Easy Sheet Pan Dinner Recipes

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Easy Sheet Pan Dinner Recipes

Take the stress out of Christmas with these easy sheet pan dinner recipes. All you have to do is place your ingredients on the sheet pan, and let the oven do all the work. Reduce the number of utensils and dishes with just one pan to clean up!

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Rosemary-Garlic Pork Chops with Chickpeas

This One Pan Rosemary-Garlic Pork Chop is a quick and delicious meal that will become a solid part of your weekly meal plan. The beauty of it is that all of the ingredients are cooked in the same pan, reducing clean up time. Broil pork chops to achieve a crispy texture on the outside but maintain moisture inside. Ensure your pork chops are moist and not overcooked with the Mastrad Meat Thermometer. Grab a glass of vino and let Innovative bluetooth-enabled, wireless meat thermometer monitor your dishes completely wirelessly from distance.

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Baked Salmon with Asparagus and Dill Sauce

Searching for a low carb recipe? This Baked Salmon with asparagus and dill sauce is a great healthy 30-minute dinner recipe! The flavours of lemon and dill work beautifully to complement the salmon and asparagus. Alternatively, you can substitute the asparagus with any other fast cooking vegetables like zucchini or eggplant. Transfer your prized fish with the Atlantic Chef Large Fish Turner where its bevelled edge helps slide beneath delicate foods preventing them to fall apart.

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Sheet Pan Grilled Cheese

A crowd favourite! A simple, easy-to-alter recipe for fast and delicious sandwiches. In 10 minutes, you will have ooey gooey, golden brown grilled cheese sandwiches ready to serve. Cut into smaller portions for cheeezy appetisers to entertain your guest!

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Pesto Gnocchi

Crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside, this is what you get from your Pesto Gnocchi on a sheet pan. Gnocchi, an Italian pasta dumplings made with potatoes, egg and flour. Instead of boiling it, all you have to do is pop it on a baking sheet, skip the cheese and meat if you want to make it a vegetarian dish! Why not make a batch of homemade pesto and store them in these 3 piece La Parfait Jars . The jars feature the famous orange rubber seal which keeps the product air tight, allowing long-term preservation.

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Shrimp Scampi

This is for busy weekday nights! Perfect for an appetizer, or as a full meal, this easy Shrimp Scampi sheet pan meal combines shrimp with garlic butter sauce. Served it up with rice pilaf or roasted broccoli! The  Cuisinart 4 piece Cooking Set will make cooking a breeze, from draining your broccoli with the slotted turner or turning your shrimps during cooking.

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Carrot Sheet Cake

Nothing beats a homemade carrot cake from scratch. With a golden, nutty browned butter cream cheese frosting, this irresistible cake is taken to new levels of yum. Transport this yummy treat to a party with the Nordic Ware Cakes and Cupcakes Carrier. Its flat side accommodates mini cakes and rectangular cakes, while the reverse side features cupcake holders.

ToTT 12th Anniversary

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ToTT 12th Anniversary

ToTT store turns 12 this October! Celebrate 12 years of inspiring you to Cook, Bake and Host with exciting activities, exclusive classes and more! From 29 September to 30 October 2022, look forward to more rewards, promotions, and deals to enjoy both in-store and online!

Click here to find out more!

Storewide Discounts and Promotions

Be treated to ToTT Store’s much-anticipated $12 Deals with just $20* minimum purchase, Star Buys and up to 80% off selected products for the entire month of October. The anniversary bash will showcase great deals from brands like Cuisinart, Lava, Nachtmann and more!

Participate in ToTT Anniversary Lucky Draw with a minimum purchase of $50 in a single receipt and stand to win attractive prizes up to $1099. OCBC cardholders further enjoy storewide 10% off on all regular-priced (except for controlled-priced) items.

Star Buy: Cuisinart Professional Ice Cream and Gelato Maker (Promo $559, U.P. $985)

Make decadent ice cream, rich creamy gelato and light sorbet that your family will love, all in the comfort of your own home. The easy-to-use, fully automatic ice cream maker features a commercial-style compressor where you can churn batch after batch without the need to wait. It comes with 2 specialist mixing paddles, giving the perfect texture to your frozen dessert. Mix-ins can be added through the see-through lid while churning for unlimited flavour combinations.

