700W Hand Blender
New Year's Resolution:
'A promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year'*
New Year's Resolutions provide the perfect opportunity to set yourself a goal to which you will work towards throughout the year, making positive changes to your lifestyle that will (hopefully) extend into the years to come. For many, these intentions centre around starting a new activity, forming healthy habits, learning a new skill, or focussing greater effort on a particular area of life - for example, some may set themselves a goal to be more environmentally aware or to be more charitable.
Here at Dualit, we're kick starting the New Year by supporting you with your goals - whether you are looking to be more adventurous in the kitchen, wanting add more fruit and vegetables into your day or are set on reducing your food waste, we've put together some handy tips and tricks to ensure that you meet your targets this year.
Our first top tip for staying on track to reach your goals is to always be prepared. Save yourself money, time and effort by preparing healthy meals in large batches, portioning and then storing in the freezer until a later date. This way, if you're pressed for time or find yourself lacking a little motivation, you've already got a tasty meal prepared that helps to keep you on track.
Unused fresh vegetables make the perfect base for comforting soups and sauces. Simply boil or roast whatever vegetables you have to hand, add your favourite herbs and spices and then use the Dualit 700W Hand Blender to blend the mix into a thick puree. If you prefer a chunkier soup or sauce, pulse instead of blending until smooth to allow for a more textured finish. These can then be portioned into freezer safe bags or boxes and defrosted quickly in the microwave or in a pan over the hob when ready for use.
If your New Year's Resolution is to add more fruit and vegetables into your diet, try washing and preparing them straight away when first purchased. Items such as carrots and parsnips can brown if exposed to air, so be sure to store in an airtight container (or cover with water) to prevent this. Having a selection of pre-prepared produce in the fridge is a great way to make quick and easy meals - grab a handful or two of your favourite vegetables and add to everyday dinners like casseroles, pasta, curries or roasts. Similarly, stir fry these with soy sauce (or coconut aminos), sesame oil, ginger and garlic and serve with brown rice or noodles and your choice of protein for a 10 minute meal!
For those hoping to reduce food waste this year, we've also collated some of our recommendations to use slightly stale store cupboard items.
Crackers can be refreshed by baking on a low heat on a parchment lined baking tray for approximately 15 minutes. Once finished, allow to cool completely and then follow storage instructions given on the packet. Alternatively, splash with a little water and place in a microwave for 2-3 minutes. This method should bring the 'snap back into your cracker', though can also be used for plain biscuits such as rich tea or digestive biscuits. Serve with cheese, leftover dips or homemade Salmon Paté.
Bread or enriched dough pastries and bakes (such as panettone and brioche) can be made into Bread-and-Butter Pudding. Add milk, eggs, sugar and spices and bake in the oven until golden brown. Serve with Vanilla Custard or ice cream and enjoy.
This year, Dualit encourages you to focus your New Year's Resolutions on things that make you feel good from the inside. A balanced diet is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, helping you to feel your very best.
Here are a few of our favourite recipes to help you on your way!
A rich, roasted, tomato based sauce that's as versatile as it is tasty!
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Seasonal mixed vegetables, roasted in honey or agave syrup until sticky and golden brown.
Spicy refried beans made with smoked paprika and red chilli .
Roasted peppers, onion and garlic come together with honey or agave syrup to make a simple and...
A spicy chilli bean sauce made with fresh tomatoes, perfect for using up any tins in your cupboard.
Make a healthy, low-fat, filling breakfast with this vegan smoothie bowl and keep the hunger at...
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