Cooking Basics

Cooking Grains

Cooking Grains

All grains, with the exception of rice, and the various grain meals, require prolonged cooking with gentle and continuous heat, in order to so disintegrate their tissues and change their starch into dextrine as to render them easy of digestion. Even the so-called “steam-cooked” grains, advertised to be ready for…

Making Meals Out Of Nothing

Making Meals Out Of Nothing

If you’re like me and do your shopping weekly or monthly, or maybe even on a tight budget, you always run out of things before the next shopping trip. Or fed up of trying to come up with different meals each day, or want to try a new recipe but…

Common Cooking Methods Explained

Common Cooking Methods Explained

If you are preparing any kind of meals from a recipe, it’s important that you understand the various methods of cooking. There are a number of terms for different ways of cooking, as follow. Grilled If a recipe calls for something to be grilled, it generally means it should be…

Cooking with Oils

Cooking with Oils

Everyone knows the foods to eat that improve health, although how we cook the food can be just as important. With there being so many oils and butter products claiming to be the best, it can be quite difficult to know which ones to use and which ones to avoid.…

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

The truth is that scrambled eggs are easy to make. Unfortunately, they are also the easy to make WRONG. At a root level, scrambled eggs are simply beaten eggs which are fried and – for lack of a better word – scrambled. But like most things that are simple (take…

The Potato – A Cooking Staple

The Potato – A Cooking Staple

Regardless of how you fix them, whether diced, sliced, mashed or baked, potatoes are the most popular vegetable in America, and a pantry staple. Most Americans include some form of potato product in one out of three meals they eat daily. Potatoes, when prepared well, and without added fat, are…

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