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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,

My Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins


  • 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


  1. In a bowl or food processor, add chickpeas and half the liquid in the tin
  2. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon and add all remaining ingredients.
  3. Pulse the mixture until smooth and creamy.
  4. To serve, drizzle over olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika.

Additional Info

Best served with crackers and vegetable dippers. I make this batch weekly now and use it for many recipes throughout the week or for nice snacks during work days.

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