Bamboo shoot is something that you don’t cook every day. Maybe some of you didn’t even know that bamboo shoots are edible! Bamboo shoot is yummy. Ask a panda! I’m sure they will agree! But kidding aside, bamboo shoot is something you should give a try (if you haven’t tried it yet!).
I think you have tasted it, found it to your liking, asked your Asian friend where he bought it, and now you want to try cooking it! Wear your apron and let’s do this! Let’s answer how to cook bamboo shoots! But before that, first, let me tell you more about bamboo shoots. Here are some awesome facts about bamboo shoots!Continue reading
Pineapple is such an amazing tropical fruit. It has a refreshing, tangy sweet taste that reminds you of that day, a sunny day on the beach. I know you would love to have some right now! I bet you got the whole fruit in your kitchen right now and you’re just not sure if it’s time to eat it.
You’re just not sure if it’s ripe already! Ha! I know how unsure you are! You even went over the internet to search for it! How to ripen pineapple? Well, since you are already here, let’s me show you how to ripen pineapple!
To make your time worthwhile, I’ll teach to how to tell the level of ripeness of pineapple and when it is best to open it. I’ll eve teach you some technique on how to prepare your favorite fruit!Continue reading
We all know that rhubarb is a fruit. Wait, wait, is it? Oh, no! It’s one of those nasty tricks played on us! Like the one, they made with tomatoes! They all had us believe that tomato is a vegetable! They are even in the vegetable section of the grocery!
But tomatoes are fruits, and rhubarbs are vegetables. Can we have that corrected on the groceries and publish it in the newspaper too? Well, yeah, we cannot do that. But just to be clear, rhubarb is a vegetable that is treated as a fruit in the kitchen! What’s that? What does rhubarb taste like?
I know rhubarb may not be that famous, but it is something that is underrated. I mean, it’s good! But not everyone has found about that yet! Where can you use rhubarb? How do you prepare rhubarb? Is it safe to eat rhubarb? How do you know if its fresh?Continue reading
Come to think of it; coconut is not a nut! It is a stone fruit (or a drupe in some fancy botany term)! Coconut is an amazing fruit that has a lot of use! In the tropics, it’s called many names about the number of uses it has! In the tropics, it’s sometimes referred to as the “tree of a thousand uses” or the “tree of life.”
I will not disagree with them! From the palm to the roots, people have found uses for the coconut! In the kitchen, the fruit itself is of high value! Guess what! Coconut extract comes from the coconut! In case you don’t have it, what coconut extract substitute can you use?Continue reading
Have you ever heard of taro? What does taro taste like? If you’re concern with these questions, then you come in the right place.
I never heard of taro until my friend introduced it to me one day. Since I found the root crop a bit foreign, I’m kind of hesitant to try its taste. If you’re in the same boat as I am, check what I discovered about this root crop below.Continue reading
Baked Beans are a necessity at my house. I cook them at least once a week, and then for any family events we attend or host. Baked Beans are a highly requested item in my household. Whether we’re grilling, baking, or slow-cooking we’ll have baked beans as a side dish. My family loves baked beans, and even I think that is an understatement!
I wanted to know if I could freeze baked beans for weeknight meals and future events, to cut back on time. I always make my baked beans, so the process takes a little longer than just heating up canned beans.
What I did come to find out was that I could freeze baked beans, and they suggest that you use fresh baked beans, rather than canned ones. I was in luck, so I’m going to show my process in just five easy steps!Continue reading
Kimchi is a great dish. Though not all people may agree with the taste. But most people who like spicy food and veggie are in for a treat! Kimchi is a staple food in Korea. Kimchi making, according to history, dates back to the 3rd century! Imagine how well they have preserved this traditional recipe!
They have been making kimchi for the thousands of years, so they have become experts on this stuff! Many variations and adaptations have been made but the most popular, still, is the Nappa cabbage kimchi.
Other vegetables can be preserved too! To deepen your knowledge about kimchi, let’s try to answer some questions in your mind. Is kimchi tasty? Are there health benefits in consuming kimchi? How long does kimchi last? How do I store kimchi? What do I do with old kimchi? What’s good to eat with kimchi?Continue reading
Coriander, also called cilantro, is a popular herb used for garnishes, salads, dips, and much more. If you don’t have it at the moment, you could use some coriander substitute in your dishes to copy, if not improve, its taste!
Coriander is a lemony leafy herb that is popular in Mexican cuisine. They are usually chopped and mixed with dips and salads. It has a lemony scent and a refreshing aroma. But some people find it tasting like soap and would prefer it removed from their dish.
Removing an ingredient from a recipe can drastically change the taste of your meal. Why not replace them instead with other herbs with similar taste and hints of coriander? This way, you still get to enjoy the full, yet, a little different flavor of your dish.Continue reading
Cumin—does that sound familiar to you? If you love Mexican, Indian, Malaysian, or African dishes, then we bet you are well familiar with this well-loved spice! Anyone who loves these international cuisines, then you most probably know how to distinguish its earthy and nutty flavor with a touch of citrus taste. However, not all of us notice such flavors because for some cumin is just bitter tasting.
Because of this, it can be quite difficult for you to cook for your families and friends if the bitter taste of cumin prevents them from enjoying your well-beloved cuisines. Well, lucky for you, there are a few cumin substitute options that will allow you to achieve the cumin flavors you want minus its slightly bitter taste.
Cabbage is a wonderful nutritious vegetable. You can buy it anywhere, it’s not expensive, and there are a lot of ways to cook them! What can you eat it with? Well, if you steam it, you can virtually have it with anything! But what goes well with cabbage?
What could cabbage be good for? Can it be a good source of fiber? What is its nutritional relevance in your diet? Can eating cabbage help me manage my weight?Continue reading