Star Buy: Nachtmann Classix Lead Free Crystal Long Drink Set of 4pcs (Promo: $33, U.P. $50.90)

With their classic shapes and highly brilliant cut designs, this set of four whiskey tumblers includes four different cut variations to enrich your everyday life and add a touch of luxury and sparkle to your home bar or table setting.

$12 Purchase With Purchase Deal: Mastrad Stor’Eat Glass Rectangle Storage Box (U.P. $19.90)

Keep your craft space tidy and organised with your trusty muffin tin. Perfect for small miscellaneous pieces like buttons, pins, paper clips, beads etc. Pop some cupcake liners into each segment to make it easy to move around from one segment to another!

$120 Deal: Baking Bundle Set (U.P $185.20)

Achieve delectable results with this curated baking set. This 4 piece baking set consists of Jamie Oliver Non-Stick Round Springform Cake Tin, Mastrad Silicone One-Piece Spatula, Nordic Ware 6 piece Covered Bowl Set and Gobel Aluminium Non-Stick Baking Tray. Featuring durable and high-quality materials that ensure your bakes get all the attention it needs, from start to finish. This well-rounded set makes a good gift for the college student, apartment dweller or toaster-oven enthusiast.

Bake & Go

Calling all cookie fanatics, our Bake & Go classes are back again! Let your kids have fun while learning to bake and nurture their creativity! Bake & Go Anniversary Special is priced at $19 per pax (Members: $14.50). Limited slots!

Sign up here for Bake & Go classes

Anniversary Cooking Demo Classes

In collaboration with Instant Pot, let Chef Michele take you on a culinary journey as you learn how to prepare different cuisines. Prepare to roll up your sleeves and whip up a feast from French Duck Magaret to Japanese Homemade Udon using Instant Pot. All classes are priced at just $48. Participants will also stand a chance to win an Instant Pot air fryer worth $349 upon registration.

Sign up here for Anniversary Demo Classes

Ways to Maximise Your Muffin Tin

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Ways to Maximise Your Muffin Tin

Muffin tins are not just for baking anymore so let your imagination run wild with us! You don’t need to fill your trays with just muffin or cake batter these days. Let us guide you on how you can transform or repurpose your muffin tin for other uses.

Here are some different ways you can use a muffin or cupcake tin to make everything from taco bowls to storage holders.

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Condiments Holder

Jazz up your party by filling your muffin tin with your favourite toppings, condiments and garnishes. Not only it keeps everything tidy but the colourful presentation spruces up  any table. Don’t forget to add a spoon for easy scooping!

Shop: Nordic Ware Naturals® Nonstick 24 Cavity Petite Muffin Pan

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Taco Shells & Bowls

Make a taco bowl with a corn tortilla using the underside of a muffin tin as a mould and then bake it till its crispy and brown. You can also hold up hard taco shells when you are filling in. A perfect trick if you’re setting up a taco bar at a party!  

Shop: Jamie Oliver Non-Stick Muffin 12 Cups, Atlantic Green

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Giant ice cubes

Make large ice cubes with muffin tins, this is exceptionally useful for large pitchers or punch bowls. Toss in a few slices of fruit pieces for that extra boost of flavour. To release the cubes, run the bottom of the tray with a small bit of warm water.

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Organization & Storage holder

Keep your craft space tidy and organised with your trusty muffin tin. Perfect for small miscellaneous pieces like buttons, pins, paper clips, bead etc. Pop some cupcake liners into each segment to make it easy to move around from one segment to another!

Shop: Nordic Ware Compact Ovenware Muffin Pan

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Kids Learning Activity

A simple math activity you can do with muffin trays. You can teach them how to count by lining the tray with cupcake liners and writing random numbers. Give your child an assortment of buttons or other small objects and have them put the appropriate number into each muffin tin. You can customise the difficulty according to their skill level.

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Mini Planter

Do you have old muffin trays that you were about  to discard? Don’t let them go to waste! Use them  to hold small plants or flowers.  Flip over the muffin pan and punch holes in the bottom of each well or cup. Fill it up with soil, rocks and seed then water each one lightly!

Shop: Ibili Moka Non-Stick 12 Cups Muffin Pan

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Fondue Party

Make this fun fondue platter at home, using cheese, chocolate, or both! Place a variety of treats in each cup, creating an enjoyable eating experience. A fantastic date night idea with a difference!

