Do you have a kitchen or cooking secret that saves time, calories or clean up?
In certain climates, brown sugar will get hard and becomes hard to use. Just microwave it for a minute and it will soften up just like new!
Save time and energy by melting chocolate in thr microwave: depending on the amount, about 2 minutes on High should do.
All our scallions are coming up now. I hate to buy them in the winter...expensive. I cut with scissors the scallions and lay them on a cookie sheet in the freezer for a few hours, then place them in a freezer bag. They can be washed if necessary before using them.
I prefer fresh corn tortillas for tacos, but hate frying them in oil to get crispy/soft. I now soften them in the microwave, then place shredded chicken, onions and a little cheese on them, fold them over and lay them on a sprayed cookie sheet. A quick spray of Pam on the tops and 5 minutes in a
A trick to perking up carrots and other veggies that have wilted/got a bit soft is to place the carrots in a bowl of cold water in the fridge overnight. For spinach/asparagus, place in a tall upright container with fresh cold water in the fridge. You'll see a noticeable result :) Happy cooking!
Kale the New Power Veggie:
Kale has very high nutritional value for caloric intake, and said to help prevent cancer, optimize cells, and detox the body. And it's yummy!
Boil potatoes with the peels still on, eggs, chop up fresh veggies and keep them in the fridge and ready to make just about anything you want. Potatoe: soups, salads, fried, baked, microwaved etc... Egg: salad, tuna salad, turkey salad, egg in a salad, potatoe salad, etc.. Save time & money!
I use plastic bags, like the kind you receive your newspaper in, not like the ziplock kinds. I take a breast of chicken chop it up into bite size bits, take 1/2 potatoe and dice it up, dice up the veggies I like and add seasonings. I seal the bag closed [or you can tie it] and
When I am making meat for tacos I use the low sodium taco mix. But as I am putting it in with the meat, I don't put the whole package in. This cuts down on the sodium and doesn't really take away the taco taste. I also lower the amount of water I use since I don't want too much water.
I make big batches of Oatmeal for the whole week. I boil 4 cups of water while soaking 2 cups of Oatmeal in water. When the water starts to boil, I put the soaked oatmeal in the boiling water, turn down the heat and let it boil for 5 minutes. Then I have ready oatmeal anytime I need some .