1. Vacuvita Chef: Easy Pavlova for summer days

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    Question: What do you do with the egg whites that remain after you make mayonnaise? Answer: FREEZE THEM! Yeah, they can be frozen as already discussed in a previous blog. And when you get many, it is time for a delicious cake. Bake a Pavlova! Preparation: Bring 10 egg whites to room temperature and beat until stiff. Gradually add in 200g of powder sugar and 15ml of lemon juice and mix until the meringue becomes glossy. To form the meringue,…

  2. Five tips to reduce food waste

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    In addition to using our revolutionary and stylish vacuum system, we at Vacuvita would also like to share with you a little common sense to optimally use and keep your food, as well as save you a little money. Let’s talk about your groceries, the fridge and yesterday’s leftovers! Be Mindful. Plan your meals. Make a list and stick to it! Eat the food. Keep track of what you have in stock and use it! Don’t let things go to waste…

  3. Waste not, want not – freezing eggs

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    Many recipes call for either yolks or whites. How many times have you washed egg whites down the drain while only using the yolk; like in pasta carbonara? How often have you thrown away 6 perfectly good tediously separated yolks after using the whites for meringue? So much waste! Think of the times you thought you had eggs but didn’t and had to drop everything and to go to the supermarket; infuriating. Did you know that in a home freezer,…

  4. Vacuvita Chef: Every za’atar has its hummus

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    I have discovered za’atar for a while now and since then I cannot quit eating it. That interesting combination of sesame, lemon and spices reminds me of my fascination with the flavors of the Middle East. Ingredients 10 tablespoons of sesame (seeds) 5 tablespoons of oregano 5 tablespoons of marjoram 3 teaspoons of basil 3 teaspoons of thyme 2 tablespoons of sumac 2 lemons Use only dry condiments! Combine the oregano, marjoram, basil and thyme and heat in a nonstick…

  5. Classic marinara sauce for busy days

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    We all lead busy lifestyles in one way or another. The world is getting smaller and competition is getting tougher and we all have to put in the hours to make the difference. Whether you’re a corporate lawyer or a busy mother of three. Between work, school, social and home it seems like sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day and we usually end up suffering too keep up with life in the fast lane. One of the…

  6. 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…

  7. Prevent freezer burn? Here’s how!

    Freezer burn is the main reason for frozen food to become unappetizing. This is essentially the drying out of food which often results in a change in flavor, color and smell. If you are looking to prevent freezer burn, here is how. Use vacuum storage options Frozen food contains ice crystals that can sublimate. By storing your food in a completely closed environment like a vacuum storage bag or vacuum container you prevent the air from moving around and taking…

  8. Freezer storage bags. Simply use what you need and re-seal

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    Freezer bags. Simply use what you need and re-seal. Peas, green beans, berries, shrimp, meatballs, carrots, vegetable medleys and other frozen foods stay fresh for a long time. However, not sealing food properly before freezing will cause freezer burn. The same is true after opening the packaging of factory frozen food. One solution is to re-pack and freeze portion size bags. This takes time and uses far more packaging material than needed. The best solution for storing frozen foods which…

  9. 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…

  10. How to store grapes

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    Grapes are delicious and besides being a healthy snack, they can be used in a large variety of salads, deserts or smoothies. Grapes are also very easy to store for longer periods of time. Store grapes in the fridge If you use them as an ingredient for salads or smoothies for example, you can store a bunch in a vacuum container in the fridge. They will stay fresh for several weeks under one condition: don’t wash them before storing. The…