Himani Vaid

Himani Vaid

Raised by the 90s in Bombay and currently based out of Toronto, Himani Vaid is a writer by profession, and a foodie by passion. She will go the extra mile for all the things she loves, especially if the thing is a chocolate-covered dessert, a cheese-filled sandwich, or a charcoal-grilled rack of ribs. When she’s not fantasizing about food, you can find her clacking away at the keyboard, daydreaming about acing at life and waving back at her fans, vibing to some strange music, or thinking of sipping on pina coladas on a sunny beach somewhere far, far away.

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Pan-Fried Oyster Mushroom Recipe You Can Make In Just 7 Steps

Oyster Mushrooms are the star in the veggie society, not only are they great replacement for your boring old button mushrooms, but they are also ridiculously easy and quick to cook. Read on to discover some oyster mushroom recipes that will help spruce up your dinner with little work and full-on...

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Potato Salad Recipe : A Timeless Classic

Potato salad lovers, UNITE! Today’s blog is for folks who love a big bowl of creamy, mustard-y, pickle-y, yummy potato salad. So let’s bid farewell to the nasty store-bought salad and take a look at this easy yet wholesome, family loved potato recipe. 

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How To Make Tartar Sauce In Just 5 Minutes

When things get a little fishy, the only thing left to do is whip up some creamy tartar sauce. Not only is this a perfect companion for all things seafood but it also comes together quickly and easily. All you need is 5 minutes!

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Cooking Grilled Tuna Steak Like A Pro

Learning to cook grilled tuna steak is not impossible, and that is why I’m here to walk you through the process and give you the confidence to get grilling like a pro. 

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Breaded Pork Chops Recipe : Deliciously Simple Steps

I will walk you through the simple steps to cooking up some delicious crispy breaded pork chops that are golden, crispy on the outside, and juicy and tender on the inside. 

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BBQ Tools Sets - Let’s Make Grilling Easy

Finding a good tool set for grilling may seem like an intimidating task but once you know exactly what you need out of the set, the decision-making process becomes so much easier. Learn everything you need to know about bbq tools sets and the essential bbq tools you'll ever need.

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Homemade Dill Pickles Recipe

Did you know that pickles are quick to make at home? All you need is a few easy-to-find ingredients, some pint jars, and 30 minutes. Find out more today. 

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How to Thicken Gravy

Are you having trouble with thin gravy? This article goes over several methods that you can use to thicken your gravy and serve the most delicious meal of the week.

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Ideal Temperatures for Chicken Thighs

What is the best internal temperature for crispy, juicy chicken thighs? We'll discuss chicken thigh temperatures as well as discussing differences between chicken thighs and chicken breasts.

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Cooking A Ham At Home Made Easy : 7 Simple Steps

Looking for a great centerpiece for the table for the next family dinner? Then this Classic Glazed Ham is what you need! While this dish is a holiday special, it is simple enough to make at any time of year.  

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The Perfect Brisket Temperature For Your Cookout

Your temperatures can make or break the perfect brisket. Learn how to hit the perfect internal temperature every time you cook a brisket. 

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How to Cook Pork Tenderloin? A Step-by-Step Guide

Today I will be walking you through the process of cooking pork tenderloin to perfection in the oven. With this step-by-step guide, you will never have to sit through a dinner of flavorless pork tenderloin ever again. 

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How to Thicken Chili? 12 Easy & Effective Ways

Let’s face it, soupy chili recipes are not appetizing, but it also does not have to be such a big problem that you feel like you’ve ruined the dish. Here are 5 easy-peasy ways to thicken the chili and save it from being a watery mess.

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How To Cook Ground Beef The Best Way

If you have ever tried cooking beef by yourself and noticed that it turned out more gray than brown, then you’re not doing it right. Read on to learn how to get perfectly browned ground beef at home using a skillet and some basic kitchen ingredients.

