Today I wanted to share my thoughts on my new steamer that I picked up the Intellisteam from Viante. The price point for the unit is a bit high at $199 but I found it at this point to be WAY worth the price! I have cooked everything from veggies to chicken and fish. It makes meal prep so much easier. All I have to do is season my meat place it in the section of the steamer, you have three basket and the one has a divider that can be removed to use larger pieces of food, set the section to what I am cooking and press the steam button. It takes about 15 minutes to steam up all my meals for the next day. It is easy to fill completely dishwasher safe. The only con that I see so far is that it does take up a decent amount of counter space but I have been able to push it back and work with food in front of it. I plan to really start expanding what I can do with it here and come up with some new recipes. Hopefully the price doesn’t scare people off and you can give it a try. Actually as a college student or some one with a smaller kitchen or not wanting to deal to much with cleaning up after cooking this is a great buy. Check out some of the pictures below for some of the meals that I have made from it. I am going to start trying to experiment with some dim sum style Chinese meals with it. I will also work on a video for the unit. Thanks for checking out the review and look forward to more! I will be doing one on egg whites today.
Hey guys and gals! So this week has been pretty crazy at work so I have been a bit quiet here and haven’t had time to edit any videos but I do have a shopping with and I will have a cooking with com in up soon. I did end up working from home yesterday because of the craziness and on my lunch I decided to get out of the house for a bit and went to a couple of stores. I started off at World Market where I picked up some sweets and some spices. I originally just went for some cookie called Pizzelle that someone on the IIFYM Facebook group recommended. I ended up picking up a lot more. I will show this all in the upcoming video but I wanted to talk about the Latin spice rub and that I used on some chicken today and it was GAF! I also picked up some chocolate chip coconut scone mix that took maybe 20 minutes to make and 15 of that was cooking time I’ll let yinz know how they are tomorrow when I have them for breakfast. After World Market I stopped at Sur La Table which is a kitchenware store. I picked up a Viante intellesteam and so far I am really happy with it. I have only had steamed chicken and I was excited about the new purchase so I also steamed some 94/6 ground beef for dinner tonight. Both came out awesome. I steamed tomorrows morning snack of chicken with tandoori seasoning, lunch which is some steamed MahiMahi, and dinner is Dover Sole. Check out the pictures below for some of this.
I also succeeded in making a waffle batter. They came out awesome and the volume of the meal was great! Here is the recipe:
1/2cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Scoop Cellucor Cinnamon Swirl Whey
65g of Banana
3tsp baking powder
92g Egg Whites
4tbsp Coconut Flour
14g PBLean custom from Myoatmeal.com
Whip the egg whites till a peaking a bit, add the rest of the ingredients and continue to mix. Heat a waffle iron and cook on medium heat. This make about 5-6 waffles which is one serving. The macros are 41c/28f/63p. I am going to work on reducing the fat by trying to pull some of the eggs out as they add 15g and also you can reduce it by pulling out the PBlean that added 6g, or use a different type of flour. I added pictures below.
Thanks for checking out the post guys and be on the lookout for videos of all the goodies I bought and upcoming waffle and cannoli videos.
Here are the scones that I bought with the macros in the picture.
Here is what the scone packaging looks like.
Here is the new steamer
I picked up a stick blended and matching mini food processor.
Picked up a sandwich maker and will have a sandwich recipe post coming up.
Ingredients for the waffles.
Here are the final whipped egg ehites
Here is the waffler batter about to go on the iron.
Here is the first waffle. Turns out I needed more batter
Now we are talking!
Here is the full stack of waffles, One serving!
About to munch!
After a couple of bites.
Cooking up my beef and mushrooms for dinner,
The mushrooms finished first and were gone before the beef was. Egg whites on the side.
Here is the steamed beef. Actually tasted really good an moist.
Here is tomorrows lunch. A little MahiMahi on spaghetti squash, peas, fat free mozzarella, and pizza sauce.
Tandoori steamed chicken, shirataki noodles, spaghetti squash, and butter lettuce.
Nothing to do with this post, but the cake that I had today. Ill post some of my day of eating stuff tomorrow.