How I bought a Bosch food processor without spending a cent – Plus Hummus Recipe
It is that time of year again when I buy an expensive cookware item off my wishlist. Every year I work hard to buy something nice for myself and this is how I do it. My goal this time; to buy myself a food processor.
Loyalty programmes are a blessing here in South Africa and being an FNB client, I have the opportunity to earn eBucks (PS: this is NOT sponsored, I am just super loyal lol). eBucks are earned by simply banking according to a number of options set out by the bank. The more you use the options available to you, the more eBucks you earn each month.
I save all my eBucks each month and spend them when I have enough to get something off my wishlist.
Originally, my goal was to buy a bright yellow pasta maker from Yuppiechef. But then I changed my mind. I decided I wanted a food processor instead. Yuppiechef is an eBucks partner and you can earn points with every purchase or you can use your eBucks to make a purchase.
Last year I bought a few Le Creuset items for my kitchen using my eBucks savings.
For 2020, I used my eBucks and some birthday money to purchase an 800w Bosch food processor, a kitchen scale, an egg poaching contraption and a 1-litre Prince Albert olive oil in a yellow tin.
I used to spend all my eBucks on airtime and data but I realised that I was wasting them. Now, every year, I get to buy something exciting for my kitchen.
I am already planning what to spend them on in 2021. Maybe I will get that Pasta Machine or maybe I will stock my baking cupboard with new baking sheets, tins and springforms. Next year is filled with possibility and I can’t wait to add something new to the kitchen.
Using my new Bosch food processor, I have grated cheese and made a few variations of hummus. I have yet to use it for everything (it can perform 30 different tasks) but look forward to trying.
Below is a recipe for Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus. I hope you enjoy and let me know what kitchen tool you are saving up for.
With My Love,
- 1 Tin - Chickpeas (Plus half the brine)
- 1/2 Cup - Sun-dried Tomatoes
- 8 Tbsp - Olive Oil
- 1 - Garlic Clove
- 1/2 a Lemon (Juiced)
- 2 Tbsp - Tahini
- 1 Tsp - Ground Cumin
- Salt and Pepper
- In a bowl or food processor, add chickpeas and half the liquid in the tin
- Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon and add all remaining ingredients.
- Pulse the mixture until smooth and creamy.
- To serve, drizzle over olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika.