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Take it from the Fresh Expert

Take it from the Fresh Expert

Having weevil problems again? It helps to understand how weevils get into rice and grains in the first place. It’s actually quite fascinating ... A female weevil lays an egg inside a grain kernel. (She can do this up to 254 times!) The egg hatches and for one to five months depending on the season, the larva lives inside and feeds on the kernel as it grows. Upon reaching adulthood, the weevil emerges from the kernel to mate – and look for new grains to invade. That said, we definitely don't want it to happen again and these are the steps we're taking to eliminate and prevent grain weevils from our kitchen. Prevent Inspect all grains upon purchase. Freeze grains in FreezerMate for at least 1 week to kill any eggs. Buy grains in small quantities and eat within a reasonable period of time. Do not store grains in the bag they come with as weevils can bore through bags and carton boxes. Regularly clean pantry cracks, crevices, and shelves. Small bags of black pepper placed around the pantry may help repel weevils. Eliminate Discard any infested foods. Vacuum pantry shelves, cracks, and crevices. Wipe shelves with white vinegar. Dispose of rubbish and vacuum bags outside, away from the home. Take it from the Fresh Experts Now nothing beats protecting your rice in tightly sealed containers like Tupperware RiceSmart, which is ideal for keeping 10KG pack of grains as fresh as they can get. This is because once the rice is in RiceSmart, they’re never exposed to air, moisture and weevils until they are dispensed for consumption. Tupperware Brands Malaysia have been keeping families in Malaysia safe from harm, bacteria and contaminated food and water with a wide range of food-safe solutions. Take it from us to keep your rice fresh, fragrant and tasty. Get Tupperware RiceSmart in the limited edition Vineyard color here

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Sweets for my sweets

Sweets for my sweets

Lumut Here’s a simple yet impressive recipe to wow your friends and family when you need to whip up some yummilicious desserts. Desserts made easy when you have the following Tupperware products in hand. Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 30 mins Servings: 6 pax (varies as per serving size) Ingredients 25gm agar agar strip 1.4 liter water 130gm sugar 50ml pandan juice (extract from 5-6 pandan leaves) 2eggs 200ml coconut milk pinch of salt Instructions Add water into Inspire Casserole Pot and let it boil. Once boil, add in the agar agar strips and let it cook till it dissolve in the water. Next, add in the sugar and stir. Using Speedy Chef, whisk eggs till fluffy. Add in the coconut milk and continue to whisk. Once the sugar has dissolve in the Inspire Casserole Pot, add in the pandan juice and the eggs+coconut milk batter. Stir for about 1 minute and add in salt. Mix well and turn off fire. Pour the mixture into Ring N Serve or silicon cups. Allow the puding to set in the fridge for about 30-45 minutes before serving. Recommended Tools           Speedy Chef           Inspire Casserole Pot      Ring N Serve / Cupcake Silicon

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Easy-to-bake, sure win recipes

Easy-to-bake, sure win recipes

Time to stop cracking your heads on what to bake and crack some eggs instead! We have some easy-to-bake, sure win recipes to guarantee lots of happy tummies and thumbs up yet you’ll only spend little time in the kitchen. Salted Egg Vegetable Crisps Ingredients 1 tbsp salt Water 8 salted egg yolks 1 cup curry leaves 6 pieces dried red chillies 3 tbsp butter Vegetables (for this recipe, we’ll use 2 Japanese cucumbers, 1 carrot, 2 medium sized potatoes) Directions Speedily slice vegetables evenly and thinly with Speedy Mando. Mix water and salt in Jumbo! That’s A Bowl. Add sliced vegetables and soak for 30 minutes. Heat oil in large saucepan for deep frying. Once oil is hot, add curry leaves and cook till crisp. Leave aside to drain excess oil. In same saucepan, fry vegetables for about 45 seconds. Remove and drain excess oil on paper towels. Fry vegetables again till golden brown. Once frying is complete, pour oil out and sauté salted egg yolks in the same pan until soft. Add butter and cook till mixed well. Remove pan off heat and add fried vegetables and dried red chillies to the yolk mixture. Toss until well coated. Almond Brittle Ingredients Unsalted butter, softened A pinch of salt Vegetable oil 1 ½ cups almonds 2 cups sugar Directions Thinly slice almonds with Speedy Mando. Line baking sheet on flat tray. Mix sugar, ½ cup water and salt in medium saucepan. Cook over high heat, without stirring until sugar melts and turn golden. Stir occasionally until all sugar has melted and mixture is golden amber. Remove pan from heat and mix in almonds. Immediately pour mixture onto baking tray and spread evenly to ½ inch thickness using a spatula. Now just let it cool completely for about 15 minutes and break into pieces to be enjoyed. Ps. You can thank us after you are left with crumbs around your home.

