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

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How to remove a drop of lasagna sauce on the white foam of sneakers / trainers?

I cooked last night and I’ve just realised today I got a drop of lasagna sauce on my trainers / sneakers. I’ve tried removing it using a Dettol wipe, a rag soaked in isopropyl alcohol, and a cotton ...
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Proper way to eat biscuit

When I bite biscuit it breaks into two large parts perpendicular to my mouth and it becomes difficult to eat those two large parts so what could be done to prevent it? Here is what I want to say: Red ...
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What's the best hack to ripen avocados quickly?

Anything that has avocados in the recipe is ten times better in my opinion, in tacos, in salad, on toast, on soup, etc... but it's a tricky fruit. Often the grocery store only has tough, green ...
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How to keep chia seeds from sticking to the side of a vessel

I use chia seeds in my smoothies. I put them in the blender vessel and then add some water to soak them (What Happens to Chia Seeds Soaked in Water?) before putting in the yogurt, berries and bananas....
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Can I use rusty outdoor grill to make BBQ

I have heard one can use a rusty BBQ grill to make BBQ as it will burn away rust, I wanted to find out if anyone has ever tried it and if is it safe to use or not. My BBQ grill has been out in open ...
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How can I wear small disposable gloves on a medium size hand?

I bought the wrong-sized disposable gloves for the kitchen. They are a lot and I do not want to throw them away without knowing if there is any way I can get them on my hands without tearing them ...
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How to keep food moist for longer?

I sometimes carry food to work (freshly made food e.g. burger or sandwich) but by the time I eat it, it is dry and not edible (unless you are too hungry to eat it anyway), what are ways to keep it ...
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How To Get Food Dye Off My Hands?

I'm so mad at myself! I had been good about keeping my hands clean of dye until this morning. I was in a rush to load the dishwasher and wasn't thinking. Now I have red dye all over my hands. Any help ...
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Tips for getting flat reusable food silicone freezer bags completely dry

My question is: how can I get flat food silicone bags completely dry? (I am talking about silicone bags that are small, flat, and rectangular, similar to the ziploc sandwich bags of pre-eco-aware days....
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Salt Shaker Humidity is a big problem in the Caribbean- Any mechanism besides the rice?

Salt shaker clogging is a big problem in the Caribbean- A older friend said his mom had these little Japanese porous tiles she add to her shakers. They worked great and could be re-used over and over ...
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How can I remove curry powder stains from a wooden table?

I have a wooden table, at least 10 years old. It has yellow stains on it, presumably from a curry. I don't know what kind of powder/curry caused the stain. The stains are difficult to remove -- no ...
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As an individual, how to send frozen food to someone else in France?

As a gift for Christmas, I would like to offer regional frozen food to my family living 900km away (but still in France) which can only be bought in my region as it is hard to find it elsewhere (we ...
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How to get rid of wheat that is not edible? [closed]

We were given a big bag of around 10kg of wheat, but we don't use that brand. It seems like it is very bad wheat since whatever we make with it is really hard. Is there a way to throw it away so it ...
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: how to cook many crepes/pancakes “at the same time” *in a microwave*? [closed]

Making a single pancake in a microwave is easy: just take a Tefal round pan (no sharp corner no sparks), drop your dough, wait 2.5 minutes (it also work on any eating plates, but the first one is ...
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How to extract 100% of liquid from a mixture of solid and liquid?

I have prepared a herbal oil by heating coconut oil with a set of local herbs for quite a good amount of time. The mixture at last, consists of solid and liquid. Solid particles are burnt left overs ...
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How to heat milk without scalding?

Does anyone have a lifehack for heating milk without scalding? I make paneer two or three times a week and it's a real pain cleaning that scalded milk from the bottom of the pan every time. The two ...
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How to keep chicken moist from previous night?

When there are leftovers, they are placed in the fridge or kept in the microwave; but they lose their moisture? In the morning, be it chicken, take away chicken or rice! How can one keep the food from ...
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How would you have a rewarding snack like cookies locked away, and only accessible at a certain time each day?

The goal is to get myself out of bed each morning, AND to prevent myself from eating too many cookies, but also to reward myself with a cookie every so often. If I have a reason - "You can eat a ...
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How to avoid doing dishes (after microwaving food)

So if I put a dish in the microwave, is there a way to avoid getting the plate dirty so I don’t have to worry about doing dishes? I was thinking stuff like french fries, pizza variations (bite sized, ...
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How to get my induction cooker hotter?

