Cook without the book: Florida Favourites

Florida is famous for its fantastic theme parks including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Busch Gardens. Whilst the theme parks might be known for their high-speed roller coasters, a variety of tasty treats can also be found for you to enjoy whilst you make your way through the parks. But did you know you could easily make your own versions of these snacks from the comfort of your own home? We’ve put together some of a favourite food from Florida, that you can easily recreate and will also help to save you some money if you do plan to visit the famous theme parks.


The Grey Stuff – Magic Kingdom

This recipe is a must for all Disney lovers. This delicious dessert can be found at the beautiful ‘Be Our Guest’ restaurant in Magic Kingdom. Make your home feel like a castle, with the famous dessert Belle enjoys in Beauty and The Beast. As Lumiere once said – ‘Try the Grey Stuff, It’s delicious!’

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Witch Hat Cupcake – Wizarding World of Harry Potter

You don’t have to be a witch or wizard to know the best part of the Hogwarts Express is the tasty treats from the Honeydukes trolley. Though there is no mention of these cupcakes in the Harry Potter books, they will bring a touch of magic to your morning commute. 

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Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookie – Epcot

Whilst walking around the parks you will constantly see offers for hot dog, fries and all sorts of savoury snacks. Why not try something different with this sweet twist on a classic cookie, which combines some of our favourite Autumn flavours.

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Simpsons Doughnut – Universal Studios

Everyone knows Homer Simpson’s favourite snack is a delicious doughnut. But bigger is, better right? Try this giant doughnut recipe to create your favourite Simpsons snack at home.

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Brookies – Universal Studios

Whilst not themed after any film or ride this delightful recipe is the perfect combination of our favourite sweet treats. If you’re someone who can’t decide between a brownie or a cookie – this recipe is for you.

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Cook without the book : Liven up your lunches

With many children now back at school with packed lunches, as well as office and outdoor workers relying on a packed lunch, it’s clear what an essential contribution lunchboxes make to daily life. However, thinking up inspiring new ideas can be a challenge, with many of us falling into a repetitive routine or relying on the local supermarket lunchtime options . Although it may seem like these quick options are the easy answer, they tend to be high in fat, salt and sugar.

Most of us end up having the same lunch every day, in fact more than a third of office workers have eaten the same midday meal for the last nine months. Does this sound like you ? Break out of your lunchtime habits and eat something that will taste good and can actually save you some money along the way. We’ve selected some of our favourite lunchtime recipes to help you get started.

Pizza Pasta Salad



Ever had a lunchtime craving for a pizza. Why not try this healthy alternative that includes all of your favourite ingredients in a simply salad bowl. Just like making your own custom pizza, you can do the same with this tasty lunch. Pack as much as you need into a small container to make the perfect pasta salad for you.



Tortellini with pesto & broccoli




#A tasty way to get more than 1 of your 5 a day. This simple salad pot if perfect for those who are not keen on spice but love a bit of flavour in their meals. Simple and quick this is the perfect dish for those early starts whether you prepare this the night before or even in the morning.



Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl



Add some spice to your lunch with this tasty lunchtime treat. If you are a lover of takeaway food this lunch is ideal for you – create a dish that features your favourite blend of spices. If you don’t have time to cook rice the night before or in the morning, simply grab a microwaveable rice bag.



Lemon Roasted Salmon & Sweet Potatoes



For those of you trying to ensure you are eating clean to follow your fitness routine this lunch is the perfect combination of essential food groups that will help you to keep you going throughout your day at the office as well as your gym sessions.

Cook Without The Book: Simple Student Snacking

All of the months of studying and hard work have finally paid off. As you pack up everything but the kitchen sink to move into your new home at university, your parents will no doubt introduce you to kitchen accessories and appliances that you never knew existed! Once freshers’ week is over and you can’t stomach another takeaway, your only option will be to unpack the kitchen tools and get cooking.

To stop any disputes and make living with your new flatmates a little easier, kit yourself out with some colourful kitchenware, which will help you on your way to becoming the culinary master of your house. We’ve selected our favourite simple recipes to help students get started in their new home away from home.


