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Every cook, being human, errs, bungles, botches, and screws up in the kitchen once in a while. If you have not "caramelized" fruit in salt rather than sugar, you have not suffered the most embarrassing mistake made by one of our editors. We did not have to look much farther than our staff―and their encounters with readers, friends, and relatives―to compile a list of common, avoidable culinary boo-boos. The creative cook can often cook her way out of a kitchen error, but the smart cook aims to prevent such creativity from being necessary. Here are over 40 ways to be smarter every time. New!
3rd February 2012 By Gaye Levy Guest writer for Wake Up World I recently decided that I should up the ante when it comes to the items in my food storage, and holy moly have you seen the price of beans lately? Last summer I purchased a goodly quantity of beans and paid $14.95 for each 25-pound sack. And now, $19.95 for the very same quantity.
1. CAYENNE - Cayenne pepper has wonderful cardiovascular benefits, including lowering blood pressure. Famed herbalist Doctor John Christopher noted that a couple of teaspoons of cayenne pepper never failed to stop a heart attack in only minutes. When added to food, cayenne increases appetite, improves digestion and relieves gas, nausea and indigestion.
1. Peel ginger with a teaspoon. Just scrape with the concave part of the spoon facing the ginger. 2.
"The best way to cut carbs from your diet is to make creative substitutions," says Arthur Agatston, M.D., author of The South Beach Diet . "That way you can still eat the foods you love, without busting your diet." Dr. Agatston told us how to make cauliflower taste like mashed potatoes.
Getty Images Backyard burgers. What could be more American? What could be a bigger crowd pleaser? What could be easier? While we don't need convincing that a juicy cheeseburger would instantly have them belting out "The Star-Spangled Banner" in the streets of Paris, we do have a beef with anyone who thinks crafting a classic burger is as easy as slapping down ground meat on a grill.
Ingredient Substitutions by P. Kendall * (1/13) Quick Facts... It is sometimes more convenient to substitute an ingredient than it is to go out and purchase the necessary ingredient. When substituting ingredients, take into account the differences in taste, moisture content, texture and weight.
Let us be clear: Baking soda is not going to permanently cure your acne or turn back the cruel hand of time. But if you’re looking to detoxify your body and your household, this multitasking ingredient will make your life easier (and more beautiful) without denting your coffers. Mom may have taught you that baking soda will make your bread rise and your fridge smell better, but did you know of its many cosmetic applications? Even the ancient Egyptians—and what beauty post would be complete without them?