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There's No Such Thing As 'Negative Kilojoule Foods'

You’ve probably been told at some point that eating celery actually burns more kilojoules than it contains. While celery is low in kilojoules and makes for a refreshing snack, there are no foods out there that count as negative kilojoules.


Keep Mushrooms Fresh Longer By Storing Them In An Open Paper Bag

For most of us, the process of keeping food fresh in the fridge usually involves plastic bags, plastic wrap and/or a sealable plastic container. That’s actually a bad idea when it comes to mushrooms.


Give Your Pancakes A Flavour Boost With Infused Maple Syrup

Real maple syrup is pretty perfect as is, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be jazzed up every once in a while. To add extra oomph to your pancakes and waffles, consider trying one of these delicious syrup infusions from The Kitchn.


Steam Potatoes Instead Of Boiling Them For Faster Prep

Need to soften potatoes, pronto? Don’t waste time boiling potatoes for fries or other dishes, use steam instead.


Make These Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups For Easy Snacking Or Soup Dipping

In my mind, tomato soup exists mainly as a condiment for grilled cheese sandwiches, and I like to maximise sandwich dip-ability. Usually I cut mine into strips, but these grilled cheese roll ups from Damn Delicious are an even better option.


Make Delicious Vegan Waffles With Tofu Instead Of Eggs

If you’re looking for a tasty vegan breakfast treat, these tofu waffles will taste like the real thing. You can even use your favourite waffle mix.


The Psychological Factors That Cause Food Cravings

We all get cravings for specific foods every now and then, and those cravings can be so strong, they almost feel involuntary, like your body is missing some nutrient it can get from a muffin. This isn’t typically how cravings work, though.


Why Fad Diets Don't Work, And How To Spot Them

Fad diets come in many different forms. Some are straight up weird, and some are less crazy than others, but pretty much all of them share a few key characteristics. This video shows you how to spot health industry snake oil from a mile away.


Why Cocktails Are Served In Different Sizes And Shapes Of Glasses

There’s no reason for you to have a dozen different types of glasses on your home bar, so why do bartenders serve cocktails in so many different types of glasses? Well, this video from PBS’s IdeaChannel explains where all those glasses came from, and whether they matter.


10+ Dishes And Drinks Everyone Should Know How To Make At Home (Including You)

Whether you have trouble boiling water or you know your way around an immersion circulator, there are some foods that everyone should know how to make, either because they’re delicious, they’re easy, or they require skills that will benefit you as you learn your way around the kitchen. We asked some professional chefs (and the Lifehacker team) what you should be able to make, no matter who you are, and how.


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