7 Incredibly Interesting Facts About Sushi That You Probably Don’t Know

7 Incredibly Interesting Facts About Sushi That You Probably Don't Know

1. Sushi grade fish that is suitable to be eaten raw must be frozen for 7 days at -4 Degrees Farenheit or flash frozen for 15 hours at -31 Degree Celsius. 

2. " Sushi" refers to rice that has been seasoned with vinegar, sugar and salt. It does not refer to raw fish.

3. In Japan, sushi is considered to be a type of fast food.

4. Sushi is meant to be eaten with hands traditonally and chopsticks are reserved for sashimi.

5. When eating, dip the fish part of sushi into soya sauce and not the rice.

6. When eating sushi, do not drench it in soya sauce. You are supposed to only lightly dip it in soya sauce to appreciate it's natural flavour.

7. The blade of a sushi knife belonging to a professional sushi chef is sharpened everyday like the knife of a Samurai soldier.

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5 Delicious Dairy-free Dessert Recipes

5 Delicious Dairy-free Dessert Recipes

Those with lactose intolerance or who suffer allergies when consuming dairy products will typically embark on a dairy-free diet. But dietary adjustments do not mean that sweet treats have to be foregone! Desserts can be made with dairy substitutes and still taste as good as those made with dairy! (Actually, most foodies will not even be able to tell the difference!)

Here are some dairy-free dessert recipes to follow!

1. Strawberry cheesecake

You can have your slice of strawberry cheesecake and eat it too…Even if you have dairy allergies or are lactose intolerant. There is not a trace of dairy in this cheesecake so you can put your worries aside and get down to the serious business of eating it.

2. Brownies

Love chocolate? Indulge in some chocolatey goodness with this fudgy brownie, which can even be made vegan. Meaning more brownie for everyone! (or for you)  

3. Coconut sponge cake

If you are craving some simple yet comforting sponge cake, try out this coconut delight!

4. Blueberry muffin

Amazing muffins that use dairy-free milk, such as soy milk, almond milk, oat milk and rice milk. A great blueberry muffin recipe to check out!

5. Lemon curd tart

Fancy a dairy free dessert with a burst of citrus flavours? This lemon curd tart is the answer to both that question and also to what I'll be having tonight. Yum.

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Gluten-free dessert recipes

Gluten-free dessert recipes

Being on a gluten-free diet does not mean that you can never satisfy your sweet tooth. In fact, there are plenty of gluten-free sweet treats around and you can make them yourself! That way you will never have to hunt high and low for your favourite gluten-free sweets. 

Here are some recipes to try!

1. Carrot cake 

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a luscious slice of gluten-free carrot cake

2. Brownies

You can enjoy the goodness of cocoa even if you are on a gluten-free diet – just follow this straightforward brownie recipe. 

3. Blueberry muffin

Love blueberries? Have a gluten-free blueberry muffin for breakfast, or perhaps as an afternoon snack. 

4. Pumpkin cheesecake

This pumpkin cheesecake is proof that gluten-free sweets are can be just as decadent as desserts containing gluten. 

5. Lemon bars

Craving for a tangy flavoured treat and need it gluten-free? Lemon bars are the answer. 

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Amazing Recipes to Make in the Microwave

Amazing Recipes to Make in the Microwave

You are probably familiar with using your microwave to heat up leftovers or even ready-meals. But the microwave is perhaps one of the most understated appliances in your kitchen. You can actually prepare a simple meal and even some of your favourite sweets using only the microwave! Perfect for busy people who want their food fast!

Here are some foods you can try making with your microwave!

1. Steamed egg

Steamed eggs will have a smoother texture when prepared using a hot water bath over the stove but using a microwave will give you decent results too! Check out this recipe for microwave steamed eggs under 5 minutes!

2. Mac n cheese

This is not a ready-meal mac n cheese from the grocery store. It really is a bowl mac n cheese prepared from scratch and prepared only using the microwave! This recipe is proof that it can be done.

3. Egg fried rice in a mug

Who says you need a frying pan and stove to make fried rice? With a microwave, you can make egg fried rice in a mug!

4. Chocolate cake in a mug

Want your chocolate fix fast? Use the microwave and you can have your cake and eat it too (in a mug) in under 5 minutes! This recipe will show you how. 

5. Caramel custard

Satisfy your craving for pudding fast by making caramel custard in your microwave! If you prefer, you can use a mug too! Note that if you want your pudding cold, you have to let it chill in the refrigerator. Thisis definitely an easy dessert to impress at dinner parties.

6. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookie

So what if Halloween is long gone? Pumpkins are just too yummy! This is perfect for those times where you want a cookie without having to make a whole batch of them (because let's face it, you will end up eating all of them). Make a single pumpkin chocolate chip cookie in the microwave! You will be able to eat your cookie in no time!

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