December 2019 – Make Ahead Freezer Meals

Plan-ahead for busy nights by filling the freezer with homemade healthy meals. Double the recipe when you cook dinner so you can surprise yourself with the extra one later! Meals that freeze well are soups, stews, casseroles, chili, spaghetti sauce, lasagna, shepherds pie, pot pies and quiche. I love to get out the big cast iron cocotte, create a big batch of something delicious and freeze some for when I’d rather take it easy.

Staub Cast Iron and Ceramics

 
White Truffle is a beautiful new colour in the Staub range that pays tribute to the most precious food item of Europe. It is a warm white that will stay neutral in any setting.
 
Slow cooking, using an enameled cast iron cocotte, may be the easiest way to transform fresh ingredients into a tasty meal with a French flair. Heat the cocotte on your stovetop, including induction. When the pot is hot add oil, sear the meat to lock in the flavours, add any vegetables you like, close the self-basting lid and put the cocotte in the oven. Now you have time to relax while the cocotte does all the work. Use the cocotte to serve your meal as well since it will keep your food at the perfect temperature for a long time.
 

Cocottes starting at $279.99 ($380.00 Regular)

Staub Ceramics in White Truffle

Staub Ceramics are made in Portugal of high quality ceramic that is highly chip resistant. The subtle, shimmering shade makes it a perfect addition to any table setting!

Staub Matte White

Enjoy gooey mac n’ cheese, buttery apple crisp and moist brownies every time. This versatile pan easily goes from freezer to oven to table. With its chic, classic design, the covered baking dishes allow you to serve up your creations in style.

Square $99.99 ($160.00 Regular)
Rectangular $124.99 ($180.00 Regular)

Mepal Cirqula Storage Bowls

Make meals and freeze them using these Cirqula Mepal storage/serving bowls. Take your frozen container and place directly in the microwave. These bowls look fantastic for serving at the table. Finished your meal? Just place it in the dishwasher. Cirqula is 100% leak proof and is made in Holland. There are eight sizes available in a range of colours.

Starting at $12.00

Fill & Store Final Touch

The Fill & Store is the perfect solution for bagging hard-to-transfer soups, stews, pastas and sauces! Invented by a Cordon Bleu Chef and manufactured in Canada! This gadget will hold bags firmly open to allow for easy pouring without the mess! The Fill & Store works with most sizes and brands of storage bags including non resealable bags such as piping bags.

$13.00

Stasher Storage Bags

Store meals flat in the freezer with these plastic-free reusable storage bags! These platinum silicone bags are durable, non-toxic, temperature resistant, dishwasher and microwave safe and sous-vide friendly. One Stasher bag can be used endlessly.

450 ml $15.00
1660 ml $28.00

Zwilling Pro Series Kitchen Tools

NEW! All Zwilling Pro gadgets are made with premium, stainless steel for exceptional durability. The elegant, ergonomic handles make working in the kitchen both simple and effortless. The entire series is dishwasher-safe and corrosion-proof so that you can enjoy them for a long time.
Meat Tenderizer $37.99 ($55.00 Regular)
Rice Spoon $23.99 ($35.00 Regular)
Whisk $20.99 ($30.00 Regular)
Icing Spatula $20.99 ($30.00 Regular)

 

Wüsthof Cutting Board

Every kitchen needs a reliable cutting surface to preserve your knives and your countertop. Wüsthof makes these very flexible thermoplastic polyurethane boards which protect your knife blades from dulling.

The plastic material does not absorb smells or flavours and can be sterilized using boiling water or by washing them in the dishwasher.

$54.99 ($65.00 Regular)

Knife Tip: Peelers

Peelers can be used for many kitchen tasks! Peeling fruit and vegetables is a basic task for the peeler. Consider using your peeler to shave chocolate and hard cheese such as parmesan. A side cutter removes eyes and blemishes from produce or can cut grooves in fruits and vegetables. Swissmar peelers are made of surgical steel, suitable for left and right handed use, dishwasher safe and made in Switzerland.

$6.50