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Creative Ideas when Packing Lunchboxes

It's back! Lunchboxes that we have learned to love when we were children are making a huge comeback! So what do we do? Forget all those instant recipes and microwavable dishes that you buy on 7-11. Start finding creative ways to pack lunch with the new designs and ways you can use the lunchbox. If you are a natural born artist, here are some tips that you'll surely love.When you go shopping for lunchboxes there are so many styles available that it can be easy to be overwhelmed with them all. Among the best are the ones with soft sides, for easy storage after lunch. These are usually insulated and it will help cool foods stay cool while it keeps warm foods warm. Most have two individual spaces so you can keep cool and warm foods separate. * Prepare the food the night before (if you can), this is applicable for those slow cooker recipes that needs hours to prepare. Cook them the night before and then in the morning just heat them.* Crock pot recipes are also great because tender sliced meat is better than fried...


3 Healthy Sandwich Recipes Without Meat

Sandwiches are one of the first ever fast food recipes. You can make them in advance and take them with you, they can be consumed hot or cold but they do not require re-heating. Sandwiches can include meat or not and in fact are a robust meal for a vegetarian. Sandwiches are the vegetarian's answer to a hamburger. So, I have put three very healthy sandwich recipes below that do not involve meat.Recipe 1French Onion Sandwiches Serves 42 tablespoons butter or margarine 4 ounces seasonal mushrooms, chopped pretty small 1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings 1 cup vegetable stock 1 tablespoon cornflour 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 clove garlic, chopped finely or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder Dash of pepper 4 (1-inch) slices French bread, toasted 2 (1-ounce) slices Swiss cheese, halved (optional)In a large skillet melt butter. Add mushrooms and cook on medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes until done. Remove from skillet, retaining juice.Cook onion in juice until tender.Combine stock, cornflour, Worceste...


Preparing And Storing Food - A Few Handy Tips

In these times of advanced awareness of the shortages in the world and the recent economic problems in the whole world, but especially in the wealthy Western countries, which are the powerhouses of most Third World countries' development, people are more conscious of waste. It is a sin again to throw away food, like it was 50 years ago.This can only be a good thing although it is a disgrace that it took an international financial crisis to make us recall the lesson. These days, waste of any kind is greeted with public censure and so it is at home too. Most people spend a very high proportion of their outgoings on food and so anyone who wants to cut back, has to first look to this quarter to make a saving.However, saving does not necessarily mean 'not buying', it can and should mean 'not throwing away'. In other words, prepare your food and do not let your food go off. Preparation and storage are the key words. With that thought in mind, here are a few of my tips for preparing and storing food properly.Bread -...


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