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 Cooking Has Its Limits!

lonac2How many of us will admit cooking the same meals over and over again? While some of us, given the demands of modern family life, would follow faithfully recipes we know and got to love, and set out to make the same meals on the  same day of week. 

Many of us are put off experimenting with new meals and ingredients, as we are convinced it will be time consuming or expensive.  But no deny special dishes that need more investment in time, care and patience.....the results are worth it! As a good example....Cook 1 whole chicken  6 hours in low heat (slow cooker) the soup is a superb essence for overcoming fatigue and maintaining smooth skin.  Chicken is filled with Vitamin B.
Just how many of us will do that 6 hours chicken soup....... SLOW COOKER will do that while you are out for your regular visit to your beauty salon. 


Logo Asian recommendation - Special Beef Shank stew with root vegetables
    1kg beef shank - cut into chunky piece
    4 medium size potatoes, cut into halves
    2 medium size carrots, cut into chunky pieces
    6 medium size tomatoes,  skinless + cut into small pieces
    2 gloves garlic – chopped finely
    1 cup chicken stock
    salt to taste
Cooking method: Combine all ingredients with salt and 1 cup of chicken stock in the slow cooker. Stir and mix well  
all ingredients. Cover and cook on low 5-7 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. Before serving, sprinkle some finely chopped coriander leaves.


Slow-Cooker Tips from the Pros
One of the major perks of using a slow cooker is that it makes preparing meals extremely user-friendly. But to get your recipes just right it helps to know a few tricks and tips. Read on for pointers about how to safely slow cook your way to a delicious meal.

Set It and Forget It
A slow cooker, which is designed for safety, doesn’t generate enough heat to be dangerous in your kitchen, explains Beth Hensperger, author of Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook. But she recommends using the lowest setting anytime you plan to leave the house or cook overnight. (While a cooker doesn’t need constant tending, high should be used only when you’re home.)

Fill It Two-Thirds Full
While the dish cooks, the ingredients expand—so if you overfill, the liquid could spill over onto the electrical parts and ruin the machine, says Hensperger.

Take a Peek
If you're a beginner, take off the lid occasionally to monitor the dish and get a feel for the cooking process, Hensperger suggests. Keep in mind, though, that each time you lift the lid, steam and heat escape, so you’ll need to tack on 15 minutes to the cooking time. Comfortable cooks should peer through the glass lid; if it’s coated with condensation, shake it and the droplets will clear.

To use your 6- quart cooker for desserts or appetizers, “insert an ovensafe dish into the stoneware to create a smaller cooking vessel,” says Stephanie O’Dea, author of More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow: 200 Brand-New Budget-Friendly Slow-Cooker Recipes.