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Skip the Store and Try Making These Foods From Scratch

These days, it seems that you can buy practically anything premade at the grocery store. While you enjoy spending time in the kitchen and exploring new recipes, there are some ingredients and foods that we all seem to buy premade. But what if you could make even basic fridge and pantry essentials 100% from scratch? It's entirely possible with the right tools and some time spent doing what you love—creating in the kitchen.

 


Whether you want to save money, want to eat healthier, or just want to challenge yourself, here are a few foods to try making from scratch.

Pesto

You can buy jarred pesto at the grocery store, but making it fresh is a flavour experience like no other. Pesto goes great with some homemade pasta, and all you need is a food processor and a few simple ingredients to whip it up in only a couple of minutes. Simply combine your fresh basil with parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, salt, and pepper. After a few pulses, you'll have creamy pesto that costs less than the premade stuff—and tastes even better!

Yoghurt

Maybe the most intimidating item on this list, making your own yoghurt feels like a complicated science experiment for most, but it’s actually a pretty simple recipe. If you have milk that is close to its expiration date, rather than pouring it down the drain, you can turn it into some of the creamiest yoghurt you’ve ever had. While making yoghurt at home requires a few essential tools, once you’ve made your first batch, you’ll be hooked and never go back to store-bought yoghurt again.

Ice Cream

Who doesn't love some slow-churned, fresh ice cream? There are tons of ways that you can turn milk, sugar, and heavy cream into ice cream. The most convenient way to whip up consistently-creamy, delicious ice cream is using your trusty stand mixer and an ice cream maker attachment. Stand mixers are perfect for any task that requires constant mixing, kneading, or in this case, churning. Simply fill the ice cream bowl attachment with the ingredients, set your speed, and the mixer will do all of the hard work while you patiently await your favourite treat.

Bread

Whether you like bagels, tortillas, or honey oat bread, there isn’t anything that tastes quite like homemade, fresh-baked bready goods. The best part is you don't need many specialised tools to make fresh bread at home. With just a bread maker, a stand mixer, or even a food processor to cut the dough together, you don't need to spend all day making bread. Especially if your family goes through a ton of bread throughout the week, then making it yourself is a worthy, not to mention tasty, investment.

About KitchenAid®

Since 1919, at-home and professional chefs alike have depended on the versatile, reliable, and innovative products by KitchenAid® to help them do more in the kitchen. No matter your cooking style or level of experience, KitchenAid® offers at least one benchtop essential that you’ll use and cherish every day. Known for their dependability, every KitchenAid® product, from their iconic Stand Mixers to their premium kettle range, will help you get more done in the kitchen. Your KitchenAid® appliances are your benchtop assistants, saving you time and helping you with every meal. Chefs and cooking enthusiasts around the world recognize the KitchenAid® name for quality, innovation, dependability, and versatility across their wide range of products.

Shop the entire range of KitchenAid® products at Kitchenaid.com.au

 

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4 Kitchen Tools That Will Save You Time on Weeknight Dinners

In an ideal world, we could spend as much time as we wanted in the kitchen, taking our sweet time to explore a recipe to its fullest. But while we can totally make this happen on the weekends, during the week after a long day at work, you might barely have an hour to whip up dinner for the family. If you want the best of both worlds—the ability to explore your culinary creativity without spending all evening in the kitchen—you need the right tools.

 


Let’s take a closer look at four benchtop essentials that can help you save time making weeknight dinners while still enjoying the prep work and cooking process.

Food Processor

If you thought that food processors were only good for finely chopping veggies and other ingredients, take another look at the premium food processors on the market. While fully capable of shredding ingredients into tiny pieces, the best ones will offer control over the blade speed and the slice size so you can fine-tune the perfect chop, shred, or slice for your prep work. When you just don’t have the time or energy to prepare ingredients by hand, a versatile food processor can save a lot of hassle.

Blender

In addition to food processors, premium blenders can also help you save time during weeknight meals. While great tools for whipping up morning smoothies, you can also use a blender to help cut together ingredients in a batter or dough. One area where blenders really shine is dessert, as you can toss in the ingredients and make a quick batch of pudding or cake batter.

Stand Mixer

Perhaps one of the most versatile tools that will ever call your benchtop home, a durable stand mixer will last for years and serve you for hundreds of meals to come. While the humble stand mixer truly shines when beating together batter or kneading dough, with additional attachments you can use your stand mixer to do much more—they’re not just for baking.

