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Seven Surprising Ways To Use Basalmic Vinegar
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:19:44 -0600
For the last few years, there has been a great push by people to invest time, money, and energy in finding food products that take the general eating experience to amazing highs. One of the products that has been very popular in this push has been balsamic vinegar. The interesting thing is that balsamic vinegar is not new, with some estimates of its use going back nearly 1,000 years. But as more people have become invested in trying to take their own food prep in new & exciting directions, balsamic vinegar has been found to be a crowd favorite.
Best Cooking Tips for Vegetables
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:44:15 -0500
As someone who grows their own fruit and vegetables my cooking methods are rather particular. The quality of food is essential for good health so preparation must be done to protect the enzymes and flavonoids within it. To begin with the way vegetables are gathered is important to ensure the goodness is preserved.
Cooking For Children Who Are Reluctant Eaters
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:42:04 -0500
Patience and persistence are the keys to helping children accept and eat a variety of foods and especially new foods. Studies show that children must have ten exposures to a food before they are willing to accept it. Selecting food and cooking for children can be a daunting task and is not for cowards! Parents and adult care-givers must take themselves out of the eating equation and accept that introducing new foods to children is easy for some and challenging for others.
Properly Seasoning a Wok - Method 2
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:21:23 -0600
So you're a proud owner of a brand new wok. What's next? The first step if its a conventional wok is to season it. But what's the best, fastest way? Here's your solution!
Cooking With Children Begins With Shopping
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:41:55 -0500
Parents often find that getting their young children to eat the foods they prepare is challenging and stressful for them and their children. There are some strategies that will reduce the struggles and stress and can be a learning experience for children as well.
What Is Cream Of Tartar Used For?
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:58:35 -0600
Most people who don't often cook or bake are not aware of how to use certain ingredients and kitchen items. Cream of tartar might be one of the items that confuse some people. There are many ways in which cream of tartar can be used but first, what is it?
8 Surprising Ways to Use Aluminum Foil
Fri, 19 May 2017 10:07:55 -0500
Aluminum foil is something that everyone has in the kitchen since it has multiple uses within the realm of food storage. Aluminum foil is the knight in shining armor of home makers as it can serve as a handy pie shield or a makeshift broiler pan, depending on the need.
Barbecue 101: The Top 5 Do's and Don'ts of Grilling
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:17:57 -0600
New to the grilling game? Here are 5 essential tips and basic do's and don'ts of grilling that you may find useful.
Nigerian Foods, Tips and Cooking
Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:45:47 -0600
The article is about some selected Nigerian foods. Do you love travelling to beautiful places around the world? Are you a food blogger interested in African cuisines? Do you plan to visit Nigeria soon?. This article explores some mouth-watering Nigerian cuisines you should try on your next visit.
Back to Basics Cooking, Baking & Grilling
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:18:14 -0600
Cooking for some is a passion and for others its a hobby. Whichever way your leaning cooking demands patients and a positive attitude. But knowing some helpful tricks and tips always come in handy. If you're just starting out looking for guidelines or if you or if you've been cooking for years and trying to figure out out whats been going wrong, maybe this article may help. I have gathered some cooking and organizing tips that will help you take your cooking skills to a new level.
Creating the Perfect Cupcakes
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:28:32 -0500
As you know, baking has different levels of difficulty. Cupcakes and muffins are the easier confectioneries to make because of their simplicity. Like all foods, cupcakes also can be made into the best desserts with little to no flaws.
The Correct Way to Fry
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:28:41 -0500
Many people find it tricky to fry foods because of the high temperature that needs to be used. It can also become difficult if you can't control the frying oil from spattering on your hands and body. Have no fear because there are some tricks to frying.
Salad, Entree and Dessert: Aged Balsamic Vinegar Ideas for Your Next Dinner Party
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:50:30 -0500
The quality of your salad, entree, or dessert is only as good as the ingredients that go into it. From farm to table restaurants, all natural chefs, to farms that focus all their energy on creating flavor, one thing is certain- an ingredient can make the difference. With all the options out there, chefs and regular home cooks alike are still learning about the versatility of various ingredients. Here are some ideas for your next dinner party that use aged balsamic vinegar.
