Cooking Tips That Anyone Can Use to Make Cooking Easier

There are many reasons why you may need to cook at some point in your life. When you do need to cook it is always a good idea to get help with a guide or in another way so that you can learn how to be a good cook. One of the things that will help you a lot is to find cooking tips. There are many tips for cooking online and offline that will teach you a lot.

The more cooking tips you find the more you will learn. It is always a good idea to write down the tips for cooking or put them on your computer where you can find them. This is important because you will find many times as you are cooking that you will need to refer back to your tips. So always keep them handy, just in case.

Here are some basic cooking tips that you can start using right away when you cook. These tips for cooking will help you save time in the kitchen and will also make cooking less stressful for you. They can also help you save money. Many of these tips are used by the best chefs around the world.

One: Get a small note pad or a white board that you keep by or on your refrigerator. You want to write down any groceries that you will need when you go shopping.

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Top Cooking Tips For Lowering The Fat In Your Diet

Many people are looking for ways to adopt a healthier lifestyle. If you are looking for ways you can eat healthier, cooking at home is definitely a great idea. Of course, even when you are cooking at home, you want to avoid cooking high fat dishes that pack on the pounds. Learning how to lower the fat in your diet is important. Here is a look at the top cooking tips you can use to lower the amount of fat in your diet.

Tip #1 – Start Trimming Your Meats

Before you even start cooking the meat for your meal, take the time to trim those meats, no matter how you plan on cooking it. Work to cut off most of the fat. If you are dealing with meats that have a skin, such as chicken, cut off the skin as well to save big time on calories and fat.

Tip #2 – Avoid Using Fat Drippings

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7 Essential Handling Outdoor Cooking Appliances

Outdoor cooking appliances are simply the most extraordinary inventions that have ever seen the light of the day. Cooking is made an enjoyable and effortless activity thanks to these appliances. Nobody in their right mind wants to set the house on fire, but even than it is far less difficult and dangerous to ignite a fire outside the house for cooking purposes, greatly aided by suitable equipment. These appliances are the essentials of outdoor cooking and facilitate the preparation of tasty and healthy dishes in a jiffy. Amongst the outdoor cooking appliances available, the most widely preferred are Dutch ovens, griddles made from cast iron and cooking grills.

1. Griddles : Griddles made from cast iron present stovetops with greater flexibility. The side with ridges can be employed for grilling and the other plain side can be utilized for making eggs and pancakes. A vital point to commit to memory is that when the griddle is used, you should ensure that it receives proper circulation of air.

2. Jambalaya Pots : A different kind of outdoor cooking appliance is the Jambalaya Pots, which are made of cast iron of approx. 3-10 gallons, and are multifunctional. They are extremely useful in the preparation of stoufee, gumbos, and soups when cooking for a large number of people. On the inside, it is concave in shape, but even then can function as a LPG burner.

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Healthy Eating Tips: Cook Smarter With Coconut Oil

I used to always cook with vegetable oils mostly because that’s what my mom cooks with and that’s the way I was taught to cook, and we’ve also been told that these vegetable unsaturated oils are more “heart healthy” and are supposed to protect us from heart disease. It turns out, that was a really BAD idea as they actually do more harm than good.

Here is why. Unsaturated oils like vegetable oil, corn oil, safflower oil just to name a few oxidize when exposed to any heat, even room temperature heat. The problem with oxidation in oils is that it makes it rancid and produces Free Radicals. Free Radicals are molecules that are missing a critical component and steal what they need from your healthy cells, altering your DNA which accelerates aging and over 90% of all diseases we suffer from today. This is BAD, and why you should move your family away from these oils, and stop cooking with them. Cooking with these oils accelerates oxidation, which produces more Free Radicals.

I’ve recently moved over to cooking with Coconut Oil. Coconut Oil is saturated and heat stable so that it doesn’t get damaged when you cook with it, and it does not oxidize so no free radicals are getting into my kids bodies destroying their healthy cells. You can cook with it, bake with it, and mix it up for dressings and other healthy treats.

Other benefits:
Promotes heart health
Supports the Immune System
Gives you Energy
Supports healthy metabolism
Promotes weight loss
Maintain normal Cholesterol levels

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Colonial Cooking Style – A Peek Into The Culture Of Colonial Cooking

Food formed an elemental part of the colonial culture, no matter whatever class of people it was served to. Most interactions took place among people when seated around the dining table. So a conversation started at dinner could very well carry on till late in the night! It was therefore imperative that the dining table be kept well stocked at all times. It was also essential that everyone know at least the basics of colonial cooking, be it woman or man, poor or rich, white or black.

Colonial cooking demanded that certain conditions had to be adhered to. Only a wood fire could be used for the cooking. The cook had to have knowledge about handling the fire so that food could be cooked properly. No food was eaten raw, not even vegetables and fruits.

Colonial cooking centered round a staple diet of meat cooked in various forms. In fact, animals were often cooked with their feet and heads still attached and were served in the same way! Anyone wanting to have chicken would find one, kill it and cook it in the morning itself, consuming it for breakfast, lunch and dinner to ensure that it did not get spoilt. The preference was therefore to always have fresh food on the table. Of course, there were certain animal foods that could only be obtained seasonally.

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