 Pasta Bake


Pasta bakes are an tasty and easy way to ensure you are fuelled for the rest of your day. Cooking a large portion allows you to prepare extra dishes for the rest of the week, when you may find yourself buried in books in the library. This is also a great housewarming dish for students to bring housemates together.

Salter Suggestion : Student accommodation can sometimes have its faults, including the ovens. Ensure you oven cooks at your required temperature with the Salter Cook Bluetooth Thermometer Oven probe.


Thai Curry


If you are tight on a budget the option of take away may not be available, however you can create similar tasty dishes from the comfort of your own home, without breaking the budget. Pack your cupboard full of spices, curry paste and coconut milk and you’ll be ready to whip up a classic Asian curry, whatever the occasion.

Salter Suggestion: Want to make a curry recipe unique for you, edit your recipes via the Salter Cook app and create the perfect custom dish for example if you prefer your curries to be mild or extra spicy.





Breakfast may be one of those meals at university students often skip or forget about due to the rush to get to a 9AM Lecture. However with this quick and easy recipe can be stored for up to a month in an airtight container and therefore can be great to grab and go to eat on your journey to your lecture hall or society meeting.

Salter Suggestion: Want to measure your quantities accurately sync your recipe on the Salter Cook app to the Salter Cook Bluetooth Kitchen Scale for accuracy.





This recipe is perfect for those days when the food stock in your fridge is running a little low. If you have eggs an omelette is a quick and nutritious meal that can be customised with numerous different ingredients depending on your personal preferences. Add a little spice to your dish with this chilli and cheese omelette.

Salter Suggestions : Want to change the ingredients used? Simply download the recipe onto the Salter Cook app and edit the recipe to include your preferred ingredients.



Kit Out Your Kitchen with these essentials…


Bluetooth Scales and Thermometer

Salter Cook  provides the unique opportunity to convert online recipes and bring the ultimate interactive kitchen experience to your home. Want to ensure you always have access to your mum’s famous recipes? Simply store them on your Salter Cook app and follow the recipes with ease by syncing your app to the Bluetooth scales and thermometer. You can even have your shopping list at the ready when your at the supermarket and check off ingredients as you go.

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Waterproof Kitchen Scale

In student kitchen its not uncommon for spillages to occur, whether that be drinks or food. If you are a keen baker or just want to keep your kitchen clean a waterproof kitchen scale is ideal for you. This scale can join the rest of your dishes in the washing up bowl to avoid any extra mess in your kitchen.



Ensure you are well prepared to create a cooking masterpiece whilst you are away at university. Whilst you creations may only come close to the delight of a home cooked meal – ensuring you are prepared with the right equipment before heading off to university, is the first step and who knows you may be the next applicant for The Great British Bake Off. 

Cook without the Book: Fantastic Family Fun

For many of us the heart of our home is the kitchen. It’s where memories are made as the whole family gathers to work together to create fun and tasty recipes to pass down through generations. So how can you spread the fun of food in your family? Well if The Big Family Cooking Showdown is anything to go by it’s simply by getting everyone in the family involved, with basic recipes and before you know it they will become culinary experts. Here are some of our favourite recipes to make family cooking fun for everyone :

Chocolate Fudge Cake


Nothing beats the memories of having your kids helping in the kitchen to help make some brilliant bakes. Want to inspire your little ones for the next Junior Bake Off? . Get the kids involved with making this classic chocolate fudge cake that the whole family can enjoy as a delicious dessert!

Salter Suggestion: Ensure your oven is baking just right by measuring the temperature with the Salter Cook Bluetooth thermometer oven probe. You’d be surprised how much difference there is between the temperatures of different types of ovens!


Simple Stir Fry


There is always time for teenagers to help in the kitchen. By getting your teens in the kitchen they will be prepared for cooking a variety of dishes, before they head off to University, enabling them to have more than just beans on toast. Ensure they are eating a healthy diet and learning the fun of cooking with this simple stir fry packed full of flavour.

Salter Suggestion: Not keen on a specific ingredient? Download the recipe to your Salter Cook app to change the details of the recipe for your preferences.


