I come from a family of people who love to cook and who love to eat. Wait, doesn’t everyone love to eat? While in reality everyone likes to be nourished, not everyone truly loves to eat and loves the science and art of cooking. My family fits into the latter category.
Having two young kids at home, I have found that I have to combine my love of cooking with my complete and utter lack of time. I like meals that taste good but that I don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen making and that I don’t have to hover over constantly. My kids love coming in to see what’s for dinner, and sauteing something over a hot stove is not something I want their little faces peeping into!
When I received the Actifry, I was completely thrilled. My crock pot now had it’s long lost soul mate! While I still use my crock pot, I have fallen in love with my ActiFry. Crock pots are a great standby that every mom should have and I now feel the same way about my ActiFry, except this one is a fresh, new toy that is as modern as can be.
What is an ActiFry? Well, the Actifry is an electric fryer that uses hardly any oil. It uses advanced technology to give you crunchy fries and healthy meals without all the oil. A fryer without all the oil and mess? Yes, exactly.
When I used my ActiFry to make homemade potato crisps, I used only one tablespoon of olive oil. There is a cute little green ActiFry spoon that comes with the machine for easy measurement. All I did was rinse and dry the potatoes (purchased from Trader Joe’s) and add a tablespoon of olive oil and some seasonings into the ActiFry. About 25 minutes later, I had delicious whole potatoes bursting with flavor! The kids loved them!
And when I made chicken wings in my new ActiFry, I didn’t use any oil at all. We absolutely love wings in our house and I usually balk at the half container of oil we end up using to fry those bad boys. Not only for my health, but the lower-cholesterol or virgin olive oil I purchase is not cheap. The ActiFry wings turned out crispy, spicy, and delicious – just like I like them!
Other features about the ActiFry I loved:
* It is easy to clean up and most of the parts are dishwasher safe.
* The ActiFry came with a recipe booklet that is also helpful with meal planning.
* You can attend other household tasks while your food is cooking. The machine has a timer and is self- contained.
* It’s new newest gadget on the market. If you love to cook, you have to try one!
|“Kids Meal” – The baby potatoes were the first to go! Delicious!|
The ActiFry can be purchased online and retails anywhere from $200-$290. Or you can enter to win one from me!!! Mommy Entourage is head over heels to be able to give one away to one very lucky reader! To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below.
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. An ActiFry was sent to me for review purposes, and one will be sent to the winner at the end of this giveaway. As always, opinions expressed are my own.