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7 Kitchen Hacks That Will Change The Way You Cook

You may already be a master in the kitchen, a pro on the stove and a whiz with the oven but these expert hacks promise to sharpen your kitchen skills even more. 1. Make strawberries last longer by packing them in sugar: Thoroughly wash the berries but don’t hull them until after they have been washed. Place a layer of strawberries in a rigid freezer-proof container with a lid. Sprinkle with ...

3 Steps to Perfect Crispy Browned Meat

We know it is hard to get a perfect crispy brown meat. Here are some steps that you should follow next time you cook meat. Step 1: Dry the raw meat on paper towels and let it come up to room temperature. This prevents it from steaming in the pan and moving from cool to hot too quickly. It basically ensures that it cooks more evenly. Step 2: Add the meat to a hot, lightly oiled cast-iron pan and sm...

6 Clever New Ways To Use Classic Kitchen Tools

For every ingredient and recipe in the world, there is a specialized utensil to help you prepare it faster and easier. Here are 6 clever new ways to use the classic kitchen tools and get your work done quickly and easily: 1. Make coring apples less awkward with a melon baller. 2. Simplify citrus squeezing with a mesh strainer. 3. Use a cheese grater to help soften butter when baking. 4. Use a kitc...

4 Simple Tricks That Make Chicken Breasts So Much Better

Cooking chicken breasts is easy enough, but getting them moist and tender is an entirely different story. Whether you’re throwing them on the grill for a summer barbecue or searing them in a pan for a quick weeknight dinner, chicken breasts turn out dry and tough all too often. Check out 4 simple tricks that make chicken breasts so much better: 1. Pound chicken breasts to an even thickness b...

7 Kitchen Tips and Tricks that Nobody has Told You

Whether you are a workaholic who barely has time to open up the fridge, or a busy stay-at-home mom, you all need a few tips and tricks to maintain your kitchen. Here are 10 tips and tricks that nobody has ever told you. Grate cold butter: The stick of butter should be close to frozen for it to work, and you must work fast so that the butter do not melt.  The grated butter is the best to add in flo...

3 Best Ways of Thawing Meat

Frozen meat is extremely convenient and easy to store. However, if the meat is not thawed properly, there is a risk of harmful bacteria growth on the food. The three best ways of thawing the meat are as following: Refrigerator: The refrigerator lets slow but safe thawing. One thing should be make sure that thawing the meat and poultry juices do not drip onto other food items. Cold Water: For quick...

How to Soften Brown Sugar

Halfway through the banana bread recipe, you comprehend that your brown sugar is one hard-rock mass. You don’t need to worry about it now. OnePlatter provides you the solution to everything. Solution Follow these simple steps to soften the brown sugar: Place the block of sugar in a bowl. Sprinkle a teaspoon of water over it Cover the bowl with a damp paper towel Then microwave it in 30 seconds int...

How to slice an ice-cream cake

As soon as you take out an ice-cream out from the freezer, it is hard as a rock and is next to impossible to cut that cake. Just in 2 simple steps you can cut a slice of that ice-cream cake Step 1: Instead of waiting for it to soften or actually melt, take a chef’s knife and run it under very hot water. Must try Cold Cake Step 2: Start slicing. The extreme hot blade will slide cleanly and easily t...

4 Things You Need to Know When Substituting Olive Oil for Butter

Want to substitute butter for olive oil in your favorite recipe?  Chances are, it will work fine and dandy. Not at all like butter, olive oil is low in immersed fat and rich in cancer prevention agents. Also, not at all like different oils like vegetable or canola, olive oil has a novel flavor that can improve a formula. Here are a couple of rules for substituting olive oil for butter: Measure Acc...

FoodBuzz: Ayesha Mumtaz dismissed by PFA

It has been reported that Ayesha Mumtaz has been fired from her job as Punjab Food Authority Director. The Iron Lady who is famous for shutting down well known restaurants for poor hygienic conditions, reportedly asked for a hundred day leave after raising concerns to her officers about the reopening of some eateries that were shut down by her. Although it has yet to be confirmed by the Punjab gov...

Foodbuzz: The trending #ChaiWala

This ChaiWala from Islamabad made international news when he started trending on twitter this Monday. Arshad Khan works at Islamabad’s Sunday Bazaar where he can be seen brewing an awesome cup of tea.   Someone made a comic about him, that even Meesha Shafi shared on her twitter:   Times of India declared him to be Pakistan’s “Nuclear Weapon” .   The internet was quick to find a han...

How to Fix a Dish That is Too Spicy

Have you ever gotten a little too overenthusiastic in the kitchen and made things too spicy? Spilled some extra chili powder or accidentally added a little too much pepper to that fantastic dish you’re cooking? It happens all the time, a mistake is a mistake. But what do you do? In a panic you consider tossing the whole dish into the waste, feed it to pets, or maybe use our easy guide to recover a...

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