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A Fruity Sausage Caserole...

TAS – Tefal Actify Spoon 8 -12 chipolata sausages 1 TAS flour diced shallots apricots drained and juice reserved ½ cup of vegetable stock ½ cup of frozen sweetcorn Some slightly steamed broccoli heads for colour and texture. As much or as little as you like. (Feeds 3 hungry children or two adults) Method Place diced shallots and  ½ TAS of olive oil into the Actifry and cook for 2 minutes, meanwhile  using a wet knife slice the sausages into 2 cm pieces. Add the sausages to the Actifry and brown for 5 minutes. Stop the machine and add the flour by sprinkling...

HOW HEALTHY IS OLIVE OIL TO COOK WITH?...

So how about the health benefits, are they really what they claim to be?  With my rose tinted specs in the nearest drawer, I’ve had a done a smidgeon of research about hot air frying with Olive Oil. To understand the benefits of hot air frying we need to understand the benefits unsaturated fats offer. Most of us know to stay clear of large amounts of saturated fats, typically animal fat or trans-fat often created during food processing through partial hydrogenation of unsaturated fats. The two main types of healthier fats are Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated...

Teriyaki Chicken – so quick and ta...

Whilst doing my week shop this week I spotted a rather nice Teriyaki Chicken recipe on the Tesco’s website which I thought I’d have a go at reproducing in the Actifry. The family enjoyed it and it was quick and easy to prepare,   Teriyaki Chicken< (TAS= Tefal Actifry Spoon) 3TAS Dark soy sauce 3TAS Sherry, (dry if you have it) 1 ½ TAS Brown sugar 500g Chicken Thigh – cut into large evenly sized pieces 1 carrot Julian sliced 1 packet baby corn (175g)approx 1 packet sugar snap peas (180g)approx Spring onions shredded 2T sesame seeds...

Does the Actifry Deserve Shelf Space?...

After two months on our Actifry journey the gloss is off – but it has it earned is space in the kitchen? It’s been over two months now since we purchased our Tefal Actifry, of course initially there is always a move to use the new toy all the time, which I confess to doing in the first few weeks of having it, but now we’ve settled down to including it within our kitchen as a useful tool. The Actifry offers some wonderful advantages to any kitchen, for us I find it incredibly convenient and quick, it offers me a fast access to home cooked meals for a busy family,...

A curry for one!...

Last night I had feed the children early and as my husband was out I decided I fancied a Thai curry. Inspecting the fridge provided me with some squash, mushrooms and fresh baby tomatoes. The outcome was a delicious vegetable red thai curry, which was delicious, fast and perfect for my meal for one! Red Thai Squash Curry for One 1 red onion finely chopped1 clove garlic grated Tesco’s red thai sauce (I used two tablespoons of this, however mixing your own red thai sauce would be as good) 3 inch slice through of a squash cut into to 2cm chucks 15 baby mushrooms...

Tefal Actifry Chicken with Pineapple...

Another busy day in our house, our little boy has tennis afterschool and our daughter gymnastics at 7pm. Daddy does football at some crazy time later in the evening. I become taxi Mum and dash around the county picking up and dropping off. Dinner is again usually a timely affair as we need to be out the door having digested dinner by 6.40 in time for gymnastics. Tonight I had some chicken which I decided to turn into a lovely chicken with pineapple dish which I hoped the children would enjoy as well. I think I need to buy a Hot Air Fryer cook book. More to work out timings...

Actifry Day 2 – FAST Diet Day!...

Well today is my FAST day, which means I need to eat no more than 500 calories all day.  I tend to eat some porridge in the morning with a little fruit to sweeten it, this should be 120 calories and then dinner is usually the remainder up to 380 calories. My grocery delivery arrived this morning, so I actually have some food in the fridge again. I have purposely not bought anything heat and eat, so the ActiFry can do its stuff. I spent last night reading the ActiFry cook book, which ships with the machine. The cook book is simple and offers some quick ideas for low...

Dear Actifry Diary – Day 1 – D D...

Day 1 – D Day It arrived this morning whilst I was working, a benefit of working from home! I unboxed it straight away; it’s actually a really good looking machine. We decided to order a black one, as our kitchen has other black appliances. My friend had the white one which looks really nice as well. But my husband thinks the black one suits our kitchen, it must be a man thing! It arrived with minimal packaging, just set in between two pieces of polystyrene which was easily disposed of, then a cardboard box for the recycling, easily flattened!  So many items ship...

The Diary of Our Actifry Adventure...

Is it good or just a glorified chip pan? I have finally given up and purchased an ActiFry. I have been keenly looking at these for a while but to be honest the price was putting me off a little bit. It seemed quite a lot to pay for an elaborate chip pan. However over Easter weekend, when we stayed with friends, my mind was changed and I decided to bite the bullet. Our friends have an ActiFry, the food was quick to cook, delicious and of course cooked with little or no oil at all. My friend cooked chicken for the children the night we arrived, quickly and with delicious...

How Much Packaging Is There With The Tef...

We understand that a great many of our visitors care about the environment and want to know how much packaging comes with the Tefal Actifry. To help with this we recently unboxed one of the black ‘limited edition’ Actifry’s and took a photograph of all the packaging items. Black Actifry Packaging Our assessment is that Tefal use enough packaging to get the product transported safely, but without overloading the packaging to be...

How Big Is The Tefal Actifry Really?...

The stated size of a standard Tefal Actifry is 22cm x 32cm x 43cm. If you are unsure of how big that really is, we thought we would provide a photo of the Black Actifry next to a standard sized apple. Black Actifry Size...

Taste The World With Actifry Cook Book...

Please note this cookbook is not longer available. The “Limited Edition” Black Tefal Actifry has previously shipped with a cookbook called ‘Taste the World with Actifry’. As you would expect the book contains many recipes, from many styles of cooking, that can be used with the Actifry. Here is a picture of the front cover of the book. Taste The World With Actifry Cook...

Fruit Cooking Times on the Tefal Actifry...

Fruit Cooking Times on the Tefal Actifry As you will probably know, the Tefal Actifry does not just cook potatoes, but also a variety of other foods. If you would like to cook fruit in your Tefal Actifry, please find below some example cooking times that have been published by Tefal for many different...

Help From Tefal For Actifry Advice...

Help From Tefal For Actifry Advice If you have any product problems or queries with you Tefal Actifry you can contact the Tefal Customer Relations Team on 0845 602 1454 for the UK or (01) 401 8448 for Ireland. Alternatively, you can consult the tefal website at...

Potato Cooking Times on the Tefal Actifr...

Potato Cooking Times on the Tefal Actifry The cooking times from Tefal below are only a guide and may vary according to the variety, freshness or batch of potatoes used. Tefal recommend using varieties such as King Edward and Maris Piper for chips and potato...

Potato Varieties and the Tefal Actifry...

Potato Varieties and the Tefal Actifry Tefal suggest that you use potatoes that have been recommended for chipping. This information is usually on the packaging tells you which varieties are suitable for making chips. Varieties such as King Edward and Maris Piper generally produce good results. Tefal mention that if the potatoes you are goipng to use have been freshly harvested (e.g. fresh from the garden), they have a higher water content, and they recommend cooking the chips for a few more...