Posts Tagged 'Cooking'

How to Have a Stress Free Christmas

How to Have a Stress Free Christmas

It’s probably fair to say that many grown-ups have a love-hate relationship with Christmas time. It’s fun, it’s festive and it’s all about family. But Christmas doesn’t just happen; it takes a lot of preparation. All that time spent working like elves on creating a great Christmas can take its toll and be quite stressful. To help take the pressure off, we’ve put together some quick tips and ideas to help make this year the smoothest Christmas possible.

The season of ...

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Bread is Betta When Baked at Home!

Bread is Betta When Baked at Home!

You always know when a bakery is nearby. That heavenly, unmistakable scent steams from the oven, gently filling the air and suddenly, you realise you’ve got a craving with only one solution. Now imagine bringing that experience home, filling the house with that freshly baked smell.

Baking your own bread is actually a lot easier than you might think and the benefits of doing it yourself go beyond just the delicious aroma wafting through your kitchen. Most supermarket bread includes preservatives ...

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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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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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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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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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What’s Cooking: Gas or Induction Cooktops?

What’s Cooking: Gas or Induction Cooktops?

There’s one burning question that plagues many a kitchen renovator: “should we go with an induction cooktop or a gas cooktop?” Not everyone can make such a decision in the heat of the moment, so you might find this post on the advantages and disadvantages of each type of cooktop helpful.

We’ll start with how they work. An induction cooktop works by sending a small current of electricity through the stove’s cooking element into the pot or pan, which then ...

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Cooking Made Easy with Microwaves

Cooking Made Easy with Microwaves

Gone are the days when all you needed a microwave for was to heat up last night’s pizza and thaw a pre-packaged, frozen lasagne.  We encourage you to put your microwave to work and use it to cook some quick, easy and delish homemade meals! Read on for a few of our favourite microwave meals below..

Have only a few minutes left before you need to rush out the door for work and you’re yet to fix yourself breakfast? Make it ...

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Slow And Steady Wins The Race With The Sunbeam Duos Sous Vide And Slow Cooker

Slow And Steady Wins The Race With The Sunbeam Duos Sous Vide And Slow Cooker

Do you slow cook? That isn’t a jab at your speediness in the kitchen. Slow cooking is actually a super convenient, budget-friendly method of cooking that was originally a big hit in the 1970s and is now experiencing a revival (exactly like flared jeans!) The beauty of slow cooking is that it requires minimal preparation but long cooking time so you can get your meal going in the morning before heading off to work and come home later to dinner ...

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