For example, when using a pasta roller attachment from KitchenAid® for their iconic Stand Mixers, you can use the appliance to make fresh pasta from scratch even on a weeknight. Other attachment tools can spiralize veggies (zoodles!), as well as slice, shred, dice, and grate. What once seemed like too much work or weekend-exclusive can now be your go-to weeknight dish with the right tools.

Electric Kettle

While maybe not the most obvious dinner-prep tool, an electric kettle can do so much more than just make tea. Consider how often you need hot water to boil pasta and how long it can take for water to heat up on your stove. Or maybe your recipe calls for not quite boiling, but above room-temperature water—with an electric kettle you can dial in the perfect temperature and have hot water ready in minutes. Of course, kettles are still great in the mornings or afternoons when making a cup of tea, but in a pinch, an electric kettle can lend a hand.

About KitchenAid®

Since 1919, at-home and professional chefs alike have depended on the versatile, reliable, and innovative products by KitchenAid® to help them do more in the kitchen. No matter your cooking style or level of experience, KitchenAid® offers at least one benchtop essential that you’ll use and cherish every day. Known for their dependability, every KitchenAid® product, from their iconic Stand Mixers to their range of premium toasters, will help you get more done in the kitchen. Your KitchenAid® appliances are your benchtop assistants, saving you time and helping you with every meal. Chefs and cooking enthusiasts around the world recognize the KitchenAid® name for quality, innovation, dependability, and versatility across their wide range of products.

Shop the entire range of KitchenAid® products at Kitchenaid.com.au

 

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Common Cooking Myths You Can Forget About

Cooking, just like any art form or really anything in life, is full of myths that have spread over the years without question. While there isn’t much harm to many of the most common cooking myths, you could certainly save time and perfect your craft by laying many of them to rest and by changing little things in your cooking style.

 

You Always Need to Preheat Your Oven Before Putting Food in

Many of us think that if we don’t preheat our oven, the whole recipe is ruined. The instructions tell us to preheat, so why would we skip that step? But, in most cases, when you’re roasting meat or cooking vegetables for example, preheating is a step you don’t have to be so concerned about. That’s because the food will cook as the oven heats up (which is relatively fast anyway). That said, if you put food in the oven before it’s fully warmed up, you may need to adjust your cooking time to accommodate as needed so everything gets fully cooked.

However, if you’re baking something with eggs or flour like bread or cookies, then you need to preheat the oven. For example, if you place bread dough into a cold oven, the yeast won’t have the instant heat-push it needs to raise the dough. So, as a rule of thumb, if the recipe doesn’t have eggs and/or flour, feel free to skip preheating.

Measuring Utensils Are All Created Equal

While one would think that all measuring cups and spoons are the same, small variations in manufacturing can lead to inconsistent sizes. What is a tablespoon to one company might be slightly different for another, and your recipes could suffer or just taste differently because of it.

When precise measurements are a must for something you’re making, skip the spoons and cups and opt to measure your ingredients by weight instead. For every at-home pro baker, a kitchen scale can be one of their most important tools. To make things easier, the best stand mixers will offer a compatible sift and scale attachment so you can accurately weigh all of your dry ingredients before mixing.

All Salt Is the Same

If you’ve ever ended up with a batch of salty cookies (we’ve all been there) after substituting table salt for kosher salt, you know all about this myth already. While all tasting, well, salty, table salt, kosher salt, and sea salt all have different textures and grain sizes, which means that a pinch of table salt will pack more of a salty flavour than a pinch of kosher salt. You don’t need a microscope to see this difference either as it’s readily apparent if you look closely. Make sure that you’re using the right salt that a recipe calls for and are measuring it out (or weighing it) to keep your food perfectly seasoned.

Adding Salt Will Make Water Boil Faster

Speaking of salt, have you heard that adding salt to water will make it boil faster? There is some science to back this myth, as salt does raise the boiling point of water, but that just means it’ll get hotter—it won't boil any faster. Instead, if you need hot water in a pinch, you should invest in a quality electric kettle that neatly sits on your benchtop and can boil water incredibly fast.

About KitchenAid®

For over 100 years, KitchenAid® has supplied at-home and pro chefs alike with the benchtop tools they need to go further in the kitchen. Starting with the introduction of their legendary Stand Mixer range in 1919, the KitchenAid® collection has expanded to include many appliances that are mealtime essentials, including toasters, kettles, blenders, and much more. The company is dedicated to providing kitchen tools built to last that you can depend on for years to come. Explore new flavours, push your creativity, and get the most out of every meal with appliances from KitchenAid®.

