Food & Drink Here’s How to Make Even the Most Boring Meal Look Delicious

11:13  02 december  2017
11:13  02 december  2017 Source:   Taste of Home

Reddit Users Just Discovered an Incredibly Obvious Meal Prep Hack

  Reddit Users Just Discovered an Incredibly Obvious Meal Prep Hack Homemade to-go salads are tricky, because unless you eat dry leaves like a stegosaurus, you probably like dressing. But everyone knows that you can’t put dressing on lettuce and expect it not to get soggy before lunchbreak. Well salad lovers, fear no more: Reddit user VoodooMamaJuuju has revealed a meal prep hack that has been in front of our eyes this entire time. The little circles atop the lids of Glad plastic containers also serve as additional lids for smaller containers. Now, preppers can bring shots of balsamic vinaigrette to work with their salads without the risk of a mushy meal. VoodooMamaJuuju’s post, on Reddit’s “mildlyinteresting” board, has 1,442 comments and over 49,200 up-votes. Many users are positively overwhelmed by the revelation, while others are not. “How is it possible that I didn’t know that?” Or my SO who is way smarter than I am?” asked HatesNewUsernames. “It’s pictured on the package… apologies if you’re actually blind,” CharlesInCars wrote. Some users threw away the little “lidless” containers, assuming that without their own top they were virtually useless. Others simply thought the circular indents just made it easier to neatly stack the lids, “but I always just throw them haphazardly into the cabinet, so I never tested my assumption,” SlippidySlappity remarked. Aren’t you glad you stumbled upon this life-changing tupperware trick? To test out the containers for yourself, here are the 50 best summer salads for when you don’t feel like cooking.

Want to live a healthier life? Here ' s how to make low fat salads in no time! Salads tend to be the most boring meal on earth. Nothing screams rabbit food more to me than some lettuce, tomato and croutons thrown onto a plate.

Make Your Boring Meal Plan Delicious . 4,008 Views. This may look more complicated or time consuming to make for breakfast but it’ s really a one-skillet meal and takes less than 5 minutes to put together.

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We all have those friends on Instagram: the ones who find it absolutely essential to share pictures of every home-cooked dish with their virtual pals across the country. There's nothing wrong with getting excited about posting a photo of a recipe you put extra TLC into, but sometimes they just don't translate well on screen. "This picture doesn't do it justice" is something we read often online, but there are little ways to ensure your food looks absolutely irresistible—whether you're snapping a quick Instagram pic or setting the table for dinner guests.

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So with this in mind, I have compiled eight unique, easy, and low-tech ways to make your healthy meals a hell of a lot more delicious , with little to no impact on its nutritional content. It looks crazy, but this workout gadget, which you can make yourself, will kick your butt. Here ’ s how .

Food will make your muscles grow and burn that stubborn belly fat. Without nutritious food in the right quantities, even the most intense workout or cardio session is worthless. I did not know how to prepare many healthy and delicious meals at all.

Taste of Home Lead Food Stylist Kathryn Conrad knows a thing or two about ensuring every recipe we publish looks totally delicious—while still looking real. Here, she shares the "three C's" of making food look as incredible as it tastes (and makes me pretty hungry while she's at it).

Skillet Blueberry Slump © Photo: Taste of Home Skillet Blueberry Slump

The Three C's of Food Styling

Canvas

When it comes to plating recipes, Kathryn stands by the "simpler is better" rule of thumb. "Plain white dishware or white dishware with a simple color on the rim and no pattern automatically gives you a great canvas for your food," she says. "Busy, high-contrast patterns and colors can compete with your food and steal its natural visual appeal."

Going further, Kathryn explains that the crisp white background helps make the food you worked so hard on become the real star of the show. "Envision a slice of hot, juicy blueberry pie on a pale ivory-colored plate with a thin red rim." (Don't have to tell me twice.) "Some deep blue juice is oozing out onto the plate, dotted with delicate flecks of crust that have broken off the golden homemade lattice crust. Now, picture the same slice of pie on a blue plate with a red and ivory paisley pattern. Or a red plate zigzagged with ivory and blue. The colors are the same—but now it's hard to focus on the luscious pie." Try out her tip with any of these fresh blueberry recipes.

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Where brown can be boring , the thoughts of “Golden” brown or blackened makes the taste buds tingle. A restaurant may take great pains to make the food look more pleasing. I think you will be surprised how much more satisfying your meal seems.

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Contrast

Both to your taste buds and to the eye, a little contrast adds a lot of interest. "Think about chopped salted peanuts on ice cream," Kathryn says. "You've taken something creamy, cold and sweet, and contrasted it with something salty, crunchy and room temperature. You have also taken a smooth, melty mass and contrasted it with something piecey with sharp edges."

And don't forget about garnishes—they may add a hint of added flavor, but their fresh pop of color makes the overall dish look more appetizing, too. "For a big plate of red sauce over pasta, add a sprinkle of chopped parsley or basil and you've doubled the visual pizzazz," she says. "And with crispy, salty french fries, cool, vinegary, red ketchup is perfect for a reason—it's not only a delicious combo, but it positively pops off the plate."

Casual

Let's face it: Unless you're running a Michelin Star-rated restaurant, you're probably not plating up Tuesday night's dinner with tweezers. The eye is attracted to what it easily understands—food that is recognizable and achievable. When you're photographing food, you want to make it look like it really would just before someone digs in. For example, Kathryn explains that sometimes imperfection makes for a more visually interesting photo: "Ladle some tomato soup into a bowl at the stove, then cross the room and sit at your table," she says. "Now look at the inside rim of the bowl—I bet some of that soup lapped up the sides and left a little behind. That's what happens with soup. That looks real. Now ladle some soup in a bowl and carefully set it down like...well, like you would never do in real life. That perfect inner rim has no life to it, no yum factor." (Totally makes sense!)

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One of the main ones is that most people have to learn how to cook in a slightly different way If you learn to make a great bowl, you will never be bored , hungry, or broke. So here you have it: simple instructions on making an amazing, filling, and healthy bowl, even if you’ve never cooked before.

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And if her imagery doesn't make you hungry enough, Kathryn lets us all breathe a little easier by explaining how being a teensy bit messy pays off in food photography. "Imagine a double scoop of strawberry ice cream in a sundae glass. Nice. Now add a drizzle of chocolate fudge, whipped cream and a cherry. Better. Now let the ice cream begin to melt just a little, let the dish fog from the cold, let a sexy slurp of that chocolate sauce slink over the rim of the dish and juuust start to drip. BEST." (I'm sold!)

One Last Thing

When you come down to it, the most important thing in making food look extra delicious is to keep it real. Kathryn says. "Real food has crumbs and broken bits, drips, divots and breaks. You don't want to go too far and make things super messy, but if you let the food be what it is rather than forcing it into a formal version of itself, you will find the beauty at hand."

You don't have to have a mega-expensive professional camera to take beautiful pictures of food. These tips and techniques are simple ways to make your dishes pop from the screen like an Instagram star...or, with a little practice, like a super talented food stylist like Kathryn. (Start by making and photographing these gorgeous Instagram-worthy recipes.) And if you're interested in the behind-the-scenes magic our staff makes every day, take a virtual tour of the Taste of Home photo studio.

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