For all the cooking enthusiasts out there, 2017 is the year. It is the year of finally using that brand new frying pan you bought last year, it is the year when you put your shiny plates to good use, and most importantly, 2017 is the year to cultivate good cooking habits – cook healthy, eat clean, and make the year an amazing cooking journey.

Choose Your Seasonings Wisely


Get rid of those prepackaged seasonings in your cupboard, really. It is time to start cooking and eating healthy. Replace them with fresh/dried herbs for a healthier choice – think thyme, rosemary, and basil. Also, if you are using sunflower oil or palm oil, switch them with canola oil or safflower oil, which are the lowest in saturated fats, trans fat and cholesterol.

Cooking Methods Matter


To be honest, most people love fried food – fried chicken, French fries, crispy calamari… But fried food, albeit tasty, gives you unnecessary fat and calories (and so much guilt). Substitute deep frying with stir frying, roasting, grilling, sautéing or steaming. These cooking methods use little or no oil, and are great alternatives to preparing your food, and at the same time helps lower cholesterol and calories. Another good thing about cooking using these methods is keeping its freshness and taste over a longer period of time, so you can bring it along to work, potluck dinners, and picnics. Slow cook stews in a portable Thermos® Shuttle Chef®, or pack your lunch in a Thermos® Food Jar. Do it your way and start a healthy diet today.

Make Your Own Stock


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A good stock is the basis to a good dish. Furthermore, homemade stocks are healthier and more nourishing than the ones you find off-the-shelf. It makes a great base for your soup, noodles, and countless other dishes. From chicken bones to beef bones, indulge in these four basic stocks by bon appétit and starting making your own today!

Create your own stocks with Thermos® Shuttle Chef® and enjoy hours of thermal cooking that requires little energy!

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