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DIY Bath bombs

You have all of the ingredients for a bath bomb, but don’t want to spend extra for a mould? You can use muffin tins to create a super easy bath bomb mould. Fill the muffin tin up to the top, packing them in firmly, then level off. Allow about 4 hours to dry, then gently tap the tins and remove. It’s time to get fizzy!

Kitchen Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

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Kitchen Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Always wondered what to do with leftover wine or need to make a mean guacamole but you realised the avocado is not ripe. Leave the stress to us as we’ve got you covered. We have round up our Top 6  kitchen hacks that everyone budding chef should know!

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Squeeze citrus with tongs

No fancy kitchen gadgets needed for plenty of juice. All you need is a pair of kitchen tongs and half a lemon. This simple food hack is perfect if you want to drizzle some lemon over your freshly prepared chicken salad efficiently without dirtying your fingers!

Shop: Mastrad Stainless Steel Quick Tongs

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Portion your meat before freezing

Instead of thawing a whole portion of ground beef or pork, divide it up by using a rolling pin to flatten the meat in a ziplock bag. Simplyscore out portions using a chopstick to divide them into the number of portions your require. When you are ready to cook, just break off the portions you need!

Shop: Jamie Oliver Rolling Pin
ToTT Melamine Japanese Chopsticks Zephyr

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Freeze leftover wine or broth in an ice cube trays

Don’t dump the rest of that Pinot or allow it to oxidize in the fridge for weeks on end. Pour leftover wine or broth into an ice cube tray, once it has frozen, pop all the cubes out and store in a freezer-safe bag or other container. Take out one or more when needed!

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Ripe an avocado with a banana

To ripen an avocado using a banana, place unripe avocados inside a paper bag with a banana or two. This speeds up the ripening process. Moving the bag to a warm spot in the kitchen can add a further ripening boost.

Ripe bananas contain a natural plant hormone called ethylene, which triggers ripening in fruits. The paper bag traps the ethylene gas that is produced by the fruit and speeds up the ripening process.

Skim the fat

Spoon out excess fat from stocks, stews, and sauces by skimming a few ice cubes (wrapped in a paper towel, cheese cloth or using slotted spoon) along the surface of the liquid. The fat will coagulate around the cold ice cube and make it easier to lift out.

Make you own buttermilk

Have you encountered some recipes that called for buttermilk as an ingredient and you just need a small portion. Don’t need to panic!  All you need is one cup of milk and one tablespoon of lemon juice, combine them in a small bowl and let it sit 5 to 10 minutes or until mixture begins to curdle.

Dad-Approved Cocktails to Mix Up On Father’s Day

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Dad-Approved Cocktails to mix up on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner, so it’s time to impress him with your cocktail making prowess! Not sure how to make your own signature cocktail, why not try out some fabulous Father’s Day cocktails from the classic Old-Fashioned to the modern Avocado Daiquiri! Raise a glass to dad with these festive Father’s Day drink ideas.

1.Espresso Martini

If your dad loves both coffee and martini, this cocktail will definitely be top of his list. This sophisticated drink, with its distinctive, frothy top layer, is sure to impress. The best part is how quick and easy it is to make, all you need are four easy ingredients and a cocktail shaker.

Shop: Nachtmann Vivendi Set of 4pieces Crystal Martini Stemglass

2. Old Fashioned

If you are looking to whip up something classic for Dad this Father’s Day, make it an Old Fashioned. The old-fashioned is one of the best ways to dress up your favourite whiskey without significantly altering the taste. If you’re a traditionalist, you might prefer rye whiskey. The bourbon old-fashioned is a popular choice as well; it was the go-to style of whiskey for this iconic drink for years. Whichever whiskey you pour, the sweet, bitter, and fruit flavors added to the glass will enhance it nicely.

Shop: Chef & Sommelier 6-piece Set of Lima Old Fashioned Rocks Glass

3.Frozen Mango Magarita

Beat the heat and shake up a refreshing citrus drink to go along with your Father’s Day menu . Made with mango, tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice, this cooling and thirst quenching drink is the perfect addition to any summer bbq. Tip: Frozen mango margarita could also be made ahead of time. Place it into a sealable container, store it in the freezer, and then just stir it every now and then to keep it slushy.

