with… I would love to perfect my own GF biscotti this year!

  118. Monique says

    I would love a new food processor. Mine is dying. It’s blade is not sharp anymore and it’s cracking. My husband got it as a wedding gift from his 1st marriage in 91!! I make so many things in it – yesterday I made raw coconut wraps – sooo good! I make mashed cauli in it! I make butter, whipped cream. I make raw nut desserts in it. I grind up nuts and seeds in it to use as flour. I use my food processor more than anything else in the kitchen. Guess that is why it is dying.

  119. Michel says

    My favorite thing to make is fresh salsa with tomatoesm onions cilatro, jalapenos and lots of lime juice!

  120. Judy says

    Your FIG TAPENADE is the perfect recipe for using the Cuisinart! The tapenade recipe gets rave reviews when served with your OLIVE ROSEMARY BREAD that I make into crackers. Thank you for your fabulous recipes!

  121. Lisa DeSimone says

    If I had this food processer I’d try the Double Chocolate Walnut Brownies – FOR SURE!

  122. Tiffani M. says

    I love making pignoli cookies’ almond paste in a food processor as opposed to using store-bought almond paste!

  123. Lisa says

    Oh I would love it! I love your site Elana! Three months gluten free today!!! I wish you could see the before and after pictures. I am amazed. We were invited to a dinner party last weekend. They weren’t fixing anything I could eat so I brought (to share) salmon and mashed cauliflower. They were both a hit. For dessert I shared Dina’s Delightful cookies and the Roasted banana ice cream. YUM! Everyone wanted to be gluten free, grain free and dairy free that night!!! Thank you much for being so generous of your time and recipes.

  124. says

    I would use the food processor to make my delicious from-scratch pareve (non-dairy)ice cream for our synagogue. My last one broke and we don’t have funds to buy a new one.

  125. Bonni Snyder says

    I only have a little food processor and I make mayonnaise in it. If I had a big food processor, I would love to make your raw apple sauce. Mmmmmmm……

    A big food processor would also be extremely helpful in making gefilte fish for our seder this year!

  126. Grace Burns says

    I would love to have a food processor! I would use it for our coconut milk fruit smoothies, and to make Mashed Cauliflower and Creamy Ricotta Dip for sure, & then have a blast experimenting with it – starting with the recipes you have listed here! Yum! I’m drooling just thinking about the possibilities…

  127. Danielle says

    My favorite recipe from your collection that I used my (non-Cuisinart) food processor for would have to be the cranberry bars. I love the tartness from the cranberries with the nuttiness of the crust. I also use it to make spinach artichoke dip which makes prep time a snap.

  128. Arleen says

    I would love a food processor! First of all I would make your energy bars with dates and cranberries, and then I would try the Chocolate Hazelnut spread….fresh pesto this summer…. I’m really hoping to win!

  129. Patricia says

    I only have a very TINY food processor (food chopper only, I think). How wonderful it would be to have one like you are giving away. I would like to try to make almond butter. Thanks for the nice giveaway.

  130. Alfred L. Boudwin says

    I would probably use the food processor to more finely chop vegetables–carrots for carrot cake, gazpacho, whatever sounds good!

  131. Jan Olsen says

    I was so excited when I read this! My son and I are both Gluten Free. I love your cookbook! It has helped us with this transition. I have always wanted a cuisinart to help make my cooking experience more fun and efficient!

  132. Becca says

    I have been wanting a food processor forever, but just don’t have the money to splurge on it at this time. I love being in the kitchen, so this would be a wonderful addition to my kitchen appliances. What would I use it for?! The possibilities are endless! I would pick mashed cauliflower. :)

  133. Kathy says

    My favorite thing I would make with my food processor is a dish I have had at other people’s houses: a shredded carrot dish that has feta cheese and harissa in it. I have been telling myself I need to have a way to make it at MY house because it is so good.

  134. Joan Foberg says


    Your brownie recipe is the first one in 17 years of working with gluten fee that I have been happy with. I must admit I was skeptical about the chips in the food processor thing but you had earned my trust with a number of other recipes so I gave it a whirl.

    Its not one of my kitchen standards. And what is nice is that these brownies do not get a weird texture after a couple of days. AND for us folks who are serious about our chocolate, they really give you a nice chocolate glow. :-)

    Thanks for all the great recipes. You site has been passed around to many friends and family.
    Happy Cooking!

  135. says

    I have tried to make your apple sauce. My food processor is too small to do an adequate job even thought it came out tasting quite good. I do love to make hummus in it though. I love hummus and raw veggies as a snack.

  136. Theresa says

    I love using these kind of kitchen tools! Mashed cauliflower and guacamole would be some of the top items on my list. I really want to try Elana’s Carrot Banana Muffins also!

  137. Jennifer Hasselbush says

    I like making homemade pesto in my food processor. Also, I like making my homemade Caesar Salad dressing. So yummy & easy to make.

  138. Suzette says

    Love, love, love your double chocolate brownies! I have already printed off the chocolate cranberry power bars to try next, though. I think I might feel a little less guilty eating those for breakfast. :)

  139. Patty Donovan says

    I’ve made some of the muffins with a food processor, cauliflower and several other concoctions. I also make sauerkraut and other fermented veggies. I have an older 7 cup Cuisinart and would dearly love a bigger, more versatile food processor. Thank you for your website; I use it all the time :)

  140. says

    German Pancakes. I like fast and easy because I can not stand long I need to be in and out of the kitchen fast. This is so easy my 10 year old daughter and 16 year old son make it often.

    6 eggs
    1 cup milk or rice or almond milk
    1 cup flour or Pamala’s Baking mix

    Preheat oven to 425. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a 9X9 pan. Pour ingredients into pan and cook for 25 min. Top with Agava Nectur, Almond or Peanut butter, fresh fruit or your favorite.

  141. Cheryl Yank says

    I love getting a recipe in my inbox almost every day, and many of them I have tried and found delicious.

  142. says

    I know I should be making more things in my food processor, but the only thing I really enjoy making is homemade nut and seed butters. I like making raw food recipes, as well, such as a raw chocolate cake made with walnuts, dates and carob powder. So good! :)

  143. Toni says

    I love using a food processor for dates. I’ve made a chocolate frosting using dates, cashews, cocoa powder and some agave. It was delicious.

    I also use it for soaked cashews that I add basil to make a delish creamy pesto sauce. I use the pesto for a gf, dairy free lasagne that is so creamy no ever notices it doesn’t have any cheese!

    Thanks so much.

  144. Debbie H says

    Sure are a lot of comments. I guess everyone wants a new Cuisinart! My favorite food processor recipe is Falafel!

  145. says

    oh my goodness, elana, this is so neat! as a gluten-free vegan on a high raw diet, i would immediately, upon opening this baby up, make your simple and lovely raw applesauce for my friends and my wonderful mom who lives right next door to me (she’d appreciate it and we’d share the processor).

    i’d even use the lemons from my cute dwarf pink lemonade tree!

    love your gf and vegan recipes–thanks!

  146. Kelley Hart says

    Hi Elana!
    We use our food processor for LOTS of things. But one of our favorite recipes that we use it for is Salman Cakes. We chop up the carrots, onions, walnuts, garlic, etc… Super yummy! It’s just NEVER big enough for everything we need to process… :)
    Thanks for the recipes and for the chance to win a new cuisinart!

  147. Anne says

    I don’t have a food processor. If I had one though, I would probably use it first to shred carrots. I am always making carrot bars, cakes etc. with my grand children. We then get to enjoy something that tastes sweet, and the bonus of knowing they are getting their veggies!

  148. Dorothy says

    I’ve always wanted a food processor, but wasn’t sure if it was worth the cost. I already have a Vita mixer and love it. Now it sounds like I need the food processor to make my kitchen complete. Love your recipes too.

  149. Vanessa Meyer says

    My food processor died mid-hazelnut spread making (I am/was kind of an addict). I’ve been lost without it!

  150. says

    I make a ton of stuff with my food processor. Trouble is, it is way too small. I would LOVE a 12-cup – what a difference it would make to be able to process, say, your recipe for “Gluten Free and Grain Free ‘Raw’ Granola” in one single batch!

  151. Meryl markowitz says

    I would love to have a food processor for Pesach. It would really cut down on my prep time. There’s enough to do with cleaning the house and preparing the kitchen. Any break I can get, I woulfd gladly accept.

    Kuglels would be a breeze, no hand grating. Charoset, and quickly shredding vegys for salads.

    What a dream that would be for me.

  152. says

    By far and away my fave recipe is your turkey white bean chili! When those white beans are pureed, and added back into the recipe, yum, yum! It’s enough to make you bite your finger!!! :-)

  153. Sharon S says

    I love my very very very old food processor. I use it nearly daily for a variety of meal prep as well as breads and muffins, with your double chocolate muffins quickly coming to mind.

  154. jc says

    i’d make cauliflower rice for raw sushi or mashed cauliflower~

    banana ice cream is a must too! also, hummus!!!

  155. says

    I am addicted to Pioneer Woman’s Restuarant Style Salsa and you use a food processor to make it. I have a tiny little food processor/blender combo that is about 10 years old and showing it’s age. In fact my husband just glued the bowl the other week. And with this one, I have to make the salsa in three batches so that the bowl is not too full so that it leaks all out of the edges, which I’ve done plenty of times. A 12 cup machine would be a dream!
    I also might then be able to use it for dough, which I have never done before.
    Thanks for the opportunity Elena!

  156. Lidia says

    I’d like to make the mashed calliflour. I’d also like to try some of your dessert recipes, such as the hazelnut chocolate spread.

  157. anna eidson says

    Yeah! The perfect piece of equipment to make a divine pistachio-meyer lemon pesto. Or, or, or…..! Raw orange-chocolate truffles…sinfully delicious, yet insanely GOOD for you. Oh! And edamame hummus! But maybe, just maybe the best of all – healthy dough for homemade dog cookies. A four legged fella needs good food too, you know!

  158. Vicki says

    I make hummus in seconds and everyone thinks that I worked very hard on it. Sh, don’t tell

  159. says

    OMG, your double chocolate walnut brownies are an absolute dream! my daughter is turning 10 tomorrow(April 1st), and has requested that I make those for her slumber party!!! melts my heart that she requests these!!!

  160. Jennifer Stephenson says

    If I had a food processor, I would definitely experiment with a walnut pesto. Love walnuts and basil, so seems like it would be a good combination.

  161. kellee says

    I’d love to make pesto with the food processor. Yummy basil and walnut or cilantro and pistacio…so many options! Thank you!

  162. says

    My current food processor was passed down from my former mother-in-law. Boy it would be nice to have a new one, with happier memories LOL!

    Love your site – thank you for all your excellent recipes!

  163. Julie says

    I would love to make homemade spaghetti sauce. My Mother-in-Law uses a processor all the time and I would love to learn her recipes.
    Thanks for the chance!

  164. Kristie says

    I currently don’t have a Cuisinart, but having one would improve my baking/cooking! The very 1st thing I would make is the Carrot Banana muffins! YUM!

  165. says

    Oh I have been wanting one of these for a long time now (had one but gave it to my sister) – I would use it right away to make my butternut squash soup recipe.

  166. Debbie Kuhn says

    If I had a food processor, I would make some of my favorite recipes:

    GF Pizza Dough
    GF Sourdough Bread Dough
    GF Red Velvet Cupcakes

    It would be a time saver for me, I do a lot of Advanced Meal and it would cut a lot of my prep work almost in half!!!

    It would definitely be used and loved every day in my kitchen. No dust bunnies allowed on my kitchen appliances!!!

  167. Heather says

    this is a wonderful giveaway & that food processor is much better than my current one. I just made a batch of your chocolate cranberry power bars and they are so yummy!

  168. Sandy Austin says

    Elana, I use my processor most often to make my “garbonza mix.”
    I pulse garbonza beans, carrot chunks, broccoli flowers, purple onion, and celery until I get a mixture similar in size to small rice. A container full stays in the refrig for the week. I nibble on it (with or without rice crackers or fill half a gluten free pita pocket. A small amount (3-4 tablespoons) provide enough bulk and protein to make a quick snack or lunch that is simply sitting there ready to eat.
    My processor is even older than yours (kids now 40 yrs old!)The plastic handle that locks into place before the processor will engage broke about a month ago. I’ve not yet replaced it. Winning your processor would surely solve that problem (:>
    Thanks for making the possibility available to your faithful readers.

  169. Meredith says

    Thanks for this great giveaway! I would use it for everything! Hummus, veggies, and salsa since my kids would live on salsa if they could!

  170. Bethany Miller says

    O boy! I would love this food processor. We would eat homemade green and red salsa all summer long!

  171. Silvia says

    Ohhh where do I begin, what I use a food preocessor for, soups , veggies, mixing all the delightful recipes for muffins you post on your site, it makes life sooo easy, I love love your cauliflower rice one of my favorite dishes to make and like mentioned before love using it for combining my muffin mixes! I have a small three cup processor and I would love a big one, espcially makig a huge batch of that loveley devine Almond butter you had posted it on here! It is a staple in my household! I would love it!

  172. carol says

    Love all your GF recipes..been trying to eliminate glutens in my diet in hoping that it will help my MS…had to quit work last year because of it, but on the bright side… I have more time to try all of your dishes & a food processor like that would make it so nice !!!

