How To Cook Green Beans

We explore the different ways to cook green beans and some delicious recipes for each method.

Start by topping and tailing your beans and then cook your beans using the method of your choice below.

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How to Cook Broccoli 3 Ways

We explore 3 ways to cook broccoli, and corresponding recipes for a variety of delicious broccoli-based dishes!

Blanching

This method involves lightly boiling broccoli and cooling it in an ice bath, for crisp, nutrient-rich broccoli.

How to Blanch Broccoli

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The Best Chicken Soup Recipe

The weather is getting colder and we turn to warm, nourishing meals in the evening. Why not prepare a chicken soup, nourishing for the body and soul? Recipe below.

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How To Perfectly Cook Pasta

Yes, everyone knows how to cook pasta, boil water, add a little salt and even oil, but did you know there’s a little more to cooking the perfect pasta? We share our tips below…

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How To Cook Salmon Fillets

There are two tried and true methods for cooking salmon – in the oven, or in a pan. We share our tips for cooking salmon both ways – then it’s up to you to decide.

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5 Ways To Cook Eggplant

Eggplant is a delicious and versatile vegetable with a rich, creamy center, great for use in a variety of cuisines and cooking methods. Due to its rich purple colour, it is also high in fibre, B Vitamins and phytonutrients, which help to remove free radicals from the body.

Below we share the most delicious ways to prepare eggplant, providing recipe suggestions for each of these methods.

What are you waiting for? Get cooking!

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5 Delicious Popcorn Recipes for your Netflix Marathon

With the memories of Summer fading, the nights getting shorter and the weather getting cooler; we head indoors.

What better way to spend cooler nights than watching Netflix – and what makes this even more enjoyable? Popcorn.

Salted Popcorn – Base recipe

  • – 1/4 cup oil
  • – 2/3 cup popcorn kernels

Make approx 20 cups popcorn

Add the oil and 3 kernels to a large pot with a glass lid. When the kernels have popped the pot’s temperature is up to heat. Add the rest of the kernels and take the pot off the heat. Wait 30 seconds. Put the pot back on the heat and shake occassionally until popping slows. After 2 mins take the lid off to let out any steam and keep the popcorn crisp. Sprinkle with salt and toss to coat.

Cheat: Use a popcorn maker. Simply add kernels to the popcorn maker and let it pop – it’s super quick and easy. Plus there’s no need to use butter or oil at all if you wanted a healthier alternative.

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3 Christmas Desserts That Will Wow Your Guests

It’s nearly that time of year where we gather with friends and family to celebrate Christmas, and the end of the year. Yet what gathering would be complete without a family feast, and delicious desserts to end the night.

We’ve compiled the 3 tastiest novelty Christmas desserts for you to easily recreate at home – with maximum wow factor!


Strawberry Santas

Simple, yet healthy(ish) these cute Santa can be enjoyed by all ages.

Cut out the stalk, place the large end down, chop the strawberry in half horizontally, pipe the middle with cream and add two chocolate dots (these are the eyes!). Then add a small dot of cream on the strawberries point, and there you have it – edible Santas!

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Trifle

A kiwi classic, this easy to prepare dessert is sure to wow your guests, especially if served in glass, where each layer is visible. Prepare custard and jelly (semi-set) and allow to cool. Layer sponge into the bottom of the glass. Then pour a small amount of sherry onto the sponge. Place a layer of fruit on top then pour jelly on top so it surrounds the fruit. Allow to set in the fridge. Finally pour over custard, then repeat the above steps. Our suggestion? Ditch the fruit this year in favour of baileys, strawberries, chocolate mousse, whipped cream and chocolate shavings – inspo below!

 

Christmas Pavlova

Christmas Pavlova is a real kiwi tradition – and luckily it’s simple to make. For the meringue simply whip together 4 egg whites and 1.25 cups of sugar, pour into a round shape and bake in the oven at 150 degrees for 1 hour. Add your own toppings such as lemon curd, strawberries or chocolate!

Stuck for time this Christmas? Why not order the WOOP Christmas box – guess what – we even make the Pavlova and its toppings, so Christmas dinner is made in 3 hours, not 3 days!