Stella Dimoko Terrible Cooking Practices You Need To Stop


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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Terrible Cooking Practices You Need To Stop

When it comes to cooking, you may have some bad habits that you’re not even aware of. 

Heating oil until it smokes

It is wrong to wait to wait until you see wisps of smoke before you start cooking. This is because when oil is overheated to its smoke point, it starts to break down and lose its beneficial antioxidants thereby forming harmful compounds. These compounds are harmful to the body.

Stirring Your food too much

It’s tempting to stir your food to prevent burning. Doing this prevents browning—a flavour booster you get by letting your food sit on the cooker. Endeavour to resist the urge to constantly stir.

Overfilling your pot

It may be quicker to fill your pot to the brim with ingredients, but doing this can eventually slow cooking. Consequently, this will cause your food to steam and not give you the real result you are looking for.

Leaving your utensils carelessly

Leaving your utensils on the counter is very unhealthy because they are likely to pick tiny bits of dirt which may find its way into your food. Hence, be careful with your utensils.

Seasoning food at the end

If you want a delicious, perfectly-seasoned meal, don’t wait too long to add your seasoning. Seasoning at the end of the cooking process means they won’t have a chance to develop and fully mix to give your food the required taste.

Forgetting to wash your hands

This is one of the simplest cooking tips everyone should know and practice but surprisingly many do not. They simply walk into the kitchen and commence cooking without washing their hands. Doing this will only expose you bacteria infections.
Article by adeniyi ogunfowoke

*Which one are you guilty of???


  1. Replies
    1. Over heating of palm oil (bleaching) all because we want to eat MTN rice. Had to leave the house whenever they want to bleach the oil, then how do you get that MTN coloured rice without bleaching the palm oil?

    2. Overheating sometimes and filling my pot, especially when I am making beans...I love my beans extremely soft looking like watery porridge.

  2. Replies
    1. I am guilty of over heating especially when I want to fry eggs, make egusi soup etc

      Hallo FabmamaπŸ™‹

    2. I don't overheat oil. So scared it it getting to hot and having to splash on me biko.

      Hi bloggiee
      One and only MVBM

    3. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      You too fear.
      Meanwhile i overheat to see fire coming on top of the pan. I'd be forming food network chef when cooking is not my callingπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      Hailings right back hunπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ˜—πŸ˜—

    4. Isn't the fire from flambΓ©? Adding alcohol?

  3. I think I'm a bit guilty of stirring food too much. But I do it once in a blue moon.

    1. Even those who no sabi make pap are commenting?

    2. Madame/Padame 16:07, a high percentage of women don't know how to make pap. Be there doing food omniknowest

  4. stirring o..i can stir and taste the food till e finish for pot LOL

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  6. What of licking ur cooking spoon to taste the food and putting it back in the food? This is wrong cos it introduces bacteria from ur saliva which can make the food go off and make u ill.

  7. Guilty of heating the oil until it smokes πŸ˜‚

  8. Overfilling my pot,i can't help it because I have small pots.

  9. The one i can't ever forget is washing hands before and after cooking. Since Ebola outbreak I have discipline myself so much. I can stir food for Africa especially stew and soups,one ogbonno soup even call my name sef lol

  10. I guess the writer has not tasted ofada sauce. That's the taste. Overheating of oil.
    Then how do you do beans stew if not by stirring it constantly. Omgoodness.
    Somethings are meant to be

    1. Ofada stew and agoyin sauce, you have to bleach the oil.

  11. People will believe anything sha. If u are frying stew or egusi. Leave it ye, don't stir it oh.

    It's black soup u will eat

  12. I am guilty of overheating oil,I can heat palmoil till it turns to white

  13. Non.... am a good cook and my mama knows that.

    Mc pinky

  14. People really don't know the danger in overheating oil. it actually releases harmful compounds that causes cancer. You can actually google it for more info.

    The truth is that most of the sicknesses and diseases we suffer are as a result of bad cooking.

    May God help us all.

    1. It's those dangerous vegetable oil they are talking about not palm oil.

  15. Guilty of one:
    Stirring a whole lot.

    Biko I stir wella. Frying groundnut, soyabeans, ukwa and egusi, it is continuosly jor, else the items go will turn black.

    You did not add;
    Wiping sweat off forehead with barehands.
    Leaving veggies for long in rinse water before slicing.
    Pouring spices into dish directly from cups instead of measuring out.

  16. Frying the oil till it starts smoking guilty as charged. I like my stew a certain way.

  17. Abeg, how do you now cook ayamase without bleaching the oil

  18. What of those who rinse the crushed maggi/seasoning bits on their hands inside the food while cooking...... Lol but euwh!!!!

  19. Stirring the food....i can stir for Africa lol


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