Shop their full range of kitchen essentials at kitchenaid.com.au

 

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Try These Tips and Tricks to Get Veggies Into Breakfast

It's no secret that veggies are just plain good for us, and we can seemingly never get enough of them. For lunch and dinner, getting your serving of vegetables is a breeze, but at breakfast, it seems like we skip the greens because they don't fit into the standard bacon and eggs plate. However, adding vegetables to the most important meal of the day can be easy if you get a little creative. Here are a couple of ideas to try out in the morning.

 


Boost Your Avocado Toast

If you’re like most, toasters are probably staples in your breakfast routine, and with that comes a staple breakfast dish. Avocado toast is a breakfast essential for many of us, but since avocados are technically a fruit, if you're looking for tasty ways to get more veggies in your life, this is an excellent place to start.

While your bread is toasting, sauté some fresh spinach or kale until slightly wilted. Next, smash your avocado onto your toast like normal, but finish it off with the greens for a vitamin, mineral, and healthy fat-packed treat to start your morning off right.

On the Go? No Problem

If you have eggs, veggies, and a muffin pan, you have everything that you need to make some cute and tasty mini frittatas. Grease your muffin pan and crack an egg in each one. After that, roughly chop up some spinach and slice a few cherry tomatoes and add both to the eggs. Mix it up, and once a few minutes in the oven have passed by, you’ll have bite-sized frittatas you can take with you on the go. The best part is that you can make these ahead of time if you know that you have busy mornings coming up.

Put Your Blender to Work

Perhaps the easiest way to get more veggies into your mornings is to make a green smoothie. It seems like blenders were practically invented for smoothies because they do such an excellent job of chopping and mixing ingredients together at the press of a button.

If you have a high-powered blender, throw a handful of spinach or kale into the jug along with frozen fruit, protein powder, yogurt, or any other ingredient you think would work well in the recipe. After a few pulses, you have a quick and easy breakfast smoothie loaded with all of the green goodness veggies provide.

When in Doubt, Scramble It

Short on time or aren’t inspired? It happens to the best of us. When you aren’t sure what you want to make but know you need some early morning vegetables, simply scramble them together with some eggs. You can try chopping peppers, mushrooms, spinach, kale, or a mix of all of them and sautéing them in a pan. To complete it, crack a couple of eggs and scramble the whole dish together. This is a quick and simple veggie-loaded breakfast and will be ready in the time it takes your electric kettle to boil.

About KitchenAid®

For over 100 years, KitchenAid® has supplied at-home and pro chefs alike with the benchtop tools they need to go further in the kitchen. Starting with the introduction of their iconic Stand Mixer range in 1919, the KitchenAid® collection has expanded to include many appliances that are mealtime essentials, including toasters, kettles, blenders, and much more. The company is dedicated to providing kitchen tools built to last that you can depend on for years to come. Explore new flavours, push your creativity, and get the most out of every meal with appliances from KitchenAid®.

Shop their full range of essential breakfast tools at Kitchenaid.com.au

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Why Kitchen Appliances Make the Best Gifts

What makes a perfect gift? Well, depending on who you ask, you’ll likely receive a different answer. Some people like practical gifts that they can use in their daily lives while others prefer something that is sentimental. One type of gift that goes over well almost every time is a useful kitchen appliance, tool, or accessory.

 


Whether you know someone getting married, just moving into a new house, or you just feel like giving a friend a gift "just because," gifting a kitchen appliance or tool is an excellent option for a few reasons.

Just What They Needed

Kitchen appliances like blenders, stand mixers, toasters, and even cold brew coffee makers can help the home chef in your life further expand their culinary creations. Kitchen tools can help save time and enable your favourite chef to create a variety of different dishes all from scratch.

Kitchen tools and specialty appliances are great for someone you know just moving into their own place or someone who already has the basic kitchen equipment but could use something more specialised. Whatever the case may be, a kitchen appliance is a practical gift that they’ll love using time and time again.

Something to Remind Them of You Every Day

If you know a young person who is leaving the nest to head off for university or to move into their first home of their own, then a kitchen appliance is not only a practical gift but also a sentimental one as well. Hopefully, they share a passion for cooking or are at least starting to enjoy preparing meals for themselves, so they'll likely use their new appliance frequently.

Every time they blend their morning smoothie or whip up some fresh-baked cookies, they’ll think of you and the thoughtful gift you gave them. Plus, if you invest in a product known for its lifelong durability, like KitchenAid® Stand Mixers, they’ll have it for many years to come.

Inspire Others

Cooking serves more than the utility purpose of feeding us and is also a way for us to express our culinary creativity as we recreate our favourite dishes or try new flavours. Just as with other passions, the art of cooking is meant to be shared.

