Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Lovely goodie for one of YOU

Every now and then I get offers to share things with you.

A lot of the time these things are not the right fit for my readers.

This time though I have something that I think a LOT of you will see value in & so I said BRING IT ON!

It is super nice for me to be able to give something to YOU - my lovely readers!

Tefal sent me one of their kitchen gadgets this week called the 'Cook 4 me'.

It is like a super doop electric automatic Pressure cooker with super modern automatic programmes and STUFF! Who doesn't like stuff?!

It has over 80 preset recipes all with clear instructions (and you can change them easily if you wish as my 12yo did).

When I looked at it and read how it worked all I could think of was how ace it would be for kids to use.

It would also be great for a lot of families who juggle work.  Lots of the recipes are cooked in less than 20 minutes! AWESOME!

My 10yo was the first to use it.

I left him to it- I was interested to see if he could use it without my help.

He totally knocked out a Lemon Delicious pudding using the simple instructions.

He was very proud of his work.

That was round one.

Next was the 12yo.

He had a go at the Chicken Cacciatore.

But as a good child of mine he wanted to vary the recipe from what the machine told him.

His version is below.

So you know....if my 10yo & 12 yo can work it - and use it manually I reckon anyone can.

Well actually I am a FIRM believer in that ANYONE CAN COOK....they just need to be taught the basic skills. I have been teaching my kids since they were very little and they can cook fairly independently now.

I am so happy to think one of you guys will have this in your kitchen soon to help you!

DISCLAIMER:  Tefal gave me one of these appliances to use for myself (with no obligations) and one to share with my readers.  I thought this would be ace as I know lots of you would really LOVE this gadget & that it could help you cook great food.  

Giveaway open to Australian residents only on my Facebook page. now CLOSED

The gadget above came with a recipe.  My 12yo changed a few ingredients as he didn't like some of the ones they used and wanted to add others that weren't in it.
The salami adds a lovel richness and the capers are a genius touch!
  • 1kg chicken thigh, cut into large chunks
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 100g salami, sliced and then cut into cubes.
  • 2 cans diced tomato
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons kalamata olives
  • generous amount of fresh basil & parsley
  • olive oil
Heat a non stick pan to medium.  Add olive oil.

Fry onions & garlic till soft.

Add the Chicken and brown.

Add all other ingredients and stir through.

Cook for half an hour or until the chicken is cooked through.  (I like to cook it longer to get that lovely rich sauce)

Serve with rice or pasta.

New Iron & Wine album out this week.
LOVING this track & gorgeous video ~


  1. Omigod. As a single mother who's newly working for the first time ever/studying uni for the first time ever I NEED THIS. Time to investigate further and nut out a savings timeline. And to share it in hopes I win :p

  2. Omg loving that track too! Hoping I win this gadget, looks ace and how clever are your boys! xo

  3. When I shared this on Facebook my husband thought I was making a horrible joke as a Pressure Cooker Bomb was used in the tragic Boston Explosions. I was horrified when I realised. Very unfortunate timing. :(

  4. I reckon EVEN I could do that!! Great giveaway GG

  5. ooooohh i have a pork belly in chilli caramel sauce recipe that needs a pressure cooker to cook it !!

  6. What an amazing little machine! Love that your boys could use it without any help, I'm sure a lot of parents will love this!

  7. Loving your blog! I love how you also incorporate you tube clips, it's inspired me to do the same - great music taste by the way <3


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