Fish Cake Fingers


Help your children make a big batch of fish cake fingers for a family dinner or for when their new friends from school are invited over. These are a great way of getting omega-3-rich fish into your child’s diet. There are plenty of jobs for that children of different age groups can involved with, younger children will enjoy mashing and smashing while older children will enjoy shaping the cakes. Once cooked simply serve the dish with pride.

Salter Suggestion: Keep fingers from getting burnt – Sync your Salter Cook app to the Bluetooth Thermometer oven probe, which will ensure your dish is cooked at the correct temperature.


Chocolate Cornflake Cakes


Allow the kids to help prepare the perfect treat for their school lunchboxes. This recipe is perfect to get the kids helping in the kitchen whilst also saving parents the rush of finding an extra snack for their lunch box in the early hours of the morning.

Salter Suggestion: Follow recipes with ease by syncing your Salter Cook app to the Bluetooth Kitchen Scale, which will ensure all measurements of ingredients are accurate

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Cook without the Book : Best of British BBQs


The Summer Bank Holiday is here!  For many of us that means an extra-long weekend full of fun in the sun. With that in mind, there is still time to cook up the perfect BBQ for your family and friends, before the kids go back to school and before we all wrap up for the Autumn weather. A BBQ gives you the perfect chance to enjoy the good weather, however the British weather is not the most reliable , why not try the recipes below to cook the perfect platter for your friends and family, rain or shine.


Barbecued Fajita Steak



Adding a twist on a statement dish is the perfect way to add something unique to your BBQ this Summer, without having to depend on the good weather. Whether your preference is a soft fillet steak, tasty sirloin or thriftier cut like rump, care and attention should be paid when cooking your meat. With only a few minutes between rare and well-done, timing and temperatures are key. Ensure everyone has their steak cooked to their preferred  type with this temperature guide below.


Steak Doneness Remove from Grill at this Temperature Final Cooked Temperature
Rare 130 to 135°F 130 to 140°F
Medium Rare 140°F 145°F
Medium 155°F 160°F
Well Done 165°F 170°F


Salter Suggestion : Why not sync the Salter Cook Bluetooth Thermometer meat probe to this recipe to ensure the meat is cooked at the perfect temperature




Spatchcock Piri Piri Chicken



Why spend unnecessary money at your local Nando’s when you can create a flavour infused feast from the comfort of your own home. Chicken recipes are perfect for the unreliable weather, as almost all recipes can easily be made inside if those pesky showers persist.


Salter Suggestion:  Ovens and grills cooking temperatures can vary ensure your meat is cooked at the correct temperature with our Salter Cook Bluetooth Thermometer Oven Probe – This will alert you through your Salter Cook app if the temperature is too high.




Texas BBQ Medley



Not all BBQ-goers can be satisfied with one simple dish. Get the best out of your BBQ with this medley. This recipe requires careful attention to time to ensure the meat is tenderly cooked, as well making sure the meat can can easily come away from the bone. Ensure your dishes burst with flavour with a unique rub, that will have all of your guests asking how their dish has such a terrific taste.


Salter Suggestion: Why not sync the Salter Cook Bluetooth Thermometer meat probe and the Salter Cook App to this recipe to ensure it is cooked at the perfect temperature with alerts for temperature and timings.


Enjoy a Bank Holiday BBQ and have some fun in the sun with Salter Cook!

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Homemade Santa Sleigh Stocking Fillers!

🎵Sleigh bells ringgg, are you listening?🎵

Christmas is nearly here and those stockings won’t fill themselves 😉 . Your stocking gifts this year may feature satsumas, stationary, socks, gloves or possibly coal (if somebody’s not been playing by the rules this year).

But sweet treats will always make an appearance at Christmas and we’ve stumbled across a great, creative way of giving chocolates and sweets a Christmassy touch … DIY Santa sleighs!


Simple and easy to do, these nifty, sweet treat creations make great stocking fillers or even small gifts for friends & family over the festive period.

Customise them with your giftee’s favourite sweets and chocolates and tie them together with some ribbon and name tags!

Top tips

Candy canes are perfect for the base

The stacked sweets might wobble a bit, so double sided sticky tape helps!

The more treats the better for a sleigh full of goodies

Stick Santa at the head of the sleigh to complete the look