1. If you’re a hard-boiled egg fan, but all that messy shell peeling puts you off, add some baking soda to the water as you’re cooking them. The shell will just slide off easily once they’re cooked, and the taste won’t be altered. Amazing!
2. Celery juice on an empty stomach first thing in the morning is the latest wellness trend (as any self-professed instagram fanatic is probably well aware). You have to juice a whole bunch to come up with the prescribed 16 oz of daily magic green juice, which means storing a lot of every in your fridge, and there usually isn’t that much space in the fridge crisper. Make limp celery crisp again by putting it in a jug of water like you would flowers! The celery will absorb all the water and spring back to life crisp, delicious, and morning wonder juice ready.
3. This is possibly our favourite hack! If you’re a poached egg fan, but hate the way they come out all stringy and not at all like the neat little round parcels of perfection served up in cafes, read on…. Next time the urge for a poached egg strikes, crack the egg into a sieve (trust us!) the egg white is made up of 2 parts, a thin watery layer and a thicker layer. The sieve drains away the watery part of the egg white that is responsible for all the wispy bits on the poached egg usually.
Once that part drains through simply pop the rest of the egg into the middle of some swirling just boiling water with a splash of white vinegar, and 1.5 minutes later you’ll have the perfect poached egg!
4. Oatmeal is a wholesome and delicious treat first thing in the morning, but it takes sooo long to create, especially the most nutritious non-quick oats type. For a clever hack, make a big batch of oatmeal, transfer it to a muffin pan and freeze it. Once each section is frozen, simply transfer the whole lot to a large zip lock bag and keep n the freezer. You’ll have delicious and nutritious perfect portions on hand to defrost and add whatever flavour takes your fancy that day.
5. If you love pancakes, but find the whole thing a bit messy and arduous, transfer your pancake batter to a large squeezie bottle (like a plastic sauce bottle) and simply squeeze your batter into the perfect sized and shaped pancakes in the pan….. genius!