Cooking life hacks
WHAT happens when you put a techsavvy Gen-Y girl who cannot cook in the kitchen? She hacks recipes and kitchen tools!
In the social media generation, “hack” doesn’t mean to chop something up repeatedly. According to Internet nomenclature, it either means like hacking a computer, or more recently, finding shortcuts to get something done – a “life hack”.
We are a generation where the best, most efficient way to do anything is just a Google search away. There are plenty of life hacks out there, and some are really clever. For example, cleaning a blender can be as easy as “blending” water and dishwashing liquid.
Knowing that many modern women are also lacking the time to really indulge in their kitchen hobbies, I started JewelPie.com, where I share all the life hacks I’ve personally tried and tested; smart ideas and simple tutorials on how to cook, clean, entertain and dress up with minimal time and effort.
But for today, let’s have a look at my five favourite life hacks for the kitchen.
The writer is a member of the BRATs, a young journalist programme organised by R.AGE. She writes at JewelPie.com, a home living magazine with smart, time-saving life hacks for Gen-Y women. For more info on the BRATs, log on to facebook.com/starbrats.
deep frying takes skill, and the process can get pretty messy. but I found a fool-proof way – do it with a microwave.
Simply wash peeled ikan bilis, drizzle them with oil, and pop ‘em in the microwave for two minutes. Not only would the ikan bilis be perfectly cooked and crispy, it’s much faster, and you don’t need to clean up a big, oily wok. The writer runs an online home lifestyle magazine with ‘life hacks’ for Gen-y women.