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Cold-Pressed Juicers – The Good and Not So Good!

June 24th, 2015

Reviewed and written by Romel Kouyan

If you’re health conscious and always on the lookout on how to accelerate in to a healthier lifestyle, I’m guessing you would have read a little about cold press juicing and the benefits it delivers to your health.

We’ve heard countless celebrity testimonials and the health professionals telling us it’s the only way to consume our glass of green goodness.

They claim to have an endless list of health benefits that legitimises a price tag of $10 for a bottle. But is cold press juicing really better than a more traditional method of extracting your fruit and vegetables?

Here’s the thing, no one can actually prove the added health benefits when it comes to cold press vs traditional juicing. I mean, if you read the science behind the theory it makes sense and I tend to immerse myself in the latest fads and super foods in the hope to slow down the ageing clock and live an eternaly happy and healthy life. With that simple fact in mind, I am sold and will most likely never consume another glass of traditional juice ever again.

Now, to which cold press juicer is best. Will a pricey machine do a better job than a more affordable one? Well, I put three leading machines to the test and here’s what I found.

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First up, Sunbeam slow juicer claims to “Produces a generous amount with minimal effort thanks to its low speed juicing method to gently press and squeeze your selected foods, extracting nothing but high quality juices.” I found this machine to be fairly quiet, easy to clean with minimal pulp in the final product. This is the perfect machine for those wishing to adopt the cold press concept, without the hefty price tag. Highly recommended!

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The second machine I road tested was the Pro Appliance JuicePro. This machine has a unique low speed technology for healthier juices and automatically removes unwanted pulp. Once again, I found this juicer to be quite easy to use, cleans quickly and stores quite easily without taking up too much space. It comes with an extremely affordable price tag for all its yummy goodness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly, the Vitality 4 Life’s Oscar Neo. At a fairly hefty price tag, my expectations were fairly high. So how did it weigh up against its competition?

da1000_chromeI generally like my appliances to look pretty and at first sight, I found the OscarNeo to be bulky, quite heavy and not easily stored away. It’s definitely not the prettiest thing I have set eyes on, so after juicing you’ll probably want to hide it to prevent visually offending your guests.

Once the juicing began I was slightly underwhelmed as it didn’t receive the fruit and vegetables as easily as its counterparts. I found the OscarNeo to be an extremely heavy juicer, making it quite difficult to move or to store away. The juicing process is also quite tedious as the shoot is fairly small, so a fair amount of time needs to be invested in cutting up your fruit and vegetables into bite size pieces. Like juicing wasn’t difficult to begin with!

The juicer also tends to get clogged up quite quickly, so you’ll have to pull it apart and give it a clean before commencing to juice again.

The final product wasn’t too bad if you like pulp in your juice, if not, this is not the juicer for you. I do have to admit though, the best part is the vibration it releases – so hold on to your juicer for an overall body vibration exercise!

So there you have it people, my pick would either be Sunbeam or the

Pro Appliance JuicePro. Both extremely easy to use, light weight and fairly compact whilst delivering great results. This is a perfect example that a hefty price tag doesn’t always mean better quality.

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A Night With Campbell’s Real Soup Bases and Manu Feildel

May 27th, 2015

Manu & Campbell's Real Soup Bases

I had the opportunity to learn a thing or two in the kitchen with one of Australia’s leading chefs – and what a pleasure it was.

Manu Feildel demonstrated in front of an intimate audience how to cook simple and flavour packed soups using the new range of Campbell’s Real Soup Bases. These soup bases are the perfect way to create amazing winter meals.

Real Soup Bases are made using Campbell’s Real Stock infused with the perfect blend of herbs and spices. The bases are designed to save you the time, cost and hassle involved with buying raw ingredients and cooking from scratch yourself.

With Italian, Asian and Moroccan bases in the Campbell’s range, Manu showed us how easy it is to add a few simple ingredients and create a spectacular looking and tasting meal in as little as 30 minutes which I absolutely loved!

On the front of the carton it tells you what ingredients to add, which I find super handy as I get a little overwhelmed when I go to the grocery store, figuring out what ingredients I need to tie a meal together.

After an enjoyable time learning to make 3 of Manu’s delicious winter soups using Campbell’s Real Soup Bases, I feel I can confidently create some delicious, hearty soups this winter!

To get you started, the team at Campbell’s have come up with tonnes of recipes for you to try, including: Moroccan Lamb & Vegetable Soup, Minestrone Soup, Italian Meatball Soup and Thai Sweet Corn & Chicken Soup.
Visit: www.campbellskitchen.com.au to see all the recipes

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ADRIAN CAN’T COOK – Kitchen Quickie – Sharpening Knives

February 25th, 2014

Mercedes Sarmini shows me the quickest, easiest and most effective way to sharpen knives!
No need for a knife sharpening block, easy!

Thanks to Mercedes Sarmini from Flowers by Mercedes for the Kitchen Quickie.

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ADRIAN CAN’T COOK with Ibby of Cuckoo Callay – Episode 5

February 14th, 2014

Tucked away off King Street, Newtown is a crazy little oasis called Cuckoo Callay.
Incredible design, delicious food and charismatic staff, Adrian Can’t Cook was very excited to meet part-owner, Ibby Moubadder and learn how to make one of his favourite family recipes, learnt from his mother.

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Special thanks to:
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Here are some photos from the shoot, it was such a fun day!

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ADRIAN CAN’T COOK with Simone Erdedi – Episode 4

December 4th, 2013


My sister Simone is an inspirational and fun-loving girl.
I adore everything about her and I’m so thrilled that she is one of the great guests on ADRIAN CAN’T COOK.

Simone is a 26 year old girl with Down Syndrome. She jokes, laughs, cries and gets sad – just like any of us. She has shows she loves, singers she adores and loves celebrities.

She is just a down-to-earth person with a huge heart of gold.

Though very quiet and shy, Simone still shows off her talents in the kitchen and teaches me a yummy sweet recipe she learnt at her Disabilities Centre.

I hope you enjoy watching this as much as I did filming it. I hope she inspires you as much as she does me.

Adrian

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ADRIAN CAN’T COOK with Bonnie Lythgoe – Episode 3 – Part 2

November 7th, 2013

You just can’t help but fall in love with Bonnie Lythgoe (So You Think You Can Dance).
This effervescent, always smiling and kind hearted lady is the next amazing guest on Adrian Can’t Cook.

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