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Cook with weber gas grills and never look back

Cook With Weber Gas Grills and Never Look Back!

Grilling is yet another cooking method that will bring the best of your cooking skills.  Having the right tools to complement your skills is so vital to the success of your product – grilled food!  Grilling is a marvelous experience as this can be done outdoor in a beautiful setting of a garden or bbq pit.  One such partners for Grills is Weber that brings the best of different grill sets to your doorstep.
For outdoor Grills, there are options for the Natural Gas Grill, Go Anywhere Gas Grill, Performer Charcoal Grill and Portable Gas Grill, to name a few.
Weber Charcoal Grill comes with an easy-to-setup grill set.  It has also the one-touch vent system that makes ventilation such an ease.  With the ash-catcher, there is no mess to clear, making your grilling experience more memorable, reducing the after-grilling clean up you have to do.
The stylish and highly functional Weber Portable Gas Grill is an innovative piece that takes up very little room while ensuring that you have the best functionality of grilling your food to perfection.  This Weber Portable Gas Grill comes with folding trays to keep it sleek without compromising space, cast iron cooking grate for the grilling job.  The ultra-light composite shell gives the grill its portability.  With a good quality regulator, this grill is a perfect partner at your next Grill Party!!  It also offers a no-mess, easy to clean experience, leaving the final clean up a breeze.
For the first timer, you may wish to consider having the Weber Q Grill or the Weber Baby Q Grill to set you going onto this grilling experience.  Especially if you are uncertain that you would know how to set up, how to grill!!  Weber Q grill is designed to get you to help you with your grill within minutes.  It only requires a few moments of setup, one simple turn on the regulator knob to start, a push onto the ignitor and the heat is on!!  You can grill up to 4 steaks or 12 chicken thighs at any time.
How about those experienced Grillers out there?  Surely, you wont be missed out!! Weber has another end of products that will bring smiles to experienced grillers!!  Weber Summit Grill is one such product that will bring your grilling skills up to flying colors.  There is no cold or hot spots to worry about as this is an easily controlled grill that will bring every grilled meal to perfection.
Let Weber Grillers be part of your weekend and a stable feature of your cooking repertoire that can be experienced years after years with your loved ones and friends!!

For more information please visit Flaming Gas Grills

Quick and healthy meals with gt xpress

Quick and Healthy Meals with GT Xpress 101

Ever come home from work exhausted and wondering what’s for dinner? Do you struggle with cooking oils and sprays, only to end up with food that is greasy and unevenly cooked? Are you looking for a solution that will help you cook healthy flavorful meals in just a matter of minutes? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then you should check out the amazing GT Xpress 101. This indoor electric grill is a great solution to traditional home cooked meals that used to take hours to prepare.

The GT Xpress 101 is an indoor electric grill that takes up less space than a toaster, is more energy efficient than an oven and cooks great tasting appetizers, meals and desserts for you, your family and your friends. The non-stick surface means that you don’t need to use expensive cooking oils or butter on your food. GT Xpress 101 uses dual cooking technology that heats from both the top and bottom on non-stick plates. Meals are ready in a matter of minutes and clean up is a breeze.

If you’re tired of slaving over a hot stove to create great tasting meals for your loved ones, then GT Xpress 101 can help. There’s no turning of food, flipping of sandwiches or of omelets. Once you add your food to the grill top, simply close the lid, let it cook, then remove and enjoy!

GT Xpress 101 has tons of meal ideas.  From appetizers like bacon-wrapped stuffed shrimp and potato bites to sandwiches like BBQ chicken wraps and homemade meatball hot pockets, this countertop appliance can do it all. GT Xpress 101 is great for cooking low-carb too. Foods, like fresh salmon and rosemary turkey are a cinch. Just add the seasoning, toss on the grill and let GT Xpress 101 do the rest.

If you’re ready to spend less time cooking and more time enjoying great tasting food, then GT Xpress 101 is for you!Get more informations at as seen on tv products online store!

