We started our clean eating regime some time back, which means that we need to pack our own breakfast and lunch to work. We have been eating mostly cold grilled chicken breasts, salmon fillets, salad and all sort of cold food.
It is so difficult to have “hot” food especially when my office pantry does not even stock a microwave. The best solution for us is to use a container that can keep our food warm.
What if it does not only keep your food warm? It also comes with slow cook function – food will continue to cook when it is stored inside the food jar. That’s double awesome-ness! The thermos food jar is god sent to FTWW (full time working wives) like me!
For example, I just need to boil my mung bean soup for about 10 minutes in the morning before storing them into my Thermos food jar. It will continue to slow cook, and when it is time for lunch, I get to enjoy a jar of piping hot sweet soup!
Not only that, I’m loving the foldable spoon attached to the lid of my Thermos food jar. So thoughtful! I’m one of those persons who always left my utensils behind!
The large opening of the Thermos food jar is another plus point. It is so much easier to pour in food, especially liquid stuffs.
My female colleagues always stare at me with their envious eyes. I get to enjoy my “beauty soup” anytime, anywhere. The thermos food jar is like personal chef on the go, keeping my food warm and fresh. The design is also very sleek and slim, so easy to be carried around.
l’ve created two recipes for Thermos and the snow fungus papaya soup is one of them. This nourishing sweet soup is very good for dry throats and coughs. Snow fungus, the poor man’s birdnest is good for detoxidication and moistening our skin.
The cooking time is only 10 minutes, as everything will continue to slow cook inside the Thermos food jar. The papayas and snow fungus will turn soft and translucent.
1/2 dried snow fungus
1 tablespoon apricot kernel
1 pandan leaves, knotted
2.5 cup water
50 gram rock sugar, or to taste
100 gram papaya, cut into bite size pieces
- Soak snow fungus in water until puffed up and double in size, tear into bite size pieces, and trim away the yellow bits.
- Place snow fungus, apricot kernel, pandan, and water in a pot, cover, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer until the snow fungus has softened. You can cook even longer until the texture of snow fungus is to your liking.
- Add rock sugar and papaya, cook in THERMOS food jar. After a while the soup will thicken. The texture should be just right.
- Discard the pandan leaves, and serve
One-Pan Pasta needs no furthur introduction as so many of you have seen this on our instagram/dayre before. It is like the best recipe invention ever! Just boil everything for 10 minutes and ta-daa! Remember not to overcook the pasta as everything will continue to slow cook inside the Thermos food jar. Ingredients: 100 grams linguine 100 grams cherry tomatoes, halved 4 slices chicken salami (sliced thinly) 1/4 onion, thinly sliced 1 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/4 cup basil leaves 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 1 cup water Parmesan cheese for garnish 2 tablespoon canned tomatoes puree Instructions:
- Place linguini, beef salami, tomatoes, onion, garlic and basil in a large stock pot. Pour in water.
- Sprinkle on top the red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Drizzle top with oil.
- Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Pour it into the THERMOS Food Jar. It will continue to cook until all liquid is absorbed fully into the linguine.
- Serve and garnished it with Parmesan cheese.
It is not easy to cook and talk at the same time. However, it was fun experience – having our own’s mini cooking show.
Itadakimasu! The end result, after we allow everything to slow cook for 2-3 hours during the video shooting. No cheating one ok? You can watch the videos here: Follow thermos on their FB page here or instagram page here for more recipes ideas!