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Blanching allows you to partially cook vegetables and cool them quickly so they retain their crunch. Blanched vegetables are great for salads, pasta dishes and as finger food with dips.

Boiled eggs are the basis of so many dishes like salads, curried eggs, egg and salad sandwiches and devilled eggs. It's hard to go past a perfectly soft-boiled egg and some Vegemite soldiers for a quick nutritious breakfast!

Want to eliminate all animal products from your diet or maybe you have a vegan guest coming for dinner? Either way here's some very helpful tips on substitutions for a vegan friendly meal or lifestyle.

As bread machines have become popular, the simple skill of kneading dough is disappearing from our cooking repertoires. If you don't have a bread machine but still want to make homemade bread, here's a simple guide to what to do when the recipe says "knead dough for 10 minutes".

Want to melt chocolate and then use it to coat strawberries or make Easter eggs so they can sit out of the fridge without immediately melting? Tempering is the name of the method to melt and cool your chocolate so it sets smooth and glossy.

For those with a sweet tooth, there is nothing more delightful than a decadent chocolate dessert. But how do you know which chocolate to buy when baking? Foodie HQ’s guide to chocolate will answer all your cooking queries.

Every night across the country, Australian families are sitting down to a plate of “meat and veg”. It may be a simple meal to prepare, but that doesn’t mean it has to be tasteless. Marinades are a quick, easy and cheap way to add flavour to your meat and spice up your family dinner. Follow Foodie HQ’s marinating tips to ensure you always enjoy flavoursome, tender food.

You've gone to effort of documenting your creation on this site for everyone to enjoy, so why not make it look like a million dollars with a good photo? Readers are much more likely to make a recipe when they know what it is supposed to look like.

Learn how to make a roux, step by step, with our easy guide. Used for thickening sauces, soups and gravy, knowing how to make a roux is an essential piece of cooking knowledge that will come in handy again and again.

Removing the bone from a chicken thigh is more than just a quick and easy process: it is an excellent way to cut down actual cooking time. Spend a few moments in the kitchen boning a chicken thigh completely, and you are well on your way to a series of quick and easy meals.


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