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10 Ways To Improve Your Daily Routine With The Power Of Science

Science is awesome. It explains how birds can fly, why the sky is blue, and how gravity works. However, you can also use science to perfect the tiny details of your everyday life — from sleeping better to working smarter and even cooking better food. Here are 10 ways sciences can help improve your daily life.


App Directory: The Best Recipe Manager For Android

If you’re emailing recipes to yourself, printing them out or still keeping index cards, there’s a better way. Grab your Android phone, there are a ton of great recipe apps out there, but we have one we think is the right blend of features for the right price. Paprika is the app for you.


How Much Flavour You Get From Ginger Depends On How You Cut It

Ginger can kick up the spicy flavour and aromatics in your dish, but depending on whether you grate it, dice it or matchstick-chop it, you can dial in just the level of potency your dish demands. Here’s what we mean.


When To Use Short, Medium, And Long Grain Rice

If you’re a pro in the kitchen, the different rice varieties probably seem fairly obvious to you. But if you’re a cooking noob, you may not know when to use short, medium, or long grain rice. Here’s a quick breakdown.


Cooking For Geeks Teaches You The Science Behind Better Cooking

If you’re interested in not just how to make food taste great but why certain techniques and ingredients work the way they do, check out Jeff Potter’s Cooking for Geeks. The book can help you start experimenting in the kitchen and delve into the science of food to become a better home cook.


Make Almost Any Protein Into A Super Tasty Meal By Piccata-ing It

You’ve probably had chicken piccata, but that delicious, punchy sauce can add a jolt of flavour to any protein that pairs well with white wine and lemon, including vegetarian options like tofu or white beans.


Bake An Egg In An Avocado For A Healthier Breakfast

Avocados are amazing things — they’re delicious on their own, but they also have a lot of healthy fats, dietary fibres and vitamins. If you’re in the mood for something new and healthy for breakfast, this recipe combines the goodness of eggs ‘n’ avos into something truly delicious.


Use Your Cast Iron Pan As A Pizza Stone

Pizza stones really are the best way to cook a pizza, but they can take up a lot of space and the good ones aren’t always affordable. Use your cast iron skillet as a makeshift pizza stone to still get that crispy crust.


Deep-Frying Vegetables Can Actually Add Nutritional Value

You’ve probably heard that deep-frying is the absolute worst way to prepare anything ever, but a study published in Food Chemistry has found that it can actually add nutritional value to some vegetables.


The Secret To Amazing Tomato-Based Sauce: Roasting It In The Oven

If you want to take your favourite tomato sauce recipe to the next level, roasting it in the oven will enhance the flavour and requires less babysitting.


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