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Effective Cooking tips for girls

In our daily life every one cooks, it’s a part of our daily routine. Some people cook because they love cooking and cooking is fun for them .Cooking is not difficult you just need to know about some tricks and tips for cooking. Girls are more interested in cooking. Those girls who found cooking difficult, here are the some tips for them that will help them, and make their cooking easier.

1)keeping your kitchen clean:

Before anything first you need to keep your kitchen neat and clean. The kitchen is a place where you cook, keeping it clean is very important, because it makes your food hygienic. If you eat hygienic food then only you can live healthy and active life.

2)You can roast your vegetables:

Almost every vegetables that we use, can be roasted easily. You just need to roast your vegetables in an oil, add some salt in it and  freeze it. This tip is very helpful, especially for the working women, like if they are in a hurry, you just need to take out your roasted vegetables and cook it for a few minutes.

3)Easily Caramelize your onions:

Caramelizing onions take some time. Easy tip for caramelizing onions is that you just need to add a pinch of baking soda in your pan when you are frying your onions. This tip is very effective and make your onions caramelize in just few seconds.

4)Don’t over crowed your pan:

when you are using your pan don’t overcrowd it with vegetables or other things ,it will add too much moisture to your food and can make it too much soft.

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5)Use a micro plane for cutting:

Cutting vegetables and other things with a knife can take too much time, by using micro plane, you can easily and quickly cuts all the vegetables. It’s more safe than a knife.

6)Use measurement equipments:

Baking is all about perfect measurements. Use measurement cups and spoons for baking. It will help you to bake perfect things.

7)For keeping your food in a fridge:

when you cook food ,wait until it becomes cool and then put it in a fridge, otherwise your food can be damage.

8)Use line roasted pans:

when you are roasting anything, roast it in a line roasted pan because roasted pans that have line are easy to wash and the food don’t stick with it, while on the other pans food can be stuck.

 

How To Make Creamy Banana Bread

Truth be told, preparing this meal will take you more time than usual (around 1 hour and 15 minutes: 30 minutes for prep and an additional 45 for baking), but it’s totally worth it. Creamy banana bread can be the perfect way to start your day, but you can also eat it as a brunch.

Ingredients

• ½ cup of margarine, softened
• 1 cream cheese package, softened
• 1 ¼ cups of white sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup of mashed bananas
• 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
• 2 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour
• 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
• ½ teaspoon of baking soda
• ¾ cup of chopped pecans
• 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
• 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

Preparation

1. Preheat your oven to 175oC (350oF). Also, grease and flour two 8×4 inch loaf pans.
2. Mix the margarine and the cream cheese. While doing this, gradually add the white sugar and continue mixing until you get a light and fluffy combination of these ingredients. After this, add eggs and stir in the mashed bananas and vanilla. In the end, add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Mix everything until batter is just moist.
3. In another, smaller bowl, mix chopped pecans, cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.
4. Divide the butter in two, and add each half to the previously prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the pecan mixture over the batter in the pans, and top with remaining batter.
5. Bake for 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of each loaf comes out clean.

Healthy Food You Should Prepare Each Week

Let’s face the truth – when you suddenly get hungry, you won’t spend time preparing something healthy, you’ll just reach for some unhealthy snack, right? Although there is nothing wrong with allowing yourself this “guilty pleasure” from time to time, you should concentrate on preparing healthy food that will keep you full until your next meal.

• Quinoa

Preparing quinoa is very easy, so it’s usually recommended to prep and eat it before sleep. Just boil two cups of quinoa with four cups of water; then leave it on the stove for 7-10 minutes, cool it down, add almond milk, frozen veggies or chopped walnuts and voila – you’ve prepared your healthy dinner in less than 20 minutes!

• Roasted Vegetables

Maybe you prefer meat over vegetables, but hey, give them a chance! Roasted vegetables can be very tasty (not to mention healthy) if you prepare them correctly. Take broccoli, cauliflower and other veggies you like, sprinkle with olive oil and fresh herbs, roast at 200oC until slightly burnt. If you’re preparing the veggies in the morning, you can toss them into an omelet.

• Unsurpassed Salad

Good, old salad is considered to be the healthiest meal. You can make salad from almost anything. For example, try mixing celery, jicama, carrots and green peppers. This will make a solid base for toppings like feta and chickpeas or shrimp and corn. Bon appetite!

How To Make Coconut Oil Popcorn

Level 101 – Coconut

Coconut is widely used for different purposes – our mums use it to give a finishing touch to a cake, chemical industries use it to enrich body milk, body shower lotion etc. You can even find coconut fragrances. Coconut has a special place in the kitchen – it can be used for cakes (as aforementioned), or it can be used for popcorns, for example. Coconut oil popcorns are special type of delicacy.

Ingredients

For start, you’ll need one large heavy bottom pot, where you’ll prepare your popcorns. Other basic ingredients you’ll need include:
• ½ cup organic popping corn
• 1 ½ tablespoons coconut oil
• sea salt

This is all what you’ll need for basic preparation. Adding optional flavorings is totally possible, and the it would be the best for you to choose between these flavorings:
• cinnamon and sugar
• curry powder and pepper
• cayenne and cumin
• chili powder and cumin
• taco flavoring and nutritional yeast
• nutritional yeast in combination with cumin or chili powder
• onion salt and oregano with parmesan cheese
• lemon zest and dill weed

Some of these flavorings may sound strange to you, but the weirdest combinations turn out to be the best.

Preparation

1. Heat your pot maximum to medium heat – be careful, you don’t want to over medium heat because, in that case, your popcorns won’t be as delicious as they can be.
2. The second step is quite simple – all you have to do is to add the coconut oil and wait until it’s completely melted. Whit that done, you can continue with preparation. Here you can do a check – put a few kernels into the pot and if they’re popping, then the oil is ready.
3. Once the oil is hot enough and the ‘’testing’’ kernels have popped, you can put the rest of the popcorns and cover the pot.
4. Upon hearing the popping of the kernels, it seems as pure logic to start shaking the pot. Continue to do so in 10-second intervals, right up to the point when you hear the popping become slower. From then on, either turn off the heat or remove the pot and give the kernels one last 20 seconds long shake in order to prevent the burning of the bottom popcorn.
5. After you no longer hear the kernels popping, put the popcorns into a bowl, add salt and optional flavorings.

How To Prepare Sweet Corn

There’s not a person in the world that doesn’t enjoy perfectly prepared sweet corn in the summer. Preparing this delicious and refreshing vegetable has never been so easy. Here you’ll be presented with the three most popular and easy ways to prepare the perfect sweet corn.

No 1 – Boling

This classic method of preparing sweet corn has the longest “mileage” of all the methods, but it still takes time and practice to bring it to perfection. Remove the outer husk and silk from the corn, add a tablespoon of salt in the boiling water and then add the corn. If you have fresh corn, cook it for 3-5 minutes, otherwise you should cook for 6-8 minutes.

No 2 – Grilling

During hot summers, many vendors go out on the streets, grill corn and sell it to others. Grilled corn is popular because of its specific smoky flavor. Start by removing the husk and silk and then brush the corn with olive oil (don’t use butter, sometimes it can burn). After doing this, put the husk back onto the corn and secure it with a piece of string or aluminum foil. Grill it for around 15 minutes (until the husks are toasted).

No 3 – Microwave

This relatively new method offers a quick and easy way to prepare sweet corn. If you want to cook without making a mess, leave the corn in its husk and microwave two at a time for 4-6 minutes (depending on the freshness of the corn). Just be careful – after microwaving, it’ll need a few minutes to cool down. After that, you can clean the husk and silk and serve.