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How to Use Immersion Blenders?

How to Use Immersion Blenders?

We can buy an immersion blender with even a meager amount of twenty dollars and this blender can be used easily for food preparation being a handy device. This device is being used widely due to its wide ranging abilities for food preparation. Be it soups or ice drinks, whisking eggs or cream, chopping vegetables or fruits, or simply pureeing baby food; the immersion blender can help us in all these items.

Soups can easily be made with the immersion blenders these days. This blender does a great job when it comes to blending potatoes into soup bases which later on turn into creamier soup even without using any cornstarch or flour. In addition to this, there is a lot you can make through this blender such as baby food, hummus, whisked cream, smoothies, and even mayonnaise. Whether you need to make purees, blend, whisk, or froth, this tool does the right job for you in the kitchen.

Some of the immersion blenders do a plenty of tasks because they are available with replaceable heads so they can perform multiple tasks with it. There are the basic models in the immersion blender which perform beating and chopping. On the other hand, some other models have attachments for countertop mixer and you do not need to buy a mixer separately. Some blenders even make it easy to perform milk frothing and hence eliminate the need to keep food processors. For further information on immersion blenders and their reviews, visit: chooseblender.com/best-immersion-hand-blender-reviews.

If you have an immersion blender than using it is as simple as keeping it down into a pot or bowl, submerging it into the food, and switching on. There is a feature in this appliance that allows it to go deep up to eight inches into the water or liquid for making any food item.  These blenders are suitable when processing large amount of foods and even using tall pots.

Immersion blenders are lightweight, handy, and compact and at the same time much convenient to use which are generally not possible even with conventional handheld mixers. Washing or cleaning such types of blenders is also easy once the task is finished. You can just detach the blending head from the motor and rinse under water or wash using a dishwasher. Blades are made of stainless steel and quality is so high that we cannot expect rusting.

Cooks are now used to the immersion blender and hence keep this gadget in their kitchen. These blenders are performing multiple tasks for them so they are using it in the kitchen. If we talk about the price then even it is affordable which makes them a preferred choice for many.

Simple Chocolate Cake in a Pressure Cooker

Simple Chocolate Cake in a Pressure Cooker

Pressure cooker is a very useful appliance to have in your kitchen. It is popular among many cooks owing to the fact that it saves much time and energy in cooking food. Pressure cooking reduces cooking time and cooking energy by over 70% as compared to other conventional methods of cooking. Did you know that a pressure cooker can also be used for baking? What’s more? It produces the same results as an oven would. This fact is especially helpful for those who do not have an oven. I am giving an easy chocolate cake recipe for you to try in your pressure cooker. Once you have had success with this recipe, you can try other recipes as well. Any recipe that works for an oven will work with a pressure cooker as well.

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

  1.    Flour 1 cup
  2.    Granulated sugar 1 cup
  3.    Cocoa powder ½ cups
  4.    Eggs 2
  5.    Milk ¼ cup
  6.    Oil or butter ¼ cup
  7.    Baking powder 1 ½ tsp
  8.    Vanilla essence ½ tsp
  9.    Salt 1 pinch

Method:

  1.    In a large bowl, first combine all the dry ingredients, flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  2.    Add in the liquid ingredients, eggs, milk, oil and vanilla essence and mix by a hand whisk or a mixer or blender.
  3.    Grease a baking dish and transfer the contents into the dish.
  4.    Heat the pressure cooker without anything inside it, on high flame for 3 to 4 minutes with the lid closed and gasket removed. We are not pressure cooking because we have not added water.
  5.    The best pressure cooker of 2017 comes with a metal stand. Place the stand on the base of the cooker and your baking dish over it. If you don’t have a metal stand, you can use a steel plate. If that is not available either, you can place some flat medium sized stones on the base before putting the baking dish over it. The purpose is to avoid direct contact with the base. The sides of the baking dish should not come in contact with the walls of the cooker either.
  6.    Close the lid (without pressure) and cook on low flame for about 30 minutes.
  7.    Turn off the flame. To check if the cake is done, insert a toothpick vertically into the center of the cake. If it comes out clear, your cake is done. If not, close the lid and cook till it’s done.
  8.    Keep checking at intervals, to avoid overcooking or burning.

