Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

What you can cook in a pressure cooker, and how

July 31st, 2017 by

Whether you’re in the market for a new pressure cooker or you’re simply after pressure cooker recipes and cooking tips, you've come to the right place. And the good news is, your recipe options are almost endless. From puddings and mulled wine to the more traditional beef stew and French onion soup, a good electric pressure cooker can handle it with aplomb. But before we get into it, ... Read more

Appliances Online’s guide to the perfect Aussie Summer

December 21st, 2016 by

The kids are home from school, the temperature’s reaching the mid-20s before 9 am, and the freezer is filled with BBQ meat and ice blocks, that could only mean one thing! Summer is here in all its glory. [caption id="attachment_35295" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Image courtesy of pat138241 at[/caption] We here at Appliances Online have teamed up with a few of our summer favourite brands to bring you, The Appliances Online ... Read more

Microwave Madness!! | Appliances Online

March 29th, 2016 by

From cooking mug cakes to disinfecting chopping boards, and everything in between, you may not know it but the trusty microwave can actually do more than just reheat last night’s leftover lasagne. Appliances Online's Jo Devery says: “The trusty microwave has become a staple of the kitchen, which we have come to rely upon for those lazy leftover meals and late night popcorn cravings, however it can ... Read more

Christmas shortcuts that will leave your guests thinking you’ve been planning this for months!

December 23rd, 2015 by

Christmas is next month, I repeat, next month! And if you’re anything like me, you’ve left everything to last minute. The shopping, the cleaning, the cooking! Oh no, so much to do with only moments to spare, if that. And though we would prefer to be lounging poolside on a tropical island, while bartenders grace us with fruity cocktails and refreshing coconuts... ...a lot of us are stuck ... Read more

How to make pancakes from scratch like a badass pro

November 10th, 2015 by

Roaming the aisles of my local supermarket the other day, hunting and gathering my household’s weekly food supply, I was struck by a sudden craving. A craving for something sweet, or maybe something savoury. A craving for a breakfast treat that goes beyond mere toast and coffee. A craving… for pancakes. What inspired this craving? Why, a fully-loaded shelf of pre-packaged pancake mix, available in all manner of flavours. These ... Read more

Help, I’m bloated & overstuffed! Your guide to detoxing after overindulging

November 6th, 2015 by

The kid’s sweets bag on Halloween.  Not two, but three servings of roast chicken on Christmas. And what about all those chocolate bunnies on Easter? Yep, we’ve all been there, and why not? A holiday is a holiday, and it’s OK to overfeed ourselves sometimes. But what happens when reality smacks us on the belly, it’s the day after, and you feel all bloated and gross from feeding ... Read more

The quickest way to make fresh pasta for Christmas

November 4th, 2015 by

It’s November, and you know what that means - the silly season has arrived. In the lead up to Christmas, we indulge ourselves in endless work parties, school functions, Secret Santas and a heap of scrumptious belly-filling food. In preparation for the mandatory ‘bring a plate of food to share’, impress your friends with home-made spaghetti from the Phillips Pasta and Noodle Maker. Just add flour, water, egg and ... Read more

Food Fight – are pavlovas, lamingtons and flat whites Aussie or Kiwi?

October 28th, 2015 by

With Australia and New Zealand set to face off with one another in the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final, the old rivalries between our two nations have flared up once again. But nothing inspires more trans-Tasman rivalry than arguing over which nation is responsible for creating some of the iconic recipes that are unique to this part of the world. To be fair, Australia does have a long ... Read more

Barbeque more than just meat patties and sausages this summer – Unexpected things you can grill on your BBQ

October 1st, 2015 by

Summer is near, and in Australia that usually means beaches, barbeques and family outings to water parks. So I thought it would be a smart idea to write a list of the unexpected things you can grill or cook on your BBQ. There are many different types, sizes and ranges of BBQs you can purchase these days, and Appliances Online have made it easier for Aussies to ... Read more

Recipe – Quinoa and Sirloin Salad

September 18th, 2015 by

For many people, salad is hardly a meal on it's own; it's the side dish. But with this delicious meal, you can really serve just a salad and please everyone, including those whose first question would be "but where's the meat?". For my recipe I whipped up a quick BBQ-style marinade for the sirloin, but any marinade or rub will work nicely, so feel free to adjust ... Read more

Wait, I can cook what in my rice cooker?!  

September 11th, 2015 by

Rice cookers are designed to cook yep you guessed it, rice! But that doesn’t mean you should limit your rice cooker. After a bit of research (and a few trial and errors) I came across some really cool recipes that can be cooked in most standard rice cookers, and guess what? Some of them don’t involve any rice at all!  Steamed Tofu & Asparagus   [caption id="attachment_33434" align="aligncenter" width="400"] ... Read more

How to Slow Cook in the Oven – Ossobuco alla Milanese

September 2nd, 2015 by

Do you have an oven? Do you want to cook something yummy and not have to worry about it too much? Why not slow cook in the oven! According to my Nonna, the traditional Italian way of slow cooking is in the oven. She has never owned a slow-cooker and probably never will. She says that her Ossobuco recipe (below) is proof that an oven can do ... Read more

Find your oven’s hot and cold spots with the Simple Test Cake

August 26th, 2015 by

It’s an inconvenient truth that not every oven is perfect. Even the highest-quality ovens can sometimes heat unevenly, leaving some corners of their chambers warmer or cooler than others. This can result in baking that's decidedly substandard, at least until you have a good idea of how your oven performs. The practical team over at Chef have found a great way to check whether your new oven ... Read more

Fast delicious recipes that can easily be cooked in your microwave

August 20th, 2015 by

We’re living in the era of fast paced lives, which usually means people are opting for faster meal options. Now when we think of ‘fast food’ we usually always think of certain franchised restaurants that maybe easy to obtain, but not so easy on your waist line.  With these great microwave recipes, ‘fast food’ no longer has to be the thought of unhealthy eating. Start your day ... Read more

How to make Sun Tea

August 18th, 2015 by

While all too many of us are heavily addicted to coffee (and resent its absence), a substantial number of us are equally addicted to the devil-bean’s primary rival – tea. This classic beverage forms an integral part of culinary traditions around the world, and has a culture surrounding its preparation and consumption that’s every bit as complex and rich as that of coffee or wine. One interesting tea-preparation ... Read more