- Usage two bowls to cut corn off the cob without getting kernels all over.
- Immediately core a head of iceberg lettuce by slamming it down on a cutting board.
- Pre-soak pasta and it will cook in about 60 seconds
Sounds weird, but it works! Soak the pasta in water in a sealed bag for a couple hours or overnight. Then you can cook it super-fast in boiling water or simply include it straight to a hot sauce in a pan and let it end up cooking there.
- Use a sharp knife (CAREFULLY) to pit an avocado
Safest to put the avocado down on the cutting board initially, or maybe buy some rad chain mail gloves.
- Try out oils
“Extra virgin olive oil is the most popular, but consider other flavorful, healthy oils, including wheat germ, flaxseed, and walnut. These oils supply nutrients like vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids and add a nutty taste when drizzled over salads.”
- Trade onions for scallions
“On busy nights, I rarely peel, slice, chop, and slowly cook an onion for a recipe. Instead, I chop up a handful of scallions. They’re so easy! Also, individuals who do not like onions or discover them tough to absorb delight in scallions.”
- Know your meats
“After more than five generations in the butcher business, we understand that house cook are baffled when they purchase meat. Search for beef with ivory-colored marbling and a dark red shade. Do not be seduced by the cherry-red steak without any marbling. This will be unsavory and difficult. And constantly buy the finest quality you can manage or discover.”
- Save on gadgets
“You don’t need to buy the most expensive kitchen tools. We invested in a $160 mandoline but later discovered that a $13 plastic slicer with a comparable metal blade can do numerous jobs– such as cutting not-too-hard cheese– just as well.”
- Embrace braising
“Lower-priced cuts of high-quality meat become succulent dishes when braised. Season and brown meat in a heavy pan with a tight lid. Add a little bit of liquid, cover, and cook long and slow at a low heat, which tenderizes the meat and creates a yummy sauce.”
- Experiment with healthy baking
“You have to make mistakes in order to improve your baking, so don’t be afraid to try new things to make your recipes healthier. When you want to lessen the amount of oil in your cake recipes, you can substitute extra liquid– whether milk or a fruit puree. If a recipe calls for 1 cup oil, the very first time utilizes 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup milk, fruit puree, or applesauce. If that works, then the next time you can try with 1/4 cup oil and 3/4 cup liquid.”
- Buy a sturdy roasting pan
“A good quality pan for roasting a turkey is usually about 4 inches deep and made of stainless steel or aluminum, often in a nonstick finish (that makes for easy clean-up). The best ones are additional heavy and have tough upright manages. Procedure your oven so you understand the proper size to buy before you shop!