Thursday, January 29, 2015

Top 5 Cooking Hacks that can Change your Life

For moms like me, kitchen duties don’t need to be difficult. That is why I compiled a list of cooking hacks that can change your life.


These are some of the tips for homemakers who are not only hungry  for  tasteful  recipes  but  also  cooking  tricks  without  compromising  safety.

I'm sharing some of the kitchen safety tips I've learned from Solane, the country’s favorite cooking gas, that gets a multitude of questions relating to the culinary world, especially when it  launched last year the “Cuisinera  Challenge:  30-Minute  Easy Recipes,”  a  competition  that  definitely  was a mouthful of yum with a cook-off that not only focused on regional dishes but also an on-the-spot Market Basket challenge using a secret ingredient.

Whether you’re a pro chef, a humble home cook or a street-wise Solane Cuisinera, check out these cooking hacks by heart.

  • Use the power of H20. 
Besides being an ingredient in nearly all conceivable recipes, water can also make your cooking easier. To keep shredded or diced potatoes white, cover them with cold water to prevent these from discoloring caused by the release of starch. To check if eggs are edible, place raw eggs in a bowl of cold water to see if the good eggs would sink to the bottom. You can also save time by soaking pasta in water in a sealed bag overnight to cook it faster.

  • Turn those lemons into lemonades
We’re not talking about the figurative lemonade here. But lemons do provide solutions tovarious challenges in the kitchen. Did you know that grilling fish on lemon slices can prevent it from sticking to the grill and even add some extra flavor? A little squeeze of lemon juice can also save cut fruit from browning because the vitamin C and citric acid slows down the oxidation process. Want to remove that icky cooking smell from your hands? Neutralize them by rubbing your hands with lemon juice.

  • Work with what you have
Did you know that you can pit cherries with a paper clip? Or an apple slicer can quickly cut potatoes into perfect wedges? What about grating a ginger instead of mincing it? You can even use a binder clip to keep a kitchen sponge upright so it dries faster and decreases chances of germs, mold, and stink to build up.
  • Brush up on chemistry
If you have a hard time removing eggshells, simply add vinegar or baking soda to waterwhen boiling the eggs. Both help the shell easily separate from egg whites. You caneven cut the time of caramelizing onions in half by adding a little baking soda.
  • Learn the basics of kitchen safety
Did you know that you can stifle fire by sprinkling baking soda? When heated, bakingsoda can extinguish the flames. It is also best to have a wet cloth in case of gas leaks.

“LPG safety is our top concern. That’s why we provide customers with free service—the7-point Safety Check,” said Isla LPG chief executive officer Ruben Domingo.


Solane’s 7-point Safety Check is an exclusive and free-of-charge service to ensure that customers get quality LPG and have properly installed cylinders. Upon delivery of  a Solane LPG at your home, Solane’s well-trained riders or delivery personnel will check for  the following:  the safety of  the environment,  for  the condition of  the O-ring,  the correct  type  of  regulator,  proper  connection  between  cylinder  valve  and  regulator;proper type of hose; correct attachment of the hose to the regulator and appliance; and finally, the quality of flame every time the customer orders their Solane LPG.

To facilitate your own inspection, check that the safety cap and security seal of your LPG are in place. Don't accept cylinders without these. Also, place your LPG cylinders at a well ventilated area, away from direct sunlight, heat, and other sources of ignition.

Securely attach the hose to the regulator and appliance using metal clamps. Check the condition of your regulator and hose frequently. Replace it regularly within three years,while the hose every two years. Apply soapy water to check for leaks and never use open flame. For the quality of flame, ensure that your burner produces a blue flame.Complement your quality gas appliance with Solane LPG.

Following these simple, clever tips, cooking can now be more fun and easier. Learning how everything can be done faster and more conveniently will reward you with more time and energy for your top priority—your family.

Hope this helps. :)


 

9 comments:

  1. Will try this soon. very helpful po ito. :) thank u po s blog post n to <3

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  2. I never knew hoe easy cooking is until I saw this cooking hacks, thanks for sharing.

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  3. I am a mom too so this is really helpful. Thanks

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