A Needed Appliance

Everyone knows my love for my kitchen and how I like to have all of the latest appliances available on the market in order for it to be up to date and able to do everything a commercial kitchen in any restaurant is capable of.  I have decided that what my kitchen needs next is a bread machine because I love fresh bread and I have more than enough counter space for one. Plus, I have a slew of recipes that I would like to test out for awesome bread that I am sure my friends and family will absolutely love.

 

Before I began whittling down my list of bread machines, I had to check out a few sites in order to get the best models on the market today. I first checked out bestkitchen.pro which had awesome information on bread machines and convection ovens in general. Then I went to https://bestkitchen.pro/bread-machine for a further breakdown of what bread machines can offer. By having an induction cooktop available, this could help reduce electric bills considerably.

 

For those that are unaware, making bread at home without a machine on hand can be a time-consuming process and you still have to worry constantly about the bread turning out a disaster. When you have a bread machine, you get the great aroma of fresh bread that fills your home and the solace of knowing that the bread you are consuming is fresh. There is no need to even mix all of the ingredients, knead the dough, let it rise, or even watch as the bread bakes. A bread machine will take care of everything with little to no stress.

 

There are certain things you should look for when buying the bread machine you want for your kitchen, and while many of us veer more towards the physical look, it is important to remember that there are some key features that should not be overlooked. What I especially like about having a bread machine is that once you have one, you have the option to replace some of the appliances already in your home as it can handle some of those duties. For example, if you want to make a cake, know that many bread makers have a setting for baking cakes, meaning you can bake one from scratch, then you won’t have to deal with a hand mixer, stand mixer, and a conventional oven. It does a great job, especially if you are not living in a huge space and that is an option. I have always wanted to bake before, and since I have more than enough space on my counters, there is no reason why there should not be a bread maker in my arsenal. The following bread machines are among the best in the industry and available at an affordable price.

 

Panasonic SD-BMT1000

Panasonic SD-BMT1000

With this bread maker, you have the power to make just about any and everything – and well! You can even make Japanese treats like mocha and udon that is delicious! You can even make things with chocolate and the bread made from this Panasonic model tastes great and is fluffy and light. If you are a fan of making special bread, you can do so by adding your preferred green teas, cocoa powders, and coffee.

 

Those that have bought one in the past complain that there are no English language instructions that come with the manual as it is Japanese and that you might have to get online to find a manual in English. Other than that, you should find this model easy to use, affordable, and long-lasting.

 

Zojirushi BB-PAC20

Zojirushi BB-PAC20

 

For those that have issues with gluten, the Zojirushi BB-PAC20 particularly handles recipes for gluten-free items very well. With it, bake bread that tastes far better than anything found in stores, and it comes with dual kneading paddles with a heater located on the lid that helps to knead dough and results in the bread evenly browned on top. The Zojirushi waits as ingredients reach the correct temperature before baking at optimal levels.

 

In terms of other bread machines on the market, there is arguably no other machine that produces such high-quality bread. This model doesn’t dispense nuts and fruits, so those will have to be added at the correct time, and there is no yeast dispenser either, but other than that, you will get perfect bread made every time.

What Else Can You Do with It?

Now that I have added to my kitchen arsenal with an immaculate bread machine to make fresh bread whenever I want, I am eager to find out all the ways in which I can use it to create new dishes that my friends and family will absolutely adore. I have already begun trying out new ideas and there are still quite a few things that I am still looking to try, incorporating a few fruits and vegetables to find something is flavorful and quickly becomes a favorite.

Everyone loves a hot loaf of bread, and you would be hard-pressed to find someone that would argue against having it over regular, run-of-the-mill bread. I’m looking to add antioxidants to my diet as well, aside from my bread machine, and here are some of the foods that will help protect you against prostate and lung cancer. Of course, you always get more of the cancer-fighting agents when these foods are eaten raw, but if you can get them into your system in any way, it is always beneficial.

