Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

Steak Béarnaise – a classic BBQ recipe with a French twist

August 12th, 2015 by

Sometimes a certain craving comes over any barbecue lover, and that’s the craving for a good steak. Nothing can quite come close to the classic staple, but this recipe with a French twist will not only hit the spot, but add a little extra oomph to your delicious sirloin, or mouthwatering porterhouse. Also, keep this part a secret to anyone you serve it to, but the trick ... Read more

Mums and Bubs- How the MBR-2107M magic bullet can benefit you and your baby

August 7th, 2015 by

The Story As a parent you definitely want what’s best for your child. We keep them safe, warm, and well fed day in and day out. But when it comes to food and nutrition, do we really know what is in store bought baby food? Recently I baby-sat my 10month old niece (I do not have any kids of my own… yet) and as I was feeding her ... Read more

How to make Cold Brew Coffee

August 4th, 2015 by

Cold brew coffee is one of those things that people like to tell you they knew about before it was cool. Geddit? Cool? Forget it... source: Dennis Tang on Flickr I wasn’t one of those people – when I first heard about cold brew coffee a few months ago, its street cred had already been well-established. Now that cold brew has become available from behind the counters of international ... Read more

Things you WANT to know about Sunbeam’s GC7850B Sandwich Press & Contact Grill

July 31st, 2015 by

The Product There are tons of different contact grills available on the market at the moment, and we absolutely love it! But to give you the most accurate and honest feedback, I will be focusing on the Sunbeam GC7850B sandwich press & contact grill today, as I personally have one in my kitchen at home, which I use day in and day out. The Hard Facts Let’s have a chat about ... Read more

Recipe ideas with (almost) no washing up

July 22nd, 2015 by

Washing up isn’t fun to do.  This is a fact.  Regardless of whether you find it easier to wash up by hand in the kitchen sink, or load up a dishwasher to do the work for you, it’s not the part of the day that many people look forward to. Here are a few ideas for recipes that let you get out of doing the washing up* ... Read more

Christmas in July with a summer twist – vegan ice-cream with Cuisinart

July 7th, 2015 by

In Australia, people host Christmas in July to emulate the traditional European winter Christmas. It’s my family tradition to include a mango treat at Christmas, and this mango ice-cream will be served for dessert at our Christmas in July lunch. Made with coconut milk, this ice-cream recipe (inspired by this one from Cookie+Kate) is great for those who are vegan or have a lactose intolerance. The recipe base ... Read more

Product review of the Sunbeam Slow Cooker HP8555 – A caldron for creative cooking

June 21st, 2015 by

I was slow to come around to the idea of getting a slow cooker. But having recently purchased, and started using, the Sunbeam SecretChef HP8555, I have been quickly converted. My scepticism came from the fact I assumed this type of appliance simply carried out the functions of my oven - and even that it would do laboriously while sat obstructively in my kitchen on my already cluttered ... Read more

Everything Eggs – nature’s most versatile ingredient?

June 19th, 2015 by

Whether served as a meal on their own, or used as a key ingredient in a recipe, eggs are a staple of both professional and home kitchens. It’s often worthwhile to keep a few of these nutrient-filled packages handy in your fridge due to their amazing versatility. Here are our quick tips for some of the best ways to prepare and serve eggs, whether you’re feeding yourself or ... Read more

Simple steps to make a classic caramel slice recipe

June 16th, 2015 by

[caption id="attachment_32551" align="alignright" width="300"] Image by Braedon Good[/caption] This sweet treat has been a long time favourite of mine, and been a specialty of my mum's for longer than I've been alive. It’s made of three simple to make layers and combines to create a delicious classic that will satisfy everyone's tastebuds. Serve with a cup of tea of coffee for the perfect afternoon tea combination. Ingredients: Biscuit Layer 125g Melted Margarine 1/2 ... Read more

Make the most of your microwave – Three micro meals in micro time

June 14th, 2015 by

Are you a full-time student? Or perhaps, a busy working mum? If so, allow us to explain how your microwave is actually your best friend. The microwave is often labelled as simply a source for reheating leftovers. However, it can also be used to create quick, delicious dishes from scratch - for any time of the day. If hunger is hammering on your stomach after a long day at ... Read more

Baking on the cooktop – no oven needed?

June 11th, 2015 by

Over the years we've learned of a staggering array of strange and unusual cooking techniques, ranging from sausages in the kettle to fish in the dishwasher. Some of these techniques are born out of necessity, while others are the result of experimentation worthy of a mad scientist. Today's we're looking at another unusual cooking method - can you use your cooktop for baking? Why not just use the oven? Many ... Read more

Top 5 picks of portable Mason jar meals

June 6th, 2015 by

Mason jars have been used for jams and pickled foods for years. But thanks to social media, and the overwhelming number of people turning to more healthier ways of eating, they are now used as ‘meals on the go’ containers - which we think are ten times trendier than plastic takeaway containers and paper bags. Not only does food look more appetising stacked in a jar, the jars ... Read more

Rob’s ricotta and mushroom omelette – a family favourite

May 31st, 2015 by

[caption id="attachment_32303" align="alignright" width="300"] Rob's ricotta and mushroom omelette - a family favourite[/caption] I've no idea where I got this recipe so I'm going to claim I created it. This has been a family favourite for years, but it was particularly triumphant when I travelled to England to meet some long lost cousins for a holiday in Cornwall. They thought I was a genius as I presented them with ... Read more

Recipe for flourless chocolate cake with vanilla cream and raspberry coulis

May 28th, 2015 by

[caption id="attachment_32284" align="alignright" width="300"] Picture by Braedon Good[/caption] Next time you're entertaining guests and need to whip together an impressive dessert, try the following for an undeniably delicious dish. This rich dark chocolate cake, served with sweet and creamy companions, will have everyone asking for the recipe. And don't be surprised if you find them whipping out their smartphones to take a few quick foodie photos for Instagram too. This ... Read more

Prosciutto and baked eggs muffins for mums anywhere, anytime

May 17th, 2015 by

Don't panic, we haven't got confused by celebrating Mother's Day a week late. No, it's just that here at Appliances Online we like to celebrate our mums all year round. Just because the 'special day' has been and past doesn't mean breakfast in bed, or a relaxing brunch in honour of mum, has to relegated to only once a year. Anyone can whip up this gourmet little dish, and ... Read more