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Ioana Ciuraru

I'm the main writer of foodiosity.com. and I like to write about food curiosities. I have a lot of questions myself and I love finding out the answer. You can find me on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest.

Can You Eat Cold Chicken Nuggets? And How To Reheat Them

Chicken nuggets are delicious but can you eat cold chicken nuggets? We all know that most of the time, they are storebought, which means that they are already premade and frozen, so all you have to do is just heat them up. The thing that you have food that was already stored and kept frozen …

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How Long Does Halloumi Last? Opened, Unopened, Cooked Or Frozen

We all know and love halloumi, especially grilled ones, but do you know how long halloumi last? I don’t know why, but my fridge is always full of different kinds of cheese and a lot of dairy products, so I always have this question of how long this or that cheese lasts. The thing is …

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Can You Reheat Halloumi? And How To Do It(Oven, Microwave And More)

Cooking more halloumi than you can eat is quite often because it is a very dense and strong-tasting cheese, so you won’t eat as much as you think. So, this leads us to the next question, can you reheat halloumi? And what are the best ways of doing it without changing the texture and taste that …

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Can You Eat Halloumi Raw? (Without Cooking) + A Few Great Pairings

The first time when we had halloumi was in Cyprus. “Of Course”, halloumi is the most popular cheese in Cyprus since it is one of their signature food. But we never had it raw, so it’s ok if you ask yourself if you can eat raw halloumi without cooking it. Since then, we have had …

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Why Is My Pesto Bitter? How To Remove The Bitterness

We have an entire article about why basil can taste bitter, but why pesto tastes bitter is different since there are more ingredients to it, not only pesto. Yea, the basil having a bitter taste can be one of the reasons for it, but it is not the most common reason for the bitter taste in …

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Why Is Broccoli Rabe Bitter? And How To Remove The Bitterness

Broccoli rabe(Rapini) is not as common as regular broccoli, but many people that tried it said that it tastes bitter, so in this article, we will talk about why broccoli rabe is bitter. It is always annoying when you want to eat vegetables that are not supposed to be bitter, and you find out that …

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What Does Aloe Vera Taste Like? And How To Make It Taste Better!

There is a lot of hype about aloe vera’s health benefits, but not many people talk about what aloe vera taste like, not the store-bought juice that maybe has some sweeteners, flavoring, or sugars but the actual aloe vera plant. Also, the hype is way over the line of actual evidence and studies that confirm …

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Why Is Basil Bitter? Tips On Removing The Bitterness

Basil is an awesome-tasting herb, but sometimes it can get bitter. In this article, we will talk about why basil is bitter and how to remove the bitterness. We all love basil taste in sauces like pesto or tomato-basil sauce and more, but for sure, we don’t think of a bitter taste when we think …

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Can You Eat Cooking Chocolate Without Cooking It? Cooking VS Regular Chocolate

As a kid, eating chocolate while my mother was cooking with it was very tempting. When we grow up, we know that the cake or whatever we are doing with the chocolate will be better than the chocolate itself, so maybe it is easier for us not to touch the cooking chocolate in the meantime. …

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Why Is My Ginger Bitter? How To Remove The Bitterness

We all hate the bitter taste, especially when it comes from something that is not supposed to be bitter, but why is ginger bitter sometimes and most of the time isn’t. Well, in this article, we will discuss if that’s normal or if you should throw away the ginger if it tastes bitter. For some …

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Why Is Eggplant Bitter? How To Remove The Bitterness

If you like eggplants and cook them often, most likely you found some that taste bitter, but why is there any bitterness in eggplant? Are they supposed to be bitter, or should you throw them away? In this article, I will talk about what makes eggplants bitter and how you can get rid of the …

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Why Is Kale Bitter? This Is How To Remove The Bitterness

We all know that kale is a healthy and very versatile vegetable, but why is it bitter? The fact that sometimes kale is bitter is off-putting for most people. For this reason, in this article, we will talk about how to remove the bitterness, what causes the bitter taste, and also if it’s safe to …

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Why Is Cabbage Bitter? Is It Safe To Eat? And How To Get Rid Of Bitterness!

We all like cabbage salad or cooked cabbage, but sometimes cabbage can have a bitter taste which can be off-putting for most people. In this article, we will discuss why cabbage can be bitter, how to remove its bitterness, whether it is still safe to eat, and more. I understand why you can have this …

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Turnip Vs Jicama – Can They Be Substituted With Each Other?

Turnip and jicama are two interesting root vegetables with a few similarities and a few differences. Still, these few differences are quite important, so for this reason, we will compare turnip and jicama in this article. I have compared jicama and rutabaga in this article, but I thought I would also compare turnip with jicama since …

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Seedless vs. Seeded Grapes – Are Seedless Grapes Natural Or Man-Made?

We’ve all seen seedless grapes in the market, and recently it was a real boom in those types of grapes, but what is the difference between seedless and seeded grapes? Other than the seeds, obviously. I like grapes a lot, actually, they are my favorite fruit, and when they are in season, I eat a …

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Can You Eat Undercooked Dumplings? And How To Fix Them

Ending up undercooked dumplings is a common problem when cooking them, so it’s ok to ask yourself if it is safe to eat undercooked dumplings. Sometimes undercooked dumplings are not obvious because the outside may be perfectly fine, but the inside can end up undercooked. So it’s important to know the exact quantities for each …

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Semolina Vs Polenta – They Are Not The Same Thing

Depending on where you live, neither of those two may be very popular, so it’s ok to ask yourself, what is the difference between semolina and polenta? I live in Romania, here, polenta is a staple in our traditional cuisine, and you can’t visit Romania without eating polenta and “sarmale”(stuffed cabbage). In fact, I bet …

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