How to stock your pantry

How To Stock Your Pantry

If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone lament having a full pantry and nothing to eat… We’ve all learned from experience that the difference between a full pantry and a well-stocked pantry is the difference between a delicious home-made meal and… well, takeout. Again. A truly well-stocked pantry has the utility food items that transform a few fresh ingredients into a full meal. The most important pantry items tend to be used in lots of different ways and enable your fresh meats and vegetable to become lots of different dishes.
Key items—like beans, rice and pasta—are the makings of great side dishes while sauces, soups, dressings and marinades are all a snap if your pantry includes broth, good vinegar, and good oils. Good quality olive oil is a must, as is your favorite cooking oil, but peanut oil is also good for frying and high heat cooking as is the versatile and healthful grapeseed oil. Try the broths in resealable cartons and experiment with different pastas. Always get couscous and other grains in plain varieties to jazz up according to your mood. Quantities of all will be dictated by your families tastes and appetites, but start with these:
Oils: Olive Oil, Canola Oil, Sesame Oil, Peanut Oil
Vinegar: Balsamic, Apple Cider, Red Wine, White Wine, Rice Vinegar
Broth: Vegetable, Chicken, Beef
Beans/Canned: Red Beans, Kidney Beans, Black Beans, Chickpeas, Tomatoes
Pasta: Spaghetti, Bowties, Penne, Orzo, Couscous
Rice: Long Grain White, Brown, Arborio, Basmati, Jasmine
Another key group of pantry essentials are the dry ingredients, including baking ingredients, seasoning and dry herbs. All purpose flour is very important, as is kosher or sea salt, fresh black peppercorns. While fresh herbs are always best, often dried herbs will do…just don’t use the herbs that came with your spice rack! Fresh, dried herbs and spices can be purchased by weight in small batches in the bulk foods section of reputable markets. Here is a list to get you started:
Dry Goods: All-Purpose Flour, Cornmeal, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Bread Crumbs
Herbs/Spices: Oregano, Basil, Chili Powder, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Paprika
Seasonings: Kosher/Sea Salt, Black Peppercorns, Cayenne Pepper
Rounding out your pantry are condiments, dry beans and dry storage. The most important condiments to have on hand for cooking are Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard. I like to have both a smooth Dijon with white wine and and coarse grained country mustard on hand. Dry beans and lentils are hearty, full of fiber and last forever in the pantry, so stock up on all your favorite varieties. Keep a 10-bean mix on hand for soups and stews. Your dry storage drawer or bin should contain your favorite varieties of potatoes (I like red skinned or Yukon Gold), onions, shallots, and garlic. These items should be kept in a cool, dry, dark space and used or disposed of before they sprout or become soft and yielding to the touch.
Here’s a good list to start with:
Dry storage: Potatoes, Onions, Shallots, Garlic
Condiments: Dijon Mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, Soy Sauce
Dry Beans: Red Beans, Black Beans, Navy Beans, 10-bean mix, Lentils
Once you have your basic pantry items, you’ll want to fine tune your list a bit to your favorite kinds of cuisine. Here are some great items on have on hand, organized by cuisine type to enable what ever kind of food your family likes best.
Italian: Anchovy Paste, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, black olives (canned or in jars), Rosemary (dried), Basil (Dried), Cannelloni Beans, Thyme (Dried), Oregano (dried), Roasted Red Bell Peppers, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Capers, Tomato Paste, White Wine, Red Wine, Cornmeal or polenta, Pine Nuts
Mexican: Tomato Sauce, Chili Powder, Cumin, Coriander, Oregano,Black Beans, Pinto Beans
Thai: Coconut Milk, Red Curry, Green Curry, Garam Masala, Fish Sauce
Asian: Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, Hot Chili Oil, Rice Vinegar, Rice Wine, Sesame Seeds, Five Spice Powder, Ground Dried Ginger, Hoisin Sauce
Creole: Cajun Seasoning, Cayenne Pepper, Tabasco sauce, Red Beans

Smokers for outdoor cooking picking the best smoker

Smokers for Outdoor Cooking – Picking the Best Smoker

The smoker is used to add flavor to meats and other foods by exposing them to the smoke from burning or smoldering materials, mostly wood. Though meats are most commonly smoked, other foods like cheese and vegetables, may be smoked as well. Smoking may or may not be a key part of the barbecue process, but some people swear that the grilling experience is incomplete without smoking.

Meat smokers for outdoor cooking or grilling come in so many varieties that it is quite daunting for most beginners to decide on the right one. Charcoal is a popular fuel for these smokers. Traditional American barbecue is generally cooked on one or the either of these charcoal smokers: offset charcoal smokers or Upright Drum Smokers.

