Cam, I've been experimenting with juicing lately. From what I'm reading you have a good juicer (the screw type, not the centrifugal blade juicer) so the juice doesn't heat up and oxygen doesn't get beat into the pulp. They can also juice greens better...
Hey Dan, great to hear that you are enjoying juicing! Yes, I do have a very good juicer, that cost a pretty penny, but it's multipurpose and worth it. Here's a video of the exact model that I have- Champion Juicer
Do you juice only weekly and do something crazy (like your garlic juice?!) or do you juice daily? Perhaps we could swap some recipes
Because the cleanup is a time consuming process, I recently found this
vacuum sealed container that will preserve my juice for up to three days. I use to only juice once in a while because the cleanup, as mentioned, can be a turnoff. Now that I use this container, I juice once a week (enough to last me three days).
Regarding recipes, I pretty much always make them up on my own, but I do have a few websites bookmarked that have juicing recipes, and I can pass them along if you want.
I used to have some German juicer that sounded like a jet turbine when it wound up to 10,000 rpm. It was great fun but eventually I grew tired of cleaning the thing and put it away to gather dust. (I don't want to discourage anyone from juicing.)
Lately I'm thinking of doing pistacio nuts. Apparently they're very heart-healthy, according to Consumer Reports.
Alan, maybe the vacuum sealed container that I linked to above, would get you back into juicing
I've wanted to make pistachio butter, but haven't got around to it. I have made cashew butter with my juicer many times (I actually started a little side business and sold it for a while), and it is very good. When I do it, I always make at least two pounds for myself, and a pound for each of my friends and family that want some, because I only do it once in a while, as cleanup is a very arduous process.
A little tip when making any nut butter-add a little bit of extra virgin olive oil to the bag of nut's and make sure that they are thinly coated. Even though they have their own natural occurring oils, they do have a tendency to burn in the juicer because of the rotation of the blade.
Dan, will your juicer homogenize foods, too? I've made ice cream, as well as salsa (with my home grown organic vegetables).