The weird and wonderful world of things that shouldn’t taste good together, but do! Do you want to amaze your dinner party guests by creating some crazy concoctions that actually work? In this piece, there are some starters, main courses, desserts and sides that you’ll have never heard, or dreamt of, before. It is also outlined the science behind these mad meals, explaining why these puzzling plates work, so you can educate your guest if they need a little encouragement to dig in. So, do me a flavour, read on and treat your guests to some dodgy, but delicious, dishes.
“When you’re coming home from work and are feeling worn out, taking even half an hour to make a healthy dinner can feel out of the question. Good news: If you’ve got five minutes, you can mix up something wholesome and delicious. Here’s how seven nutritionists do just that.”
Originally Written by Tegan Jones on LifeHack
Whether you’re a seasoned professional in the kitchen, or a newbie who’s looking for direction, there are always ways that can make your culinary ventures easier. Find out how you can spend less time slaving over the stove and more time enjoying your delicious creations.
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There’s a common misconception that a vegan diet is also an expensive one, but I don’t think that has to be the case at all! Sure, if you eat lots of fake meat products and load up your cart with out of season veggies, a vegan diet can definitely break the bank. If an omnivore ate nothing bit filet mignon and fancy cheeses, that would get pretty expensive too, right?
The keys to stocking a vegan pantry without maxing out your food budget is pretty simple: eat real food, and cook from scratch when you can. Does that seem easier said than done? Don’t fret! Here are some tips and tricks for eating a healthy, vegan diet without spending too much money or giving up too much precious free time.
1. Cook from Scratch
Cooking from scratch probably sounds time-consuming, but with a bit of planning it’s very easy to work this into your schedule. Pre-processing your food can go a long way. I don’t mean canning, though. I mean soaking beans and chopping veggies. When you get home from the store, cut up your veggies before you put them away in the fridge. If you know you want to make a bean dish, soak the beans overnight to speed up cooking time. It’s so much easier to make a meal after a long day when some of the prepwork is already done.