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5 Ways To Prepare Garlic If You Hate Chopping It

Use another kitchen tool to prepare garlic instead.
Three of the most basic ingredients in any Filipino recipe is the trinity of garlic, onions, and tomatoes. This easy and simple Spanish-style sofrito combo creates the start of many of our stews and stir-fried dishes. If you hate chopping onions because it makes you ...

No Food Processor? Here's How You Can "Finely Chop" Cauliflower And Broccoli

No need to reach for the knife.
You may not have the knife skills of a professional chef but that doesn't mean you should not learn how to use your knife better. You should learn and practice wielding your knife in the kitchen because no matter what task you need to ...

Freezing Meat: All The Tips You Need To Know

Meat can last months up to indefinitely when stored right.
When you do your quarantine shopping, you may buy more than you need at any given period and this is where your freezer will come in handy. If you aren't doing it already, you should be taking advantage of the freezer when planning your meals. The ...

How To Freeze Ingredients Better

This is the key to making your food last longer.
Nobody likes to encounter food that has gone bad. That's why it's a great idea to shop for fresh food that you can use within the day or at the latest, the next day or the next. The freshest ingredients, after all, are ...

Hate Using A Knife? Use This Instead To Finely "Chop" Vegetables

No knife skills needed!
Not everyone is skilled with a knife. While many of us handle the usual kitchen tasks using a knife with some dexterity, not all of us like the tedious nature of chopping up ingredients. That's why there are many products out on the market that ...

This Is How You Get The Best Flavor Out Of Lemongrass

Learn how to prepare this aromatic and citrusy grass!
Lemongrass has an intensely aromatic and delicious flavor that is widely available around the Philippines. Locally known as tanglad, the lemongrass is a tall, prolific grass that grows in bunches from a bulb. It's tough and stringy but its oil is used in many medicinal as ...

Pinoy Fruit Salad Tip: This Step Will Save Your Salad From Turning Red

You need to do this every time you make fruit salad.
When you cook a dish, you may think you are merely cooking for the way it tastes.That's not completely true.When you eat a dish, you eat with your eyes as well. That's why we cook with flavorful as well as colorful ingredients. While ingredients ...

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 ...

7 Time-saving Tips To Put Food On The Table Fast

Plus, recipes to try!
Cooking at home is one of the best ways to save money as well as eat better. You never know exactly what goes in your food but when you cook your food yourself, you are assured that what you're putting into your food is ...

Say Goodbye to Holiday Stress! Do These 5 Things This Month to Prep for Christmas

SOS: Hoard packs of all-purpose cream before the grocery runs out of 'em!
Christmas—specifically Christmas in the Philippines, is definitely the most hectic time of the year. Super-sized party dishes are served, holiday songs are played in every mall and supermarket that you walk into, and titos and titas from abroad come over to tell ...

5 Time-Saving Tips from Chefs That You Should Try

Learn food prep tips from professional chefs and apply them in your home kitchen.
Proper food prep will save you a large amount of time and stress spent in the kitchen. To avoid common cooking and baking mishaps, remember to stay organized and clean. We consulted some of Manila's favorite chefs on the one tip that ...

Tip of the Week: A Faster, Easier Way to Slice Tomatoes

Prep time shouldn't be so hard!
Need to halve a bunch of tomatoes, grapes, or pitted olives?  Cut down on prep time with this ingenious tip! Sandwich medium-sized tomatoes between two small, identical plates. With one hand, gently press down on the top plate to steady the tomatoes. ...

Tip of the Week: Be Mess-Free When Measuring Ingredients

This tip makes it easy to clean up!
Measuring ingredients can create quite a mess on your kitchen counter, but here’s an easy fix: Place a sheet of parchment or wax paper underneath the measuring cup. When you measure out ingredients, let the excess fall on the paper, then carefully ...

Tip of the Week: How to Soften Butter

Here's how to quickly soften butter when you're in a hurry!
Many baking recipes call for softened butter, which requires letting the butter stand at room temperature for about 40 minutes to an hour. But there are instances when we’re not able to prepare this ahead of time or are simply in a ...

How to Slice and Serve Dragon Fruit

This low-cal fruit may be used for salads. Learn how to slice and serve them!
Unsure how to slice and serve dragonfruit? Check out our step-by-step guide and start using dragon fruit in your salads, and more. Photography by Jun Pinzon | Research and Demonstration by Cheers VazquezMain image from Pixabay.com ...

How to Make Boneless Smoked Milkfish

Want to make and enjoy tinapang bangus at home? Follow this guide.
Smoking milkfish extends its shelf life. Learn this skill and you don't have to buy expensive boneless bangus anymore. Click on the slideshow to learn how. Need recipe ideas for smoked bangus? Click here: smoked fish recipes Photography by Miguel Nacianceno | Demonstration: ...

How to Clean and Store Fish

Remember to always clean fish before putting in the freezer or fridge. Here's how.
Remember to always clean fish before putting in the freezer or fridge. Here's how.Photography by Miguel Nacianceno | Food Styling by Liezl Yap  | Demonstration by Alexander Tanco ...

How to Stuff a Pork Loin

Here's a visual guide to stuff a pork loin.
Here's a visual guide of how to prep the Roast Pork Shoulder with Italian Sausage Stuffing. Photography by Patrick Martires | Text & Styling by Liezl Yap ...

4 Ways To Add Flavor to Food

Some of the most delicious dishes are flavored pre-cooking. Here are ways to do it.
If you think making tasty dishes is just a matter of adding spices and seasoning while cooking, think again. Some of the most delicious dishes are flavored pre-cooking. Here, four ways to do it.Photography by Miguel Nacianceno ...

3 Other Ways To Use Vegetable Peeler

Explore the wonders of this kitchen tool.
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