Hirsch’s Cooking Demo

On the 29th of November 2017 I had the honor and privilege of attending the launch of the Whirlpool Jetchef product at the Hirsch’s Homestore in Four ways. Where the held a cooking demo hosted by the Whirlpool brand ambassador and owner of Blackcurrant events and Catering Chef Lebo Mpuong. The event was an all round Success, in my opinion as it had amazing food that was prepared by Chef Lebo by using the Jetchef. The food was better than I imagined in every way possible. The event itself was well thought out and the staff were very friendly. 

The Jetchef Product is new to the whirlpool range and has already made an impression on everyone including me due to its convenience. Whirlpool also has a range of other diverse products which makes it even more brilliant and a must have as they are all just as easy to use and convenient I had such an amazing time and I hope I can go to their next demo in the near future.

I have included one of the recipes made below.


Charred Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri


Ingredients


1 head of cauliflower, leaves trimmed.

2 Tbsp olive oil

Half smoked paprika

1 quarter tsp freshly ground pepper

Half tsp salt ( smoked salt for

bonus points)

Half lemon, juice

Chimichurri



Ingredients


3 tbsp whole almonds skin on.

Lightly toasted

1 and  a half cups fresh Italian parsley ( leaves and stems), lightly packed

Half cup fresh cilantro ( leaves and stems), lightly packed

2 Tbsp fresh oregano leaves

4 medium garlic cloves, peel

Half tsp salt

Half tsp red chilli flakes

Half cup olive oil

Half cup red wine vinegar


Instructions


1.Preheat oven to 220c.

Slice the cauliflower in half through the center stem, then slice again, resulting in

4 large slices of roughly equal width.

In a small bowl, combine

Olive oil, paprika, pepper, salt

Lemon juice. Brush over

Both sides of the cauliflower

Steaks and places on an unlined

Baking sheet. Bake for 10

Minutes then remove from oven

And gently flip over each of the

Steaks. Bake for an additional 5

Minutes.

2.to make the chimichurri, add

The almond’s to a food processor and pulse

Until they are very coarsely chopped. Add

Parsley, cilantro, oregano, garlic

Cloves, salt and chilli flakes and

Continue to pulse until

Everything is blended to a

chunky paste, scraping down

The sides as needed. Add olive oil and red wine vinegar

And pulse once or twice to combine

3.serve cauliflower steaks with

Several generous spoonfuls of

Chimichurri.

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The Bread that Started it All

The first bread I learn’t to make was Cornbread. It was incredible but had too much sugar in it however it was the bread that started it all. I have since made peanut butter bread, chocolate bread ec

The recipe is as follows.

Ingredients

500g flour
250g cornflour
350ml plain yoghurt
500g creamed sweet corn
1 teaspoon of baking soda
Half a cup of sugar

Method

Add the flour cornflour baking soda sugar and yoghurt mix together while adding the sweet corn
Put in the oven at 180 degrees and bake for 20 minutes once done leave to cool and enjoy

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Trying to eat Healthier

Who does not want to try and eat a bit healthier these days. My mom and I are not very good at eating healthy especially because junk food is cheaper but we are challenging ourselves to start.

 We came across a nice recipe in an old weight loss magazine. The recipe is as follows.

Brown Rice and Broccoli Stir Fry

Serves:4
Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

560g Brown Rice, cooked weight
1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
400g Broccoli
280g Peas
200g Onion
20 Ml oil
Salt and pepper

1. Heat oil in a large pan
2. Lightly fry onion until soft and translucent
3. Add the garlic and fry for a further minute
4. Add the Broccoli and fry for five minutes before adding remaining ingredients.
5. Stir until heated through

Footnote: You can always change the rice to Cauli Rice or add Soy Sauce.

Puff Pastry Pies with Cabbage Recipe

One of the new things we like to do is make our own pies and each week we try new fillings. Last week we made the puff pastry pies with cabbage.We got the recipe from an app called unsweet baking recipes.

Ingredients
400g Cabbage
150g Onions
Salt to taste
500g Dough

Cooking time 30 minutes

Preparation

1. Mince the onion
2. Shred the cabbage
3. Fry the onion in vegetable oil
4. Add the cabbage and broil until cabbage is tender
5. Roll out the dough, cut into squares and put the stuffing in
6. Blind pie
7. Lay a baking tray with baking paper or grease it.
8. Place in a preheated oven at 180 degrees and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or golden brown.

We no longer buy store bought pies. We have come really addicted to making our own and coming up with new ideas.

One of the things we do to make the cooking go quicker is too buy already chopped ingredients e.g onion,

We will definitely have this one again.

How to Save

With me being a single mom I have had to learn the hard way how to save and to come up with great ways of saving. Our lives have never been easy but we always find away to make it work

Please check out my first savings tip video and let me know what you think

True Colors Cover Song

I decided to do True Colors by Cindy Lauper as my next song. The reason being I was sitting outside my house the one day singing it when I was rudely told by my Landladies boyfriend that I must shut up because he cannot hear the T.V because of my singing so naturally I continued singing it. I learnt the words even though it does not look like it but while we were filming I was rudely told by my neighbor to shut up. This obviously meant that we had to film again and so I was really angry. Anyway we continued singing and annoying her which was great fun but I also really like this song as I always tell my son you will see somebodies true colors eventually. You might still like them, you might not. Peoples True Colors will always show through.

We have some more songs and videos lined up for the coming weeks so checkout our YouTube Channel and support us.