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Questions tagged [food]

Hacks involving the general use and consumption of food, as well as the [storage], preservation, and transportation of food.

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Separating lavash

How do I separate lavash wraps that are packed together in plastic bag? It seems that when they are packaged and weight is put on them during delivery, they are impossible to separate each one ...
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How to prevent salt shaker holes from being clogged with damp salt?

I add rice grains to my salt shaker to prevent salt dampness. It works, but it doesnt affect the salt shaker holes, which become damp. Their dampness clogs the shaker, preventing the salt from coming ...
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Making better smoothie?

Everyday I make smoothie for my breakfast. Usually, I add some liquid first and then my protein powder and rest all. But everyday once I add the powder, some of it sticks to the wall of the jar and ...
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Having my chocolate coins and eating them too

I love chocolate "coins" - that is, foil covered chocolates in the shape of coins. Unfortunately I both like to look at the coins as well as eat the chocolate. My problem is, once I open the foil to ...
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How to roll a dough to a certain thickness

Is there a way to roll out dough to an even 5mm thickness? I'm a newbie on making cookies. Thanks!
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How to break an egg without making noise?

Sometimes I have to break an egg while my baby daughter is asleep, and since her sleep is very light, the noise breaking an egg usually does (single sharp noise) sometimes wakes her up. So my ...
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Cooking In An Oven When Only The Top Heating Element Works

Only the top heating element on my oven works. When I want to bake something thicker than pizza, the surface of the food burns, while the rest of the food remains uncooked. I have tried using lower ...
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Which foods or drinks reduce headache?

Which type of food or drinks reduce headache quickly?
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How can I increase my eating speed?

My eating speed is not as fast as normal people. In parties and other events I can't eat according to my need because of speed issue. In friends circle when we eat something they make fun of my eating ...
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How can I prevent my hands from knife cut during cooking?

I am not a expert cook and facings too much difficulties during cooking . One of them is knife cuts. Mostly I cut my fingers. How can I prevent my hands from knife cut during cooking?
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How to get rid of dead weevils in sugar?

There is a bag of sugar that is full of dead weevils. These tiny insects are just the same size as sugar particles. If they were alive, I could expose them to the sun and they would fly away. If their ...
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which bag is more suitable as a shopping bag? [closed]

I have listen in research that the plastic shopping bags we used to put eatable things like fruit vegetables can effect thier nutrients which is harmful for health so which type of bag is suitable ...
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How to minimise food spitting from sneezing

I experience this embarrassing scenario of sneezing while my mouth is full with food, and it has been happening again quite often recently(Well count myself unlucky, even when I took a friend's advice ...
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How do I avoid my fruits getting oxidized?

I always pack an apple for lunch, but when I do eat it I realize it is always soft, brown, and not in a good condition, also, the apple is not cut, how do I prevent from my fruits getting oxidized?
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How to transfer potato chips from a bag into a solid container

A way I use to prevent any part of my hands from getting dirty from eating chips is to transfer a bag of chips from the original bag to a long Pringle cylindrical container, then just hold the ...
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How do you open a bottle like this?

I bought this bottle of fish sauce and cannot seem to find a proper way to open it. Tried some methods but so far all failed 1: using my fingernails to pull the translucent plastic cork upward; 2: ...
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How to get all the rice out of the pan?

Often when cooking rice a lot of it ends up sticking to the bottom of the pan and gets wasted. Is there a way to get all the rice out of the pan easily?
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Are there ways to tell how spicy salsa is without tasting it?

I've found myself in situations like potlucks where there are chips and salsa available with several salsas to choose from. I don't mind trying each one, but it's often the case that there are people ...
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Which style of ice cream scoop is most effective?

I don’t like it when I’m scooping ice cream and it’s coming out in shavings... I want to eat ice cream scoops. Is this easier to get with the ice cream scoops that have a chrome finish? Is it easier ...
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Lifehack to prevent freezer burn and ice on food (no ice in freezer itself)

I find that almost anything in my freezer gets ice in it, and often has freezer burn after about a month. The freezer itself is free of ice. This includes microwave dinners that come pre-sealed from ...
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How to eat cheap and healthy without cooking?

I am currently living in a small, I wouldn't call it an apartment, almost like Harry Potter under the stairs room (I literally live under the stairs). Probably 8 feet long x 3 feet wide and 5 to 8 ...
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easy way to break off pieces of baking chocolate

We buy a block of baking chocolate of five Kg around ten pounds. When we want to use the chocolate it's always a hassle to break off a piece. It's a block five cm thick ( two inches). I need a easier ...
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Simple alternatives to olive pitter?

How can I efficiently take out the kern of olives if I don't have an olive pitter? This task is particularly tedious when the olives are still firm. Currently, I'm cutting them in four (see picture ...
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Steaming meat without foil [closed]

I recently started steam cooking and many recipes recommend wrapping meats in foil before steaming to lock in flavor. I’ve also read about the dangers of aluminum foil leaching aluminum into food ...
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Something to keep the fizz of cola bottle

I am looking for some trick or gazzette to keep a bigger bottle of coke longer so that it doesn't lose all the fizz everytime it's opened again! Something which could keep the CO2 longer so that a ...
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Removing the wax from fruit

Some fruits-such as apples-are coated in food grade wax. How can I remove this wax from the apple without peeling it,boiling it,cooking it or coating it in anything inedible?
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Quicker alternative to twisty-tie on a bread bag?

