The contest has ended – a HUGE congratulations to Kiran, with this phenomenal offer:
Starter: Thai mock chicken salad marinated in nam prik pao tucked into wanton cups
Main: authentic Singaporean laksa (as i am Singaporean and we know how to take a mean laksa down) 😉
Side: rendang (spicy gravy simmered in chilli and Indonesian spices) with a side of baguette
Dessert: mango sticky rice (kheo neaw) and to wash it all down, a cool drink of Thai chai yen.
I love Asian food and am not very good at making it properly, so to have it made for me authentically is fabulous. So many other options were amazing – I was nearly swayed by a vegetarian pho! The meat ones obviously weren’t my thing, but just about everything else had me drooling on my keyboard. You’re all invited for dinner!
Thanks so much for entering 🙂
I’m really rather partial to kitchen gadgets, though I don’t have many. I liked to do things by hand until I had two small children… now I’m looking to cut back on everything so I can hang out with them more. I hadn’t even heard of the HomeCooker before I received an email about it, so I ducked over to have a look. It cuts, cooks and stirs for me? Runs on a timer? Sautees and steams? All while I’m busy doing other things? I am sold.
I do find the thing I’m lacking the most these days is time, no matter how hard I pare down all the things in the land so I can have more of it. I like how the HomeCooker was created for busy people to get a home-made dinner on the table even when you feel like you’re going to go crazy if you have to perform even one more domestic duty that day. I have found it useful for so many things – stirring risotto, making soup, steaming vegetables and I’m yet to make custard, but that’s next on my list! I have made granola, roasted beets (oh my god, the roasted beets – perfectly grilled on each side and I was making a batch every couple of days for a while there…), curry, chutney, ratatouille – half the cookbook that comes with it, it seems!
It has also been invaluable on those days when I get in the kitchen and cook several things at once to stock up for the week. I can get twice as much done as I usually do, and then find that it will make dinner for me as well! It’s also great for after-work meals on Wednesdays when we’ve all had a big day out of the house. Nothing burns, nothing spills, nothing boils over. Just so damn handy, if I may be so bold.
I love it. It’s bulky and it takes up a fair bit of bench space, but I don’t mind. It’s not like I have the cupboard space for it anyway! I could take the steamer and pasta baskets out but I may as well keep them there, they’re out of the way. The beep to signify the timer has finished is really rather piercing, but it’s only annoying if you leave the house to get something and the rest of the people in the house don’t know how to turn it off in your absence… heheh.
So here’s what you get with the HomeCooker:
- The HomeCooker allows you to leave during cooking
- Always the exact temperature you need
- Timer up to 99 minutes, with ready signal
- Automatic shut down
- Cutting and slicing directly into the pan
- XL feeding tube for all your ingredients
- Unique combination for perfect end result
- Pasta insert, steaming basket and tray for different recipes
- Jamie Oliver recipebook full of variety and inspiration
- Two cutting and slicing speeds
- Five different discs that slice, shred and julienne
You can see a bunch of other reviews (including recipes and video of mums trying it out) here.
Want one?! Sure you do! I have one Philips Jamie Oliver HomeCooker with Cutting Tower worth $529.95 to give away to a lucky reader.
For your entry, please leave a comment telling me what you would cook in it if I was coming to dinner. Whatever sounds the best to me wins!
You must be an Australian resident, and the competition closes Friday March 22 at 5pm Queensland time. This is a game of skill, not chance.
PLEASE (I’ve had such trouble with this lately!) ensure you are contactable. If you sign in with a Facebook account, I cannot contact you. Please either leave a current email address in the body of the comment, or email it to me at stacey @ theveggiemama.com if you’re not cool with it being seen.
Good luck! I’m hungry.