  173. Deborah Binder says

    I have a backyard garden and love to make big batches of homemade tomato sauce that I process in glass jars. Having the Cuisinart to chop the peppers, onions, herbs, etc would be FABULOUS! Thanks for all of your healthy option–especially for the Jewish holidays. L’Chaim!

  174. Liz N says

    I love making hummus. Also I love using a food processor for mixing up my cheesecake batter. It takes out all the lumps! Thanks for the chance to win!

  175. says

    Today I made butter cookies (almond flour, butter, celtic sea salt, vanilla and honey) using my food processor! Actually turned it into a large “cookie cake” for my daughter’s birthday party tomorrow!

    How does anyone get by without a food processor!!!!???!?!?

  176. Julie says

    Mmm… if I had a food processor, I would use it to make fresh salsas. I love fresh fruits and vegetables, and I LOVE salsas, but for now I chop by hand. Fun sometimes, but I’m sure it would be magical to have it in *seconds*!! :D

  177. johanna says

    Your Orange Cranberry Biscotti–bar none the best!!!! Love it!!! And if there are any sympathy points, the crappy NON Cuisinart brand food processor we currently have is on its last blends, AND it’s a PITA to clean!

  178. says

    Oh what a dream… I was reading your post recently about homemade power bars and I really wanted to make the almond ones you noted here but found that I need a food processor for most of them. So that’s which recipe I would try as step one with my beautiful new food processor if I won. The macadamia nut version of them sounds delish as well.

    Thanks for this opportunity Elana and Cuisinart : )

  179. Kim R. says

    It would be wonderful to use this valuable kitchen tool to make nut meal for tortes, and then use it to make the chocolate sauce — gluten free goodness!

  180. Allyson says

    I am so thrilled by your give-a-way. I’ve been thinking for weeks on how much I need to get a food processor. Your power bars would be an amazing addition to my breakfast foods. I’d also LOVE to be able to grind my own nuts, but sadly, my small coffee grinder just won’t cut it.

  181. Jackie Davis says

    I would love a food processor. I am currently using my parent’s old one [I am 59 and they are in their late 80’s] so you know how worn out it is. I just got your book and have been making recipes from it as well as from your web site. I love the pumpkin bars but I did have to increase the cinnamon for a little more flavor. The old processor did seem to handle this recipe okay. I am currently using a mini food processor to chop up vegetables for my soups [basal joint replacements in both hands so don’t chop too good] but I have to do it in shifts because it is so small. It is better than the old food processor but not much room. PS. thanks so much for your recipes. They have made the anti-candida, gluten free, and diabetic diet I am on much more enjoyable. Looking forward to the cupcake book which I have pre ordered.

  182. Becky says

    If I win this food processor, the first thing I would make is a delicious cole slaw with the beautiful red cabbage growing in my garden. Next I would grate carrots to add to the fresh food I make regularly for my beloved blue Weimaraner, Markai.

  183. Lorri says

    The cuisinart food processor is the best piece of equipment I have tried for making bread dough and for grating cheese and veges. Hard to keep a modern kitchen going without one.

  184. Amy Daly says

    My favorite thing to make in a food processor is bliss balls (with dates, almonds, cacao, honey, sea salt, coconut, and whatever other forms of healthy goodness you’ve got in your kitchen). A healthy, sweet treat and a nice alternative to candy bars, cookies, etc.!

  185. Samantha says

    I unfortunately do not own a food processor, but when I do I plan to make a variety of doughs… GF pizza crust… etc. I love cooking everything from scratch so I’m sure a food processor would help in many of my culinary endeavors ;-) Love your recipes!!!

  186. Kat in Hawaii says

    I have never had a Cuisinart…but in my dreams, I have always imagined making gluten free bread…mmmm….and chopping veggies…and…and…the possibilities are endless!!


  187. Erica Dinner says

    I LOVE the carrot kugel!! Since I just got a vitamix I have made about 12 carrot kugels in my, also very very very old food processor

  188. Julie Levick says

    Is there anything better than jelly donut cupcakes??? That would be at the top of my list of things to make with a food processor, especially since they would be great to share with friends and family. :)

  189. Amy Merideth says

    I have never had a food processor but the other day I tried to make homemade hummus with my blender and it was a failure. So I guess hummus and pesto are the two things I would love to make (well).

  190. Kathie says

    Well, my latest favorite recipe is from 3/30. The chocolate cranberry power bars. I took them into bootcamp this morning and everyone LOVED them! Even our instructor…a very picky eater when it comes to his refueling foods.

  191. says

    hhhmmm…. if the world was my kitchen, and I had a brand-spankinew, nifty, dandy cuisinart food processor, I would make THE most delicious raw cacao, cardamom and walnut brownies I have ever had in my life…

    Somewhere between ecstasy and nirvana, these little choc-o-bites of nature are packed full of trace minerals, anti-oxidants, nature’s medicine and bliss.

    1 cup medjool date (sans pits and steeped in hot water for 1 minute)
    1 cup raw walnut pieces (or roasted in your own oven, if raw isn’t your shtick)
    1/4 cup raw hemp seeds
    ½ cup cacao powder
    pinch sea salt
    1 T freshly ground cardamom seeds
    coconut milk as needed to moisten


    Mix: Place walnuts in a food processor and grind for a couple seconds to form a coarse flour. While machine is running, add pitted dates, cacao powder and salt, processing until a moist, crumb-like dough has formed.

    Form: Spread into an 8×8 inch pan, sprinkle with cacao nibs, and press firmly into a solid brownie layer. Cut into bite-size squares and serve. Alternately, press and roll brownie dough into small balls to make brownie bites.

  192. Anne Tess says

    Hi there! My favorite recipe that requires using a food processor is an old family recipe called “Kolache.” It’s a sweet nut roll made with sweet dough & ground walnuts. I always used the food processor to grind the walnuts. :-)

    Thank you for this great giveaway! :-)

  193. Melissa Somers-Vera says

    If I had a food processor I would love to make the Double Chocolate Walnut Brownies. They look absolutely delicious!

  194. Sara says

    I make cultured vegetables with mine. I could not imagine life without it! I inherited it from my mother-in-law almost fourteen years ago. It is cracked in a couple of places, but I love it!

  195. says

    oh man, I need a food processor SO bad! ours broke months ago and we haven’t saved up enough for a really good quality one yet.

    I really want one to make my own nut butters at home AND for hummus!

  196. Monica says

    I absolutely LOVE making energy bars! Except I have been using blenders and I would LOVE a food processor so that I could make them with more ease!

  197. Anne says

    Elana — I love your cookbook and your website. My 2 sisters and I are Celiacs and appreciate all your great recipes and ideas!!

  198. Kathleen says

    My favorite thing to make is ‘banana soft serve’! Or grind nuts for your power bars – a staple in my house.

  199. says

    Elana, I CANNOT believe the synchronicity with this one!!!

    My fiancee and I are doing a mostly raw diet right now and loving it, so we were googling food processors YESTERDAY and eyeing this exact one. We just bought a blender, cute retro green Waring one that we like, but also realize that we are just going to get a Vitamix. We have been using a Magic Bullet, which has been nice for a lot of things, but not enough for others.

    I LOVE making raw avocado chocolate pudding/mousse in a food processor with Lovely Lilly of

    I hope I win! It’s a sign from the universe… :)

  200. Alicia Crevier says

    I have a son who just turned 5 months old. I am planning on making all of my own baby food when he is able to eat it. It would sure be nice to have a food processor because I do not currently have one. But, if I did, I would use it almost everyday to make all the delicious recipes that I have never been able to make before. Or to just make the recipes I have made a whoooole lot easier. My family adores your website, as we are wheat, sugar, and dairy intolerant. I love that I do not have to try to figure out a way to make these recipes edible for us – it is already done! Thanks for all you do!


  201. jen says

    Wow.. there are so many things I’d make, but I would start by making some hazelnut milk… mmmmm!

  202. Randi says

    My favorite recipe would the one that I make that day, as I would use it EVERYDAY! Using the many gluten free recipes from your book (and others.) Cooking and baking everyday… It’s what I do! ?

  203. says

    I would LOVE to try to make some of your power bars! I am an avid cyclist and triathlete and I am sick and tired of buying bars to fuel my activities. To be able to make them at home would be fantastic, especially since I am gluten-free. The cranberry chocolate bars you recently posted have my mouth watering, but being in dental school (aka deep in debt) keeps me from purchasing one of these amazing kitchen appliances!

  204. Jane Ballantyne says

    I have used a food processor to make cookies for several years.
    1cup almond flour
    1/2 cup icing sugar
    1/2 cup corn starch
    Add butter or margarine a bit at a time and whiz….until easy to shape into balls

    Christmas could not happen without these cookies

    Thanks so much for the almond flour recipes…..

  205. says

    there is a great raw veggie/nut pate from an ani phyo cookbook that I like to make that really requires a food processor to get the right consistency. it is so fresh and yummy tasting, perfect on a bed of lettuce or on veggie sticks or crackers… what a great giveaway- a new cuisinart….it would look so great on my counter :)


  206. Andrea L. says

    Elana, I LOVE your Green Goddess Dressing! That’s what I would use a new food processor for. My current F.P. is shot. I could really use a new one.

  207. Caroline Bull says

    Right now it’s a toss up between cauliflower rice and remoulade. Both are amazing!

  208. Kristine says

    I would love to make a few of those recipes! Yum! How about for “starters” the sesame dip. That has been a favorite around here!

  209. says

    Ohhh…Me! Me! Me! I would love to have one to make batches and batches of my favorite beet tapenade (roased beets, walnuts, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt). So delicious. For my birthday last year my friends chipped in and gave me a cuisinart and one of my friends would have an Oprah moment if I could return the wonderful favor.

  210. Lisa says

    My favorite recipe using the food processor is sofrito (a blend of cilantro, peppers, onions). I made this with my grandmother as a child but she would use the blender and everytime we made it the blender would stop. As an adult I continued to use the blender, out of habit, until one day I just decided to try it in the food process and I was in heaven. I have never gone back to the blender. I always say it’s the little things in life.

    • Janice Howell says

      If I had a food processor I would make the muffins. It sounds so good and healthy…..

  211. patti strong says

    I Love Love Love the Mashed Cauliflower!! I make it in my small food processor… would LOVE to have a larger one! I also make flax/chia seed crackers (my recipe)in my food processor!

  212. Jenn Strilchuk says

    I use my food processor to make home made lara bars and to chop up veggies for home made soups. The one I own is just a cheap Black and Decker and isn’t very powerful. I’ve been dreaming of getting a Cuisinart for a long time. If I had one, I make my own almond butter…..oh, I hope I win!

  213. Emily says

    I’m a new international graduate student, and to be honest, food processors were sooo out of my league! but i just had my wisdom teeth operation, and i found blenders/food processors sooo soo good for making green smoothies, so I get my greens even as my gums and jaws heal up!

  214. says

    oooh If I had a food processor I would make home made pesto galore!! I have also made you fig neutrons at a friends house, using her processor..

  215. Jenn says

    Flourless chocolate cake… made with garbanzo beans and topped with peanut butter frosting. My favorite dessert fix!

  216. heather says

    My favorite thing to make in a food processor is hummous! i know that it is a simple thing to do, but it seems like i make it all of the time : ) so yummy!

    i have the original, first model, cuisinart as a hand me down from my mom.

  217. JoAnn Whitley says

    Hi Elana, I have several recipes that I like but I use it most for pureeing beans….I love to do this and use it to thicken soups…it works great and adds fiber and protein and no one knows they are in there. The cuisinart that I have is the very smallest and I would love to win this big one!!! Thank you so much for your website. JoAnn

  218. Leah says

    Oh how could I choose!! I’d love to make salmon cakes, homemade laura bars, and pesto!

  219. says

    My favorite food processor recipe is Raw Granola from Raw Food, Real World by Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngailis. I’d love to have a bigger food processor because I have to make this recipe in little batches with my 4-cup machine!

  220. Jan Mumma says

    I love the mashed cauliflower! My doc said to lose weight that a low-carb diet works well and the mashed cauliflower is so delicious. My Cuisinart is very old and I think about to self-destruct so I sure could use a new one. Here’s hoping!!

  221. Linda Peterson says

    Blessings Elana,
    If I had a Cuisinart, I would make homemade guacamole and different kinds of salsa. I thank my youngest son for getting me hooked on the them. LOL Also, I am going to be a first time grandma. I will be working on teaching my daughter how to make homemade organic babyfood. I no longer have a processor and would deeply appreciate getting a new one. Thank you for your time and talents.

  222. Denise says

    I was just looking into food processors after your last post on chocolate cranberry power bars! That would be the first recipe I would try. In the past I have used my old blender when recipes have called for a food processor, but it doesn’t seem to work very well. I would love to have a Cuisinart! Thanks for offering this give away!

  223. Anne says

    … forgot to mention… two of my favorite food-processor recipes are hummus and pesto !!!!! Yum :)

  224. Tracy says

    i am definitely in need for a bigger food processor, i currently have a 4-cup, which works great – but we are expecting our first baby in july, and i am planning to make all my own baby food – so i’m pretty sure a 4-cupper, is not gonna cut it for long! :)

    have been loving all your fantastic recipes! thanks for all you do!

  225. Rebecca says

    My favorite recipe to use a food processor for is nut bars with almonds, almond butter, pecans and coconut oil. Yum!

  226. Paula Shapiro says

    Elana’s cook book is the one I use and recommend to everyone gluten free or not. There are many recipes I’d like to make but I don’t have a food processor. Love the turkey burgers!