The chief distinguishing feature of the offset charcoal smoker is that the cooking chamber is usually cylindrical in shape, with another smaller cylinder attached to one end for the firebox. To smoke the food, a small fire is lit in the firebox. The smoke and the heat are drawn into the compartment where the food is kept through a connecting pipe. The heat and the smoke pass through the food, tenderizing it, before passing out through an exhaust vent. In cooking the food, the smoke also provides a unique flavor to it.

The other kind of smoker, the Upright Drum Smoker, as the name suggests, has an upright steel drum that is used for cooking. The contraption can be arranged in a variety of ways, but generally a basket holding charcoal is held at the bottom of the drum to provide the smoke and the heat. Some charcoal smokers use a bowl of water in the smoker to keep the meat moist.

The propane smoker is also being increasingly used to smoke meats. As the term indicates, the heat in this smoker is generated by a gas burner. The gas flames, in turn, heat a steel or iron box that contains the wood or charcoal that provides the smoke. The technology heats the wood, but provides it with only enough oxygen to smoke, rather than to burn. The smoke passes through the vents smoking the foods placed in the containers.

Electric smokers are the popular choice for people who need a shorter start up time for smoking. Those electric smokers that come in upright models provide a relatively larger large interior cooking space.

The most traditional method of smoking meats is the smoke box method. This essentially uses a fire box and a food box. The terms are self-explanatory in themselves, and the fire box produces the heat and the smoke to cook the food stuff in the food box.

Finally, there is also a variety of cold smokers that do not use heat to cook food at all. These are suitable for items such as smoked bacon, thick smoked cheese, cold salmon and trout. The only disadvantage of using this kind of smoker is that it takes a much longer time than the hot smoker.

Bogged down by the options? Consider your own tastes and conveniences when you shop for your smoker, and you won’t go wrong!

Fat free desserts can be your sweet treats

Fat Free Desserts Can Be Your Sweet Treats

Man has always liked sweet things. In times past they braved bee stings before they learnt to control the bees. Later came sugar from cane — so precious that in earlier times it was used more as a condiment is today, merely being sprinkled over food. In more recent times, beets, parsnips, carrots and other foods that are naturally sweet have all been used to provide that sugary flavour. Then, with modern dietetics we began to realise that eating lots of very sweet, fat heavy foods wasn’t the best for the human body.
But we still like that little treat. Hence the popularity of low fat desserts.
Biscotti
1-1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
9 tablespoons low fat spread
3/4 cup sultanas
2 eggs, beaten
grated zest of 1 lemon or orange
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons water
How many cookies you get will depend on how big you make them, but it averages at about 3 dozen. They keep well in an airtight container, but only if you don’t let anyone know they are there.
Pre-heat oven to 325 F, 170 C, Gas 3. Mix together the cornmeal and flour and then rub in the spread until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. You could do this in a food processor, but you will have to transfer to a bowl before adding the fruit and zest. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and water. Divide the dough into three parts and make these into long log shapes, about 8 inches long and 2-3 inches across. Place these on a non-stick baking tray and bake for 20 minutes. Let them cool for a few minutes and then slice diagonally into ¾ inch pieces. Place these cut surface down back on baking trays. These are then baked further for 5 minutes, before turning over for a further 5 minutes. Let them cool on racks and then either eat the lot or store them in an air tight container.
Coffee Brownies
These are great served after a not too rich meal with some fresh fruit — mango pieces, strawberries and so on.
½ cup low fat spread
I cup of sugar
I egg plus another white
I teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract
11/4 cups of all purpose flour
level tablespoon of instant coffee powder ( not granules)
1/3 cup of sifted cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/3 cup raisins or choc chips
Preheat oven to 350F, 180C, Gas 4
In a large bowl beat together the egg, egg white, low fat spread, sugar and flavoring. Sift together the dry ingredients — cocoa, flour, baking powder and coffee powder and then mix these into the egg mixture. Stir in the fruit or chocolate chips. Pour into a greased or non-stick baking pan — 9 inches by 9. Bake for 20 — 25 minutes until a fork inserted comes out clean. Turn out and cut into 25 pieces or fewer larger ones.
Strawberry and Rhubarb Cobbler Serves about 6 unless you all have seconds
I f you haven’t tried the combination of strawberries and rhubarb then there is a taste sensation awaiting you.
For the filling
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Finely grated orange zest or a teaspoon of marmalade
4 cups rhubarb, chopped
2 cups strawberries halved or sliced
For the Topping
1 cup of all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons low fat spread
2/3 cup low fat buttermilk or yoghurt
Preheat oven to 400 F, 200 C, Gas 6.
Filling — In bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon and orange zest or marmalade. Add rhubarb and strawberries; toss to mix. Spread mixture in an 8-cup shallow glass or ceramic baking dish and bake in for 10 minutes.
Topping — Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Rub in the low fat spread until mixture resembles bread crumbs. Stir in the buttermilk or yoghurt until a soft dough forms. Drop by spoonfuls in 6 evenly spaced mounds on hot fruit. Bake for 25 minutes, or until top is golden. Serve with low fat vanilla ice cream or fromage frais.

