Informational Guides

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Cabbage, one of the most versatile vegetables around,  even coming in flower form! But today, we want to talk to you about the main, and let’s be fair, delicious use of cabbage.You can do so much with cabbage, you can have cabbage soup, cabbage stew, boil it and have it with a lovely chicken dinner plate, turn it into coleslaw, put it in a salad, sautee it and turn it

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The use of herbs can take your dish to the next level of awesomeness. Seriously, so many people underestimate the brilliance of using herbs while they’re cooking. Basil is no different - it’s vibrant, aromatic, and enhancing!  You can use basil both straight from the plant and dried down. While most people prefer using fresh basil, it doesn’t last nearly as long as dried basil does. If you have a

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Pancakes are one of the tastiest treats. They are so versatile and can be enjoyed for breakfast, dessert, and even as a cheeky snack!  If you have ever made your own pancakes then you will know that they are surprisingly easy to make and do not require the use of many ingredients.  Considering how great they taste, and easy they are to make… it does make us wonder why we

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In order to save food from going out of date, there are lots of different types of foods that can actually be frozen so you can still enjoy them at a later date. However, when it comes to freezing foods, depending on the type of food that it is, there are some things that you will need to know first. Due to the risk of food poisoning, shrimp is a

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Tuna is one of the most versatile foods - it can be the star of the show or a helping hand for flavor. You can even put it in salads to give them more oomph! While fresh tuna has a pretty poor shelf life, canned tuna is a different story altogether.  Thanks to the processing and preservation, canned tuna will last in your pantry for months. You might be wondering

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Fresh ginger, also known as root ginger, is the underground section of the Zingiber officinale.Turmeric, galangal, and cardamom are also part of the same family, Zingiberaceae. Ginger originated in China but has now spread its roots across the globe thanks to the spice routes. Ginger is a very commonly used spice, found in everything from ginger beer to gingerbread. It is also commonly used in savory dishes in Asian, Caribbean, African,

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Cup noodles are one of the easiest foods to prepare in the world. We have all enjoyed a hot steaming cup of noodles at some point in our lives.Cup noodles are particularly popular in young adults and college students for their easy to make and comforting qualities. Cup noodles are enjoyed in cultures all over the world. From Japan, to the United States, from Australia to the United Kingdom, these noodley

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Bisque versus soup… Oh, that age-old battle. Both are liquid meals, right, so how different can they be?Well, the answer to that is that they are different. What’s more, they are both delicious, even if the thought of food mushed into liquid form doesn’t sound particularly pleasant… Soup and bisque, are both wonderful food products that share many similarities. The history of each of them is vibrant and interesting.Soup is thought

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Greens are a fundamental part of a healthy diet. The term greens tends to refer to leafy green vegetables, such as kale, spinach, and collard greens. This is not an exhaustive list and there are many more vegetables that fall under the category of greens.  It is recommended that you consume 2 to 3 cups of vegetables a day, and greens are a great source of a number of nutrients. 

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Canned tuna is a staple food that deserves its place in everyone’s pantry. It can be used in a number of dishes and it has an excellent shelf life thanks to the sturdy packaging.Canned foods are inexpensive, easy to store, and are excellent backup foods. While the shelf life is longer for canned foods, including tuna, there still is an expiration date on the can to abide by.However, we all have

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Limes can turn yellow when they become overripe, and lemons are green when they are underripe. So you can be forgiven for thinking they are the same fruit. In actuality, while they come from the same family of citrus fruits, they are not the same fruit at different stages of life.Lemons turn from green to yellow as the chlorophyll in the rind is replaced with anthocyanin as they ripen. Limes will turn

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Cointreau is an absolute staple of any cocktail set. If you don’t have Cointreau then you absolutely do not have the right collection of liquors.  But, if you’re in the middle of making a drink and have realized that you have run out of Cointreau. Or maybe you’re just a bit sick of it (we’ve all got certain liquors that we can no longer go near…). What can you use

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If you don’t know the difference between chicken breast and chicken tenderloin, it’s nothing to worry about. Most people associate the word tenderloin with pork, but you can get chicken tenderloin too. Unless you carve your own chicken, you might not know where the tenderloins are located on a chicken’s body.But what is the difference between a tenderloin and a breast? Well, there’s a lot. Tenderloins are far smaller than a

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Green onions and chives are both delicious additions to any dish in their own right. Both of them have super unique flavors and are delicious on their own as well as in other recipes.They are sometimes thought of interchangeably, with many [people thinking they are the same thing or at least from the same family.However, this is not correct. To look at, they definitely have similarities so we can certainly

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With approximately 50,000 varieties to choose from, rice is a hugely versatile carbohydrate that makes a great base for a number of dishes.From white to brown, short or long-grain, there’s a type of rice to suit every meal.Two of the tastiest types of rice are jasmine and basmati, but what is the difference between them? How do you know which one to reach for when you’re testing out new recipes

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Tamales are a traditional dish, commonly known as Mexican, that are typically meat filled corn dough meals that are steamed in a corn husk. Other fillings include beans, cheeses, vegetables, and often sweet fillings such as chocolate or fruit. They are said to have originated from the Mesoamerican era, with variations deriving from different countries over time. All About Tamales Whilst they are considered to be a traditional Mexican dish,

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Egg rolls and spring rolls….Wow, we’re barely a sentence into the article and already our mouths are watering! We bet yours are too!Both egg rolls and spring rolls are two of the most delicious things on this earth in our opinion.Wait… what? You thought they were the same thing? Well, turns out you aren’t alone in that. The two have been thought of as the same for a long time!However,

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Freezing food is one of the most convenient things you can do. Not only will it save you from having to throw away unwanted food, but it will also prolong the shelflife of food significantly.If you have a freezer, you can freeze almost anything, within reason, of course!While certain types of food are easy to freeze, such as bread and different cuts of meat, some foods are trickier to freeze.

