Monthly Archives: February 2017

Want to Extend the Shelf Life of Fruits and Vegetables? This New Product Can Help. — Food News

By Susmita Baral

How many times have you purchased produce from the grocery store or farmers market, only to have it go bad a couple days later? It’s a huge waste of money and time, not to mention the environmental impact. It’s no wonder our readers love tricks and tips for extending the shelf life of fruits and vegetables! We’ve shared our advice in the past, but a new product wants to make it even easier for you.

It’s Fresh!, a food tech company, is working on preserving produce with the help of filter papers. These special papers hit the pause button on the ripening process of fruits and veggies and, in turn, extend their shelf life.

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Source:: The Kitchn – Apartment Therapy

Borrow a Chinese Cooking Technique to Make the Tastiest Tortellini — Quick Tortellini Dinners

By Sheela Prakash

Keep a bag of frozen tortellini tucked away in your freezer and you can rest easy knowing that a quick meal is always at the ready. This series on fast tortellini dinners will show you how to transform frozen tortellini into dinner using pantry staples and a few surprising techniques. Pasta sauce is just the beginning!

The best part of potstickers is the crispy, cracker-like bottom they get from being seared in the pan before steaming; it’s one of the many reasons we keep a bag stashed in the freezer. In this tiny recipe we’re giving tortellini, another freezer staple, the same treatment — pan-frying it and then tossing with veggies and sauce. And you thought pasta night was getting a little predictable!

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Source:: The Kitchn – Apartment Therapy

10 Things I Learned About Making 30-Minute Meals from Rachael Ray — The 30-Minute Meal

By Ariana Phillips

As a former food editor at Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine (now Rachael Ray Every Day), I can say I’ve become quite intimate with Rachael’s cooking both at work and in my own kitchen. She didn’t invent the 30-minute meal, but she’s widely credited with popularizing the idea. So who better to learn a thing or two from?

Here are the top 10 things I’ve learned about cooking quick weeknight meals from years of watching Rach.

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Source:: The Kitchn – Apartment Therapy

Early Bird Veggies: 5 Radish Recipes to Make Right Now — Recipes from The Kitchn

By Sheela Prakash

Spring has almost sprung, and with that comes the anticipation of all the wonderful produce that’s ahead, like peas, asparagus, ramps, and radishes! Luckily, while we wait, radishes are quite available year-round at the grocery store, allowing us to get an early taste of what’s to come.

Here are a few early spring recipes that feature the peppery root vegetable to get you geared up for the balmy season ahead.

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Source:: The Kitchn – Apartment Therapy

This Is How Much You Should Spend on Food and Groceries — Our Food Budgets, Ourselves

By Jessica Fisher

It’s interesting to me how financial experts, mothers-in-law, and total strangers on a Facebook page all have distinct opinions on how much you should spend on groceries. The thing is, while food costs certainly shouldn’t be complex, they can vary from person to person and household to household — even region to region.

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Source:: The Kitchn – Apartment Therapy

An Unbelievably Quick Cheesy Pasta Bake — Quick Tortellini Dinners

By Sheela Prakash

Keep a bag of frozen tortellini tucked away in your freezer and you can rest easy knowing that a quick meal is always at the ready. This series on fast tortellini dinners will show you how to transform frozen tortellini into dinner using pantry staples and a few surprising techniques. Pasta sauce is just the beginning!

When you want something for dinner that doesn’t require an extra trip to the grocery store, you can lean on that bag of frozen tortellini you always keep stashed in the freezer. Along with your favorited jarred pasta sauce and a bit of shredded cheese, frozen tortellini is the key to a quick meal. Here’s what you need to know to make this three-ingredient dinner tonight!

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Source:: The Kitchn – Apartment Therapy

7 Ways to Get Your Landlord to Buy You New Appliances — The Smart Appliance Shopper

By Brittany Burke

Lofted ceilings, bay windows, and a bathroom that you can actually fit inside — you finally found the perfect apartment! The only problem? The appliances look like they’re straight out of Don Draper’s house. And if you have big plans to actually, you know, use them, that can be kind of a deal-breaker.

The good news is that just because those appliances are currently there, it doesn’t mean they have to stay there! Whether you’re just about to move in or you’ve been in the apartment for years, you have some sway to get your landlord to splurge on something a bit more current.

Here are seven ways to get newer stuff — without footing the entire bill yourself.

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Source:: The Kitchn – Apartment Therapy

The Dreamiest Dyson Vacuum Cleaner Is Half Off Today — Amazon Kitchen Deal of the Day

By Ariel Knutson

Most decent vacuums on the market are an investment. It’s not something you can casually pick up at Target — like dish soap — just to try it out and see if it’s for you. But today is different. If you’ve been on the fence about getting a new vacuum cleaner, it’s time to throw caution to the wind and grab this incredible lightning deal on Amazon.

For today only, you can get a refurbished Dyson vacuum cleaner for 50 percent off. Usually it retails for $400, but right now it’s $200. That’s a big deal.

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Source:: The Kitchn – Apartment Therapy