The Food Processor Bible

The Food Processor BibleIf you have a food processor but are really not making much use of it then it is probably time to get some inspiration and what better way than The Food Processor Bible.

It’s not uncommon for people to buy a food processor, try it out once or twice, and then store it away never to be seen again. If this sounds like you then the reason is probably because you really don’t know what your food processor can do for you.

With over 500 recipes this handy book will get you back using your food processor again since each recipe is created with food processor directions. But not only that, you also receive a multitude of tips and tricks to make better use of your food processor.

One drawback of this book is that there are no images. I am a visual person and need to see a photo of the finished product before I can determine if I am going to like the final result. Some people are okay with just scanning the ingredients and getting an idea from that so if this is you, then you will have no problem with this book.

Chapters in the book include:

  • Using Your Food Processor
  • Appetizers
  • Soups, Sauces and Marinades
  • Fish and Dairy Dishes
  • Meat and Poultry
  • Vegetables and Side Dishes
  • Super Salads and Dressings
  • Yeast Doughs, Quick Breads and Muffins
  • Cakes and Frostings
  • Desserts and Tortes
  • Chocolates, Cookies and Squares
  • Pies and Pastries
  • Passover

Buy the Book at Amazon —> The Food Processor Bible

Rachael Ray Cookbook 30 Minute Get Real Meals

rachael-ray-cookbook-30-minute-get-real-meals The Rachael Ray 30-Minute Get Real Meals cookbook is full of healthy, delicious recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less.

Talk about the ideal cookbook for the busy cook.  Rachael Ray is a well known TV personality who has designed a range of quality, durable cookware and some really innovative kitchen accessories.

Every recipe can be made in 30 minutes or less so now you can whip up delicious healthy meals for your family in a very short time

The Rachael Ray 30 Minute Get Real Meals is an excellent cooking resource for the woman on the go and especially for those cooks who have no interest in preparing involved meals and slaving over a hot stove for hours.

Rachael Ray believes we all need some carbs in our life, she is not a fan of the low carb diet fad that has people eating low-carb foods with no taste.

The recipes in this book meet the needs of people who like to watch their carb intake while being suitable for people who can’t live carb free.

Apart from lots of ideas for tasty burgers and Thai and Mexican lettuce wraps there is also a dessert section for people who don’t bake.

Where Can I Buy the Rachael Ray 30 Minute Get Real Meals Cookbook?

All About Jamie Oliver Cookware

jamie-oliver-cook-with-jamieChef Jamie Oliver received his nickname, The Naked Chef, for his dedication to fresh, healthy foods that aren’t overly processed. He has made millions of dollars showing people how to make gourmet dishes with simple, down-to-earth ingredients and demonstrating how to use “fresh and fab” foods that are organic and full of nutrition without breaking your budget. Now the Naked Chef has teamed up with T-Fal to create a line of Jamie Oliver cookware to help home chefs get the most out of their passion for cooking.

And readers of this blog will be well aware of the high regard that I hold Jamie Oliver Cookware.

What’s So Special about Jamie Oliver Cookware?

T Fal is famous for creating the non-stick cookware that has made life so much easier for home chefs. Both T-Fal and Jamie Oliver were determined to create a line of cookware that stood for the highest possible quality and ease of use.

High Quality Construction
The Jamie Oliver Cookware professional line is made of stainless steel, which is one of the premiere materials used to create pots and pans. Stainless steel is durable, resists scratches, dents, and stains, doesn’t react with foods, and can last a lifetime if treated properly. The material used in T-Fal’s Jamie Oliver Professional line is thick and heavy gauge 18/10 stainless steel, which means it has the highest resistance to corrosion. It also features an aluminum core which increases heat conductivity to promote even heating without cold or hot spots. This lowers the chances of your food burning or sticking to the pan.

Optional Non-Stick Coating – With Thermo-Spot
Cooks can choose from two types of surface, pure stainless or non-stick. The non-stick versions come with T-Fal’s patented Thermo-Spot technology. Thermo-Spot is a heat-sensitive circle in the center of your pan. When your pan reaches the proper temperature for searing meat, frying eggs, or making the perfect pancake, the Thermo-Spot turns a solid red. This not only lets cooks know the perfect time to start cooking, it also helps teach newer cooks to develop a feeling for proper pan temperature.