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Delicious Beef and Barley Soup Recipe

If you are a big-time soup lover like me, continue reading to create a delicious and hearty beef and barley soup recipe. 

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How to Open a Coconut (Easy Steps)

Did you think opening a coconut was hard? It doesn't have to be. Find out how to open a coconut using the right tools.

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Juiciest Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

Learn how to cook up a hearty, healthy, and delicious stuffed chicken recipe and see how ordinary ingredients come together to create this extraordinary dish.

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Helpful Tips On How To Ripen Avocados Fast

Avocados do not ripen on trees. They ripen after they have been harvested. One of the most commonly used methods to soften avocados is placing unripe avocados in a brown paper bag with an apple or banana for 2-3 days until they are ripe. 

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Detailed Guide To Using A Meat Slicer With Confidence

Using a meat slicer is all about confidence. We'll show you the difference between an electric meat slicer and a manual slicer, how to cut meat using a slicer, safety tips and more.

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How to Make Oven Baked Chicken Legs Like A Pro

Cooking oven-baked chicken is not the most difficult dish to put together, but you need to be mindful of certain things to make sure that it comes out of the oven with a crispy, golden coat on the outside and tender, juicy meat on the inside.  Whether you prefer...

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Braised Lamb Shank Recipe - How The Pros Do It

Check out our braised lamb shank recipe by our featured chef, Nathan Jones! This recipe is super easy to cook and absolutely delicious.

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Dutch Ovens: Everything You Need To Know

A Dutch Oven is one of the most versatile items, cooking, searing, and baking whatever you place in it, effortlessly. In this blog, we talk about these heavy, bombproof pots that go back to colonial America and have been an integral piece of cookware for anyone passionate about cooking. 

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How To Grill Burgers: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

Grilling burgers is no rocket science, but if just like me, even your grilling skills have gotten a little rusty then this article is written for you. Read on for some basic yet very crucial information that will help you grill burgers like a pro.

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7 Tips On How To Eat Star Fruit

If you're bored of eating the same fruits and vegetables every day and are looking for a new, more interesting fruit to munch on, one such fruit, is the star apple. There are very few fruits that are as visually striking as this sweet-tart tropical fruit that cuts...

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How to Cut Spaghetti Squash Like a Pro in 8 Easy Steps

Unique, delicious, and healthy- these three words describe a big, juicy spaghetti squash perfectly. You can turn spaghetti squash into hash browns, their self-contained noodle bowl, use it as a substitute for rice or pasta, or even make pizza crust with them. Read on to know how you can tackle this...

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Different Cuts of Beef : What To Know Before You Shop For Meat

A good steak cut, cooked to perfection is something dreams are made of, but if you’re new to cooking steak, it can get overwhelming when you need to pick a beef cut for your meal. Learn more today. 

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Ceramic Knives: Better Than Stainless Steel Knives?

The hardening process makes ceramic knives prone to damage with strained use. In this respect, stainless steel knives tend to outperform ceramic, especially when it comes to heavy chopping, hacking, prying, and cleaving duties. 

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Complete Guide to Induction Cookware

If you don't know what Induction cookware is or how to use it, check out this in-depth guide.

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Cooking the Perfect Filet Mignon: A Step-by-Step Guide

Filet mignon, also known as the gold standard of steak, has to be one of my favorite cuts of meat. This is because when cooked right, a good filet mignon has a melt-in-your-mouth texture that you cannot find in the other cuts. Read on to know more about how you can...

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How to Cut Butternut Squash

Tis’ the season to get squash-y! With juicy and beautiful butternut squashes cropping up in the market, it is very difficult to not talk about it. The round, hard, thick, and dense texture of the butternut squash can make it slightly daunting to prep, but that’s where I come in. Read...

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Cooking Apron : Your Culinary Armor

A cooking apron is one of the most underestimated cooking tools that has ever existed. Read on to know why we're such a big fan of a reliable apron for cooking. 

