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Revive Hardened Brown Sugar With A Slice Of Bread

Have you ever gone to scoop some brown sugar just to find that it’s super-lumpy or hard as a rock? You can keep that from happening with just a slice of bread.


How To Freeze Vegetables For Maximum Freshness

Like roasts and Justin Bieber, frozen vegetables need an image makeover. They have gotten a bad rap, but in reality, freezing your vegetables is an affordable way to access your favourite produce all year long, and in some cases, they retain nutrients even better than their fresh counterparts. The process, while more involved than freezing fruit, is still rather easy.


The Best Dried Herbs To Substitute For Fresh, According To Science

When it comes to cooking, fresh herbs will almost always provide better flavour for your dish, but dried herbs are cheaper and more convenient. These are the dried herbs you can get by substituting for fresh herbs, as well as the herbs you should only use fresh.


The 'Free' Foods You Can Eat To Stay Full On A Diet

Almost all foods contain calories, but some foods have so few that they aren’t worth really counting. These are frequently called “free foods”. If you’re on a diet and want a snack, here are a list of those “free foods” that you can eat in moderation without tracking.


Blend Bread Into A Dressing For An Egg-Free Creamy Texture

Salad can be a great healthy meal. If you don’t want the calories and fat that come with a heavy dressing, try using bread as a thickening agent. You’ll get a rich, creamy texture without using eggs or mayo to get it. This is especially useful if you’re out of eggs, have an egg allergy, or are a vegan.


The Most Overrated 'Healthy' Foods (And What To Eat Instead)

Sometimes, a food becomes trendy based on health claims that, as it turns out, the food can’t really support. Here’s a look at a few superfoods that aren’t so super — and suggest some alternatives that are healthier, cheaper or both.


Artfully 'Plating' Your Food Can Actually Make It Taste Better

Whether you’re entertaining for a crowd, or sitting down for a quiet weeknight meal, it’s worth making your food look good. Studies have shown that artistically presented food actually tastes better, and that when you eat something that you truly enjoy, your body actually makes more efficient use of its nutrients.


Microwaving Isn't Just The Fastest Way To Dry Herbs, It's The Best Way

You might already know that you can dry herbs in the microwave. But did you know it’s actually a better method than other techniques? Here’s why.


Eat By Date's Massive Database Tells You When Food Really Expires 

Expiration dates are often misleading. Eat By Date is a giant database of food products that gives you true expiration dates, plus a lot of other useful information.


The Best Way To Tie Up A Chicken For Optimal Roasting

If roast chicken is part of your dinner rotation — and considering its timelessness and versatility, it ought to be! — then it’s important to know how to truss your poultry (that is, to tie up the wings and legs). There’s more than one way to truss a bird, but this video tutorial is the most straightforward we’ve come across.