If you know someone who might need a little push to start creating things from scratch or you just want an excuse to come over and have dinner with them, gifting them a benchtop appliance is a fantastic idea.

Let Them Inspire You

If you choose to get someone a specialty item like a premium cold brew coffee maker, yet you’ve never had one yourself, they have a chance to share their experience with you. If it turns out to be one of their trusty, go-to benchtop assistants, they’ll likely rave about it and thank you. What was originally a gift meant to inspire them could end up encouraging you to get one for yourself.

About KitchenAid®

For 100 years, KitchenAid® has produced benchtop tools that allow you to do more in the kitchen while you fully explore your culinary creativity. They make appliances and more built to last that will sit neatly on your benchtop awaiting your next task. The story of KitchenAid® starts with their legendary Stand Mixer range way back in 1919, which is still one of their most popular appliances heralded for its versatility and lifelong durability. The KitchenAid® range also features a variety of kitchen essentials including their toasters, artisan electric kettle collection, food processors, and more. Trust KitchenAid® to continue providing the tools you need to make the most out of every minute spent creating in your kitchen.

Pick up your new favourite benchtop kitchen appliances at Kitchenaid.com.au

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How to Excite Your Family’s Passion for Cooking

Cooking is both a necessity for living sustainably healthy and an art form for many. And, as with any passion, it is meant to be shared. If you're like many of us and want to spend more time with your family during the hectic workweek, then inviting your kids and the rest of the family into the kitchen could be your ticket.
Some family members might not be as excited to cook as others, and some may have to start with smaller tasks and work their way up to things like frying eggs or slicing veggies. Everyone has to start somewhere, so here are a few tips to help get the whole family involved in nightly meals.

Start Small

You can't expect everyone in your family to be a star pastry chef or cook right out of the gate, but with baby steps, they’ll get there. For now, you should start small by having each member of the family handle a minor part of the meal depending on their current skills and abilities.

Also consider the tools, utensils, and appliances that your meal requires and what your kids are ready to handle. Even if you aren’t comfortable having them slice veggies just yet, having them press the start buttons on your blenders or mixers, or setting the oven temperature, can provide them with satisfaction and the feeling of accomplishment that will encourage them to help in the future and learn more.

Cook Recipes for Everyone

Many kids are notoriously picky eaters and will shy away from an ingredient even if they’ve never tried it. To overcome this, you should let them choose two or three ingredients that they like and then look for healthy, wholesome meals that feature them along with some new flavours and foods. Have each member of the family choose the dinner for a select day of the week and give them the opportunity to help cook something they’ll enjoy.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Giving everyone in the family a delegated purpose in the kitchen will not only bring you all closer together, but once you all sit down to eat, everyone can enjoy a meal they know they played an important role in creating.

If answering “What’s for dinner?” is difficult on some weeknights, you can try delegating a “chef” for every day of the week. They get to pick what's for dinner (within reason—ice cream isn't the best dinner choice, but could be served as dessert!), and everyone else plays a part in making the meal come together.

Make Prep Work a Breeze

Finally, if you’re short on time between soccer practice and helping with homework during the week, investing in useful kitchen appliances can help make prep work a breeze. Tools like stand mixers are super versatile and when paired with useful attachments can help you spiralize veggies, roll fresh pasta, and—of course—mix together dough and more. While making dinner should never feel like a rush, it also doesn’t have to take the entire evening, so you have plenty of time to sit and enjoy your home-cooked meal with your family.

About KitchenAid®

For 100 years, KitchenAid® has produced benchtop tools that allow you to do more in the kitchen while you fully explore your culinary creativity. They make appliances and more built to last that will sit neatly on your benchtop awaiting your next task. The story of KitchenAid® starts with their legendary Stand Mixer range way back in 1919, which is still one of their most popular appliances heralded for its versatility and lifelong durability. The KitchenAid® range also features a variety of kitchen essentials including their toasters, artisan electric kettle collection, food processors, and more. Trust KitchenAid® to continue providing the tools you need to make the most out of every minute spent creating in your kitchen.

Pick up your new favourite benchtop kitchen appliances at Kitchenaid.com.au

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How to Make the Most Out of a Small Kitchen

In an ideal world, every apartment, house, or studio would have a restaurant-sized kitchen where one could boundlessly explore their culinary creativity. It would come stocked with all of the appliances needed, along with specialty items like a wood-fired grill, stone oven, and even a deep fryer.

