Archive for 'Kitchen & Cooking'

4-Ingredient Christmas Recipes

4-Ingredient Christmas Recipes

If Christmas carols tell us anything, it’s that the festive season is full of cheer. What carolers often fail to mention, however, is that Christmas can also be rather chaotic. Between shopping for the perfect gifts for your family, wrapping said gifts and frantically cleaning your house before the in-laws turn up on your doorstep, there’s almost no time left to cook Christmas dinner.

This Christmas, focus on the things that matter by spending less time in the kitchen and ...

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How to get Back Your ‘me Time’ in the Evenings

How to get Back Your ‘me Time’ in the Evenings

It’s winter and when it’s cold, wet or windy outside all we want to do after work is get back into our cozy homes and relax. But hold on, before that can happen we need to get dinner sorted either for ourselves or our family. Then comes the washing up…*shudder*…OK so we may not have a way for you to get out of cooking dinner or washing up, but there are things you can do to streamline the whole process ...

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Use of Appliances to Style Your Kitchen Space

Use of Appliances to Style Your Kitchen Space

What do you do if you desperately want to upgrade and style your kitchen but can’t invest in brand new white goods? You turn to smaller appliances to make your kitchen stylish again of course! We love sharing gorgeous examples of quick and easy kitchen makeovers on our Instagram page and we noticed that most people use smaller appliances to style their kitchen before they decide to buy that gorgeous new French door fridge. So, here are our ...

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Your blender only gets used for smoothies? Try these amazing recipes instead!

Your blender only gets used for smoothies? Try these amazing recipes instead!

We’ve all been there: After reading online about the joys of having a Magic Bullet in your kitchen, how many amazing recipes you can whip up with it and your friend telling you that she just bought this amazing blender that can also make hot soups, you simply need to have a blender of your own. So you decide to buy one.

And then two weeks after you finally got a blender, you run out of ideas how ...

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17 Betta Cooking Hacks

17 Betta Cooking Hacks

According to statistics from 2014, Australians spend an average 6.1 hours a week on cooking and lie within the top 10 countries around the world that spend the most time in their kitchen! One of the fun things about cooking at home is learning new ways to do things, especially when they can save us time. Some things we borrow from professional chefs, others just come down to good old fashioned ingenuity.

These kitchen hacks are designed to make ...

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7 Tips to Save Energy in the Kitchen

7 Tips to Save Energy in the Kitchen

The kitchen is an area in the house where a lot of energy is used. If you want to save energy and cut down your bill, it’s a good place to start with your kitchen appliances. We’ve put together our top 7 tips.

1 Energy Labelling

Appliance makes are always hard at work to make their whitegoods more energy and water efficient, and the modern kitchen reflects this. If you’ve got an ‘old reliable’ dishwasher, freezer or fridge ...

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6 Smart Kitchen Cleaning Tips

6 Smart Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Making a mess in the kitchen is a cinch; cleaning it up, not so much. Nevertheless it is important to keep your kitchen clean. To make life a little easier, we’ve put together six smart tips that not only make cleaning simpler, but can also help out nasty chemical cleaning products, focussing instead on what’s already in your kitchen.

1 Get By with Bicarb

Bicarbonate soda is a kitchen staple for so many different reasons. As a cleaning agent, it’s ...

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Our Top 3 Healthy Hot Weather Treats for this Summer

Our Top 3 Healthy Hot Weather Treats for this Summer

As the mercury rises, one thing on everybody’s mind is a cool treat. It’s tempting to head to the shops and stock the fridge top to bottom with ice cream, ready and waiting to help the family cool off.

But too much sugar is never a good idea, even when the temperature is pushing 40 degrees. So instead, we’ve got a few simple ideas for sweet treats this summer that take advantage of seasonal fruit, and require little or no added ...

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Amazing Milkshake Recipes for the George Forman Mix & Go

Amazing Milkshake Recipes for the George Forman Mix & Go

It’s the festive season so we’re letting go a little bit, putting a hold on the daily green smoothie and indulging in some well-deserved treats.

Inspired by the latest out-of-this–world milkshakes trend, here are our favourite treats to make with the blender-of-the-moment, the George Foreman Mix & Go.

S’mores Milkshake

We’ve turned this American campfire tradition – gooey roasted marshmallow and melted chocolate smooshed between crunchy graham crackers – into an amazing Australia summer drink.

We don’t have graham crackers in Australia, ...

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Cafe Style Breakfast at Home

Cafe Style Breakfast at Home

Smashed avocado on toast is a deceptively simple café mainstay. What sounds like just two ingredients slapped together has turned into something much more. It’s proper Aussie comfort food, and we’ve exported it to the world (drop into any trendy café in New York or Los Angeles and they’re almost certain to have it on the menu).

The Bread

Your local bakery is your friend. Big supermarkets do stock different kinds of bread beyond the standard sliced loaf, but for all intents ...

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