How To Take Care of Polycarbonate Dinnerware
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:35:14 -0500
Polycarbonate dinnerware may be virtually unbreakable but it still needs to be taken care of properly in order for it to last a long time. As with any catering equipment, you want to get your money's worth. There are few things that you need to take into consideration when you own polycarbonate dinnerware.
Make Thick, Delicious Yogurt in Under 10 Minutes (Hands-On-Time)
Wed, 09 May 2018 07:00:46 -0500
Have you ever tried making yogurt at home? If yes, you must be aware of all the challenges of making it thick and delicious - similar to the store bought one. If you don't know the right way of making, it may turn out runny or sour and the excess water needs straining which also strains out the liquid probiotics. Once you learn how to make it properly, there is no reason you won't make it regularly.
Grilling Fresh Vegetables: 5 Tips Every Griller Should Know
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:27:27 -0600
Planning to grill fresh produce as a side to your meat? Here are 5 important tips you should know about!
Commercial Refrigeration to Keep Your Food and Drinks Chilled
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:53:12 -0500
When the warmer days hit us, all we want is a chilled drink to cool us down. Plus, the heat is no friend to food when it comes to food preparation. Food items such as vegetables and pastries need to remain cool so that its freshness can be retained. Commercial refrigeration is very important during the warmer months, so I hope that you took advantage of the catering equipment sales in winter.
12 Baking Equipments That Can Help You This Summer Holiday
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:52:25 -0500
The vacations have set in and it's time to treat the taste buds of your little ones with lip smacking cakes. So, let's give you some handy tips and tools to make your cake making process smoother and easier.
Beautiful Panini Meals
Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:03:38 -0500
Most of our mouths water when we hear about Panini Meals, not only because they taste so good, but also for their great looks. They are suitable for breakfast and dinner, as well as for an exotic or different lunch. Here there are the best tips for you in order to consume the tastiest and most beautiful Panini meals!
The 5 Most Popular Beef Cuts For Grilling And How To Grill Them Right
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:30:13 -0600
Are you a huge fan of grilled beef? Learn about the best beef cuts for grilling and how to cook them right!
The Best Way to Use Sauces and Condiments
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:06:18 -0500
From spicy to tangy and zingy to sweet there is a condiment or sauce that you will enjoy. With all the different flavours and tastes there are fun ways to use them that will compliment your food.
Wood Fired Cooking - How to Use Different Temperatures to Prepare Your Food
Tue, 30 May 2017 20:53:28 -0500
Wood fired cooking is becoming more popular and chefs and home cooks are increasingly using this ancient method of cooking to add some spices to their dishes. This method of cooking creates unique flavors that you just cannot achieve with other fuel methods such as gas or electricity.
How to Create an Appetizing Menu
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:21:05 -0500
The article talks about how you can cook food in less time. When you have uninvited guests coming over, these tips for finger food appetizers can help you a lot.
Healthy Cookware 101: Does Your Cookware Preserve Nutrients?
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:23:29 -0500
It is great that so many people are choosing their cooking ingredients wisely and making sure to minimize or completely avoid processed or pre-prepared foods. But cooking this good food in the wrong cookware can destroy the nutrients in your carefully selected ingredients.
The Perfect Cake Frosting For Your Kitchen
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:46:31 -0500
The perfect cake frosting for your kitchen has four main ingredients. You need eggs, sugar, butter or cooking oil, and any flavours or extracts you plan to add. The method for making your frosting should include steps that make it as fluffy as possible. Some chefs heat up the frosting and in this case you will need some cooking oil. Take a look at the instructions below for the ideal method to make frosting.
3 Grilling Myths and the Truth Behind Them
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:55:39 -0500
There are many myths when it comes to barbecue and grilling. Here are some of them and what's really going on.
