Do you have a kitchen or cooking secret that saves time, calories or clean up?
Yesterday, there were four pork steaks in the package for around $8.00. I bought them and took them home. I used Pam in the pan and fried each one until it was brown on each side. Then I put it in a baking dish with some water in the bottom and then baked it at 250 until they were done, several
When boiling eggs, add baking soda to the water and you will always have easy-peel shells!! The baking soda changes the Ph of the water, causing a chemical reaction in the egg, making the shells slide off easier!!
On a few weekends I cook a few "large" meals. We than measure them ie a cup of chilli, put them in vacuum bags and freeze. They stay fresh for an extended period of time with the vacuum bags, we always have a variety on hand to take for lunch or for a quick dinner when we don't feel like cooking
When we order a pizza we eat less than half so I wrap it well and freeze the leftovers. Then we heat it when we want pizza again either for dinner with a salad or a slice for lunch. We don't like a lot of cheese or sauce at all so we mainly get fresh tomato, broccoli and onion with a little cheese
I know exactly what I need to insure I have enough to cook my quick, cheap, healthy meals on the fly. If I have frozen chicken breasts and pork chops or tofu and microwaveable bags of veggies, I can usually interchange with salad mix and a starch and have a fresh meal in 10 minutes!
I love cheese and I could easily eat too much of it ,so I select a small piece of parmesan cheese and use a lemon zester to grate it over my vegetables- It grates the cheese into much smaller pieces, than a regular grater and I get the taste I want (crave),from a small chunk.
When I make dinner, I make sure to have enough for my husband and I to have the same meal for lunch the next day. I only cook once for two meals. This way I know it is healthy and affordable.
THE REASON I DON'T LIKE COOKING IS THAT MY RECIPES NEVER TURN OUT RIGHT.
Since I cook fresh vegetables at least once a day now, I save all the ends and tops in a container in the fridge. Every couple of days I boil them to make my own vegetable broth.
Most recipes that call for honey can substitute sugar. Instead of using refined white sugar, use Sugar in the Raw. This will greatly decrease your overall sugar and carbohydrate intake while giving your body something it can digest more easily. Natural is always the best option!