How to Pick a Papaya

Opened ripe papaya with the seeds out

My parents grew up in Hawaii, so even when they moved to California, tropical fruits were still fairly common around the house. One that I always underappreciated was the papaya. I remember I’d always do simple preparations like papaya cut with lime juice or with cottage cheese or yogurt.  When I got older, I learned …

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How to Fry Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs

Fried chicken with white sauce at the center

Chicken thighs are a great source of nutrients such as zinc, iron, and protein. People love to combine nutrition along with good taste. Therefore, fried boneless chicken thighs are an excellent option to indulge in and a great start to know how to fry boneless skinless chicken thighs. How to Fry Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs? …

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How to Cook Salmon So It Doesn’t Taste Fishy

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Salmon is quite popular seafood across the globe, rich in omega-3 fatty acids. However, it tastes incredibly fishy if it is not flash frozen right after being caught. Along with buying good quality frozen Salmon, you also need to know how to cook salmon so it doesn’t taste fishy. How to Cook Salmon So It …

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How to Clean a Coffee Maker With Bleach

Coffee dripping in a coffee machine

There are few things bacteria and fungi love more than warm wet environments. What is a coffee maker after you are done using it? Well, you guessed it, it is a warm and wet environment.  So you can safely continue feeding your coffee habits, let’s get down to how to clean a coffee maker.   How …

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How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar Not Taste So Bad

vinegar with apples

For many, the weight loss and health benefits of fermented apple juice aren’t worth the awful taste it leaves in the taste buds. Luckily, there are ways to mask the characteristic acidic taste of vinegar, and learning how to make it so it tastes better isn’t tough. How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar Not Taste So …

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How to Clean Cauliflower

Fresh cauliflower in need of cleaning

Cauliflower is one of the best ways to start cutting down on carbs and calories in your diet. If you have ever had a side dish of cauliflower rice, cauliflower mashed potatoes, or had some buffalo or Manchurian style you know exactly what I mean.  How to Clean Cauliflower Do not think you can get …

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Can You Sous Vide Dry Aged Beef?

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Beef steaks can be prepared in numerous ways. Similarly, sous vide style of cooking can be used in many ways. Can you sous vide dry aged beef? The answer can help create a lot of recipes for home cooks who want to serve the most memorable meals to guests and family. Can You Sous Vide …

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Can You Sous Vide With Marinade?

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Have you ever asked yourself if you can sous vide using marinade? Many people want to ensure they’re using marinade on the meat directly while it cooks to add more flavor. Others just want to know if it’s possible to tenderize the meat during this low-temperature, low-heat cooking technique. So which is it? Can You …

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How Much Water Do You Need to Sous Vide?

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While sous vide, also known as low-temperature, long-time (LTLT) cooking, is easy to master, it is not without challenges. You might have heard of this cooking method; however, do you know how much water it requires to sous vide? Well, some tricks and tips will help you get the most out of your next meal. …

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How to Defrost With Sous Vide

Raw red meat beside different spices placed on a brown wooden chopping board

Defrosting meat can be a risky task because of the bacteria build-up. If you learn how to defrost with sous vide, you can save time and add more flavor to the food you prepare. This process can be easier, and safer. How to Defrost With Sous Vide The easiest way to defrost using sous vide …

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Sous Vide or Slow Cooker

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There are several options to cook my favorite meals and enjoy the outcome. These methods can range from baking, frying, grilling, and many more. If you want to know which method of cooking is better between, a sous vide or slow cooker read all about them and compare them to decide the right one for …

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Can You Sous Vide for Too Long?

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Sous vide is a slow process, and it gives excellent results. No matter what you decide to cook, the results will be great if you follow this cooking technique well. Can you sous vide for too long? The timing and temperature for this cooking process are specific. Can You Sous Vide for Too Long? You …

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