Steamy Kitchen Recipes | RSS Feed http://steamykitchen.com Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:33:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Falksalt Review & Giveaway http://steamykitchen.com/40760-falksalt-review-giveaway.html http://steamykitchen.com/40760-falksalt-review-giveaway.html#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:33:14 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=40760 One of my secret weapon ingredients in the kitchen is just salt. Salt seems like such a simple ingredient, but the salt that I'm talking about is pure, all-natural finishing salt. A three-finger pinch is all that's needed to finish a dish, right before serving.

I normally use easier-to-find brand called Malden (you can find it . . .

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One of my secret weapon ingredients in the kitchen is just salt. Salt seems like such a simple ingredient, but the salt that I’m talking about is pure, all-natural finishing salt. A three-finger pinch is all that’s needed to finish a dish, right before serving.

I normally use easier-to-find brand called Malden (you can find it at Sur La Table, Williams Sonoma, Whole Foods, and other high end grocery stores). I love their pyramid-shaped salt flakes, which are so thin, they literally melt in your mouth.

We recently tried Falksalt, from Sweden. Like Malden, Falksalt’s crystals are flakey, pyramid shaped. But the similarities end there. Falksalt’s crystals are harder, more clear (my husband said they look like uncut diamonds), and are shatteringly crunchy-crisp, which provides a beautiful textural experience in each bite.

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Falksalt harvests seawater from the Mediterranean, and its facilities in Cyprus, Greece, evaporate the seawater until there is nothing left but salt. “…Experienced salt makers heat up the sea water and let it evaporate until the delicate pyramid shaped crystal flakes appear. The salt is then harvested, dried, sieved and finally packed, all by hand.”

falksalt3Your fingertips act as the salt grinder. Just take a three-finger pinch of salt, rub and squeeze the salt pyramids and they’ll break apart.

I love that Falksalt creates different flavors, including Rosemary, Red Chili and Smoke.

Smoke is great on anything, but especially roasted vegetables. Anytime you need to add a hint of subtle smoke flavor, a pinch of Falksalt goes a long ways.

We also tried the Black salt – not my favorite of their selections, as the black isn’t a particular flavor, but made for visual appeal. Crushing the black salt on a white plate was visually striking.

Citron was lovely on grilled fish. We also liked crushing it and using the Citron to rim our margarita glasses.

Elevate your cooking to the next level, use what professional chefs use – finishing salts. ~Jaden

Falksalt Giveaway

Falksalt is giving away a set of 6 Falksalt salts (your choice of flavors).

 

 

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Bio & Chic Review & Giveaway http://steamykitchen.com/40580-bio-chic-review-giveaway.html http://steamykitchen.com/40580-bio-chic-review-giveaway.html#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:53:12 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=40580  

 

 

Black Chinese Take Out Box

This unique and elegant Black Chinese Food Take out box is a great way to package food on the go. Its black color makes it one of a kind! Eco-Friendly and biodegradable, it is suitable for hot and cold food and is grease resistant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bio & Chic creates eco-friendly and elegant disposable food packaging, and elegant disposable dinnerware for dinner parties, catering –  all disposable, and all eco-friendly.   Whether you are hosting a BBQ dinner for friends, or a wedding for 100, Bio & Chic can provide you with environmentally friendly disposable plates, cups, stands and takeout boxes.

Here are some of my favorites:

 

 

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This unique and elegant Black Chinese Food Take out box is a great way to package food on the go. Its black color makes it one of a kind! Eco-Friendly and biodegradable, it is suitable for hot and cold food and is grease resistant.

 

 

 

Bio & Chic Decorative Chinese Take Out Box

 Decorative Chinese Take Out Box

This decorative Chinese Food Take Out Box is an exciting way to package food on the go. Its decorative pattern is fun and your customers will think so as well! Eco-friendly and biodegradable, it is suitable for both hot and cold food and is grease resistant.

Bio & Chic Sandwich Wrap Box

 

 

Sandwich Wrap Box with Window

The Sandwich Wrap Box With Window is great for packaging your delicious wraps. Elegantly present all of your delicious sandwich wraps for food take out.

About Bio & Chic

Bio & Chic LogoWe manufacture and provide eco-friendly and elegant disposable food packaging, and elegant disposable dinnerware. We provide catering supplies, baking supplies, party supplies… all disposable, and all eco-friendly.

