May Newsletter 2018

May 2018

Welcome to the May eNews from the team at Home Sous Vide.

This month we’d like to give you one hot energy tip! If you want to start making more energy efficient choices and cut back on utility bills, the kitchen is a great place to start. And did you know that energy-efficient cooking appliances and changing the way you prepare food can make a real difference to the amount of energy you use?

That’s why we love sous vide!

But we often get asked what the energy consumption difference is between cranking up your oven versus turning on a sous vide circulator or water bath?

Unfortunately comparisons like these are never straight forward. Both ovens and sous vide’s use their greatest amount of energy heating to the set temperature. But we do know however, that oven temperature is quite difficult to regulate, especially every time you open the oven door to check on the chicken roast! Water on the other hand is known as a great transferrer of heat and is easily controlled.

But here is where things get interesting….

Sous vide circulators use very little energy to maintain the water temperature, and covered and insulated water baths use even less. And once it reaches the optimum temperature, running a sous vide water bath uses a fraction of energy compared to a conventional oven or cooktop.

The moral of the story – if you are using less electricity, this has got to be a good thing! Which is why sous vide is such a cool method of cooking.

In this issue:

Product Highlight – The Oliso Smart Hub

A little Culture – Homemade Yogurt Parfait

Simmer and Steam – Easy BBQ Pork Buns

Tip of the Month – Put a lid on it!

SMART COOL KITCHENS

We are proud to be able to offer the Oliso Smart Hub. It is the first all-in-one solution to sous vide which makes it so unique.

But what makes the Oliso a smart solution in your kitchen is it’s versatility. It can be used for so many different styles of cooking, including:

Poaching chicken in an Asian master stock

Searing crispy skin onto your sous vide salmon

Feeding the masses on a cold Saturday afternoon with hot soup

Steaming crisp fresh vegies

Proving Friday nights homemade pizza dough

Ice-cream making when a treat is in store

Adding some culture with home made yoghurt and cheese

Infusing refreshing tea – try Chai

Sprouting and germination in its cosy environment

Brewing – Craft Beer anyone?

Plus it only has a small energy footprint and is well suited to places that are space challenged.

We absolutely love this product. It’s certainly one of the most powerful, versatile tools in our kitchen.

See it in Action >>

HOMEMADE YOGHURT PARFAIT

It’s always a nice feeling to know that you have made something yourself. Yoghurt is one of those products that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Making it is easy too. All you have to do is set and forget!

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EASY BBQ PORK BUNS

Pork Buns are mysterious delights, but this recipe reveals how easy they are to make. Steamed or baked, these yummy warm morsels are perfect for the cooler nights.

Photo by Kent Wang – Kent Wang, CC BY-SA 2.0

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TIP OF THE MONTH

A lid on your waterbath reduces evaporation in those long slow cooks and provides a more efficient and accurate sous vide enviornment.