Shop: Arcoroc Signature Set of 6 Cocktail/Martini Stemglass

4.Avocado Daiquiri

This super-smooth blended avocado daiquiri is a fantastic way to put your super riped avocado to use. In order to prepare it, simple just blend all ingredients until smooth. The combination is then poured into a cocktail glass garnished with a lime wedge.

Shop: Arcoroc Set of 6 Hurricane Cocktail Glass

5. Strawberry Mojito

If you are tired of the classic Mojito recipe, why not mix it up? Fizzy, minty, slightly sweet and packed with strawberries and lime, this Strawberry Mojito Cocktail recipe is refreshing and easy to make with ToTT 4 piece Cocktail Set. It comes with a transparent shaker, muddler, citrus reamer and jigger. These barware tools allow you to craft professional-level cocktails at home regardless of your mixology experience.

A Guide to Bread Making Tools

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A Guide to Bread Making Tools

Baking bread is relatively simple: Combine flour, water, yeast, and salt, proof it, pop it in the oven, and—voilà!— your very own homemade loaf. You might already have certain bread-making tools such as mixing bowls, measuring jugs and rolling pins however bread baking speciality tools can help you bake even better! Read on to find which bread-making tools and equipment you need.

1.Bread Proofing Basket

Ever wonder how artisan bread bakers get such perfect round loaves every single time? The secret is using a proofing basket. It helps to support and keep the shape and structure through their final rise. The natural rattan also leaves an attractive spiral pattern on the dough – a homespun aesthetic touch you will love.

Tip: Before first use, spray the inside slightly with an enzyme-free releasing agent to protect the rattan, and dust with flour. The basket can be cleaned every four weeks using a brush without water. To sanitise, simply place the basket in the oven for 20 minutes at 120° -140°C.

2. Cast Aluminium Loaf Pan

If you’re hoping to bake your bread into a sandwich loaf then a sturdy loaf pan is a must. These are necessary for quick breads and offer the perfect shape for a sturdy loaf bound for sandwiches. Nordic Ware Non-stick Classic Loaf Pan provides the ultimate in bread-baking perfection. This roomy loaf pan provides an even baking surface for a better rise to any bread recipe and can handle a 1 1/2-pound loaf. Its non-stick surface makes for extremely easy cleanup. Other than making quick breads, use them to make delicious marble or banana bread too!

3.Digital Weighing Scale

Too much flour packed into your measuring cup can make the bread dry and crumbly. With a scale, you will know exactly how much ingredient you’re using every single time. This eliminates a lot of uncertainty right off the bat and puts you in a position to control your bread and not the other way around! Safico Pro Digital Weighing Scale is a highly accurate digital scale that features a removable stainless steel platform, an easy to read LCD screen and gives accurate and precise measurements.

4.Bench Scraper

If you’re looking for a way to handle dough without it sticking to your hands, this essential tool is perfect for your kitchen. It’s great for scooping flour back into the dough, flipping your mixture upside down, pressing wet and dry ingredients together, cutting and portioning out dough. It can also double up as a cutting tool for other foods.

5. Bread Scorer / Baking Blade

No baker’s set of tools is complete without a high-quality bread scorer. The purpose is primarily to control the direction in which the bread will expand during “oven spring.” It can also be used decoratively to showcase a baker’s skill or indicate different bread varieties on a bakery display shelf. Score a beautifully risen dough before baking with durable Schneider Baker’s Blade. Its super-sharp razor blade will allow precision-shaped cuts on your loaves without deflating or pressing down the dough. Perfect addition for the enthusiastic bread baker.

Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste

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Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste

Food waste makes up about half of the average 1.5kg waste disposed by Singapore’s households  daily.  Most people don’t realize how much food they throw away every day — from uneaten leftovers to fruits and vegetables that could be eaten or repurposed. You can help reduce food waste by following these 5 easy tips in this article. Every little bit helps.

1. Shop Smart & Plan Ahead

Keep a list of what you have in your fridge, a quick way is to take a ‘shelfie’ (photo of your fridge and cupboard).Make a meal plan and a grocery list before you start shopping. This will help you to avoid over-buying, reduce impulse purchase and reduce food waste. Tend to forget what you need to get, let Securit chalkboards and chalk markers help you with it. Let them have a permanent place in your home, and start penning down what you need!

2. Store Food Correctly

Do you know that potatoes, cucumber and onions should not be refrigerated and should be kept at room temperature? Knowing how to store your food correctly can increase their shelf life and prevent them from premature ripening or rotting.