All of our products are totally eco-friendly and biodegradable, made of bamboo, wood, paper, sugarcane, and cornstarch. Although disposable, they remain quality products – very chic and naturally elegant.

With years of experience in manufacturing food packaging and eco-friendly products BioandChic offers a very large selection of the latest products available. Offices are located in Manhattan. We also have our own warehouse located in N.J. and in California, where we keep a large stock, enabling us to ship to you the same day you place your order.

Enter the Bio & Chic Giveaway:

Bio & Chic is offering a $100 gift certificate to a winner.

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Thai Steak Salad Recipe http://steamykitchen.com/40566-thai-steak-salad-recipe.html http://steamykitchen.com/40566-thai-steak-salad-recipe.html#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:43:05 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=40566 Thinly sliced, perfectly seared steak tops a Thai salad of crunchy cabbage, fresh bean sprouts and fragrant basil and mint herbs.  Salad as a main dish is combines so many textures and flavor profiles: crunchy, healthy vegetables, tangy dressing, and a warm, grilled meat or roasted vegetable. This Thai Steak Salad also has one additional element – fresh, fragrant herbs. What ...

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Thai Steak Salad Recipe

Thinly sliced, perfectly seared steak tops a Thai salad of crunchy cabbage, fresh bean sprouts and fragrant basil and mint herbs. 

Salad as a main dish is combines so many textures and flavor profiles: crunchy, healthy vegetables, tangy dressing, and a warm, grilled meat or roasted vegetable. This Thai Steak Salad also has one additional element – fresh, fragrant herbs.

What makes this Thai Steak Salad recipe so appealing is the 5-S’s of flavor: spicy, salty, sour, savory and sweet. Toss in perfectly grilled, sliced flank steak, and you have a meal that only takes 20 minutes to prepare and pleases just about everyone.

This recipe is from The Great Cook Cookbook, by James Briscione, the Culinary Director of the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC, and two-time champion of Food Network’s Chopped.

About The Great Cook Cookbook

Thai Steak Salad RecipeWhile most cookbook feature stories or a journey + recipes, The Great Cook Essential Techniques and Inspired Flavors to Make Every Dish Better is built differently. The book is like a master cooking class, with author James Briscione and the team of editors at Cooking Light at your side.

The book is organized in 35 main cooking lessons, like “Steamed Mussels,” teaching you how to debeard mussels, test for freshness and how to cook mussels with different flavor profiles. Each lesson is followed by a few variations that build upon what you’ve just learned: Mussels Steamed with Bacon, Beer and Fennel, Curried Coconut Mussels and Fettucine with Mussels.

This is a perfect book for those learning to cook, but enjoy the freedom of variations upon a theme. With over 400 gorgeously styled color photographs throughout the book, you’re sure to understand the lessons.

The Thai Steak Salad recipe is featured in the lesson on “Leafy Main Salads” which also includes French Frisee Salad with Bacon and Poached Eggs (learn how to poach an egg and make homemade croutons) and a Greek Salad Bowl (with artichoke hearts and olives).

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Thai Steak Salad Recipe

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 8 minutes
Thai Steak Salad Recipe

Recipe adapted from The Great Cook by James Briscione. Reprinted with permission. (c) 2015 Time Home Entertainment, Inc. Photo by Helene Dujardin

Make sure you cut the steak ACROSS the grain - here are detailed instructions on how.

Ingredients:

1 pound flank steak (about 3/4" in thickness)
salt and pepper, to taste
1⁄4 cup fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 1/4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons fish sauce
2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
1 teaspoon Sriracha (or other hot chile sauce)
1 1⁄2 cups very thinly sliced cabbage or any salad greens
1 cup fresh bean sprouts
1/2 cup julienne-cut carrots
1⁄4 cup fresh mint leaves
1⁄4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1⁄4 cup fresh basil leaves

Directions:

1. Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Season steak evenly with salt and pepper on both sides. Add steak to pan, cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove steak from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice and next 5 ingredients (through Sriracha) for the dressing.

3. In a large bowl, combine cabbage and remaining ingredients. Add 6 tablespoons dressing to cabbage mixture; toss well. Toss steak in remaining 2 tablespoons dressing. Add steak to cabbage mixture; toss to combine.

