10 Quick Food Hacks You Need To Know About
With many of us busier than ever in 2016, it’s really difficult to put enough time aside to cook up a healthy, delicious storm in the kitchen that gets your tastebuds throbbing, your belly aching with anticipation, and your liver salivating at the prospect of lots and lots of ace micronutrients that are coming its way.
I mean, who has the time to return home from work at 7PM and actually cook themselves a meal from scratch? Instead, we rely on TV dinners, fast food, greasy takeaways, and leftover pizza because cooking for ourselves just takes up too much time, and causes us undue stress.
Whether we’re messing up our fried eggs or struggling to slice a bunch of tomatoes in less than an hour, cooking can be a time-consuming hassle.
If only there were at least 10 food hacks that would come along and save us. Sigh.
But hold on a minute! Put that burger down, stop that microwave, and cancel the twenty pizzas. Because it turns out that we have 10 quick food hacks you need to know about, and which will change your life. And here they are!
How To Make The Best Round Fried Eggs?
I love fried eggs, and I’m pretty sure you do, too. Fried eggs are great on toast with a sprinkle of parsley, and they’re an essential part of any fried breakfast.
But the trouble with fried eggs is that they’re just so messy! I’ve lost count the amount of times I’ve ended up with sticky fingers after cooking one.
To make the perfectly rounded fried egg you absolutely have to stop them from spreading all over your pan.
To do this, crack them into thick slices of onions. Alternatively, if you don’t like the taste (or smell) of onions, you could crack them into a mason jar ring.
How To Slice Cherry Tomatoes Rapidly?
Slicing tomatoes can take forever, and it’s something many of us hate. To slice quicker than ever before, all you need to do is sandwich your bunch of red goodies between 2 plates, add some pressure with one hand – and then slice away without pausing.
How To Keep Your Homemade Cookies Soft?
Another thing I love are homemade cookies. I love baking them, and I love the way the smell and taste.
I don’t, however, like how quickly they get stale.
As well as how tough they soon become. One bite can be enough to break your teeth if your cookie is over a day old!
To make sure that your cookie’s stay soft for longer, all you need to do is toss a slice of bread into your cookie jar. Et voila!
This works because the bread’s moisture will be absorbed by the cookies.
How To Empty A Can On The First Attempt?
We all have our nemesis when it comes to canned food. You know what I’m talking about: Those cans that just can’t get all the food out of on the first attempt.
My nemesis has always been lentil soup. I used to think it was simply because the soup was so thick that I couldn’t scoop it all out in one go, but it turned out that my technique was awry. I didn’t know what I was doing!
If this struggle is very real for you too, you can scoop all the food out in one go by poking five or six holes in the bottom of the car once you’ve opened it. This will release a lot of the air pressure and makes the reluctant contents slip it out with greater ease.
How To Get More Juice Out of Your Lemons?
Forever upset and stressed that you can’t get enough juice out of your lemons?
Pop them in the microwave for about 15 seconds and then slice in half.
When lemons are heated, their fatty acids melt better.
How To Pick Up A Pizza For Cheap?
If you must order a pizza, it’s important that you do things properly.
Pizza places often have evenings where orders aren’t delivered, and these orders usually go to waste.
The next time you order a pizza, ask if there have been any orders that weren’t delivered that night. If there are, you’ll be offered the pizza at a discounted price.
This is great for if you’ve got a few buddies round and you want to save some dollar.
How To Turn Your Pot Handle Into A Spoon Rest?
There is no doubt about it: The most delicious foods are also the messiest. And when you’re cooking with sauces and water, it can be really hard to find a good place to rest your utensils without staining all your surfaces with chili sauce.
There is an easy solution to this. All you need to do is wrap some aluminium foil around your utensils before securing it using your pot handle’s hole.
There will be lots of extra sauce, but it will now slink back into the pot.
And when you need to use the spoon, you can easily remove it. Bingo!
Reheat Your Pizza The Right Way
If you love leftover pizza, you might be disappointed each time you reheat it when the crunch doesn’t reappear on the crust. You can’t beat a crispy crust, but it’s really hard to get that crispiness back when your pizza has been left for a few hours.
Instead of relying on a microwave, it’s a good idea to reheat your pizza pie on the stove or in a pan at medium-high heat. You’ll be treated to a fresh taste – but you’ll also have that all-important crunch.
You can thank me later.
How To Make The Best Hard-Boiled Eggs?
My mom always told me there was only one way to cook a hard boiled egg, and I always believed her. But as I started cooking for myself, I learned that there are more than one ways to skin a cat.
And my favourite way to cook a hard boiled egg is in the oven. This removes all the uncertainty and the nail-biting “Is it hard yet?” questions.
Simply put your egg on a baking tray and bake for half an hour at gas mark 5.
When it’s cooked, steep it in a bowl of cold water (otherwise it will keep cooking).
How To Peel Garlic Quickly?
Instead of peeling for 10 minutes, why not peel garlic in a matter of seconds by placing your cloves in a bow before placing another bowl on top. Shake vigorously for up to 30 seconds and you’re all done!
Stay happy and healthy!