All posts tagged: food tips

How to Keep Fruits and Veggies Fresh

Feel bad every time you have throw away your fruits and vegetables because you forgot about them? How can you keep your bananas from quickly turning bad? Fruits and veggies are perishables and need extra care when stored. Here’s a list of tips and tricks on how to care for your fruits and veggies! F R U I T S APPLES Store on a cool counter or shelf for up to 2 weeks. For longer storage, place in a cardboard box in the fridge. APRICOTS Store on a cool counter in room temperature or fridge if fully ripe. BANANAS Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster. Keep them on the counter, or in a basket with holes or openings to allow air to circulate. BERRIES Berries are fragile. When storing, be careful not to stack too many at once, a single layer if possible. A paper bag works well. Wash just before eating. CHERRIES Store in an airtight container. Wash just …

10 Superfoods to Eat Today

Superfoods are foods high in nutrients and phytochemicals, with few negative properties such as artificial ingredients, saturated fats, and other chemical additives. Although the term “superfoods” has been contested to be a purely marketing gimmick, I can’t say that I prefer loading up on vitamins to these natural foods. All or most of the foods listed below, which we have highlighted to be particularly good for women in the 20s and 30s, are readily available at your local grocery stores, and perhaps in your fridge. I’ve also included delicious serving ideas to pair with each superfood. Start and end your day right for a happier and healthier body! APPLES Apples are rich in fiber, a great food to help us feel satiated, giving our body the necessary dose of pectin, a soluble fiber believed to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, and the risk of colon cancer, breast cancer, and diabetes. Serving suggestions: eat with peanut butter, juice with other fruits (I like apples with carrots), or consume as is. TOMATOES Loaded with the antioxidant lycopene (the …

The To-Go Cup No-Spill Trick

I’m not a big coffee drinker, but I can be a big mess at times. So when I have my occasional coffee, tea or latte, knowing how to properly place the lids on them without making a mess is always useful. Here’s how: Before you take your first sip, the trick is to check to make sure the opening of the lid is NOT in line with the seam of the cup. The picture on the left is what you want to avoid. Instead, turn the lid so that it’s away from the seam (I usually turn it so that it’s on the opposite, furthest side away from the seam), as shown in the picture on the right. Since I’m almost always moving about and multitasking, I don’t always focus on how I’m sipping my drink (hence the mess), but this tip helps me go about my day spill-free! Did you learn this lesson the hard way? Photo Credit: Google Images

Hungry? Print Your Own Pizza

3D printers can be considered our modern day hero. Biomedical engineers at the University of Michigan used 3-D printing technology to create a custom-made implant that helped save the life of a newborn baby, Kaiba Gionfriddo, who was born with a condition that caused the airways in one of his lungs to collapse regularly, hence, the need for resuscitation on a daily basis. What they did was use a CT scan of the infant’s airways to design, print, and implant a tube sized to Kaiba’s tiny air passages. Sixteen months post-implantation, Kaiba, and not to mention his parents, are breathing easy, with no more need for emergency resuscitations or artificial assistance. Recently, NASA awarded an Austin, Texas-based engineering firm with a $125,000 grant develop a printer that can devise edible food to feed astronauts in space. Think of Star Trek’s food replicator. WHAT!!! When I first heard about the news, I was just like WHAT!!! WHAT!!! WHAAAAT!!! So, imagine your couch potato self on a lazy Sunday (hopefully just on Sundays). It’s 2pm and you’re still in your PJs. The bathroom …