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SLOW COOKERS

I use a liner in my slow cooker to save time on cleaning it.

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Skip social eating

Telling my husband not to cook or wait for me and instead suggest to eat salads together.

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Special Non Diet Treat

When i have a non diet day, i always have a special treat, which is either, cheese on toast, or melted cheese in microwave, these are nice with a large mug ot tea.

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To set Rhubarb Jam

Soak lemon pips on a small amount of water overnight. The pectin dissolves in the water. Discard the pips and add the water to the jam boil as normal. It should help the jam to set easier.

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I hate cooking!!!

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Measure your Progress!

I keep a couple of sets each of measuring spoons and measuring cups. That way, if I'm cooking and my teaspoon gets wet, or full of sour cream, I don't have to stop, run to the sink, wash and dry it. I just grab another one and keep going.

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Flexible Food Prep

Instead of a traditional cutting board, I have a thin, flexible, light-weight silicon cutting "sheet". It's easy to move around the kitchen, easy to transfer cut food with (it flexes!), and easy to clean.

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Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies!

My 3 year old hates veggies... If your child loves eggs like mine does give him/her egg whites with veggies chopped very thin into it and hide it with a little tomatoe sauce or ketchup on top. You can mix veggies into almost anything and cover-up the colors with sauces or a little cheese!

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Deep fried Shallots and Roasted Dry Coconut

Coastal Indian Food uses a lot of Shallots(Red Onions) and Dry Coconut as a base for the Curry. I slice 2-3 kgs of Shallots very thinly and deep fry these in Rice Bran Oil till crisply golden.Drain on Paper Towels to soak up all the excess Oil.When cooled and drained store these in Tupperware.

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