Creating an energy-efficient meal plan with help from AO
With energy bills on the rise, lots of us are feeling the pinch. Here's how batch cooking can make you a little more energy efficient.
Our guide to energy-efficient cooking
Energy bills are increasing and many of us are thinking of new ways to bring our costs down.One simple solution is to reduce your oven time and batch cook meals. By preparing most or all your meals and snacks for the entire week in one cooking session, you’ll not only save time but you’ll also significantly reduce the amount of energy you use.
Here we list a few of our favourite oven recipes that work perfectly in a single batch cook. Let's get started!
Roasted roots and goat’s cheese
Make sure you end the week with a perfect comfort meal – the Sunday roast. The typical Sunday roast includes veggies, roast potatoes and lashings of gravy. A great alternative to traditional roasted vegetables is our roasted roots and goat’s cheese recipe. This simple dish involves roasting beetroot with parsnips and carrots and then topping them with creamy goat's cheese and peppery rocket. The Beko AeroPerfect™ oven is ideal for batch cooking and offers you plenty of space to get creative. The Beko also has clever AeroPerfect™ technology which allows hot air to circulate, ensuring an even cook on every shelf and makes it ideal for cooking multiple dishes at the same time. Alongside Beko, AO stocks top brands such as LG, Miele, Samsung, Rangemaster and has a wide variety of oven types, from freestanding to range cookers.
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Roast vegetable salad with kale pesto
A great way to use up your roasted vegetables is by putting them in a hearty salad. This roasted vegetable and kale pesto recipe involves taking your veggies and tossing them with lentils and nutty kale pesto for an easy weekday lunch. The Beko AeroPerfect™ is particularly well suited to traybakes and roasting tin recipes as the built-in fan at the back of the oven constantly moves the hot air around so it hits every shelf seamlessly, making sure that your veggies are cooked evenly with a glorious golden finish.
One-pot chicken with cannellini beans and chorizo
There are many perks to cooking a one-pot recipe such as reducing your food waste and washing up but most importantly, it saves energy. You can pop your one-pot dish in the oven at the same time as multiple other dishes. This chicken with cannellini beans and chorizo recipe is a vibrant one-pot dish that makes an excellent weeknight meal. The Professional Deluxe Range Cooker from Rangemaster is a brilliant, multifunctional oven and a great companion for this recipe. The grill function allows you to get a crisp coating on your chicken while ensuring the other ingredients are cooked to perfection too. AO provides a variety of range cookers in various sizes and designs from some of the top brands including Rangemaster, Stoves, and Smeg, all accommodated to fit your kitchen perfectly. Also, with finance options available, there are many ways to pay at AO.
Triple chocolate chip cookies
We all need a sweet treat occasionally and these triple chocolate chip cookies are not only simple to make but also utterly decadent, combining dark, milk and white chocolate. Better still, you can enjoy your cookies throughout the week by popping them into the oven at the same time as your other batch dishes. The Hotpoint Dual Fuel Cooker offers you plenty of space allowing you to cook multiple varieties of dishes in one session. The oven’s two additional top shelves also mean you can batch cook on up to six levels, making the most of the extra-large capacity. What’s more, the Hotpoint Dual Fuel Cooker is the only dual cooker on the market with two full fans, available at ao.com.
Like the sound of upping your batch cooking game? At ao.com, there are plenty of options to suit all bakers from trusted and reliable brands such as Beko, Hotpoint, Rangemaster and more. If you purchase through ao.com, you can rest assured that you’ll not only receive flexible delivery and a price match promise but also the reassurance that you are using the most trusted electrical retailer in the UK – with over 300,0000 5-star reviews.
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