Alternatives to Ingredients To Use In Your Recipes
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:32:11 -0600
Have you ever had the problem where you didn't have the correct ingredients for the dish you are making? Rest assured that there is something you can use instead of the ingredient you don't have available. Here are few ingredients that can be substituted.
Preparing an Avocado
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:30:55 -0600
Removing the seed (pit) from a ripe avocado can be a daunting task,. Here's my preferred method of easily removing the avocado's large, single seed.
Tips For Cooking Collard Greens
Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:33:39 -0600
Collard greens are virtually unknown in the UK, but they are a staple of south-eastern USA cooking.They are also known as Carolina Cabbage Collard Greens. Collard greens are members of the brassica family of vegetables, and one of the cruciferous vegetables, which include cauliflower, brussel sprouts, broccoli and cabbage.
Lessons Learned Cooking in a Wood-Fired Oven
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:00:58 -0500
Cooking in a wood-fired oven is a wonderful way to bond with family, food, and fire. Plus, it's just really fun! But, there are some tips for making it easier while you're learning how to use a "pizza oven". In this article, I share some of our best tips so you get a head-start when using your own wood-fired oven for the first time. Read on for the 8 lessons we learned while mastering wood-fired cooking.
Kitchen Island? Pros and Cons
Tue, 23 May 2017 09:24:34 -0500
In viewing various styles of kitchen, it's apparent that kitchen islands have progressed a tremendous amount over time. However, does every kitchen need an island? What are some pros and some cons? That is what we are going to look at today.
Three Ways To Find The Best Olive Oil For Cooking
Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:17:47 -0500
Nowadays, many people fancy themselves to be artisan chefs, using their kitchens not for food preparation but for culinary art. For these home chefs, one of the first ingredients they dive into headfirst is olive oil, and almost no stone is left unturned in their quest to find the best olive oil for cooking.
Rice In Clay Pots - Here's What Happens To The Carbohydrates
Tue, 03 Apr 2018 07:03:19 -0500
There are several advantages of cooking rice in a clay pot. If you have tried it, you must already be aware of most of these. For instance, rice cooks soft, fluffy and each grain separate from one another in a clay pot - without using any oils or additives.
5 Ways To Woo Your Summer With Mangoes
Tue, 29 May 2018 08:37:33 -0500
Summer is here, and so are mangoes. Both green and orange, raw and prime, the flavours offered by this fruit are so diverse in nature that your summer afternoons can change for good. Here are a few tips.
Why You Should Always Have Olive Oil Bread Dip In Your Pantry
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:00:55 -0500
Though popular media tends to portray families living very posh lifestyles, most people tend to have fairly regular lives doing the usual - getting the kids ready for school, heading off to work, etc. Even if we'd like to believe that we want to get a little fancy sometimes, there's a good chance that we've never worried about having olive oil bread dip in our pantry.
Slow Cookware Best Tips: Cook Healthier Bone Broth In Less Than 3 Hours In A Natural Pot
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:25:38 -0500
Do you cook bone broth for health reasons? In this article, learn how to cook your healthiest bone broth in less than 3 hours, on the stove-top!
How Apps Are Helping Busy Moms in Easy Cooking
Tue, 27 Mar 2018 07:40:14 -0500
These days busy Moms lacks enough time to devote to cooking and seek for easy, simple recipes. While the dusty traditional cookbooks are little inspiring to them, mobile apps providing the same are much more convenient for them. This article enumerates few of favourites features that comes with cooking apps and helping Moms immensely in preparing dishes in simple ways.
6 Common Cooking Mistakes That You Must Avoid
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:01:01 -0500
Make an innocent error and your dish will turn into a huge disappointment. And you don't want this to happen, especially if you are going to serve your friends or relatives. What you need are a few tips to prevent recipe missteps and overcrowded pans. Below are 6 common cooking mistakes that you must avoid.
