How to Cook Healthy Chips

One of the leading causes of obesity is consuming deep fried foods. Unfortunately, these kinds of food seem to be the easiest to make and the tastiest of them all. Almost 80% of the population in America admits to over indulging in fries, deep fried onion rings, chips and all other kinds of deep fried … Read more

Salmon Croquettes

1 tin Salmon Red or Pink Salmon 32 gm Juice from the Salmon 75 gm Flour 1 egg half chopped onion ( green )  half tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp baking powder veg oil Pepper    Heat the halogen to 200 deg C Mix Salmon and egg in a large bowl add the flour and … Read more

Fried Fish Fillets Cajun Style

Ingredients:  900gram Fish Fillets of your choice 380 gram cornflour 3  eggs beaten 125ml milk 125ml lager beer 3 tbsp  mustard Tabasco sauce  to taste 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (Paprika Thyme , Oregano and Onion powder can also be added to the mixture) Veg Oil  (spray) 2 tbsp salt 1 tbsp white pepper 1 tbsp  … Read more

Pork chops with Apricot

Ingredients 2 Eating Apples 3 Dried Apricots 1 Clove Garlic 2 tablesp fresh breadcrumbs 2 tablesp apple juice Salt and Pepper 2 good size Pork Chops on the Bone Olive oil Method: Using the Airfryer attachment, preheat to 190°C Core the apples and slice fairly thinly Chop the apricots Crush the Garlic Make the stuffing … Read more

Best Cheese Sauce for your Burgers

Along with tomato relish this is one of my favorite sauces and goes perfectly with your Halogen cooked Burgers.   Ingredients 1/4  pound (100gram) strong cheddar 16 ounces (450gram)  cream cheese 1/2 pount ( 225gram)  unsalted butter 1/8 Cup of whole whipping cream 10 stems of thyme leaves 3 or 4 sage leaves 4 3 inch sprigs of marjoram … Read more

How to Convert a recipe for the Halogen Oven

The Halogen Oven is just an Oven !  So when you are considering making something from a “conventional” cookbook, or from something your gran wrote back in the last century, what needs to change? Comparing the Halogen to a Standard Gas Oven The heat from a Halogen source is actually much the same as from … Read more

Quick and Easy Halogen Oven Snacks

Halogen ovens have been available in most countries now for a long time, offering a big reduction in cooking time, usually by up to 60 percent and cooking delicious foods every time. Due to their energy efficiency, people can end up spending less whenever they use halogen ovens, which makes them an excellent investment that … Read more

Why I Love my Halogen Oven

For those who love cooking as much as I do,  unless you live on another planet,you probably have heard by now about  halogen ovens. Yes, it has become one of the best selling kitchen gadgets right now , for every individual who loves convenient cooking. This is a wonderful kitchen appliance that produces loads of heat. When you turn it on, you will see a ring of light in its lid. This light comes from an inert halogen gas that is stored inside a glass tube. It’s so powerful that is able to create instant, strong heat. No waiting for the conventional oven to warm up. If you have a halogen oven at home, you will realize how easy cooking can be. It’s smaller than a conventional oven, but it functions like one. It also acts like a turbo-charged grill. You can basically do roasting, grilling, baking and other forms of cooking using this revolutionary countertop unit.


What Types of Food Can You Cook In a Halogen Oven

Surprisingly, you have lots of simple recipes that you can use while cooking with a halogen oven. You can cook meat, poultry, and vegetables very simply and conveniently. You can even bake bread,  tarts cook well, and prepare many types of  desserts. Any of these you can do in about 15 to 60 minutes. Here  are some simple example recipes.

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Kitchen Scales and measuring ingredients

Did you know….. Flour ( and some other ingredients ) are compressible! so the worst way of measuring out flour would be by volume. If your recipes call for 4 cups of flour, you can actually end up with about 6 cups if the flour is compressed rather than lightly sifted ! That’s 50% inaccurate, … Read more

Holidays and the Halogen Oven

The Halogen cooker is very versatile, it is also very portable. This year I took it camping!  We had an electric hook up and it proved to be perfect in the tent. I have always been all too aware that cooking in a  tent with the usual gas canister type cooker can be hazardous. I remember too my Dads old parafin stove, that was positively lethal !.