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Excalibur Dehydrator Review & Giveaway http://steamykitchen.com/40721-excalibur-dehydrator-review-giveaway.html http://steamykitchen.com/40721-excalibur-dehydrator-review-giveaway.html#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:37:32 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=40721 Excalibur provided unit for review only. Steamy Kitchen is sponsoring the giveaway. I had completely forgotten that Excalibur agreed only to provide one for a review, and not for a giveaway. But we already published this as a giveaway, so we'll pay for the giveaway unit ourselves. ~Jaden

Our dehydrator gets used twice a month, but only . . .

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Excalibur provided unit for review only. Steamy Kitchen is sponsoring the giveaway. I’m so used to publishing reviews with a giveaway — and I had forgotten Excalibur agreed to provide one for a review, and not for a giveaway. But we already published this as a giveaway (and have lots of entries already), so we’ll pay for the giveaway unit for the winner. ~Jaden

Our dehydrator gets used twice a month, but only for one thing. Beef jerky (check out our recipe for Korean BBQ Beef Jerky).  The snack of choice in our house is fruit or jerky. Both are easy to eat, easy to transport in my bag and also healthy.

nesco dehydratorOur $80 Nesco dehydrator is something we bought a couple of years ago, thinking that all dehydrators are the same. Trays + hot air. I was proven wrong when we tested out the Excalibur Dehydrator. But, at a price difference of over $100, is the Excalibur worth it?

We made several batches of beef jerky to find out.

Oops, well, first, we had to get the Excalibur unit replaced. The one sent did not work correctly – the fan was fine, but there was no heat. We called their customer service, left a message. The next day, we didn’t hear back, so I called again. This time I got a live person, who was very apologetic and friendly. She took care of our problem right away, and sent us a replacement unit. She offered 3-day shipment for our troubles.

As promised, a new unit arrived. We packed up the defective unit (it was the fuse) and shipped it back to Excalibur, postage taken care of.

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The Excalibur’s fan/heating element is mounted on the back of the unit. The Nesco’s fan/heating is in the lid itself, which sits on top of all of the trays.

The Excalibur has a door that hangs loosely, making it very convenient to open, insert/remove trays.

These two things makes the Excalibur superior – the fan/heater are still working and drying the food, even if you are rearranging the trays. I can do this with one clean hand. With the Nesco, you have to lift and remove the lid/fan/heater off the trays first. Rearranging the trays requires two clean hands (normally, if I’m dehydrating beef jerky, one hand is touching raw meat).

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The Excalibur includes mesh for each tray. The food lays on top of the mesh. This makes it so easy to clean, just pop the mesh in the dishwasher. The plastic trays just need a little soapy water to clean.

The Nesco only comes with 2 mesh trays. Their round rack is very difficult to clean, and too tall for dishwasher to fit in all 5 trays at once. Food sticks to the plastic tray, and you need to soak them in hot, soapy water before the food particles scrub off.

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Both units have different temperature settings. But the Excalibur also has a timer that you can set. Nesco does not have a timer.

Quick time-out to show you how we make Chinese Char Siu Beef Jerky. We have a meat/deli slicer by Kalorik that use to get the exact thickness of beef that we like. London Broil is our meat of choice, as it is nice and lean, and the perfect shape for slicing for jerky.

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We use prepared Char Siu (Chinese BBQ) sauce, thin it out with just a bit of water. Marinate the sliced beef for 15 minutes, then lay on the trays to dehydrate.

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We love our jerky sliced thin, so that it’s almost like the texture of crispy chips.

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See how thin they are?

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Another plus for the Excalibur – the trays are rectangular (Nesco is round with a hole in the middle). For making beef jerky, this makes it so much easier to lay and arrange the beef. Previously, with the Nesco, we were having difficulty arranging long, thin rectangles of beef on a donut-shaped tray. We were able to fit much more jerky on the Excalibur.

The Excalibur is big. You’ll need more storage space for the unit. Performance-wise, they are about the same. Beef jerky dried just as well in both units, and in nearly same amount of time, despite different wattages.