It feels so inefficient that when I want to just get a slice of bread I have to completely untwist the tie on the bread bag, untwist the bag, get the slice out, twist up the bag, wrap the twisty-tie ...
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Should I chew/munch food while eating with closed mouth or open? [closed]

I used to eat with moderately opened mouth. Some people suggested me that its make noise while eating and to eat with closed mouth always, but I am feeling difficulty while following their suggestion. ...
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A more reliable way to get rid of chopstick splinters other than rubbing them?

Whenever I try to rub my chopsticks together (regardless of etiquette; the places I go to aren't that fancy) to get rid those splinters on the cheap wooden chopsticks, I usually end up with more ...
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What is an easy way to drain a can of tuna?

Is there any easy way of draining a can of tuna without special tools, or a strainer? I'm talking about a normal (in the US) 5oz can of tuna. Not the huge ones at costco.
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How to keep cream from separating in milk? [closed]

I have fallen in love with raw milk. It tastes so much better than processed milk. Raw milk is not pasteurized or homogenized. Because the milk is not homogenized, the cream will separate from the ...
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How to prevent stomach growling

I'm really embarrassed when my stomach begins to growl. There are two times my stomach is growling Hungry. Drinking water helps a bit but just a span of time. (Growling will come before my lunch ...
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How can I keep take-away fries crispy longer?

It takes approximately 12 minutes to get back to my apartment from the nearest McDonalds. When I order fries and take them back home, they become soft, compared to if I consume the fries at the ...
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Cutting fruits so that it lasts longer without refrigeration

I wanted to know if there is a way to make slices of fruit, e.g. apple, last longer outside the refrigerator. I wouldn't like my pieces of apple getting brown (oxidizing). Ideally, This would be to ...
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How to extract a cracker from a wrap with many crackers, without tearing the whole wrapping?

This one is hard to explain, so I'll put the image first: As you can see (can also click to see full image) I have a nylon wrap with many crackers placed very tightly inside it. I opened the wrap ...
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How can I toast chocolate chip bread?

I bought a beautiful loaf of chocolate chip brioche and I want to toast it: But when I toast it, the chocolate chips melt into my toaster. How can I fix this?
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How to eat a sundae to get a good mix?

Twice in the last month,I have found myself battling with an ice cream sundae. The problem is that the sundae itself is served in a tall thin glass with the cream on top,then the layers of ice cream,...
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Sugar on floor wet mopped

I spilled sugar on the floor and I was in half sleep. Later, I used my "Swiffer" with its fluid to get it up. But after that, the floor became sticky. So I steam mopped it twice and it's still sticky. ...
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Induction based fry pan not working on induction cooktop

For cooking on Induction cooktop, I recently purchased an induction based fry pan, however the cooktop could not detect it, just beeping when the this new fry pan is placed on it. This is troubling ...
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How to clean “reddish/ brownish” grime/ deposit marks from the Silicone Rubber lid gasket of a hot water Thermos Flask

How can I clean the grime from this rubberized sealing gasket on my Zojirushi Thermos Flask? This is mostly for hot water sipping, a yogic/Asian practice. The location of its basically where the lid ...
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What is the best way to work the system to maximize income while in college in the USA? [closed]

I remember when I was in college. I had work study, Section 8 (housing allowance) and food stamps, and all my bills where covered as long as I stayed enrolled for 6 credit hours a semester. I am going ...
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Keeping the spoon on the surface of a sucralose container

In the coffee corner in my family's kitchen, we have a plastic cereal container (similar to the one shown below) that's filled with loose Splenda or other sugar substitute. We keep a spoon in there ...
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How do you open a tin of corned beef with a broken lid?

So horrible i cant eat any food. Need to fix now
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How to avoid crumbs when cutting a crispy bread?

When cutting a crispy bread, I usually end up with such a mess: (baguette in this example) Crumbs all over the place. How can I avoid those crumbs and have a clean cut of the bread?
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How to make hot chocolate come out right?

Every time I try to mix a large amount of cocoa powder (ie. enough for a cup of hot chocolate) into a large amount of hot water (ie. a cup full), I end up with a significant amount of "cocoa sludge" ...
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How to clean sesame grains from sandwich toaster effectively?

I am using my sandwich toaster to toast bread which often has sesame grains on it. I am also using olive oil to prevent the bread from sticking to the toaster. This results in such a thing: As you ...
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How to open a bag of rice sealed with string

A 25kg/50lb bag of rice comes sealed with a string stitched along the opening. Short of cutting each stitch, is there an easier way of opening a bag of rice. I know there is a trick to untying a ...
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How to clean yellow teeth

There is fluoride in the water that I use on the daily basis, and my teeth are having yellow shade. Is there any way to clean them?
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How can you get the first brownie out of the pan without destroying it?

When I bake brownies and cut them, it's always difficult to get the first brownie out of the pan without breaking it. The subsequent brownies are easier to get out because of the open space created ...
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How can I repurpose dried out grains and beans?

I like to store dried grains and beans in my pantry. However, most of the times I forget about the package of grains or beans that I have in store. And they dry out to the point where no matter how ...