1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Storing homemade cookies and cookie dough

    Nothing beats homemade cookies and when you make them, you make a decent size batch. However, recipes for cookie dough are seldom for less than 10 cookies so you easily bake too many of them . Here are our tips on how to keep cookies fresh: How to store homemade cookies? Now, the best way to store a freshly baked cookie is to place it in the Vacuvita Home Base. This a lot more effective than storing it in conventional…

  4. How to quick pickle

    A slice of pickled cucumber can really add that missing freshness to salads or sandwiches. Store bought ones will do the trick, but nothing is as tasty as the ones you make yourself. the quick pickle method helps you to do this in minutes instead of overnight. The quickest way to make a really good pickled cucumber is by using a vacuum container. The brine gets absorbed a lot quicker while the cucumber slices still retain their bite. Recipe for…

  5. Keep popcorn fresh and delicious

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    Having a movie night at your friends place? Bring your own delicious fresh popcorn! Our large vacuum containers are ideal for seasoning and storing home-made popcorn. Storing it in our large (1 gallon) container ensures oxygen and air do not affect the taste. Your popcorn will stay fresh and tasty for days! Keep it fresh with our vacuum containers Flavoring your popcorn is easy when using our containers . Just add a little olive oil or molten butter in with…

  6. Marinating quickly with our vacuum containers

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    Marinating quickly is best done in one of our vacuum containers. The low pressure inside the container will make the pores in the meat open up more, allowing the salt and other flavors to penetrate into the meat’s surface faster. For marinating quickly it is important that 2 key elements are present in the marinade: Salt and acid. Salt is important because it is the one ingredient in a marinade that can penetrate the deepest. The right amount of salt…

  7. Freezing your homemade pasta sauce

    No pasta sauce is better than the one you make yourself. However, making that perfect sauce is time consuming so you will find yourself making it less often than you or your family would like to have it. The best solution is to make a large batch of it and freeze your pasta sauce. Not as one big lump however, as that might force you to cook more than you need. The best thing is to portion it in several…

  8. Croutons Recipe

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    Do you have some bread left over? By turning your left-over slices of bread into croutons, you avoid having to throw out perfectly good slices of bread. It even works with bread that has already turned slightly stale. Homemade croutons often taste much better than store bought ones and can be kept for several weeks when stored in a vacuum food container. How to make croutons Preparations: You can use virtually any type of bread. Home baked or store bought,…