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How To Painlessly Remove Chili From Your Fingers

Do any of these remedies to stop the chili burn.
Do your fingers tingle when you chop chili? Also known as chili burn, that's what happens when the chili oil from the siling labuyo transfer to your hands when chopping it up for your favorite spicy dishes. While preparing chili isn't deadly or dangerous, it ...

Here's An Easy Trick To Preserving Calamansi

Don't let your calamansi stash go to waste!
If you love calamansi, whether as juice or stirred into a pitcher of refreshing iced tea (or even as calamansi muffins when you visit Boracay), you probably know that this citrus fruit is a handy ingredient in the kitchen, too. Also known internationally as calamondin, the calamansi ...

How To Store Avocados And Prevent It From Browning

Stop perfectly ripe avocados from turning mushy before you're ready to eat them.
Avocados are super creamy fruits that have a buttery, sweet flavor that is a mix of fresh and  nutty flavors. It's best bought when still unripe because the difference between an unripe avocado and a ripe one can be a matter of one day. You can ...

Should You Wash Your Eggs?

The simple answer is all about food safety.
Eggs are an essential part of your kitchen stash of ingredients. It's used in a number of recipes and dishes which make it indispensable in a well-stocked kitchen.However, we have all encountered the "dirty" egg in the egg carton and have been tempted ...

Easy Meal Idea: You Can Prepare And Cut Up Potatoes 1 Day Ahead!

Prep potatoes when you have time.
Preparing food can be a time-consuming task. This is especially so when you're preparing more than a few vegetables and meats. Stir-fries, in particular, are notorious for having a long list of ingredients that all require to be cut up into small strips, so these ...

This Is The Best Way To Store Your Leafy Greens

Lettuce leaves are delicate. Here's how to store it right.
One of the best ways to get the most out of your vegetables is to eat it raw. Many vegetables are more nutritious raw than when cooked so when you have the chance to consume your veggies in its natural state, you're eating better. Salads have ...

This Is The Cooking Tip You Need For An Organized Freezer

Here's how you can achieve the most organized refrigerator ever.
What does your freezer look like right now? Do you have packs upon packs of meat, frozen veggies, ice cream containers, and ready-to-cook packaged food packed in there in a haphazard way? We know the feeling. It's hard trying to figure out how to organize ...

How To Wash Fruits And Veggies In The Time Of The Coronavirus

You need soap!
The most effective way of preventing getting infected by the coronavirus or COVID-19 is by following the protocols imposed on us during this quarantine.  However, not everyone can afford to stay home. If you can't avoid going out to buy food and other supplies, there are other guidelines ...

You Don't Need To Cut This Off When Using Garlic

Plus, you'll add even more garlic flavor to your dishes with this simple tip.
Knife skills are a necessity in the kitchen. It's the one thing you don't need to rely on an appliance to do for you every time. Do you really need to bring out the mini chopper or the big food processor just to ...

This Is How You Can Have Salad Without Eating Leafy Greens

Not all salads need to have lettuce.
Eating salads can be challenging when you’re not a fan of lettuce. But who said a salad must be made of just leafy greens? You have so many options when it comes to salads that you don't have to stick to green leafy lettuce. Make ...

This Is The Baon Preparation Skill You Need To Learn!

Take your kid’s baon to the next level!
It’s baon season once again! If you need a little help with making your kid’s baon more appetizing, maybe you should try making artistic bento boxes! Don’t know where to start? Rustan’s is holding a bento box workshop, led by the Bento Mommas! The ...

Tinolang Isda Recipe

This fish tinola recipe is just as tasty as the chicken.
Tinola isn't just for chicken! In fact, you can use any meat for this delicious Filipino gingery broth. Here, we used tanigue steaks but you can use your favorite fish for this comforting dish.  ...

This Peeling Trick Makes Pomelo Easy To Peel

If you've always wondered how it's done, here's how to do it.
A pomelo, or suha, really does look like a giant grapefruit. It even tastes like one, albeit a little sweeter if you're lucky.While it's a fantastic fruit that is enjoyable to eat on its own or added to salads and other dishes, it's sheer ...

This Is How You Slice A Pineapple

The unique spiral cuts aren't just for presentation.
You've probably been mesmerized when pineapple vendors peel and prepare a pineapple in front of you. The deftness of their skilled hands in creating the spiral-like pattern on the pineapples when they're done is truly amazing. But their skill in slicing up a ...

Cooking For The Holidays Just Got Easier With These Kitchen Tools

Get them online!
Are you going to be in charge of cooking this coming holiday season? It can get time-consuming and exhausting to prepare and cook up a feast to feed a crowd. You don’t have to worry! Whether you’re serving Filipino holiday staple dishes like macaroni salad, ...

WATCH: This Bagoong Rice Recipe Is What You Need For A Flavorful Meal

Bagoong, or shrimp paste, is the ingredient you need to make your ordinary fried rice into a full-flavored meal.
We love garlic rice but when it's made tastier with bagoong or shrimp paste and topped with loads of toppings, it makes for a really flavorful meal. Use your favorite variant of bagoong, serve with leftover adobo pieces, and top with your preferred sides and ...

These Kitchen Hacks Are Sure to Make Cooking Easier

Hack your way to easier food prep!
Cooking doesn’t have to be difficult but with a little help, you can master the kitchen! Start with these 7 simple tips to get comfortable around your workspace while cooking, and you’ll definitely find it becomes easier in no time.1 Make removing the skin of ...

12 Other Nifty Uses for Salt

Besides being the oldest seasoning in the world, see what food miracles a pinch of salt can do
Table salt or refined salt can do wonders in the kitchen, here's how:1. Sprinkle salt over salad greens before serving to prevent wilting.  2.  Test the freshness of eggs by placing them on a bowl of saltwater—fresh ones sink, old ones float.3. ...

Easy Potato Peeling

Here's an easy way to peel boiled potatoes.
Here's an easy way to peel boiled potatoes.Photography by Jun Pinzon | Research and Demonstration by Cheers Vazquez ...
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