 


In actuality, most of us will never seem to have enough space in our kitchens, and some of us might even have to make do in a tiny kitchen. While it might seem impossible to churn out delicious meals when you only have a small corner to work in, if you're creative, you can create huge flavor in even the tiniest kitchen.

Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of a small kitchen.

Invest in Appliances That Do Multiple Things

Benchtop clutter will only make your kitchen feel smaller, and with already limited space to prep and work, you need to maximize it as much as possible. A common cause of clutter is having an assortment of appliances spread out, taking up precious space.

To combat this, look into appliances that can do more than one thing. For example, stand mixers with attachments can do everything from mix dough to grind meat and even stuff ravioli. There are also powerful blenders that can juice and crush ice just as well. With multi-use appliances, you can save benchtop space and do more with less tools as you test out new recipes.

Try One-Pan Recipes

To get the most out of a smaller space, you should try doing more with less. Look into a variety of one-pan recipes that keep you from breaking out every bread pan, cookie sheet, and skillet you own for a meal. This will help keep the sink from piling up with dirty dishes, and if you use less you'll also have fewer items you need to store.

You can find a number of quality one-pan recipes online—you'll be surprised just how much you can do with only one or two pans. The best part is that you won’t have to compromise on your creativity in the kitchen, and as a bonus you’ll also have less to clean up after the meal.

Maximize Your Storage

Having a small kitchen means that you don’t have the luxury of a large pantry, extensive benchtop space, or cabinets that span across the walls. But you shouldn’t let your limited storage space limit your creativity. Instead, choose appliances like blenders that fit snugly in small areas to maximize your storage. In addition, only invest in quality appliances that will provide a high lifetime value for you, meaning they’ll prove useful on a regular basis, meal after meal.

You should also strategically plan your grocery shopping trips and only buy products once you’re out rather than stockpiling if you’re low on storage space. Also consider installing shelves or more storage if possible.

Cooking in a small kitchen might seem limiting and frustrating at first, but if you get as creative as you do with your recipes, you can do a lot with only a few select appliances and a small benchtop.

About KitchenAid®

KitchenAid® has stood by at-home chefs and commercial cooks alike since 1919 by providing innovative culinary tools that do more and allow users to explore their creativity in the kitchen. The company is most well-known for their first product—the iconic KitchenAid® Stand Mixer—but over the years they’ve expanded into other product ranges including toasters, blenders, and even a premium electric kettle collection. They make products that are built to last. Whatever your culinary style is, you can count on KitchenAid® products to help you get more done in the kitchen, one meal at a time.

To shop their full line of kitchen essentials, visit Kitchenaid.com.au

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Essential Kitchen Appliances for Your First Home

Starting a kitchen setup from scratch can seem daunting for many. Whether you’re a new homeowner or upgrading your kitchen essentials, creating a list of products and culinary essentials can be confusing and time-consuming. You don’t want to feel limited, but you also don’t want a benchtop cluttered with appliances and utensils either, so how can you find the middle ground?



To help, here are a few things to look for as you start shopping for kitchen appliances. Everyone will have different needs, but consider the following while building out your list of kitchen essentials.

Multi-Use Tools

As you’re stocking up your new kitchen, you should consider appliances and culinary tools that can do more than one thing. To save you from having to purchase separate appliances for only one task, explore multi-use options.

For example, versatile stand mixers can mix, whisk, and even spiralize veggies with additional attachments, while premium food processors can chop, puree, slice, and shred. Look for tools that do more so you can save room on your benchtop and run an efficient kitchen—this will also make any future moves a little easier.

Built for Many Meals to Come

Although some benchtop appliances will have a higher price tag than others, you should consider them as an investment that will pay for themselves in the long run. Take stand mixers for example. They can be somewhat pricier when compared to a simple whisk and mixing bowl or a hand mixer, but the convenience, versatility, and rugged build quality will ensure that it remains on your benchtop for many meals to come.

With that in mind, consider the tools you'll want to use on a weekly or fairly regular basis and which appliances are likely to be invaluable for different seasons or occasions. Think about your cooking style and the recipes you like to make and supply your benchtop with high-quality, useful tools that will help you.

Daily Necessities

Do you enjoy a cup of tea in the morning? Or maybe you start your day with golden brown crumpets? Whatever your everyday culinary pleasures are, choose appliances that you'll want to use daily. Everyone will be different, and while you might enjoy tea made with an artisan electric kettle, someone else might be more of a cold brew coffee fan. It’s something worth considering, especially if you live with friends, family, or a significant other.

