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Ramen is currently served in Japanese restaurants around the globe and is fast becoming a very popular dish. You can now buy your favorite ramen noodles at your local supermarket or even online, as you will see later in the article.Ramen is one of the most delicious noodle soups, giving

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For many, their table is the central focus of their dining room and how it is decorated is often a reflection of your taste.Have you recently invested in a new dinner table only to be confronted with the disappointment of liquids or spills that have lingered on the surface too

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Love making bread, but wish there was an easier way to get perfect dough? Considering investing in a bread maker to speed up the process?Don’t drop hundreds of dollars just yet - let us present you with an alternative.Wasting time kneading your sourdough only for it to sink and break

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There’s nothing quite like having a couple of slices of toast to get you ready and raring to go in the morning. The smell of the melted butter, the sound of the toaster popping… It’s enough to think you’re secretly in a dream. Toasters are essentially the greatest invention known to

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Saffron is a spice that’s known for its golden-yellow or orange color. If you’re here, you likely know what saffron is anyways, and that means you know how expensive it can get.There are many reasons for this, some of which we’ll go into, but we’re here to learn about the

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You know what? Mixing and kneading dough without proper equipment is really tricky. Kneading dough by hand is really messy and time consuming. Some home cooks add a lot of extra flour to their kitchen worktops to stop the dough from sticking, but this compromises the texture of the dough.So you

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Cheese slicers are an essential if you like to host parties or want to make a lovely looking cheese plate. However, with so many options on the market, which cheese slicer is the best?You want to make sure that the slicer is made from high quality, durable materials. There are

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Spider strainers are a really useful tool to have in your kitchen as they can come in handy when you need them the most.They are really convenient, and they are also super easy to use.These strainers can be used for a variety of draining purposes when it comes to cooking,

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Popcorn is a food that is adored by many. What once began as kernels will soon pop into a great-tasting snack.A popcorn machine provides a great way of enjoying this snack from the comfort of your home. However, it is possible to burn the Kernels and dry out the popcorn if

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If you have ever tried or heard about a dosa, then you might be considering trying to make some of your own. These pancakes are absolutely delicious, and they come in lots of different varieties. Dosas are not too difficult to make at home when you have the right equipment and

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If you have ever had the pleasure of tasting a smash burger, we can understand why you might want to start making your own version at home.The creation of smash burgers at home is actually becoming more and more popular, the only downside is that you will require a specific

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We’ve all been there. You go to grab the herbs and spices you need for a recipe and you don’t have enough.Or even worse- you lack inspiration completely and have no clue what to do with that meat you picked up at the store. It’s so easy to be tempted by

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Apples for many, are a favored fruit that is reached for daily to enjoy as a quick snack. However, taking the time to slice the apple beforehand can be a rather inconvenient delay.When you're feeling rather peckish you don't want to be dedicating your time to peeling, coring, and slicing

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You don’t have to be a top chef to appreciate the value of having different tools and gadgets that can help you with different aspects of your cooking.Whether it be pots, pans, knives, or chopping boards, there’s something that suits every stage of preparing a dish.  Adding a meat cleaver

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The sweet potato, otherwise known as the yam, is a delicious and versatile root vegetable belonging to the bindweed family. Sweet potato is widely considered to be a superfood because of the vegetable’s impressive nutritional value. For one thing, it’s an excellent source of fiber. Sweet potatoes are also a low-calorie

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Smoked paprika is hands-down one of the most interesting and versatile spices on the culinary market. Whether you’re marinating chicken, whipping up a flavorsome paella, or just looking for an extra kick from your morning scrambled eggs, a sprinkling of smoked paprika can go a long way!However, smoked paprika not

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There’s no denying that as a versatile condiment, peanut butter is a household favorite. From its creamy texture to its undeniably sweet, nutty flavor – it makes pretty much any recipe mouth-wateringly tasty.However, commercial brands of peanut butter often contain a variety of added ingredients and can be packed full

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You can never put too much pork in your mouth as far as I’m concerned - Lewis BlackPulled pork has become a cultural, culinary phenomenon that has transcended national boundaries and assumed pride of place on menus all over the globe. Leaving its humble origins as a staple of Southern

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Pasta is a beloved and versatile staple food that can be incorporated into many diets and recipes. Whether you love hearty, meat-heavy dishes or love wholesome, vegan meals, there are hundreds of delicious pasta recipes out there to tickle your taste buds. However, if you eat pasta regularly, it’s easy

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We’ve all had those days when we want to stuff our faces with sweet treats and there are few things better than fresh donuts out of the fryer.However, there isn’t anything worse than biting into the donut and being greeted with an overly oily taste.This is because a lot of

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Ask any professional chef or budding home cook what their favorite pan is made of, and they are almost guaranteed to say “cast iron”. And this is for good reason. Cast iron isn’t only aesthetically pleasing, it’s also extremely durable and it is fantastic for distributing heat evenly throughout your

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The age-old question remains: which is best between milk, dark, and white chocolate? Whilst some may argue that white chocolate is too sweet and sickly, we respectfully disagree.Some white chocolate is only suitable for baking and others are designed specifically for melting. As there are so many white chocolate options

