Hosting family members can be a difficult task, and trying to accommodate different tastes, preferences and allergies can seem daunting. A MIL was surprised when her daughter-in-law decided to not even try to adapt the menu to her allergy at the dinner she was hosting. The woman turned to Reddit, wondering if her response to the situation was reasonable.
So you invite your friend over for a cup of tea. To speed things up, you decide to skip the 5-minute steeping time and squeeze the tea bag against the spoon. Your guest jumps off the couch and knocks the spoon off your hands.
Sometimes mistakes can be lucky. One of the most commonly used office supplies, the Post-it note, was invented by accident. When one scientist was trying to create a strong adhesive but ended up with a weak one instead, his colleague created a bookmark that would stick to the page without damaging it. And the yellow paper was used for creating the prototypes just because it was the only paper left. This is how the product was born, and it now makes a lot of things much easier.Inspired by this story, we decided to find more useful creations that can be very handy in your daily life.
If you feel tired of cooking but aren’t ready to switch to fast food, there’s some great news for you. In the near future, the whole process will become easier than ever. Your kitchen robots will do all the work for you. You’ll order your high-tech sous-chef to cook any meal of your choice on your way home. It will gather the necessary ingredients, peel, grind, fry, boil, and do everything that has to be done. All you’ll have to do is make sure those ingredients are in the fridge. Or get a shopping robot.
The time we spend in our homes is considerable. Why not turn your home into a comfortable and fun place? With the help of certain items, you can do it without much effort and without breaking the bank. We’ve reviewed some fun products on Amazon that can help you do just this.
Some people think the kitchen should be spotless — the dishes should be washed, and all fruits and vegetables should be sorted by size. However, some foods, including vegetables, shouldn’t even be washed. We decided to find out what we should clean and soak and what we shouldn’t. And in the bonus section, we’ll explain why we ought to wash soda cans before drinking out of them.
There have been many myths and misconceptions about food and diet that we’ve all been familiar with since we were kids. However, as years go by, science keeps busting more and more of them. But this doesn’t mean that everyone is aware of these myths — unless they are scientists keeping track of all the new studies. That’s why we decided to look around and see which of these misconceptions are still quite popular.
Owning a food processor can feel like having a personal assistant in the kitchen that can cut our food prep time in half. But knowing what kind of tasks your assistant will do for you can prove crucial when choosing the right device. Some of them are great for making soups and sauces, while others are excellent for chopping and kneading. Another thing to keep in mind is how often you’re planning on using it.
We’ve been lied to so many times about so many food facts that we should now start questioning everything we hear. For example, chocolate isn’t bad for you and diet soda isn’t better than actual full-calorie soda. These are only two things that many people still believe to this day. But we are here to try and bust a few myths and show a whole new world of truths about food.
Most of us dream of having a perfectly white Hollywood smile, and a trip to your dentist is definitely the fastest way to whiten your teeth. But in-between appointments, there’s still a lot you can do to make sure your smile is irresistible.
When it comes time to make choices at the supermarket, some people may have the belief that the most expensive products are the best, but this is not always the case. Sometimes, you can optimize your budget by choosing inexpensive products that have the same quality as the more expensive ones. One alternative you can try is a private label of a large chain, which can offer the same products at lower prices since they don’t make significant investments in certain commercialization, distribution, marketing, and advertising processes.
Unfortunately, the Fountain of Youth does not exist, nor does anything that guarantees us a longer life. However, some people have achieved this great feat, and it’s no thanks to extraordinary measures. It’s actually a combination of a healthy, active, and happy lifestyle — and a little help from genetics.
Melatonin is also known as the hormone of sleep, because its production is directly related to the amount of light we receive. It is found naturally in our body and is synthesized through tryptophan, an essential amino acid that the body cannot produce on its own — it must be obtained from food and is of vital importance, as it is necessary for growth and development.
When it comes to storing products, there are lots of nuances we have to consider to keep food fresh, safe, and delicious for as long as possible. The wrong conditions can lead to unpleasant consequences, like spoilage, mold growth, and even bug infestation. We all know how important it is to store things like milk in the fridge, but many more products can benefit from being kept cold, increasing their shelf life, improving taste, and more. Here at Bright Side, we want you to enjoy fresh, tasty food, which is why we’ve found 10 popular foods you should start keeping in your fridge.
Weight control, improved cholesterol and gut health, benefits to your cognitive functioning, and way more for our well-being — these tiny little nuts hide some huge potential inside them. Not only are pistachios delicious, but they also contain a lot of useful elements that our bodies strive for. Whether added to your dishes or just eaten as a snack, they deserve to be included in everyone’s meal plan.