Make sure that you also have the tools to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner easier. The essential appliances for your kitchen might be different for someone else, so consider your cooking style and how your appliances will help you do more in the kitchen. Look for quality, look for versatility, and look for products from a brand with a century of experience designing and building tools that help people explore their culinary creativity further.

About KitchenAid®

KitchenAid® has stood by at-home chefs and commercial cooks alike since 1919 by providing innovative culinary tools that do more and allow users to explore their creativity in the kitchen. The company is most well-known for their first product—the iconic KitchenAid® Stand Mixer—but over the years they’ve expanded into other product ranges including toasters, blenders, and even a premium electric kettle collection. They make products that are built to last. Whatever your culinary style is, you can count on KitchenAid® products to help you get more done in the kitchen, one meal at a time.

To shop their full line of kitchen essentials, visit kitchenaid.com.au

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Creative Ways to Incorporate More Veggies and Fruits Into Your Kids’ Diet

Kids refusing to eat their fruits and vegetables is a tale as old as time. Although favourites among adults, broccoli, brussels sprouts, asparagus, apples, oranges, and other fresh fruits and vegetables might as well be a form of punishment in the view of many kids. We were all there at one point, but kids getting their daily recommended dose of vitamins and minerals found in veggies and fruits is crucial for growth and development during their young years and will kick-start their healthy habits early on.

 


With that in mind, there are a few somewhat sneaky ways you can incorporate fruits and vegetables into kids’ favourite foods and maybe even convince them that fruits and veggies can be a treat rather than a punishment.

Here are a few ideas to include more servings of fruits and veggies into their day.

Produce in Every Meal

While it might seem like fruits are best served during breakfast or as snacks, and veggies belong to lunch and dinner, the key to getting your kids to eat more produce is to include it in every meal. For example, avocados, tomatoes, and even broccoli can be brekkie-friendly by using toasters to prepare bread for loaded avocado toast. You can even chop veggies up into little chunks in a food processor to incorporate into a morning omelette or scramble. It might take some time to adjust, but if you start early, your kids will prefer avocado toast over sugary cereal to begin their day.

Veggies as a Substitute

An easy way to introduce more vegetables (or to vary your kids’ veggie intake) is to replace traditional ingredients like potatoes, rice, or noodles with an alternative veggie variant. Riced cauliflower made in a food processor is becoming popular among many because it can take on any flavour depending on your seasoning and the texture works well as a stand-in for rice and mashed potatoes. It can also be used as a way to thicken sauces or gravy.

If your kids are like most and look forward to spaghetti night, try switching up traditional noodles with roasted spaghetti squash. Its stringy texture is quite similar to noodles, and with a little convincing, your kids will learn to love it as the neutral vegetable takes on the flavour of your red sauce. Finally, with a spiralizer attachment for your stand mixer, you can make zucchini noodles that feature all of the fork-twisting, slurping fun of regular noodles with some added nutrients. With the vegetable sheet cutter attachment, you can create veggie lasagnes with fresh sheets of sweet potato, or apple and peanut butter wraps in minutes.

Nutritious Smoothies

Smoothies and blenders are practically a match made in heaven and are the perfect way to give your kids a quick boost of fresh fruit and veggies. Let your culinary imagination run wild and try different fruit combinations that taste like a treat but pack a vitamin punch. The best part is you can incorporate spinach and other greens into the smoothie, and your kids won't even know.

Green Desserts

Lastly, although it might seem treasonous to blend veggies into desserts like brownies, if you do it right, a little zucchini grated into the batter will go undetected. Also, add fresh berries to your kids' favourite desserts for a vitamin boost to end the night.

While the long-term solution is to foster a love for fresh fruits and vegetables, in the short-term, finding ways to boost your kids’ daily intake of vegetables without them knowing will get them used to the flavour, and pretty soon they’ll wonder why they’re craving fresh zucchini all of a sudden.

About KitchenAid®

KitchenAid® creates tools and appliances that help you do more in the kitchen. Since 1919, its primary mission has been to help everyday people explore their culinary creativity with tools that act as their benchtop assistants, taking care of tasks while they explore new flavours and cooking techniques. The KitchenAid® Stand Mixer line has been a benchtop staple since its introduction 100 years ago, and remains extremely useful to this day, especially with its impressive line of attachments. The company also offers toasters, blenders, and more—even an artisan electric kettle. With products built with a purpose and sleek designs, anything is possible with tools from KitchenAid®.

