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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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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 remove rotten meat odour from the fridge?

My friend forgot to trash meat from the fridge before the long school holiday. After 3 weeks I returned to find the bad rotten meat left inside the fridge. Currently, I am alone in the house so ...
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How to separate egg yolk from whites?

While being careful, using your fingers etc. doesn't feel like a hack, is there any complete unique way of separating egg yolk from whites? I originally had a real hard time trying to break open the ...
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How to decarbonate (“make flat”) beverages more quickly?

For medical reasons, I am hoping to determine a method I can easily use to decarbonate beverages that I enjoy to help to significantly reduce the carbon dioxide bubbles of the beverage / pop / soda. ...
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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 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 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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How can I neatly eat messy food without “common” utensils?

This is an attempt at a canonical Q&A for the question above, as suggested in this comment: This should replace the Mango, BBQ Ribs, Chips, Apple and Orange eating questions. I am trying to eat ...
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My LPG runs out while I am cooking, what should I do now?

I am living by myself, and sometimes my LPG (liquefied petroleum gas - a fuel tank) will run out of gas while I am still cooking and in need of it. This results in an unfinished food. I am hungry and ...
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Remove ants from honey

I have this bottle of very good honey. I was not able to use more than a few teaspoonfuls in the past few days. Today when I opened the bottle I see small ants have entered the bottle and floating in ...
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Removing Pepper Juice From Eyes

I was wiping my eyes with my hands as they felt itchy and I immediately felt a sharp, burning sensation and realized that I let pepper juice (jalapeno) get into my eyes. I went to the sink and tried ...
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How to transport single servings of powdered drink mixes

There are lots of drink mixes that come in powdered form: protein powders, meal replacement shake mixes, etc. Usually these come in a big container of powder with a little scoop, and you scoop out ...
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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 warm up milk for the baby during a trip?

Especially during winters, it is necessary to warm up the baby's food to room temperature, relatively quickly. We usually end up hunting a restaurant or a cafe with a microwave/hot water (and ...
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What can be used besides rice to keep moisture out of salt?

Often, rice is in salt dispensers to prevent moisture from making the salt become clumpy and possibly get stuck in a shaker. What else can be used to get the same effect?
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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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Easy way to crush beans / peanuts?

I am looking for an easy way to crush beans like mongo and black beans, also peanuts. Obviously I can use blender right? But are there any other tools or methods that I can use to crush those kind of ...
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How to eat barbecue ribs without getting covered in barbecue sauce? [duplicate]

I love barbecue ribs but I don't love getting completely covered in barbecue sauce! I have already tried eating more carefully only using my finger tips but I still get too much barbecue sauce on my ...
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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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Find out if an egg is boiled or not without cracking it

How to find if and egg is not boiled before cracking it. If I have boiled several eggs and after that someone have mixed them with other not boiled eggs, how can I separate them. Of course I don't ...
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What is the quickest way to de-carbonate a drink

I prefer a lot of fizzy drinks when they have gone flat. What is the most efficient way to decarbonate them? I've repeatedly shaken and opened bottles, left caps off, stirred, but I wonder if there's ...
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How to peel an orange?

I love oranges. They are very juicy and I really like its flavour. The problem is that I don't know how to peel them efficiently and every time I struggle to peel them well. When I do it, I usually ...
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How to clean up spilt sugar?

Today, while making a cup of coffee at a fundraising event, I spilt some sugar on a hard floor. We had no dustpan and brush or vacuum, so effectively, we resorted to picking up the sugar from the ...
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How to color water milky/white, - non-molding, non-sinking?

I want to color water white/cloudy/milky, so that it disperses light nicely. I have tried to dissolve soap in it, which worked very well, but the dissolved particles sink down after half a day and the ...
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How can I remove ants from black ingredients?

Many times it happens when something black has been spoiled by ants like black tea leaves and it's nearly impossible to separate them. By some suggestions I even tried to spread tea leaves in a sheet ...
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How to heat up burritos, without the frozen middle

When I put a burrito in the mirowave, (I put a paper towel around it), it comes out with the middle frozen. I need a way to prevent this. So far, I have tried: Heating them up longer, making them ...
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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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Which foods or drinks reduce headache?

Which type of food or drinks reduce headache quickly?
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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 cut open a pita bread?

I recently tried making a pita sandwich type thing, naturally it didn't go anywhere near as well as it did in the link I provided. This is mainly due to the fact I couldn't cut open or separate the ...
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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 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 protect food from fungi

Most of the things we buy from the market like bread, sweets and much more, get in contact with the air and grow fungi. This results in having to throw out these products. How can we remove the ...
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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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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 do I make sure no wire bristles are in or around my grill before I use it?

This article describes a potentially serious problem from eating food off a grill that has been cleaned using a wire brush. The bristles dislodge from the brush then lodge in the food, then enter the ...
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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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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 counteract the burning sensation after eating spicy food?

Last month I bit into an unlabeled pepper that turned out to be a cayenne pepper. I spent the next two hours dunking my head into a sink full of water while my mouth burned, my eyes teared up, and my ...
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How can I get all the applesauce out of the jar?

Where I live, all of the brands of commercially-available applesauce that I've found come in irregularly shaped jars. There's a narrow section in the middle of the jar which makes it hard to reach the ...
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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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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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Cleaning a microwave

What is the easiest way to clean dried/burnt-on food out of a microwave? Cleaning out the microwave was always one of my least favorite tasks back when I worked the graveyard shift at the local ...
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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 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 can you get algae out of of a glass bottle?

I have a few glass bottles for drinking water. I accidentally left one out of the fridge for a while when it was almost empty. Some algae has grown at the bottom. I don't have a bottle-brush to clean ...
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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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How to store ice cream so that it is easy to scoop

Whenever I eat ice cream (store bought), I have to work really hard to get it into my bowl. It always freezes when I put it in the freezer and makes it very tiresome to scoop. What are some good ways ...