When it comes to healthy eating, we all know it’s best to avoid processed food (as much as possible) but home cooking can be time-consuming. With every recipe, there are multiple steps that need to be taken to put a home-cooked meal on the table. With the new Philips Jamie Oliver Food Processor, this is no longer a tall order! I can easily whip up healthy and yummy-tasting chicken nuggets, burgers, meatballs, veggie patties and more tasty treats for the kids from scratch; I can put together exotic spicy Thai inspired dishes to surprise Daddy and my guests (when I feel like it!) and end the meal with a homemade dessert in a time span shorter than Dana watching an episode of Dora The Explorer!
|The Naked Chef|
I’ve been a fan of Jamie Oliver since he starred as the ‘Naked Chef’ on TV. I love watching his ‘School Dinner’ series where he started a food revolution to improve the quality and nutritional value of school dinners at British schools. When the good people at Philips sent me the newest Jamie Oliver Food Processor for review, I un-boxed it eagerly like a child unwrapping her favourite toy on Christmas morn.
For busy working Moms like me, I am put off by complicated, bulky kitchen appliances. The Philips team behind Jamie Oliver’s Food Processor understands our psyche and has designed a food processor that is not only functional but visually appealing. Best of all, operating the machine is a breeze. Which makes me wonder why I hadn’t seen the need for a food processor all these years!
|Very handsome and sturdy set…|
|Comes with all the essential attachments to empower you in the kitchen!|
Unlike a blender (or a liquidizer in Jamie’s words), which is best for blending liquids, a food processor can do much more. It can puree, shred, grate, mix up doughs and more. With so much power in my hands, I am itching to pamper my family with some new kitchen experiments! I picked up Jamie’s 30-minute meals cookbook from the regional library and browsed non-stop. All the recipes were beckoning out to me as I smiled smugly to myself, ‘with the new Philips Jamie Oliver Food Processor, I can whip all of these in a jiffy!’ Look how a simple kitchen gadget can inspire us!
I’ve selected this recipe and modified it slightly to put my new toy – the Philips Jamie Oliver Food Processor – to the test:
|Jamie Oliver’s Asian-inspired Chicken Skewers!|
Cooking time: 30 minutes
- a small bunch of fresh coriander
- 1 fresh red chilli (stalk and seeds removed)
- 1/2 a clove of garlic (peeled)
- 3 heaped tablespoons crunchy peanut butter (I used Skippy)
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2cm piece of fresh ginger (peeled and roughly chopped)
- 2 Thai green limes (zested and juiced)
- 4 large skinless chicken breasts
- Runny honey, for drizzling
Directions in 3 easy steps:
|Put all the fresh ingredients in and blitz to a smooth paste!|
3. Chop the chicken breasts into bite sized cubes. Marinate them with the satay sauce overnight (or minimum 2 hours). Thread the chicken pieces with your skewers. Drizzle the chicken skewers with olive oil and runny honey. Put on the top shelf of the oven, under the grill, for about 10 minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked through.
|A crowd-pleaser at dinner parties!|
Thanks to the Philips Jamie Oliver Food Processor, I’ve found a ‘cheat-sheet’ to creating fresh, tasty satays and a healthy homemade satay sauce! It took less than a minute to blitz the ingredients and the grilled chicken skewers were so scrumptious that many of my family, neighbours and colleagues have been repeatedly asking me to share my recipe! So here you go.
|Succulent Chicken Skewers with salad as sides. Add sliced chilli if you want it more spicy…|
|The machine won’t start until the lid’s screwed tight and the wire can be completely stowed away when not…|
|Starting our own Fresh Food Revolution right at home!|
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Disclaimer: I received monetary compensation and a Philips Jamie Oliver Food Processor for the purposes of this review but all opinions are mine based on my own authentic user experience.