I got a request for some good cooking tips for busy people. I hear you. Some days, I’d rather call Door Dash, but I know I’d regret it. Another problem is when I get into cooking ruts. Has that ever happened to you?
Your kitchen may seem boring sometimes. But a few new cooking tips can change that. Your kitchen will transform into a place that you like to be, and you’ll be able to make delicious meals the whole family will love. The next few parts of this article will inspire you with a few tips that revolve around cooking.
Plan And Prep
You should do the prep work for your meals in advance. You’ll be glad you have your prep work done when it’s time to cook. When you’re ready to begin cooking and have set your deadline to finish, you can get really stressed. Do the prep work as early as you can to avoid stress later.
And do what I do. Buy prechopped garlic and onion. I promise it will taste just as good.
Also, prepare extra when you’re in a good mood. Your future self will thank you. Some days are just easier than others. So if you have one of THOSE days, it’s nice to come home and have food on hand to throw together something that will make you feel all warm inside.
Freeze the Meat
In order to make it easier to slice meat into thin strips, you should first marginally freeze the meat. If you are making Asian dishes, such as Thai or Chinese food, this is a great idea. When meats are partially frozen, the slicing is neater and the meat’s fibers don’t tear and stretch as easily. Allow the meat strips to completely thaw before you throw them in the cooking pan, so you can be sure that the strips all cook evenly.
Better Veggie Cooking
When you cook vegetables for a long time, like boiling them, a lot of essential nutrients will be cooked away. To get the greatest health benefit from vegetables, cook them quickly with methods like steaming or sauteing, or serve them raw.
Protect Your Apples
Apples are currently in season. It’s fun to use them for cooking with pork or chicken. Ok, and for pies and crumbles. But if the fruit is incorrectly stored, it will spoil very quickly. You can keep apples fresh by storing them in a cool basement or refrigerator as warm or dry air makes them rot. Make sure you check them periodically, however, because even one spoiled apple can cause the others in the bag to rot very rapidly.
Protect The Stuff In Your Cabinets
It is important to keep your items fresh, so always store your perishable items, sugars, flours, etc, in sealed, airtight bins. Bugs can creep into your food, and most food items will become stale if exposed to the open air. These are just a couple of solid reasons that you need solid containment. Airtight containers are your best friends in the kitchen. The containers can be bought anywhere and can be an invaluable investment.
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