To see their full line of kitchen essentials, visit kitchenaid.com.au

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Five Different Ways to Use Your Blender in the Kitchen

Your blender is probably your standby benchtop assistant that you count on for fresh fruit smoothies, delectable chocolate shakes, and the weekend cocktail—but have you ever considered the endless creations you can make with your blender?

 


Whether you want to save a little bit of time while whipping up a delicious weekday breakfast or want to start making more from scratch while being environmentally conscious, check out these five ways you can do more with your blender the next time you step into the kitchen.

Weekday Morning Pancakes

You’re not one to reach for the premade pancake mix, but on some mornings when the kids are demanding pancakes, it can sure be tempting. Breaking out your trusty blender, simply pour all of your dry ingredients in and pulse them together before adding the wet ingredients for the perfect homemade pancake batter in seconds while your griddle is warming up. With the spout on the jug, you can quickly pour in the batter all while your kettle boils water for tea to go alongside.

Powdered Sugar

Have you ever started working on a tasty baked dish only to discover you ran out of powdered sugar weeks ago? As the kitchen problem-solver you are, don’t abandon the dish, but improvise with fresh powdered sugar. All you need to do is pour normal granulated sugar into the blender and kick it up to high speed. What you're left with is powdered sugar just as messy and fluffy as the store-bought stuff, and you'll have the satisfaction of making one more element from scratch.

Oat Flour

Another baking ingredient that you might typically buy at the store is oat flour. It’s a gluten-free alternative that many people use as a substitute in their baked goods, and once again your blender can help you avoid a trip to the store. Simply pulse rolled oats into a fine consistency to use in fresh-baked bread and desserts. This tip will help you save money as you can avoid paying a premium for oat flour at the supermarket and you can enjoy a fresher flavour experience too. Along with oats, a blender can make flour out of wheat grains and rice too so experiment and mill some fresh flour to elevate your baked goods.

Pudding

Is there anything better than a warm, creamy fresh chocolate pudding? When you have a sweet craving but are short on time, simply melt together some butter, maple syrup, chocolate, and orange rind before blending with the remaining dry ingredients. Pour the batter into your preferred serving dish, bake for about 20 minutes, and the delicious smells will greet you as you open the oven door. Add a scoop (or two) of ice cream on the side, and you have a tasty treat sure to please your mid-week sweet cravings.

Compost Breakdown

If you have a garden where you grow vegetables and fruits, it’s a great practice to compost your food waste for natural fertiliser. If you don’t have the space for a compost bin, blenders are excellent alternatives. Put your soft food scraps into the jug and blend them. After that, you can sprinkle the mixture into your soil or place in your compost bin to save on space while it converts to true compost.

About KitchenAid®

KitchenAid® creates tools and appliances that help you do more in the kitchen. Since 1919, its primary mission has been to help everyday people explore their culinary creativity with tools that act as their benchtop assistants, taking care of tasks while they explore new flavours and cooking techniques. The KitchenAid® Stand Mixer range has been a benchtop staple since its introduction 100 years ago, and remains extremely useful to this day, especially with its impressive line of attachments. The company also offers toasters, blenders, and more—even an artisan electric kettle. With products built with a purpose and sleek designs, anything is possible with tools from KitchenAid®.

To see their full line of high-powered products, visit kitchenaid.com.au

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The Kitchen Essentials You Need for Baking

Baking is one element of cooking that many people strive to master. Baking your own crumpets, bread, or pie is a rewarding experience that offers plenty of opportunities to explore your culinary creativity. To get the most out of your home bakery, you don't need much, but having a few baking essentials on your benchtop will enhance the experience and produce phenomenal results.

 


Food Processor

A food processor might not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of baking homemade crumpets or caramel slice, but they can be incredibly useful for a variety of different tasks during the baking process. Most often, you’ll find that a food processor is useful for chopping up walnuts, making nut butter to spread on your pastries, or even cutting butter into flour for a light and flaky crust.

Stand Mixers

This one is practically a given, but stand mixers will make the baking process much less labour-intensive. They are the motorised assistants that sit and mix and knead your dough in the background while you move forward with other parts of the recipe. As benchtop mainstays, stand mixers, though somewhat simple in design, are crucial to any home bakery. Stand mixer loyalists can confirm that they are daily necessities and can do so much more beyond baking when combined with the plethora of attachments available. From kneading bread dough to filling ravioli, a stand mixer is a kitchen necessity for any meal or recipe.

Bakeware

Once you’ve prepared your dough, you’ll need something to cook it in. Premium bakeware comes in all forms of shapes and sizes. From cake pans to cookie sheets and muffin tinsto loaf pans, having one of everything will allow you to do more in your home bakery without limiting your creativity. Look for bakeware that is non-stick and dishwasher safe so you can spend more time baking and less time cleaning up.