Corn

Corn

Whether on or off the cob, corn is always good and it has been proven that when corn is cooked longer, there are higher levels of antioxidants that are released, like lutein, which staves off blindness in older people.

Peas

They may be small, but they pack a flavorful punch as they lower stomach cancer and other diseases that can plague older people.

Kale

You’ve probably heard of kale since it is recognized as one of the healthiest vegetables in the produce section these days. Packed with vitamin C and other minerals, kale helps reduce heart disease by lowering the bad cholesterol in our bodies. Eat kale a few times a day and your healthy points will definitely be on the uptick.

Broccoli

Broccoli

Another vegetable that is known for fighting cancer is broccoli, with studies showing that men that have more than 5 servings were less likely to suffer from bladder cancer by as much as half. Having broccoli a few times a week along with other green leafy vegetables can turn out to be the ultimate kick for your body.

Red Bell Peppers

Boasting only about 30 calories, but loaded with vitamin C, red bell peppers can provide nearly 150% of the recommended daily value and stave off atherosclerosis, which leads to heart disease.

Spinach

Spinach

Carotenoids are the powerful antioxidants that keep our eyes healthy and prevent macular degeneration and can be found in abundance in spinach. When spinach is cooked, you absorb more of the lutein into your body for more benefits.

Beets

Whether they are pickled or roasted, beets also contain a substantial amount of antioxidants that stave off several types of cancers and can be cooked alongside other vegetables for even further nutritional benefits. I try to consume beets at least twice a week and I have come to love adding them to other dishes that I normally would not have added them

Load Up on These Veggies

As a fan of cooking and just being in my kitchen in general, I always plan on including heaps of vegetables in my cooking. I believe that eating healthy is one of the best ways to lead a long and healthy life and that is one of the main reasons why more people should be incorporating vegetables into their daily regimen as much as possible. My favorites include squash, cucumbers, and carrots, which have become some of the foods I eat nearly every day.

 

What are some of the foods you should eat daily? Well, there seems to be a debate about that, but there are more than enough nutritious foods out there that are packed with protein, omega-3 acids, and antioxidants that can lead you to better sex, a clear mindset, and a prolonged life. If you have ever had days or nights when you have skin that breaks out, bloating, or you would rather watch hours of television, then you are more than likely eating the wrong foods. Of course, some people find it easy to blame things on the pressures of life, but it could be what you are consuming. There are some foods out there that can yield a host of benefits and now I have compiled a short list of some that you should consider if you are looking to get healthier by loading up on vegetables.

 

Spinach

Spinach

It is noted for being rich in folate and omega-3 fatty acids, and spinach offers even more than that, proven to reduce the likelihood of stroke, osteoporosis, heart disease and more. Did you know that folate can protect against sex-related issues by increasing blood flow to your erogenous zone? It is also packed with the compound lutein which also helps to stabilize your sex drive. You should aim to eat about a cup of fresh or cooked spinach daily. If you don’t have spinach on hand, try its cousins like bok choy, romaine lettuce, or kale. Spinach is delicious and works great on salads, add to scrambled eggs, sprinkle over pizza, or add it to marinara sauce to make a delicious dip that can be warmed in the microwave.

Tomatoes

 Tomatoes

Red tomatoes are the absolute best because they taste great, are packed with the antioxidant lycopene, and can decrease the risk of many cancers, including bladder, skin, lung, prostate, stomach, coronary artery disease and more. You should try to get about 2 2 milligrams of lycopene daily, which is the equivalent to about a glass of tomato juice or about 10 small cherry tomatoes. Other sources to consider for lycopene include Japanese persimmon, papaya, guava, pink grapefruit, and red watermelon. Where can you get sources of tomatoes?

Well, aside from ketchup and Ragu, you can get tomatoes from a glass of V8 (which is low in sodium), gazpacho, or consider adding double the usual amount of tomato paste for anything that asks for it in the recipe. I guarantee that you will love the taste and your body will love you for it.