Importance Of Having Good Kitchen Knives

To dish out a good meal, you need three things: fresh ingredients, cooking techniques, and a few good cooking tools. Having the right equipment helps the cook to execute the job more efficiently. Whether it’s a frying pan, wok or a set of great kitchen knives, great kitchenware makes cooking a joy.

What I really need in the kitchen to help me dish out a mean meal for my family is a good frying pan/wok and a set of sharp knives.  I am very particular with my pairing knife and chef’s knife as I use them daily to cut fruits, chop vegetables and julienne onions, garlic and root vegetables.

Most well equipped kitchens have a handful of knives for different purposes. But if you are just getting started, a good chef’s knife is where you want to begin. For almost every job, a good chef’s knife will nearly always do the trick.  A sharp knife does a better job of cutting or slicing food, which is obvious enough, but it also lets you work faster and safer.

If you’re a parent who enjoys cooking healthy meals for your loved ones, you will agree that a good set of kitchen knifes really helps get the job done in a breeze.  A good and sharp knife from Tuo Cutlery helps you to slice meat and vegetables into consistent size and thickness effortlessly. It gives you more control over the knife with less slippage.  The Fiery Phoenix series of knives from Tuo Cutlery were selected as one of the world’s best kitchen knives by

A modern chef’s knife is a multi-purpose knife designed to perform well at many differing kitchen tasks, rather than excelling at any one in particular. It can be used for mincing, slicing, and chopping vegetables, slicing meat, and disjointing large cuts.

Your knife can be made with the best steel in the world, but if the knife isn’t comfortable to hold, you won’t use it. Some knife handles may even cause blisters on the hand.  A good knife will feel balanced in your hand and holding the handle will feel comfortable.

If you have been thinking about getting a new set of fine knives, or if you know someone who is in desperate need of a top quality knife, or if there is someone who you would like to have a sharp knife, take advantage of  Tuo Cutlery’s discounts off their range of selected fine knives while stock lasts.

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Khind Soup Cooker

I am a sucker for home cooked dishes and soups. They are the best! Cooking my own meals affords me the peace of mind that goes along with having complete control over the type and quality of ingredients in my meals and the degree of cleanliness that goes into their preparation.  I am fortunate that I am a work-from-home mum who have the ‘luxury’ to dish up home cooked meals for my girls.

Soups are an important item on the dining table for the Chinese.  A comforting bowl of hot soup is not only nourishing but delicious.  Soups are easy to prepare and it can be treated as a one-pot complete dish with meat and vegetables cooked together.

Traditional Chinese soups are gentle tonics made from fresh vegetables, different types of meat or fish and flavored only by natural ingredients.  One distinguishing element about traditional Chinese soups is that oil, cream and butter are hardly used – making the soups naturally low fat, low calorie and low sodium. We hardly ever add salt into our soups.

Not all parents have the time to prepare home cooked dishes or soup on a daily basis.  Wouldn’t it be good it there was a soup cooker with pre-set digital timer that you can rely on to cook a pot of nourishing soup or a stew just on time for dinner for your family? With the revolutionary Khind Soup Cooker, you can now come home to a pot of  hot soup or hot stew ready to be served! Just blanch some vegetables and dinner is ready!

Features of the Khind Soup Cooker:

  • Stew soups at simmering heat to breakdown meat and at the same time infuse flavours of the spices suggested in the recipes.
  • Pre-set for delayed cooking. Stewing is available.
  • Wide variety of menu available with special double stew function.
  • Large capacity to cook whole chicken.

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The main cooking functions of the Khind Soup Cooker are as follows:

Double Stew
This function uses ‘three quarter power” of Fast Stew function. Stew soups at simmering heat for 4 hours to breakdown meat and at the same time infuse flavours of the spices suggested in the recipes to cook delicious and aromatic soups.

Fast Stew
Faster cooking time. Higher heat input, 2 hours pre-programmed stewing time.

Intense Heat
For meals that require high heat to extract flavors and essence for example:

1)Nutritious Soup –  ABC Soup, Lotus Root Soup where vegetables, roots and fruits
form the main ingredients.

2)Rib Soup – Suitable for soup consisting mainly of rib meat.

3)Chicken Soup – Soup with poultry as the main ingredient.

4)Bean Soup – For beans that need more time and high cooking temperature to achieve desired softness and flavor.

5)Thick Soup – chicken mushroom stew, lamb / beef radish stew.

Mild Heat
This menu groups the type of ingredients that need longer time to stew while using lower heat to preserve the flavours and its essence. Examples: tendon and big bones soup, knuckle soup, stewing brown rice and multi grain porridge, white rice porridge with meat and desserts like lotus seeds and lily pear, etc

For working mummies and also daddies, this soup cooker could save you money and time as you can now prepare wholesome home cooked soups and stews everyday for your family. This saves you money from eating outside, not to mention how much more healthier it is for your loved ones to eat nutritious food that is not laced with salt, oil, sugar and food additives.  When only good food goes into your body, you are bound to feel the difference to your health and waist line too!  Remember, less salt, less oil and less sugar equal less FAT.

This is my hearty bowl of double stew free-range chicken soup. It is rich in taste, full of chicken flavor (nothing else is added besides one whole chicken), not to mention incredibly nutritious.


Discount For Health Freak Mommy Readers!

Are you tempted already to get a Khind Soup Cooker?  Good news! Make this year of the rooster a healthier year for you and your family.  For readers of Health Freak Mommy, you will be entitled to an exclusive offer of RM40 off the retail price of RM360.40!  Wait there’s more!  You will also get a FREE kitchen towel set when you purchase a Khind Soup Cooker model SC680C.  This deal is only for the Khind Soup Cooker.

How To Get The Discount and Free Gift?

Go to and purchase the Khind Soup Cooker online. During checkout, key in the promo code BSC680

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Promotion is only valid from 3 January – 28 February 2017.


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Soup And Tong Sui Maker

My mum recently bought a Primada Grains Nutrition Expert, which is a ‘tong sui’ maker. The maker is primarily to make tong sui from grains – soy beans, mung beans, red beans, barley, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, white almonds, walnuts, peanuts, brown rice, red rice, black rice and just about any type of grains, nuts and seeds. My mum tried to be adventurous and tried using the maker to make mushroom soup, tomato soup, beet root soup, chicken soup and even went a step further by surfing the internet for soup recipes. The outcome has been amazing. Her soups were really tasty and tasted even better than canned soups  and those sold in restaurants.

When we were in Ipoh last week, she made tomato-carrot-potato-big onion soup with chicken stock and basil leaves:

This is fresh shiitake mushroom soup with evaporated milk and basil leaves.

The Primada tong sui and soup maker.  It will be a worthy and healthy investment if you love drinking soup and tong sui.

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