People these days are on the go non-stop. Long gone are the days where most families come home from the day at work/school and eat a well balanced meal. More often than not people are eating on the go and oftentimes this leads to unhealthy “convenient” choices. One solution to this is to add so-called Superfoods to your diet — nutritionally dense foods that will provide you with a much needed boost and often confer other health benefits as well.
For many mere mortals, crispy fried food is their Kryptonite – it is high in harmful fat, but it tastes oh-so-good. While making smarter decisions on your food choices will benefit your health, there would be times when you just want that fried crunch. What to do?
Nowadays the home chef is faced with an ever-increasing array of choices when it comes to choosing a cooking oil when preparing fried foods. But to the healthy eating advocate, which types of oil are the most healthy — or at a minimum, which ones should we avoid?
What?? You’ve given up on your New Year’s resolution to lose weight already?!?! It’s only mid-February — you’ve still got 10 months left to go!!
Everybody needs a gentle nudge every now and then to stay motivated. But it’s a lot easier to stay motivated if you’ve got some half decent eats that won’t leave you reaching for the Pringles an hour later. (Sorry Pringles – we still love you).
Today I’m going to introduce you to 7 of the top food bloggers that will keep you inspired and give you some meal ideas to stick to your plan.
The wonderful thing about stir-frys is that they are so flexible. Throw any combination of meat and vegetables into your air fryer, add a bit of asian sauce for flavour, cook for 15 minutes and serve over rice — and you’re done! Following is one of my favourite stirfry variants. I call it Bangkok Chicken Stirfry because of the copious amounts of oyster sauce I use, which is a staple in Thai cooking. Serves four.
Thai Larb is a wonderful dish from Thailand that utilizes a great blend of ground beef, vegetables, and spices for a refreshing dish. This is the companion write-up to the video demonstration below made by Chef Ming Tsai using a T-fal Actifry air fryer. Serves four.
One of my favorite dishes to cook in my air fryer is this coconut prawn recipe. It really turns out great and has this amazing coconut-infused flavor especially if you use coconut oil when preparing it. Serves six.
I often get the question as to what type of oil is best to use in an air fryer. There are many different types of oil readily available to consumers in urban areas now. Everything ranging from regular ol’ canola or vegetable oils, varying qualities of olive oil, and the more premium oils such as avocado, coconut, and grape seed — and that’s just scratching the surface! While we all have our favorite oils for added flavor and health benefits, you must also consider which type of oil is best for the high temperatures of your air fryer.
The T-fal Actifry lineup of machines are extremely attractive, widely available and have an almost cult-like following when it comes to the air fryer community. This review is specifically written about my experience with the FZ7002 model, which is the entry level machine and is by far the most popular.
Air Fryers are incredibly easy to use, hence their surging popularity. That said, there are a few things to keep in mind to help your meals turn out great! That’s not to say that not following these tips would ruin an otherwise great meal, but it never hurts to take advice when available!