Stor’eat from Mastrad, connected storage system helps reduce waste and prevent food waste in households. Designed in borosilicate glass, they resist extreme temperatures (-20°; +400°C) and can go directly from the freezer to the oven as well as from the refrigerator to the microwave. You can even download the Stor’eat mobile app that makes these boxes smart and connected. Scan the QR codes located on the Stor’eat boxes https://bit.ly/3wRCtZ1 to optimize your storage and better control your supplies, remember expiration dates, and find your food quickly in your fridge, freezer or cupboard.  Less waste, for a sustainable consumption!

3. Pick the Uglies

Try some ugly fruits and vegetables and make use of food that might otherwise go to waste. Off-colour or misshapen fruit and vegetables are often thrown away because they don’t meet cosmetic standards. But in fact, they taste the same, if not better. The next time you visit the grocery store, do your part by choosing slightly imperfect produce at the grocery store, or better yet, directly from the local farmers.

4. Learn to Preserve

Food preservation is a skill that has been cultivated for hundreds of years and is still used today. Preservation methods prevent foods from going bad, save money, and can improve flavour. There are many ways to preserve foods – pickling, drying, canning, fermenting, freezing and curing are methods you can use to make food last longer.  Le Parfait Mason jars have been specifically designed for long-term food preservation and have been approved for use with foodstuffs worldwide since the 1930s. Use these jars for canning fruit preserves, packing snacks for a picnic, or even use as an everyday drinkware! The brilliantly clear glass provides a view of the freshness of food and drinks  drinks which will never stain or retain odours.

5. Pack a Meal

One of the simplest ways to avoid food waste on the go is to bring  along your home cooked Investing in quality food storage containers like Zebra Stainless Steel Food Carriers that is easy to clean and fuss free to carry around makes a huge difference. Not a morning person? Try making extra portions of evening meals to keep in the fridge as ready-to-go packed lunches can eliminate the need to spend extra time making lunch before work or school in the morning.

Essential Pasta Making Tools

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Essential Pasta Making Tools

Pasta is one of the most widely consumed foods around. Homemade pasta is incredibly tasty and filling without being overly indulgent. Did you know that fresh homemade pasta absorbs sauces better and taste better too!

We nailed down the essential tools you require to make, cook, and serve pasta at home the way we like to do it.

1. Imperia iPasta Detachable Noodle Maker

Making your homemade pasta is easy as 1-2-3 with the Imperia iPasta detachable Noodle Maker. Not only is it easy to use but your family will be able to taste the difference between homemade and store-bought pasta!

Imperia’s Italian chrome-plated steel noodle maker is a must-have to all pasta lovers around the world. Fuss-free, the machine clamps to the side of your table, leaving your hands free for feeding dough through the rollers onto the guiding tray. It is easy to use and clean and features an adjustment dial that lets you make six different types of pasta, including linguine, ravioli, tortellini and super thin spaghettini!

2. Cuisinart Pasta Roller and Cutter Attachment

Bring the taste of fresh pasta into your home with this Pasta Roller and Cutter Set that attaches directly to your Cuisinart Stand Mixer. The pasta sheet roller lets you make fresh lasagne or hand-cut pasta of different thicknesses, while the other two cutters make fettuccine or spaghetti. Homemade pasta will become an everyday affair!

3. Imperia Raviolamp, Ravioli Classici

Roll your way to homemade ravioli success with the same tool used by Italian home cooks. Simply roll out a sheet of dough, place it on the base, add your desired filling and cover it with another sheet. Lastly, gently roll the pin over to cut and seal it. Voila, you have your perfect homemade ravioli.

4. Lacor Beechwood Rolling Pin

If you’re making homemade fresh pasta without a machine, a rolling pin is crucial for getting the dough perfectly thin, especially if making filled pasta where the dough will double in thickness once cooked. Lacor Beechwood Rolling Pin tapered style is the shape choice for most professional chefs as it allows for more manoeuvrability and control.

5. Imperia Wooden Square Pasta Drying Rack, Stendipasta

The worst thing that can happen after making a delicious batch of fresh pasta is seeing them stick together and become a heap of pasta. Unlike a sheet tray, which will trap the dough’s humidity when it makes contact with the pan, a drying rack ensures air flows evenly all around your dough. Hang and dry fettuccine, spaghetti and pasta sheets thoroughly before storing in air-tight containers or for an hour or so if freezing for later use.

