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A Complete Cooking Cheat Sheet Everyone Should Have!

A Complete Cooking Cheat Sheet Everyone Should Have!

We live in an amazing time where getting a meal is as easy as going to a drive-thru, and having somebody hand you food without you ever having to get out of your vehicle. Better yet, we can call a restaurant and have them bring us food right to our door.

This convenience has made it too easy for people not to bother with learning how to cook a proper meal for themselves, or their family. If you are one of these people mentioned, and you are just starting to learn how to make a good home-cooked meal, you no longer need to feel too intimidated! Even if you are a moderate (or experienced cook), there is still quite a bit to remember in the kitchen. It can really get confusing, especially if you have a lot going on.

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Thanks to Krisgo from Do It And How, you can have the ultimate kitchen cheat sheet! This cheat sheet has literally everything you need to know about preparing almost anything. With so many different foods that you can make, and even more ways you can prepare them, this cheat sheet is even handy for the experienced home chef.

One of the biggest and most important perks of having this list around has to be food safety. If you are a new cook, or are finding your self cooking a new kind of meat, you want to be very careful that you cook it properly, or else you can make yourself, and others very sick.

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This list helps you to remember what temperature all kinds of meats should be, and how long to cook them so they are safe to eat. It will also tell you how long you should cook all different kinds of vegetables, based on how you plan on cooking them. If you are anything like me, it teaches you that there are more than one way to cook vegetables!

This list is also really helpful for measurement conversions. I could not tell you how many times I have stopped what I was doing, and ran to my computer (or cell phone) to look up different measurement conversions because the recipe I was following put the measurements into ounces, while I was trying to measure by cups!

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Another neat thing this list features is how long you can store things in the freezer, before they go bad. I couldn’t tell you how many times I have thrown food away because freezer-burn got the best of me. This list also has a pretty cool illustration on food storage in the fridge as well!

There is so much more featured on this cheat sheet. It is really well organized and easy to follow along. With so much to remember when it comes to preparing and storing your food, it would be crazy not to have this in your kitchen at home. Even if you are an excellent cook and have a lot of experience, you can still benefit from this handy little sheet.

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This cheat sheet really does take a lot of the stress out of cooking, especially if you are a novice. It also makes cooking a meal a lot more enjoyable experience for you. You can say so long to the old days of take-out (or TV dinners) and have confidence in yourself the next time you are making a meal!

For more information about this helpful cheat sheet (or to get a copy of your own), visit Krisgo’s website Do It And How, where you can even print it off! Make sure that you leave a comment on her blog and say “Thanks!”

Featured photo credit: https://pixabay.com/en/egg-eggshell-broken-yolk-shell-943413/ via pixabay.com

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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