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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.


Make This Year's Trendiest Condiment With Two Basic Ingredients

Thanks to labels like Mike’s Hot Honey and Bees Knees Spicy Honey, the past year has seen so-called “hot honey” become the darling of the condiment world. But why pay as much as $20 for a jar when you can make your own version of the stuff using only two pantry ingredients?


The Dos And Dont's Of Packing A Kids' Lunch Box

With the start of another school year upon us, parents are once again tasked with making daily lunch boxes. A “super” school lunch doesn’t require fancy stuff like quinoa, blueberries and kale: instead, all you need are simple core foods that are healthy and tasty.


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.


Top 10 Ways To Tame And Deal With Your Allergies

Sneezing, wheezing, and otherwise feeling like hell: Allergies are a special kind of everyday torture. Although we don’t have a cure for your food or environmental allergies, we do have some proven tips to help you suffer less and minimise allergic reactions. Here are our top 10 tips for people who suffer with allergies.


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.


Quickly Pit Olives With The Flat Of A Knife

These days, there are a ton of special implements for peeling, pitting and chopping various plant parts, olive pitters being among them. Turns out, to pit an olive, you don’t need a special uni-tasking implement, you just need a knife.


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