Five cooking hacks with filtered water

How to make the most of your hot and cold water filter system

According to ancient Chinese medicine drinking warm filtered water is good for your health. It’s all about balance and making it easier for your body to absorb.

An instant hot water filter system will save you time and is great for your hot water and lemon drink first thing in the morning. It’s also a quick an easy option for that perfect cup of tea or coffee.

But we’ve discovered some other great uses for hot or warm filtered water that go well beyond making the perfect cuppa.

Five great cooking hacks with hot or warm filtered water

1. Make the perfect bread

Making your own bread at home can be tricky for some. The correct water temperature is really important as if the filtered water is too hot it will kill the yeast.

But use tepid filtered water and it will activate the yeast nicely.

A useful guide is two parts cold filtered water and one part boiling.

A quicker way is to set a tepid temperature with the Duo water filter system and add the yeast to activate it for the bread making process.

Of course use filtered water and the bread will taste all that better because there’s no nasty chlorine after taste!

Want to have a go at baking your own bread? Check out Jamie Oliver’s simple bread recipe here

2. Make the best quinoa

Quinoa is an ancient whole grain (similar to rice). It’s actually a seed rather than a grain and is a great gluten and cholesterol-free whole food.

It has very high protein content with nine essential amino acids and is a good alternative to rice. The added bonus is that it only takes 10-15 minutes to cook.

Quinoa is super simple to make.

Just rinse the quinoa in a fine strainer with cold filtered water straight from the tap via your inline water filter system,  (just like you would do with rice). Then add one and a half cups of instant hot filtered water to a pan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes so all the quinoa has absorbed the filtered water. Add a pinch of salt to taste.

This makes a great base and then it’s up to you to add what you want for a healthy salad – seasonal veggies, olive oil, herbs, lemon, nuts or olives are just a few ideas.

3. A cheat’s guide to cooking pasta quicker

No more waiting around for the water to boil before adding your pasta.

Just add instant hot filtered water to your pan from your duo hot and cold water filter system. Add pasta and count the minutes.

Rinse under hot filtered water and drain. Then mix with your favourite pasta sauce, top with parmesan and dinner is ready.

4. Make great tasting couscous

Couscous is a staple in the Middle East and can be used to make some great healthy salads. It’s super easy to prepare too. Just put 2/3 cup of couscous into a heatproof bowl and add one cup of boiling filtered water. Stir, cover and leave for five minutes.

Next separate the grains with a fork and add olive oil and season to taste. This makes a great base for a salad or add cumin or coriander for that something extra!

5. Make your own natural jelly recipe – the kids will LOVE it!

No need to buy jelly from the shop any more. Why not make your own with in season fruit and filtered water? It’s simple, healthy and tastes great!

The first step is to stew your own fruit. Just take your pick of what is in season. Put it through the blender and strain.

Add the fruit to a pan with three to four teaspoons of food grade gelling gelatin and add one and a half cups of filtered water. Boil it until the fruit is soft and gelatin is dissolved. Blend and strain. Then add 500 ml of cold filtered water and pour into moulds. Add extra fruit if you like too and refrigerate.

Full recipe from Gelatin Health

Of course all these recipes can be made with cold filtered water straight from your inline water filter but you’ll save time with the WFA hot and cold duo water filter system. You can set the temperature and off you go!

Enjoy!

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