1. Sous vide rack of lamb made easy

    Rack of lamb is already one of the most tender meats out there, however it can be a bit more difficult to obtain a perfect temperature due to its varying size. Sous vide eliminates those grey bands of overcooked lamb on the outside and leaves you with a perfect medium rare chop. Simply set your sous vide machine to 132F for the best lamb you’ll ever eat – seriously, try this once and you’ll never cook lamb any way other…

  2. How to store parmesan

    Italians use parmesan like salt. Or that’s what we’re lead to believe. It is said that all households in Italy have a chunk of the stuff laying around which can be used with virtually anything as a garnish or seasoning. It isn’t just cheese, it is the king of cheeses and at any rate the people of Italy do not mess around with their parmesan; like, in the way that football fans don’t mess around about their teams. Parmesan is available…

  3. Best way of storing fresh fish

    Nothing beats eating fresh fish; but did you know that fresh fish, properly prepared and packaged will last in the freezer for up to and exceeding two years? Here is how. Step 1: Get your hands on some good fish. Pro tip: Buy your fish from a specialist. They will have handled it with the upmost care and respect up to and including point of purchase. Intermediate pro tip: Don’t be tricked into buying garbage fish. If you find a…

  4. Red wine poached pears

    sous vide pear vacuvita

    Whether you’re aiming to impress a date or simply looking for new dessert recipes to try, this red wine poached pear is a go-to sous vide dessert. Fruit is a staple of many desserts due to its abundance of natural sweetness, so we limit the added sugar in this recipe to just 1 cup since the pears already contain quite a bit and the dry red wine will help level out the sweetness. While it may look like a work…

  5. Dried fruits for long-term storage

    dried fruit storage vacuvita

    Squirrels work tirelessly stockpiling food for winter; why don’t we? Let’s say hypothetically you’ve been to the market; like the urban squirrel you are, bought all the seasonal organic fruits, berries and veggies you could carry. Now you’re sitting there with enough food to feed an army; but, you have a normal sized family and they cannot eat so much. So unless you do something about it, you’re going to have to throw it all away. Then the third world…

  6. Foie Gras pâté for culinary delight

    foie gras sous vide recipe

    Foie Gras is a luxury food item that is made of the liver of a duck or goose, popular the world over for its rich, buttery and delicate texture unlike any other liver. It is typically sold whole and then can be prepared as a mousse, parfait or (our favorite) pâté. Foie gras is difficult to find in many countries and should only come from a farm that has found a sustainable way of making it, without force-feeding. Should you get…

  7. Let’s make ice cream!

    homemade strawberry ice cream vacuvita

    Young and old alike, most people turn to ice cream when the weather is hot. It is available in every supermarket and it comes in every flavour and combination conceivable. But did you know how incredibly easy it is to make; and that with a little bit of time and very few ingredients you can make ice cream with your kids at home? What You’ll Need * 1 serving  – You should provide the following for each participant. Ice cubes 1…

  8. Delictable sous vide salmon à la Vacuvita

    sous vide salmon vacuvita

    The sous vide method of cooking is a technique dating back to the late 1700’s which translates literally to ‘cooking under pressure’. With that in mind sous vide cooking and Vacuvita are the perfect marriage in consumerism and culinary prowess. What we like about this method of cooking is that it preserves all of the vitamins and nutrients in your food. Furthermore it preserves all of the flavour. So when you cook your fish you’re not losing anything. Many people choose…

  9. How to prepare the best guacamole

    guacamole storage vacuvita

    Originating from Mexico, guacamole is a dip made from avocados that helps to add texture and flavor to your meals and snacks. Besides that, it has gained popularity across the globe because of the health benefits it offers. Unsaturated fats that help to lower harmful blood cholesterol. Vitamin C which helps to strengthen blood vessels and ligaments. Vitamin E which helps to slow oxidative damage to your cells. Helps in digestion as it is packed with dietary fiber. Although guacamole is…

  10. 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…