Hacks to an easy day in the kitchen

Need a fuss-free, quick-fix idea with your favourite ingredients? Well, here are some kitchen hacks that will surely make your life easier! And they are super cool, just enough to blow your mind! Check them out.

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  1. Merry marinades

Try out these combinations for that easy-peasy marinade for your chicken. You don’t need to look-out for exotic ingredients. Just use things of the shelf and stir a tasty base.

  • For a basic 3-ingredient one with Asian and tropical flavours – mix up 2 tbsps pineapple juice and 2 tsps fish sauce with ¼ cup coconut milk.

  • For a sweet basic one, go with this 4-ingredient fix – mix up 2 tbsps red wine vinegar, 2 tsps mustard paste and 2 tsps honey with ¼ cup olive oil.

  • Love your liquors? Try this – mix up 2 tbsps lemon juice, 2 tsps sea salt, 1 tsp brandy and 1 tsp red wine with ¼ cup oil.

  1. Honestly healthy

You want to eat your favourite food and watch those extra kilos too!? That’s easy. We give you simple yet tasty substitutes that you can opt for on a daily routine.

  • Give a miss to the oily French Fries by baking veggie slices to get exciting options. Kale, sweet potato, beetroot, zucchini and raw banana or whatever you wish to. Sprinkle your favourite spice mix to make them zingier!

  • Love you sandwiches? So, next time use a simple avocado spread/guacamole or sesame butter/tahini instead of the fattening mayonnaise.

  • Create nutritious pancakes with whole wheat flour, oatmeal, buttermilk and finish off by topping with fresh fruits like berries, bananas, peaches instead of artificial syrups.

  • Instead of sugar, use fresh dates and honey as a sweetener for your yummy shakes and smoothies.

  • Craving for spaghetti? Try the new avatar – sauté garlic in olive oil. Add onion, sauté till translucent. Dunk in cherry tomatoes, cook for a minute. Season with salt, crushed peppercorns, mix. Add green and yellow zucchini strips and carrot strips, toss for a minute. Finish with a dash of parmesan, basil.

  1. Good grains

Still worked-up about not getting your grains perfectly done? Put a print-out on your refrigerator or sticky-note this how-to guide in your kitchen.

  • Quinoa and millets – 2 cups water for 1 cup quinoa/millets. Dry-roast grains before adding water and cook covered for 20 minutes on low heat.

  • Barley – 3 cups water for 1 cup barley. Boil, cook covered for 30-45 minutes on low heat.

  • Oats – 2 cups water for 1 cup oats. Boil, cook covered for 10-20 minutes on low heat. Keep stirring in between.

Just a few of them in here. Keep reading and following us for more such cool stuff. And remember sharing is caring.

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