Archive for 'Kitchen & Cooking'

Sunbeam Multi Cooker Free Gift Offer

Sunbeam Multi Cooker Free Gift Offer

Have you ever tried to steam vegetables in your deep fryer? No, we’re not talking gibberish. The smart people over at Sunbeam designed an appliance which pretty much allows you to do just that and a little bit more.

The VersaCook Electronic Multi Cooker X5 MU200 is a deep fryer, steamer, frypan, slow cooker and saucepan in one. We love versatile appliances like this because you get so much use out of them and there’s less cleaning up, made even ...

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How to make a Terrific Toasted Sandwich

How to make a Terrific Toasted Sandwich

What’s not to love about a jaffle, or toasted sandwich?

This humble creation gives new life to leftovers and makes a tasty treat or snack. Some die-hards might like to argue that the two are wildly different: a jaffle has pressed edges to keep the fillings from oozing out, while a toasted sandwich does not. But when it comes to deliciousness, we think this is a moot point!

Preparing any old jaffle is as simple as putting a fresh sandwich inside that ...

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Footy Finals Feasting

Footy finals fever has one cure: footy and food, combined.  A great ‘game on’ snack is one that you can pick up and wolf down in one bite all without taking your eyes off the screen. Fresh from Betta Cooking with Matthew Hayden are these super easy and tasty recipes that’ll keep you fuelled during the game. And don’t forget to enter our ultimate footy pack Facebook competition!

Spring Rolls

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How to Run Your Fridge On The Cheap

How to Run Your Fridge On The Cheap

After air conditioning, the refrigerator is said to be the biggest consumer of energy in most Australian homes. Not only are they expensive to purchase, they also use power like there’s no tomorrow.

Fortunately, energy efficiency in fridges and freezers has made great strides in the last few years. While the RRP of newer models is considerably higher than it has been in the past, the savings you can make on your electricity bill in the long run compensate for this.

Here ...

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Betta Breakfast Month

Betta Breakfast Month

Believe it or not, September is Better Breakfast Month! We’re all for healthy and nutritious eating, particularly when it comes to the most important meal of the day – so we’ve conveniently re-named it ‘Betta Breakfast Month’ here.

To help you get into the spirit and offer some inspiration for the rest of the month to better your breakfasts, here are some healthy and delicious ways you can shake up your morning starts:

  • It’s spring! Make the most of seasonal produce and kick ...
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How to Make the Ultimate Smoothie

How to Make the Ultimate Smoothie

The perfect smoothie is one that you jump out of bed for in anticipation. Given the right mix of fruits and vegetables, a smoothie can make an easy, filling and nutritious substitute for porridge or toast in the morning. If you’re going to be on the go all day, prepare a second batch and take it along with you on your travels for an afternoon snack.

With the right blender and the right ingredients, you won’t have to jump farther than ...

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Why You Need a Chest Freezer

Why You Need a Chest Freezer

Believe it or not, a chest freezer can be a handy unit to have in the house – particularly if you have a large brood. For starters, if you secretly loathe trips to the supermarket then an extra, large cold storage unit should become your new best friend because it allows you to buy everything you need for a few weeks in one go – just divide your haul into batches and pop these into the freezer. Not to ...

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Tips for Updating a Small Kitchen

Tips for Updating a Small Kitchen

There’s an unfortunate irony with renovations and refurbishments where the smaller the space, the harder it is to do things with it – and this especially applies to kitchens. The thing is though, a small kitchen can really benefit from a spruce up and, by following some simple recommendations, maximising your kitchen space could be a much less daunting task.

Layout

  • If your floor plan permits, create an island that combines storage, eating space, and an under-counter microwave.
  • Alternatively, stash your microwave underneath ...
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Tefal Cook4Me Cooks for You!

Tefal Cook4Me Cooks for You!

There are two kinds of people when it comes to cooking: those with fast-paced, jam-packed lifestyles and no time for or interest in it, and those who are enjoy regular culinary experimentation.

The Tefal Cook4Me (CY7018), $349, is one of those rare gems that answers the needs of both these types. This multi-cooker allows you to prepare fast and delicious healthy meals, and gives you the opportunity to try recipes you may not have had the time or courage to ...

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How to: Host a Dinner Party

How to: Host a Dinner Party

Have you been toying with the idea of throwing a dinner party? Don’t be afraid to take the plunge – it’s a real joy entertaining for your family and closest friends in the comfort of your own home.

The key thing you need to remember is that the difference between a good dinner party and a great dinner party is all in the details. If you’re well-organized and plan ahead, you will allow yourself to spend less time in the kitchen ...

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