  227. Julie says

    I would love to make the Chocolate Expression power bar recipe! I love on-the-go bars, but the ones in the stores are so expensive.

  228. says

    OMG! I’ve been drooling over that food processor for months now! My old food processor broke so I’ve been without one for waaaay too long. As soon as I get a new one I’m making a big batch of hummus. Pesto is next on my list.

  229. jo says

    My Kitchen Aid Food Processor sometimes leaks, I don’t like that. I also have a Cuisinart Toaster on my countervthat works great, it’s lonely, I think it needs friend :) I’d love to have this beautiful food processor :)

  230. jackie says

    Hmmmm…what would I make? Everything on Elana’s list to start. Love her recipes. Would sooo love to have this!!!

  231. Shari says

    We make a breakfast pumpkin recipe with cottage cheese, egg, pumpkin pie spice, etc (a recipe from the site that I modified) in the food processor and put it into glass bowls for microwaving at work later (then stirring in flax seed meal.) It’s is so yummy and it smells sooooooooo good, my co-workers alwlays comment on how good it smells! It’s not nearly as good when it’s not pureed/mixed in the food processor because the cottage cheese remains lumpy.

  232. says

    I totally forgot to mention my favorite food processor recipe (probably because I am so excited about the new Cuisinart giveaway!) It’s cinnamon walnut cookies made in the food processor – they are SO YUMMY no one ever guesses that they are completely grain-free and sugar-free. Here’s the recipe (you see a photo of my 20 year old food processor – trying to gain sympathy points, here, ha ha):

  233. Lisa Rogers says

    Oh wow, so many things I have needed a processor for that my silly little blender just cannot do. Hmmm for starters, pureeing fresh roasted pumpkin for my Pumpkin Hazelnut Torte, or beets for an awesome Red Velvet Cake, or making my own hazelnut meal. It would be fabulous to help me with so many of my meals and such. I currently have one of the tiny cuisinart food processors, but it’s old and wearing out. There are so many things I can think to do with it to make my time in the kitchen easier. :-)

    • Tammy says

      Just wanted to add, that I’ve never had the extra money to buy one, so for the last 9 years of marriage, I’ve been grating by hand! (for latkes, too :) )

  234. Donna says

    My favorite use for a food processor is making homemade soups. I used to avoid making them for all the chopping I had to do, but with a food processor, all that chopping is so easy (especially onions, which are awful to chop by hand) and I feel like I’m eating more healthy by making my soups from scratch.

  235. says

    I would make anything and everything I could! My favorite is probably the carrot banana muffin! But I also like to make salsa and mac & “cheez” with my food processor! But it just recently broke!

  236. Brenda Gaines says

    I have never had a food processor – and I have never tried making crackers.
    I think I’d try the multi-grain (grainless) crackers first if I had one.

  237. Arlene Griffin says

    I am gearing up (and gearing up my family) to go gluten free in April. I have been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and we all have various problems, namely allergies, asthma, eczema, etc. I believe food intolerances are at the root of it all and have been gathering gluten free recipes for our experiment. A food processor would be ideal to make gluten free breads so my family doesn’t give up on me.:) Love your site, Elana.


  238. says

    What an amazing giveaway!!! My 30 year old Cuisinart has a cracked base and bowl and it does not chop evenly anymore. I am starting to look into getting a replacement. I could not function without one!!! I use it almost every day. I make almond butter regularly. I use it to make tuna salad or chicken salad…I chop up a red apple, walnuts, dill pickles and green onions, then hand mix with the tuna or the canned chicken and mayonnaise…yum! It makes great salsa and great guacamole, tomatillo salsa, hash, hummus, coleslaw, carrots for carrot cake, chops veggies so quickly for soups. I would like to make your fig newtons…that is one thing I really miss.
    I just made my own almond milk and made your crackers with the pulp. They were outstanding!!! I also love your cinnamon muffins, of course the peanut butter bread, pancakes and the pizza dough. I just got your book so have not had a chance to make all I want to yet. Thank you for the fabulous recipes! I have sent links to a lot of friends and they all liked your recipes.
    Sincerely, Lois

  239. says

    My food processor died a few months ago and I have been missing it dearly. I’m going to bet the recipe I used most in my food processor was hummus. It is also fabulous for grating veggies quickly so my arm doesn’t fall off trying to hand grate pounds of cabbage or sweet potatoes. Thanks!

  240. Christey says

    My hands down absolute favorite recipe to make in my food processor is Elana’s spicy power bars. Those bars of yours the best thing EVER. The flavors and texture are perfection. The bummer is I only have a 3 cup processor and I have to make the bars in stages. Elana’s recipes are all a hit, I don’t think I’ve tried one I didn’t like, but again my absolute favorite is the spicy power bars and that’s what I make in my processor all the time!

  241. Cheryl McLean says

    My favorite thing to make in my food processor is pie dough… I love that moment when it all comes together in a beautiful ball just ready to pluck from the bowl of the food processor. It’s magic!

  242. Michelle S says

    It’s beautiful! :) I have been wanting a new more powerful food processor for awhile. love your site and recipes Elana.

  243. says

    Hi Elana,

    I love my Cuisinart and use it a lot! What I’d like to do if I won this Cuisinart is give it to my sister. She loves to cook and is a fabulous cook. Her Cuisinart is worn out but she can’t afford a new one.

  244. says

    Ohhh, pretty! My food processor died recently, and I’ve been missing some of my favorite foods. Something I like to make often is “No-Cheese Spread” from John Robbins’ book “Diet for A New World”, which combines cashews, sauteed red pepper, nutritional yeast, tamari, olive oil, and sesame seeds. It’s super good on dairy free pizza, crackers, as a veggie dip, etc.

  245. Alana says

    I would love to be able to make my own nut butters! And also try your chocolate hazelnut spread!

  246. says

    I love to make pastry dough in my food processor. I know that is a simple answer but maybe if I had this one I would learn to make some more intricate dishes with it!

  247. Meggin says

    Oh I need this:) I would make my raw pie crusts with it! And chop onions without crying! Oh please pick me:)
    Thanks for the offer!

  248. Nancy McGlinchey says

    I would love to have a Cuisinart and would use it to make Artisan bread dough on a regular basis. It would be wonderful!

  249. Lily says

    I woud use a new food processor to make your power bars!!! Also, if I had a food processor, I would be able to make more of your recipes.. so far I’ve only made a few but they all look SO AMAZING.
    What a great giveaway!!

  250. Shelley says

    Since my celiac diagnosis, I cook nearly all my meals. Even if I go out, I generally bring my own food. I purchased a Vita Mix to make green smoothies and soups to begin my healing process with nutrient rich meals that could be digested easily. That was 2 years ago and it worked – my health has improved. Thanks to your amazing website, my repertoire of recipes has been increasing dramatically. I have used many of your recipes and loved everyone. In particular, I appreciate your holiday menus. I have planned Rosh Hashanah, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah meals using your menus. Love IT!!!! Passover is quickly approaching and I would love to make your gefilte fish recipe for myself and my family. It would be amazing to have a cuisinart food processor to prepare the gefilte fish and explore new recipes. Thanks for this opportunity. I hope I win but if it is not me, I offer my congratulations to the winner!

  251. Carol says

    I have a 4-cup food processor and I’ve used it to make salsa, hummus, and gluten-free pancakes and brownies.

  252. E Harris says

    If I had a Cuisinart, I would make loads of pesto with fresh basil from my garden. I would freeze some so I could enjoy summer year-round. And, I would be able give pesto as gifts since it is truly one of my favorite things.

  253. Marilyn Forest-Dott says

    So many wonderful recipes here. I’m actually enjoying cooking and eating again. I recently made Gluten Free Multi “Grain” Crackers, which uses a food processor and they are delicious. I had to bake them a little longer at a slightly higher temp to get them to be crispy. Delicious!

  254. Aura Aryeff says

    Hi there Elana…my favorite uses for my very old cuisinart right now are some of your almond flour based bread and cookie recipes! I’ve been making fish cakes lately as well, experimenting with different kinds of fish and other veggies…thanks! ~Aura

  255. Joann says

    I’m sure my daughter would love to have her food processor back so I can use my own to make coleslaw and shredded meat recipes!

  256. says

    I like to use mine with my pizza crust recipe. :-)

    Elana, thank you so much for offering this to us. I think that I am in the market for a Vita Mix as well. Any suggestions? Please feel free to e-mail me.

  257. RH says

    Perfect timing! I have a well-loved Cuisinart that’s on its last legs. When I use it now it makes the saddest, slowest whirring noise you’ve ever heard. Given a new one, I would use it for everything I used my old one for, which is everything. First on the list? Maybe walnut crema for some delicious roasted asparagus.

  258. Loryn says

    The double chocolate walnut brownies take me over the moon. With the push of a cuisinart button, they are ready to bake in no time. This is what every brownie wants to be.

  259. Sarah says

    I would make ultra-thick smoothies that require a spoon. And nut butters. I think actually I would just eat all of my food in a blended state, because I would be so overjoyed.

  260. Dorothea says

    I had a wonderful 25 years with my Cuisinart before the bowl cracked and rendered it useless. I’ve been lusting after the new Elite series ever since! One of my favorite recipes to make with a food processor is large batches of fresh, summertime Pico de Gallo. Thank you for such an awesome giveaway!

  261. shirley says

    My very aged food processor (which we’ve had since ‘before kids’ as well :-) is my go to for grating potatoes for latkes and cabbage for Cole slaw.

    Thanks for the opportunity, Elana!

  262. says

    Sweet! I SO need one of these. I’ve had Crohn’s since Nov. 2009, and am treating it with diet and natural medicine. A good food processor would expand my diet options a ton!!!!

  263. Eri says

    I like making different dips for my kids. They eat vegetables they don’t normally eat if I make dips for them (and they don’t know that the dips already have vegetables and beans in them…)

  264. Kristen says

    Thank you for all your wonderful recipes! We look forward to making the Almond Flour cake this weekend for my Sons 6th Birthday.

  265. Neva says

    I do not have a food process – but would love to have one. Some many reciepes I want to try need one. I would make your mashed cauliflower, and chocolate hazelnut spread for sure. Thanks for sharing

  266. Marybeth says

    I love using my food processor to make pastes for meat and fish, the pastes also work well if you are going to coat something in any type of gf cereal or crumbs. A yummy one: garlic cloves, red onion, basil, black pepper a little ginger, sea salt and a dash of cinnamon add lemon/lime juice and a dash of your favorite vinegar. This is great on meat and is also nice when coated with sesame seeds.

  267. megan hughes says

    I use the food processor to make your butter almond cookies, from your website, not in the wonderful cookbook. I just dump everything into the bowl, pulse a few times and voila! They are the easiest cookies ever. I make them into logs and refrigerate or freeze and then just slice and bake. They are a favorite of my piano students. Megan Hughes

  268. Kendra says

    I think dough’s are a fantastic thing to make in a food processor. Easy and consistent.

  269. Taca says

    Oh would love to win this, don’t have a food processor. I would make pie dough, breads, spreads, pesto, etc. Anything that can be made with a food processor would be on my list.

  270. Alicia says

    I have 2 favorites, gluten and dairy free morning glory muffins and a version of KFC coleslaw. Luckly my food processor (that is on its last leg) is 12 cups and can hold the 2 heads of cabbage!

  271. Marjorie Hill says

    I find the fig newtons a most interesting recipe – with very nutritional ingredients. I would not of thought of making my own fig newtons, until I read the recipe in the Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook.

  272. Laraine Hadley says

    I would like a food processor to do the things that my Vita-mix does not do well i.e. shredding vegs for cole slaw or salad. I used to have a food processor, but it wore out. Thanks!

  273. Joy says

    The Cuisinart looks awesome! I like the Double Chocolate Walnut Brownies – lots of chocolate is always good!

  274. Eileen says

    Wow, would have to be my pal Adele’s Basil Pesto. I love that fresh basil, olive oil, garlic, parmesan, nuts and a dash of parsley can make something so wonderfully tasty- and gluten-free! It is a treat on gluten-free pasta and Adele also recommends it with fish or to flavor soups. Yum!

  275. Melinda Carlson says

    I just found your site recently, and I’m excited to get in the kitchen this weekend to try some of your recipes! I would also love a chance at a bigger Cusinart food processor! Thanks for sharing your recipes with us.

  276. Paula Hrynik says

    Elena – hard to choose a favorite, but that mustard lime cicken practically sings from grill to plate! Of course, the double chocolate brownies are fabulous too – can’t wait for Lent to end – gave up chocolate for Lent! What was I thinking??? I love, love that you are generous in sharing GF recipes – sometimes being creative while providing GF fare is tough, but I can always count on you to nudge me along to better eating. Hope we bump into each other in this gorgeous foothills town some day! Thanks – Paula

  277. says

    pie crust comes together really easily in a food processor. Hummus and other bean dips are fast in there too. Thanks for having the giveaway!

  278. Allegra Heidelinde says

    I use a food processor to make my own nut flours, that way they are fresh, room temperature and I don’t have to worry about freezing them.

    Other favorite things to do in a food processor are: tahini salad dressing (combines all ingredients easily), pesto (I make mine dairy free), and cookie dough! (I fold in the goodies later).

