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COOKING TIPS YOU WILL JUST LOVE

These cooking tips are designed for those who are new to cooking and will benefit from doing things a little smarter and faster.

COOK PASTA IN 60 SECONDS

This is great for camping. Put your pasta in water inside a ziplock bag and soak it for a few hours (or as long as you have to). After soaking pasta it cooks in less than a minute.

CUTTING MANGO OR AVOCADO

The process is the same. Once you have removed the pit, you simply cut right through to the skin. Cut across and then cut up and down. When you flip out the skin you will have nice cubes that fall right away from the skin.

KEEP A CUTTING BOARD SAFE

A wet dish cloth or a paper towel under your cutting board will stop it from moving or slipping.

SPOON A KIWI FRUIT

Use a spoon to dig flesh out of kiwi fruit. All you will have left is the skin.

BAKING SODA ON ONIONS

A small sprinkling of baking soda will have your onions caramelised in no time.

COOKING WITH GINGER

Use a grater for ginger. To get it firm, freeze it first.

USING A GRATER

Cheese graters do a better job when they have a light coating of cooking spray or you can simply wipe a small amount of cooking oil or olive oil.

GET MORE JUICE FROM LEMONS

Microwave them for a whole lot more juice. You only need to put them in the microwave for around 15 seconds.

TAKE THE WORK OUT OF PEELING GARLIC

Put your garlic head into any jar with a lid and shake it hard. Your work is over in seconds.

PERFECT FRIES

Apple slicers are great for making super thin and crispy fries.

SKIP THE PEEL

You don’t have to peel potatoes before you boil them. After boiling, the skin simply slips off.

THINLY SLICE BEEF

Freeze beef before you slice it so you can make those ultra thin slices.

NO WHISK

Whipping cream is easy if you have a marble and a jar with a lid. Add cream and your marble and shake. Just don’t shake so hard you break your jar. Keep shaking and you will get butter.

PEELING EGGS

After boiling eggs, simply run them under cold water and shake them up a little. The shells slide right off.

 


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Jake Taylor
jake.taylor@dinga.com.au

Jake is a global traveller who has recently called Australia his home again. If he's not travelling, he is writing about it and his experience.