When it comes to “food hacks” you probably think that you know most of them but sometimes you miss things. And also you know that cooking can be time-consuming and sometimes it’s boring when you run out of ideas what to make and how to present. This is why in this very article we are presenting ’10 simple food hacks’ that you will love put to the test;
10 Simple Food Hacks
#1 Prevent onions from making you weep
To stop onion-induced tears, freeze the onion before chopping. (Note: This trick only works if you’re planning to cook the onions later—otherwise, after the onion thaws out, the raw pieces will be a bit soggy!) Or if you want to look absolutely crazy when your housemate walks in, put a slice of bread in your mouth (partially sticking out) to absorb the irritant gas before it reaches the eyes.
#2 Make your own buttermilk
To make buttermilk when there’s none of the real stuff in the fridge, add a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to regular milk. The mixture won’t get as thick and creamy as buttermilk, but it will help create fluffy pancakes and quick slices of bread just the same.
#3 Cut cherry tomatoes in half all at once
Cut cherry or grape tomatoes in half with ease by placing them between two lids. Gently slice horizontally through the bunch of tomatoes while pressing down the top lid for perfectly halved tomatoes. What kind of lids? Anything works! Large yogurt container lids or Tupperware tops are two good options.
#4 Bring melted butter back to solid form
Revive over-softened butter by giving it an ice bath. Place the butter in a small bowl, and place the small bowl in a larger one filled with a few handfuls of ice and some cold water.
#5 De-crystallize honey
Stuck with the crystallized honey during the cold seasons? Bring new life to crystallized honey by placing the container in a bowl of hot water for five to 10 minutes.
#6 Keep pots from boiling over
Prevent overboiling by placing a wooden spoon across a pot. Because wood is not a good material for conducting heat, the hot water strays away from the handle.
#7 Make a perfect poached egg
To poach an egg that’s both tasty and aesthetically pleasing, use a metal mesh strainer to get rid of excess egg white. A strainer is also a great tool for gently lowering the egg into the water.
#8 Brew coffee without a coffee maker
Boil coffee in a pot of water (use the same amount of coffee and water you would for a coffee machine). Once the coffee is removed from the heat and the grounds have settled to the bottom (four or five minutes), ladle the coffee off the top of the pot into cups.
#9 Keep birthday cake fresh for days
Dug into a cake and didn’t finish the whole thing? Save it from drying out by securing a slice of bread to the exposed portions with toothpicks. The bread holds in the cake’s moisture.
#10 Cooldown coffee without diluting it
Fill an ice cube tray with leftover coffee (cooled to room temp) and let the cubes set in the freezer. The coffee cubes will keep an iced cup of joe from becoming watered down. You can even customize the cubes by adding milk and sweetener.
I believe that these 10 simple food hacks will help you in your daily life; If you love cooking & food and want to have further tips and tricks regarding food then you must stay tuned to our website for more updates;