1. Red Velvet Cupcakes for Valentines

    With Valentine’s Day around the corner, nothing says “I love you!” like delicious red velvet cupcakes for your loved ones. For a special touch, add sweet words and decorative candies! The recipe below is simple enough for the average home cook. For those having a busy schedule, we have some tips. Make your Valentine’s treats ahead of time and store them in our vacuum storage containers. Under vacuum you will retain the moisture and flavor in your cupcakes. So all…

  2. Make Chicken Wings and Nachos the Delicious Way

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    If there is a time that a great number of Americans feast on chicken wings and nachos, it’s during the annual championship game of the National Football League referred to as the Super Bowl. Research shows that almost 1.23 billion chicken wings are consumed during the Super Bowl. However, you know that chicken wings and nachos can be prepared a number of ways.  Here are just a couple of simple recipes to try. Chicken Wings To prepare Super Bowl chicken…

  3. How to keep lettuce fresh

    Lettuce has always been a hassle to store. If you want to do it properly, the best thing is to use a vacuum container and a couple of kitchen towels. We do not recommend using bags as this can bruise the leaves. Using a vacuum container means there will be less oxidation, but if the edges turn brown, you can cut these off when you prepare the dish. Keep your lettuce fresh, the Vacuvita way! Here is the best way…

  4. Best homemade dry rub: recipe & storing!

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    It is barbecue season and all kinds of commercially available rubs are popping up in stores here. We however think that the best rubs are homemade, giving you the possibility to tweak the favor to perfection. Once you have reached that perfection, you can make a big batch that will last all summer and longer. Recipes for homemade rubs Here are two homemade dry rub recipes to start you off, but please do experiment and share your dry rub recipe…

  5. How to keep strawberries fresh

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    As with all seasonal fruits, the best strawberries are only available for a month or so. They will be relatively cheap, but will also spoil quickly. Here are some tips on how to keep strawberries fresh and how to store strawberries for enjoying them outside the season. Keeping strawberries fresh When buying strawberries, look for a batch that has a bright red color with no mushy bits and definitely no fuzzy mold. Dark red berries are very ripe and will…

  6. Best way to store coffee beans

    There are a lot of opinions on how to store coffee beans, but most baristas and roasters agree on the facts that air, moisture, heat and light are a roasted beans biggest enemy. Coffee vacuum container If you want to store your roasted coffee beans for longer than several weeks, you need an air tight coffee container that protects against outside influences. Many so called air-tight containers still allow for some air and moisture in. The only way to ensure…

  7. Sous vide cooking

    Why should you cook sous vide? Cooking sous vide (French for “under vacuum”) will take the guesswork out of preparing a perfect meal. Where conventional cooking methods are very susceptible to undercooking or overcooking your food, Sous vide cooking is very forgiving. By vacuum sealing your food in a bag you trap in all juices, vitamins and flavors. You will no longer throw out precious nutrients with the cooking liquid. Required equipment The preferred method of sous vide cooking is…

  8. Sous vide steak

    Juicy, tender, evenly cooked – that’s what a perfect steak sounds like. Whether you like yours rare or medium well done, the sous vide technique guarantees you the tastiest results. To cook your steak in this manner, you will need a steam oven or water bath. More details on this cooking method are given in this article. Choosing the right temperature and cooking time Cooking steak sous vide requires some patience. Depending on how thick the steak is, you will…

  9. Appetizers and party snacks! Prepare well in advance and store for later if you have some left.

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    Organizing a party can be a bit troublesome some times. Luckily if you have a Vacuvita system you can prepare many appetizers and snacks far in advance. Store homemade appetizers and snacks properly, before and after Salsa, guacamole, hummus or other dips or spreads can be stored in the fridge overnight without losing flavor and without oxidizing if you vacuum seal them properly. Homemade toast or potato chips can be stored in our Home Base days before your first guests…

  10. Best way to store nuts

    Nuts are delicious and nutritious. You can cook with them, bake with them or just eat them as a snack. They are also high in energy and eating a lot in one sitting is mostly not recommended. Storing nuts for longer periods of time often results in them going rancid and stale. This is because air, light and warm temperatures cause the oil to break down. Nuts will lose their flavor and their nutrition and can even become a health…