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Stir fry is a popular Chinese dish that has become well-loved by all cultures across the globe. However, despite being so popular, many people actually find it difficult to perfect their recipes.Stir-frying is an art, and it takes practice. You cannot simply chuck everything into a pan at once and

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If you love cooking banquets of food for friends and family but don’t always have the various cooking surfaces to cook everything all at one time, then it’s probably time to invest in a grill griddle combo.These fine contraptions will allow you to cook burgers, pancakes, seafood to crunchy vegetables

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Nachos are an extremely versatile and popular dish. Whether you are making a whole meal or a smaller portion sized snack, nachos are a great choice for an individual or a group of people.The best thing about nachos is that you can choose your toppings and add as little or

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It’s no secret that wines make beef-based meals instantly better. However, for those who don’t know what type of wine is best for their chosen meal, choosing the right wine can be a nightmare.What if it’s too sweet? Or too sour? What if I put too much wine in my

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If you’ve found yourself here, chances are that you like fried food. This means you already know that fried food isn’t exactly good for you but, like anything else unhealthy it can be enjoyed in moderation. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get to the good

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Everybody loves a bit of baking, especially when chocolate chip cookies are involved. But if you’re on a diet or simply want to make a change in order to avoid unnecessary sugar, then you may need some good alternatives for sugar-packed chocolate chips. It is well known that consuming too

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We’re all guilty of needing a pick me up throughout a long, working day.From refreshing iced drinks in the blazing hot summer, to a warming cup to escape the snow, there are a huge variety of ways to enjoy coffee, and there’s no denying that it’s a universal favorite.   However,

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Being from Southern California, Mexican food is my favorite and I normally splurge on enchiladas and margaritas - Denise Austin Food should always be more than the fuel that you need to keep your motor running. It should make your taste buds tingle and your stomach rumble whenever you daydream

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Food coloring is great for enhancing the appearance of your baked goods and making them look more attractive. By adding food coloring to your foods, you can make them look much more appealing.You can actually get food coloring in many forms, but the one that we are going to be

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Rice is often seen as an important staple in households around the world because it is versatile, inexpensive and can add a lot to your meals.With so many different kinds of rice available, you may be wanting to try something with more flavor and jasmine rice is the perfect choice

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Ramen is a delicious Chinese and Japanese broth, traditionally made from either meat or fish, with the addition of wheat noodles and, sometimes, toppings such as meat pieces, seafood, or vegetables. The popularity of ramen has been growing steadily outside of Japan in recent years, partly because it’s so delicious and

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Sometimes when you’re out camping, you just want a nice, simple meal. Like a toasted sandwich, or grilled cheese, or a pizza pocket (my personal favorite). But normally, you simply cannot cook any of these things over a campfire. It’s not at all safe. You can’t physically hold your bread

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You know what?Round cakes and funny shaped cakes are quite difficult to cut and divide up equally. And when you use a round tin, you’re just not making the most of the space inside your oven.Moreover sometimes you end up wasting cake mixture because there’s just too much mixture there

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Do you know what happens if you put a non oven safe pan in the oven?It’s not good, let me tell you. First off, your food will be ruined.But that’s not all. The handles will melt.And worse yet? There’ll be toxic fumes given off.But there’s no need to worry. If

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One of the most integral ingredients that should be found in every household is a bag of white rice.White rice is a great ingredient because it can be used in a variety of dishes from all over the world whilst adding texture and taste.When it comes to purchasing a particular

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Korean barbecues are cool - there’s a table with a hole in it with fire coming through, and we throw meat on it - Son Heung-minSomeone once told us that the only food rules that you should never break are don’t feed the bears and never go grocery shopping when

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Have you ever sighed out of frustration when cutting onions? Not only do they bring tears to your eyes but they are also so fiddly to cut. It doesn’t matter if you want chunky or fine-cut onions, they will always slip across the chopping board.There’s nothing more annoying than when

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When it comes to searing fish, you want to make sure that you have the right equipment to be able to do so. To create the best end results for the meal that you are preparing, you are going to need a searing pan to be able to do so.Finding

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Deep frying fish is a delicious way of preparing a crispy, mouth-watering meal. That’s right! You can deep fry fish and it can be cooked using the same cooking oils as other meats. However, sometimes, the fish may not turn out as you desired it. This could be down to

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Non-stick frying pans are a real game-changer when it comes to cooking at home. Long gone are the days when you had to slather your pan in cooking oil to prevent food from sticking to the surface. The great thing about ceramic frying pans is that they come with a

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Let’s be honest, everything's better when it is covered in chocolate! Whether you are making cakes, cupcakes, candies, pretzels or even melting chocolate for strawberries, the addition of a melted chocolate drizzle, makes it so much tastier! You can literally drizzle melted chocolate over any dessert or sweet treat, for