This recipe will yield a cake so yummy and moist you’ll be making it again and again. You can also try more complicated cake recipes with your pressure cooker once you get the hang of it.

Top 5 best Golf shoes for women 2017

Top 5 best Golf shoes for women 2017

Golf is a game which requires precision and technique. The best golfers are especially careful about their equipment because even the tiny flaws can lead to a bad swing of the club. They need to maintain a stable and firm hold on the ground to make a good swing. For this reason they need to have the most comfortable pair of golf shoes which fits them perfectly. Golf shoes designed for women are not much different than those designed for men. The sizes are somewhat smaller and the design more feminine but other than that they are quite similar. If you are looking for a new pair of golf shoes you have come to the right place. Here we have researched and put together a list of the best women golf shoes 2017.

1.   Adidas Women’s Adipower Boost             

        

Price $129

With “Boost” cushioning technology, this model provides maximum comfort and strength. Its “boost” foam cushioning involves TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) energy capsules to enhance performance and strength as the golfer makes his swing. Boost foam maintains its quality performance even in extreme weathers. Its fitfoam ® PU sockliner provides a comfortable fit for all golfers. On its outsole, it has gripmore spikes of different sizes to provide more stability and firm hold on the golf course.

2.     Ashworth Ladies Cardiff Adc Golf Shoes           

Price $103

Its leather upper and soft EVA midsole provides with maximum cushioning and comfort. With this shoe, you will have a little more space around your toe making it comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. Its spikeless sole provides you with a firm hold on the ground even in rainy weathers. This model comes with a 2 year waterproof warranty.

3.     Callaway Women’s Solaire Golf Shoe           

     

Price $56

This model is an excellent choice for female golfers looking for something fashionable and comfortable to wear. It has Dura-Rubber traction control lugs to maintain firm grip on the ground and prevent slipping while making the perfect swing. On the upper, it has an Opti-Vent mesh liner to provide breathability. Its Opti-Soft EVA midsole provide flexibility during walking or making a swing.

4.     ECCO Women’s Biom G2 Golf Shoe       

ECCO Women's Biom G2 Golf Shoe              

Price $190

It provides you with lightweight leather upper, treated with hydromax, which is both, weather resistant and comfortable. Manufactured uniquely after research and testing on a large group of golfers, it provides with maximum support and firm hold on the golf course. This golf shoe insole comes with silicone printing to prevent unwanted movement of foot during a swing. For more reviews and top collection of ladies golf shoes for women visit this page.

5.     Nike Women’s Lunar Duet Sports Golf Shoe            

Nike Women’s Lunar Duet Sports Golf Shoe         

Price $39

This ladies golf shoe model is uniquely designed for female golfers who are not willing to compromise on comfort, performance and style. Even with a cheaper price tag, they provide the functionality of any good pair of golf shoe. The Lunar Duet provides with cushioning along with being lightweight. Its outsole provides maximum grip on the ground with its pressure mapped rubber traction lugs. It comes with a canvas upper available in a variety of different colors. The company gives a 1 year waterproof warranty with the product.

We hope this article was helpful for you in deciding which pair of golf shoes is perfect for you.

5 Useful Tips on Waist Training

5 Useful Tips on Waist Training

You might be aware of the waist training fashion becoming increasingly popular in the market today. More and more people, men and women alike, are ordering it now. All this hype was created by its use by some popular celebrities like Jessica Alba and Kim Kardashian who claim of its effectiveness. There are numerous benefits of waist training but if you are new to the program, you must be careful about a few things to ensure that you are using your waist trainer properly in order to increase its effectiveness and comfort of use.

Get the right size

Size is very important when choosing your waist trainer for women. Make sure you get a waist trainer that fits you perfectly. If you get one that’s too loose it would be uncomfortable to wear in addition to being ineffective. If you get one that’s too tight you are risking yourself of possible bodily harm. For this reason we recommend taking your waist measurements in the morning, before breakfast, so that your measurements are accurate and unaffected by any changes that may result after eating. Get a waist trainer that’s 4-7 inches smaller than your actual waist size and not more than that because otherwise it will be too tight.

