5 Foods We Need… to Keep Us Fit and In Shape

Nutritious Foods Keeping Us Fit and Healthy

To be physically fit and always in shape, we should have some fresh and protein intakes. As reported by Magforwomen site, below is a detailed explanation of the foods that must be consumed to keep our body fit always:

1. Fresh fruits
Not only they prevent us from dehydration, but eating fruits also assist to boost our energy levels.

2. Coconut water
In addition to relieving thirst and providing energy for our body, coconut water is also beneficial to remove toxins from the body.

3. Meat
Meat has a tyrosine content that helps in the synthesis of dopamine and norepinephrine, both of which are required by our brain function to keep it well-oiled and working. In addition, meat also provides enough energy for our activities during the day.

4. Fish
Fish is rich in calcium which can help boost our energy levels.

5. Wheat
Eating wheat/oats can help keep our blood sugar in balance, so it can provide constant energy that our body needs every day.

Nutritious and Healthy Foods

Designing Commercial Kitchen

Designing commercial kitchen should incorporate both food flow and selecting the correct equipment for the most appropriate job. Most people are often under a delusion that commercial kitchen can be straightforwardly designed and prefer not to hire a kitchen professional like us – Ellane Chefer. We highly recommend you to contact us if you are unsure about designing commercial kitchen as understanding the fundamentals are extremely imperative, and we would discuss some of them in this article to assist you.

Part 1 – Food Flow

Commercial kitchen should be designed to handle events that occur as part of food preparation in sequential order. It sounds simple, but you would be surprised to learn how many food service facilities (both independent and franchise chain establishments alike) are designed without keeping this key principle in mind.
Design Commercial Kitchen Layout
Let’s look at how this concept is applied to the design of a kitchen (refer to the above kitchen layout):

1. Delivery of Raw Products

The first thing that occurs in the preparation of food is the delivery and acceptance of the raw food products.

2. Storing of Raw Products

Once the product is accepted, it will have to be stored either in the cooler or freezer, or in the dry storage area. Already we have established that the receiving and storage areas have a critical relationship and should be located adjacent to one another. In a typical design, it would be counter productive to locate the receiving and storage areas on opposite sides of the facility.

3. Preparation

Next, the food will require preparation work. The preparation area should be adjacent to the refrigerated and frozen storage areas. Once this work is completed, the food can go in one of two directions: back to refrigerated storage for later use or to the production area for cooking.

You can see that our flow patterns are developing, however this does not stop here. In our next article, we will talk more on the next flow of events. Keep in tune with Ellane Chefer blog!
Food Preparation with Chef at Kitchen

Be Amazed with Potato Curl

Making Potato Curl, Say Goodbye to French Fries

CuRLieS your fries easily with Potato Curl & say ByE-ByE to French Fries! Do you want to change plain potato into a full of FUN and tasty snack in just 10 seconds ? Look no further because we want you to TRY out our newest product offering, meet Chefer “POTATO CURL” ! The revolutionary and FUN way to eat potatoes !

Transforming an ordinary potato into Potato Curl is as easy as 1-2-3! Imagine your own hand-made creation of beautiful and precise curl, spiral cuts of potatoes. Potato Curl is designed with perfection of precision and quality, equipped with the best Swiss-engineered slicing disc blade that is ground, hardened, leathered and hand polished to razor sharpness using only the finest quality stainless steel material.

Potato Curl Machine

Potato Curl will be no doubt the most popular street snack sold around the world today. We already have happy customers proven around the world including children because Potato Curl is fUN and ExCiTiNG! Find out more today about Chefer Potato Curl from us. Contact us now to grab your Potato Curl machine and start your own business today!

Children Love Potato Curl, We Love Potato Curl, Say Goodbye to French Fries

Induction Technology is Making a Buzz

We heard a lot of buzz going on about the next best thing in the Food & Beverage industry: Cooking with induction cook top equipments. Induction cooking is not a radical brand new technology – it has long been widely used around the world, both by professionals and homeowners. But in the last few years this technology has improved so much and the costs have simultaneously dropped so much as well. This leads to the proliferation of the use of induction technology, not only for commercial cooking but also in home industry.

Chef Cooking with Induction Technology

Unlike traditional cooking methods that involve either chemical like gas, wood, coal or electric, to generate and transfer the heat to the cooking vessels, induction cooking does not involve generating heat. Induction technology makes the cooking vessel itself the original generator of the cooking heat.

How does an induction cooker do that? Put simply, an induction-cooker element (what on a gas stove would be called a “burner”) is a powerful, high-frequency electromagnet, with the electromagnetism generated by sophisticated electronics in the “element” under the unit’s ceramic surface.

Induction Cooking Process Flow Diagram

When a good-sized piece of magnetic material, such as, a cast-iron skillet is placed in the magnetic field that the element is generating, the field transfers (“induces”) energy into that metal. That transferred energy causes the metal – the cooking vessel – to become hot. By controlling the strength of the electromagnetic field, we can control the amount of heat being generated in the cooking vessel and we can change that amount instantaneously.

Ellane & Chefer are specialists in induction cooking and commercial kitchen equipments. If you have any inquiry regarding this, please feel free to contact one of our consultants who will be able assist you further.

Baking the Perfect Belgian Waffles

You may have been looking for a great Belgian Waffle recipe for a long time. Almost all of the ones we tried were good but they were never as good as we knew they could be. A perfect waffle is crispy on the outside and light tender on the inside, we do not want them to become cakey or heavy.

