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7 Creative and Effective Kitchen Tips

7 Creative and Effective Kitchen Tips

Get Your Pasta Right

Rule of thumb: if the pasta is tubular, it is meant to be stuffed and coated with sauce—do not toss it in oil after boiling, or the sauce will slide off.

Soften brown sugar

Simple. Just pop it into the microwave for 15 seconds.Though white sugar keeps for as along as two years, brown sugar should be replaced within a year.

Make Herbalicious Honey

Infuse your honey with a sprig of fresh rosemary, lavender, sage or thyme for a sweet fragrance and a lovely flavour.

Create Cute Hooks for Your Cutlery

Drill holes into the ends of old forks and spoons. Bend the base into curves with pliers, and use them to hang your oven gloves and aprons.

Reuse that Aluminum Foil

Do you, like me, hate to throw away used pieces of aluminum foil? If so, just ball them up and use them to scrub food off  your glass pans and bowls—they work just as well as steel scrubs.

Have Your Cheese and Eat it Too

Trying to lose weight but can’t bear to have bland bread? Just tie up a cup of fresh plain yogurt in a muslin cloth, and let the water seep out. After a few hours, whisk this cheesy, creamy paste with some crushed pepper, a few garlic flakes, a little salt and some chopped coriander. Makes a super-tasty, low-calorie bread-spread.

Bounty in a Bowl

Sprinkle grated carrot over any salad for a zesty look, extra flavour and a vitamin-mineral boost.

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).


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5:24AM PST on Feb 7, 2014

Microwave Ovens are fantastic for causing Breast Cancer!

3:33PM PST on Dec 4, 2012

Good ideas,thanks.

3:30PM PST on Dec 4, 2012

Great tips! =)

6:39AM PST on Dec 4, 2012


6:29AM PST on Dec 4, 2012

I'd add chopped onion and thinly sliced cucumber to the yoghurt cheese, or some squashed raspberries instead of the other ingredients I think. The bread would be better toasted, for contrast. (This is making me feel peckish.)

6:15AM PST on Dec 4, 2012

Pretty picture-good ideas.

5:58AM PDT on Sep 15, 2012

You can buy the cheese ready made in a gourmet shop selling Middle Eastern foods.

10:13AM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

Thanks for the tips!

9:10AM PDT on Sep 18, 2011

Thanks for the tips, I especially like the yogurt spread :) Must try it out, sounds yum!

4:27PM PDT on Sep 6, 2011


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I try to feed the yogi in me, and put the bhogi on a diet ;0)

Wonderful ideas. Must try several of them. Thank you very much!!!

How ever you choose.. just do it..add plants to your indoor space for beauty and healthy air quality…

Ticks are nasty. Just think of the wildlife that don't get treatment :(


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