Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Oil up your eggs.
Rub egg shells with vegetable oil before refrigerating. 
The oil will keep the eggs fresh for an additional three to four weeks.
Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Spoon your ginger.
Even the lumpy bumps of a ginger root are easy to peel with 
a spoon, and you’ll be left with a beautiful piece of peeled ginger 
and almost zero waste.
Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Have your cake and a slice of bread too.
After cutting into a cake, use toothpicks to cover the exposed 
portion with piece of bread. The bread will get hard and stale, 
but the cake will stay nice and soft.
Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Poke your lemons.
For recipes that just require a bit of lemon juice, puncture the 
rind with a toothpick and gently squeeze out what you need. 
Then cover the hole with a piece of tape and store the still-fresh 
lemon in the fridge for later use.
Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Reuse cheese wrappers for storage.
Cut the chunk you want right through the package. Remove delicious 
cheese. Slide now-empty end back over the remaining cheese. 
Vanquish dried-out cheese ends forever!
Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Add oil, vinegar, herbs and spices to the dregs of a mayo jar and shake.
You'll get instant creamy salad dressing and the jar will be clean 
so you can recycle it.

Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Wash fresh berries in vinegar water to prevent insta-mold 
(also helps remove pesticide residue).
Plain old hot water works too.

Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Hide garlic and onions in holey paper bags.
They’ll stay fresh for at least two months without moulding.

Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Store cut avocado with cut onion.
Sulfur from the onion keeps the brown away. A light sprinkle 
of apple cider vinegar also works.

Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Store apples and potatoes together
Ethylene gas from apples keeps potatoes from sprouting.

Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Add warm milk to the dregs of a Nutella jar and shake.
Instant hot chocolate! Try with melty marshmallows for an 
easy ice cream topping.

Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Peel mangoes with a glass.
Avoid sticky fingers and leave no mango behind.

Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Store pineapple upside down.
Speeds ripening process by forcing sugars to flow to the top. 
Just be sure to pluck top leaves first.

Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Wrap celery in foil.
It’ll keep for up to a month this way. Works for broccoli too.

Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Flip natural nut butter upside down a few days before you open it.
Stirring will be 100x easier and you’ll avoid that stiff bottom layer that 
usually gets tossed with the jar.

Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Wrap banana crowns in plastic wrap.
They’ll keep for 3-5 days longer than usual.

Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Turn old milk into new cheese.
If the expiration date is looming, don't toss that milk down the drain! 
Follow this recipe to turn it into delicious cottage cheese instead.

Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Make herb butter ice cubes.
Fresh herbs spoil quickly. Chop and mix with melted butter or olive oil, 
then pour into ice cube trays to preserve perfect portions for future meals.

Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Brown-bag your lettuce.
Lettuce will keep longer if you place it in a roomy paper bag before 
putting it in the fridge. Also, leave the outer leaves in place even 
if they're limp or dirty: they keep the rest of the head fresh while in storage. 
Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Add spent coffee grounds to potted plants.
Coffee grounds contain nutrients needed by acid-loving plants like 
roses, hydrangea, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and tomatoes.

Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Revive stale crackers and chips by zapping in the microwave.
Works in the real oven too.

Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Re-heat old pizza in a skillet.
The oils from the crust will restore its original crispiness.

Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Use a Food Hugger to keep nubs fresh.
Those last bits are perfect for omelets and smoothies.

Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Turn flat soda into pop-sicles.
Pour flat soda into ice cube trays or popsicle molds for a sweet, 
frozen treat.
Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

Regrow food from scraps and stumps.
There are over 20 veggies, herbs, and even a few fruits that 
will re-spawn themselves!

Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save Food

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