The Best New Way to Bring Your Lunch. I’ll admit it—my workday lunches can get pretty boring.
I always think I’m going to finally make use of all those delicious recipes I’ve been pinning away, but then nighttime rolls around and I’m too busy watching really important things like The Bachelorette and Vampire Diaries. And then morning comes, and I’m running around like a headless chicken and I’m lucky if I remember my keys and bus pass on the way out the door, let alone find time to throw a tasty lunch together. But with a teensy amount of planning, delicious lunches can be just a few easy steps away. All it takes is a trip to the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon, a couple pantry staples, some mason jars, and an hour of your time.
Why mason jars, you might ask? There really are only two rules to the mason jar salad: Start with the dressing or sauce, and end with the lettuce and herbs. The best part is you can make five salads at a time, and they’ll stay fresh for the whole week—just grab and go on your way out the door! Healthy Snacks. The seeds scooped from a pumpkin, also known as pepitas, offer plenty of protein and magnesium, and 1/4 cup delivers a third of your daily requirement of immunity-protecting zinc.
They are sold with or without their white shells. For a tasty snack, rinse pepitas well, making sure to remove any pulp from the pumpkin. Let them dry overnight. Spread the seeds onto a baking sheet sprayed lightly with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, or other seasonings. Cook for one hour at 250 degrees (125 calories for 1 ounce, or about 85 seeds).
Kitchen Hack: One-Minute Bread. Oven-fresh bread is one of life’s simple joys.
Ciabatta, a crisp-crusted Italian bread with hints of sourdough and loads of crannies longing for butter, is one of the easiest breads to make at home. Why are we talking about baking bread on Lifehack? Because kitchen hacks aren’t just impressive, they often have very tasty results! In this instance, I’m going to show you how to make ciabatta with less than one minute of prep time. How is that possible? You may have heard of “no-knead” bread before. I wanted something very, very simple that delivered great results in 60 seconds of prep time or less. For your ciabatta you’ll need: 4 cups of all-purpose flour (do NOT pack the flour into the measuring cup)2 cups of warm water1 teaspoon of salt1/4 teaspoon of granulated yeast (or equivalent) For the gorgeous readers needing metric equivalents of this recipe, Toon left a comment with the following conversion: Have everything handy?
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