Ingredient Substitutions

Whether you’re making an emergency substitution or experimenting with a new flavor, follow these suggestions for dry herb and spice alternatives. As a general rule, start with half of the amount the recipe calls for (unless directed otherwise), and add the spice until it suits your taste.

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Guide to Flavor Profiles [Infographic]

Guide to Flavor Profiles [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

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This is part of a ‘How to Maximize Flavor’ series by Cooksmarts, which include a “Guide to adding flavor with Aromatics” [Infographic], a “Guide to using Fresh Herbs” [Infographic] and “5 Sauces you can use on Everything” [Infographic].

Understanding how to combine and balance flavors is an incredibly important cooking concept, and it’s especially evident in Asian food. Maybe this is why just about everyone enjoys Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, or Japanese cooking.

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Guide to Spices [Infographic]

Guide to Spices [Infographic] | ecogreenloveBy  cooksmarts.com

This is the second part of ‘How to Maximize Flavor’ series by Cooksmarts. Read more about it here and see how you can become a flavoring pro and never cook a bland meal again!

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Foods you can regrow from Scraps [Infographic]

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Learn to Store Electronics, Medication, and Other Items Properly

Originally Published on Next Door Self Storage

Everyone is need of storing items at one point or another, but do you know what to put it in or at what temp you should try and keep it? This infographic from Next Door Self Storage gives you the rundown on storing anything from food to electronics.

Many of us assume that a lot of things can just be tossed in a box or plastic container and it will be alright, but things like beauty products and medication require more particular instructions. It’s important to take things like necessary insulation into consideration, and be aware of what the chances are something might break or get disfigured. Don’t get caught ruining your items when you think you’re putting them away for safekeeping.