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Merry Bakes For All

Merry Bakes For All

Nothing screams holiday more than a home filled with freshly baked cookies and cakes! We’ve put together some of our festive favorites that is guaranteed to add merriment to your holidays. Lemon Ginger Cookies You will need: 1 cup flour ¾ cup confectioners sugar ¼ ounce (7 grams) stick chilled salted butter, diced ¼ cup minced crystallized ginger 1 tsp lemon zest 1 ½ tsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp ground ginger Holiday season made easy with Tupperware! Beat all ingredients in Extra Chef until clumps form. Place clumps in MPress fitted with 3 cylindrical shapes and press dough onto measuring mat, cutting out 1-inch balls. Press balls flat out and cut into desired shapes using a cookie cutter. Place on baking sheets and bake at 350°F (176.667°C)  for 12 minutes or until golden. Gingerbread Men and Women You will need: 12 ounce plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate soda 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon 4 ½ ounce (127.573 grams) butter 6 ounce (170.097 grams) light soft brown sugar 1 egg 4 tbsp golden syrup Writing icing, to decorate Holiday season made easy with Tupperware! Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon. Pour into Extra Chef, add butter and mix until combination looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar. Lightly beat the egg and golden syrup together and add to Extra Chef. Mix until all is clumped together. Knead dough out on lightly floured surface until smooth, wrap in clingfilm and leave to chill in the fridge for 15 minutes. Preheat over to 350°F (176.667°C). Line baking trays with greaseproof paper. Roll dough out to ¼ inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut out gingerbread men shapes with cutters and place on the baking tray, leaving a gap between them. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden-brown. Let cool on tray for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to finish cooling.  Once completely cooled, decorate with writing icing.

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Waist-friendly Desserts & Treats

Waist-friendly Desserts & Treats

Everyone craves a slice of cake once in awhile and sometimes, every spoon comes with guilt but what if there is a way to enjoy it guilt-free, pocket-friendly, healthy and yummy all at the same time? You are in for a treat, a sweet treat as we share with you some of our favorite dessert and treats made super fast and easy with some help from our Tupperware buddies. Summer Fruit Punch Get your hands on some: 1 kiwi, sliced ½ cup grapes, sliced 3 strawberries, sliced 1 mango, sliced ½ cup orange juice or watermelon juice Let’s get lickin’! Easily juice the oranges or watermelon using JUIST and pour out evenly into individual Ice Tups. Drop a variety of sliced fruits into each Ice Tups and FREEZE. Wait to enjoy!   Rich & Creamy Tiramisu Get your hands on some: 300gms cream cheese 3 tbsp. sugar 400ml whipping cream 1 tbsp. vanilla essence 6 tbsp. Milo 1 tbsp. coffee 1 cup hot water Marie biscuits Let’s get whiskin’! Whisk cream cheese in Speedy Chef till light and fluffy. Add sugar, whipping cream and vanilla essence into cream cheese and mix till stiff peaks form. In a separate bowl, mix Milo and coffee with hot water till well dissolved. Soak biscuits in liquid mix till soft and arrange flatly in Cool Stacker. Layer the top with whipped cream. Repeat layers till Cool Stacker is filled up. Sprinkle the top with Milo powder and leave to chill in refrigerator for 1 hour. ENJOY!

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Are you ready for a SAMBAL FIESTA?

Are you ready for a SAMBAL FIESTA?

It’s almost time to crack your chef head and dust off those age-old recipe books for good recipes to serve during Ramadhan and Raya! We’ve picked out two of our favorite sambal recipes to help you at least tick-off your menu list. These recipes are delicious and easy-to-make with help from our kitchen buddies. For more deliciously mind-blowing dishes that will wow your relatives and guests, check out our My Pink Raya website here.     Get your hands on some: ¼ grated coconut (white only) 2 large shallots 8 chili padi ½ snack cup of fried anchovies 3 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon white sugar Salt to taste   Let’s get cooking! Finely blend onion and chili in a Turbo Chopper. Preheat fryer/wok with oil. Once oil is hot, add in the blended mixture and fry until fragrant. Add sugar and grated coconut. Stir and cook on low heat for 10 minutes. Finally, add anchovies and salt to taste. Stir well and turn off the fire. Serve it with a bowl of warm white rice. Enjoy!     Get your hands on some: 4 red chilies 5 red Bird’s Eye chili 7 green Bird’s Eye chili 1 tomato, sliced to quarters 1 lime, juiced 3 large shallots ½ teaspoon of salt 2 tablespoon hot oil   Let’s get cooking! Add all ingredients except the oil into Turbo Chopper and roughly blend. Pour out contents into a bowl, add oil and mix well. Serve! Goes well with fried fish or seafood.