How To Cook A Pizza In A Wood Burning Pizza Oven
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:45:10 -0500
Cooking a pizza in a wood burning pizza oven is a fun outdoor activity that requires some information and basic tools. As you read this, you will be ready to buy your own wood burning pizza oven so you can make your own pizza.
A Dirt-Simple Method to Master the Perfect Steak
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 09:28:15 -0500
Man has been cooking meat ever since he harnessed Fire. Most of the time he's gotten it wrong. Preparing a steak masterpiece is not hard, if you do it right. I'm going to show you how!
5 Amazing Tricks To Use When Grilling Fresh Fruits
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:26:35 -0600
Fresh fruits make a great snack or side dish to any barbecue dish. If it's your first time when it comes to grilling fresh fruits, these easy tricks will help you succeed.
Six Benefits of Coconut Oil That May Change Your Perspective
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:56:10 -0500
It's no secret that coconut oil has become very popular all over the world. With all its benefits and uses it can definitely be on the top of your next shopping list. Here are six benefits of coconut oil that may change your perspective.
Making a Delicious Vegetarian Parmigiana
Tue, 30 Apr 2019 15:12:34 -0500
Being a vegetarian is a personal preference and you won't believe how many delicious recipes are out there that can really make your taste buds tingle. Parmigiana is a baked dish that can be made with chicken, plain mozzarella or aubergines.
Here's the Secret to Cooking Healthy Rice, Without Oils & Additives
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 21:08:53 -0500
Cooking healthy and delicious rice is a challenge for many. There are some who know the right additives to make rice fluffy and each grain separate from one another, but is that healthy? What if I tell you there is an all-natural and safe way to cooking the best rice without any additives, wouldn't you like to know more? Read on to find out...
The Microplane Meat Tenderrizer And Grilling The Perfect Flank Steak
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:45:33 -0500
The Microplane Meat Tenderizer is a wonderful kitchen gadget for tenderizing your flank steak and skirt steak. The features of this kitchen gadget are explained and it's efficiency. Grilling the perfect flank steak is explained in detail so you can be come a grill master.
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 11:25:23 -0500
Did you know that up to 40% of food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. will never be eaten? On the average, 44% of Americans have found items in the refrigerator they didn't realize they had. It makes sense to get smarter about how to use leftovers.
Which Cooking Oil Shall I Use?
Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:07:34 -0600
It takes but a little effort to properly care for your cooking pans. Knowing how to care for them and what kinds of oils to use, and when, is the hallmark of a great cook. You can do this!
The Instant Pot? Unmasked!
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:12:56 -0500
Taking the world by storm, this novel variation on an ancient cooking theme is unique in both its operation and execution. Learn why.
5 Quick Tips For Preparing And Cooking Grilled Pizza
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:18:44 -0600
Pizza is a classic favourite at parties. If you're having a barbecue, follow these quick tips and serve the best grilled pizza.
No Time For Meal Prep? New Delivery Services Make It Easy To Stick To Your Protocol
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:07:41 -0500
There is truly nothing to fear when it comes to changing your diet, if you're open to the help of a little technology. Changing one's diet can be extremely stressful for many. Particularly when they don't feel that they have control over it, like when they've been told they must follow a specific protocol to help manage a chronic disease, or they resent the disruption to their normal routine.
Top 5 Reasons You Should Try Silicone Bakeware
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:03:19 -0500
Baking is fun, especially when you have fantastic and 'easy to manage' bakeware in your kitchen. Yes! Most bakers will agree on this. If you are into baking, you know how a inapt bakeware molds can ruin your show at baking. However, bakers have better options in bakeware now. With Silicone molds and baking trays available online in wide range, baking has become more easy. Yes! Baking equipment manufacturers have identified the need for better baking tools and have rolled out high quality and absolute safe silicone baking accessories in the market. If you are still contemplating whether to opt for silicone baking tools online or not, we give you top 5 reasons in its favour which will help you make your decision.
