I've always been a fan of Bittman and have been willing to follow him on cooking adventures. This provides sensible, easy to follow advice on becoming vegan, something I've wanted to do for a while. Most of the recipes I've tried are good albeit time-consuming to prepare. My digestion has improved and my energy levels have smoothed out. All this and you can eat what you want after 6!
I bought this blender for its ice crushing capabilities and it works well. Does a good job on protein shakes and soups too. I like the fact that it starts slow and then speeds up. My only critism is that it tens to walk when crushing ice so hang on!