May 20, 2013

Low-Fat Cooking with First Class Pans

By the year, the cookware industry continues to make new lines of progressively more urbane cooking vessels. It has been constant with its aim to produce more durable, functional, stylish, and affordable cooking pots and pans. While top of the line cookware remains top of cost, there are manufacturers who continue resolving the issue by arming on what could be more useful and less expensive to meet the needs of the cooking mass. Let’s talk about Woll nonstick pans.

Woll’s Diamond’s Best was awarded a Gold Medal at the International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva. The professional-quality cast pans have been produced hand-made in Germany since 1979, detaching itself from unspecified mass production techniques. The ultra-hard finish nonstick pans possess gently curved sides, a flat bottom and state-of-the-art nanotechnology implanted diamond crystals. The nonstick coatings are PFOA free; ideal and safe for everything from cooking breakfast meats to grilling steaks and burgers.

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The last decade technology has developed superior resistant non stick coatings and its outstanding non-stick properties are extremely resistant to cuts and scratches making it easy to cook and release delicate foods. It displays optimal thermal absorption and heat distribution and the extra-strong, cast bottom prevents distortion, even at extreme temperatures which are oven proof to 500 degrees F.

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Aside from a reliable reputation on quality, many WOLL trade partners all over the world also depend on the company’s close cooperation and numerous measures for success at the point of sale. First-rate cooking results and extreme durability are what make WOLL pans stand out – even when put to heavy use.

But are nonstick pans really safe? Find out what experts say about nonstick cooking.

Every cook needs a good nonstick pan especially when it comes to preparing notoriously clingy foods like eggs and fish. These slick-surfaced vessels are tops for unparalleled quick cooking, whether you are fond of frying, grilling. Both the round flat pan for frying, or the square pan with ridged surface that sears food, will give you a round of quick to prepare and healthy meals, anytime.

I have been an advocate of Woll Diamond’s Best nonstick cookware for some time. The diamond surface is one of the best performing coating available and it has fantastic heat distribution characteristics which improves your cooking. This is also our WOLL Diamond’s Best cookware collection. Click here.

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Vegan Banana Blueberry Oat Pancakes for Breakfast – No Egg

Even if you are not vegan, you may just be looking for a recipe for easy pancakes with no eggs, so this would be great recipe for a healthy breakfast. They are quite healthy as far as pancakes go too. When your pancakes are done, top with some fresh blueberries (though optional), maple syrup, vegan butter, honey, or jam… or chop up some apple.

This recipe sounds a bit complex but one of the easiest to prepare. The recipe is here.

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April 2, 2013

Grapefruit Rounds with Halloumi Cheese & Mint Dressing

Halloumi cheese is a semi-hard cheese usually made from sheep’s milk, and it has a high melting point. That makes it the perfect companion for grapefruit slices and mint dressing for brunch or a special treat, and after you try this simple recipe you’re family or guests will be impressed. This combination of citrus and cheese is a classic. You’ll be sure to come back to it time and again.

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Grapefruit Rounds with Halloumi Cheese & Mint Dressing

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March 29, 2013

Vegetable Orzo with Seared Sea Scallops

The combination of the richness of eggplant and the fragrance of fennel and carrot, balance Vegetable Orzo with Seared Sea Scallops. Additional vegetables and tomato paste, a vegetable orzo and lovely crusted scallops create a satisfying dish that takes healthy ingredients and turns them into a very special main dish.

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Vegetable Orzo with Seared Sea Scallops

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March 28, 2013

Prawns Quesadillas

A quesadilla is one or two (top and bottom) tortillas that are filled and grilled. If you’re including cheese, it is important so you can add other stuff both inside and outside. But we’re not using cheese this time, but prawns. Perhaps enjoying commercial seafood tacos are yummy until you can replicate the flavors in your own kitchen. If you have everything at home, it’s so fortunate.

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Prawns Quesadillas

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March 26, 2013

Sausage Kale Frittata

The richness of flavor in this frittata will leave you wanting for nothing, except maybe dessert. Flavored throughout with chorizo or sausage. It also means using ingredients intelligently. If you’re going to eat cheese, eat very good cheese; you’ll feel satisfied and still have plenty left over for lunch, as it makes enough for 6.

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Kale Frittata

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March 23, 2013

Is It French Toast or Is it Sweet Bread?