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Say Smoothie

Say Smoothie

Do you have too many fruits and vegetables lying in your fridge and you don’t know what to do with them? Why not throw a smoothie party at home! We have some healthy and simple smoothie recipes below. So, call your friends over, prep your ingredients and pull out a couple of basics like honey, yogurt and milk and you’re all set to SAY SMOOTHIE! Gone Bananas Over Strawberries   Ingredients 1 banana 1 cup strawberries ½ cup vanilla yogurt and milk 2 scoops NaturCare® 8tive Pro 2 tsps. Honey A pinch of cinnamon 1 cup ice   Instructions Blend everything together with Extra Chef and enjoy.     When Life Gives You Peaches     Ingredients 1 cup fresh or frozen peaches 1 cup fresh mango ½ banana 1 cup plain yogurt Honey to taste   Instructions Blend everything together with Extra Chef. If you’re looking for a full meal replacement, simply add two scoops of NaturCare® 8tive Pro.     Berry, berry, berry Good     Ingredients 1 ½ cups mixed blackberries, strawberries and raspberries 1 cup milk 2 scoops NaturCare® 8tive Pro 1 cup ice Honey to taste   Instructions Blend everything together with Extra Chef. This is definitely irresistible with the berry combination. You berry believe us.     Raspberry Orange     Ingredients 1 cup orange juice 1 cup raspberries ½ cup plain yogurt 2 scoops NaturCare® 8tive Pro 1 cup ice Honey to taste   Instructions Blend everything together with Extra Chef. This is definitely irresistible with the berry combination. You berry believe us.   Want things to go smoothly? These Tupperware buddies can help make your smoothie party even easier, giving you more time to enjoy your slurp and company. + + + Slice it Store it Blend it Boost it  

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Chill Out with Ice Cool Pals

Chill Out with Ice Cool Pals

Who doesn’t scream when it comes to ice-cream? Yet, it is a very sinful treat. However, what if we told you we have a way on how you can indulge in a frozen treat or two, guilt-free? We are going to share 3 easy, healthy and delicious-till-the-last-lick recipes for popsicles! Keep calm and lick on (Oops we meant read on). Strawberry Sensation   Ingredients 1 pound strawberries, halved 1 cup plain Greek yogurt ½ cup honey A pinch of fine salt   Instructions Puree strawberries, yogurt, honey and salt in Extra Chef. Pour mixture into Ice Tups  evenly and freeze until firm     Tropical Mango Lime   Ingredients 2 large mangoes, peeled 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 1/3 cup sugar A pinch of fine salt   Instructions Puree mangoes, lime juice, sugar and salt in Extra Chef until smooth. Pour mixture into Ice Tups evenly and freeze until firm.     Kiwi Coco Loco   Ingredients 1 can coconut milk 3 tbsp. sugar 1 can pineapple slices 1 banana, chopped 1 cup chopped kiwi fruit   Instructions Puree pineapple and banana in Extra Chef until smooth. Add coconut milk and sugar into fruit puree. Mix well. Slice kiwi fruit into half moons. Pour mixture into Ice Tups evenly and drop a few slices of kiwi fruit. Freeze until firm.   Want things to go smoothly? These Tupperware buddies can help make your frozen treat in no time, giving you more time to enjoy your popsicles and company. + + + Slice it Store it Mix it Freeze it  

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#TUPpao buddies for life!

#TUPpao buddies for life!

