THAT’S “RADICAL”!

Karina’s ‘Radical’ Healthy Cooking Tip!

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There are many ‘radical’ things in life. Broccoli is one such ‘radical’ thing. The most ‘radical’ thing about broccoli is that it protects the body from horrible free ‘radical’s, which pollute and damage the body.

Another ‘radical’ thing about broccoli is that it helps your body to repair cuts and wounds.

Now, that’s ‘radical’!

Enjoy!

Karina x

 

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THAT’S DE”LIGHT”FUL!

Karina’s Environmental Eating Tips!

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There are many creative ways you can help the environment whilst enjoying your meals. The below is a very short, but different, list to get your creative juices flowing:

  • Have a nice candlelit dinner instead of turning on the lights. This creates a nice atmosphere for eating, it saves on electricity and helps the environment. How de’light’ful is this!
  • Try to eat vegetarian every so often. This helps the environment by minimising meat consumption, helps your wallet by saving you money and makes you healthier by going meat-free every now and then.
  • Try to eat seasonal produce where possible. You may be able to get a bargain this way (as more produce is available for sale), along with helping the environment by reducing quantities of imported produce.

I hope this is enough to stir the imagination.

Have fun, whilst helping the environment!

Karina x

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Up to the Waist with Waste!

Karina’s Environmental Cooking Tip!

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There are many things you can do, in order to reduce waste in your kitchen. If you buy goods which have recyclable packaging, then you are one step closer in significantly reducing waste. Always use the well-known saying: ‘Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.’ Reuse plastic containers and water bottles, until they cannot be used any more. Reduce the amount of waste you generate, both in packaging and in food scraps. Recycle anything you can recycle. Use cloth napkins, instead of always relying on paper ones. This will save a tonne of waste and will significantly help the environment.

There are many other Environmental Tips I can offer. I will cover another one next time.

Have fun!

Enjoy!

Karina x

A ‘Cut’ Above the Rest!

Karina’s Safety Cooking Tip!

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Sometimes, it’s good to be a ‘cut above the rest.’ When it comes to the kitchen, however, this is not such a good idea! Let’s avoid children and pets from being hurt, by employing my handy safety cooking tip!

The kitchen is a hazardous place, alongside being one of the most important rooms in your house. The kitchen is filled with sharp knives and utensils, which can seriously harm yourself, your children, or your pets, in one swift motion! I think it’s time to ‘cut’ any knife-related safety instances out of the equation altogether, by being safe in the kitchen.

In the case where you will have your little apprentice chef learning how to cook in your kitchen, then all steps should be taken to ensure your little chef is safe. Try to avoid teaching children recipes involving continuous cutting because they are not ‘cut out’ to handle knives! They are little people and should be held away from danger. Kids and pets can easily cut themselves and can also distract you from your cooking, even creating a dangerous environment for yourself by accidentally tripping you while you are carrying knives and other dangerous kitchen utensils.

Sharp knives are actually safer than blunt knives because it takes less strength to cut through your food. Remember, a sharp knife is better than a blunt one 🙂

So, lets cut to it!

Don’t be a ‘cut above the rest!’

Karina x

Add some SPICE to your LIFE !

Karina’s Cooking Tip!

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Nothing beats a good herb! There is no better way to show this world just how much spice you have in your life, than by spicing up your food! FOOD is LIFE people 🙂

If you want your spices to remain fresher for longer, then employ this handy tip: store spices away from direct sunlight, or light of any kind. The best place to store spices is in a cool, dry and dark place, which is not humid. Spices do not like humidity, heat and light, so ensure you are storing spices correctly. Storing your herbs directly above the oven, is a ‘RECIPE’ for disaster. Did you like my Dad joke? I’m shocking, I know!

If you find that you always have left-over herbs and feel like they are always going to waste, then fear not! Dry your spare herbs by placing the leaves of the herbs, either on a paper towel, or a plate. If you are drying larger, more leafy herbs, such as parsley, basil, sage and marjoram, then chop the herbs up. If you are drying woody herbs, such as rosemary and thyme, then keep these leaves whole. After all your herbs have dried, set all your dried herbs aside in a cool, dry place for about one week. After they have been set aside for one week, you should place them in a resealable and/or airtight container, employing the tips for fresh herbs above!

I hope my tip was nice and spicy!

Enjoy!

Karina x

CHOP, CHOP: Karina’s Cooking Tip!

CHOP, CHOP: LET’S GET TO IT!

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If you are planning to host a Lunch or Dinner Party, or you simply want to save time, you can prep all the Food the night before. All you need to do is Chop, Dice, Slice or Grate all your Vegetables and Meat the night before, then keep refrigerated!

If you are cooking with Potatoes, after you have peeled and prepped your Potatoes, you should place in a bowl of water in the refrigerator, in order to prevent it from turning brown! Air causes a chemical reaction to occur with the peeled potatoes, which turns them brown! This tip also applies to Sweet Potatoes and other Vegetables, which may turn brown once exposed to air after peeling!

Ensure you cover all the prepped Vegetables and Meat with Cling Wrap, then keep refrigerated! This tip will also save you a Tone of Time if you would like to make a Healthy Stir Fry or other great meal, on a week night for dinner!

So, what are you waiting for? Get Chopping! CHOP, CHOP!

Karina x