If you are holding a Christmas function over the next few weeks you'll realise that a traditional roast and fruitcake meal sound much less appealing in the warm Australian climate, compared to the cooler Northern hemisphere. If you are looking for some ideas for function food that are festive but not heavy or hot, here are some ideas to get you started.
While roasting a turkey in the warm weather can see too much as the oven heats the house, shutting the lid of a barbeque can let you slow cook your turkey to perfection.
Paleo diets are one of the most popular health and lifestyle trends so far this century. Followers believe that modern diets are leaving us more lethargic and less well-nourished than our cavemen ancestors were. As a result, they aim to eat only foods which could have been enjoyed by paleolithic man -- which rules out dairy, grains (and therefore gluten), legumes, refined sugar and processed oils.
Those of you with a sweet-tooth will have spotted that this means cutting out traditional cakes and sweet treats.
It seems the days of kids asking for a plain old chocolate cake for their birthday celebrations are long gone. Today, it's all about themed parties and favourite cartoon or TV show characters, but the cost of ordering a themed cake can run into hundreds of dollars. Making cupcakes at home is cheap, easy and the cupcakes can be decorated to match the chosen theme without much effort or know-how. Cupcakes are easy to hand out to guests and even pop into party bags for them to take home.
As people struggle to fit in events into today's busy corporate culture, more and more events planners are turning to breakfast events. Here are some catering options, which are easy to eat, and low mess when wearing corporate attire:
While eggs are a common breakfast food, poached, fried and scrambled eggs all have the tendency to be a little messy. A baked eggs dish is compact and easy to eat, and the eggs can be baked with delicious toppings including bacon or avocado for an extra kick.
Reverse osmosis refers to a process by which water is passed through a thin membrane at high pressure so that any dissolved inorganic substances (such as salt) are removed. This process is used to desalinate saltwater so that it can be used for drinking and other domestic or industrial purposes. This article discusses some features of these desalination systems that help to prolong their lifespan.
A pre-filter is placed on the line that supplies cold water to the reverse osmosis system.