While there are many health – and flavour – benefits to eating chili, the experience can be painful for those with low tolerance for capsaicin. The latter is the compound in chilies and peppers that creates the burning sensation on tongues and in your tummy. But there are ways to enjoy your chili-based dishes without fear of being overwhelmed by excess capsaicin.
Archive for April, 2013
The kitchen is the heart of the home, where friends and family can come together for meals and social interactions. But with greater interactions in the kitchen, there is a tendency for things to start accumulating in the space as well. Here are some decluttering tips to help you get your kitchen back!
Many of us love the convenience of non-stick pots and pans, which save us the inconvenience of scrubbing off stuck or burnt bits of food. But most non-stick cookware sold commercially tend to use chemical coatings like Teflon to prevent food sticking to surfaces. Here are some handy suggestions to make your very own non-stick pan.
Given that we spend a third of our lives on them, bed linens are probably one of the most-used fabrics in our lives. Due to the large amount of time we spend in contact with them, they tend to accumulate dead skin, dust mites, sweat and hair oil residue. This makes it important to launder our bedding regularly.
A quiet home can do wonders for our physical and mental well-being in the long term, as noise tends to impact our concentration and stress levels. Many people can however, be unaware of the amount of sound being generated in the home. But getting used to the cacophony of an active household doesn’t mean it doesn’t have an effect. Here are some suggestions to maintain a more peaceful home environment.
Speak up for your favourite designs in the Electrolux Design Lab 2013 competition by voting for them.
This year’s edition of the prestigious design competition saw over 1,700 submissions from 29 countries pared down to 105 entries in the first round. Asian design is well-represented this year, with 32 entries from eight Asian countries making the cut.
Need more space for your summer wardrobe? Or simply looking to stuff more into a luggage case? Vacuum packing is an easy solution to pack more items into a space, and you don’t need expensive, specialized equipment to do so.
In most cases, a powerful vacuum cleaner like the Electrolux Jetmaxx Green will suffice. It’s energy efficient as well – with a 1350W motor that operates like a vacuum with a 2100W motor. For best results, use a sturdy plastic storage bag, grab some rubber bands, and you’re ready to shrink your items for storage with the following steps.
Having a low tolerance for gluten – as 1 in 133 people do – or simply trying to cut gluten from your diet can be a frustrating process. The protein, which gives elasticity to dough, is found in many staple foods like pasta and pizza and also in many processed items like ketchup, instant coffee and candy bars.
A glutten-free diet comes with certain benefits such as helping to promote energy levels and digestive health. But going on a gluten-free diet, or one with less gluten doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy full, tasty meals. Here are some ways to ease the transition.
Aspiring bakers have all been there – what does a recipe mean when it calls for cream to be beaten to soft, firm or stiff peaks? What is the correct baking time when the oven you have differs from the one used in the recipe? Here are some quick answers for novice bakers.
Searching for the right vacuum can be like searching for a significant other. There are a myriad of models which you can get, but finding the right one for your needs can be a confusing process. Rest assured that like the love of your life, there’s one out there that will meet your needs. Here’s a quick guide to finding the perfect vacuum to pair with your home or lifestyle.