1. Simple brine for perfect turkey

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    With the holidays behind us we’ve had a little time to reflect. On our bounty of gifts, time with friends and family, our expanded waistlines. Good stuff the holidays, but it’s nice to have a break. When I think of the holidays I think of the bird. I love nothing more than a beautiful fat turkey there on the table as a centrepiece for all of us to ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ about and then to eat. With all the fixings.…

  2. Sirloin steak tagliata salad for beginners

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    Everyone has their own favorite meal. That one meal you could wake up in the middle of the night for. Within families there can be several, and in an attempt we make the favorites over and over again until it becomes a literal ‘groundhog day’ of dinner. When Monday is meatloaf, and Tuesday is soup and sandwiches and so on and so forth until we find our loved ones groaning even at what we thought were their favorite meals. That…

  3. Delicious homemade marinated tofu

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    Ever been to a restaurant where you ordered a nice vegetarian dish that came to you perfect? The vegetables were cooked, firm but not crunchy and raw. The tofu was flavourful and firm and it all made you think ‘YES, I’m going to start cooking with tofu!’ Only to buy some and try and fail… miserably. Tofu comes to you looking like a nice little block, but the texture is that of jell-O and you end up ordering pizza. Cooking…

  4. Indonesian marinated tuna steak

    There is a wide range of fish to choose from fresh and salt water varieties; and then variations on those, it’s a virtual flow chart of delicious fishes and their relations. But today we’ll speak about tuna, a fresh and light fish; high in nutrients and full of those good fats that keep our hearts and brains healthy. Like with other types of meat marinades keep fish and seafood from drying out and the oil helps keep them from sticking…

  5. Brining meat for juicy BBQ

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    Brining is the process of soaking meat in a solution of salt, sugar and water. In doing so the meat absorbs extra liquid and flavour, resulting in a juicier, more flavourful end product and is particularly handy for leaner cuts of meat. Ok, but which meats can I brine? Only any meat you can possibly think of. Beef! Pork! Venison! Bison, what are more meats?! Poultry benefits greatly from the brining process. Large roasts, racks of ribs, anything you may be…

  6. Homemade Argentinian chimichurri sauce

    With barbecue season upon us it’s time we had a serious talk about barbecuing and barbecue culture. On the most part people mean well, they have the right idea. Cook meat over fire, eat meat. This assuming you’re even into meat. Thats none of our business here at Vacuvita. We are here to speed up your prep work and help you clean up and store your leftovers. When barbecuing you need to stay with your food. One can not simply walk…

  7. Vacuvita Chef: Couscous cakes with salmon

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    The kitchen is the place where I manage to best put my imagination into practice. I could stay there for hours as every moment is an opportunity to experience a new combination! I enjoy couscous in any form and this time I combined it with chickpeas to get some flat savory cakes to accompany a piece of salmon, all covered with red pepper cream sauce. The ingredients SALMON – 200g salmon fillet – Juice of half a lemon – Salt…

  8. Easter menu made easier

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    Eаѕtеr mеаnѕ thаt іt is time tо gаthеr wіth your family and friends, and eat lоtѕ of tаѕtу dishes. Whеthеr уоu аrе having a brunсh оr dіnnеr, there аrе рlеntу оf fun meals to be сrеаtеd. Either уоu hаvе a dish thаt you trаdіtіоnаllу bring to this fеаѕt or соnѕіdеring trуіng оut a new rесіре, everything can be a winner on Easter. You only need to make sure you have good ingredients and that you put passion into preparing the food, and…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

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