6. Zyliss Pasta Tongs

Tongs are essential to prevent the pasta from slipping away when you are trying to get them out of the pot or when serving. Zyliss Pasta Tongs will hold on to your pasta through the spaghetti forks and not let it slide through. Designed for single-handed use, it features silicone tips that are heat resistant up to 400° F. This makes them perfect for swirling things around and plating your noodles to a restaurant-level flare.

7. Jamie Oliver Wooden Pasta Spoon

Get ready for a spaghetti dinner with pasta utensils. This chunky funky Jamie Oliver Acacia wood pasta spoon is perfect for lifting and serving spaghetti and noodles. Made from solid Acacia wood, it is safe to use with non-stick cookware. The pronged design grips noodles and a central slot allows liquid to drain through. 

8. Microplane Premium Stainless Steel Zester

Need finely grated cheese for pasta? Nothing beats using a Microplane Zester. Simply take out your favourite Parmigiano-Reggiano block and rub it against the grater, directly over your plate of pasta. See the light wisps of cheese flutter down and start to melt on contact. This multi-purpose tool can also be used for grating garlic, ginger, zesting citrus too.

Bonus!

Join our hands-on pasta making classes and learn the basic techniques of rolling and shaping pasta. Learn to make your favourite Italian fettuccine, gnocchi or stuffed ravioli and more!

ToTT Junior Chef: Handmade Pasta & Chocolate Mousse
09 Apr 2022 | 11:00am to 1:00pm

Pasta Master Class
01 Apr 2022 | 11:00am to 1:00pm

Essential Kitchen Tools For Healthy Eating

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Essential Kitchen Tools For Healthy Eating

Have you been food binging during this festive season? Time to swap your diet and start eating healthy for a new me! From a spiralizer to a pair of herb scissors, we have rounded up a few essentials that can inspire you to eat more greens! Each one helps to simplify and shorten your food prep or cooking time.

1. Mastrad Multi Slicer Mandoline Green

You don’t have to learn any knife skills to achieve these precise cuts. With the Mastrad Multi Slicer Madoline, it comes with a set of five blades for grating, thinly slicing and cutting. Designed for safety, the tool features a food guard that keeps fingers away from the blade. Non-skid folding feet can be opened to elevate the stand, or collapsed inward for storage. Use this nifty tool to make creamy vegetable bakes or a salad in a jar!

Check out this recipe from Good House Keeping: Salad in a Jar

2.Benriner Vegetable Turning Slicer

With this vegetable-turning slicer, any vegetable can be cut into strands of different sizes within minutes. Made of Japanese highest grade steel, it consists of 3 interchangeable blades consisting of fine, medium and coarse. You can switch out the blades easily with the simple turning of the thumbscrew. A must have too for your CNY yu-sheng prep and skip those carbs by creating your own zucchini “pasta” if you have been having too many ba kwa. 

 

Check out this recipe from Tasty: Chicken Pesto and Zucchini Pasta

3. Westmark Herb Scissors

If you’re adding herbs to a meal when cooking, forget the knife and chopping board! Grab this lifesaver – Westmark Herb Scissors and simply chop a bunch in 1 quick snip! Made of stainless steel with ergonomic handles, the herb scissors have five stacked blades on each side, so it is easy to snip your herbs or scallions as small as you would like. If you’re worried about the scissors themselves being clogged with food fret not as they come with a cleaning comb.

4. Cuisinart 5L Digital Glass Steamer

Looking for a way to cook healthy food? Equip your kitchen with the Cuisinart Digital Glass Steamer. Steaming is a healthy and effective cooking technique because foods like vegetables retain their nutrients, as opposed to when they’re simmered in water where nutrients can leach out. The 5-liter glass cooking pot is large enough for family-size portions of vegetables, fish, chicken, rice, and more. Complete with digital LCD controls, you get full control of how you want to steam your food with pause and reheat functions

5. Zyliss Swift Dry Salad Spinner

With the Zyliss Swift Dry Salad Spinner to wash, clean, and dry your leafy greens, you might be inspired to eat more greens–and you won’t need to buy pricey bagged salads anymore. From prep to serve, it only takes a couple of steps, with just a single pump of the lever, you can effortlessly spin the water from your salad. Tight for time? This nifty gadget allows your salad to spin freely until it settles or use the brake button to stop the spin when it is convenient for you.

