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10 Kitchen Hacks For Real Foodies

December 22, 2013 2 min read

We all know that we should be eating real food that we've cooked in our own kitchen from scratch. But real food takes time, and let's face it... most of us are short on time. Don't let that be your excuse for not eating real food. Here are 10 kitchen hacks that will help you make real food real easy.
    1. Trying to slice cherry tomatoes or grapes can be a pain. Next time, place a handful on top of a Tupperware lid, then place another Tupperware lid on top and slice through the middle while gently holding the top lid in place. You'll have perfectly sliced grapes in no time!anigif_enhanced-buzz-25766-1377982915-4[1]
    2. If you have more fresh herbs than you can use before they go bad, and no spare ice cube trays, place the herbs and some olive oil in a Ziploc bag and freeze. Olive oil doesn't freeze very hard, so when you need some herbs and olive oil, break off however much you need and put the rest back in the freezer.
    3. Use an apple slicer to cut a potato into wedges. Toss with some olive oil, salt, and pepper then roast for easy homemade potato wedge fries
    4. Mangoes are not only delicious, they are good for you too, but a lot of people find them too difficult to slice up and eat. Follow these simple instructions and you're sure to include mangoes in your diet more often. enhanced-buzz-25797-1377979180-2[1]
    5. If you're looking to add healthy snacks to your to-go bag, how about dried fruit? With this tip, you don't even need to have a dehydrator at home to make your own. //cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0352/8841/files/enhanced-buzz-4315-1377980050-111.jpg
    6. Tired of fishing egg shells out of your eggs? Next time, try using another larger egg shell to do the work for you. Simply hold the larger piece of shell in the egg close to the stray shell and the larger shell will attract the stray piece like a magnet!
    7. Love cherries, but don't love the pits? It's easy to pit cherries with nothing more than a beer bottle and chop stick. Simply place the cherry on top of the bottle, and push the chop stick down through the center of the cherry and the pit will fall into the bottle.
    8. When a recipe calls for thinly sliced meat (like stir-fry), partially freeze the meat before slicing it. Then use a knife, food processor, or a cheese grater (the slicing side) for perfectly thin slices every time//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0352/8841/files/enhanced-buzz-28687-1377978956-31.jpg
    9. Never have crunchy grains again! Use the photo below for perfectly cooked grains from now on.
    10. To clean fruit and veggies, rub with some baking soda and water. This will remove any remaining dirt or pesticides.

What are your kitchen hacks for making real food real easy?

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