If you can swing it, a food processor makes all the difference!
I am part of a family of 5 - 3 teen/pre-teen sons - it means we need large quantities for meals to feed everyone. We try to eat plant-based as much as possible - so as the boys got older, I invested in a larger food processor - what a difference it makes! This week I've made a cilantro avocado spread that we used as a taco topping. The next night my husband made plantains, and the cilantro avocado sauce was an amazing dip for the plantains.