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You certainly can. There are a few things to consider before popping down to the beach and grabbing a bucket. Some areas of the sea are highly contaminated with toxins. Look for some sort of signage to give you a hint, OR look for fishermen. If they feel safe with the fish they are catching I'd be inclined to think the water was also fine. Sea water is, as ...


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It works. It tastes great. I've done numerous variations (All Veggie, White lasagna, etc.) for numerous dinners and no one has EVER known the difference. Including several Italian moms.


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I do agree with the comments about using the proper temperature and simmering. It can be difficult to achieve that perfect simmer, especially with a lidded pan, but quite worth the effort. Please see this from CookingLight as it gives very good information about boiling and simmering and how to get to where you want to be. Another thing would be to ...


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There are a few things that you can do to improve how well pasta reheats, but it requires a little more work up-front. First off, the sauce (containing moisture or fat) will change how well the pasta reheats. One solution to this is to keep the two seperate. Pull the pasta when it's still al dente or a little bit before, rinse it to stop the cooking, mix ...


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Put a wet paper towel over the bowl when you put it in the microwave. Works every time


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As previously mentioned, any pasta recipe can be dried out. Semolina only pasta will dry harder and faster than one with eggs. If you use spinach or other colorful ingredients, they can fade with time or sunlight. Lets talk equipment. Even a single pound of pasta takes a surprising amount of room to dry. Cleaned, upturned barstools, oven racks, ...


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Any standard pasta recipe (basically flour, salt, water or egg) should do. Unless stated otherwise, fresh pasta can be cooked right away or dried and stored for months. Cooking time will vary, of course, with fresh pasta done in a few minutes, dried in roughly the same range as store bought. When drying pasta, use the same aproach as for laundry: ...


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To reheat left over rice, microwave is the best! Put a clean damp (wet but not runny) cloth or paper towel on top of your rice in a microwave safe dish and heat it for 2 minutes. Don't put a lid on top of the dish. Left over pasta is always gross, no matter how you reheat it. So stick with microwave. If you pasta is not super saucy, same method (with a damp ...


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That's what a microwave is for! The easiest way to do your rice is to cook big batches of it at a time at home and then freeze it in Ziplocs in individual servings. Then just heat it up at lunchtime. Like this: Safe to wash rice the night before and leave overnight before cooking?. You can do the same thing with your chicken, just cook it in advance. If ...


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I love the subject of nutrition. According to the charts I looked at in the past (I had the same question), only potassium seems affected by cooking and only a slight lose is shown in the charts.



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