Firstly we’d like to say that all the team at Rangemaster hope you are safe and well and that we are sending our best wishes to everyone during this time. It is with this in mind that we thought we’d talk about healthy cooking and how important it is to boost your immune system and stay as fit and well as you possibly can. Immune-boosting dishes are packed with vitamins and minerals so think homemade soups and stews, fruity smoothies, spicy stir-fries, grilled meats, steamed fish and vegetables. Cutting back on processed foods and sugary snacks will also help. Think in terms of colour – a rainbow of ingredients such as peppers, tomatoes, aubergines, courgettes, red onions, carrots, broccoli and kale - will add interest and flavour to mealtimes.
If you’re looking for the perfect all-in-one appliance to cook the most flavoursome, healthy dishes, Rangemaster has recently launched the NEXUS Steam range cooker. This 110cm wide dual fuel design has a separate steam cavity, a first for the range cooking market, along with the option to oven roast, batch bake and rapid cook so it suits all culinary styles. In Black, Ivory, Stainless Steel or Slate, this multifunctional cooker can also grill, griddle, boil and simmer as well as prove dough in its bread proving drawer. There’s a multi-zone griddle, precise electronic temperature control, an 11-function oven that includes a new Duo setting for perfect pastry without the need for blind baking, as well as Delicate Bake for cheesecake or soufflé.
Steam is undoubtedly the healthiest way to cook. There’s no need for fat or oil so it can help lower cholesterol, it preserves food’s vitamins, minerals, nutrients, texture and taste plus it’s quick and easy. That’s why Rangemaster launched the NEXUS Steam, as a fully flexible freestanding cooker to suit every cooking need. But if you prefer the look and feel of a built-in appliance, there’s also a handy Steam Oven as part of Rangemaster’s compact 45cm wide built-in appliance collection. It works via a forced steam system that tailors steam delivery to provide perfect results for every dish. Programmes include Steam, Fish, Grill, Defrost, Meat, Veg, Pizza and De scale so there’s an option to suit all the family.
To give your kitchen a boost as well as your immune system, we’ve picked some of our favourite buys that you can order online right now…
Dobbies garden centres have a fantastic range of outdoor living essentials to make the most of your garden during this difficult time. Buy a barbecue, sort out the seating and get to work on those pots and planters. Cook up a healthy lunch and take it into the garden for a stay at home picnic.
Head online to And So To Shop for a variety of organic and green teas. Organic Green Supreme is recommended for your mind, body and soul and is an organic Vietnamese green tea blend with ginger and lemongrass, priced £6.49 for 14 pyramid bags.
Create a delicious salad full of fresh ingredients and serve with these stylish Knot Salad Servers from Annabel James. Made from durable 18/8 stainless steel, they are dishwasher-safe and are beautifully presented in a duck egg blue gift box, priced £29.95.
Stay hydrated while you take your walk with this Built V&A 500ml double walled stainless steel water bottle with a pretty Hummingbird design, available for £19.99 at KitchenCraft.
Make food prep easier with Cuisinart’s Easy Prep Pro in frosted pearl, which is compact enough to fit on any worktop space and can be used to chop, mix, blend, purée, slice and grate, priced £125.