I read this in a book on weight loss. Instead of using a oil or spray to sauté vegetables with I use a small bit of water. The water makes sure they don't stick to the bottom of the pan and they still have a lot of flavor to them.
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Did you know that you can measure a cup of chuncky product by using water displacement?101
Take a two-cup measure cup (see through) add water to the 3/4 mark, place a smaller container in the water. What does is weigh? Start placing your chuncky vegetables in the smaller container. The weight is the current measure minus the original weight (3/4 water + small container).
One thing I noticed for me was that drinking water while drinking a v-8 was very filling. I used water at first because I wasn't used to drinking it anymore and it was a bit rough. I quickly realized how filling it was. Hope it helps :)
Steam away horrible carpet stains with no chemicals
If you have a nasty stain (food, pets, etc) spray liberally with a misting bottle full of water. Place a white washcloth on top, then iron it with an electric steam iron until it doesn't make fizzy noises anymore. Repeat until the stain is lifted.
Can also use 1:4 mix of carpet cleaner/water for a better smell.
I've used this method to remove pet urine, pet feces, soft drinks, mud, etc. There will be a slight smell if only using water. Soft drinks smell like burned caramel. Pet stains smell like what it's a stain of. When the washcloth is wet, get a dry one. We have a pile of 15 or so just for this!
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