The Spice Trail
Thu, 26 Sep 2019 14:57:56 -0500
Spices do just that: Spice up foods. But What's the difference between generic spices (i.e. "Oregano") and named spices (i.e. "Mediterranean Oregano"). Quite a lot, as you'll see. Your taste buds will thank you!
Cooking Tips For Summer
Fri, 26 May 2017 07:28:16 -0500
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen is an advice we often encounter, but like most advice not very helpful or practical. Kitchens are inherently hot places at any time of the year, but while spending time in a warm kitchen is a pleasant thing in the winter, cooking in the summer becomes an exceptionally tiring and draining task as the ambient heat combined with the heat from the conventional gas stove makes the kitchen a furnace.
What Is the Sous Vide Technique?
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:33:55 -0600
In cooking there are many different methods that can be used. You can fry, grill, and sautee foods, amongst others. The Sous Vide technique is another cooking method that you can use and it has some great benefits. If you're not familiar with it, this is what it is and how it works.
Some Tasty Cooking Tips
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:12:02 -0600
An ongoing collection of tasty cooking tips. These will be added to as more tips are uncovered. Applicable to almost any form of cooking, these tips and techniques will enhance any cook's repertoire.
5 Essential Tips For Grilling During Winter
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:27:22 -0600
Planning to serve grilled food this Holiday season? Follow these 5 useful tips for winter grilling and you're sure to enjoy a hot barbecue even when it's snowing!
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:32:52 -0600
One of the hardest elements of Greek cooking is getting pastry using Phyllo (or 'fillo') Dough right. This article cuts through the fog and shows how easy working with phyllo dough really is.
How to Utilize Spices and Herbs
Fri, 29 Dec 2017 14:13:43 -0600
Flavors and herbs have been perceived far and wide, for a huge number of years. It is used as an approach to include flavor, profundity, and many-sided quality to nourishment.
The Difference Between Ghee and Cooking Oil
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:32:25 -0600
You might come across a recipe that requires you to add ghee instead of oil. There isn't a big difference and you can substitute ghee with cooking oil if you prefer.
Jiro Ono: A Sushi Legend
Tue, 02 Jan 2018 10:13:31 -0600
Sushi is one of the most famous Japanese dishes and it also gains great popularization in the International community. When it comes to Sushi, we have to mention Jiro Ono who is considered as the greatest sushi craftsman by his contemporaries and peers. The sushi he makes is also regarded as the most delicious one in the world.
Ways to Cook Food and What to Use
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:06:37 -0500
All cooking can be done with a skillet and a saucepan if you are cooking for one to four people but if you cook for more than four you may need a more extensive set of pots and pans. I would like to tell you the methods that can be used to cook your foods and what pot or pan works best to cook these foods. There are many ways to cook foods but not all foods can or should be cooked by each method.
Clay Pot Cooking - The Amazing Benefits of This Ancient Method of Cooking
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:37:44 -0500
The concept of clay pot cooking is as old as civilization itself. Since ancient times, the preferred method of cooking food has been in clay pots, until a century ago or so when people started mining so much metals and had no other way to repurpose them, they turned them into cooking pots. By then we had completely lost our connections with why our ancestors revered this cooking method and quickly gave in to marketing pressure. Little did we know what we were leaving behind...
Turkey String Lift - How to Do It
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:59:52 -0600
One of the most frustrating things about cooking a turkey is moving the bird from the cooking vessel to the cutting board. Myriad tools can be found in almost any store that sells cooking supplies. I prefer a simple and elegant technique that my Grandmother showed me, more years back than I care to remember.
7 Best Tips For Healthy Clay Pot Cooking
Wed, 09 May 2018 06:59:31 -0500
Clay pot cooking is the oldest and time-tested method for healthy cooking. While people are struggling to fight the ill effects of modern ways of cooking, with this safe and simple way of cooking, nobody ever had complaints. This is probably the reason people are slowly going back to their roots by switching to clay cookware. It's important that you choose a truly healthy pot and here are 7 tips for choosing and using the best clay pots.
