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How To Cut A Papaya

How to cut a papaya

A papaya is a fruit grown in tropical climates around the world. With their sweet taste, soft texture, bright colors and range of health benefits, this is a fruit that you will want to incorporate into your diet.  When papaya was originally grown in Central America, indigenous people would often eat papayas and use them …

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How to Chop Cilantro

Undoubtedly one of the most tedious parts of cooking is the preparation stage. With some ingredients, the preparation isn’t too bad, but with others it can be incredibly frustrating. Especially if you haven’t encountered one of the ingredients before. Even with ingredients that are used regularly, it can be difficult to recall exactly how to …

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Blendtec vs. Vitamix

  A high-quality blender is one of the most important appliances a cook can own. Whether you’re a smoothie lover, a fan of warm soups, or someone who’s partial to a good purée, your blender will be your best friend in the kitchen. Because of the versatility and effectiveness of the blender as a culinary …

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How to Store Homemade Bread

Who doesn’t love making homemade bread? The delicious odor it gives off in your kitchen when it is cooling off, the satisfaction of making it look, smell, and taste delicious. The praise from people who try it as they commend how much nicer it is than store-bought bread. You can’t go wrong. However, there is …

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How to Melt Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is an incredibly versatile and much-loved kitchen staple. Whether you’re whipping up a sandwich or a cheesecake, peanut butter can help to bring your meal together and contribute a rich, sweet nuttiness to your flavor combinations. The many purposes of peanut butter can be extended even further by melting the butter prior to …

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How To Cut A Watermelon

How to cut a watermelon

When it comes to the hot summer season, there is nothing better than having some slices of cold watermelon, straight out of the refrigerator. Watermelons are naturally hydrating and contain a lot of water, making them perfect for keeping up the energy during hot weather, plus, they are sweet and delicious. Perfect for dessert or …

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How To Dice A Tomato

How to Dice a Tomato

If you’ve ever come across a recipe that wants you to dice a tomato, you may have immediately thought about a messy situation. Seeds and juice oozing from the tomato to leave your kitchen top, and surrounding areas, in a red mess. Although many of us have experienced an explosive tomato when cutting into one, …

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How to Cut a Peach

As the summer approaches, many of us enjoy snacking on ripe, juicy peaches. Though they are delicious raw, they can also be added to baked recipes and savory dishes. If you do intend to use them for cooking purposes, first you will need to peel and slice them. There are many health benefits associated with …

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How To Melt Chocolate Chips

How to melt chocolate chips

Typically chocolate chips are used in baked goods such as chocolate chip cookies and muffins. In these baked goods, the chips remain solid and do not need to be melted.  However, this is not the sole purpose of chocolate chips. Chocolate chips, thanks to their small size, are very useful for melting down when you …

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All About Açaí: The Taste, the Benefits, and the Uses

If you’ve been following health foods at all, you’ve more than likely heard of açaí. Açaí fruits are berries found on palm trees in South American rainforests. They look a bit like grapes, but they are smaller and their seed takes up 60%-80% of the fruit. One palm can grow 500 to 900 berries! They …

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