1. Trick or treat the Vacuvita way

    Whatever you want to call it it’s right around the corner. For many (this writer included) Halloween is the end all be all in celebrations; it is, if you will, our prom and most of us treat it accordingly. With crisp fall air giving birth to excitement as we prepare ourselves and our little ghosts and goblins for the big night. There isn’t another celebration that consistently brings out the kid in us quite like Halloween does. From planning our costumes…

  2. Beginners guide to use leftovers

    In the age of convenience it’s easy to forget things. Until you’re faced with some unknown horror in the back of your refrigerator. Some unidentifiable something or other that has evolved into another life form. The Leftovers. Sometimes you buy food with the intention of making something in particular which gets postponed and then it goes bad; or you didn’t need all of what you bought. If there is a supermarket out there that sells celery by the stalk or…

  3. Vacuvita Chef: The secret to delicious homemade pizza

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    How many times did you want to make pizza but changed your mind only because of the dough? I did it many times for this very reason until one day when I came across an interesting combination of dough and dried herbs. Since that day, my whole idea of making pizza has had an unexpected turn. How it’s done Mix 3 cups of flour with 1 1/2 cup of hot water and 10 gr of yeast, which have first been…

  4. Temperature conversions for perfect baking

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    With most of the world on the metric system and just a few countries using other measuring units (you know who your are), it may have happened that you stumbled upon a sweet recipe and were then faced with the chore of converting weights, capacity and or temperatures. Were you subsequently wondering what is the difference between heat in gas ovens vs. electric; and why should you even need to quash your inner rebel to the conformist rules? Well, you just…

  5. Vacuvita Chef: Mini quiche to please the guests

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    Refrigerate a bottle of white or rosé wine, call your friends and invite them to your place. Meanwhile put your kitchen apron on and cook some tasty bites to suit with a relaxing atmosphere. By tasty I mean some mini quiche that I consider the best choice for a Friday in or any occasion you plan on a gathering with your friends. Preparation Rub between the fingers and then between the hands 125 grams of butter with 200 grams of…

  6. 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…

  7. 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,…

  8. 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…

  9. How to prepare the best guacamole

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    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. 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…