Smart working: lunch break tips
Tips and tricks to make the most of your microwave
The best part of smart working is certainly being able to say goodbye to packed lunches, sandwiches prepared in a hurry or expensive take-away food. However, since the whole family is at home, you definitely need some advice on how not to spent too much time in the kitchen. If you love healthy and delicious food but still don't want to waste time in long preparations and cooking, you can consider microwave cooking. And no, we are not talking about heating up the leftovers from the night before but cooking fresh and tasty dishes. Find out more!
Why choose microwave cooking
The advantages of microwave cooking are certainly its practicality, versatility and rapid cooking. The microwaves generated by the appliance move the water molecules present inside the food, cooking the food from the inside out, without dispersion of proteins or mineral salts. In addition to maintaining the nutritional properties of food, the revolutionary factor is certainly the cooking time, which compared to a traditional oven, is shortened by almost two thirds.
Candy microwaves are unique products with essential design, great attention to detail and functionality. Knob, handle and buttons integrated in the ergonomic design create a clean surface, fluid shapes making it extremely elegant. Also, with the simply-fi App, Candy provides a list of more than 100 different fast and smart recipes tested by food bloggers, explaining the cooking procedures in just 3 simple steps. All recipes are sorted by category and suit all tastes. We have already told you about some perfect summer recipes that can be cooked in the microwave; let's see some others.
Serves: 4 Cook: 40 min
200 g fresh pasta, 100 g of grated cheese, 500 g pumpkin, 250 ml vegetable bechamel, oil, salt and nutmeg as required
Clean the pumpkin and cut into pieces. Cook in a bowl with a bit of water on Power 80 for 5 minutes. Place pumpkin in mixer with cooking water, add salt, nutmeg and blend. Place a layer of the pumpkin mixture in a tray and then a layer of fresh pasta. Add pumpkin cream, vegetable bechamel and some grated cheese. Proceed with alternating layers until ingredients are used up, leaving the last sheet of pasta completely covered by liquid ingredients. Dust with grated cheese, a dash of oil on the last layer and place in oven at 190°C for 25-30 minutes, depending on number of layers.
Serves: 2 Cook: 25 min
120g of buckwheat, 2 round courgettes, 20 g of peeled walnuts, 250 g of cherry tomatoes, 5 basil leaves, oil and salt as required
Cut off upper part of courgettes and using a spoon, empty the inside, making them into a small container. Cut the courgette flesh into small pieces. Cut the cherry tomatoes into pieces and chop the walnuts. Place the emptied courgettes in the microwave and cook on power 80 for 5 minutes. Cook the buckwheat on Power 100 for 10 minutes in a bowl, adding a glass of water. Cook the courgette flesh for 5 minutes on Power 50. Leave to rest for 3 minutes. Dress the cooked buckwheat with oil and salt and add chopped basil, courgette flesh, cherry tomatoes and chopped walnuts. Mix, add salt and leave to rest for 10 minutes. Stuff courgettes and serve.
Chocolate cake in a mug
Serves: 2 Cook: 10 min
4 tablespoons of gluten-free flour, 2 tablespoons of cocoa, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 egg, 10 g of melted butter
Beat the egg and sugar together in a large cup or bowl. Stir while adding flour and baking powder. Add cocoa a little at a time, continuing to turn and melt butter on Power 50 for 1 minute. Add the melted butter to the mix and continue stirring until the mixture is smooth. Cook on P100 for 3 minutes. Leave to rest for 2 minutes in the oven, then take out and leave to cool before eating.
Tips and tricks
Did you know that there are alternative, useful ways to use your microwave? Our simply-Fi App is full of helpful tips&tricks to simplify your day.
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