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Water Kefir: How to Brew Water Kefir

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Water kefir, also sometimes called tibicos or ‘water crystals’, is a drink made from a culture of bacteria and yeast that are contained in a ‘polysaccharide biofilm matrix’. This might not sound delicious (indeed it may sound positively evil… ), but actually this is a very common drink in a number of countries and one that is much like carbonated soda drinks...

The Basics of Wine Tasting

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Knowing how to taste wine is a skill that can help you in many social situations. Wine tasting is something that allows you to look like an expert in a topic that many people revere, as well as allowing you to be more discerning in your choice of beverage. If you are hosting a dinner party, then choosing the right wine is a great way to impress guests, while choosing your wine carefully and...

Tips for Planning a Vegetarian Wedding Menu

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When you’re a vegetarian you are constantly forced to order the stranger things on the menu and to be the ‘difficult one’ to feed at a dinner party. Whenever you go to a dinner party your friends need to make sure that there’s a vegetarian option prepared especially for you, and whenever you go to the restaurant you’re sadly the boring one who orders salad. The world...

Making a Healthy Smoothie

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When you look at guides that tell you how many different nutrients we are supposed to get in our diet it can be somewhat daunting, and for most of us it seems like an impossible task getting hundreds of vitamins and minerals down our throats to meet all our needs. Then on top of that you’re supposed to eat all the different food groups, make sure you get enough fiber in your mix, and...

Tips for Cutting Onions Without Tears

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We all know that you cry when you cut onions, it’s just one of the facts of life. While it can often be amusing though, where it’s very severe it can be quite unpleasant, and in some cases it can even be enough to risk making you make a mistake and cutting your hand. Nobody gets that upset when they’re chopping vegetables, so why do you cry when you’re cutting onions in...

How to Make a Pasta Bake

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A pasta bake can be a useful main course that can be changed easily to cater to a certain taste of a person or people. The great thing about a pasta bake is that it can be made using any kind of vegetable, seafood, meat or a combination of any. Let’s say that you are a meat eater and you have a vegetarian coming over to dinner, just switch the two or make it with just cheese. Pasta bakes are...

How to Cook Pasta Perfectly

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Cooking pasta is a lost art and it can be a disaster if it isn’t cooked properly. The number one rule is to never leave your pasta to cook alone. Be near the stove the whole time because timing is the key to the perfect pasta. Below are a few things to keep in mind to ensure your pasta comes out right. 1) Make sure you have enough water in your pot. If you are cooking a pound of pasta, you should...

How to Make Fresh Pasta

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If you are deciding to make, or have already made pasta you will know that it is exciting yet a very trying and timely process. You may want to quit throughout the ordeal, however once you get those beautiful strings of dough, pride will set in and you will continue to want to make pasta every chance you get. Simple tips to remember when making pasta: 1) It is a slow and rigorous process so spend...

How to Make the Perfect Pasta Sauce

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Making the perfect pasta sauce can mean the difference between your course being perfect or terrible. A lot of attention does need to go into the greatness of the pasta but the sauce is what makes the meal what it is. If you focus on one more than the other, there will surely be something missing in the taste at the end. Everyone has heard of products like Ragu and Prego, but this article will...

What Is a Traditional French Breakfast?

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Anybody who hears about French cuisine would say that French meals are often rich and very savory. French lunch and dinner meals are known to be very satisfying and most people who eat at French restaurants don’t get to finish the servings provided to them. It therefore comes as a surprise that a traditional French breakfast is not as heavy as other European breakfast meals. Don’t expect to find...

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