High-Tech Handles for Easy Gripping
No matter how great your pans are, it will be frustrating (and perhaps even dangerous) to work with them if the handles are not well designed. Jamie Oliver cookware boasts high-tech handles that are riveted onto the body of the cookware for long-lasting durability. The handles feature silicone soft-touch inserts that make them easier to control while staying cool even when exposed to high temperatures.

Jamie Oliver cookware is a high-quality choice for any kitchen. If you would like to have easy to use pots and pans that can help you create wonderful meals more easily, this is a good line to consider. While the price tag can be hefty, the long-lasting durability of the cookware means that it’s usually an investment that pays off in the long run.

Here are some excellent t-fal pans with the red thermo spot that lets you know when it’s time to add the food so it is cooked to perfection:

Other posts about Jamie Oliver Cookware:

Cooking without my Jamie Oliver Tefal Cookware
My new Jamie Oliver Professional Series Cookware
Cooking with T-fal Thermo Spot Cookware
Jamie Oliver Tefal Non-Stick frypan

And you can find a range of T-Fal & Jamie Oliver products at:

Red Lobster Recipes – Make Your Own Restaurant Recipes at Home

recipes_book1_min.jpgWhen we were in the US we often ate at many of the Red Lobster restaurants scattered around the country. We loved the huge meals and the tasty food and as neither of us can pass up seafood at the best of times the Red Lobster restaurants really appealed to us.

Unfortunately Red Lobster restaurants aren’t available in Australia and we really miss it – that was until I found that you can get secret copycat recipes for this and other famous restaurants online.

I found this cookbook with Red Lobster Recipes plus over 200 recipes from restaurants like:

  • The Red Lobster
  • The Olive Garden
  • McDonalds
  • KFC
  • Macaroni Grills
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Hard Rock Cafe – I love the food here too
  • Sizzler
  • The Soup Nazi – another food joint we tried when we were in New York – just loved the soup!!
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • And many more

But the recipes I’m really looking for are from The Red Lobster and this book includes the following:

  • Red Lobster Batter Fried Shrimp
  • Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits (yum!)
  • Red Lobster Claim Chowder
  • I’ll stop writing Red Lobster for now because my fingers are getting tired so just know that the rest on the list are all Red Lobster recipes
  • Lobster Fondue
  • Lobster with Crabmeat Stuffing
  • Shrimp Diablo
  • South Beach Seafood Paella
  • Chicken Quesadilla
  • Sonoran Chicken Pasta
  • Caesar Dressing
  • Fried Chicken Tenders
  • Deep Fried Catfish
  • Hush Puppies
  • Trout Vera Cruz
  • Dungeness Crab Bisque
  • Cajun Shrimp Linguine

And these are just the Red Lobster Recipes. There are over 200 recipes in total in the Red Lobster Recipesbook. But what I really like is that you get lifetime access to their database which already has 300 extra recipes with more added on a regular basis.

So at least now I don’t have to take a trip to the US to eat some of my favorite foods although there are plenty of other reasons to go. Give me an excuse and I will be on a plane in a second!!

If you want to try these Red Lobster Recipes or any of the other 500 or so recipes then click here….

Get your own Red Lobster Recipes here

‘Jamie’s Kitchen’ and Other Jamie Oliver Cookbooks

Jamie Oliver is a well know television chef who has a range of fantastic cookware.

He has written a number of books including ‘The Naked Chef’ and ‘Jamie’s Kitchen’ which is complimentary to his television show in which he gave 15 unemployed kids a chance to be chefs and he also helps them to open a restaurant.

 Jamie’s Kitchen  provides clear advice and features over 100 recipes from the Cookery House and the restaurant.

I have a couple of Jamie Oliver cookbooks and I find them to be very inspiring. The recipes are easy to follow with clear instructions, and the dishes are made from ingredients that my family eat.

And as anyone who reads this blog knows, I have four fabulous pieces of Jamie Oliver cookware which have changed my whole outlook to cooking.  They are so easy to use and to clean up.

Here are more great Jamie Oliver cookbooks that you may like: