We are launching a new series featuring the Etta+Billie team’s favorite cooking gadgets. This week, we hear from Jasmine, our Marketing Assistant, as she showcases her preferred kitchen tool, the air fryer!
As a college student, the last thing I want to do is create more work for myself by cleaning copious amounts of dishes. Also, my time can be super limited for meals in between classes, so I’ve got to get creative with how quickly I can whip up something tasty. Enter the air fryer.
An air fryer is essentially a conventional oven in a bucket. It rapidly circulates hot air around the cooking chamber to create a fried effect on food, hence giving it the name air fryer. The beauty of the gadget is not only in its ability to transform food into fried perfection with little to no oil, but also its quick cooking times and easy clean up. Say goodbye to dealing with large pans of greasy oil after making your favorite fried foods!
The things you can make in this gadget are just about endless. Take a look at some of my favorite items to whip up with this handy appliance:
Air Fryer sweet potato fries: Crispy, delicious fries with half of the cooking time
Buffalo Cauliflower “wings”: Tastes just like buffalo wings, except it’s actually cauliflower!
It seems like the piles of trash and waste is absolutely endless due to a rise in cooking at home during this quarantine. With today being “Learn About Composting Day”, I simply cannot think of a better time to learn how to utilize kitchen scraps. Finding alternatives to combat the sheer amount of waste that we produce is actually quite easier than some might think. If you are wanting to take the plunge into the world of composting and/or reducing your kitchen waste, here are a few simply ways you can spearhead the process:
For this week’s business feature, we hear from Be Just, a shop that houses a collection of household essentials that combine functionality, form, and beauty in the Belmont area of Charlottesville, Virginia.