Make Yogurt At Home Thicker & Creamier (No Additives)
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:08:18 -0500
How to make yogurt at home? But not just any yogurt, how to make delicious, thick and creamy yogurt right in your kitchen? This question can tempt your taste buds any time but the process of making it might seem daunting, a lot of times. Some of the common problems are yogurt turning out watery, runny or too sour or yogurt not setting at all! This makes most people turn to the store-bought yogurt which tastes good for sure, but with consequences.
Cooking Tips That Work Very Well With All Sorts of Food
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 18:50:04 -0500
Most individuals aren't born cooks. Everyone gets the capability to learn to cook though.You can find very vital things you need to know to become a good cook. Within these text will give some very nice tips about how to get yourself going on the path of amazing cooking.
Various Knife Cutting Techniques
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:35:43 -0600
Chopping and cutting might not be the most relevant activity in the kitchen but it can make the life of the chef much easier and the food on the plate much prettier. There are some cutting and chopping techniques used regularly in the kitchen that can be learned by anyone.
Reverse Sear a Steak to Get the Best Taste Possible
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:03:59 -0500
Do you like luscious, cut-with-a butter knife steaks? Try this Reverse Sear technique once and you'll be a believer!
The Foil Wrapped Roasting Method Revealed
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:15:35 -0600
Wrapping and cooking the entire turkey in aluminum foil requires increased oven temperature to ensure a completely cooked turkey. Preheating the oven to 450F actually steams the turkey in its own juices. It produces a moist bird with a light golden, non-crisp skin. The cooking time is reduced due to higher temperatures and the trapped steam inside the foil.
How To Keep Food Nutritious After Cooking - A Simple Secret You May Be Overlooking
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 07:03:09 -0500
Healthy cooking is an art that involves careful selection of ingredients and then cooking them "gently" while keeping nutrients intact. The nutritional information of various ingredients is not a mystery these days as we have labels and the internet to help us with this knowledge. On the contrary, keeping our food nutritious even after cooking is a bit complex and confusing, not because it is difficult but due to a lack of correct information related to choosing the right cookware. So how to keep food nutritious even after cooking? Let's find out:
Saving Frying Oil
Fri, 26 May 2017 08:41:25 -0500
When we put food in the fryer we expect it to cook quickly so that we can eat it as soon as possible. That's the joy of frying food but what about the remaining frying oil?
Five Secrets To Discover The Best Olive Oil For Cooking
Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:04:21 -0600
For fans of olive oil, there really nothing better. What's more, many of these same fans have taken it upon themselves to find the best olive oil for cooking because they want all of their food preparation to have the amazing taste of which they can't get enough.
How Much Sunflower Oil to Use When Cooking
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:14:12 -0500
There is no written rule that says how much cooking oil you have to use. Alright, there may be some recipes that state how much sunflower oil to use. When it comes to cooking or saut?ing, you need to be able to assess how much you require depending on what you are cooking.
Everyday Nutrients The Body Needs And The Best Way To Get Them From Real Food
Fri, 09 Feb 2018 06:56:54 -0600
Our body needs many nutrients daily to function well and stay healthy. While there are more than one way to get these nutrients, the best way is to get them from real food. This is because other sources of these nutrients like processed foods and supplements come with several long and short-term side effects.
How to Cook Healthy Food
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:57:00 -0500
In order to cook healthy, the first thing to keep in mind is to use healthy ingredients rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and other essential nutrients. They are not only necessary for proper functioning of all the system but also keep our immune system strong so that it can effectively fight diseases. Of this fact, many are aware and make it a point to carefully choose a balanced diet and choice ingredients! But there are some equally important aspects of healthy cooking that unfortunately get ignored - mostly due to lack of awareness.
Great Bite Size Snack Ideas
Sun, 11 Jun 2017 11:23:58 -0500
Whether you are hosting a dinner party or a braai it's customary to offer your guests a few snacks to enjoy before the main meal is ready. People love to eat, drink and be merry while they are enjoying the company of friends or family. Preparing a few bite sized snacks will make you the star of the party. Here are a few great bite size snack ideas.