Baking Utensils

Our hands can be the best tools for kneading dough or mixing together ingredients, but sometimes even our hands need a helping hand. Baking utensils like a bench scraper are great for lifting sticky dough off of your benchtop, while other tools like a zester or multi-slicer can help you incorporate fresh fruit into your latest baked treat. Do more in the kitchen and get the most out of your ingredients with a selection of baking utensils.

Tools for Enjoying Your Baked Treats

Finally, once your fresh-baked perfections are out of the oven, you might need some additional baking essentials to help you get the most enjoyment out of them. Appliances like advanced toasters will help you toast your homemade crumpets to perfection, and tools such as a sharp serrated knife will slice through your fresh loaf of bread with ease. There is hardly a feeling quite like baking your own bread or making your own pizza dough, so now is your time to enjoy your delicious hard work.

About KitchenAid®

For 100 years, KitchenAid® has designed and built culinary tools that allow people to expand their abilities and fully explore their creativity in the kitchen. Starting with the original stand mixer in 1919, the KitchenAid® product line now includes products like an electric kettle, artisan toaster, and all the other appliances that the modern kitchen needs. They design products with the purpose of making cooking and baking an enjoyable and freeing experience for everyone, regardless of their experience or culinary style. With the right tools, anything is possible, and KitchenAid® helps you explore your creativity one meal at a time.

For inspiration and to see their latest products, visit Kitchenaid.com.au

 

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Take Your Breakfasts to the Next Level with These Kitchen Essentials

Designated by many as the most important meal of the day, breakfast is more than simple Vegemite on toast or yoghurt and can be an excellent time to experiment and try out new flavours. While during the hectic workweek you might not be ready to whip up a full Australian breakfast complete with grilled tomatoes and all, on the weekend when you have more time, let your creativity flow and use these kitchen essentials to make the best brekkie for yourself or to share with family and friends.

 


Premium Toaster

Not all toasters are created the same, and if you’re a big fan of your daily Vegemite or avocado on toast, you’ll want to upgrade your toaster to one that perfectly and evenly toasts your bread or crumpet every time. Toasters have come a long way, and the best ones will allow you to fine tune the darkness of your toast and save it for the future with a push of a button. While you’re making your eggs or sausages to accompany your toast, some toasters will even have a digital countdown to help you time everything perfectly.

Precision Food Processor

You might enjoy spreading peanut or chocolate hazelnut butter on your toast, but you know that many of the ones you find in the supermarket have added ingredients and the organic ones are more expensive. Fortunately, there’s an option that’s even more satisfying and potentially healthier: making your own nut butter with a food processor.

The best food processors will let you customize the blade speed and distance so you can do more than just pulverise the food. From slicing up tomatoes to dicing onions and capsicums for an omelette, pick up a precision food processor to take the hassle out of breakfast prep.

Cold Brew Coffee Maker

For many it seems no breakfast is complete without a nice cup of smooth and rich coffee. But there’s an art and science behind brewing the perfect cup, and traditional drip coffee makers aren't usually the best. Many people are finding that cold brew coffee is a refreshing way to add some perk to the morning with less of the bitter acidity that can be found in drip coffee.

Brewing cold brew coffee is easy with the right tools. A cold brew coffee maker is a simple yet practical kitchen essential that you’re sure to love. Simply load in your favourite grounds, let them steep for up to 24 hours, and then enjoy your homemade cold brew as the jug sits neatly in your fridge. The best cold brew coffee makers will also work with tea leaves and feature a stainless steel tap for easy dispensing.

Smoothie-Approved Blender

Finally, starting your day off with a fresh smoothie or smoothie bowl can give you that energising jolt of vitamins and nutrients to power you through the morning. The best blenders on the market will be hassle-free, meaning you can simply put your ingredients in, press start, and walk away as it does all of the work for you—no need to stand there with your hand on the lid or to fuss with a tamper to make sure everything is blended.

About KitchenAid®

For 100 years, KitchenAid® has designed and built culinary tools that allow people to expand their abilities and fully explore their creativity in the kitchen. Starting with the original stand mixer in 1919, the KitchenAid® product line now includes every appliance that the modern kitchen needs. They design products with the purpose of making cooking and baking an enjoyable and freeing experience for everyone, regardless of their experience or culinary style. With the right tools, anything is possible, and KitchenAid® helps you explore your creativity one meal at a time.

To see their full line of culinary appliances, visit Kitchenaid.com.au

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