Sunday, 9 January 2011

Perhaps not for the slow cooker ... maybe though

Khoresh Ghormeh Sabzi

½ cup vegetable oil

1 onion, chopped

750 grams beef meat, cut into chunks (such as chuck, shoulder, shank)

1 ½ teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

½ teaspoon turmeric

4 cups boiling water

1/2 cup dried red kidney beans, soaked over night

4 black Persian lemons, pierced

4 cups parsley, finely chopped

1 cup coriander, finely chopped

1 cup green onion, finely chopped

1 cup leak, finely chopped

1/2 cup fenugreek leaves also known as shambalileh (or 1 tablespoons dried fenugreek leaves)

1 lemon, squeezed

1/2 teaspoon crushed Persian lemon

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

The River Cottage Meat Book

The River Cottage Meat Book
The River Cottage Meat Book

Not sure how much slow cooking is in it but friends have told me they love this book so I must include it! I'll have a read and let you know!

The Italian Slow Cooker

The Italian Slow Cooker

The Italian Slow Cooker sounds like a fantastic addition to any budding chef's library! I love italian food and can't wait to get stuck into these recipes!

Finally a book that combines the fresh, exuberant flavours of great Italian food with the ease and comfort of a slow cooker. Michele Scicolone, a best-selling author and an authority on Italian cooking, shows how good ingredients and simple techniques can lift the usual "crockpot" fare into the dimension of fine food. Pasta with Meat and Mushroom Ragu, Osso Buco with Red Wine, Chicken with Peppers and Mushrooms: These are dishes that even the most discriminating cook can proudly serve to company, yet all are so carefree that anyone with just five or ten minutes of prep time can make them on a weekday and return to perfection. Simmered in the slow cooker, soups, stews, beans, grains, pasta sauces, and fish are as healthy as they are delicious. Polenta and risotto, "stir-crazy" dishes that ordinarily need careful timing, are effortless. Meat loaves come out perfectly moist, tough cuts of meat turn succulent, and cheesecakes emerge flawless.

Slow Cooking Curries and Spicy Dishes

Slow Cooking Curries and Spicy Dishes (Slow Cooking) (Slow Cooking)

Slow Cooking Curries and Spicy Dishes
Only £5.08 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK
Product Description
To this highly committed consumer market, we now bring the very best of eating from Curry and Spicy Dishes. It includes the best of recipes from around the world - India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico, South America and Africa. The preparation is simple and the results exceptional.A curry is probably the world's favourite step-change in everyday eating habits. And the slow cooker produces quite outstanding eating from these recipes. The long, slow cooking tenderises the meats and maximises the exotic flavours of the spices while it does so. This is certain to become a must-have title in the slow cooker consumer market.
About the Author
Carolyn started her career at the top working as Head Chef for a restaurant but eventually switched to journalism where, in 1977, she was able to combine her love of food with her flair for words when she became Deputy Cookery Editor for Woman magazine. Over the years she has freelanced for numerous women's, parenting, education, food and lifestyle magazines as well as for PR companies specialising in food, nutrition and health. She has written over 40 books and has taught both cookery and journalism at further education level. She has written many books for Foulsham and sold over 92,000 books in 2006 alone.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Jamie Oliver By Tefal Minut Cook CY400015 Silver

Jamie Oliver By Tefal Minut Cook CY400015 Silver
Jamie Oliver By Tefal Minut Cook CY400015 Silver

* 1000 Watts with 6 Litre capacity and 3 pre-cooking modes (browning, simmer and sauté) plus automatic keep-warm at the end of cooking
* 2 pressure release systems: slow pressure release during keep-warm (approx. 20-25 min) and quick pressure release when opening the pressure valve
* Digital timer with countdown and automatic control of temperature and pressure during cooking
* Sealed locking lid provides safety while cooking
* Stainless steel housing with cool touch handles and detachable cord

The Jamie Oliver Minut Cook by Tefal cooks all by itself, with digital controls for automatic keep-warm and automatic pressure regulation. One pot cooks all, with three pre-cooking modes from high pressure (fast cooking) to low pressure (for better preservation of vitamins). One of its many great fatures is the non-stick removable cooking pot and steam basket, which are dishwasher safe with the extra benefit of an overheat and over-pressure protection system.

Tefal remains committed to making household tasks easier and cooking results better through a constant flow of new ideas and technology. The Minut Cook comes with a 12-month warranty, supported by strong domestic guarantees and after-sales service.
Box Contains
# 1 x Jamie Oliver Minut Cook
# 1 x Black plastic steam basket
# 1 x Dew collector
# 1 x Detachable cord
# 1 x Jamie Oliver recipe book
# 1 x Instruction leaflet

Sanyo ECJ-FS50UK Petit Gourmet Multi Function Slow Cooker

Sanyo ECJ-FS50UK Petit Gourmet Multi Function Slow Cooker

A techie toy slow cooker!
Sanyo ECJ-FS50UK Petit Gourmet Multi Function Slow Cooker

* Titanium-coated extra thick (4mm) inner pot with 5 cup capacity
* LCD Clock and 24-hour preset timer
* Multi-menu selection
* Simple menu buttons
* Low power consumption of 650W/27W (at keep warm)

Technical Details

Approx. 0.95m Cord Length
Unit Dimensions W25 x H30 x D21.5 cm
Weight 3.4kg

SANYO' founder, the late Toshio Iue, gave the company its name. "SANYO" means "three oceans" -specifically, the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans: in other words, the entire world. Our founder had the earnest ambition to conduct business throughout the world, maximizing the company's three core assets: excellent human resources, superior technologies and first-class service. Thus the company name also implies its business territory and policy.

SANYO Europe Ltd. is a fully incorporated subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. Based outside of London in the U.K. it is the Group’s European headquarters for sales and marketing of a wide range of products including digital projectors, digital still and movie cameras, air conditioning, solar energy equipment, batteries and biomedical equipment.

Based on our brand vision of “Think GAIA,” SANYO is aiming to become a leading provider of Environment- and Energy-related products and a company that delights Life and the Earth.

About the ECJ-FS50UK
For those who want healthy meals quickly and simply, the multi-function cooker provides an easy way to create fantastic and delicious dishes - just add the ingredients and press the start button - for meals in minutes that takes the stress out of cooking.

You can make many dishes with our recipe cards from Soups and Omlettes to Bolognese, Paella and Roast Chicken to Rice Pudding, Meringues, Lemon Mousse and Yoghurt or be inventive and create your own!

New Recipes for Your Slo-cooker

New Recipes for Your Slo-cooker
New Recipes for Your Slo-cooker

I've got this one in my collection and it's got some really good recipes in.

Each section has some basic blurb about what you'll be cooking - includes hints on ingredients and tips to get the most out of the flavours. (Eg: soften onions and root vegetables by frying gently first and brown meat)

Well worth the money and a real useful book. Spiced lentil and coconut soup is delicious and so easy! You just need to warm up a naan bread when you get home and tea is ready!