Hearty Comfort Foods You Will Love
Like a hug you can taste, familiarity and nostalgia are what makes food more than just sustenance. Restorative soups, heart-warming stews and rich casseroles can soothe even the toughest of days – a comforting pleasure that would be impossible to heighten, except perhaps when enjoyed in the company of loved ones. Here’s five of our favourite comfort food recipes.
Chef’s Tips on the Best Matcha Fondue Dips
With the ever-increasing popularity of matcha-flavoured desserts, it comes as no surprise that this powdered green tea would make its way to a pot of fondue. Adding a touch of the east to a traditionally Swiss dish, matcha is rich in antioxidants and brings with it a host of health benefits. What is truly unique about this ingredient is its rich and aromatic flavour that leaves a sweet lingering aftertaste to the palate.
5 Easy Dessert Recipes for Your Next Party
From rich, intoxicating chocolate mousse, to light-as-air cheesecakes – desserts are the all-essential party must-have. Dessert shooters in particular make for a standout display. Delicately portioned, they provide guests the opportunity to sample a variety of flavours. Above all, these classy treats are great for social mixers, and make the perfect accompaniment to savoury hors d’oeuvres. Here, we share five great recipes to try at your next get-together that are sure to impress.
Asian Stir-Fry Dishes
Stir-fries would have to be one of the greatest things to come out of Asian cooking. Nutritious, big on flavour and super easy to make, they’re adored by both kitchen newbies and seasoned chefs alike. The magic really lies in the dish's simplicity – chop up some meat and vegetables, blend a simple sauce, then ‘stir’ it all up in a searing wok. With so many potential meat-vegetable-sauce combinations, the stir-fry is destined to never get old.
6 Chocolatey Foods to Melt Stress Away
Dark, rich and velvety, it is arguably harder to find anything more gratifying than chocolate when life hits a bump on the road. Pleasure aside, this celebrated ingredient is not only incredible to taste, but also chocked full of health benefits.
Powerful Pre and Post Workout Meals
“The body is like a machine, if you want to make the most of your time during your workout, it’s important to give your body the necessary nutrients at the right time.”
Knowing when and what to eat goes a long way in helping you reach optimum performance when exercising. With expert tips from Garrett Teh, personal trainer at popular rock climbing gym Boulder Movement, we’ve put together some of our favourite healthy meal-prep ideas to push you closer to your fitness goals.
Ways to Keep your Fridge Smelling Fresh
A clean fridge translates to fresher groceries and even better health as it significantly lowers the chances for food contamination. Here are some useful tips for a clean and odour-free fridge.
7 Types of Fridges for Every Space and Budget
Mixing mid-century and modern designs, we have put together a list of chillers and freezers to suit different types of kitchen styles! With so many options to choose from, here are some things to consider before deciding on one: kitchen space, storage capacity, freshness system, as well as lifestyle and eating habits. Scroll down to check out all the different models available today.
Cool No-Bake Desserts to Beat the Heat
When it’s warm outside and you’re having people over, it couldn’t be easier to entertain and feed the guests than with these simple no-bake recipes! Apart from saving you precious time, munching on these deliciously cool treats is the perfect way to round up your meal and liven up the mood.
Sweet and Savoury Recipes to Fuel Your Yoghurt Obsession
Due to its versatility and the good it does to our digestive system, yoghurt is indeed a star ingredient in most of your healthy dishes! Whether you dip it, spread it, freeze it, add fruit to it or eat it plain, there is no denying that this ingredient is delicious no matter how you enjoy it. Here are some ways you can add this well-loved product to each of your meals.
5 Clever Food Hacks to Reduce Waste
It’s time to change up the way we cook and rethink what’s edible. Learning more about the nutritional potential of these food ‘scraps’ not only boosts your health, but also helps with the waste problem. Plus, we could use these leaves or roots to add greater flavours to our dishes! We’ve put together five simple ways to help you get started.
7 Easy Cooking Tips for Lazy People
The thought of planning meals, preparing ingredients and the clean up after is enough to put most people off the idea of cooking their own meals. Although it’s easier to order takeout, you shouldn’t have to miss out on the joy and satisfaction of providing your family with a healthy, home-cooked meal that’s filled with love!
A Handy Guide to Storing Food
Do you find yourself throwing away food that’s gone bad from being left out for too long or because you’ve forgotten all about the leftovers packed deep in the fridge? Doing this regularly is not only wasteful, but also expensive.
Perfectly Delicious Brunch Recipes for Mums
There’s something special about brunch. It evokes the idea of a carefree weekend as you relax and partake of a scrumptious meal where every bite is a little piece of heaven.
5 Creative Recipes with a Hand Blender
A hand blender is one of the most useful appliances to have in your kitchen. Also known as an immersion or stick blender, it is the ideal tool for puréeing soups and sauces. But that’s not all it can do...
6 Simple Cooking Tips for the Beginner Chef
If you’re just getting started on your cooking journey, it can be a little intimidating trying out new recipes and maybe even quite discouraging when you don’t get it right the first time. But practice makes perfect, so don’t give up! ...