Eggs Cooking Skills

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Be an eggxpert in no time

The ToTT of being a Chef #1: The eggciting start

“What to cook first?” is a question that many will ask when they think about learning how to cook or planning to whip up a simple meal.

With our ever handy guides from gifting, equipment usage and even recipes, let us introduce you to our new series for aspiring chefs and bakers with “The ToTT of being a Chef”  Let us inspire you to Cook, Bake and Host from understanding the basics of creaming in baking to mastering how to perfect a soft boiled egg.  Not only will you get to enjoy hacks and tips from us, the series will recommend you the right tools to go along with your cooking or baking journey. 

One of the most basic ingredients in both cooking and baking is simply, the egg. This budget-friendly ingredient can be cooked in many ways and in this article, let us share with you the 7 most basic ways to cook an egg, ranging from oozy soft boiled eggs to a nice heartwarming omelette. 

The 7 most basic ways of cooking an egg

Don’t forget that these 7 ways of cooking an egg have varying levels of difficulty too despite being beginner friendly! Fear not, we have arranged them in order of difficulty, starting off with the 2 most basic ways of cooking an egg: Soft boiled and Hard boiled.

Soft Boiled Eggs

Soft boiling makes the yolk in eggs runny yet creamy, and eating it along with the delicate and soft egg white just makes it such a simple way of appreciating the natural flavours of an egg. 

Basic equipment needed: Slotted Spoon, Saucepan
Recipe: How to Make Soft Boiled Eggs Recipe 

Hard Boiled Eggs

Love a good Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich? Hard boiling makes the yolks moist, deep orange and more solidified compared to soft boiled eggs. It also ends up with more chewy egg whites and a milder taste due to longer cooking times. It is crucial to not overcook hard boiled eggs as it may cause a reaction between the iron in the yolk and the sulfur in the egg whites which results in an odor. 

Basic equipment needed: Slotted Spoon, Saucepan
Recipe: How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs 

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Sunny-Side Up Eggs

Other than catching the beautiful sunrise on a monday morning, why not prepare some sunny-side up eggs to catch as breakfast too! The sunny style of cooking eggs packs an even more succulent flavour due to the frying factor. The egg whites are mostly fried while the yolk remains translucent and raw, forming a contrasting yet balanced taste. 

Basic equipment needed: Non-stick Skillet, Small Ramekin, Slotted Turner

Recipe: Perfect Sunny-Side-Up Eggs Recipe

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Over Easy Eggs

Is this style of cooking an egg unfamiliar to you? You may have mistaken it for a sunny side up egg before. Over easy eggs are fried eggs cooked on both sides for a very short amount of time, until the egg whites are just about set and the yolk is still runny. Perfect to pair with toasts for your weekend brunch!

Basic equipment needed: Non-stick Skillet, Small Ramekin, Slotted Turner
Recipe: Perfect Eggs Over Easy Recipe

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Poached Eggs

It’s getting slightly more difficult now as poached eggs take the 5th spot on this list. Poached eggs taste very similar to soft boiled eggs, however, its texture and appearance is on a whole new level. It has an extremely soft and delicate texture with a runny yolk. Pair your perfectly poached eggs with hollandaise sauce, ham and you get your very own homemade eggs benedict!

Basic equipment needed: Slotted Spoon, Saucepan,  Ramekin, Sieve
Recipe: Poached Eggs: How to Poach an Egg Perfectly 

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Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs, a classic and a popular egg dish that is both delicate and fluffy! With a light and custardy texture, its taste is the perfect balance between light and strong,  as the egg whites and yolks are cooked into one.

Basic equipment needed: Non-stick Skillet, Mixing Bowl, Whisk
Recipe: How to Make Fluffy Moist Scrambled Eggs

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Omelette

At the end of the list, comes the omelette dish. It has the biggest room for customisation in terms of the ingredients used! Like scrambled eggs, an omelette also has the yolk and the whites combined into one  Omelettes are only folded at the end of cooking, which makes it more neat looking compared to scrambled eggs. Get ready to let your imagination run wild and experiment with different types of ingredients for this dish!

Basic equipment needed: Non-stick skillet, Silicone Spatula, Whisk, Mixing bowl, Chopping board
Recipe: How to Make an Omelette