Tips To Speed Up Your Cooking


While you cook daily, you come across a lot of observations and can get yourself prepared for the cooking time you need each day. For instance, the time taken to heat oil in a pan! Once you get this reading, use a timer to go forward.


While cooking you may need to use a lot of hot water. Throwing leftover water is wasting a precious resource. So, use the leftover hot water to pour over the dish sponge. Your hot water is used and dish sponge is cleaned as well.


Dried beans do take a long time to cook. But, try cooking dried beans in mineral water. Apparently, the added elements in the water help the beans cook faster.


The usual recommendation for grating cheese is to freeze it beforehand. But, the same does not hold for Parmesan. Parmesan is best grated at room temperature. The cheese is softer which makes it easier to grate, and less likely to cause a cut on the grater.


Reduce your cooking time by 5 to 10 mins by sautéing vegetables before adding stock or water. For vegetable soups, always sauté the veggies before you add the stock or the water. This is a sure method that enriches the taste by allowing the flavors to blend in.


Some cooking methods and types of meals can make your food budget go farther and maximize your time in the kitchen.  To reduce your cooking time and budget, try cooking double batches of soups, chilies and even spaghetti sauce to freeze for a busy week. By doing this, you have a whole week's meals ready to thaw in the microwave and heat for the nights when you don't have time to cook or when you are too busy to do the week's cooking over the weekend!


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