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How to Adapt A Recipe For The Slow Cooker

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You can adapt many conventional recipes for the slow cooker. Any oven or hob recipe that has some moisture in it – whether it is water, stock, wine or sauce – will work in your slow cooker. 
Halve the liquid amounts Because slow cookers work at low temperatures with lids ... more

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How to Camp Like a Champ

Camp Like a Champ You don’t have to sacrifice comfort for adventure in the great outdoors if you know how to camp like a champ! 1. Research your campsite and choose carefully Your choice of site can make or break your trip. Before you book do some extra research: what ... more

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A Comprehensive Guide to Lentils

Lentils are definitely one of my favorite vegetarian proteins. They’re unprocessed, they’re quicker to make than dried beans (no soaking required!), and they just have a nice, earthy flavor that works so well in a variety of dishes. One of my go-to easy lunches is a bowl full of lentils ... more

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How to Make Homemade Tortillas

I’ve heard that “necessity is the mother of invention”, and that is definitely true when you get home from your third trip to the supermarket in a day only to find that you’ve forgotten to pick up tortillas for taco night. Again. I suspect we’ve all been there. I used ... more

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How to Make Risotto

When I was first teaching myself how to cook, one of my goals was to get to the point where I was comfortable enough that I could just go into the kitchen without a recipe or a cookbook and make something. Preferably of the edible variety. Of course, not every ... more

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10 Essential Ingredients of Thai Cooking

Gather up these 10 ingredients and you have the basics for cooking Thai at home effortlessly. Though Thai cuisine is brilliantly complex tasting and known for its amazing balance of sour, sweet, bitter and salty it’s actually easy to make at home. Gather up these 10 simple ingredients and you ... more

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Perfect Picnic Tips

Don’t forget to pack these items for a great day out. Here are tips and a checklist of what not to leave behind. Remember lots of ice and sunblock. The rest is an easy relaxed trip. For something different, set up in your garden at home. Fruity Slices – Cut ... more

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How to Make Meatballs

Good meatballs are an often underrated element of many popular meals. They are eaten and enjoyed internationally and can be served with pasta, on their own smothered in sauce or stuffed inside wraps. Here we are going to look at what makes a perfect meatball for any kind of occasion. ... more

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Top Tips Sandwich Making

1. SPREAD OUT Sandwich spreads add flavour but also perform the essential task of lending moisture and sometimes creaminess to sandwiches. Mustard and mayo are the familiar standbys, but don’t stop there. It’s well worth experimenting with the following: vinaigrettes, pestos, BBQ sauces, chutneys, and salsas. 2. USE THE RIGHT ... more

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How to Cook Roast Chicken

Roast chicken is one of the healthiest and lightest roast dinners. Chicken has a lower total fat content than red meats, with the larger part of the fat being monounsaturated. It is also a great alternative for the summer months when you can serve it cold as part of a ... more

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