It appears that when it comes to the simple things in life, we tend to complicate them considerably. A time comes in our life when we should follow our animal instincts without any doubts. This post is meant to remind you that the simplest ways to do something are always the best and the most efficient. So here are 10+1 things we’ve been doing all wrong.
Following the herd is something we are all good at. Whenever we someone perform an action in a certain way, we automatically tend to copy the method, without questioning anything.
So let’s begin with our daily fruit allowance, shall we?
Most of us have been eating bananas the wrong way. People usually start peeling them from the end with the longer stem. But if you peel from the bottom, it will be easier and the banana will have fewer stringy pieces. This is also the monkey-way of opening their bananas, so it can’t be wrong. As an advice, try not to open it with your teeth, because you never know where it had been deposited before arriving to you.
2. Kiwi fruit
Kiwis come with their own little bowl. Stop struggling with the peel. Just cut in in half and enjoy it with a spoon. Imagine animals trying to peel the kiwi fruit with their hands. What an ordeal.
In out attempt to behave like delicate creatures, we’ve lost the essential on the way, or worse, we’ve thrown it in our garbage disposal. Sometime last year, FoodBeast posted a video called How to Eat an Apple Like a Boss that went viral. The clip shows that rather than eating an apple from the outside in to the core, a habit that wastes approximately 30 percent of the fruit, people should eat it from the top down instead. The core simply disappears, allowing for a 100 percent consumption of the apple.
4. Mandarin oranges
The image speaks for itself
This fruit is way less difficult to eat if you use a bowl of water. First, cut the fruit in 4, or in half. Then, submerge the fruit in cold water and pull the fruit apart, releasing the seeds with minimal mess. The unwanted membrane, which holds the seeds, will even rise to the top of the water.
We are perfectly capable of sacrificing a nail or a tooth in order to eat that delicious little green pistachio. But the obvious solution has been right under our noses all this time: just use another pistachio shell to separate the nut that’s hard to crack.
Imagine big old dinosaurs peeling their favorite food. Well they actually ate it whole, so this was a bad example. Nevertheless, avocados, just like kiwi fruit, come with their own bowl. So just cut in half, grab a spoon, and enjoy the experience.
Let’s get to the fun part now:
8. Chicken wings
No more chicken bits between your teeth when you’re having chicken wings. If you grab the two bones, the small one first, twist, and pull them out, you have a boneless chicken wing. This is an incredible experience, indeed.
9. Peeling potatoes
This is for the males who don’t usually get involved in cooking procedures. Using a drill press to peel potatoes can be a fun activity for everyone. Well except for the kids maybe. It’s really fast and it’s great to use in case you are expecting over 20 potato eaters who need to be satisfied. It works with apples, too, in case you need them peeled.
10. Cutting cake
The internet has been making a big fuss about this one lately, but it’s high time everybody found out about the right way to cut your cakes. So here we go again: cutting traditional slices leaves two sides out to dry. Cut through the middle instead, and than squish it back together until next time.
This last one comes as a bonus for the ones who’ve read this far:
10+1. Tic Tac
We’ve all been through the ordeal of having our palm full of Tic Tacs, and then struggling to put them back into the box one by one. It appears that that Tic Tac box is smarter than we are, as it has been provided with a magic lid that helps the greedy seem more delicate, by dispersing one Tic Tac at a time.
The list can go on forever. Almost. In case I’ve missed anything essential, your comments are welcome. Together we might be able to become smarter. Knowledge is power, after all.