I don’t often prepare and freeze meals, frankly we’re not organised enough to remember to pull meals out to defrost but faced with cooking a fresh meal from scratch most nights, I do plan ahead in small ways to make life easier. I freeze garlic in butter or oil so that all I need to do when cooking is pop a cube in the pan for easy, instant flavour without having to chop or crush. I make and freeze pesto, stocks & concentrated broths and have roux frozen in little blocks, some with chopped fresh herbs for instant thickening and flavouring.
My freezer is stacked with containers full of different flavours of cubes and while regular ice cube trays can work, I much prefer to use Qubies to get perfect 30ml cubes every time. 30ml is about two tablespoons which is perfect for pastes, stocks and broths, it’s great for pestos and fresh herbs in oil and just perfect for parsley, garlic and butter which I freeze together and use a cube at a time for garlic bread on the go.
Qubies, the brainchild of an Aussie mum frustrated with the whole chop/smash/freeze process of introducing baby to food, are an innovative and simple to use twist on the ice cube trays we all know and love. Designed originally for breast milk or baby food, they translate perfectly to use in the kitchen.
Qubies are, of course, fantastic for freezing pureed fruits and vegetables. Dexter is a fair bit past eating purees but I do like to keep a mixed veggie puree in the freezer so even when I’m being super lazy and serving tinned spaghetti I can feel better about it by quickly and easily hiding a cube in the sauce. I’m a huge fan of Qubies, we have three trays in our kitchen and I’m always finding new ways to use them. They can even be used in the fridge to make jelly cubes, they’re that versatile.
Free from BPA, Phthalate and PVC Qubies are so easy to use, the dividers are moulded onto the silicon lid which means you simply fill the base to the line and the cubes are created when you pop the lid on – no mess, no fuss. The silicon lid seals tight and Qubies can be stacked or even stored on their side without leaking all over your freezer.
Thanks to the team at Qubies I have two Food Trays to give away, for your chance to win simply leave a comment here to tell me what you would freeze (or set) into Qubies.
This giveaway ended on 5th October 2012.