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As seen on Channel 9’s Brisbane Weekend Extra

Posted in Articles with tags , , , , , , , on April 29, 2009 by lickthebowlcomau

As seen Channel 9’s Brisbane Weekend Extra … me and the Saute Pan stove top pizza (recipe here)!!

To buy a Saute Pan so you can make stove top pizza at home whenever you like, contact me!  At $220, it’s not the cheapest pan in your kitchen cupboard, but it IS the most useful, most versatile, easiest to clean and the one you’ll grab over and over for everything you want to cook!

  • Make risotto (on the stove or baked in the oven)
  • Pasta sauces
  • Pizza Scrolls – recipe here
  • Paella with Chorizo – recipe here
  • Pancakes/pikelets (Mother’s Day breakfast in bed) – recipe here
  • Rice pudding
  • Lasagna
  • Moussaka
  • Frittata
  • Quiche
  • and so much more!

The top 10 reasons to host a Chef’s Toolbox cooking party

Posted in The Chef's Toolbox with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2009 by lickthebowlcomau

Imagine calling a few friends together, cooking up a couple of delicious recipes, heartily devouring them and then scoring lots of free stuff and half price, top quality cookware!  That’s a Chef’s Toolbox cooking party for ya!

Cook up paella at your cooking party!

Cook up paella at your cooking party!

Why hold a Chef’s Toolbox cooking party?

  1. You get to try before you buy.
  2. Revive your enthusiasm for cooking.
  3. Share cooking tips with friends and family.
  4. Learn a couple of easy, delicious new recipes.
  5. Treat yourself to some top quality cookware.
  6. Start building your collection, piece by piece.
  7. Receive free cookware.
  8. Do some half price shopping.
  9. Introduce your friends/family to something new.
  10. Have a heap of fun, with very little effort!

The Chef’s Toolbox mantra is “cooking is fun”.  Whenever I say that, I see a few raised eyebrows in the room, but hey, you have to do it so you might as well enjoy it, right?  Frankly, there’s nothing fun about a sink full of baked-on, greasy, daggy looking pots and pans.  At a Chef’s Toolbox cooking party, you’ll be introduced to our gorgeous, practical cookware that enables you to cook more healthfully, and not tax your time with endless washing up.

“People always feel obliged to buy at these parties” …… not with Chef’s Toolbox!
Since the range is almost unheard of in Queensland – and we aim to change that – the very name is enough to intrigue your guests to come along.  And once they attend your cooking party, they will get to see what we’re all about.  Most people fall in love with it when they see how easy it is to use and clean, and they snap up a few pieces on the spot.  Others prefer to get to know it by buying one or two small items and consider holding their own party to build upon what they’ve bought.  That’s fine by us!  If we were into pressure, we’d be selling pressure cookers!

“I don’t have time to hold parties” ……
To host a Chef’s Toolbox cooking party, all you need to do is invite your friends and buy a few inexpensive ingredients.  We do the rest at your party!  We cook two simple recipes and eat them afterwards.  No dips, nibbles and munchies to put out.  Just a pot of tea or a bottle of wine and it’s all done.  This is meant to be fun, not work!

“My husband doesn’t like these ladies’ parties” …..
Who said cooking was just for the ladies?  Tell him to hang around and see how “the toolbox” will even get him to enjoy getting into the kitchen.  And since men are so practical, wouldn’t it be far better to be able to try something in your own kitchen, on your own stove, before you fork out for it?

“There’s no room in my kitchen” …..
We don’t need a kitchen!  How about a patio, the verandah, the garage or your living room?  With my handy dandy portable electric cooker, I can cook up a stove top pizza in a laundry as long as there’s a power point!

Look, whatever your sensitivity, no one wants to pressure you into holding a cooking party.  Just remember, there’s plenty to be gained – fun, new recipes, new cooking tips, free and half price cookware – and nothing to be lost.  Contact me if I can help :).

Stove Top Pizza recipe

Posted in Recipes with tags , , , , on November 23, 2008 by lickthebowlcomau



Treat yourself to good food at home!

The Ingredients

1 cup self-raising flour
1 cup plain flour
good pinch of salt
1 rounded teaspoon of dried yeast
1 teaspoon honey or sugar
1 cup lukewarm water

1/2 cup pasta sauce of your choice*
sliced bocconcini cheese
fresh basil leaves, torn
roasted capsicum strips
semi-sundried tomatoes

The Fun– Combine all dough ingredients in Sauté Pan and mix well.
– Press dough using the tips of your fingers, until the base of the pan is covered.
– Spread the pasta sauce onto the dough taking it as close to the edge as possible.
– Add other toppings of your choice.
– Place the pan (with the pizza inside) over medium heat and cover, making sure the vents are closed.
– Cook 5 minutes.
– Turn lid to open side steam vents, reduce heat to medium low and cook for a further 20 minutes.
– Remove from heat and using Egg Flip lift pizza from pan onto a board or serving platter.
– Serve immediately.


* I HIGHLY recommend Sacla Cherry Tomato and Basil sauce for a truly authentically Italian taste and texture!

“I haven’t cooked so much in ages!”

Posted in The Chef's Toolbox with tags , , , , , on November 23, 2008 by lickthebowlcomau

home-made-pizzaThe really gratifying thing about The Chef’s Toolbox products and parties is that they re-ignite that passion for cooking in people.  Seriously, even those who would previously rather eat the cardboard pizza box instead of lighting the stove have reported that they are back in the kitchen and loving it.

Think of it this way …

To buy a chain-store pizza, you need to wait about 30-60 minutes before it arrives.  You could pick it up sooner but the thought of getting in the car when you’d rather not change out of your jammies or find your shoes, is just too much.

Keep your ingredients on hand
You can literally make a Stove Top Pizza in under 30 minutes!  It’s SO easy and the results are far better, healthier and tastier than anything that can be dropped off at your door.  Just keep handy some plain flour, self raising flour, a pack of yeast sachets, some pizza cheese and anything else you’d care to throw on top of it.  While it’s cooking, you clean up the few utensils you used and put the ingredients away and by the time that’s done, your pizza is ready!

So many of my customers comment that they’d now rather whip up a Stove Top Pizza in their Chef’s Toolbox Saute Pan than bother with calling a chain pizza store.  Others have quickly built their repertoire to include risotto, pizza scrolls, chicken and leek pie, and lots of other recipes that you can find at Lick The Bowl or on the Chef’s Toolbox website.

Turn over a new leaf in the kitchen
“I haven’t cooked so much in ages!” is a familiar cry, and it’s usually followed up by “AND I’m enjoying it!” Now that’s the real telling point!  To be in the kitchen and not feeling a sense of drudgery is just gold!

Contact me for your inspiration
All you need is a burst of inspiration and that can come from buying some beautiful new cookware, attending a Chef’s Toolbox cooking party, exchanging ideas with other frazzled cooks or even just communicating with ME with some questions about easy peasy recipes you can cook for your family or yourself.

Go to the Contact Me page and drop me a line.  If I can’t come up with some clever and easy recipes for you, I’ll find someone who can!