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Delicious Pan Seared Scallops

The beauty of scallops is that it makes such a refreshing dinner option, one that can make you and your guests feel like you are dining in a posh restaurant. The process of cooking scallops is simple and the results are irresistible

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Best Apple Peelers for Your Kitchen

Did you know that having a great apple peeler that works smoothly can have your fruits and veggies peeled in under a minute? Read on to take a closer look at the best apple peelers.

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Baked Potato Soup : The Ultimate Comfort Food

This is a delicious soup that tastes exactly like the fully-loaded potatoes that all of us are obsessed with. Let's take a look at a few mouth-watering baked potato soup recipes. 

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Cooking Tongs : Make Cooking Easier

Available in various designs, sizes, and materials, tongs have proven to be an essential tool for any kitchen. So what are cooking tongs?

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Grilled Vegetables : The Underrated Hero Of Any Meal

When grilled the right way, vegetables can be a healthy and tasty part of a balanced diet and can be just as good as a meal of burgers or shrimp skewers. Not only does this help introduce new cooking methods to your mundane kitchen routine, but grilled vegetables actually...

19 Mins

Creamy Tuscan Chicken

Creamy Tuscan Chicken is a fast, easy, and delicious dish. This Creamy Tuscan Chicken recipe is my all-time favorite. Let's dive in.

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Japanese Knife Sets - Everything You Need to Know

The best Japanese knife set includes a range of sharp and versatile knives for daily cooking tasks. Keep reading to learn more about the qualities of the best Japanese knife sets and explore some of the top picks on the market. 

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Smoked Prime Rib Recipe : The Star of Holiday Dinners

Slow smoking a prime rib roast for a rich exterior crust and juicy meat inside is one of my trusted methods to ensure perfect results every time.  

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A Guide To Cutting Board Oil

Let’s take a deeper look at how you can maintain your cutting board’s condition and enhance its durability with cutting board oil. 

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Wood Cutting Boards : Your Kitchen’s Unsung Hero

If you’re anything like me, you're obsessed with cutting and chopping. Read on to uncover more details about the essential wood cutting board that every kitchen needs.

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A Guide To Nonstick Cookware Sets

Before we get into the details of the nonstick cookware sets, let’s take a look at what makes Nonstick cookware the preferred choice for every kitchen. 

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How to Cut a Papaya

We're going to share some of our simple and trusted methods for peeling and cutting Papaya, so you can enjoy the nutritious fruit throughout the year.

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Chef Profile : Cat Cora

While her culinary career has contributed to much of her success, her passion for health, wellness, and sustainability are equally inspiring. Today, let’s take a look at this star chef’s journey and how she left her mark in the culinary world. 

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Why You Should Have A Damascus Knife In Your Kitchen

Damascus is a type of steel that gets a distinct look from its wavy patterned design. It is highly valued because it is hard and flexible while maintaining a sharp edge. Learn more today.

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All About Stock Pots

In this blog, we are going to talk about Stock Pots and shine a light on them by going into the details. When you need to make a lot of something, a stockpot is the way to go.

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Marinated Steak Recipe

Continue reading this article and by the time you’re done, you will have learned how to make create the perfect marinade for your tender and juicy steak.

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Japanese Chef Knives : What are they and why do I need one?

Japanese kitchen knives have a rich history stemming from centuries of crafting Samurai swords. Japanese steel is forged painstakingly by hand and folded many times to create a blade that is both strong and durable, something every kitchen needs. Some Japanese knives are known for their beautiful styles along...

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Smoked Chicken Wings - Low & Slow Style

If you’re in the mood to do some delicious smoked chicken wings, you’ve come to the right place. 

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How to Carve a Turkey Like A Chef

Welcome to this step-by-step guide on carving a turkey like a chef with extreme precision and maximum efficiency. 

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Types of Kitchen Knives : Which ones do you actually need?

We’re here to make finding a kitchen knife easy with a complete guide of different types of kitchen knives to help you understand what works best for your kitchen needs.

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