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Bananas make for an excellent snack no matter the time of day. They’re creamy and filling, yet not too sweet like other fruits out there. What’s more, they’re easily accessible and inexpensive to purchase. Bananas are a staple fruit in many households and people of all ages can appreciate the taste of a ripe banana. Having said that, many people despair at how quickly their bananas go bad without them knowing.

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While their labels may appear similar, some differences can be identified between heavy whipping cream and whipping cream. Awareness of these differences is important to ensure that they don’t affect the overall taste when added to a particular dish. When browsing the dairy aisle and stumbling upon the vast assortment of different cream choices, it is easy to become confused. With many different types, each differing slightly in taste, consistency,

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Cream cheese is a delicious cheese that can be used as a topping for a snack, as well as a key ingredient in a variety of different sweet and savory dishes. There is only one downside to cream cheese, and that is its short shelf life. In the fridge, cream cheese has a shelf life of one week which is nowhere near enough time to enjoy this delicious treat. But

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Beef broth and beef consomme are very similar liquids. Consommé is the French word for perfect, or to make complete. So you could say that a broth is simply an unfinished consommé. Many people confuse stocks and broth, however they are not the same.Stock is made with just the bones being simmered, whereas broth is made by simmering bones with some meat remaining on them.The word bouillon is commonly used interchangeably

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Olives are truly love ‘em or hate ‘em snacks. But, chances are, if you’re reading this article, you absolutely love them. You will also likely know that there are many different kinds of olives.Two of the most popular are kalamata olives and black olives. But what’s the difference between these two delicious snacks? When ordering a selection of olives in a restaurant, you can never really be sure what you might

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Oranges are some of the most versatile and delicious kinds of fruits around. They’re full of flavor, tantalizingly juicy, and can be used to make delicious desserts, or even feature as part of your five a day!Oranges aren’t always in season so, perhaps you’ve recently purchased them in bulk while at your local grocery store, or maybe you’ve recently got back from a sunshine-fueled trip and purchased some delicious oranges

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Pecan pie is a classic American Thanksgiving dessert. It consists of a pastry case, an egg-based filling, and lots of pecan nuts. It was originally known as a sugar pie due to the large quantities of syrup and sugar in the recipe. Store-bought pies are likely to contain preservatives that act to make the pie more shelf-stable and prolong its shelf life. You should not store an uncooked pecan pie in the

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Pork is one of the most succulent meats around. It has such a distinguished flavor which leaves you wanting more and more.Whether you grill, fry, or roast it, the taste will always excite your taste buds. There are so many different cuts of pork and they all serve different purposes. It is so important to choose the right cut of pork for the meal you are making. A lot of people

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Freezing food is always difficult. The freezing isn’t so much the issue but the defrosting. Even if something seems to freeze well, will it be okay once it’s defrosted? Tortillas are difficult as foods that are heavy in carbohydrates usually freeze well. For example, bread is definitely great for freezing but that’s only if you’re going to toast it afterward.  The answer is yes, you can freeze tortillas. But only

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The words “gherkin” and “pickle” are often used interchangeably. But are they different? Or is this just a cultural difference and they are the same thing known by different terms?  Depending on who you ask the answer is both and neither. But that isn’t a very useful answer. So let’s dig a bit deeper into this very important debate. What is a gherkin? A gherkin is, very basically, a close

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Fried rice is a great base for your Chinese takeout from panda express or a great way to use leftover rice.Most home cooks and even professional chefs say that frying your leftover rice is a great way to reduce waste and they actually recommend pre-cooked, refrigerator-cooled rice for the best homemade fried rice.Once rice has been cooked and then cooled any extra starch is removed from the rice. This helps

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Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur, nothing is quite like it, especially on a cold winter’s evening, cuddled up next to a warm fire. It was created in 1973, bringing new things to the stage in alcohol production.  Who would’ve thought that dairy and alcohol would mix so well and taste so heavenly? All about Baileys The alcohol content in Bailey’s Irish Cream is about 17% while the cream alongside the Irish

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Have you ever thought that French fries should be renamed to American fries? I mean studies have shown that we eat more than 30lbs of French fries each every year. Also, the name ‘French fries’ is actually a misnomer, the French fry has been traced back to 1600 Belgium when the poorer population would saute or fry offcuts of potatoes as a good energy source during the frigid winters. The

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Tamales are a dish that originates from the Mesoamerican region. This was an indigenous region that existed prior to the Spanish colonization of the Americas.It included areas that are now known as central Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and North Costa Rica. Tamales are made of a corn-based, starchy dough, or a maize-based dough called masa. It can be filled with a variety of things from meats and cheeses

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Sausage is a great deal like life. You get out of it what you put into it - Jimmy Dean While good sausage can elevate the dreariest of meals and change it into a masterpiece, and turn a bad day into a spectacular one, great sausage can transform your life. It can stupify, electrify, and super-charge your target buds and change the way that you think about food forever.That’s the reason

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Oh, the age-old question… What came first, the cucumber or the pickle? We’re joking, of course. However, haven’t you ever wondered about pickles and cucumbers? They look oddly similar. Almost like pickles are baby cucumbers, right? This article is going to explore the differences between pickles and cucumbers. The title of ‘Cucumbers Vs Pickles’ makes it sound like they will be having an epic battle to the deaths. In some

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Buttermilk is such a versatile ingredient. It is used frequently in baking, but it can also be used to cook savory meals too. Given that it is not an ingredient that you will use every day, you may notice that you end up throwing away the leftover buttermilk. If you have had buttermilk for a long period, you may be unsure whether it is still safe to use. This is

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