Tick-tock. The hands on the clock is almost approaching lunch time. You wonder what to eat, but as you’re about to get up to leave, an urgent job comes in and you can’t head  out for lunch. Looks like today’s a take-out day! Off you go and come back with a plastic bag, only to leave it aside cause you have to finish your job. Once you’re done, you head to the pantry to search for a bowl or plate that can go into the microwave cause it would be oh-so lovely to have a warm meal for lunch. Tired from reading that situation cause it sounds familiar? We’ve got some TUPpao tricks for you that will help ease your take-out woes and, at the same time, save the environment too. Read on, guys! From freezer to microwave Isn’t it a hassle to pack food from home and then search for a bowl or plate in the office cause you want to reheat it in the microwave? Save yourself some extra lunch time from having to look around for a suitable plate with a container that can go straight from freezer to microwave. This way, you can also cook your meals in advance and freeze it up, saving you time and money! From freezer to microwave and then your tummy with ease with our Rock N Serve. Cozy Compartments Food is like reward to your tummy after some hard work, and it’s always nice to be able to have choices for lunch just to perk up your spirit throughout mid-day. Keep a container that has compartments. This way, your food won’t be a mixed mess plus you can properly portion your meal. Our CrystalWave Divided Dish comes with divided sections and you can pop it in the microwave for cold to hot meals in minutes! Bag Around Having a bag that fits your container makes it easier to bring your food back. Keep your bag and container together, be it at your work place or in your car so that you will always remember one and the other!

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Recipes for abundant prosperity

Recipes for abundant prosperity

It’s almost time to celebrate the lunar new year. With all the house cleaning and decoration underway, it’s almost time to plan what you’re about to cook up for that much-awaited reunion dinner. We have a couple of easy recipes, made in a jiff with some of our favorite kitchen helpers! Try out our ‘Packets of Wealth’ dumplings and ‘Rolls of Health’ spring rolls recipe that will bring you extra luck this year. ‘Packets of Wealth’ dumplings Ingredients (makes around 50 dumplings) 1 pound chicken meat ½ medium cabbage 1 cup thinly sliced scallions ¾ cup minced cilantro 3 tbsp. soy sauce 2-inch piece fresh ginger, grated 2 tbsp. sesame oil 1 tbsp. salt 2 large eggs, whisked 1 pack round dumpling wrappers Time to Get Cooking! Mince chicken meat with Fusion Master. Set aside. Using the MandoChef, thinly dice cabbage. Mix meat, cabbage, scallions, cilantro, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and eggs until fully combined. Place a small bowl of water on a wide working space and spread out dumpling wrappers. Fill wrappers with a teaspoonful of filling and dampen the edges of the wrapper and pressing it in half to close it. Heat some oil in the Inspire Wok and place dumplings in. Cook until the bottom has turned brown and golden. Then add 3 tablespoons of water into the wok and close the lid. Let steam for 3-5 minutes if fresh, 6-8 minutes if frozen. Remove dumplings and serve on plate with soy sauce or other dipping sauce.   ‘Rolls of Health’ spring rolls Ingredients (makes around 50 rolls) 8 fresh shitake mushroom caps or Chinese dried mushroom caps, julienned ½ small cabbage 2 medium carrots, julienned 8-ounce can bamboo shoots, drained and julienned 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 2 tsps. grated fresh ginger 1 stalk green onion, finely chopped 2 handfuls of fresh bean sprouts 1 tbsp. soy sauce 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tbsp. cornstarch 50 spring roll wrappers Time to Get Cooking! Julienne mushrooms*, cabbage, carrots and bamboo shoots with MandoChef. (*If using Chinese dried mushrooms, soak them in very hot water for 20 minutes to soften them up.) Place ginger, green onion and garlic into Turbo Chopper and dice away! Pour a tablespoon of cooking oil into Inspire Wok and add in ginger, garlic and green onion mixture as soon as oil is hot. Stir frequently for 2-3 minutes and then add mushrooms, cabbage, carrots and bamboo shoots. Stir-fry for about 3 minutes before tossing in the bean sprouts. Add soy sauce and sesame oil, cook for a minute. Turn off heat and place the filling in a bowl to allow any sauce or oil to accumulate at the bottom and discard. Mix together cornstarch and ¼ cup of cool water. Place spring roll wrapper on a flat surface and place a tablespoon of your vegetable mixture into the lower corner of your wrapper. Roll the edge close around the mixture before gathering the corners and folding it toward the middle of the wrapper while continuing to roll up. Paint the top edge of the wrapper with cornstarch and seal edges tightly. Fry in wok over high heat in about 1-2 inches of cooking oil for about 2-3 minutes or until wrappers are golden brown. Cool spring rolls on a cooling rack or paper-towel covered plate and serve hot with a dipping sauce of your liking.

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