Healthy Cooking with Beko AppliancesBefore the new year, I had a trip to Ipoh, had so much good food and made it a point to cook more this year. At the same time, I received an invitation from Beko to their Healthy Cooking Workshop. Is this what people meant by “the universe has aligned”? I believe so. I’m surprised to find out that Beko offers a wide array of appliances which includes refrigerator, hob, kitchen hood, oven, chopper, vacuum blender, food processor, vacuum cleaner, air conditioner, washing machine and more! Their mission is to empower their customers (especially new generations) to live healthier. Hence, this will be their focus when innovating new Beko appliances. And I always try to support customer-centric brands. Cooking and eating is fun, but the it would be awesome if I can put less effort and time to achieve the same result. After discovering Beko appliances, I understand how they can make life easier and healthier. Plus, I get to save more time! My blogger friends and I had a hands-on experience with Beko appliances. We made Blueberry Yogurt Scones and Cottage Pie! They turned out perfect and I was told that these recipes were approved by nutritionists of FC Barcelona. Make sure you check out the recipes at the end of this post. FYI, Beko is the Main Partner of FC Barcelona and the Official Sponsor of its training uniform.
Where Beko Appliances come into the picture to help us out
- Beko 2 Door Top Freezer (RDN470E50VZWB) One of their EverFresh+ Fridge Freezers, this Beko refrigerator is able to keep fruits and vegetables fresh for up to 30 days thanks to their special, humidity-controlled compartment. That’s 3 times longer than conventional fridge!It also has NeoFrost Twin Digital Cooling technology. This means it has 2 separate cooling systems so you can maintain high humidity in the fridge, while keeping the freezer dry, frozen and frost-free.
- Beko Chopper (CHG7402X) The chopper makes it so easy to chop ingredients finely and saved us so much time. With Thermoresist glass mixing bowl, it means we can chop hot or cold ingredients without worrying about food safety.
- Beko Hand Blender (HBS7750X) We used this hand blender to mash the potatoes and milk together. With machines like this, there’s totally no need to do it manually! It comes with super durable detachable stainless steel blender leg and hardened stainless steel blade.
- Beko Induction Cooker (HII 64400 AT) This induction cooker is the appliance we used the most during this workshop. We used it to stir fry the beef and all the vegetables needed in the recipe. It has 4 induction zones with 9 cooking levels per zone. The most noteworthy is the safety features. It has overflow safety for control unit, overheat safety system and automatic shut-off feature when not in use.
- Beko Built In Oven (BIM22301X) We used this built in oven to bake our cottage pie and it turned out great! BIM22301X has a multidimensional cooking feature, the new generation of professional cooking technology that activates all heating elements on a multidimensional level. This function enables cooking large pieces such as a big turkey or meat perfectly and evenly.
Beef Cottage Pie
Beef Cottage Pie recipe without butter, substituted by coconut oil as healthier alternative.
Servings 8 people
- Food processor
- 1 kg Lean ground beef Minced
- 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
- 10 g Leek
- 1 Red onion Finely diced
- 2 sticks Celery Finely diced
- 2 cloves Garlic Finely diced
- 1 tbsp Tomato puree
- 6 Sun-dried tomatoes Chopped
- 500 ml Beef stock Or chicken stock
- 4 sprigs Thyme
- 3 Bay leaves
- 2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Black pepper
- 3 Potatoes Peeled and cubed
- ½ Cauliflower
- ½ Celery
- 300 ml Milk
- 15 ml Olive Oil
- 2 g Salt
- Add the beef into a non-stick pan and fry for 5 minutes until brown. Set aside.
- In another pan, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and add onion, carrot, celery and leek. Cook on low//medium heat until soft for 4 minutes.
- Add in beef, garlic, tomato puree, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs, salt and pepper. Fry for 3 more minutes.
- Add the stock into the pan and simmer on medium heat, uncovered, for 25 minutes.
- Once cooked, remove the bay leaves and thyme stalks.
- In a large pot over medium heat, boil potatoes, cauliflower and celery for 12 minutes.
- Drain the vegetables and blend in a food processor until smooth. Then, slowly add milk until desired consistency achieved.
- Spread the beef mince and vegetables into a casserole dish, smooth out to the dish's edges and top with the mash.
- Level the mash with a spatula and brush some olive oil on top.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 190°C for 25 minutes.
For more info on Beko appliances, visit their official website at https://www.beko.com/my-en.
Blueberry Yogurt Scones
Healthy scones with blueberry and yogurt for tea time.
Servings 6 people
- 50 g All-purpose flour
- 50 g Oatmeal flour
- 150 g Whole wheat flour
- 50 g Honey/maple syrup
- 5 g Baking powder
- 5 g Baking soda
- 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
- 2 g Salt
- 5 tbsp Plain yogurt
- 2 tbsp Coconut oil
- 1 Egg
- 80 g Blueberries
- 4 g Orange zest
- 3 g Cinnamon powder
- Preheat oven to 180°C
- In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together
- In a separate bowl, add yogurt, vanilla, coconut oil, maple syrup and egg whites. Mix until well combined.
- Then, pour into the bowl with dry ingredients and stir until just moist. Mixture should be crumbly.
- Gently fold in blueberries
- Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead
- Form dough into a 6-inch circle and place on parchment paper coated with coconut oil. Score the circle into 6 wedges.
- Brush the top of the circle with coconut oil and honey
- Sprinkle some cinnamon powder on top
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the top is golden brown