Sunday, March 21, 2004

My Most Essential Appliance

How to be lazy while seeming like an overachiever

If you want to be a Lazy Vegetarian, but eat more than frozen pizza on a regular basis, it's essential to invest in a small countertop chopper. This handy little appliance, unlike a full-blown food processor, is small enough to leave out so it's ready to go at a moment's notice, and it makes short work of common tasks like chopping veggies or making bread crumbs. My chopper has re-opened a whole range of recipes to me that I previously found too labor-intensive and/or time consuming.

I have a KitchenAid model and love it, but any should do the trick. I do strongly recommend an electrical version, though; the hand-held ones are really not that much less trouble than just using a knife.