Food hacks thread
>put yogurt in freezer
>wait a few hours
OP here. Just sitting in a parking lot at Safeway.
Out of Jelly or Jam. I was caught in a snag. Really wanted a PB & J and was all out. Thankfully I had in my fridge some cups of sugar free Jell-O, in my cabinets xanthan gum, and Splenda! It's amazing the ideas and ways of combining separate things just to create the one thing you are most desperate for. Anyways , desperation jelly isn't an exact science. I measured based on the consistency of the end product, but the typical sugar free jello cup should get no more than 2 packets of Splenda. Xanthan Gum is a tricky beast! Add by the half a teaspoon and give it a HARD MIX or else YOU WILL get unappealing whites chunks of xanthan in the finished product. I also add a splash of water. It is hard to get the consistency just right. I've done this in the past and resulted in what looked like a slimy spinach porridge. But when done right, it can be good enough to stick in a PB & J.
Take a swift shit after you put your eggs on the stove in the morning. This way you don't have to hold it in until you are done cooking and want to eat; and it also won't delay your breakfast.
To check if a raw egg is still good to consume, drop it in a glass of water, if it sinks it stinks, if it floats it's GOAT.
Hate scooping the tomato paste out of those tiny cans?
Open both ends and push on the lid until it all plops out.
Putting crushed red pepper flakes in a pepper grinder will give you a bit spicier end result, and a finer grind.
Great for pizza.
Like using fried herbs for garnish, but hate trying to keep them from folding over while frying?
Use your microwave.
Cover a plate tightly with plastic wrap (to create flat surface), dip herb leaves in oil, then lay flat on plastic. Microwave for 5-10 minutes.
Sometimes you'll have to poke tiny holes in the plastic if it starts to dome.
Need to de-stem a bunch of cilantro?
Run the prongs of a fork along the length of the stems several times.
Why would you de-stem cilantro?
They're made of flavor.
If you guys didn't know this already
Have heavy cream but need butter?
Put it in the blender.
Have caster sugar but need powdered sugar?
Put it in a blender.
Have a youngish red wine and need it to breathe quickly?
Put it in a blender.
Have caster sugar but need brown sugar?
Add molasses. NO BLENDER NEEDED!
Slice your apples into small wedge shapes before you dunk them in coffee. They come out warm and soaked just right. That way you won't waste time heating the whole apple up in the oven.
>if you have more food after eating it put it in a little container
>place container in freezer
It won't go bad if it's frozen and you can take it up and microwave it some other time you want to eat.
Growing fresh herbs from seeds? Not enough sunlight to get the seedlings started? Put them in the fridge because the light in your fridge never turns off so your seedlings will get plenty light and they'll grow faster! Plus your fridge will smell nice.
This thread reminds me.of that time I went to the lifehack subreddit. I was excited to learn some secret hacks but it was shit tier like this thread.
>did you know if you hold your mcdouble inside its wrapper it keep your hands from getting greasy!
>did you know that by squeezing your thumb while bushing you will not induce your gag reflexes
Now all the major networks have their own "hack" segment, we used to call this common sense until the liberals got ahold of it.
If you own a two-slice toaster and you only want one piece of toast, then take other piece of toast and wrap it in aluminum foil and put it in the freezer.
Want a piece of toast at another time? Just pop the frozen one in the microwave.
What if someone makes a tumbler or something like that, that they use for slurpies, but it's designed for home use, so you flip this thing on and put it in the freezer for a bit and when you come back your frozen yogurt has been kept in motion the whole time and is nice and creamy (probably not as nice as the store, but similar?)
WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU POST THIS
I just tried this and it made the fucking oil jump all over me. I burned my fucking chest and stomach, literally still fucking sore. I dropped only 4 ice cubes in my pot and it fucking exploded. Thank god it didn't touch my genitals jesus christ.
Little Known Fact:
Almost all brands of Ramen noodles come with a flavor packet inside the package. Add the flavor packet to the water you used to boil the noodles for instant flavor!
This entire image. I would eat Potato chips and dip with this, if I git gud with chopsticks.
The entire point of measuring spices with tea spoons, is so when you make something similar, you have a good grasp of how much was used to create flavor.
Tastebuds regrow in about 10 days. Zinc supplement in salt increases ability to taste.
For real: The Dandelion, a common weed that grows in most back yards, is one of nature's highest sources of Vitamin A. It's also pretty high in Vitamins C and B-6 as well as Calcium, Iron, Potasium, and Dietary Fibre.
Best of all; it's free!
While this is true, you're better off eating the young leaves in the spring before the flowers appear. Older ones are tough and bitter. Also, do not pick edible plants from roadsides or other areas that may have been sprayed with pesticides.
You seem to have made a bit of a mistake in your post. Luckily, the users of 4chan are always willing to help you clear this problem right up! You appear to have used a tripcode when posting, but your identity has nothing at all to do with the conversation! Whoops! You should always remember to stop using your tripcode when the thread it was used for is gone, unless another one is started! Posting with a tripcode when it isn't necessary is poor form. You should always try to post anonymously, unless your identity is absolutely vital to the post that you're making!
Now, there's no need to thank me - I'm just doing my bit to help you get used to the anonymous image-board culture!