Understanding Weight Equivalents When Cooking

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Thanks to the internet and all the cooking shows, now we have a plethora of recipes available at our fingertips. But sometimes, a recipe from outside your country or region might leave you scratching your head, wondering how many cups are in a tablespoon and vice versa. Some countries use imperial measurements … Read more

Ways to Improve Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinners

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On busy weeknights, a box of Kraft macaroni and cheese always comes to the rescue. While Kraft changed its formula to remove the artificial food coloring that gave its orange color, still the classic flavor was retained. This blue-boxed goodness will always be one of our comfort foods, but there are ways to jazz … Read more

The Guide to Peanut Butter

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Peanut butter is a popular spread that is made from ground dry-roasted peanuts. It is served as a spread on bread, crackers, or toast, and is commonly used to make sandwiches. One of the most notable sandwiches you can make using it is the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Aside from that, … Read more

What are the Different Types of Syrup?

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When we hear the word syrup, most people might imagine a stack of pancakes drizzled with maple syrup. But maple syrup is just one of the many types of syrup in the world. There are syrups that are used as food toppings, while some are used as sweeteners for cocktails, baking, and … Read more

Guide to Avocado Oil

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Avocado oil is a cooking oil that is pressed from the fresh avocado pulp. It is 25% fat, and it has the highest smoke point among all plant-based cooking oils, reaching up to 520°F. It also contains more than 50% monounsaturated fat, making it less prone to oxidation compared to polyunsaturated oil. … Read more

Guide to Olive Oil

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Olive oil is a type of cooking oil that is made by pressing fresh olives. It usually has a dark green or golden hue, and as well as a buttery taste with pepper undertones. Some of the places where olive oil is produced include Spain, Greece, and Italy, and they supply different … Read more

Guide to Canola Oil

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Canola oil is a cooking oil derived from the plants that are part of the Brassicaceae family. It is a plant family where mustard and rapeseed, where canola is derived from, belong to. For a cooking oil to be called canola, it should have less than 2% erucic acid, and its meal … Read more

Guide to Sunflower Seed Oil

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Sunflower seed oil or simply sunflower oil is a type of cooking oil that is pressed from the seeds of the sunflower plant. It is a popular cooking oil in Eastern Europe that has been used for decades. However, in the United States, it is only recently gaining attention. Just like other … Read more

Guide to Sunflower Seed Butter

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Sunflower seed butter is one of the best alternatives to peanut butter. It is a food paste that is made from sunflower seeds. Since a lot of people have peanut and tree nut allergies, sunflower seed butter is a great allergy-friendly alternative. It is made the exact same way as peanut butter, … Read more

Guide to Tahini (Sesame Seed Butter)

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Tahini is a condiment that is made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds. It is also sometimes called sesame seed butter. It is another great alternative for peanut butter, especially for those with allergies. Tahini is usually used in the cuisines of the Eastern Mediterranean, in the Middle East, in Asia, in … Read more

Pumpkin Seed Oil, Uses and its Benefits

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Pumpkins aren’t only good for making delicious pies and lattes. They offer loads of other benefits as well. Their seeds are a great source of zinc, healthy fats and magnesium. And for those who find it hard to include the seeds in their diet, pumpkin seed oil makes for the perfect alternative.  … Read more