Educating Your Helper on Healthy Cooking Practices

Diet-related diseases are on the rise and have become a global problem. The good news is that many of us are increasingly more conscious that adopting a healthier lifestyle is crucial (by paying extra attention to what’s on our plates among other things). Preparing our meals from scratch undeniably makes it easier to control what we – and our loved ones – are eating. But for many of us, that is not possible – at least not all the time.

 

Many of us rely on helpers to assist…

Baking, Cooking, Kitchen Management: Which Class for My Domestic Helper?

Cooking is one of the finest skills one can master. Surely all cooks aren’t chefs but with practice, anyone can sharpen their culinary skills and prepare savoury dishes.

Baking classes

Baking is a particular form of food preparation which consists of cooking food through exposure to dry heat, typically in an oven, without directly exposing it to a flame.

 

What will my domestic worker get to learn?

By signing your helper up for a class and depending on the curriculum, your…

Helpers Learn to Prepare Delicious Cupcakes Thanks to HelperChoice Academy

On 7 April 2018, six proactive domestic helpers, who enrolled in HelperChoice Academy,  joined a cupcake demo workshop organised by the Academy program. During this fun and engaging baking lesson, the participants learned from a professional everything about making and decorating fabulous cupcakes.

 

The whole lesson was very informative and interactive. The teacher was really light-hearted and engaging. She made use of examples that are related to helpers e.g.…

8 Secrets to Help Your Domestic Helper Become a Super Healthy Cook

One of our biggest challenges in life is trying to manage all the things we have to do. Between family, financial, and personal responsibilities, we have a lot on our plate. If you’re also trying to make your plate a healthy, delicious and nutritious one, it can sometimes be even harder to find the time to do it all.

 

Eating food prepared in your own kitchen is really the best way to eat healthily.  As much as you love all the “good for you” restaurants out there, you may…

What to Keep in Mind When Looking for a Cooking Class for Your Helper

Signing your domestic helper up for a cooking course to improve her skills is an investment, but it can be extremely valuable to both of you. Choosing a cooking class in Hong Kong is no easy task given the multiple options available out there. Various factors can definitely make the task easier and help you pick the most appropriate one for your helper.

 

Identify your domestic helper’s needs

Having clarity on your helper’s skills and identifying any gaps and the areas…

10 Helper Cooking Classes in Hong Kong

Cooking classes are surely the best way to build up your helper’s confidence in the kitchen and enable her to master new skills, learn the art of cooking in different cuisines and become more creative about food. There are many options of cooking classes for your helpers out there. Read on to find just what you have been looking for all along.

 

Towngas runs basic cookery classes targeted at helpers. Their Introduction to Chinese Cooking course will teach your helper everything…

15 Helper Cooking Classes in Singapore

Demand for cooking classes targeted at helpers is on the rise in Singapore. Cookbooks do wonders, there is no doubt about it. Needless to say that nothing beats learning by doing though – especially when an experienced professional shows you the (right) way.  Many organisations islandwide are offering – and some are specialising in – hands-on courses and workshops for helpers to teach them the basics, give them a solid foundation and help them improve their culinary…

What to do when your helper cooks unhealthy food?

Food seasoning and cooking methods can be very personal. Normally that is not a problem, but it may be when your helper cooks unhealthy food for you and your children.

In this day and age many people worry about eating healthily. In a city like Hong Kong we may often eat outside where we have no control over amounts of salt, oil, sugar and food additives used. So eating a healthy meal at home becomes so much more important. Sounds simple, but it becomes much more complicated when others…

Tulip Tomatoes

Tulip Tomatoes Bouquet

 

Your employer is organizing a party? Suggest to add these tulip tomatoes to the menu. Success guaranteed! The filled tomatoes are also a great appetizer or afternoon snack.

Ingredients

13 large cherry tomatoes 14 stalks of chives/spring onion 200g cottage cheese 1 cucumber ½ teaspoon dried basil Salt Pepper Directions

Dice the cucumber very finely or grate. Stir in cheese and basil, season with salt and pepper. Cut a cross shape on the top of each…

Deviled Chick Eggs

Deviled Chick Eggs

 

Lots of fun to do with children on a rainy afternoon or nice to share with friends (especially if you make the chicks look like them). You can be as creative as you want to be when making these deviled chick eggs.

Ingredients

8 extra-large eggs, hard boiled ½ cup heavy mayonnaise ¼ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon prepared mustard ¼ teaspoon salt

Optional

Carrots Red bell pepper Green bell pepper Black pepper (whole) Pimento stuffed olives Chives …