    Thanks Elana,

  279. wendy w says

    hello elana, thanks for your fantastic recipes! we’d love to have a food processor. if we had one i’d make mock mashed potatoes (w/cauliflower instead of potatoes, oil, salt, pepper and almond flour to thicken), we’d shred and dehydrate veggies for use in soups (onion, bell pepper, carrot, celery), pureed baby foods, slicing fresh veggies, slicing apples for making dehydrated cinnamon chips, bulk shredding and freezing veggies, etc. thanks for offering this giveaway! wendy

  280. Audrey J says

    My favorite processor recipe is Cranberry Almond Slaw. It takes a large processor to be able to make this in one batch.

  281. Arlyn says

    I would LOVE to win this food processor!!! I currently have a really tiny one in which hardly anything fits so I mainly used it to make my son his baby food.Thanks for the opportunity!!

  282. says

    We love making hummus in our food processor. We make the garbanzo beans in a pressure cooker. We use fresh lime instead of lemon. We also add lots of cumin and gently chop in roasted red peppers once the hummus is really smoooooooth.

    Thanks for the great website and recipes and the chance to win!

  283. Matt says

    I love making homemade nut butters with a food processor. I LOVE me some almond butter!

  284. says

    oh man, I really need this food processor! I have just recently decided I need a “real” processor to replace the cheap little chopper I have been using to process. I tried making one of your brownie recipes in my chopper, but it just wasn’t big enough! I also love making grain-free granola!

  285. says

    I would LOVE LOVE to win one. My current one is horrible…my blender actually works better. Sad, I know! But my favorite recipe is Italian tilapia with my own roasted red pepper pesto on top. I also make a mean sun dried tomato pesto for pasta!!

  286. says

    Oy! I managed to send my comment before I was finished… Sorry!

    So, suffice it to say… I LOVE these brownies, and they are delish. (Even if I don’t win the cuisinart–I say, YOU gotta try them!)

    They originally come from a raw foodie in southern cal, but I have added the toasting of the walnuts (raw isn’t always my deal)…. and I have added the cardamom, sometimes even crushed lavender or orange peel is yummy… The coconut milk is added only if you need a little extra moisture (and didn’t soak your dates). Oh, and I also added the hempseed. I’m a vegetarian… so I complete my protein whenever possible.

    So, not to take full credit, the “core” of this came from SoCal… and I have modified in my kitchen in Oregon (in my tiny little chopper)… The raw foodie I got it from was, of course, all raw, and no spices, hemp, or coconut milk… but all these ingredients are what bring out its highest potential — in my opinion, of course :)

    I always put a sweet little slice of date on the top and sprinkle with coconut powder (which is ANOTHER AMAZING way to use the food processor–by taking coconut flakes– Bob’s RedMill’s big flakes are my favorite b/c they are unsweetened and perfect.

    Sorry for the addendum to my comment :)

    Have an awesome day… and thanks for the opportunity to share!

    Love, Britt (that’s my yoga & ayurveda blog)

  287. andrea says

    I love my food processor but it’s a small one so i have to divide and quarter recipes…I would love to have a 12-cup processor! Right now I am into using my processor to shred vegetables like jicama, carrots and squash for latkes and cauliflower for faux rice and mashed potatoes! As always, thanks for all you do here on your website!

  288. Marcy says

    I would love a nice food processor like that as I would be able to make all sorts of yummy things. What I would love to make is a refreshing vinegarette salad dressing.

  289. Gabby says

    I wish I had one–I’d use it for all the little things that are harder w/o one, like chopping nuts, pureeing fruit, and chopping veggies for salads, etc. I’d love one!

  290. Jamie Amos says

    I tried Sesame Dip recipe. I was looking for a dip that did not have dairy and I could have with my raw veggies. It was easy to make using a food processer. I practiced on my sister who is my taste taster. She gave it two thumbs up and we ate all my celery and carrots because we couldn’t stop eating it. I made another batch and took it to my lunch friends at work. Everyone enjoyed my humble offerings. I directed them to your website and showed them your Almond Flour cookbook. They have enjoyed many of the recipes from your book and website in which I use both the blender and food processor. They are more that willing to try my ‘alternative’ cooking. Thank you for the great recipes.

  291. Kim says

    KIMCHI!!!!! I’ve been hand chopping 12 quart batches of cabbage, carrot, garlic and ginger for the past year and dreaming of a food processor every time! Plus various pestos with herbs and greens from my garden, homemade Larabars, frozen fruit treats for the kids…..

  292. Laurie P. says

    My old Hamilton Beach processor bit the dust several years ago and I have been slicing , dicing, chopping, mincing with a chef’s knife ever since. Ask me how long that takes! Just think how easy simple GF bread crumbs would be to make in this lovely accessory. Of course I would love this addition to my kitchen. Eleana, your recipes are the best! Thanks!

  293. Nicole Ames says

    I am looking to purchase a new food processor so this would be a fantastic treat! I have a difficult time chopping due to some medical issues so a food processor is a key piece of kitchen equipment for me.

  294. Kristin says

    I would like to have some type of Cuisinart blender or food processor to be able to make all kinds of soup. This year, i have absolutely fallen in love with soup!

  295. says

    I don’t know how I would get along with a food processor. One of my favorite recipes that I use it for is my homemade hummus. I have an older one, though, so getting a brand new one would be absolutely lovely.

  296. TLO says

    My favorite thing to make with my very old, very tiny processor is lacto-fermented salsa. I have the best recipe *ever*! I would love a new processor that would hold more and enable me to make salsa in fewer batches.

  297. Kathy Tisthammer says

    I am looking forward to making the Chocolate Cranberry Power Bars in the food processor!!

  298. says

    Hello Elana!

    There are so many recipes I love that require a food processor, unfortunately I don’t have one so I have to use my mini-blender which doesn’t work very well and takes a long time for me to get chunks out manually stopping every so often with a spoon to scrape down the sides and try again.

    A few of my absolute favorite ones are:

    Gluten Free Bread Crumbs – I have a gluten free bread recipe that I came up with which really tastes amazing, even people who turn their nose up at gluten-free foods seem to really enjoy it! I should mention that I cut back the amount of vinegar in the recipe to 2 tsps instead of a tbsp and it comes out even better, here’s a link to the recipe:

    Spinach Pate – sauteed purple onions, with baby spinach, garlic, olive oil, and sea salt – really a delicious spread for crackers! I can’t remember where I found this recipe but I think it was on a raw website, sorry if anyone knows the link I’d like to give the creator credit! This is the closest version I could find to it online:

    Banana, Walnut, Date, Wild Rice Breakfast – I invented this last month and it’s now one of my favorite breakfasts. I had it today in fact although my blender really struggled this time around looks like I’m gonna need a new one of those soon too! lol So for this recipe you puree all the ingredients – I use soaked raw wild rice – it has such a unique and delicious flavor and texture – although today I only had leftover cooked brown rice and that fit the bill in a pinch! Here’s a link to the recipe I posted just the other day:

    Homemade whipcream – simply delicious and easy – just cream, a little organic powdered sugar, and a dash of vanilla! Mmmm!

    So thanks for posting this contest, I wish the best to all who enter and I hope that your readers enjoy some of the recipes I have shared! Have a nice day! :)

    Caroline Oswald

  299. audrey says

    Although I use my food processor for many things, one of my favorites is for chopped liver which I will be making shortly for Pesach..I slowly cook the onions for hours until they caramelize and then after cooking the livers, I throw the onions, livers and hard boiled eggs in the processor with seasonings and like magic, I have the best ‘chopped’ liver…

  300. says

    Well… i would use it now for yummy dishes for the hubby and myself but considering we just found out we are pregnant I would put it to good usein the future for making fresh baby food. It is something my husband and I feel strongly about, feeding our baby natural fresh and mostly organic! This would be a step in the right direction!

  301. Susan Bartlow says

    I can’t wait to try the mashed cauliflower recipe that I can’t make very well with my potato masher or mixer. I have a food processor on my wish list! My DIL makes it with a food processor that is to die for!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for entering me in the drawing,
    Susan Bartlow

  302. says

    I’ve been making latkes with my food processor for almost 40 years, but in that time my family has grown and with four children plus spouses and kids, it takes forever to make enough batches of potatoes in my 40 year old Cuisinart. Although I’m attached to my machine, it would nice to have one that fits the size of my family!

    I always look forward to your blog!

    judy freilich

  303. Heather says

    My favorite recipe using a cuisinart is cauliflower mash! I served it for new years and THEN told everyone it wasn’t potato! They loved it!!

  304. says

    I have been making baby food in my tiny Cuisinart (with a broken blade no less) for my 9 month old… I have had a new one on my “wish list” for a while!!

  305. Lacey says

    My favorite is my butternut squash soup. Its delicious but, I use a blender, so its very time-consuming. I would make it so much more often if I had such a beautiful food processor!

  306. Heather says

    I would love to try your stuffed mushrooms recipe!! Mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes…two of my very favorite things!!!!

  307. Amber says

    So hard to choose which recipe! I use my food processor to make my signature creamy guacamole, but what I also love to use it for is to make dog food. I put meat, veggies, kelp, garlic and rosemary covered with water in the crockpot and let it cook all day while I’m at work. Once I come home I transfer the bulk of the it with a little bit of the water into my ancient Cuisinart and let it whirl into a puree. I use this to top off his dry food along with the left over broth to give him that extra umph of nutrition. He loves it and I love my Cuisinart (which I bought 5 years ago at a yard sale for $10), it may be old but it keeps on keeping on.

  308. Breanna says

    Oreo Balls
    Use a food processor to crush a whole package of Oreo cookies into fine crumbs. Mix with 1 pkg cream cheese.
    Roll mixture into 1/2″ to 1″ diameter balls.
    Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips with 1t vegetable oil.
    Dunk oreo balls in melted chocolate and arrange on baking tray. Let dry or freeze.

  309. Jeannette says

    Jelly Donut Cupcakes all the way! I have an old German food processor that I will use till it dies.

  310. says

    My favorite recipe is “charosis” for Passover. Nothing but a food processor can so easily and quickly chop the nuts and apples to make this holiday favorite.

  311. Melissa Walker says

    I don’t yet own a processor but I borrowed one from a friend this past fall to help with canning. I made tons of salsa and even used it to chop up zucchini to prepare for freezing. Very handy, I must say.

  312. Shannon says

    It is hard to choose but it would have to be the almond bars with the chocolate on top, sooooo yummy and even my daughter eats them.

  313. Susan Glickman says

    I’m so glad I came across your web-site. Cooking gluten free can be very challenging, but everything I’ve found in your recipes you make it very easy to follow. Have not added a food processor to my kitchen yet… looks like it would save some steps on things. Thank you for educating people with food allergies.

  314. Tisha Anderson says

    If I had a food processor, my first dish would be homemade bouillon and after that I would make hummus.

  315. Nancy Vinson says

    I love to make hummus and slicing up vegetables for my 7 layer salad. The food processor makes preparing the veggies so easy. Here’s hoping for a new food processor. Thanks

  316. Tess Moore says

    I don’t know where to start….. I would make lots and lots of stuff that I have found on your site as well as others. You have so many good ones that I would start with the deserts (puddings, sweet sauces, cookie dough)first, and then work my way to snacks (crackers, dips, bars), then probably on to breakfast items……ummmm!

  317. Mary says

    I would make my own Larabars or Organic Food Bars. They are SO expensive to buy. I just drool over your recipes! It would be fabulous to have the machine to make them in!

  318. says

    Upon immediate arrival of the food processor I think I would have to make some applesauce! And then I would probably make some pesto or salsa! And then power bars! Yumm!

  319. Erron Dawson says

    Wow! I could make so many more wonderful things with a Cuisinart! And it would save so much time with the recipes I do make now by beating ingredients into submission… My family had been very sick for several years with no answers. We finally found out we had toxic mold poisoning. We can not eat any “conventional foods” as they cause severe reactions. Your book ‘Almond Flour Cookbook’ was our first glimmer of hope to some normalcy. We have made so many things… the Pizza is my daughters favorite and her friends love it too! We are still learning, getting healthy, and trying new things all the time. What would I make… where to start… homemade almond paste and milk, organic veggie split pea soup properly (my husbands fav), banana muffins, pumpkin pie, triple batches of the your pancakes all at once instead of 3 rounds in my tiny blender on Sunday morning! And so many more… We love your recipes and your education that goes with them. Thank you for your hard work:)

  320. Kathy says

    I make green smoothies to always have on hand in the freezer. When I feel I haven’t had enough vegetables and fruits I have one of them. I also love soups using a processor or blender.

  321. Adriana Zupa-Fernandez says

    Currently, I use the blender for this recipe, but a food processor would certainly make it easier and better (in terms of texture) …
    I just sort of eyeball everything, and if I have extra dried fruit on hand, I’ll often add that too …
    Healthy Almond Pumpkin Truffles
    In the processor — Combine almond slivers, pumpkin, apple juice, vanilla extract, agave, and pecans.
    Roll into balls and place in freezer.
    Next, melt dark chocolate.
    Remove the chilled pumpkin almond balls from the freezer and dip in melted chocolate.
    Place the truffles on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and place in fridge until hardened.
    Easy, healthy, and delicious!

  322. Rachel says

    A family fav is your amazing coconut flour chocolate cake! I have sent the recipe link to so many friends and they cannot believe that it’s gluten free! I would love to see more coconut flour recipes. I have a mini food blender so to win a fancy Cuisinart would send me in to a cooking frenzy. Love it!

  323. Karen Martwick says

    I just discovered your blog and would love a new food processor to help me try all the delicious-sounding bar recipes! Getting more and more into the paleo diet and looking for wholesome, homemade snacks. Your site is awesome!

