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9th May 2019

Game Changing Barbecue Hacks You Need in Your Life This Summer

Barbecue hacks for summer

If you are planning to throw a barbecue, you might as well take it to the top. Prepare some very amazing dishes so that people will always be looking forward to the next invitation. Even while grilling may sound simple to some people, there are still some people that struggle with getting the best results with their dishes. Luckily for you, you can grill like a pro, by mastering delightful barbecue hacks that will help you take your bash to the next level of awesome. Here are some game-changing barbecue hacks you can try out this summer:

Use an onion to clean your BBQ

Onions are not given nearly as much credit as they deserve. Other than these tearjerkers being great in cooking food, they are useful in cleaning a grill. The best bit about them is that they are a natural element, which means you will not need to use chemicals. Technically, you need to clean your grill when still hot, so that it can get rid of any charred residues from the food. When the grill cools down, rub an onion directly on the grill, to help loosen up the grime.

Grill fish on lemons

Fish and lemons are the perfect food combinations. Other than lemons helping with the flavouring and smell of the fish, they are useful when grilling. For one, they help minimize your cleaning afterwards.

When you place your fish on the hot grill, the chances are that you will lose a huge portion of your fish in the heat, because fish is a fast-to-prepare meal. Instead, next time you want to grill your fish, slice lemons and place them straight onto the grill or BBQ. The lemons will help reduce the sticking that will take away bits of your fish. After that, grill your fish to your liking.

Let meat get to room temperature before grilling

Perhaps the greatest worry when grilling is when preparing meat. The first thing is usually to get the best smoker to befit the purpose, depending on the size of the cuts of meat you want to be cooking. If you are still looking for the perfect grill, before buying an electric smoker, here are our top recommendations. Once you have your smoker in your backyard, get the best cuts of meat to grill.

Technically, you need to refrigerate meat to preserve it before the day of the BBQ. Therefore, before you start cooking it, ensure you let it sit for several minutes until it gets to room temperature. This way, your meat will cook evenly, without losing too much moisture.

Grill veggies on a grill basket

Grilling veggies can become a little technical, especially when you cut them into small sizes. Usually, a grill basket is best for grilling the vegetables it holds all the food together so that they do not fall directly on the grill. While at it, toss in some olive oil and herbs. For best results, consider high-quality olive oil to bring out more taste and flavour in your dish.

Keep the meat moist with apple juice

The last thing you want your BBQ to be remembered for is dry meat. Even with experience in grilling, it is almost always the case that you will end up with dried meat if you are not keen with the grilling process.

Apple juice and apple cider vinegar are known as a powerful combination to help in retention of moisture in the meat, more especially for slower cooked cuts, like the ribs. As you turn your meat from one side to the other, spray the mixture. The best news is that the apple juice also adds in sweetness in the meat.

Grease your meat, not the BBQ

Do you know how annoying those flare-ups from your grill can get? Well, greasing your grill is a great contributor to that. Instead of smearing grease on your grill, how about you do it on your meat? This way, you control the flames, and there is less chance of spitting the grease directly into the fire.

Baste your meat with rosemary ‘brush.’

Instead of the regular brush, you use to baste your steak, tie up several rosemary sprigs and use it as the brush. As you dip the sprigs into your marinade and spread it on your meat, you get some of the rosemary flavours in your meat, which adds on to the taste of the grilled steak.

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How Self-Love Practice Can Change Your Life

self-love - lady lying down in a field of lavender flowers

You are engrossed in your routine life and forgot the one person that matters: You. Many people fail to realize that they themselves are the most critical asset in their own lives. As a result, they fail to take care of themselves, get bitter, stress a lot, add weight and age unknowingly.

Are you aware that a slight tweak in your lifestyle can revolutionize your thinking, approach to issues and health? If not, meet self-loving. Self-loving is the total regard for your well-being and health.

Practising self-love will change your life in ways you never imagined. We have covered some points that can help.


One way to enhance your self-image is to focus on your body, be it internal or general outlook. Self-image is more about self-perception. If you have a negative perception about yourself and body, the way forward is to be more attentive and address what you do not like.

Perhaps you only need to change the way you dress or self-affirm that you are exceptional.

A better self-image will help you express yourself freely, believe in yourself and positively use criticism.

Improved Health

Well-being and health are inseparable. To enhance your health, you must exercise, eat well, sleep well and drink sufficient water. Proper diet is essential for optimal performance and body weight management. Adequate water intake is vital for a beautiful skin tone and body hydration.

drinking water

Carry water everywhere you go; i.e., when travelling, exercising or going to work. Reusable water bottles are good, and the 32 oz insulated water bottle is an excellent option to store fruit juices or water. Since the size is sufficient to go on for 3-4 hours, you need not worry about refilling it frequently.

Intake of ample vegetables and fruits will help you avoid diet-related diseases and help in reducing body weight.

Sufficient sleep is vital for maximum concentration at work.

Better Relationships

Bad relationships are the worst cause of stress and frustrations in life. You probably have bad experiences in your career, friends, work, or family. When you choose to self-love, you avoid anything toxic. Bad relationships also limit your creativity and thinking ability. Some people resort to drugs as solace for relationship frustrations, while other people get suicidal.

Friends influence our behaviours and character a lot. When you choose to self-love, you have to opt for friends who influence you positively.

You will feel better after quitting on friends and work that lowers your self-esteem. You also get the freedom to choose and work with people who are positive plus value your input.

Increased Happiness

When you love yourself, you start pursuing your passions and engaging in activities that you love.

The activities could be hobbies or ventures you thought were too hard or unreachable. The initiative to self-love is in itself exciting; it is like you are living like a bird.


Even getting a home bowling alley set up at your home is a great option, you can invite your friends and family over for a quick get together and that will make you feel really better.

Learning how to manage stress and not fretting over challenges gives you calmness and peace.

Boosts Confidence

Self-loving helps you be stylish, creative and boosts self-esteem. You tend to dress better and invest more in attires that exhibit your personality. In turn, you attain an elegant outlook or image.

Creative people believe in themselves; they are also masters of self-love. They know their value and know they possess unique talents. Self-love gives you the confidence to unleash your abilities and use them to better your life.

You will find that you can communicate effectively even in public. Confidence also leads to improved work performance and better problem-solving skills.


Final Thoughts

As seen, if you want to change your life, you have to love yourself. The benefits are too enticing to ignore. It, however, involves a change in habits which is difficult for some people.

But, habits should not impede you in any way, commit to a step by step rid of any bad habits.

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