What do you think of this Coffee Liquor Soufflé ? The first meal of the day also deserves a touch of creativity. A simple soufflé can be made for snack, whether midday or midnight, and you’ll only be needing egg yolks, egg whites, sugar, vanilla, coffee cream liquor, then powdered sugar, butter and fresh fruits like berries or bananas. Plus, it can also be baked in an oven-proof nonstick frying pan. If you got an aesthetically-designed nonstick pan which can show off from the oven to table, then it’s a package of a delicious Carribean-style coffee-tasting bites in one of you super quality nonstick pans.

Sometimes, we seem to be automatically intimidated by soufflés, that of being difficult and tricky. Partly true as extra care should be given when preparing this delicate and fragile traditional French treat, but with your guts and for your family, what is there that you won’t try?

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February 27, 2013

Drunken Turkey Drum Stick

There’s nothing better than a big old turkey leg to sink your teeth into especially drunken style, drunken turkey that is. Turkey drums stick, onion diced, garlic paste, tomato chopped, chilis chopped, basil, peppers chopped, celery chopped, red wine, beer, kosher salt, cayenne peppe and butter; saute turkey until golden brown. All things together not only adds wonderful colors but also festive flavor. Once sauteed the poultry is well on it’s way to becoming a perfect meal. That photo?.. it’s how everything is going to take place in your pan.

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Drunken Turkey Drum Stick

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November 9, 2012

Woll Diamond’s Best Nonstick Expands Induction Line

I have been an advocate of Wool Diamond’s Best nonstick  cookware for some time.  The diamond surface is one of the best performing coating available and it has fantastic heat distribution characteristics which improves your cooking.  Now they have expanded their induction line as well.

There has been a growing demand for induction cookware and Woll is continuing to grow their assortment of products with an 8″ diameter sauce pan that complements the 8′ fry pan.  These are perfect for small kitchen and smaller families and couples.

Additional pieces are expected this year and will be announce on the Your Smart Kitchen site as soon as we receive the announcements.   Included in the expected release will be a 10 piece set including extra large items such as a soup pot and stock pot to go with the 11′ saute pan.

All of the induction cookware has an extra thick stainless steel base that provides event heat distribution which combined with the diamond coating results in superior performance.  The uniform temperatures make these pans perfect for browning, searing and deglazing.  These work well with all other cook tops.

They are oven safe to 500 degrees;  metal utensil and dishwasher safe; PFOE free and have a lifetime warranty.

These can be found here or contact chef@chefwannabee.com and I will personally handle your order.

 

 

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October 26, 2012

Cookware: Why Quality Matters

[Guest Post by Bethaney Wallace]

Purchasing cookware – whether it’s your first set or your 10th – can be an intricate and personal process. Choosing composition, design, size, and more should all be considered. And its likely that most cooks will have their eye on many sets, unsure as to which is the 100 percent best option. For cooks of all background levels, getting the right ratio of quality and price can be a tricky balance, especially with a limited budget. However, as most have found out the hard way, spending more money up front is the better choice the long run. (It’s also likely this will actually help save money.)

Of course no one wants to throw down more money than is needed. A penny saved is a penny not spent. But when it’s meal quality and kitchen lifespan at stake, there are multiple perks to putting in a little extra effort in the beginning. Not only will this cookware last longer than knockoff versions, they’ll offer plenty of added benefits along the way.

For instance, pans that come with nonstick surfaces will eliminate the need for cooking spray. They’ll also require less scrubbing and/or soaking, as well as a solid cooking surface for virtually any meal. Rubber grips will remove the need for hot pads (when cooking on a stovetop, not oven), while providing for easier pot transportation. Quality metals will also heat more thoroughly and evenly – creating more delicious and accurately cooked meals. (Shall I go on?)

Purchasing these quality pieces of cookware up front will also allow a cook much m
re time with a single set of devices. While many chefs enjoy picking up new items, others will stick only to those with which they are most comfortable. Each dish has a different outcome and feel, and the longer one has to become acquainted with a set, the more accurate their feel can develop.

When picking out you’re next set of cookware, remember that quality matters, and quantity may have you spending extra money. Do your research and find the best fit to ensure the best cooking and kitchen results.e with a single set of devices.

Head to EASupply.com and browse their large selection of quality cookware.

[Editors note:  EASupply provides  Restaurant Equipment & Supplies a wide range of useful items for your home.  For quality cookware from Batali, Berghoff, Fissler, Chasseur and others, go to Your Smart Kitchen]

 

 

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