Challenged enough to create a perfect Belgian Waffle? Below is a simple recipe, perfect for occasional treats with our family and friends. Waffles are awesome served with warm maple syrup or our favourite flavours of syrup, topped with sliced fresh berries, bananas and some yummy vanilla ice cream.

Makes 7 Belgian Waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted

Preparation

  • Combine flour, leaveners, salt and sugar and whisk to mix. Add water, egg yolks and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Whisk in melted butter.
  • Beat egg whites in another bowl to stiff peaks, then fold into batter, half at a time.
  • At first, it will seem very lumpy, but keep folding and it will smooth out.
  • Warm up your Ellane Belgian Waffle Baker and pour the waffle batter into it. Bake for approximately 5 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve hot with fresh sliced strawberries, blueberries, bananas, warm syrup and vanilla ice cream.

Different Methods of Cooking

Idul Fitri Festival celebration 2010 only seems like yesterday – it was precious time of the year as we encompassed the opportunity to express clemency and compassion with our families, partners, friends and colleagues. This new month, all of us should be fully recharged, energised and fresh as we are moving towards the end of year 2010.

Family Cooking is Fun

Nothing bonds loved ones together as much as a shared meal. And cooking those meals together holds the potential to strengthen those. “Cooking” is the application of heat to food. Cooking is normally done either in an oven or on a cooktop of some sort: gas or electric, though occasionally a grill or griddle is used.

The two basic methods in modern times have been the chemical and the electrical: one either burns some combustible substance such as wood, coal, or gas, or one runs an electrical current through a resistance element (that, for instance, is how toasters work), whether in a “coil” or, more recently, inside a halogen-filled bulb.

Cooking Method With Gas and Chinese Wok, Gas Cooking, Traditional Cooking Technique

Microwaving, an oven-only technology, is a third method, wherein the heat is generated directly in the food itself. It cooks food by dielectric heating by using microwave radiation to heat water and polarised molecules within the food. The excitation is fairly uniform, leading to food being more evenly heated throughout than generally occurs in other cooking techniques.

Egg On Induction Cooktop, Induction Cooking, Induction Cooktop

Least but not last method, which increasingly becomes more and more popular and valued these days is induction cooking. Induction is a completely different method from all other cooking technologies – it does not involve generating heat which is then transferred to the cooking vessel / pot, instead it makes the cooking vessel / pot itself the original generator of the cooking heat.

Is Induction the right cooking technology for you to start adopting? Please feel free to consult your cooking equipment requirements with us, simply because we are a leading induction technology adopter. Our Induction Warmers and Chafers are simply the best of the best breed of what exists in the market to date.

What is Your Favourite Ramadan 2010 Food?

Ramadan 2010 is just around the corner, its first day starting on 11 August until 9 September. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and marks the first revelation of the Quran, Islam’s holy scripture, to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel.

From the first light until sunset, we fast by abstaining from food, drink and intimate relations. We also try to avoid anger and verbal conflicts, negative thoughts and sinful actions. Ramadan is a month of worship full of prosperity, spirituality and forgiveness.

We are honoured to invite you all to discuss here all traditional delicacies that are usually prepared during the auspicious month of Ramadan at Iftar, often called “buka puasa”, which means “to open the fast”.

The principle of breaking fast is very advisable that we eat food that is easily digested, so it does not upset our stomach that has been resting for so long. High calorific value and fluid food will help recover our stamina and substitute for a lot of wasted fluid from our body during the day.

Eating dates (“kurma”) and drinking a sip of water can be the first two things we can do when breaking fast. Besides the health benefit, both are able to immediately recover the weak condition of our body. Another old-time favourite food and drink that we all love is braised banana with palm sugar and coconut gravy (“kolak pisang”)

”Kolak pisang” is a local dessert that we should all be familiar with throughout Indonesia’s vast archipelago. Some hotels, cafes and restaurants put this sweet dessert on their everyday menu list. To make it ourselves, it only requires a few easy and simple steps. Will this be one of your favourites during this Ramadan season? What is your favourite Ramadan 2010 food?

Bubur Kacang Hijau with Cheese Recipe

Bubur kacang hijau with cheese is an Indonesian dessert made from mung beans with coconut milk and palm sugar or cane sugar. The beans are boiled until soft, and sugar and coconut milk are added. Grated cheese is sprinkled at the top before serving to add some richness and bring more flavours.

To save your gas bills by reducing the consumption of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), we highly recommend the use of our innovative product called Cooking Mama Pot in cooking this recipe.

Mung Beans Green BeansCoconut MilkGrated Cheese, Keju Parut

INGREDIENTS FOR CONTENTS:

  • 250 grams mung beans / green beans, soaked in water for 2 hours
  • 500 ml water
  • 100 grams palm sugar
  • 200 ml thick coconut milk
  • White sugar
  • 2 pandan leaves
  • Kraft cheese, grated

Resep Bubur Kacang Hijau

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. Pour water into Cooking Mama Pot – the Cooking Pot.
  2. Add the mung beans.
  3. Place Cooking Mama Pot – the Cooking Pot on the stove and cook over high heat for 10 minutes to boil. Add palm sugar, pandan and coconut milk. Stir evenly and add sugar if not sweet enough.
  4. Turn off the stove and transfer Cooking Mama Pot – the Cooking Pot into Cooking Mama Pot – the Heating Pot, leave it lid-covered for 60 minutes.
  5. Serve in bowls. Sprinkle some grated cheese at the top, ready for consumption.