Top tips on how to use vacuum bag sealers to help you save money

top tips on how to use vacuum bag sealers to help you save money

In todays economic climate it is important we try to make savings where possible, the family food budget is one larger cost we face in our daily lives.

One great way to reduce the family budget is by using vacuum bag sealers, we often have with left over food from cooking the daily meals which just goes to waste when we realize it will not keep for any length of time in the fridge.  By using a vacuum bag sealer with vacuum sealer bags you will be able to store your left over food items and keep them fresh for a much longer period of time.

The sealer bags are designed in such a way that they remove all the air out of the bag that surrounds the food, this creates an air tight seal for your food items and helps to preserve them. This is especially useful when doing a lot of cooking with fresh vegetables and fresh fruit, to use vacuum your vacuum bag sealer is a really simple way of preserving food and saving you money in the process.

You only have to check the walkways in your local supermarket to see how many items are vacuum sealed, this is a good indication of how effective this process can be. The good news is that the manufactures of vacuum bag sealers realize there is an ever growing home market for this product, and have started to produce high quality affordable machines for us to buy.

The type of bags that are used with a bag sealer are not just ordinary plastic bags, they are made from a different material that allows you to freeze any food item you want, this is really helpful when freezing meat products as the process  prevents freezer burn of the meat. The manufactures have also developed vacuum storage bags to help you save loads of space around your home, these are particularly useful for storing those seasonal clothes when not needed.

Because the vacuum storage bag removes all the air from your clothes and provides a perfect seal, you will not get that moldy odour you get with items just stored in your garage or basement in a cardboard box. Using  vacuum storage bags are an extremely easy process today, all you have to do is put your clothes or bedding inside the storage bag and seal it, then use your vacuum cleaner and suck all the air out of the bag.

This dramatically reduces the size of the bag which makes it a lot easier to store your clothes and save loads of space at the same time, all storage bags come with manufactures instructions on how to use them, but it really is a simple process that saves you space and one you will wish you had bought years ago.

When buying a vacuum bag sealer i would always look at the middle of the range for bag sealers and bags, some of the more cheaper ones tend not to last as they should in my opinion. Do your research online to find the best value vacuum bag sealers before you decide to buy, you will find the medium priced sealers are of a high quality and provide you with excellent vacuum sealing capabilities.

Indoor grills enjoy the grilling experience indoors

Indoor Grills — Enjoy The Grilling Experience Indoors

If you have been an outdoor griller you may want to take a look at some of the advantages of indoor grilling. Just as there are some things that outdoor grilling is better suited for, indoor grills also have some features that make them desirable. In this article I will discuss the basics of indoor grilling and how you can make the most out of your grilling experience.
The most famous indoor grill is the George Foreman line of grills. Over 100 million of these grills have been sold and for good reason as they are fantastic grills but there are also many other brands of indoor grills available. More continue to be developed every year so this is a great time to look into getting one.
The obvious advantage of an indoor grill is that you can enjoy the taste of barbeque even in the winter. I know that I do not enjoy firing up my outdoor grill when it is freezing outside and I am sure you don’t either. It is also good to have another alternative to just cooking with your stove as well. You can purchase a regular indoor grill or a sandwich maker grill which obviously is for making sandwiches. Indoor grills also come in many different sizes so you can get one that fits the size of your family.
One thing to consider when deciding to take up grilling indoors is safety. As with any type of cooking, you can have hot spraying and splattering that can be dangerous. Just make sure that you leave enough space around the grill when cooking and obviously watch small children around the grill. Most of the indoor grills that sit on some type of pedstal will have an automatic shut-off if tipped over.
Most indoor grills can be used directly on the countertop which makes them extremely convenient. Many of these grills also have temperature controls and timers on them which are great features to have on any cooking appliance. There are many places to purchase indoor grills either online or offline and they are generally very affordable. Make sure you get a trusted brand and do your research and check reviews before purchasing.