Home made pizza's and Chefs Toolbox sensation

How was your week?

We had a great one as it just flew..............it's now the weekend!!! YIPPEE!!!!

Not much happening our end, having said that Oscar's 5th birthday is coming up so I am prepping for that. It falls on Remembrance Day 11/11 so he's asked for an M&M's cake. Great. Shouldn't be too difficult, I hope!?


You'll see my new companion that helped achieve this crusty, super tasting pizza!!!!

Pear fruit salad porridge with cinnamon

Remember this post when I attended my first Chefs Toolbox party (with girlfriend Janet) and I fell in love with the cooking style these wonderful products proclaim? Guess who made it's way into our kitchen this week???

Ta da!!!!

This is any cooks best friend, whether you are a busy Mum like me, a novice in the kitchen or someone who likes to challenge themselves with the gourmet. The Chefs Toolbox Como Advanced Sauté pan is the most versatile piece of cookware available on the market!
This beauty can be used on the stove top or in the oven, I've used it for sautéing, baking, stewing, braising and even frying. I can't wait to do a roast in it and one of the slow cooking recipes found on their website.
It also has an extensive 10 year warranty, comprising the latest in non-stick technology, it makes for very healthy cooking with only the smallest amount of oil (if any) required. Now that's what I call value for money. 
Diameter: 28cm
Height: 7.6cm
Length: 40cm
Volume: 4L
Thickness: 5mm base; 5mm sides
Anyways, the reason why I love it so much is pictured below....the first picture is my Jamie Oliver saucepan (which I use to do my stove top porridges every morning). Last week I accidentally didn't stir it for a few minutes and this is what happened to the bottom of the pan. I had to scrub and scrub until all that burnt porridge was removed.....

Picture 2 is the porridge cooking in the CHEFS toolbox ALL BY ITSELF!!! I didn't have to stir it, I just placed the lid on it and went about my normal morning duties. What a life saver!!!

Picture 3 when I scraped all the porridge out and picture number 4 is the effortless washing up I had to do. Now that's my kinda of cookware!!!!

I have been doing my yoga moves and FYM workouts however have modified them a little for my neck and lower back issues of late. Here are some pics of my yoga moves.....

Morning snack
yogurt with fruit

Mixed platter of focaccia bread, dips, crackers, strawberries

We went to a play centre with Oscar's Kinda group today and managed to stay warm and out of the wet and cold day we had today. Disaster! Sunny and warm days last week and now punishing us again with our cold, wet and wintery days.

Afternoon snack
180 Nutrition coconut protein drink smoothie (added a banana)

CHEFS toolbox cont.....

Back to the amazing CHEFS toolbox sautee pan, it's cooked most of our meals this week. Here are our tuna burgers, which I typically shallow fry or oven bake. In this instance, I used the non stick surface power and placed the burgers directly inside the pan and gave them a quick browning, then placed the lid on and they cooked on top of the stove for 10 minutes! Easy peasy lemon squeezey!!!

Tuna Burgers
1 tin of tuna in brine or olive oil (reserve oil to cook burgers)
1 small onion
1 grated carrot
2 garlic cloves
1 cup cooked quinoa (or use rice, breadcrumbs etc...)
1/2 cup mashed potato (or try sweet potato)
2 tablespoons of freshly chopped parsley
1 tablespoon lemon juice
S&P to taste

Mix all ingredients together and shape into 12 rissoles (you can use flour or breadcrumbs to lightly coat). I typically let them set in the fridge for 30 minutes if not you can cook the rissoles in your preferred oil and cook until golden brown on both sides. Serve with a fresh salad or vegetables.

Ham and pineapple home made pizza's

I simply followed my other pizza recipe found here.

Go like Janet's Facebook page and check out Janet's website here and any further info you may need about this amazing product! I love it, so I don't need to sell it you! I've got it and have cooked all of our meals in it this week. Super practical and so easy to clean. I love my Jamie Oliver cookware but I have moved on.....

Have a sensational weekend until we meet again.

Xx Dani

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