  324. Crystal Dodson says

    I love to make raw nut butters with my food processor. A big 12 cup cuisinart would be amazing!

  325. Amanda says

    I would love to try making the raw applesauce with a new food processor! It has always been difficult to justify purchasing one with my tight budget and small studio apartment. But I would love one, as I’m sure 1000 people would as well!

  326. Rachel H says

    Gazpacho! Perfect summertime recipe but just too much work to chop it all up by hand!!

  327. Nancy Johnson says

    Love the recipe for mashed cauliflower (potatoes)…I make it all the time on my very old food processor! Just delicious!

    Thank you.

  328. Sheryl Lea says

    My husband loves fig newtons and I am trying to introduce him to healthier, but tasty food. So, I think that I would try your fig newton recipe…sounds yummy!!!

  329. Nicole W. says

    Too many recipes to mention. But by far my favorite is to make baby food. I love feeding my lil ones fresh baby food. I would love a bigger food processor. I have never tried any type of dough in a food processor. It would be interesting!

  330. Sandra says

    I am new to your web site and also new to almond flour – just love the almond flour. Have just recently started using coconut flour and love using that along with the almond flour. If I were to win the Cuisinart Food Processor I think I might start with the Gluten Free and Vegan Fig Newtons.

  331. Christine Schneider says

    I would love to win the Cuisinart in order to make homemade chocolate hazelnut spread. It HAS to be so much better than the stuff in the jar.
    There are so many recipes that I would love to make with the spread.
    Thank you Elana for all the fantastic recipes that you post, I love your blog!

  332. Kay says

    Carrot cake! I use my Cuisinart to shred the carrots. Mine is an old model and I have a crack in the bowl. Just started researching the new models to decide which to get.

  333. Venessa says

    Wow! A larger food processor would be so helpful. I have a smaller one. My favorite thing to make in the food processor is fresh hummus. I prefer the texture over using other methods.

  334. Sara says

    My two favorite things to make with a food processor are basil pesto and peanut butter- neither of which I have made since the box that had my food processor was lost in our last move :( I’d love a new one!

  335. Jill Goldberg says

    Hummus! Hummus is definitely the number one item that my food processor helps me create- always a little different each time, but always delicious, especially with many varieties of almond flour crackers. I have an old, sad, little food processor that I was given as an engagement gift sixteen years ago and I drool at the thought of what I could do with a Cuisinart….

  336. Stephanie Bennett says

    I abscolutely LOVE food processors. The one that I currently own is a “hand-me down” that I recieved as a gift from a family friend. It is ten years old and the cap no longer fits so I have to use a plate to keep my contents inside. Needless to say my food processor shows signs of being very loved over the years! My favorite recipes to make with it are sweet potato pancakes, fresh salsa, fruit and vegetable puree for baby foods, etc. If I were to win a new food processor I would be so excited! I have a ton of new recipes that I would love to try, but my current processor just doesn’t have the power to handle the amount of vegetable matter anymore. ps I LOVE LOVE LOVE the elana’s pantry blog, it is so nice to be able to eat healthy and not feel like I or my friends and family are missing out on any delcicousness. Thanks for posting and giving me fresh ideas for tasty treats! :)

  337. says

    I dropped the bowl of my FP and though the handle broke off, it still works. I use it every day. Favorite thing to make–oh, so many things!
    I do love one ingredient banana ice cream.
    Take frozen banana chunks and let them rip in the FP until it becomes the most amazing creamy ice cream. Add any toppings you’d like and you have one great sundae!

  338. Leah says

    I have so many things I like to make in a food processor, but my favorite is lacto-fermented salsa. Such a quick job in a food processor and full of probiotics, its delicious and a superfood!

  339. Linda says

    What an amazing giveaway, wow. I just started shopping for a processor in fact, and seeing what I’ve been missing out on!

    I would probably start out with the mashed cauliflower recipe. I’ve tried it by hand, and there’s a bit to be desired in the texture. :) Nut butters are high on my list too. So curious to jump in to all the possibilities!


  340. Wendy says

    I have been loving your site and use it to help a young friend who is transitioning to GF. I love using The Machine to make pesto most of all (ah, the scent!) as well as almond orange cake!!!

  341. Joni Roberts says

    I would make salsa, probably every other day if I had a food processor! And I would try more cooking, if I didn’t have to manually slice and dice everything!

  342. Robin Parker says

    I love making gluten-free, refined sugar-free custard pie with white beans. Right now I have to halve the recipe and make it in two batches since I only have a tiny old 2-cup food processor. What a relief it would be to be able to make recipes like that all in one batch.

  343. 4kiddos says

    I love to shred veggies in a food processor to make a raw cole slaw or to make fermented kimchee.

  344. Sheryl Shantz says

    I don’t have a food processor but I am always checking them out at the store when I go. There are so many to choose from and I am not sure what it is I should be looking for so I go home empty handed. One of the things I would love to have a processor for is to make my own fresh, no preservative Hummus! I have tried with the magic bullet and it never makes a smooth hummus. I end up finishing it with a fork but it is still very lumpy.
    Another great use for me would be to finely chopped vegatables to hide in spaghetti sauce I make the kids or your chicken balls.

  345. says

    thanks for all the gluten free recipes. My son has to eat gluten free. Processors are wonderful. What did they ever do with out them.
    Linda in IN\

  346. says

    I do not currently have a food processor. This would be a great addition to my kitchen! I would love to start by making either your raw applesauce (yum!) or your cracker recipe.

  347. Alana says

    I love making larabar type bars or “Fudge Babies” with my lil bitty food processor

  348. crosado says

    One of my favorite things to make with a food processor is pesto, sometimes i throw in some walnuts or brasil nuts to change it up a little bit.

  349. Jody Hurst says

    If I won the cusinart I would make the hazelnut chocolate spread first. Oh how I miss nutella! Then I would make the salmon with anchovy and olive tapenade. :)

  350. Kirsten says

    If I had a food processor, I would make kransekake. It’s a traditional Norwegian recipe my mom used to make for special occasions when we were growing up. Typically they make them at weddings, but the cake is made mostly of almonds which you do in the food processor, mixed with egg whites, and a bit of sugar (I’m sure you could substitute agave nectar here, although I have yet to try it). The dough is molded into rings each of a different size and then they are stacked on top of one another. It is a beautiful recipe!

  351. Jenny says

    ALL sorts of pesto….basil, cilantro, parsley, sundried-tomato….I’d be able to experiment with so much!

  352. says

    Oooh…. tough to decide which one thing I’d make with it. Probably pesto. I have a tiny little food processor attachment for my immersion blender and making pesto with it always turns into a comedy of errors. I have to shove shove shove the basil leaves down into the tiny little cup, hope they don’t all spring back up, flinging olive oil around, and then scrape the green goo out usually dropping half somewhere on me or the floor or the counter. I have to make it in small batches, so repeat the above 5 or 6 times… it exhausts me just thinking about it! I’d also grind nuts with it, make other sauces, oh the possibilities are endless.

  353. says

    I make graham crackers for my daughter with a food processor. They are so much more tastey and better for you then store bought.

  354. Dawn says

    I would love to have a food processor for making hummus, “frozen banana ice cream”, and pesto… as well as other yummy healthy stuff. Thanks for the recipes you post!

  355. Freed Willie says

    How sweet it is to make your Double Chocolate Walnut Brownies in a food processor!

    Food processor also works great to sift my Honeyville Almond Flour if it gets too lumpy. :)

  356. says

    I used to make hummus and mix bread dough a lot in my food processor, but lately I use it most to make almond meal, nut butters, and for other chopping needs.

  357. catherine says

    I love to make black soy bean brownies in the food processor. Even teenagers gobble them up.

  358. Janet says

    There are several recipes I’d love to try using the food processor, like the shrimp cakes, the salmon with anchovy olive tapenade, the mashed cauliflower and the double chocolate brownies.

  359. Neomi says

    Hi Elana… I love your page.. I hope you’ve gotten my gluten free cookie recipes vie sent :)

    My award winning processor recipe would be chocolate ‘ mousse’ made with soft tofu :)
    1 bag of chocolate chips processor with a cup of boiling water

    Whirl whirl whirl…
    And a container of soft tofu or toffuti cream cheese .. Or regular cream cheese ( that’s what the original recipe said but I never tried it) and whirl whirl whirl… Add a little coffee or vanilla if your taste buds tell you to :) put in the fridge and allow it to set a little… Yummy serve with half defrosted raspberries sprinkled with a little sugar or with strawberries :)

    My processor of 20 years broke a few months ago and I want to make for my kiddies the things they love… Olive dip.. Schug… Chummus….

    All the best :) thank you for a great page!,

  360. says

    Since we’re on the intro phase of the GAPS diet, it seems like I use my food processor for EVERYTHING. But I guess if I have to pick one recipe, I would say the grain-free crackers from’s grain free menu plans. Sunflower seeds, garlic, salt. Perfect!

  361. Janyce Hill says

    What a wonderful giveaway! I’d love to replace my current machine which is broken, with something that works!

    I use to make all sorts of things – but one of the ones I miss the most is chopped broccoli for cream of broccoli soup.

  362. Rita says

    Pesto! During the summer I raise a variety of basils and parsley. While I use my ancient (18 years old) food processor for making gluten free crusts for my cheesecakes, I love using it for making pesto. The aroma of the basil, parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts and evoo is intoxicating.

  363. Sharon Gartley says

    I don’t have a food processor. I have been pricing them but good ones that will do what I need are just too expensive at this point. There are so many things I would do with it, but my biggest reason for wanting one, beyond daily food preparation, is to prepare food from my garden this summer, both for fresh use and for preserving.

    Thank you,

  364. Helen Raborn says

    I would love love love to have a Cuisinart food processor. First recipe I would try would be the Gluten Free Multi “Grain” Crackers or maybe the brownies. Yum!!!!! Pick me please!!!

  365. Kris says

    I would love to try to make your carrot banana muffin recipe with that new food processor! I recently came across your site, and feel so inspired by all of your delicious recipes!

  366. Lori says

    I’ve never had a food processor, so I’ve been without homemade pesto. I’ve always wanted to try it, and my Magic Bullet just doesn’t cut it.

  367. Karin says

    My most favourite recipe using a food processor is a “vegetable pie” which is made with a rice or quinoi base mixed with yummy spices. This is topped with a homemade tepenade which can be like a pizza sauce- I then load on the cut up veggies and cover with a “cheezy” sauce made from nutritional yeast and cashews. It can be changed so many ways and is a very satisfying dish! I make it so much that I am wearing out my current food processor and could really use a new one!
    Love this website and I am so grateful for all your recipes! Thanks

  368. Cheri Robbins says

    Every Hannukah I use my food processor to grate potatoes for potato latkes. It’s so much easier than hand grating them.

  369. says

    We have one sturdy food processor that has put in good service over the years, but with three other burgeoning and growing chefs in our kitchen, we sure could use another! Our favorite GF dish to make in our food processor is garlic Parmesan GF bread crumb topping with just enough olive oil and garlic – fast, easy and great with fish or chicken! If we had a new food processor, we’d use it exclusively for GF food prep, since my Gluten sensitivity is enough that even using non-GF ingredients causes me problems. Love your site and your dedication to yummy, GF cooking!

  370. Karen Lemburg says

    I’m so excited about your giveaway! I’ve never had a food processer and have missed out on some great recipes because of not having one. I’ve looked at them everytime we’re in the stores, but They’ve been something that is a want and not a need, so it gets pushed back to the back burner. I’m sure after I have one I’ll wonder how I ever managed without it!

    Thank you for the chance to win!


  371. Roberta Thomas says

    I LOVE a food processor to make fresh hummus. Everything is so fresh and fast with food processors. I too love my vitamix and they are BOTH priceless in my kitchen.

  372. Marla Pisegna says

    I can ‘t believe you are giving one of these away as a contest! That is truly amazing.
    I must first start by saying I LOVE LOVE LOVE Your RECIPES!
    You are an AMAZING CHEF!!!!
    My old Processor is a braun and well now all the attachments are finished. I use my processor all the time making:
    – hummus
    -your pesto
    – your version of nutella
    – your chocolate expresso POWER BARS

    I make fresh nut spread every TUESDAY Morning…
    I use it for cawliflower rice, pizza dough

    I bought this exact one for my father for XMAS and now I have the ITALIAN CHEF making gluten free PIZZA! He has a large 3 acre garden and well he can’t wait to make all of his pesto and tomato sauce with his new cuisinart.
    If we had two we could make so much more….

    Thanks again for this opportunity.

  373. Neomi says

    Oh boy and black bean brownies.. Also gluten free.. Yummy.. From the agave cookbook… Oh and strawberry ‘ice cream’. If you want any recipes ask me :)!!

  374. kate lynde says

    A friend of mind from Boulder just recently turned me on to your fabulous website. This week i made the bliss bars in my food processor. They were utterly divine and i had to share them with meditating friends. I love the ayurvedic focus of this sweet treat and even added a dash of cayenne! I also made the chocolate chipe almond cookies for a friend for her birthday..a stellar hit! I am so glad you are creating these sugar free, gluten free treats of us!! Big appreciation, to you Elana!!

  375. Quinlyn says

    My favorite recipe with a food processor by far is the Chocolate Cranberry Power bars. However, my teeny tiny processor forces me to chop such small batches, it takes me forever to chop the pecans! With the Cuisinart, I would be blazing through! I would make this recipe at least once a week!!!

