Monthly Archives: October 2016

Do you like avocados?

Avocados are so amazing! They are the real star in so many recipes. This fruit also has so many nutrients and vitamins, so demanded by our body. But there are some problems with avocados. The first one is its quite high price. It may cost as much as $3 if you don’t buy it in its season. So, consuming them regularly maybe not so cheap. The second problem is that it ripens too quickly. If you wait some time until open it, you will have to throw this brown mess away.

While some people simply refuse consuming avocados, others created a way to store it for a longer time. Freezing is the answer! This solution is so great that even the Tesco supermarkets used it for selling more avocados to their customers. They offer a pack of frozen avocado pieces, which are ready for usage.

If you don’t have Tesco in your neighbourhood, you still have an opportunity to freeze this fruit on your own. There are several ways to do it. The first one is chopping a fruit into halves and packing it in a Ziploc bag. Such an approach guarantees that your avocado will store as long as it’s needed. The second strategy that could be used by you is blending a fruit to a puree. You should also add some lemon juice for preventing it from becoming brown.

Freezing is also a great solution because it doesn’t allow to store the fruit for a long period of time only. It also saves all of its nutrients and vitamins! That’s why this method is so loved by the people, who care about what they eat.

Don’t throw the banana peel!

Everyone adores bananas! They are so delicious, aren’t they? Banana is also a universal fruit because there are hundreds of different recipes for it. You can prepare some ice cream, protein smoothie or a yoghurt, adding the banana to it. But the absolute majority of the people, who consume bananas, make one common mistake. They throw the banana peel in garbage.

As the scientists claim, banana peels are edible! Some of the cultures used to eat banana peel as well, because of their benefits for humans’ nutrition. India is an example of the country, where people eat both the flesh and the peel of the banana.

Westerners and Europeans have different traditions. We concern the flesh of banana as edible, because of its sweet test and soft texture. At the very same time, we toss skin of this fruit, because they are bitter and thick. Nutritionists say that this is our mistake.

According to the latest researches, the skin of banana contains pretty high amounts of vitamin B6 and B12. It is also rich in potassium, protein and magnesium that are so useful for our organism. Due to this reason, we should change our attitude to the skin of a banana.

Of course, few of us are able to eat raw peels of this fruit. But they still can be blended into smoothies, boiled, fried or baked! So many delicious dishes can be cooked with this product. The only thing we should warn you about is hygiene. If you are going to eat a banana skin, you should clean it well first. After this keep on experimenting, until you find your most favourite way to use the banana skin!

How to get a lemon juice with no effort?

How to get a lemon juice with no effort?There are a lot of recipes, which require a lemon juice. For example, if you need to make a lemonade, or simply add some juice to your smoothie or whatever else – you should extract the juice out of several lemons. It’s not so easy because the lemons are thick and there is so few juice inside them…

But there is a simple hack that can change your attitude to those fruits in the future. You should microwave your lemon, before trying to extract the juice. The process should last no longer than 15-25 seconds. This time is enough to soften the fruit inside. After you get it from the microwave, let the lemon cool for several minutes. Then slice it and get all the juice it has!

The real beauty of this trick is that it can be done with other citrus fruits as well. So, if you need to extract the orange juice for some dish too, you can do it simply putting the fruit in your microwave. This procedure allows squeezing the juice with fewer efforts.

This advice is often used in the restaurants too. Even if you have a professional juice squeezer, it won’t be able to extract all the juice to the last drop. Combining the mentioned above method with the special tool for extracting the juice, you will get everything.

If you’ve got any similar cooking hacks, please, share them with us using the comment box. Thank you!

Storing milk tips

Milk is a universal product, consumed by millions of people. Many of them purchase it on a daily basis, which leas to some regular rules of storing this product. Let’s talk more about that.

First of all, we can offer you a simple strategy of using some glass jar for storing your milk. It will make it better to drink it when you need, as well as the milk won’t be spilt up.

You should also think of the temperature mode for the product you have.

Milk needs to be store in a cold place, so your refrigerator is a perfect place. But we should warn you: cover your jar with a cap. In another case, your milk may get an unpleasant smell from some other products.

The process of storing the milk is pretty limited – it’s actually equal to a couple of days. If your milk is spoiled – you don’t have to throw it away. For example, you can use this spoiled milk for cooking cakes, or so.

Be careful, when you spill a milk on your fridge shelf. In such case, it’s better to remove that as fast as possible.

If you don’t have a fridge, there is a category of milk, which needs no cold environment to be stored in. The ultrapasteurized milk is specially designed for this. It’s provided in special packs, which allow storing the product for 1-2 months. Some ‘moving’ cafes, which have no stationary fridge, may use this milk as well.

How to store food in your kitchen?

Our kitchen is a place, where a lot of different kinds of items should be stored. We are talking either about some food, or about some chemicals for cleaning. These categories are too different (from the point of view on its best place for storing), that’s why we’d like to offer this article to you with some small, but simple tips on storing different objects.

1.Group your products

The secret to successful storing of your products on kitchen is grouping the same ones. Sugar, flour, salt, spices should be stored in one place but in different [glass] jars with a cap. It would prevent them from being habitat by insects.

2.Keep foods in fridge

The majority of products on your kitchen need being kept in a fridge. Milk, eggs, meat, fish, fruits and vegetables – all of them must be stored in a special conditions, in the refridgerator.

3.Separate foods from the chemicals

It’s natural, that you use some chemicals for cleaning your house. They may be dangerous for your health, if you keep them alongside the products. Such tools must be stored far from the products.

4.Some vegetables ‘don’t like’ fridge

As it was said before, the majority of the products need to be stored in fridge. However, some, there are some kinds of fruits and vegetables, which ‘prefer‘ some more dark and les cold places. Tomatoes, bananas, apples and avocados abetter to be stored in a room temperture.