If you, as a child or as an adult, read Calvin and Hobbes, you'll remember Calvin's transmogrifier. Ostensibly, the transmogrifier was a cardboard box—but we know that it was magic, capable of transforming one thing into another thing almost instantaneously (though only Calvin and Hobbes could see its effects).
If there were a culinary equivalent of the transmogrifier, it would be the food processor. Greens zip into pesto! Bananas become ice cream! Nuts and beans become butters and dips! Magic visible to all!
Here are 15 ways to transmogrify with your food processor (plus a few extra tools):
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We originally ran this article in 2015, but we're running an updated version of it today because doesn't a bowl of gazpacho sound fine right about now?
What's your favorite use for your food processor? Share your magic below!