  376. says

    I had a food processor for a brief period.
    We made hummus-
    chickpea hummus
    raw vegan hummus
    and then someone broke my machine trying to make hummus.

    i no longer make hummus.

    the other thing i loved to make was raw date brownies-
    dates, almonds or walnuts, cocoa powder and a touch of vanilla
    and power bars of any flavor and sort

    those are things i haven’t made since the demise of my food processor. i dream of a vitamix someday, and a nice food processor. especially as baby number four is due any day now, and i know how useful this device is!!!


  377. Vicki Gedge says

    My favourite is definitely your original power bars, my non-GF husband and friends absolutely love them too! Though my food processor is just an attachment for my hand blender, so I have to make the bars in batches, a proper food processor would be wonderful :)

  378. says

    I’d have to vote for the choco-hazel above, but I also remember using my old food processor for a divine red velvet cake using beets a while back :-) Miss my cuisineart!!!!!!

  379. says

    This is my dream! I have an old, small food processor that seems to be more of a bother than an asset, so I thought that I didn’t like using one. Last Monday I was cooking lunch at our Waldorf High School and used someone else’s Cuisinart Food processor to shred 5 lbs of cheese for topping the organic chili I was making. (I was going to shred by hand with a box grater – I thought it would take the better part of an hour to complete. Instead it was about 5 minutes with no sore arm!) I cannot even put into words how shocking and fabulous that experience was! I cook all of the time, for my family, for my children’s school, I do gluten free cooking demos professionally,and I teach cooking classes – I can’t believe I have not had one of these amazing machines. This machine is a gem!

  380. Susan R says

    Ooooh, if I had this Cuisinart in my kitchen, I’d love to make your Cinnamon Apple Cake.

  381. says

    I love making Hummus with mine, but mine also bit the dust, so its been a while. I’ve been using a blender or immersion blender, but there is nothing like a good food processor!

  382. Janet Hirsch says

    I love my Cuisinart! I have had one since my son was 2, he is now 40. I am a devoted fan of this wonderful food processor. I use it almost everyday and always have. I always have kept it out on my counter no matter where I lived. We have even used it to mix dog food for our beloved dog. I would love the new one, but it is very expensive and I live on a fixed income, so I can’t buy it.

  383. Amanda says

    My favorite thing to make in my food processor is definitely gluten free cookies. But, I am dying to try your gluten free granola-sounds delish!
    I love your blog and cookbook. Thanks for all your ideas and delicious recipes. They have made going gluten free/primal so easy.

  384. Jess says

    Nom nom nom, I use my tiny 3 cup food processor for your pumpkin bars all the time. It’s kind of a pain cause I have to make it in batches since my food processor is so small :(

  385. says

    My favorite recipe is the chocolate hazelnut spread. I love hazelnut. :) Thank you for the opportunity to win the food processor.

  386. Sandy Erxleben says

    I have been wanting a food processor for years now, just haven’t been able to decide on which one! The first recipe I would make would have to be the double chocolate walnut brownies!

  387. debbie kuritza says

    I would love this food processor we use to make almond butter with ours, pestos, hummus the kids ask when can we get a new one
    They know my answer by now budget budget

  388. Eva K, says

    Bread dough would be my #1! I have a food processor now but it is cheap and not very powerful, and many doughs are too stiff for it to manage.

  389. Lauren Christine. says

    i love making mashed cauliflower in my food processor! they taste like real mashed potatoes!

  390. Lacey Kirk says

    If I had a food processor I would make Salsa, your recipe for Espresso Power bars, try all kinds of exciting recipes found here, and most importantly Paleo friendly Baby Food for our newest little one!

  391. Robin R. says

    Oh fun! I would love a Cuisinart Food Processor for making our GFCFSFCF homemade nut butters! We are a busy gluten-free, casein-free, soy-free homeschooling family of four kiddos. This neat kitchen asset would save us LOTS o’ time :)
    Thanks for this great opportunity, and keep up the good work. We love your almond flour cookbook!!!

  392. says

    I too have an older food processor … it was a wedding gift 19.5 years ago. Pesto is my favorite use for it. Thanks!

  393. Alice Krause says

    my favorite food processor recipe is a tapenade made with black olives and roasted red peppers

  394. Karen H. says

    Right now I have a very wimpy processor that can’t do much, so I end up doing most things by hand. If I won this, wow, I would be able to use it all the time with so many of the things I make. We eat mostly at home, with me cooking most meals from scratch, so this would be a huge benefit to me. Especially when I need to feed a gang of hungry teen-aged boys!

    If I had to pick just one recipe, it would be your fig newtons. Not only do all of us love them, but I have very sweet neighbors who are always doing kind things for me who love them, too. I would easily be able to keep us all stocked up on fig newtons year-round with this!

    Thank you for this great blog and all the fun contests. Your recipes saved my life and brought flavor and fun into a medically-restrictive diet.

  395. Kim LeBeau says

    Much to my dismay, I don’t own a full-sized food processor, but I do have a miniature one. I love to use it to chop the ingredients for an Olive Oil Dipping Sauce. It is out of this world!

  396. says

    I would definitely use this food processor to make your power bars. Mine is so lame and wimpy the dates just wear it down.

  397. Terri Kirkner says

    My absolute favorite recipe is Chicken, Bean and Spinach Meatballs. I grind the chicken, grind the almonds, pulse the beans, garlic, spinach, and shred the parmesean in the food processor for this recipe. I use ground almonds instead of bread crumbs in this recipe. These are addictive.

  398. Lynda Clark says

    My food Cuisinart processor just died after 15 years so I would love to win this one. I use a food processor for so many things, but my favorite and most often made item is hummus.

  399. Abbie says

    My mother has a food processor and when I am at her house I love to use it to make whole wheat pizza dough. It turns out great every time. I would love to be able to make it in my own home with this wonderful food processor you are giving away!

  400. Marsha says

    I do not have a food processor……so there are so many things I would make if I had one like pesto, or potato pancakes, or carrot cake and so much more. This is a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  401. Raeleen says

    My favorite recipe to make in the food processor is Natalia Rose’s gazpacho! It’s amazing… and oh so easy!

  402. KS says

    I’ve got a really old Cuisinart Processor that I got at a thrift store for $8 and I love it. I would give this to my parents since they don’t own one. My favorite thing to make is a vegan chocolate mousse pie. Yummy!

  403. Kristine says

    Homemade lara bars made out of dates, almonds, and all sorts of flavoring additions.

  404. says

    Hummus, hummus and more hummus! All different varieties, of course. Heavy on the tahini. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  405. Brenda says

    I have enjoyed most of the bake goods I have made from Elana’s book and
    blog. Favorite? That is difficult as all are very good.

  406. Terri Mishler says

    My food processor died after 35 years (yes, that’s 35 years!!!) of faithful service. It was put to rest about 2 years ago. Since then, I’ve been using my little 2 cup grinder and my heavy duty blender. Needless to say, my creativity has been hampered. Would LOVE to win the Cuisinart!!!

  407. Betty in Az says

    If I won the food processor one of the first things I would make is home made fresh salsa with lots of fresh tomatoes, garlic, onions, cilantro etc. I would love to try some of your yummy gluten free recipes as well.

  408. Mary says

    This would make a lovely birthday gift for me on April 5th. Thanks for the opportunity. I can already visualize cultured veggies (lots of shredded cabbage and beets, etc.) becoming a breeze to make. My fingers are crossed.

  409. Cynthia says

    Cuisinart Food Processor has been on my wish list for some time…my oldie (1981) is getting tired, doesn’t have the power of the new ones. Love to make small batches of raw milk butter and nut butter & all my slicing/chopping for soups, etc. Keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks for all the time and thought you put into this site…love it!

  410. Meagan says

    If I had a new Cuisinart, I would use it for everything, including grating cheese for gluten free mac & cheese!

  411. Jorie says

    I just happened to stumble upon your website while looking at recipies from the pioneer woman. Many of her recipeis require a food processor and that is one item I am missing from my kitchen! I have been craving these yummy grilled chicken and roasted red pepper paninis with this delicious incredible panini spread that got all jammed up in my blender! A blender is just not the same as a food processor!

  412. Stephanie Eastman says

    I have used my old 14 cup Cuisinart for no less than 15 years. I once broke a part on it and it was like having my arms cut off. I would LOVE to get the latest and greatest since my DLC-7 is still the one I am using to death.. but it may be on it’s last leg.

  413. says

    My favorite recipe using my antiquated food processor (much older than 13 years and not a Cuisinart!) is truffles using dates. But the recipe I’d like to make is your healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Butter. :-)


  414. says

    I thrilled to have found your website. This is exactly the way that I eat and what I recommend to my clients. Your recipes sound delicious and I’m looking forward to making some of them. Thanks for your generosity with them

  415. Bev Bertenshaw says

    Wow, my appliance is probably 20 years old (yes, it has been well tended) but with a new one I could pursue a more healthy track of smoothies, raw food combinations and creating gluten-free meals with more ease and versatility. I have made so many of your recipes – I thank you for your vision and commitment. b

  416. Chris Faller says

    I would use the Cuisinart food processor to re-create my famous chocolate and beet(root) cake – as well as using it to further my recipes/love/culinary portfolio of beets!

    Please, I’ve just got to win – I’VE JUST GOT TO HAVE THIS FOOD PROCESSOR!

    Thank you.


  417. Jane J says

    I can’t remember how I stubbled onto your blog, but love the daily read! I would make the new frozen “Banana Ice Cream” recipe. Sounds so wonderful! I am a closet vegetarian and have been so for over 25 years. I think you have done a lot for people who don’t eat meat! Even those that do. Keep up the good work!

  418. Patty Whiteman says

    Would absolutely love to have this. So many recipes I can’t do because I don’t have a food processor.

  419. Ste K says

    Jo Stepaniak’s “parmezano sprinkles,” from the Ultimate Uncheese cookbook are my absolute favorite thing to eat that comes from a food processor.

  420. Gillian says

    Oh, my Cuisinart is more than 25 years old — some visiting Italian friends had burned out my older one (on of the first models) by stuffing too much cheese into it, and the bowl split! Anyway, I love it for grating and grinding.

    If I was lucky enough to get a new one, I would love to try some items that couldn’t be made by hand, like super high speed whipping.

    Of the recipes you’ve posted above, I would LOVE to make the homemade nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread) — I am sure it is so much more tasty than the store bought version!

    Thank you for your fantastic recipes… I have told several friends about your site and we all cook up new things to try. I really like cooking with coconut flour and almond flour, and I think such foods are so much better for us!

    ~ Gillian

  421. Sara D says

    I have the mini version and really need the larger food processor for my growing family. Yours was one of the first websites I found when first diagnosed, and has been an encouragement ever since.

  422. Ellie L. says

    I would love a new cuisinart!

    I was just told by my doctor that I need to go gluten free, so I am so excited to try your recipes and a new food processor would make the gluten free journey even more fun!

  423. PaleoGirl says

    I used to love to make a version of Larabars before my food processor broke. I used about 20 meejol dates, 3/4 cup chopped almonds or pecans, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, 1/8 cup desicated coconut, and 1/2 cup whatever other fruit I have on hand (apples, apricots, strawberry chips, dried cherries or cranberries). Throw it all in the food processor. Smash it into a pan, cool, cut and enjoy.

    Thank you, Elana! Love your recipes.

  424. Kim says

    I love to make pesto and fresh salsa using a food processor- makes it so easy and I love how fresh it is. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  425. says

    Dear Elana,

    I got hooked to your blog from your book which was given to me as a gift a year ago. my friend who knew how much i liked baking and how much i did not want to use any conventional baking flour bought for me. Up to that point i was just substituting my own combinations of other gluten free flour in original recipes and experimented with different ways of making my baking healthier for me. but your book put a different perspective in what to use instead of flour/sugar/oil. almond flour and grape seed oil. cant be better! also I’m in love with coconut flour and i find you posting recipes using that! I’m in heaven.truly!

    I never had a food processor. Two weeks ago, I wanted to make raw nuts/date/dried fruit truffles and it was way too much work to chop everything by hand manually as i always did.

    long story short….i ended up making the raw truffles to give as gifts to some friends for beginning of spring but it took me hours and hours to do small batched of chopping the dates nut and other dried fruits on my cutting board manually. my point finger got blaster the next day! no fun!
    ( i made four flavor and combinations… i chopped lots of dates and figs)

    I really need a food processor so my gluten free life become much productive and easy and so dont have to spend long hours to get things done by hand. (I work part time and am student and buying a good food processor is a bit of stretch for me at this point. my budget for extra expenses is very low this year)

    long story….. but i just wanted to share a bit of my life with you since you are doing lots of sharing with us. thank you for the wonderful recipes. i have made all your cookies and a couple of the cakes from your book so far. and all my friends in the bay area are always so impressed with what i come up with using almond flour!

    eli s.

  426. says

    Yesterday afternoon I made the Chocolate Cranberry Powerbars, and my kids not only love them, but have discovered they like dates (plain) as well! Thank you for the excellence you put into your blog and your recipes: your passion is a blessing to others.

  427. says

    My favorite recipe using my food processor is pesto with basil I grown in my backyard. Instead of using pine nuts, I’ll use macadamia nuts!!! So yum!

  428. Gina says

    I have a recipe for protein bars that calls for using a food processor. I have kept it in my “too make file” for one day when I get one. Would LOVE to win one!!!

