1. Creme Brûlée en sous vide a la Vacuvita

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    Creme Brûlée is an English dessert (with a french name) which translated means ‘Burnt Cream’. It’s a custard based vanilla flavoured treat with a candied layer of burnt caramel on top. We at Vacuvita have found a nice little recipe of a delectable dessert using your sous vide machine and some mason jars. Here’s what you’ll need: 6 small mason jars 160g egg yolk (if you follow our blog you may have some in your freezer) 90g fine granulated sugar,…

  2. Vacuvita Chef: Easy Pavlova for summer days

    pavlova recipe vacuvita

    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,…

  3. 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…

  4. The simple way to prepare baby food

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    Buying baby food is expensive. People want the best for their children and the big companies know this. Making baby food at home is simple and cheap. Prepare the food, let it cool and toss it into a blender. Choose your ingredients according to your baby’s age and as your baby’s palate develops and mix flavors as your creativity sees fit. This is a simple technique for making pure natural homemade baby food which works well for making purees from any…

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

    homemade hummus vacuvita

    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…

  6. Classic marinara sauce for busy days

    spaghetti sauce vacuvita

    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…

  7. Vacuvita Chef: Couscous cakes with salmon

    salmon recipe vacuvita

    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. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…