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27 Foods You’ve Been Eating Wrong This Whole Time

Who doesn't want super-soft cookies and perfectly-reheated pizza?

1. Fold lettuce around a hard taco to stop all the fillings from falling out when the shell cracks after biting it.

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2. You should eat your burger upside down to help keep it all together.

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Usually the top bun is thicker than the bottom one, meaning it'll absorb more burger juice and get a lot less soggy. Upside-down burgers have a lot more structural integrity.

3. Also, you should eat your toast toppings-side down.


Whatever you've spread on your toast will come in contact with your taste buds before the bread does, promising more flavour.

4. Chinese takeaway containers unfold into plates.

Fun fact: Chinese take-out boxes unfold into plates

Just take off the metal handle.

5. Store cookies with a slice of bread to keep them super soft.

6. Reheat leftover pizza in a skillet/pan on the stove, rather than in the oven or microwave.

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It'll keep your crust crispy but melt your toppings to perfection.

7. And reheat rice in the microwave covered with a wet paper towel.

This'll stop it from doing that weird crispy thing.

8. You can check an avocado's ripeness by looking under the stem.

9. Fill leftover Sriracha bottles with oil. Not only will it enhance the flavour of everything you cook, but it's also a much better bottle for portion control than most oil bottles.

My wife almost threw out the nearly empty bottle before I could make Sriracha oil. #closecall

10. Store ice cream in a freezer bag to stop it from getting too hard to scoop.

11. Use an egg slicer to cut whole mushrooms.

12. Store natural peanut butter upside down.


If your PB is made from 100% peanuts and has no added shit, then the natural oils will probably separate and settle on top while it's sitting in your cupboard. If you store the jar upside down, when you flip it over the oils will seep nicely through the butter, making it a lot easier to spoon out and spread. It'll also stop you from having really dry PB for the last third of the jar.

13. The tabs on drink cans double as holders to keep your straw in place.

14. Don't bother banging on the base of a glass sauce bottle. Instead, tap on the "57" etched into the glass.


15. It's easier to pour from a carton when you hold it the other way around.

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16. Use a discarded pistachio shell to open a particularly sealed one.

17. Cut circular slices of ham or other sandwich fillings into semicircles.

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18. Fill your mug with boiling water, and tip out before filling with coffee.

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It'll heat up the mug and keep your drink hotter for longer.

19. Freeze an orange for about 15 minutes before you plan to eat it.

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It'll make the skin stiffen, and make it a lot easier to peel. The pith (white stuff) will stick to the skin, not the fruit.

20. If there's a tiny shard of eggshell in your bowl, use a bigger piece of shell to fish it out.

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It cuts through the egg much easier than a spoon or your fingers will.

21. Bananas are a lot easier to peel from the "bottom". Just pinch and peel.

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It also gives you a handle to hold while eating.

22. Grill fish on a bed of lemon slices. This'll stop it from sticking AND add flavour.

23. Cut watermelon into long slices rather than triangles. It'll be easier to eat without getting all over your face.

24. Or use an ice cream scoop.

25. Use tongs to get the most juice out of lemons and limes.

26. Use a teaspoon to peel ginger without losing half of it.

Easiest way to peel #ginger is a teaspoon, and you can use the skin for a ginger tea. #cookingtip 😃

27. If you want to stop a sliced apple from browning before you eat it, slice it up, put it back together, and use a rubber band to hold it all in place.