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COOKING TIPS

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Whisk a little salt and sugar into some white vinegar. Pour over thinly sliced raw vegetables. Wait 20 minutes. Eat.

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When chopping herbs, toss a little salt onto the cutting board; it will keep the herbs from flying around.

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Having cooked grains in your fridge means that fried rice, pilafs, rice bowls and robust salads are just minutes away.

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Make an appointment with a financial advisor.

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Salt your salads: It adds texture. It makes the dressing pop. It is proof that there is nothing you should not be salting.

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Store salad greens in a resalable plastic bag with a paper towel. The towel is there to absorb moisture, which keeps your greens crisper, longer.

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Always keep lemons in the fridge. You can use the squeezed rinds to clean and deodorize your wooden cutting boards.

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Soup could have used more tomato? Chicken needed ten more minutes in the oven? Make a note of it and you will never make that mistake again.

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When you grill, pull your steaks out of the refrigerator one hour ahead of time so they can come to room temperature.

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Take the time to actually read recipes through before you begin.

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Do not use oil in the water when boiling pasta: It will keep the sauce from sticking to the cooked pasta.

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When roasting vegetables, toss them in oil, then season them with salt and pepper and toss again. This way, the seasoning actually sticks to your food.

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If you are cooking for someone important whether it is your boss or a date never try a new recipe and a new ingredient at the same time.

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Buy parchment paper: What else are you going to roast your vegetables on? How else are you going to make quick dinners of fish en papillote?

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Treat your herbs like flowers. Next time, trim the stems and put the parsley in a glass of water, fit a plastic bag over it and stash it in the fridge.

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Stock up on random cuts of meat: A freezer full of roasted turkey necks and bony beef cuts will ensure you always have what you need to make broth.

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For safety, put a wine cork on the tip of a knife before putting the knife in a drawer.

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Peel ginger and keep it in the freezer. Not only will it last longer, it will grate it more easily.

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To make a great sandwich, spread the mayonnaise from corner to corner on the bread. Every bite should be flavorful. Now that is a sandwich.

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Acidity, salt and horseradish bring out full flavors in food.