Excalibur 3526TB

  • 5 trays
  • $194 on Amazon
  • 10 year warranty
  • 400 watts
  • Not expandable (the trays fit into slots)

Nesco FD-75A

  • 5 trays
  • $70 on Amazon
  • 1 year warranty
  • 600 watts
  • Expandable (just buy and add more trays)

Is the extra $124 worth the price for an Excalibur? For our purposes, yes. We use our dehydrator constantly, and I like the 10-year warranty. Plus, the shape and size of the trays make it easy for beef jerky. The cleanup is so simple – the mesh goes into the dishwasher and then just a few minutes washing the trays. The Nesco used to take us at least 20 minutes of hand-scrubbing to clean each plastic tray to remove the bits of beef jerky stuck to the plastic.

If you are only using the dehydrator a couple times a year, then I would advise the cheaper Nesco.  It’s easier to store, saves $120 and dehydrates just as well as the Excalibur.

Thank you for your support!



Excalibur Dehydrator Giveaway

We’re giving away one Excalibur 5-Tray Dehydrator. Sponsored by Steamy Kitchen.

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Tiger Stainless Steel Vacuum Tumbler Review http://steamykitchen.com/40714-tiger-stainless-steel-vacuum-tumbler-review.html http://steamykitchen.com/40714-tiger-stainless-steel-vacuum-tumbler-review.html#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:13:11 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=40714 Tiger America provided the mugs for the giveaway.

Where we live in Florida, it's hot. Where my parents live, it's hotter! During the extremely dry Las Vegas desert summers, drinking water throughout the day is an absolute must.

We just spent several days transitioning from the tropical, humid Florida hot to visit my parents in 111F "oven-like" . . .

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Tiger America provided the mugs for the giveaway.

Where we live in Florida, it’s hot. Where my parents live, it’s hotter! During the extremely dry Las Vegas desert summers, drinking water throughout the day is an absolute must.

We just spent several days transitioning from the tropical, humid Florida hot to visit my parents in 111F “oven-like” temperatures. We had brought our double-walled Tervis tumblers on the trip, but found that the ice in the tumblers very quickly melted, leaving us with warm water to quench our thirst.

Of course, my Mom knows better. The plastic, see-through tumblers that we were using does not insulate nearly as well as her stash of stainless steel, double-walled, vacuum sealed travel mugs. We grabbed one of her metal mugs, filled it with a ice water and left it in the car while we ran our errands throughout the day. Five hours later, we were drinking ice cold water.

tiger mug 6Tiger sent us their brand new travel mugs to try out. It’s perfect for keeping cold drinks cold, and hot drinks hot. Their stainless steel, vacuum tumblers are made in Japan, and will keep your coffee or tea hot for up to 6 hours at 138F.

tiger mug 2The mugs are a beautiful, matte metal, with a flip top lid that seals very tightly. The lip where you drink is designed so that you can sip without spilling, which is important especially for hot beverages.

 

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One important feature of the Tiger Travel Mugs is the super-clean finished surface, which keeps away rust, stains and odors. The mugs are easy to clean, dishwasher safe on top rack.

tiger-mugBonus: the mugs fit in my cup holder!  ~Jaden

Tiger Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Mug Giveaway

Win 1 Tiger Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Mug in either gray or pink.

 

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Crisp™ Tools Review & Giveaway http://steamykitchen.com/40698-crisp-tools-review-giveaway.html http://steamykitchen.com/40698-crisp-tools-review-giveaway.html#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:45:49 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=40698 Crisp™ provided the products for the giveaway.

 

What’s pasta without a touch of garlic? The Crisp™ GARLIC PRESS helps you mince up a clove in a flash. This beautifully designed kitchen tool has an easy to grasp handle that allows you to rock the press back and forth across a garlic clove for a perfect mince . . .

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Crisp™ provided the products for the giveaway.

Crisp makes kitchen tools that are colorful, beautifully designed and function well. Their products are designed to make fruit and vegetable prep simple, with a big, bold pop of color.

Crisp-Garlic-Press-1Chopping garlic is a chore that I leave to my garlic press. I prefer a tool over mincing with a knife, because I want to break down the garlic as much as possible, to release all of its flavor and juice. Smaller garlic means more garlic flavor spread evenly throughout the dish.

The Crisp Garlic Press works differently than a traditional garlic press. The tool allows you to rock back and forth, pressing the garlic between the cutting board and the tool’s mincing holes.

