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Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Effective Tips for Storing your Food

Storing food can always be a frustrating problem, especially if you are a sucker for fresh food.You may have been greeted with the disappointing site of rotting food in your refrigerator or pantry a number of times. In spite of the care taken, stored food inevitably rots and eventually gets thrown out. For those who could do well with some storage tips, here are a few:

Storing Vegetables

As soon as you bring cilantro or coriander leaves home, keep them upright in a glass of warm water. Later cover the roots with paper and then store them in the refrigerator. Avoid washing the leaves before storing.Store potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, and garlic in a cool, dark, well-ventilated place. You can put an apple with the potatoes to prevent them from budding. Make sure that you change the apple every week.

To retain the flavor of tomatoes, store them outside the refrigerator until they are cut. Except for Eggplants and capsicums, put your vegetables in plastic bags and then store them in the vegetable crisper in your refrigerator. This will prevent the loss of moisture and nutrients.To keep carrots fresh cut the tops off and pack them in plastic bags before keeping them in the vegetable crisper. Mushrooms should be packed in Paper bags before being refrigerated.

Storing Fruits

Most fruits do well outside the fridge. But Apples and berries should always be refrigerated, so that the crispness of the fruit is preserved. On the other hand, bananas should never be stored in refrigerators as their skins become black. Citrus fruits can be kept at room temperature unless it is very hot.If you have cut a fruit already, then to preserve it add a few drops of lime juice before returning it to the fridge.

Storing Dairy and Products

For diary products it is very important to check the manufacturing date before you purchase them. Make sure that you don’t buy milk which will expire in two to three days and once purchased, refrigerate them immediately.Always keep meat and fish in the coldest part of your fridge. Uncooked food should not come in contact with cooked food. Storing eggs in the cartons they come in. this prevents the loss of moisture.

Other Tips

While preparing food try to eat leave it outside the fridge for the least amount of time. Leftovers should be returned to the fridge as quickly as possible. To retain the freshness of flour, semolina and gram flour store them in the refrigerator. Even the freshness of coffee powder can be retained if you store them in the refrigerator in plastic bags.

Check your shelves for items are near expiration or that already expired to avoid any poisoning. Store these food items away from your cleaning products, make sure that cabinets for your chemicals are far from your food storage to avoid any contamination.Also, make sure its out of the reach of your children.

Food storage is one thing to ensure the overall health and safety of your family so you better practice extreme caution. Follow these tips and you are well on your way towards survival and good health.

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Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Comfort Food

When you are stressed and emotional because of social life, school, deadlines, work, and basically anything really. you tend to open the fridge and grab some food, it can be a soft chocolate jar, or a juicy cake filled with heaven cream that takes away the bad emotions and put you in a long sentimental ride. That is the food that makes us happy and comfortable and we like to attribute our mood improvement to things like food as it is the first thing we look for when feeling down, and it sure does work. But why and what exactly gives us this mushy feeling of happiness and relaxation?

Humans are very known to be emotional, and yes I’m looking at you men as well, that is why we seek things that we believe will make us feel better, or just fulfil a hole that is present in our hearts, and what better and fastest way to do this? Human connection? The only thing that is available all the time with immediate access is definitely food! That is why depressed or stressed people tend to label their fridge as their lover, and it sure does fill in the label quite well.

Looking at it in a psychologicalperspective, we look for an outlet to express our feelings or for a pleasure provider that might help us cope with our feelings, and food like fries, ice-cream,and fast fooddefinitelyalleviate our mood and make our dopamine (our rewards neurotransmitter) swim in joy as it gets triggered. Also, we might categorizesome foods to be comfy depending on how sentimental it makes us feel or how it is related to our childhood.

 

There are many famous comfy foods that reach the top list around the world so let us list some of them here, so prepare your comfy food next to you as you well sure need it after this!

Chocolate:

Ah chocolate, the guilty friend at twelve o’clock, rushing to it when that big deadline is near is a never ending circle. The sweet taste and different texture make your taste buds so surgery they melt of happiness, it is now globally known that when women are having emotional crises, they turn to their huge bucket of chocolate and eat it all night, it is the survival kit at times of need.

Cake:

Do I really need to talk about this?Cake is made for celebration especially on birthdays and eating one can sure put your mind at ease. But who needs birthdays as an excuse to bake one? We sure eat them more than once a year.

Donuts:

Donutsare well known around the workplace and in morning cafes, it is never a complete morning for some if it is not with a coffee cup and a sugary powdered donut. When you are late to work, just grab a box of donuts and give some to everyone and watch the magic of forgetting what you did occur!

You can tell that there are still a lot of comfy foods depending on the value and personal connections, but what comfiest foods share is the heavenly feeling they give and sweetness of taste that everyone big for!

 

 

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