Your store cupboard should never be without these canned foods


A cupboard that’s well-stocked with canned foods makes life so much easier. They have a long shelf-life, are generally inexpensive, and can save you making endless trips to the shops. Canned food is still nutritious and it also counts towards your five-a-day. Check out our recipe ideas and you’ll be inspired to fill up on your favourite tinned foods, and some new ones too.




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Frozen Foods You Definitely Don’t Want to Eat

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Take a quick peek inside the average American’s freezer and you’re bound to find some sort of frozen food ranging from simple vegetables to elaborate meals. Frozen foods make cooking easier by eliminating the work of dicing and chopping, saving time when preparing dinner for the family. They also make for tasty alternatives to bringing lunch to work or school. But as you’ll see, some kinds of frozen foods just can’t hold a candle to freshly made and are best left at the store.

Related: 21 Frozen Foods You Should Never Put in Your Cart

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The best frozen foods are those that freeze quickly or have enough moisture to make up for that loss post-freeze. Leafy greens, such as kale, are too delicate. “The freezing process destroys the cell walls, leaving you with limp produce,” says Jim Mumford, a chemical engineer who runs the website Jim

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Video: Xi’an Famous Foods trespassers try to cook late-night meal, make off with dumplings

CHELSEA, Manhattan — A pair of would-be chefs trespassed in a Xi’an Famous Foods restaurant and tried to cook a late night snack for themselves.

The caught-on-camera cooking fail happened after an electronic door lock disengaged during a temporary power outage, leaving the door unlocked, the restaurant said in a Sunday Facebook post.

“So, two trespassers came in and started trying to cook dumplings (inexplicably, in cold water,)” the restaurant Facebook post reads. “While we can respect that one has cravings for our food late at night, it is still trespassing, and it’s really not OK for you to feel so entitled to be able to waltz into a commercial kitchen (even if the door was unlocked, it’s still closed) and start fumbling with equipment and food.”

One woman wondered if they were trespassing, but they decided they wouldn’t get in trouble because “they should have locked it.”

Though one

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‘Drunk’ women break into Xi’an Famous Foods in NYC to cook and steal dumplings

A pair of “drunk” women allegedly broke into a Chinese restaurant in New York City to satisfy a late-night craving for dumplings.

How they did it: The trespassers managed to break into the Chelsea location of Xi’an Famous Foods after an electronic lock disengaged due to a temporary power failure in their door mechanism, founder Jason Wang said.

  • The break-in at 12:30 a.m. on July 11 was caught on a Nest Cam security footage, which Wang posted on YouTube and has now received more than 45,000 views.

  • In the video, the women can be seen trying to cook dumplings in cold water before stealing a bag of them and taking off.

  • The intruders left a mess that puzzled Wang and his staff the next morning — including uncooked dumplings “strangely dropped” into a cooker and a bun “floating on water.”

  • Due to the incident, the staff had to do a

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