How to Cook Meat Right
Cooking meat can be a breeze or a task depending on the kind you choose. Every meat comes with its own set of challenges that can make or break your dish. But there are a few basic rules, which, if followed, can help you excel at handling your chosen delicacy...
How to Cook Fish Right
Cooking fish can be a challenge - one minute too soon, and your fish comes out pink, slightly slimy and underdone; one minute too long, and you end up with tough, chewy meat. But it’s also a pretty exact science, which means that once you get your timing and technique down pat, you should end up with a perfect fish dish every single time. Not sure where to get started? This guide to cooking fish right will help you on your journey to delicious dinners...
A Quick Guide to Cooking with Grains
For most of us, when we think of staple grains, the plain white rice is the first thing that comes to mind. Most meals don’t seem to be complete without this carbohydrate. However, adding a variety of whole grains to your diet can actually introduce a whole new dimension of flavour and nutrition to your daily meals. Before white rice, the diets of our ancestors were actually more varied, and most consumed a combination of interesting whole grains which are far less common now...
5 Things You Need for a Great Cookout
There is a lot of work that goes into throwing a party outdoors. Whether it’s a simple gathering in the backyard or a big cook-out in the park, here’s our take on how you can turn up the heat at the next grill-out! These suggestions are good for anyone, be it for the seasoned griller or barbecuing newbie...
Vegetables 101 : How to Cook Perfect Greens
Vegetables are chock full of nutritious goodness and a must at every meal, but we all know there are few things as difficult - or unpleasant - to eat than soggy, overcooked, discoloured vegetables. Unfortunately, vegetables are extremely sensitive to cooking and heat - and can go from very delicious to very slimy in just under a minute ...
Cooking with Oil: Do’s and Don’ts
Whether it’s crispy, delicious deep fried potatoes or light, tangy salad dressings, oils play a huge part in our daily meals. They can make a difference to flavour, texture and of course the nutritional profile of the food we eat...
Cooking with Kids: 4 Simple Childproof Recipes
Growing up, most of us were told to stay out of the kitchen. It’s hot, it’s stuffy! Or - it’s dangerous in here - were things we often heard from our parents, who didn’t want toddlers near hot oil or scalding pans. But cooking with your children actually is a lot of fun - as long as closely supervised. Not only is cooking together a great bonding activity, it teaches your child how food gets to the table and engages them in a sensory learning experience, not to mention equipping them with practical...
5 Smart, Efficient Storage Ideas for Your Kitchen
Our kitchens are often the heart of our homes - where delicious meals are cooked, where the family gathers for quick breakfasts, and almost always where you can find a kind word or a warm hug from your loved ones...
6 Beginner’s Recipes You Can Make with a Kitchen Machine
You love to eat – but you don’t feel too confident around the kitchen. You love the idea of home-made food, but you don’t have the time (or so you think) to make everything from scratch. Short of hiring a personal chef, here’s the next best thing – using a kitchen machine...
Simple One Pot Meals Your Family Will Love
While it is always lovely to have home cooked meals, the idea of having to do loads of washing up after each meal can be a daunting prospect. But what if you could cook everything in just one cooking pot – which makes for virtually no clean up?
Soup-er Ways to Fast, Healthy Dinners
We all want to eat well – and most of us would love to come back to a hearty, good-for-the-soul home cooked meal.
10 Types of Food You Should Never Keep in the Fridge
If the idea of fresh, wholesome food to you starts with chilled ingredients right out of the fridge - you'll be surprised that this is not always the case! The notion that the fridge is a safe place for all your groceries might stem from the belief that freezing food kills bacteria (it actually only renders them inactive), but there are certain items that are fine, or best, kept on the shelves.
Master Moist-Heat Cooking Methods
Cooking involves the transfer of heat from a heat source to your food and can be categorised into two main types of methods: moist-heat or heat-dry. Moist-heat cooking preserves and adds moisture to food during the cooking process by using liquids such as water, broth, wine or even juice.
The Cold, Hard Facts on Fridges
Freezing is the process of preserving food, which inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria. This convenient food storage method is extremely handy for keeping food fresh for an extended period of time. Discover interesting facts about frozen food...
Baking Tips Everyone Should Know
Many bakers would say that baking is a science – it requires accurate measurements and timing in order to produce perfectly moist red velvet cupcakes. They are not far from it! The steps to achieving perfectly baked goods are not hard, but they are precise. But once you get to learn of these baking tips, your pastries will never taste the same again!
A Comprehensive Guide to your Fridge’s Humidity Drawers
When it comes to properly utilising a fridge to stock fresh produce, most people know that low temperatures help to keep food fresh for longer. However, few are aware that humidity is another important factor in extending the shelf life of your fruits and vegetables.
Cooking with Leftovers: 4 Easy After-Party Recipes
Not sure what to do with last night’s roast chicken from your Christmas party? You’ll be surprised at the variety of dishes you can make with just your leftovers and common ingredients you will find in your kitchen. We have rounded up a few recipes that you can whip up—for a fuss-free, delicious meal the next day.
Healthy Food Your Children Will Love
Forget chefs with stringent gourmet expectations, children come out tops when it comes to being some of the pickiest eaters around. Make worrying a thing of the past with our healthy and delicious meal suggestions — so good you will find them irresistible too.