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Avoid Food Poisoning in Summer

Posted by on March 19, 2013
FOOD poisoning results in 120 deaths, 1.2 million visits to doctors, 300,000 prescriptions for antibiotics, and 2.1 million days of lost work each year. And as the weather gets warmer, the likelihood of you getting food poisoning rises too. On Monday news.com.au ran a story based on the results from a survey conducted by the Australian Food Safety...

Sweet Potatoes Anna with Prunes

Posted by on February 5, 2013
This layered sweet potato gratin comes out of the oven caramelized on the edges and glistening with butter. The potatoes in the center are soft, their layers embedded with prunes; the ones around the edges are so crisp and sweet from the port, they taste candied. Slice the potatoes thinly — use a mandoline if you have one — and check the...

How to Make Chicken Chow mien Recipe

Posted by on January 21, 2013
Ingredients: Serves 6 Spaghetti 1 packet Chicken cubes 2 cup Capsicum (cut in cubes) ½ cup Garlic (chopped) 2 tsp Chicken stock 1 cup Salt as required Black pepper as per taste Soya sauce 1/4 cup Chilli sauce 1/4 cup Method: Boil the spaghetti and allow it to cool. Then take some oil and fry the spaghetti, and while frying keep separating the spaghetti...

Scented Jasmine Rice Tips

Posted by on January 16, 2013
Place the rice in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and add the water. Bring the pan to a boil, and then cover it with a tight-fitting lid. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Uncover the pan and remove the heat. Fluff the rice grains with a fork, stir in the remaining ingredients and serve immediately. SERVINGS: 4 (SIDE); Calories: 118; Total...

Think Like Chef

Posted by on December 21, 2012
You don’t have to be a short-order cook to create meals in a hurry, but we can all learn some culinary wisdom from those who can prepare hundreds of meals in a single day. Follow these short-order steps to make healthy meals easy. Tip 1: Relax, put on some music and pour yourself a cup of tea. A composed cook is a more efficient one. Tip 2: Read...
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Healthy Cooking Tips

Posted by on November 20, 2012
Eating healthy food doesn’t mean giving up your favourite foods. Your favourite recipes can be adapted easily to provide a healthier alternative. For example, non-stick cookware can be used to reduce the need for cooking oil. Vegetables can also be microwaved or steamed instead of boiling to keep valuable nutrition. There are many ways to make meals...
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General Cooking Tips

Posted by on November 6, 2012
Prepare what you need before you start. It’s how the pros do it and it simplifies the process when you are scrambling to put it all together. When using a broiler to cook steaks, pre-heat oven until it’s really hot. This will sear the outside of the meat and keep the juices in. And don’t use a fork to turn the steaks, use thongs or a spatula...
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Kabab Gola Recipe

Posted by on October 31, 2012
Ingredients 1 kg. finely grinded minced beef 1½ tsp. salt (according to taste) 1½ tbs. crushed chili 2 large onion-chopped ½ tbs. garam masala 2 tbs. lemon juice 1 tbs. ginger (Adrak) paste 1 tsp. garlic (Lehsan) paste ½ cup fresh coriander (Dhaniya) leaves ½ cup fresh mint (Podina) leaves ½ cup yogurt 2 tbs. raw crushed papaya 1 piece for smoke...

Low Fat Cooking Tips

Posted by on October 18, 2012
Get into the habit of measuring the oil you use while you cook, rather than just pouring it out of the bottle. It will be much easier to moderate the amount you use. Use non-stick cookware so that you don’t have to use as much, if any, fat. When sauteing, use a small amount of chicken broth or wine instead of butter or oil. To make fat-free...
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How to Make Scrambled Eggs

Posted by on October 4, 2012
The secret to making moist, fluffy scrambled eggs is all in the scrambling. You’ll need low, gentle heat and patience to make perfect scrambled eggs. 1. To make breakfast for two, we used six eggs, six tablespoons of milk, salt and pepper to taste, and two teaspoons of chopped fresh parsley. Plan on using three eggs per person for a good-sized...