Cooking Tips

# When you soak rice & urad dal for idlis & dosas, wash everything thoroughly before soaking. Later use the soaked water while grinding. If you wash rice & dal after soaking you will lose most of the vitamins.# Excess salt in any dish can be brought down by adding diced potatoes, tomatoes or a teaspoon of sugar.# When you are making vadas, if the batter is watery - you will have the problem of oil splattering when you fry it. Add a tablespoon of ghee to the batter & your problem ...
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Tips for Healthy Cooking

Overheard in a crowded restaurant: •Now,” said the mother, •you just eat your broccoli.  It will put color on your cheeks.”  The boy replied, •But Mum!  Who wants green cheeks?”  People may laugh at the joke but it does drive a point about how the way a certain food looks matters most on its being appetizing.  Whenever friends gather for a good night out, they are willing to shell out some extra cash from their payday advance, just to spend on a fancy ...
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Cooking tips on preserving and freezing the food

Canning & freezing are the one main ways to store foods for year-round enjoyment. In canning, heat destroys troublesome organisms in food, & the sealed containers prevent recontamination of the food. During freezing, the very cold temperature slows down the growth & activity of organisms & enzymes. In freezing, quick freezing at low temperature (O degree F or below) is important. If the storage temperature increases above O degree F, the length of storage time decreases. For ...
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Cooking with a Crock Pot…

Crock pot cooking has a glorious past! In grandma’s day the crock pot was called the slow cooker. She would load it up with roast beef and potatoes, or chicken and vegetables, and let it simmer all day long, filling the house with the delicious aroma. Crock pot cooking makes it easy to cook a meal to perfection. Tender morsels, rich sauces and broths, all combine in a meal that would have been difficult to achieve without crock pot cooking. Conventional cooking usually requires a good deal of ...
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Remove Outdoor Cooking Slip-up

As humans, we all make mistakes. It is human nature to do so, and cannot be prevented each and every time. When it comes to barbequing, this rule is no different. We often make mistakes that we do not even realize until we taste our food, or something potentially dangerous happens. Some mistakes just mean that the food you cook is not going to taste very good, while others could potentially mean a trip to the hospital, or a visit from your claims representative on your home insurance policy. No ...
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A Cooking Creation That Refactors Leftover Pies

Our friend Latoola, recently contacted us with an interesting story about her latest cooking creation. Latoola's annual Thanksgiving dinner must include apple, pumpkin, and pecan pies. Her husband insists on it even though she protests that only the apple pie typically gets eaten, and she tosses the bulk of the pumpkin and pecan pies into the trash after giving him a week to refuse any more desserts. This year, Latoola got inspired a week after Thanksgiving in her quest to avoid wasteful ...
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Italian Cooking with Absolute Ease via Online

Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson are the two most featured celebrity chefs with the most airtime on Travel and Living. Contrary to popular belief about British food being comparatively inedible, in reality however the two biggest names in cooking are Brits. This proves the effectiveness of a talented publicist. Mythically, Italian cuisines are unsurpassed among the lot when it comes down to western cooking. Lasagna, spaghetti and macaroni are the most common sought after Italian dishes that one ...
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Mens Carhartt Jeans - Guide to the Cooking in Jeans

Guide to the various denim washes and features of mens Carhatt jeans There is perhaps no other clothing that has the kind of variety that denim has. The number of different washes and styles that it is available in leaves the consumer with too much of a choice and this could sometimes result in buying a pair of mens Carhatt jeans with a wash or feature that might not be the right one for you. To help you choose better, here's a quick look at what is available and suits would suit you best. The ...
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The Best Cooking Oil To Use

Oil is a very important ingredient in your kitchen. From fried foods to salads, oil's are present in most dishes. The question now would be what is the best oil to use for a healthier dish? When cooking with oils there is always the risk that the oils you are using are unhealthy or they might turn unhealthy after you expose them to really high temperature during cooking. This article was made to impart knowledge on what is really the very best type of oil to use for a healthier lifestyle. When ...
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The Basics of Cooking For Beginners

I always loved to cook but even so through the years I've had to go by trial and error to figure out what works and what doesn't in cooking.  Here are some of my tips on utensils and other things that work for me in cooking. 1.  Tongs - This seems pretty simple but without the right tongs in cooking you can be lost.  I like the thick metal ones with the ridges on the end the most instead of the thin ones.  I watched my mother use these and hesitated for years until I realized how well they ...
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