Save yourself some time by making your stove work overtime. When boiling some chick peas for making hummus I added red potatoes and eggs to hard boil as well as using the pot to steam green beans. This way I was was able to make hummus and cook some of the ingredients I needed for a Nicoise salad!
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.
SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more
If you have a food processor and have access to fresh dry roasted peanuts, you can make your own peanut butter. Just run the peanuts with the chopping blade... it may take a few minutes, but it will get there. It tastes fresher than pre-ground natural PB, and it's probably cheaper, too.
Make sure it runs a few minutes. You may have to stop and break up clumps with a stiff spatula or a wooden spoon, but you don't have to add extra oil. You can also toast your own nuts (carefully) at a low heat on the stovetop or in the oven. Works for other types of nuts, too.
The fastest way I've found to cut the grease on stovetop and other kitchen surfaces is plain old rubbing alcohol. It won't clean, but if you clean first, then apply the alcohol, you'll have a nice grease-free shine.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.