Some people find themselves getting hungry just a short while after they’ve eaten, whether it was a little snack or a whole meal. The truth is that the problem might not be the quantity, but the quality, of the food you’ve eaten. A lot of foods, even otherwise healthy ones, lack certain proteins or fiber, so they actually leave you feeling hungry. On the other hand, a simple replacement, or even preparing your favorite foods in a different way, can have the opposite effect: making you feel satisfied.
Nothing good comes from wasting food, so it’s important to keep the food you have last as long as possible. Sometimes, all it takes is knowing how to store them properly. And it can oftentimes lead to something delicious — after all, sushi was invented as a way to keep fish edible for longer.
The current population of blue jays across the globe falls under a category called: “least concerned.” Maybe that is the reason this beautiful bird is so under-appreciated. About a tea-cup in size, blue jays are extremely intelligent and the beauty they carry is hard to miss — especially their ocean blue feathers!
Dogs just love human food and we don’t blame them, there are some delicious treats out there! However, these treats can be very dangerous to our furry friends and it’s our responsibility to make sure they stay away from them. That’s why it’s important to be familiar with the foods that are bad for canines and the safe, healthy alternatives available.
Kidneys play a very important role in your body — they are in charge of removing waste through urine, producing hormones, and filtering out toxins and extra fluid in your blood. That’s why you should take good care of your kidneys and try to keep them healthy. Sadly, some foods can harm them and affect their normal functioning if eaten in excess.
Cats can’t taste sweet things. Also, some foods are not only tasteless to them, but they’re also very dangerous to their health. So while we think we are being good pet owners, we might actually be harming them. There are foods that are even poisonous to our cats, and we need to pay attention to them because it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Nowadays, the average person in the US consumes about 20% more calories than their ancestors did in the last century, according to research. And although people are getting more conscious about their diet, it’s not always easy to get all the healthy eating rules right. For example, eating apples at the wrong time can actually cause bowel problems instead of improving your digestion. Luckily, it’s not rocket science, and the basic rules are pretty easy to follow.
While some are constantly trying to lose excessive fat, others find it tough to gain weight. Ironically enough, junk food won’t work for those who can’t gain weight. The solution is simple — eat food rich in healthy fats and protein, like milk, avocados, nuts or salmon. Eating the products on our list as a snack, garnish, or a main dish will help you gain weight. And if you combine them with regular exercise, they will help you to build muscle.
Over 780% more cases of chocolate poisoning in pets are caused over Christmas in the UK, according to Vets Now pet emergency services. Even though most pet owners are aware of the toxicity of chocolate along with other foods like nuts, onions, and fatty foods, it is found that most dogs have still experienced a bout food poisoning during the holiday season. Just a few squares of dark chocolate can risk an average dog’s life.
It’s good to have a friend who is a dentist, right? Of course, they won’t treat you for free but they can always give you some useful piece of advice and warn you of dangers you may have never even thought about. And surprisingly, our oral health depends on even the smallest details.
Visiting a restaurant or a café is a pleasant way to spend your time. That’s why while being relaxed we don’t even think about the fact that the owner of the restaurant could be using special tricks to make us spend more money. There are people who keep checking their bills for the presence of dishes they didn’t order but this trick is not used that often by restaurants anymore. All because they try to think up new and more sly ways to cheat their clients and get more profit.
In addition to a sedentary lifestyle and an unhealthy diet, hormones might play a certain role in gaining weight. If you’ve been on one of the popular protein diets (meaning you eat only meat and have forgotten what carbs look like) for over a month now but your weight hasn’t changed, estrogen is probably to blame. In order to balance an excess of estrogen in your body, it’s recommended to minimize the consumption of products rich in protein.
No matter whether you have brown or blue eyes, you’ve probably been wondering how you’d look with green eyes, for example. But very few of us know that there are a number of factors including food and emotions that can change the color of our irises. We will tell you the most interesting facts and show examples how eye color can change appearance using celebrity examples.
Since childhood, we have been taught to wash everything we are going to eat. However, very few people know that sometimes this habit does more harm than good. Washing some foods leads to the spread of bacteria and many other negative consequences.
We are all a little crazy about winter holidays; we love the unique atmosphere and joy they bring. We believe in miracles, and we try to make tiny little magical things happen to our kids. If you already missed the spirit of this special season, try out these five cute desserts. Your kids will love them!
People love when the table is full of food, but to achieve that, it’s not necessary to cook in the kitchen for hours. Bright Side collected ten scrumptious snacks and desserts which you can throw together with just three ingredients (excluding salt, spices and oil).
Everyone who loves to spend a lot of time in the kitchen knows a whole load of little secrets which can help turn an ordinary dish into something exquisite. And as for professional chefs — well, they know more tricks than there are fish in the sea. We discovered a few of their best ones which could also help to make you a hit in the kitchen.