What I like about this design feature is that my fingers stay off the garlic. No more digging into the garlic press to pick out the skin. The snap on cleaning tool makes cleaning the holes easy, but I found it unnecessary – a quick scrub with my sponge cleaned the small holes easily.

  • One handed rocking motion provides great leverage to press or crush cloves quickly and easily
  • Integrated crusher
  • Soft handle for sure comfortable grip
  • The oval slide pushes garlic up and out of the blade opening for easy removal. The slide comes off simply for easy cleaning
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Dimensions: 5.02 in. X 3.48 in. X 1.19 in.

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The Crisp™ DUAL JUICER is great for oranges, limes and lemons. I like the measurement marks on the cup – it’s convenient and I know exactly how much juice I’ve made.

It has a sturdy, nonstick base, and is wide enough so that I can press down to juice the citrus without having the unit tip over.

There are 2 spouts, one for more pulp and one for less pulp, if that’s important for you. I always go for all pulp, so I don’t bother with the pour spouts.

  • Reversible juicing heads makes this your all in one tool
  • Unique dual pouring spouts for both fine and coarse for more or less pulp
  • Measurements on frosted body lets you easily determine the exact amount you need
  • Features a non-skid base for one handed use
  • Dishwasher safe

-Jaden

About Crisp

Crisp LogoCrisp™ is a bold, new collection of fruit and vegetable cooking tools that transforms tedious kitchen prep to a world of delicious possibilities.  We believe healthy eating should be exciting, and there’s no end to what you’ll create with Crisp™ tools. Salads are stunning, pies are perfect, even peeling and slicing potatoes becomes an art form, instead of a chore.

Crisp™ kitchen tools help you easily prepare fruits and vegetables for healthy and delicious eating year round. Developed by award-winning housewares designers, these tools fit your hand so well, it’s like they were designed expressly for you. Gracefully contoured handles, angled blades, and above-and-beyond features give you the confidence and inspiration to take your cooking further and make every day food prep more fun and more fulfilling.

The new innovative collection of over 27 Crisp™ kitchen tools has been uniquely engineered to save time, ensure great results, and provide an enjoyable food prepping experience. All about solving everyday problems, Crisp™ tools blend clean looks and superior function, refined by a panel of exceptional cooks. Each item in the collection is dishwasher safe and priced affordably. Crisp™ transforms the mundane kitchen experience into a craft filled with culinary adventures and more satisfying possibilities. It’s time to Create With Crisp™.

Enter the Crisp™ tools giveaway:

Giving away (1) Garlic Press and (1) Dual Juicer

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Apple Watch Giveaway http://steamykitchen.com/40686-apple-watch-giveaway.html http://steamykitchen.com/40686-apple-watch-giveaway.html#comments Sun, 14 Jun 2015 13:35:33 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=40686 Over the past 3 years, we've given away iPads, iPad Minis.....and now....and Apple Watch. This post is sponsored by me, Steamy Kitchen!

It's our way of saying thank you for being a loyal fan, we've been a food blog business for over 8 years, which is a lifetime in digital years :-)

Plus, I've gotten over a dozen . . .

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Over the past 3 years, we’ve given away iPads, iPad Minis…..and now….and Apple Watch. This post is sponsored by me, Steamy Kitchen!

It’s our way of saying thank you for being a loyal fan, we’ve been a food blog business for over 8 years, which is a lifetime in digital years :-)

Plus, I’ve gotten over a dozen requests from readers to giveaway the most coveted Apple Watch (I keep wanting to call it an iWatch).

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We’re giving away one Apple Watch Sport, color of your choice (up to $349) and open to readers in US and Canada.

Good luck winning, may the force be with you!

 

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Grilling Giveaway from Smokin’ O’s http://steamykitchen.com/40680-grilling-giveaway-from-smokin-os.html http://steamykitchen.com/40680-grilling-giveaway-from-smokin-os.html#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 15:28:27 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=40680 Smokin O's provided product for the giveaway

If you don't have a wood fired grill, and really love the taste, then this product is perfect for you. We have a wood-fired grill that uses wood pellets. We love the smokey, earthy taste of all of our grilled and bbq foods.

We brought Smokin O's to a friends house, . . .