Get one that fits your body type

Corsets come in different styles. It is very important to select one that fits your body type so that you feel comfortable while wearing it and to achieve maximum results. Waist trainers come in 3 lengths, standard (for women with torso lengths between 9” to 11”), long (for women with torso lengths greater than the range mentioned for standard) and short (for women with torso lengths shorter than that). In addition to size, corsets are available in different shapes and curves; you need to decide among these keeping in mind your body type and your experience in waist training. Waist trainers are also available in different fabrics. I found out that this site was helpful in buying the best waist trainer for me. Again, it is entirely dependent on you which fabric you choose keeping in mind the level of comfort and style you are looking for. It also depends on whether you are wearing it under your clothes or over them.

Start slow

Do not start wearing your corset for extended hours right from the beginning. Start slow, to build tolerance, and then work your way up.  In the beginning, only wear your corset for 1.5 to 2 hours a day. Gradually increase this time to 6-8 hours a day over a course of 10 to 14 days. Also, do not tighten your lace down all at once, give it time and tighten it slowly over a course of days or weeks. Tightening your lace down too much too soon not only damages the corset but yourself as well.

Exercise and diet

Complement your waist training with healthy diet and proper exercise. If you want to lose weight, do not just rely on waist training. Exercise and diet are just as important. Some waist trainers are designed to be used during exercise to achieve faster results.

Discontinue if you feel uncomfortable

Your health is more important than waist training. Therefore if you feel uncomfortable, do not push yourself, take it off and discontinue its use. If you experience any numbness in your legs, sharp muscle pains, shortness of breath or pinching discontinue its use right away and consult an expert.

How to choose the best food processor to buy?

How to choose the best food processor to buy?

Food processor can make tasks like chopping, grating, blending, mixing and pureeing much simpler and save a lot of your time and energy spent in the kitchen. Once you buy it and get the hang of it, it will become a crucial piece of tool in your kitchen that you will not be able to do without. If you don’t already own a food processor or if you want to buy a new one, you need to do some research to be able to spend your money in the right place. You will need to go through a couple of food processor reviews to decide which product meets your requirements best. There are some features that you need to keep in mind when choosing which food processor to buy.

Attachments

Food processors usually come with a wide variety of attachments for shredding, slicing, grating. Some like the Braun K650 Multiquick even come with citrus juicer and press. If you want to make for yourself smoothies and soups often, then you might want to spend a little more and buy a food processor with a jug blender attachment. Some come with the attachment of a dough blade used specially for kneading dough. The decision on what type of food processor you want to buy depends entirely on what your requirements are and the amount of money you are willing to spend.

Size

In addition to the attachments, you also need to think in terms of what size and capacity you require for your food processor.  You should have to read couple of reviews of the best food processor of 2017 to see what capacity they offer. If you have a big family and make food in large quantities you need one with a large capacity of over 4 liters at the very least. If you have a small family then you would want to buy one with smaller capacity to save money and space. In addition to what your requirements are, you also need to keep in consideration the size of your kitchen and counter-top space. If you have ample amount of spare space go for a large capacity food processor.

Power

Another feature in question is the power of your food processor. If you want it to perform strong tasks like making butter and kneading dough you would want one with a higher power of at least 600 watts. If your food processor is of smaller power and you are trying to perform these strong tasks there might be a risk of burning of motors. If however you have a small capacity food processor, lower power might be acceptable.

Functions

Most of the conventional food processors come with only one motor speed. Some like Braun K650 Multiquick come with different motor speeds to choose from. Most good food processors have a ‘pulse’ option if you want to grind or chop something coarsely. Look for a food processor that has dishwasher safe parts to make cleaning simpler. You will love to learn about baby food processor and top picks by visit this website.

Price

As with any other product, the best food processors will be the most expensive. You need to ask yourself how much money you are willing to spend.