DIY

24 Incredibly Simple Ways To Make Your Food Taste Awesome

Upgrade your food without spending time and money on complicated recipes and fancy ingredients you’ll never use again. Or, you could simply add nutella or sriracha sauce to all of your meals. That works, too.

The book based on this post, Amazing Food Hacks: 75 Incredibly Easy Tips, Tricks And Recipes To Amp Up Flavor by Peggy Wang, is out August 19, 2014 on Clarkson Potter.


Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Powell’s.

1.

Take a package of ramen noodles. Boil as usual, add the flavor packet and (to your discretion) one tablespoon of soy sauce, two tablespoons of peanut butter and two teaspoons of Sriracha. You can also plop an egg in there and stir like mad. Suggestion comes from The Daily Emerald.

3.

Freeze yogurt mixed with milk along with other choice breakfast ingredients
(granola, fruit, etc.) into a popsicle maker.

6.

A healthy alternative to Sour Patch candies.

9.

An inexpensive can of chickpeas becomes an addictive snack.

14.

Maybe they won’t taste better than regular gummy bears, but just a few of these can get you tipsy….

15.

Garnish with almonds or smoked salmon.

16.

Experiment with honey and nutella.

18.

Never underestimate the refreshing power of a shandy. In Germany once, I had “Beer Mit Banana” which is hefeweizen topped with banana nectar juice. Also delicious.

19.

It’s the Popeyes secret! Here’s the full recipe.

21.

Especially if you’ve run out of crackers.

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