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Cheese goes so well in so many dishes! I for one love a grilled-cheese. Plus I love it in Italian pasta dishes like spaghetti bolognese and lasagna. Then there’s cauliflower cheese - great for getting one of your 5 veggies a day.And the list goes on, there’s quiches, enchiladas, and

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Sweeteners are a fantastic alternative to sugar for lots of people who have an intolerance to the sweet white stuff. They have also been a favorite of dieters for many years thanks to their low calorie content.Oftentimes, many of the popular sweetener brands are laden with artificial additives to achieve

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If you’ve ever had a Malteaser, you’ll already be familiar with this delicious but sometimes elusive powder, which brings a sweet and nutty flavor to your baked goods and adds some well-needed crunch when you’re making candy.Invented in England by the Horlick brothers in 1873, who immigrated to Wisconsin and

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Jack had the right idea coveting the beans he received in exchange for selling his beloved cow. Everyone knows the story of Jack and The Beanstalk, right? Just like Jack’s mother proved when she insisted he throw the beans away after dismissing their worth, beans are a seriously underrated and

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Sherry is wine fortified with brandy, and can be made dry or very sweet, with a host of different flavors and notes, from nuts and figs to citrus and melon.The drink originated in the Spanish city of Jerez de la Frontera, and the most authentic sherries acquire their complex flavor

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A margarita is an alcoholic Mexican beverage. It consists of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice.It will also often have salt on the rim of the glass when servedThe ingredients for a single margarita are;1 ½ ounce of Tequila.1 ½ ounce of Triple sec.1 - 1 ¼ ounce of lime

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Sesame oil is a principal component of Asian cuisine. Renowned for it’s well rounded nutty taste that blends a variety of recipes perfectly together.Sesame oil is also rich in magnesium and calcium and can be used in medicine to treat arthritis, diabetes, and can be used to improve your circulation.Regardless

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Red wine vinegar is a great multipurpose food staple to keep in your cupboard at all times.From salad dressings and reductions to marinades for meat and vegetables alike, red wine vinegar will add a rich, tangy kick of flavor to many delicious dishes. However, red wine vinegar has a tendency to

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I’ve heard there are vegan corn dogs. I don’t know if that’s true, but jeez, I’d love to eat one of them - Davey Havok If there’s one food that catapults us straight back to the long, lazy, summer days of our childhood, it’s the corndog. The sacred snack of fairs and

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If there’s one thing that’s true about home cooking, it’s that it comes with a lot of mess. A variety of utensils, pots, pans, and bowls all get used as you create your culinary delights, and each of them needs a thorough clean before it can be used again. This

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Ever longed for the taste of fresh seafood, and the wind in your hair, but you live somewhere land-locked? We have the answer for you.Did you know that canned crab is an excellent alternative? Enjoy the fresh taste of the coast from your home with crab meat in a can. Crab

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There is often a misconception that canned vegetables are the unhealthy and cheaper option to fresh vegetables, but only half of that is correct. True, canned vegetables are often cheaper, but that does not mean they lack any nutritional value or great taste. Cheaper does not mean lower quality, it

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Keeping track of old and new groceries in your refrigerator can be difficult, especially if you have limited space to organize your produce.When it comes to storing and refrigerating your food, you don’t want to be finding forgotten left-overs hidden in the drawers, you want to be able to see

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Most of us mainly think of seaweed as the green stuff that sometimes washes up on the beach. What many people don’t know, however, is that seaweed can also be used to make delicious snacks! Not only do seaweed-based foods make crunchy, salty, and tasty snacks, but they’re also incredibly

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If you are looking for a brand that makes exceptional pasta sauce then you should consider Rao’s. Their pasta sauces are second to none and certainly stand out from their competitors.In this article we will be focusing on three of the best Rao’s Sauces you can buy. We have included

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Cooking sherry is an alcohol that has had salt added to it. This extends the shelf life of the alcohol, making it a more practical bottle to have lying around the house. It is a type of wine made from grapes. It is fortified with brandy following the fermentation process, just

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When you work full-time and live a busy lifestyle, you don’t want to be spending hours of your free time cooking in the kitchen every night of the week.You would rather have a quick, easy meal option that is fuss-free for a night after a long, hard day when all

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We all have our arguments on which restaurant makes the best fried chicken, but whether your favor falls with the Colonel and his glorious KFC or the fine folks at Popeyes, one thing is for sure: the crispier the exterior, the better.Pair that with a deliciously juicy, tender interior and

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Arrowroot is a great little ingredient that is most often used to thicken sauces. It can also be used in baked goods and even toiletries.  Arrowroot is also full of nutrients. It has a high protein content and is also rich in minerals. But, it is also a tricky ingredient

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If you have recently invested in a cast iron pan, then you have made one of the best cooking decisions of your life.Cast iron pans are fantastic for making a huge range of dishes. They also last an incredibly long time. This pan will likely be passed down through the

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We’ve all been baking or cooking at some point and suddenly realized that we don’t have one of the ingredients our recipe calls for. A particularly common culprit in these instances is coconut flour. Coconut flour is a mild, sweet-tasting alternative to wheat flour that is made from ground coconut flesh.

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