Cooking With Copper Cookware
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:06:43 -0500
Copper may be the most used metal in the home area. Cookware used to be made out of copper because it was such a good conductor of heat. In recent years, it seems to be making a comeback. Here are its advantages and disadvantages.
How to Make Aubergines in Oil
Tue, 30 Apr 2019 15:12:44 -0500
Aubergines, also known as eggplant, are a fantastic source of dietary fibre. They contain vitamins such as B1 and B6 as well as potassium. They are also high in magnesium and manganese which is healthy for the body.
How to Reverse Sear A Steak
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:25:36 -0600
Be honest! Do you really like gagging down an overcooked piece of meat just because you "followed directions"? Are your steaks closely emulating well-beaten shoe leather? I have Good News! You're about to embark on a journey that will lead your grilling to a new level!
Cooking 101 - Simple Tips And Tricks To Make You A Better Chef
Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:33:51 -0600
When you're thinking about taking up a hobby, consider cooking. Cooking is often overlooked because you are probably doing so much of it, but the truth is that cooking can be a wonderful source of relaxation for the home chef, as well as a way to create and explore. Here are a few tips to help your cooking exploration.
More Tips and Techniques About Your New Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:13:07 -0500
After you've exhausted all of the possibilities in your Instant Pot?'s recipe booklet, you'll find that you still have some questions. These three topics are probably the most underappreciated areas in your cooking experience.After all, what's easier than boiling eggs in a pan on the stove? Well, what if you only have a microwave and an Instant Pot?? What then? If you've ever tried microwaving eggs to make them "hard cooked", without buying one of those funny, single use plastic microwaveable egg cooker, then you know what I mean. Exploded eggs and that"thin candy shell'" of partially cooked eggs that instantly coat the insides of your microwave.
Canned Food Ideas for Supper
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:30:14 -0600
Many people believe that canned food has a bland taste but with a little creativity and interesting ingredients it can be flavourful. Canned food is a long-lasting food item which means that you can store in your kitchen cupboard for months or years. Be sure to check the expiry label. In addition, most canned food has already been cooked and is being preserved in the can which cuts down on cooking time.
Top 5 Tips For Hassle-Free Winter Grilling
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:35:19 -0500
Winter is a great time to enjoy a warm, smoky barbecue dish! Follow these expert tips for a smooth-sailing winter grilling session!
Chicken Curry - An Indian Delight
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 08:46:16 -0500
Nothing makes the use of the fabulous spices from India like a good curry does. While these curries can be made with a bunch of ingredients like seafood, lamb, pork and an amazing variety of veggies - chicken seems to be a the most popular universally and rightly so! It is very hard to go wrong with a chicken curry because these is no hard and fast rule when it comes to making one.
Summer Time Is Yogurt Time, How to Make the Best Yogurt Right at Home
Fri, 24 May 2019 11:47:28 -0500
In many parts of the country, it's getting hot and reaching the 90's. Why not make some yogurt as it is a perfect superfood for summer? It's cooling, soothing, nutritious, and light - the reason some people also call it 'comfort food'. And takes about 10 minutes hands-on time to make!
The Smartest Way to Cook Collard Greens
Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:16:44 -0600
You may, or may not know what collard collard greens are if you live in the UK. Like cabbage, which is a member of the same, brassica family of vegetables, they are cheap and have many health benefits.
The Everlasting War With the Street Kitchen Monster
Sat, 02 Dec 2017 12:01:51 -0600
India records the highest measure in unhealthy food. Junk is inviting and our kids love to gorge on them irrespective of how unhealthy and unhygienic it can be, leading to a number of diseases. Parents are so in need of meal plans that come all pepped up and yet take a note of the health quotient.
