9 Ambitious Recipes to Get Lost in This Week

A lot of us are finding ourselves at home more and ready to distance yourself from the seemingly never ending slew of less than great news. We know our #anovafoodnerd family loves to dive head first into some lengthy, labor-intensive meals, and that’s exactly what we’re serving up. Crank up the music, pour a glass of your favorite red, and get to cooking — the best escape we can think of.

As we mentioned last week, everyone’s pantry and fridge look different right now, and you may not have all ingredients for all these dishes. Play, have fun, sub as needed, and omit as necessary. This guide serves as inspiration, not a letter by letter recipe! Away we go.

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Sous Vide Meals: Pantry Staple Edition

Ever gaze at your pantry and have no idea what to make? Right now, more than ever, using what we have to the best of our ability is paramount. Below are a few super-simple meals utilizing basic ingredients while maximizing flavor.

We understand that everyone’s pantry and freezer is different, and it’s possible not everyone has everything listed here — but that’s where it gets fun. Need rosemary, but only have thyme? Try it out! Short on cream, but have some milk? That’ll do. Recipe calls for chicken breast and you’re loaded up on thighs? No sweat. Only have white wine but need red? Drink a glass and try it out. Provolone and only have cheddar? Bring it on. Be creative and share a home-cooked meal with loved ones.

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Sous Vide Batch Cooking and Meal Prep

Staying home and cooking for loved ones has never been more important. Speedy meals in a time of stress can be a welcome relief, providing nutrition and comfort.

If you’re the cook once, eat all week type, check out some recipes below for easy batch cooking that you can use for lunches and dinners all week.

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The LaForce is strong with this one

#anovafoodnerd David LaForce has — without a doubt — the best bio on the Anova recipes site. Like, it’s not even close. A few highlights from that illustrious list of accolades include:
  •  “I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.”
  •  “Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear.”
  •  “On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami.”
  • ” I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery and I have spoken with Elvis.”
  •   and finally, one he hasn’t given himself…absolute rock star #anovafoodnerd!
Join us, as we dive deep into David’s mind (be careful!) as he shares some of his flavor packed, jaw-dropping, sous vide recipes. And away we go! (more…)

Valentine’s Day Stories

Good luck getting a Valentine’s Day dinner reservation at this point. But that nerds, is what we call a blessing disguise! You get to skip an overpriced meal for a lovely night in, and because you own an Anova Precision® Cooker you can whip up a top-notch dinner for a fraction of the cost of your local haunt.

We hit the Google and found out that according to the National Retail Foundation, the average cost of a couple’s night out on Valentine’s Day is $55.44 in the United States. Tack on some traditional Valentine’s Day staples like flowers, candy, cards, and jewelry and you’re looking at two crisp $100 bills flying out the window. What if you took a 1/4 of that, bought some killer ingredients, and treated your special sometime to something special in the comfort of your own home — pants optional?

That’s just what these #anovafoodnerds are doing, and we’re sharing some of their secrets to success and recipes below.

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Sous Vide Sweets for your Sweetheart

Nothing says love like buying a card that you spent 3 minutes picking out, and a bouquet of near-dead roses, right? Wrong. Super wrong. Like, couldn’t be more wrong if you tried. To really show out this Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetheart to some super sweet sous vide treats. Peep the recipes from our community of #anovafoodnerds below, and get your love on. (more…)

Sous Vide Recipes from Football Legends

If there’s one thing these guys have in common, it’s the fact they made an impact on the game of football that will last forever. If there’s another thing they have in common, it’s their ability to kick ass in the kitchen about as much as they did on the field. In anticipation of Super Bowl LIV we’ve lined up 3 legends (one who is playing in said Super Bowl!) who are massive #anovafoodnerds to share some of their favorite recipes.

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Sous Vide Holiday Classics

Decorations are up. Presents are wrapped (lol yea right.) It’s your time to shine now. Time to start menu planning for your holiday meal! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite #anovafoodnerd holiday classics as well as some new takes on traditional flavors. We got main entrees, side dishes, lots of veggies, and even some eggnog! Cook ’em all or pick your menu a la carte. Can’t go wrong. Let’s dive in. (more…)

Simple Sous Vide Thanksgiving

Sometimes we wanna keep it simple, but not sacrifice flavor and quality. Around the holidays there’s a lotta pressure to cook big extravagant meals, but lots of reasons why we may not want to. If you’ve been called upon to host a group and feel a little in over your head, or you’re bringing stuff to a bigger gathering, there’s a recipe below to fit the need. This blog covers some traditional Thanksgiving staples that you can serve up with ease. (more…)

Throw the Ultimate Thanksgiving Feast

Been prepping your menu since Halloween? Ready to throw down a table full of tantalizing Thanksgiving dishes? With enough time to prep, multiple entree options (two different turkeys, ham, and prime rib) different sides, some desserts, and a cocktail — this collection of sous vide dishes is so good you’ll be expected to host Thanksgiving every year, which let’s be honest, you want. Let’s roll… (more…)