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Smokin O’s provided product for the giveaway

SO-pkg-1-980x1040If you don’t have a wood fired grill, and really love the taste, then this product is perfect for you. We have a wood-fired grill that uses wood pellets. We love the smokey, earthy taste of all of our grilled and bbq foods.

We brought Smokin O’s to a friends house, on their propane grill, and within minutes of lighting the pucks, we smelled the familiar aroma.

Smokin O’s are pucks made from 100% real wood and spices that make gas-grilled foods taste like they were cooked over a real wood fire.  There are no chemicals, no binders, no fillers.

Using the Smokin O’s is so simple – no soaking! Just place the ring in a pre-heated, hot grill. Wait 5-10 minutes for it to ignite then blow it out and it will start smoking.Full-Grill-Smoke-600-x-363

The best part – the Smokin O’s are inexpensive – $7.99 for a box of 6 bbq smoke rings.

Buy Smokin O’s

 

Enter the Smokin O’s Giveaway

One Portable Grilling Kit – a durable, weather resistant case made from high-density plastic to withstand rugged outdoor use.  Drop  it, haul it on a four-wheeler, or leave it in the rain – it’s tough enough for all your outdoor adventures.  It even floats in water!  The inside is custom molded to fit and keep in place 10 jars of seasoning, 1 pair of tongs, and 4 individual Smokin-O’s BBQ Smoke Rings.

Four 6 packs of Smokin-O’s BBQ Smoke Rings – make gas grilled foods taste like they were cooked over real wood fire.

Retail value of items is $81.95.

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Gourmesso Coffee Review & Nespresso Insissia Giveaway http://steamykitchen.com/40645-gourmesso-review.html http://steamykitchen.com/40645-gourmesso-review.html#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:27:52 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=40645 Products were provided by Nespresso and Gourmesso for the Giveaway.
About the Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker:

Easy insertion and ejection of capsules; For use with Nespresso coffee capsules only
Compact brewing unit technology; Fast preheating time: 25 seconds; 19 Bar high pressure pump
2 Programmable buttons for Espresso and lungo preparation
Removable 24 ounce water tank; Folding cup tray accommodates tall . . .

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Gourmesso provided the coffee and the Nespresso machine for the giveaway.

I was one of the very early adopters of Nespresso machines, having bought not only one for myself, but one for my brother and my Mom. After a few months of Nespresso espresso, we all quietly put our machines away.

At 75 cents per Nespresso capsule, it was just too expensive. Actually, back then, I think the capsules were even more expensive, close to 90 cents per.

I first heard of Gourmesso last year. They provide first-class espresso capsules compatible with the OriginalLine Nespresso machines, at 30% cheaper than Nespresso.

The coffee is fair trade, from the best Arabica and Robusta coffee beans from around the world, including blends from India, South America and Africa.

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Gourmesso features 20 different varieties, which differ in flavor and intensity. Our product range currently comprises of 10 different espressos, 3 lungo varieties, a decaffeinated espresso and 6 flavored espresso blends.

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  • Lungo Latino Mezzo (mild taste and full crema. It has a wonderfully balanced flavor enhanced by the medium roast and balanced blend of Arabica and Robusta beans)
  • Soffio Caramel (Finely ground Arabica and Robusta beans, mixed and roasted with care with a hint of caramel)
  • Ristretto Blend Forte (This dark roast espresso, with an intensity of 10, is distinguished by its intense flavor and exceptional taste)
  • Brasile Blend Dolce (very mild espresso with a balanced intensity of 3 and consists mainly of Arabica coffee beans from Brazil. Mild flavor and light citrus notes)

After testing a few of the Gourmesso varieties, we donated our Nespresso machine and the remaining Gourmesso pods to the administrators at my son’s middle school. They LOVED it! It was a very special treat for them, many of them having never tried making an espresso drink themselves before.

Instead of going out for a splurge at Starbucks, the school admins are now heading to the break room to enjoy a little Gourmesso.

We highly recommend the Gourmesso coffees. Not only are they 30% cheaper than Nespresso, but they offer free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

Watch the video below to learn more about Gourmesso:

About Gourmesso:

Gourmesso LogoGourmesso, the European leader in Nespresso®* compatible coffee capsules, is now available in the USA! Gourmesso, first established in Berlin, was founded to offer compatible coffee capsules to customers looking for more variety in their choices for Nespresso®* machines, all at a reasonable price. We believe in offering high quality, excellent tasting espresso along with friendly, first class customer service and a seamless ordering process. We do not require customers to sign up for a membership or join a club in order to purchase our coffee pods.

