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How These Food Storage Tips Can Save You Money

Avocados, man.

One blink and their Kermit-green hue has turned into a muddy brown. We can thank Ethylene for this one, a natural gas that fruits and vegetables emit which speeds up the ripening process. This leads surrounding produce to rot at a rapid pace.

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Americans waste up to 40% of their food, meaning a whopping $165 billion is thrown away each year.  This is partially caused by failing to appropriately store produce in the kitchen. Remember those bananas you bought yesterday? Well they’re probably as good as banana bread by now.

Not to be the kitchen cop, but these three storage tricks will help you put a halt to wasted fruits and veggies. Watch this video to learn how you can avoid turning your kitchen into a landfill.

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8 Ridiculously Easy Kitchen Tricks You Need To Know About

There will never be enough kitchen hacks. Whether it’s a simpler way to cut your onions, or a stress-free method to peeling potatoes. We welcome any time and grief-saving innovations when it comes to food.

Household Hacker came up with 8 hacks that’ll help you breeze through eating food at home. Tips include a way to hold chopsticks easier, using bananas to help itchy skin, how to MacGyver a cup and several other useful hacks.

Check out the video and cruise through cooking.

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Health

Handy Infographic Helps You Visualize the Shelf Lives of Different Foods; Yes, It’s Longer than You Think

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Hey, does this smell funny to you?
I dunno, what’s the expiration date?
Yesterday?
Omg gross.

We’ve all been there, and to be honest, it only makes sense. When faced with the prospect of either spending $3 extra for a new gallon of milk or spending 3 hours playing battlesh*ts against ourselves, most people would smartly pick the former. But what if I told you that you didn’t have to do either? Better yet, what if I showed you?

<insert epic Matrix soundtrack here>

Data company Visual.ly recently released a useful infographic illustrating the different shelf lives of food when stored on the counter, in the fridge or in the freezer. Granted, most of what’s here you could probably guess yourself. Like most foods will keep for months longer if frozen, or bananas left on the counter will be bad within the week or – wait, hang on, you’re not supposed to freeze potatoes? What the F@#K?

Peep the graph yourself for the list of 30+ fruits, veggies, meats, condiments and other typical fridge food you’ve always wondered but never knew for sure about.

I’m a little iffy about the “Leftovers” section though. I mean, 2 days in the fridge for spaghetti and meatballs? Clearly this guy hasn’t had my mom’s cooking. That stuff will last through the next papacy, easy.

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H/T Design Taxi + PicThx Visual.ly

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Keep Out Hungry Roommates With the ‘Fridge Locker’

No, average consumer, you’re not crazy. Yes, you did have an apple in your fridge last night. It was right between that grilled cheese sandwich  you were saving and the super expensive craft beer that no one has ever heard of ever… least of all, your sticky-fingered roommate who suddenly looks very well fed.

No worries, the Fridge Locker has your back. Like a footlocker, but for your fridge. Tuck your food in this ice box crate, set the combination lock, and sleep easy, my friend. That leftover pizza is now safe from your roommate suffering from a sudden case of the munchies.

It’s the last passive aggressive measure you’ll ever have to take. Unless your roommate uses your detergent, too. Jerk.

Fridge Locker: $19.95 @ Amazon

H/T Cool Material

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This Heineken Bottle Concept Brings You Beer in a Box

It’s been a good week for booze-twisted childhood memories. We’ve seen alcoholic capri sun packs and adult strawberry milk and to round it all out, now we have this kind of brilliant concept from French design group Petit Romain. After completely blowing Sacagawina out of the water, I am now pleased to present: the Heineken Cube.

Reminiscent of lunch line milk cartons, these economical little beauties are designed to cut down on the wasted space lost between the necks of beer bottles and maximize storage. Just imagine how many of these single-serve squares you could fit in the very same space you used to fill up with just one long necked behemoth. Plus, excluding the old Heineken bricks from the 1960s, beer in a box is novel now, and novelty is always cool.

[Via Food Republic]

So on a scale from now to five minutes ago, when should Heineken make this beer cube concept a reality?