Kitchen

In our society, cooking is a serious matter and everyone cooks foods for their family. Yes, culture may vary from one person to another so there foods and cooking style differs as well.  Everybody is cooking food but their ways of cooking may differ and in other words there may be a number of ways to prepare food. A pressure cooker is the need of every cook whether it’s a mom at home or chef in the hotel. This is one of the most common tools of kitchen; despite the kitchen is a western one or an eastern one, it is gaining popularity everywhere.

When you use cooker and cook meat, it is juicy and tender which is not possible in any other way. It will not be as tender without a pressure cooker.  A pressure cooker cooks foods not only with heat but also with pressure. In the cooker, there is extreme heat and air pressure which actually cooks the food for you and which is not possible in any other way of cooking. The cooker has a lid which secures the air inside the cooker. This actually prevents the flavor from escaping outside the cooker and makes food more juicy, tender, nutritious, and tasty.

A pressure cooker is made up of stainless steel or aluminum and in some cases it is anodized. A pressure cooker must be in proper condition because there is huge pressure inside the cooker and its body has to manage this huge pressure. First of all, your cooker must be airtight and watertight. There is pressure control exhaust over the lid which controls the pressure inside the cooker. This is called safety valve which maintains the air in the pressure cooker. When the pressure comes beyond safety limits then this safety valve opens and let’s off some of this heat and pressure from the cooker.

There are some important things to note before you open the pressure cooker to either let off some steam of the cooker or reduce water amount, by doing so you would lower the pressure inside. You should not open it when the pressure is high because it would be dangerous. You should release pressure through the safety valve or you should take the pot out of the stove first before opening it. Choose Pressure Cooker is packed with valuable information on various pressure cookers and other information related to them.

The cooker is so useful that it is surprisingly used in the hospitals to sterilize hospital items. This is a fact that the pressure cooker has revolutionized the cooking industry. You can add or infuse new flavors to the meal through the pressure cooker.

Countertop blenders are best known for their utility in making smoothies and milkshakes. If you are a big fan of smoothies and don’t have a blender already, don’t delay buying one. With a good quality blender you can make, in a matter of minutes, all the delicious smoothies you have been craving. Homemade smoothies are so much more tastier, healthier and cheaper than what you would get from the market. All you need is your blender and some of your favorite ingredients! Here are 3 very easy smoothie recipes you can make in your blender.

Banana Ginger smoothie:


This is a very nutritious recipe that helps in digestion, relieves heartburn and deals with other stomach problems. In addition to its health benefits, it is also very tasty to drink!

Ingredients:

  1.    1 banana (cut into pieces)
  2.    1 cup plain yogurt
  3.    Few drops of vanilla essence
  4.    1 tbsp honey
  5.    ½ tsp fresh ginger (chopped)

Method:

  1.    Add all the ingredients together to the jug of your countertop blender.
  2.    Secure the lid tightly.
  3.    Pulse the blender for a few seconds. Pause a while. Pulse it again. Repeat till you get a smooth texture.
  4.    It is always a good idea to hold down the lid while blending to prevent the lid from coming off.
  5.    Your drink is ready to be served. You can garnish with a few mint leaves or banana slices.

Peach mango banana smoothie:


This is also a very refreshing and healthy drink like the previous one. Start you morning with this nutritious breakfast and feel the difference!

Ingredients:

  1.    ½ cup peaches (cut in pieces)
  2.    ½ cup mangoes (cut in pieces)
  3.    ½ a banana (cut in pieces)
  4.    1 cup plain yogurt
  5.    1 cup ice
  6.    1 Tbsp honey

Method:

  1.    Add all the ingredients to the jar of your countertop blender.
  2.    Secure the lid tightly.
  3.    Pulse the blender for a few seconds. Pause a while. Pulse it again. Repeat till you get a smooth texture.
  4.    Your drink is ready to be served.

Strawberry Shortcake:


This is a very innovatively delicious recipe. Share it with your family. Kids will love it for sure!

Ingredients:

  1.    2 cup strawberries
  2.    1 cup cake of your choice preferably plain cake
  3.    1 cup milk
  4.    1 cup ice
  5.    1 tbsp honey
  6.    ½ cup whipped cream

Method:

  1.    Add all the ingredients to your blender leaving behind 1 strawberry and ½ cup whipped cream for topping.
  2.    Secure the lid tightly.
  3.    Pulse the blender for a few seconds. Pause a while. Pulse it again. Repeat till you get a smooth texture.
  4.    Your drink is ready to be served.
  5.    You can top it with whipped cream and strawberry.

Note: for recipes that require the addition of ice, make sure your blender is designed to crush ice. If you want to purchase a blender for crushing ice this website can help in finding the best blender reviews. This would be mentioned in the instruction manual. If it isn’t, do not add ice in your blender as it would harm the motor. You can skip the addition of ice and follow the rest of the recipe or add cold water in place of ice.