Five New Ways To Use Aged Balsamic Vinegar
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:01:04 -0600
In the culinary world, there are always constantly changing trends in flavors and styles. As the publics openness to new and unique flavors widens, so to must the dishes and chefs who produce them change too. However, despite all the changes, some things always remain the same. The use of quality ingredients for example. Here are five new ways to use aged balsamic vinegar.
A Healthy Way of Cooking Rice & Grains
Thu, 26 Oct 2017 18:35:01 -0500
Cooking rice and grains is a bit more complicated than cooking other foods. While too less heat may leave them uncooked or unevenly cooked, heating them too much may make them mushy and ruin their natural flavor. The cookware plays a great role in cooking them with just the right amount of water and heat distributed evenly and thoroughly.
Properly Seasoning a Wok - Method 1
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:01:41 -0600
WOW! Here's that brand, spanking new wok sitting on your counter. You're eager to start. But the instructions say, "Before using, please season the wok". Here's a foolproof way to season your new acquisition.
How To Cook Food More Nutritiously
Fri, 09 Feb 2018 06:57:59 -0600
Eating nutritious food is not an option, it's a necessity for a healthy life. With majority of the world's population suffering from one or more kind of nutritional deficiency, it becomes even more important to make sure your food has all the essential nutrients in sufficient quantity.
Catering Equipment for Creative Egg Dishes
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:40:52 -0600
Eggs are known for their protein rich content and are a favourite addition to the breakfast meal. Besides simply frying them, there are number of ways to cook eggs as well as to present them in creative ways. Here is the catering equipment for making neat and creative egg dishes.
Polycarbonate Plastic Glasses: Care Instructions
Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:10:48 -0500
The range of polycarbonate crockery includes polycarbonate plastic glasses that look like their glass counterparts. You would think that it was glass. They have a gloss finish that can fool you into thinking that they are made of glass. However, the plastic version is practically indestructible and can last a lifetime. To get them to last a lifetime, there are a few care instructions that you will need to follow.
Using Coconut Oil to Make Candy for the Holidays
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:40:29 -0600
Coconut oil is such a versatile food product that it doesn't only have to be used in the production of cosmetics or as a raw ingredient. It can also be used to make baked desserts during the different holidays.
What Makes a Good Curry?
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:20:31 -0500
Curry is the favourite meal for many people. It has so many flavours and ingredients that you couldn't resist the delicious meal. Adding different types of meat, vegetables and spices is what makes a good curry.
What You Need To Know About Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Thu, 24 May 2018 07:32:30 -0500
Extra virgin olive oil has become a part of the culture in this country over the last decade or so simply because our approach to food has changed quite a bit in that time. Even food television has become a part of what we view as "must-see" programming. While certain TV chefs might be given credit for making extra virgin olive oil popular due to the almost sing-song feel of the acronym "EVOO", it must be noted that the product has stood on its own for a very long time.
3 Essential Tips For Cooking Fish On The Grill
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:15:38 -0600
Trying to cook fish on the grill for the first time? These essential tips from experts will help you achieve perfectly-grilled fish!
Food Storage Tips for Preventing a Food-Borne Illness
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:23:19 -0500
A short guide on causes and prevention tactics for a food-borne illness. Quickly explains risks about food handling and provides tips for better food quality.
What's Up With Rice in an Instant Pot??
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:13:18 -0500
You'll note that your new "toy" has a "Rice" setting. This is an automatic setting that determines cooking time depending on how much rice you've added. You have no input as to how the appliance will behave when you select the "Rice" setting.
Making Butter With Your Food Processor
Fri, 11 May 2018 08:28:10 -0500
Pierre Verdon who was a salesman for a French catering company realized that a great amount of time was being spent by his clients on chopping, shredding and mixing in food preparation. His solution to this problem was the development of a simple but effective rotating blade in the base of a bowl. In 1960 Robot Coupe a company that began to manufacture the first food processor for the catering industry was established. It wasn't until 1972 that a model became available to the domestic market. North America was introduced in 1973 to the first home food processor known as the Cuisinart.