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How to roast peppers

How to Roast Peppers

Here is another quick, easy and practical post to add to your kitchen skill toolbox.

Let’s talk about peppers

Today I want to talk about peppers. It might not seem important, but the ability to roast your own peppers is not only a must but also super easy to do.  As with most ingredients how you prepare them can enhance the flavour. This holds very true for roasting peppers. The roasting process brings out their sweetness. 

Working with Kale

Kale is a very popular at the moment which is a good thing as it is packed with beneficial nutrients.  Kale is easy to grow and a versatile leaf, it grows year round in Auckland and is available in many varieties.
Preparing Kale is easy enough you just need to follow some simple steps

Cold brew coffee

I'm a bit lover of coffee, that is actually an understatement, coffee keeps me going, I may have more coffee than water in my body.  It upsets me to say this, but there are times when it is too hot to drink a hot coffee; fear not as the solution is to have cold brew coffee.  

New product available - Clean Eats Food Wrap

Eating Clean and living clean – working toward a plastic-free planet.  

Each food wrap is made in  New Zealand from cotton and beeswax.  They are a reusable and eco-friendly alternative to plastic food wrap.  

Leftover preserver – keep food fresher for longer  

The beeswax coating allows food to breathe while staying covered; leftovers will last longer and not get sweaty.  

Working with onions

Excellent knife skills come with time and practice, learning how to dice an onion is an important skill that you will likely need every day (well most days).  A bonus is being able to chop onions without tears. 

Care for your knives

It may surprise you, but blunt knives are dangerous. Why? Dull knives require a greater amount of pressure to cut and are far more likely to slip and end up cutting you.

Keeping your knives sharp is important and so is investing in a sharpener to keep your knives in top condition.

Why cast iron is king

Cast iron pans are fantastic but they take a little bit of care and take some getting used to when you start cooking with them. That being said when you find your feet with cast iron you never want a non-stick frying pan again.  

How to Steam Vegetables

Steaming vegetables is a quick and easy option for getting vegetables onto your plate.  

Steaming your vegetables is a great way of keeping some of the crunch in your vegetables, none of us likes soggy broccoli with dinner. 

Boiled eggs

Don’t you just hate it when you get a hard-boiled egg with that green ring inside; I think it has to be the most off-putting thing.

Getting the perfectly boiled egg is not difficult, the secret is that it is just about timing.

Kombucha Tea

I don’t profess to know the origins of Kombucha, there any many theories about who came up with it, to be honest I don’t mind who invented it, I’m just interested in the benefits it offers.

So you may be asking yourself, what is Kombucha?