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Healthy Living With Natural Remedies and Great Cooking Tips!

Healthy Living With Natural Remedies and Great Cooking Tips!

People from all over the globe have discovered the beauty of “Tips in Cooking” and “Natural Remedies”. Sharing these secrets, combined with a few simple hints and techniques will always make our life easier with a healthy touch to life.

Draw out Eggplant bitterness

Slice and sprinkle with salt – leave 30 min. Rinse slices in cold water. Pat dry and fry.

Eggs – Are they fresh?

Fill small bowl with cold water, add 4 tsp salt. Place egg in salted water. If the egg sinks, it’s fresh!

How to get rid of Silverfish

Throw some fresh cloves around on the floor and cupboards. They will disappear!!

Skin a Tomato – Score a cross slightly into skin from top to bottom – place into boiling water for 2 min. Cool and peel.

Once exposed to air, apples/bananas/avocados will brown

To maintain their beautiful fresh colour, squeeze lemon juice over fruit.

Sensational Hazelnut Mousse – Quick & Easy

Beat and whip 300ml thickened cream and fold in 1 large jar of Nutella. Refrigerate until set.

Binding Agent

Instead of using breadcrumbs for rissoles, use 1-2 handfuls of uncrushed rice bubbles instead. Perfect result!


Shop for fresh local produce such as cauliflower and broccoli. Clean and portion. Place into freezer bags and freeze.

Whiten Rice

During boiling process, add a few drops of lemon juice. This will whiten the rice.

To remove strong odour on hands after cooking with onions or garlic

Wet hands and sprinkle with baking soda. Rub into hands and rinse.

Keep flour fresh

Flour will remain fresh and last longer if placed into a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Storing Potatoes

Store in a dark, cool area. Place a fresh apple amongst potatoes once a week to prevent budding.

Food Staines

To avoid staining plastic containers with tomato based foods, try spraying container with a non stick cooking spray first.

Wine Corks

If wine cork expands, soak cork in boiling water for several minutes and the cork will easily fit back into bottle.

Removing skin from Almonds

To remove skin easily from almonds, soak in hot water for 20 minutes.

Keep Celery fresh

Keep celery fresh and crisp for a longer period of time by wrapping in aluminium foil. Refrigerate.


Scatter boric powder in kitchen corners – cockroaches will disappear!!

Peeling Garlic Cloves

Garlic cloves are easier to peel if placed in warm water beforehand.

Always flour Dough

Always flour rolling pin or place in freezer for a few minutes to prevent dough from sticking to it.

Perfect Noodles

Once boiled, drain hot water and add cold water. This will separate noodles.

Store uncooked popcorn in freezer.

Popcorn always pops better when frozen.

Storing Onions & Potatoes

Always store onions and potatoes separately otherwise potatoes will rot quickly.

Cleaning Mirrors

For sparkling clean mirrors, wipe with boiled potato skins.

White Cauliflower

Add 1/4 lemon to water when boiling cauliflower, as this will prevent cauliflower from going grey and will maintain it’s white appearance.

Fluffy Potato

Add 1 tsp baking powder per kg of potato to make mashed potato white and fluffy.

How to peel Garlic Cloves

Microwave for 10 seconds and they will pop out of their skin.

Storing Carrots & Apples

Always store carrots and apples separately, otherwise carrots will become bitter.


To prevent bugs from crawling into your pantry and nesting in your flour, place a few bay leaves inside flour container.

Cool Summer Treats

Place grapes in freezer. They are delicious frozen.

Whipped Lite Cream

Lite cream can be whipped by adding egg white.

Perfect Ice Cubes

Fill ice cube tray with hot water and your frozen ice cubes will be perfect and clear.


Sprinkle crushed curry leaves to keep houseflies away!!

Splitting Layer Cakes

To split a layer cake or to cut through the dough for cinnamon rolls, use a flavorless, unwaxed dental floss.