In my new Cappuccino Kitchen, I have installed the greatest thing! A steam oven which is a quick and healthy way to cook with steam and convection. Mine is a Jen-Aire which I am in love with. Why am I in love with a steam oven you may ask?
Its simple: no more harmful micro waves in my kitchen ever again! Everything cooks up quickly, crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. After a long days work in the studio and/or writing new recipes for Cherie Bender's Glitter Book of Magical Cooking, all I have to do is place a frozen, wild caught piece of fish, or organic chicken, or even frozen pasta, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, surrounded with organic veggies, place in an oven proof ceramic dish, and seasoned with fresh dill from my garden, ground pepper, sea salt, organic lemon zest and juice from one lemon and then I place the container with filtered water back in the lil' ole' steam oven, Voila! Within 20 minutes (time enough to walk my Japanese Chin puppies Dalai and Angel) I arrive back home to a delicious, healthy dinner cooked with no harm to me, my family, or my environment, and its virtually hands free!
I have been experimenting with my steam oven for the last few months and have found it to be a delightful, easy peasy nice n' breezy way to cook fresh and healthy, quickly.
There is very little danger of overcooking as the steam oven walks you through the whole process, giving you options to stop cooking or continue on for a few more minutes. Opening the oven door poses no danger whatsoever, just a little steam escaping, unlike the outdated microwave. Plus, you can adjust the seasonings to taste or add more time on as you please.
I will be writing some new recipes in the near future geared to this awesome way for busy people to prepare healthy meals, saving them time and money!
The Summer is for enjoying the good weather, outdoor pleasures and taking it easy, no? Using the steam oven is a fabulous new faster and health conscious cooking idea who's time has come. I can't wait to have my book published and ready with these newer recipes included. I envision a very near future of steam ovens in every kitchen, affordably. Just imagine coming home from working all day, to such an easy way of preparing healthy and nutritious dinners! You could languish in the tub or take a shower for 20 minutes knowing that all your cooking is being done safely. That is the most important part. My new steam oven recipes will be geared with all of this in mind, and of course I will also include my recipes for the gas convection oven as well.
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