  429. says

    I love making gluten free/vegan burgers with mine! They are great to make for my family since I have intolerence and they do not. Lately my favorite is Lentil, Walnut, and Basil Burgers! yum!

  430. P Roland says

    This is so funny. I’ve had a Kitchen Aid Food Processor for about 15+ years and it’s finally (after SO MUCH use and abuse) having some issues. This couldn’t be better timing. Thanks. As for recipes, I use it for so many. Recently Cauli-Rice (among many other things) has become a favorite. AMAZING recipes…WONDERFUL blog. Thank you so much.

  431. Bonnie Stone says

    I can’t think of a favorite recipe right now – I guess because I mostly use my food processor (which is on it’s last leg) to grind nuts and make almond butter. Winning this would be a huge blessing! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  432. Kandace says

    Hi Elana

    I have used one before in making granola/lara-type bars. Unfortunately the one I have is only a mini-size! I could really use a larger one :)
    I would love to win this! I’ve been wanting one for a long time. Thanks for the opportunity!

  433. stephanie says

    squash latkes, almond butter, fruit and nut bars… so many uses for the Cuisinart!

  434. says

    Oh. My. Word. Elana. The moment I saw that the photo of your beautiful Cuisinart staring at me from your homepage, I thought: “THERE is MY ‘Knight in Shining Armor.'” I am still stunned that you are actually giving away a 12-Cup Cuisinart Food Processor – the very one I’ve lusted after for so long!

    What would I make? WHERE DO I EVEN BEGIN?! I think my top priority would be nut and/or seed butters. Oh, but which one?!? This is SOPHIE’S CHOICE – culinary edition! Um… It’s going to have to be a tie: Coconut Macadamia Butter and my favorite treat of all treats (which I’ve been deprived of since going cane-sugar-free, but I’ve got an agave-sweetened version I’ve been waiting years to test out): MARZIPAN. Done.

    Thanks so much for this giveaway, Elana! :o)

  435. Carmen Martinez says

    My favorite recipe of Elana’s to use my food processor is the “Starbucks” Orange Cake. Those boiled oranges turn into the most beautiful slush and make a perfect gluten-free treat!

  436. Gina says

    My favorite recipes for a food processor are pesto, olive tapenade, chocolate chip cookie dough,pie crust, chopped vegetables for turkey meatloaf,bolognese sauce, gazspacho, scones, gluten free toasted breadcrumbs, chopped nuts for coating chicken breast or fish before frying, granita, fresh fruit sorbet …I use it for many recipes since I do not have a vita-mix.

  437. Yulia says

    For a long time I was looking at Jelly Donut Cupcakes recipe. The only thing I was missing (except of the wonderful Cuisinart) was xylitol. And I bought xylitol yesterday! I’m ready for Cuisinart and Cupcakes now!

  438. Brandae says

    I love to make nut butters – almond, peanut, cashew, pecan. I haven’t yet made macadamia or brazil nut but would like to!

  439. says

    My favorite thing to make in the food processor is hummus and raw desserts. The nut crumble is perfect chopped with dates.:D

  440. Virginia Morris says

    I love making tomato and roasted red pepper soup, and using the food processor to puree it all once it has cooked. So-o-o quick and easy!

  441. Patricia Caufield says

    My favorite recipe using my food processor is a simple one. Using the small shred blade, shred 1/2 small red cabbage. Add a can of organic mandarin oranges, a chopped organic gala apple, handful of dried cranberries or tart cherries and pecans. Toss with Annie’s Lite Honey Mustard dressing. Let sit for a few hours or over night until the flavors meld and the dried fruit plumps. I tend to cook by color as well as flavor and this is very eye pleasing as well as flavorful.

  442. says


  443. Ellen Basile says

    Hi Elana,

    I love all you recipes…What would I make with the food processor, good question, what wouldn’t I make!!!
    I have 12 grandkids and love to make all kids of stuff for them.
    This woild just make it easier. :)
    Thanks so much !!

  444. Alexandria Jungkeit says

    Although I love to use my food processor for various types of hummous, i use it even more frequently for my simple “mashed cauliflower.” This recipe is a must for the food processor (mine is on it’s last leg). A head of cauliflower (cooked al dente), 1/4 cup melted butter, and 1/3 cup shredded asiago (or parmesean or grano padno etc) and some salt and pepper go into the food processor and are “whipped” up into a beautiful, healthy alternative to mashed potatoes. Mashing the cauliflower yields a completely different texture and it matters so much to our family, it’s hard to eat it without our food processor.

  445. Janice Wolff says

    I would love to have the Cuisinart food processor! There are so many recipies that just can’t be made with a blender.

  446. Marci DeLisle says

    Oooooh, I’d make the Jelly Donut Cupcakes in a minute if I had a Cuisanart. Don’t have a food processor as I’m low income and am spending all my money just trying to eat Gluten Free.

  447. heidi says

    fave food processors foods: applesauce, pearsauce, peachsauce, plumsauce, you get the idea… yum

  448. Catherine says

    I have many great recipes on my ‘to make’ list, including your cinnamon apple cake and chocolate walnut brownies. I have always needed and wanted a food processor but unfortunately it hasn’t been in the budget! There are so many things I would make such as homemade energy bars with dates and nuts and mashed cauliflower. Thanks so much for this opportunity Elana! This food processor is gorgeous!

  449. Esty says

    I love making nut butters in my old food processor. Almond Cashew Butter with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and agave is divine. So is the Chocolate Hazelnut Butter from this website.

  450. Robby says

    Thank you, Elana! I already loved your recipes and book to prepare healthy meals for my family. I recently found out that I have hypothyroidism, very low vitamin d levels, and border-line diabetic. I am now on all gluten-free products which is enabling me to lose some weight. If I had a food processor, I could easily make my hummus, snack bars, dips, pesto, almond butter, etc. Eating healthy is more costly but I’m on a mission to feel better, have more energy, and lose weight.

  451. Rebekah says

    Oh me oh my oh! Me and that food processor would be best friends forever! bff. I would make a million things. First some chocolate espresso power bars though, and some fig newtons, and some crackers so my little gluten free man can have portable snacks.

  452. Cathy says

    Love the raw apple sauce – it is great in yogurt! Thanks for sharing all your efforts.

  453. Rhonda Keel says

    My husband and I have been married a year now and this was one of my requests (on my to save up and get list) for the first year or so of marriage. I love cooking and do everything the old fashioned way. An appliance would e a godsend. I love your cookbooks and this site, we are eating gluten free slowly. I have to say I feel better for it – trying to be healthier this year and more aware of our bodies nutrition needs.

    • Rhonda Keel says

      If I had the appliance I would make raw applesauce its a favorite of ours, my mother in law makes it.

  454. g.r. peirson says

    I make all my spreads in my tiny processor, but have to empty it and make it in batches! Hummus is one of my favorites, as is the marinated artichoke parmesan one. So, if I win this processor, I can do spreads in one batch!!!

  455. Penny Benning says

    Hi there, Four years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer and went through 4 months of chemotherapy, a hysterectomy, and 6 1/2 weeks of radiation therapy. I never ate bad before this time, but I have made some changes in the way that I do eat now. I have enjoyed your website and the receipes that you offer. I recently got a receipe from a friend that is dehydrated garden burgers, which are gluten free and delicious. And you process everything up in a food processor. She has a food processor and they are absolutely fabulous and healthy. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Let me know if you are interested in the receipe. Penny

  456. Heather in LA says

    Oh, Double Chocolate Walnut Brownies for sure!

    only 1/4 c. of coconut flour and so light and fluffy! I love that some of the choc chips are added on top of the batter before baking. They retain their shape and yet are slightly melted for that luscious chocolate taste.

    It’s a toss up between those and the Brownie recipe with just almond butter…. lol.

  457. Janice Cook says

    My favorite recipe is pesto in the food processor. It just doesn’t do as well in the Vitamix. Thanks!! Love your recipes, especially the pumpkin muffins!

  458. says

    The food processor was one of the greatest tools at my culinary school in Santa Cruz, CA. My favorite thing to make is raw maccaroons or Sweet Potato Fudge! (I actualy made some today, but the processor gets it so much more creamy!)

  459. says

    since going gluten-free, I have really learned to love cooking and food itself. if I had a food processor (and Ive been dreaming of one for forever), I would make: doughs, granitas, sauces, purees, EVERYTHING! because having a food processor opens you up to many options in the culinary world.

    I’d make something extra special for its first use

  460. cristina tucci says

    My absolute favorite recipe would have to be the Double Chocolate Walnut Gluten Free Brownies. Although I am till afraid to use my processor for dough, I mainly use it for making hummus & other legume dips/spreads. I originally bought mine for slicing onions because I have very sensitive eyes & cant take the crying anymore, but my blade slices them to thin, so I don’t use it for that anymore. Occasionally I use it to shred cheese. But I’d love to have a good quality high powered food processor so I can be more versatile with my baking! Would also love to make all my almond meal , almond butter, peanut butter, & coconut flour from scratch, I think it would end up costing less.

  461. Victoira says

    I have never owned a food processor. I do use my Braun hand blender with a small attachment to process small batches of onions, almonds and tomatoes for pico in the summer. I just purchased the new cookbook and am excited to test the dessert recipes and crackers. Tori

  462. Kathy says

    My Cuisinart food processor is over 20 years old. It’s amazing it’s still cranking away! However, I would love to have a new one! My favorite recipe to make in my Cuisinart is Chickpea and Red Pepper Hummus. I use it instead of mayonnaise on my sandwiches, and also as a dip for pita chips and veggies. I make this once a week and my family loves it. The recipe is so easy. One can of chickpeas rinsed and drained, 1/2 jar of roasted red peppers and half of the liquid, 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, and 1 and 1/2 tsp of lemon juice. Place everything in the food processor and process until it reaches the desired consistency. Enjoy!

  463. Juanita Thompson says

    I have made several of the gluten free recipes from Elana’s Pantry and have been able to share them with my family and friends that are on strict diets. If I win the Cuisinart food processor, I will certainly make the Double Chocolate Walnut Gluten Free Brownies first!!
    Thanks, jt

  464. Kris Weimer says

    Hi, that is an awesome looking processor. I have a vita mix but no processor. I love my vita mix put I like to make salsa’s, pesto’s and fillings that would work great in a processor! Thanks

  465. Monica I. says

    I use my (very) ancient cuisinart for grating zucchini, cucumber for tzatziki, blitzing cornflakes or rice krispies for oven crispy baked chicken (delicious – non-gf boyfriend begs for it)

    I’d love to replace my aging processor.

    Thanks for thinking of us.

  466. Sharon Johnston says

    I love to make homemade Hummus! There is nothing like it. i love being able to make it differently- different spice combinations and ingredients. It is just so clean and refreshing!! It is always satisfying and always a big hit.

  467. Julia Stuble says

    These Cuisinarts make everything so easy, like creating homemade pestos, soups, and baked goods! I love the ease of baking gluten free when I can use my mom’s Cuisinart – sometimes the recipes are so dry and finicky that my own muscle power isn’t enough. Her cuisinart makes it so simple. And with work, family and graduate school I turn to store bought hummus or pesto and everytime I reach for the carton, I think, “One day when I have a Cuisinart I’ll be doing this at home!” Instead, I take empty jars and ingredients home to use Mom’s when I visit. Thanks for the great recipes and this giveaway chance, Elana!

  468. Jacquelyn says

    I have a tiny food processor, and I tried to make almond butter the other day and it only resulted in frustration. I’m in love with all your recipes and would love to make them with a food processor that actually works and fits more than a cup.

  469. Christine Fischer-Rothman says

    I love making the pesto, and without a food processor this is a hard chore. But so yummy!!!

  470. meredith says

    I have a great recipe for coconut macaroons that i would make….it’s called almond joy decadence and they are the best cookies. I make them infrequently as they are a little involved..perhaps with a food processor the work would go quicker..

  471. Kristin says


    I can eat three whole bunches of kale chips on my own. I eat them right out of the oven, so I barely have any to serve to others!!

    • Kristin says

      Ooops! I thought it said favorite Elanas Pantry recipe!!

      My all time favorite recipe where a food processor is a MUST HAVE is Cranberry Salsa:

      Cranberry Salsa
      1 bag fresh cranberries (only available around Thanksgiving holiday time)
      1 white onion (med.)
      1-2 Cerrano Chiles
      1-2 Jalapeno Chiles
      2-4 Cloves Garlic
      2-3 Limes or lemon
      1 Bunch Cilantro
      2 teaspoons salt
      1/2 teaspoon pepper
      Finely chop all ingredients, squeeze on juice, add S&P, mix well.

  472. Jenny says

    Insane number of comments – obviously a very popular item. I have a mini food processor that’s good for salsa and such. A large one would allow larger projects and I’d love to try making pesto!

  473. Chelsea says

    I would use it to make hummus and pesto for my three sons, husband and myself. What a fun giveaway!

  474. says

    I have been lusting over a food processor forever. I haven’t bought one yet because I am waiting until I find one on sale, like the Crock Pot I recently bought. I have been using the Crock Pot non-stop since I got it, and I know I would do the same with a food processor! I think the first thing I would make is pesto, then nut butter, larabar type snacks, almond milk, hummus, and salsa!

  475. says

    I just borrowed a friend’s food processor the other day and made quinoa flour by processing dried quinoa! I then used that to make a nutty chocolate chip quinoa and berry bar. I’m about to see how the photos turned out, so hopefully that will be posted soon.