What does Gourmesso do?

Our mission is to enrich your life with unique and exceptional espresso choices. We invite you to explore the different origins of our 20 espresso blends and learn more about each one. Our coffee pods contain Arabica and Robusta beans that are sourced from the best growing regions around the world. Our selection ranges from dark roast espressos, to medium and light roast options, including single-origin blends, and four different 100% Arabica blends. On top of that we also have three lungo espressos, a decaf blend, and six uniquely flavored blends including chocolate, vanilla, almond, and even coconut! All this information and more can be found in our coffee capsules shop and on the product packaging.

Cheapest Compatible Nespresso®* Capsules in the USA

Gourmesso coffee capsules are available from $0.45 per capsule and are suitable for all OriginalLine Nespresso®* machines! Our prices are 30% lower than any Nespresso®* capsule, and we are the most affordable option in Nespresso®* compatible coffee capsules. A box of 10 coffee capsules starts at only $4.49.

Our goal is to offer you excellent quality of coffee, and to make our specialties your new favorites.

Enter the Gourmesso Giveaway:

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Giving away (1) Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker and (100) Gourmesso Coffee Capsules. Giveaway sponsored by Gourmesso.

 

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Gunter Wilhelm Chef’s Knife http://steamykitchen.com/40634-gunter-wilhelm-chefs-knife.html http://steamykitchen.com/40634-gunter-wilhelm-chefs-knife.html#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 19:59:56 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=40634 If you're looking for a new knife set, take a look at Gunter Wilhelm. Their Executive Chef Series is made from "X50CrMoV15 High Carbon No-Stain Steel, made in Germany. Not only does it keep it's edge better than any other steels, but the knife will not rust or stain.

The Chef's Knife that I tried out . . .

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If you’re looking for a new knife set, take a look at Gunter Wilhelm. Their Executive Chef Series is made from “X50CrMoV15 High Carbon No-Stain Steel, made in Germany. Not only does it keep it’s edge better than any other steels, but the knife will not rust or stain.

The Chef’s Knife that I tried out is beautifully designed, like a race car. It’s sturdy, perfectly balanced. I’m a big fan of the blade! The knife is suited for people with large hands, my husband used the knife and it fit his hands perfectly.

For me, I have smaller hands, I prefer lighter weight knives with a smaller handle.

 

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We were really impressed with the triple tang handle, this will last a lifetime! Amazon reviews of this knife are very impressive. The wood is Pakkawood – it’s beautiful, possibly the most beautiful wood handle I’ve ever seen on a knife. ~Jaden

About Gunter Wilhelm

Our knives were designed with the input of 100 of the finest chefs in the New York Tri-State area.  The outcome is an outstanding, patented triple-tang design that features a perfectly balanced blade, ergonomic handle, which is both high quality and beautiful. Moreover, Gunter Wilhelm’s attention to details and fine workmanship add a layer of comfort and efficiency to increase your productivity in the kitchen.

gw-logoFounded in 2002, Gunter Wilhelm® is becoming a leading manufacturer of innovative high-end cutlery and cookware product lines.  Our products offer superior quality, and unmatched features at an affordable price.
Gunter Wilhelm® products are used by the iconic White House Chef Tour™ (White House, Vice President’s residence, Camp David etc.), executive, professional and celebrity chefs, top ranked restaurants and numerous passionate home cooks and chefs all over the world.

Our cutlery is made from X50CrMoV15 high carbon stainless German steel and features a patented triple-tang handle design. Our cookware is the first stick-resistant 5 Ply stainless steel on the market featuring a new and innovative design.

To design and manufacture the finest cutlery and cookware products for your kitchen. Whether you are an executive chef in a top restaurant or an enthusiastic home cook, Gunter Wilhelm products will be your best culinary friends in the kitchen. They will assist you to cook easier, healthier, and safer for you and your family.

Enter the Gunter Wilhelm Giveaway

Giving away one Gunter Wilhelm 8″ Chef’s Knife

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