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Tips on beating Stress

Do you find yourself feeling exhausted every day and always under pressure? Feeling like this often results in very disorganized eating habits, eating on the go, and often forgetting to eat and grabbing an easy, unhealthy meal. Stress often results in shortness of temper and feeling grumpy. Eating certain foods ... more

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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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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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