    My favorite thing about food processors is not that they can make great recipes… but they open up so many opportunities to make the ingredients needed for great recipes. I still don’t have a food processor so I only get to use one when I am at a friend’s or borrow one, but I have used them for everything from doughs and pecan butter to red pepper feta sauce for pasta!

  476. Tracey says

    I would make lots of hummus and almond butter and almond power bars! My kids love those!

  477. Lynne says

    If I had a food processor like that, I’d e making your yummy sounding, yummy looking hazelnut spread.

  478. says

    My favourite recipe to make with a food processor is chimichurri sauce. It’s easy, fresh, so delicious you want to pour it over everything, but you just HAVE to have a food processor to make it. I’ve never had a good food processor and now don’t have one at all, so I’m crossing my fingers that the universe will hook a girl up.

  479. Kaitlyn says

    If I had a Cuisanart I’d finely grind up my own meat for meatballs. Mmmm, would love that!

  480. says

    I absolutely LOVE your cauliflower rice!!! That would definately be my favorite recipe with the food processor and that way I could make it ALL the time! Woo Hoo hope I am lucky!

  481. says

    I would love a new Cuisinart to make some coconut butter! I tried in my old crappy food processor the other day but it wasn’t up to the task :(

  482. Jami Leigh says

    My favorites food processor recipes would have to be the simple things: pesto, salsa, and humus.

  483. Christi says

    I love pesto! I pureed some veggies to hide in my kids’ meals this week, but the magic bullet just doesn’t cut it…. For either of these recipes!

  484. Karla Nesta says

    If I won the processor the first thing I would make is the carrot banana muffins. I was diagnosed with Celiac in August. All of this food is so expensive, especially breads and any type of desert. I have yet to find a bread that tastes good, or a roll. I am learning to cook everything from scratch hard when your a mom, wife, student, and work full time.

  485. Amanda says

    I would make everything I could think of in this. Smoothies in the morning, sauces for dinner. The possibilities are endless. I would love to have a food processor!

  486. Katherine Siegrist says

    I am not sure what I would do with a food processor. I have never had one. I do have a Vitamix, and I love it. However, I think there are many things that would just be easier and quicker with a food processor. (The clean up too.) I have never baked as much as I do now, thanks to your fabulous book!! I love making healthy gluten free treats. They are for me, but my husband snatches them right up!! This makes me happy because he is now eating healthier, and he doesn’t even know it. :) Now, I bake so much he calls me Betty Crocker!

  487. Elizabeth says

    I use my food processor to make nutritious food for my dog (in addition to yummy food for me). Since my food processor broke, I’ve had to jab a spoon into it to try and get it to function. Food processors are amazing integral part of my life and I need a replacement!

  488. Robin says

    By far my favorite is cauliflower “mashed potatoes.” I think they are better than the original since there is no chance of them getting gummy. Yum, with some butter….

  489. Daniela Tanner says

    This is a beautiful piece of kitchen machinery! I would love to make some pesto, salsa, and hummus this summer!

  490. lisa morris says

    My favorite by far recipe I make each Shabbot is your Brownie walnut cake. Yummmmmmm

  491. Sarah P says

    It sounds mundane, but I love making HUMMUS in the food processor; it gets it so smooth! We also enjoy making all sorts of RAW TRUFFLES and nut/date bars.

  492. B Oliver says

    Wow! I would love that Cuisinart! Those machines can do it all! Going to make those Power bars since the Larabar bars are good but a bit sweet…

  493. karen says

    thank for great and yum gluten free recipes. i totally do this by hand since i dont have a mixer so it works but would love to win too. best, karen

  494. hiroko ueno says

    I love smoothie in the morning. Frozen berries, almond millk, little protein powder and nuts.Making my energy bars with dates, coconut, almonds and sesame seeds will be easy with this processor.

  495. says

    I would love to make the Double Chocolate Walnut Brownies or the Double Chocolate Mocha Biscotti. They both sound decadent and very yummy! ;D

  496. says

    Hi there,
    I have been gluten free for almost 1 year (short of 2 weeks)! I am thankful for you and your recipes! My day is brighter when I receive a new recipe from you!


    Bev Selby

  497. Hetaher says

    My favorite food to use a food processor with is hummus. If I won this, I would use it for everything!

  498. eden says

    jelly donut cupcakes!! yum. I recently made some honey sweetened rhubarb jam…yumzers in the cupcake!

  499. Lori says

    It would be a dream to own this food processor. Too begin with, I would make fresh salsa and coconut battered whitefish. What a help this would be to me in the kitchen! I was given one of those little machines advertised on TV, which just mashes everything into a paste.

  500. says

    My old food processor is great for making cookie dough, pesto, and pie crusts. My favorite gluten free recipe that I make with it would be cole slaw.
    I would love to have a new and better one.

  501. Heartsong says

    Oh my, what a lovely and generous give-away.
    I have never had a food processor, and rely heavily upon my blender.
    Thanks for even the possibility!

  502. says

    We’re going to be celebrating my Mom’s 80th birthday soon. I would use it to make gluten-free desserts for the event. I would like to take my family’s traditional desserts and make them gluten-free so others will know that gluten-free can taste great too. I’d like to make date and nut bread, carrot cake cupcakes, walnut crescents, just to name a few. My mom loves fig newtons so it would be wonderful to make her a gluten-free version. She’d be so surprised. A new food processor from Cuisinart would be perfect to help me make my Mom’s birthday party even more special. Thanks for offering the giveaway! Best wishes, Carol

  503. Sally Nance says

    If I had a cuisinart food processor, I would definitely make the gluten free mulberry granola! Actually, I would make everything that Elana listed! I’ve been wanting one for years!

  504. says

    I would love a food processor so I could make countless raw food recipes like Mexican burritos, zucchini pancakes, apple pecan coconut chutney and MORE!

  505. Lena says

    I would use one to make potato pancakes and cole slaw! 2 of my favorite gluten free foods :)

  506. Laura rechtfertig says

    Pick me! Pick me! ;) My cuisanart of 20 years just broke….my favorite recipe to make now a days are your energy bars with almonds, macadamians and dates. My whole family loves them!

  507. Katie says

    Hi Elana,

    Your recipes have literally saved me; as a celiac with many food allergies, they help me eat simply and deliciously. Muffins, cookies, pizza, cupcakes… all are now possible because of you and your recipes!

    I have a blender that I use for cooking, but it is old and the power is not that high. I would LOVE this food processor and use it for everything from hummus to soup to cupcakes. Thank you!

  508. says

    What a great giveaway, thank you! I love my little 3-cup Cuisinart processor, but I have used it so many times the lid is breaking and I have long outgrown it, anyway. I would make so many more of my grandmother’s pecan macaroons if I won this. :)

  509. Mary Kay Martin says

    I would use it to make a tapenade. I use mine a lot. I couldn’t live without one.

  510. Jamie says

    I would use it to make another raw strawberry cheesecake…I only have a 3 cup food processor making the process longer! Tonight I am attempting your chocolate cranberry power bars and so excited!!!

  511. Simone says

    I’d love to be able to make some healthy dips instead of always having to buy them at the grocery store, I’m sure it would save me some money and as a student that would be amazing

  512. Debbie Plumley says

    I would probably say applesauce because I use raw apples in so many of the recipes I prepare.

  513. says

    I would love to start making nut butters and flours, as well as a bunch of different sauces, salsas, and vinaigrettes. Such a great giveaway!

  514. Mariane Heroux says

    I love to make peanut butter balls with natural peanut butter, oats, and soaked dates. Just process the ingredients, roll them into balls, refrigerate, and devour! So yummy!!!

  515. Kate costin says

    Elena, my daughter and l love your community spinach cake recipe. I don’t have a food processor, so my texture might not be as good as yours, but it is still delicious. if I had a food processor, I would make your double chocolate mocha biscotti. That recipe looks wonderful. We love your recipes and are never without one of your breads and one of your crackers.


  516. Susan S says

    Ooh – I would love to make your Chocolate Espresso Power Bars. I have never had a food processor and it sounds like I am missing out on a lot of delicious things I could make for others, and myself too. And – my 65th birthday is April 8, 2011.

  517. says

    i have celiacs, but my 2 kids and husband dont (as of yet)… i have one old cuisinart food processor to make my baby food and anything my families heart desires… however, for fear, i dont use it on anything for myself… it would be nice to be able to make my own hummus, salsas, dips.. really, just anything gluten free i can think of, in one of my very own!

  518. Lily Arfa says

    I don’t have a food processor right now so I don’t make anything in one. I would love one to make everything from pesto to doughs for breads or cookies.

  519. Debbie Patt says

    If I had this awesome food processor, I would use it to grind up my secret ingredients to make the delicious crust for my gluten free cheesecakes! Also, I would definitely use it to make homemade pie crust, and potato pancakes!

  520. Joanna Thompson says

    I love your Gluten Free recipes. My son and myself both have Celiac so we are using your recipes quite often. My son is also G-tube fed, thus I need to process all of his meals. Quisinart Food Processor would be a dream to have. I love your Carrot Banana Muffins, Mushroom Soup and Pesto Chicken. Delightful!

  521. Naomi says

    Oh thanks for entering me! I love all your recipes and am very appreciative! My food processor is falling to bits and the S blade isn’t usable anymore. I’d adore this gem of a machine! And the very first thing I’d make to celebrate is pesto, the thing that first inspired both to garden and to become more inspired in the kitchen. My basil is planted and ready to go!

  522. Dolores says

    I love the recipe you posted this week to make “power bars” I love them!!! but I don´t have a food processor and I don´t think the blender is going to work in this case (I use it for may other recipes specially to make GF bread crumbs)

    thanks for giving away this super kitchen tool!

  523. Amber says

    Right now all I have is a mini food chopper/processor thing and I’ve just about burnt out the motor making banana-strawberry “soft serve” and pesto. I’ve seen dozens of recipes I’d love to try but had to skip since I knew neither the little chopper nor my poor blender were up to the task!

  524. says

    I didn’t realize the amount of things one could use to make items in a food processor. If I could use one, I would make your salmon with anchovy olive tapenade.

    Once again another great contest. Thanks for doing it.

  525. Lisa says

    I use my aging Cuisinart to make potato latkas in the winter (and a yummy new leek latka recipe that I recently found). In the summer I use it to make homemade pesto.

  526. Jodi says

    Hi Elana,

    Wow, thanks for the giveaway! What an awesome product. My very old Black & Decker food proc. is on it’s last legs and I’d love a new one. I use it often for various doughs, raw treats like chocolate mousse (with avocado), buzzing up nuts for pie crusts, etc. But honestly, one of my fav things to do with my food proc. is to make cole slaw! I could eat it by the bucketful!

    Thanks again for all of the recipes & advice!

  527. Karen says

    I just made your pumpkin muffins, using a blender to mix the wet ingredients. It’s my favorite recipe. I don’t have a food processor so could really use one. I’d like to make pesto (drooling over those recipes) and need one for that alone!

  528. Chantelle yates says

    Oh goodness!!! So many possibilities!!! For me I think a huge benefit would be hiding healthy veggies in sauces etc for my 2 year old daughter with celiac. She isn’t a big veggie eater so if I could hide them, yahoo!!’

  529. Marilyn Winberg says

    I would love to have that food processor! I would make nut butters and esp mashed cauliflower, which my granddaughter and I love. It would taste sooo good nice and smooth out of that food processor!

  530. Sara says

    What a great giveaway! I don’t have a food processor and am just getting into clean/healthier eating. My list of what I would use it for is long…pesto of course, veggie/chicken nuggets, homemade Larabars, homemade Nuetella and so many other things in my stack of recipes just waiting to be tested. Thanks for all the great recipes on your blog, loving everything I try!!!

  531. rachel says

    I LOVE carrot cake! However, I don’t make it very often because of the grated carrots. A new Cuisinart would make it a lot easier!

  532. says

    Wow, thanks for the wonderful opportunity! I would make lots of raw date and cashew desserts, my magic bullet can’t handle the goopiness. :)

  533. says

    We eat Paleo/Weston Price but mainly as whole food as possible. It would be very handy to have the processor for a lot!!! Plus I have a 5 month old that is VERY interested in eating with her big sister.

  534. Ally Mahoney says

    This time of year my favorite thing to make in a food processor is wild herb pesto. I like to use the fresh spring growth of stinging nettles, chickweed, cress, and wild onions along with the usual lemons, garlic, olive oil, and sunflower seeds to whip up a deliciously wild variation on traditional basil pesto.

  535. Jen-Jen Y says

    My food processer is over 20 years old – and soon it is going to the big appliance graveyard.

    I use it for lots of things – one of my favorite uses is for nuts – to make crusts for desserts since going gf – and also to make a walnut sauce for pasta – so very, very delish. Also use it to make my hummus The list is endless :)

  536. Barbara says

    If I won the food processor I would give it to my daughter (reluctantly) who is getting married in May. I use mine to make pesto, soups, salad dressings, and power bars to name a few things. I can’t get along without it.

  537. Shaunna says

    my fav is the cranberry pictaico biscotti make with almond flour its rick and delish thanks for sharing

  538. Christy says

    We use our Cuisinart for everything including pesto, soups, hummus and more. Just now going on 12 years old, our Cusinart is just now starting to feel it’s age. My favorite thing to make with Cuisinart is an Indian dish called Eggplant Bhartha. After roasting the eggplant in the oven you blend it in the Cuisinart before adding it to a savory mix o