5 Food Hacks That Will Change Your Life
Do you ever find yourself hurled into a metaphorical bottomless pit of despair while trying fruitlessly to pit olives, descale fish, or work with fresh coconuts? It’s your lucky day because we’re about to show you 5 of our best life-changing food hacks that will get you out of many a kitchen-related pickles!
1. Juicing Oranges
In our humble opinion, freshly-squeezed orange juice is an absolute must first thing in the morning. Much better than any store-bought version, it’s packed with vitamins and antioxidants and none of the bad stuff. But you don’t have to miss out on the joy of orange juice just because you don’t have a juicer at home. Just put an empty glass upside down in a bowl and squeeze the orange with gentle twisting motions.
2. Removing Coconut Meat From The Shell
Coconuts are notoriously difficult to handle, especially if you’re trying to remove the delicious flesh from the shell. One minute you’re optimistic and in control, the next you’re slinging knives and losing your mind. It’s maddening. Fortunately, there’s a way to get to the meat while preserving your sanity: Hold the coconut half over an open flame for about 30 seconds, then dip it in cold water and the shell will be super easy to remove!
3. Removing Fish Scales
Calling the act of removing scales from fish “finicky” would be an understatement. It’s another one of those things that can really test your patience (and sanity). But there is a way to turn this tedious task into a walk in the park. Simply cut a large carrot at an angle and run it over the fish, against the direction of scale growth, and the scales will come flying off that fish like nobody’s business.
4. Finely Chopped Cabbage
Chopping a whole head of cabbage can take an eternity and it almost never turns out the way you wanted it to. But forget about your knife, what you should be using to chop is a stainless steel cup. Now go ahead and go to town on that cabbage!
5. Pitting Olives
Have you ever been able to pit olives without crushing the flesh to shreds? If so, please reveal your secrets! If not, we’ve got a solution for you: just use a funnel. It’s really the simple hacks in life, right?
These 5 hacks are proof that you don’t necessarily have to own a juicer, food processor, or other kitchen tools to get by. So with these tricks at your disposal, you’re not only going to save time and spare yourself the hassle, you’ll also save money and precious kitchen space!