Compared to a simple camping gas stove, the Halogen oven was so versatile, complete and varied menus more or less the same as at home, depending of course on whether I could buy what I needed, in the local shop.

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Chicken and Vegetables Together

The Halogen oven is often promoted with pictures depicting a Chicken cooking with Vegetables underneath.  This is possible but will always be a bit of a compromise.


Remember to always allow room around the food for the hot air to circulate.

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Barbecue Season is Here

Enjoying the best summer weather we’ve had in years? Here in the Uk, you can almost hear and certainly smell the bbqs being put into action each evening. While your steaks are sizzling , put your Halogen oven to great use, preparing those lovely roast potatoes, roasted vegetables and many other ‘side’ dishes to make … Read more

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Ingredients ( the quantities given are  cups = 236ml ) although the amounts are fairly unimportant ) 4 Bananas ripe ones are ok 1 cup Sugar 1.5 cups Flour ( gen purpose) Peanut  Butter( quarter cup) 1 Egg quarter cup of walnuts third of cup of butter baking soda ( 1 teaspoon ) quarter cup … Read more

Healthy Halogen

Some articles about health issues: Have a read , make up your own mind and stick to a good nutritious balanced diet long term. There is no such thing as a bad food, Chocolate and Ice Cream are fine now and then, just not every day!     Reducing Your Fat Intake Your Halogen Oven … Read more

Cholesterol Good And Bad

Cholesterol is absolutely necessary for your body to work properly. Technically it is a steroid lipid another name for a fat, found in the blood of all animals and assists the proper functioning of our cell membranes and production of hormones. Our bodies already manufacture all the cholesterol needed, so you should take measures not … Read more

Mustard Glazed Lamb

Ingredients ½ teaspoon ground ginger ,  1 teaspoon allspice 3 tbsp French mustard 2 tbsp sunflower oil Fresh milled salt and black pepper 1kg /2 lb 2 oz boned leg of lamb ( on the bone if preferred ) Method Use your large shallow  Halogen  roasting tin If your Halogen is slow  to get up … Read more

Most Effective diet to lose weight

Last year, I got a rude wakeup call. A routine 6 monthly checkup, blood pressure , blood test etc turned up the fact that my blood sugar was way too high. Assuming it was just an out of normal reading  I thought no more about it but on retesting, guess what, I was pre-diabetic! Time … Read more

Chicken Curry

This recipes serves 2 Ingredients: 500g of Chicken Thighs 500ml Chicken ( or vegetable ) stock 2 Onions 2 Garlic Cloves 300g Potatoes Sunflower Oil 2 tablespoons 1 tablespoon Curry Paste of your choice 2 tablespoons tomato puree 75g Creamed grated coconut 2 Bay leaves 1 tablespoon lemon juice Coriander leaves to garnish Naan Bread … Read more

Cheese Souffle

Cheese Souffle Serves 6 Ingredients 175g  cheddar cheese, crumbled 6 Free range eggs 500g crème fraiche Cayenne pepper Sea Salt 1 garlic clove, crushed 2tbs  unsalted butter 50g freshly grated Parmesan cheese Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg Zest and juice of 1 lemon Method Separate the eggs, melt the butter, crush the clove of garlic … Read more

Bread and Butter Marmalade Pudding

 Ingredients 75 g sultanas 3 tbsp dark rum 75g unsalted butter 10 slices brown or white bread 1tbs ginger marmalade 4 egg yolks 1 egg medium 3tbs caster sugar 500ml double cream 200ml milk ( full fat) 1tsp ground ginger 2tbs demarara sugar Served with either more cream or custard Method Add the Rum to … Read more