My new Thomson induction cooker cannot get hot enough to cook popcorn. I put a cast iron pot on the range, add oiled and popcorn, and turned on the heat. Initially it gets hot enough to pop some ...
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When pouring boiled milk, how to avoid splashes caused by its hitting a relatively less hot part of the pan?

When I pour milk out of the pan in which it has just boiled, I usually find that when it hits a relatively less hot part of the pan, closer to the rim, it crackles and splashes because of the heat. ...
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How to repurpose old fridge with broken compressor as ant-proof dry food storage?

I have an old refrigerator (the compressor died) and I would like to keep it as ambient room temperature pantry storage for food items which don't really need refrigeration, like coffee, dried food, ...
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What to do with big pieces of chocolate milk powder

The chocolate powder I bought to add in milk came in plastic jar. Now accidentally one must have added a wet spoon to take the powder out. Now the fine powder has changed into sticky big stony masses, ...
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Alternative way to have clear non wrinkle protection layer covering for these electronic devices?

So I’ve tried kitchen cling film and it’s neither easy to apply and keep clear and non wrinkly, nor feels thick/ strong protection enough to prevent scratches & impact damage. It’s also a mess ...
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How can I peel vegetables without scraping my fingers?

PROBLEM: When I peel vegetables (carrots, potatoes, butternut squash), I scrape or cut myself with the peeler (SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS). QUESTION: How to hold and rotate the item so as to peel it ...
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What is the quick remedy when we burn our taste-buds while consuming a hot drink?

Sometimes, without knowing the temperature of the hot coffee or hot water, we burn our taste-buds by sudden take of hot drinks. This causes our taste-buds in the tip of the tongue burn and for the ...
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How can I cook a nutritious vegetarian meal using only a kettle, a teaspoon, a bowl, and a pair of scissors?

I'm in Beijing, and due to the coronavirus, most restaurants are closed, and most of those that are open are take-away only. It's generally best not to go out. I'd like to cook but I'm limited to ...
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How to heat up a kebab roll so that the meat inside becomes warm, the flatbread does not become dried, and the structure is well-kept?

When I buy a kebab roll somewhere and go home to eat, it gets cold. I'd like to eat it warm. If I use an oven to heat it up, the flatbread outside would get dried and the meat filling wouldn't get ...
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How to avoid food spill/stain on bedsheet?

I eat food on my bed. Many times it spills over it and I have to wash whole bedsheet just because of this. I usually place some paper or butter paper below it. Sometimes it penetrates (oily stuff) ...
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How to microwave flour tortilla without making it wet

I sometimes make homemade burritos, with a mix of fillings wrapped in a flour tortilla, and I reheat the leftovers in my microwave for later meals. By the time the fillings are near the temperature I ...
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Keep forgetting reusable grocery bags when I go shopping

I have many reusable grocery bags at home but I always forget to take them with me when I go shopping. Then I have to spend 10 cents to get another bag. Over time that money adds up. Is there ...
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How to eat a big burger?

If you go to a nice restaurant and order a burger, chances are the ingredients are good quality, and the burger stack up much higher than I can open my mouth. Image source: http://www....
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When dining alone at a restaurant, how can you indicate you're coming back when temporarily leaving the table?

I often dine alone at restaurants because I personally find it to be more convenient and tasty than preparing my own food. On occasion, though, I find that I have to temporarily leave the table in ...
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How to remove salt from salted pumpkin seeds

I bought some shelled pumpkin seeds. I didn't notice that they were salted at the time of buying. They taste unbearably salty and I want to remove salt from it completely if not to a substantial ...
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Drink a whole iced capp

Tim Hortons offers a drink called an iced capp1 that behaves in a most infuriating way. No doubt similar concoctions are available to those who live outside the true north strong and free. The iced ...
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Storing herbs, spices, coffee and tea in my Florida van? Temperature inside insulated bag inside insulated freezer

I live in South Florida where the summer sun has no mercy. I drive a new van and I've taken steps to keep the inside cooler during the day. I live in the van for weeks at a time and need to store ...
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How to properly eat crumbly food with your hand?

I'm talking about grated cheese, the crumbs at the bottom of a pack of chips, you get the idea. Basically anything that gets stuck on your fingers and/or falls to the ground when you try to put it ...
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Separating lavash

I have several Lavash Bread wraps packed together in a plastic bag: How do I separate the wraps? It seems that when they are packaged and weight is put on them during delivery, they are impossible to ...
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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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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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