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Simple Cooking Tips 101

Learn some tips from our foodie experts To slice meat into thin strips, as for Chinese dishes – partially freeze and it will slice easily. A roast with the bone in will cook faster than a boneless roast – 
the bone carries the heat to the inside of the roast ... more

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Skewer Tricks

Tricks for Using Skewers Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes before using them so they won’t burn during cooking. If you prefer metal skewers, which have a long life, use square or twisted types, which will hold the food better than round ones. To keep food from slipping ... more

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Shelf Life: Groceries

General shelf lives for common items: Flour unopened: up to 12 months. Opened: 6-8 months. Sugar unopened: 2 years. Sugars do not spoil but eventually may change flavour. Icing sugar unopened: 18 months. Solid shortening unopened: 8 months. Opened: 3 months. Cocoa unopened: indefinitely. opened: 1 year. Whole spices: 2-4 ... more

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Tips on Low Fat Cooking

Keep Cuisine and Cooking low fat • Get into the habit of measuring the oil you use while you cook, rather than just pouring it out of the bottle. It will be much easier to moderate the amount you use. • Use non-stick cookware so that you don’t have to ... more

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Great Tips on Quick Meals

8 Great Tips on Cooking Quick Convenient Meals If you are as busy as most people, you are always looking for ways to feed your family in convenient, fast, yet not-too-expensive ways. Try the following suggestions: 1. Cooking several meals for the week at one time. It may take a ... more

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10 Tips To Healthy Eating

Eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods. You need more than 40 different nutrients for good health, and no single food supplies them all. Your daily food selection should include bread and other whole-grain products; fruits; vegetables; dairy products; and meat, poultry, fish and other protein foods. How much you should eat ... more

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