It is always healthy to eat food which is cooked at home rather getting your food ordered from restaurants. Having cooked food at home prevents you from getting infected by a number of diseases. Often you avoid cooking at home because it takes a lot of time but you can easily reduce this time taken for you to cook your meal.
Listed below are the 10 cooking hacks that can save your time to cook a meal in the kitchen.
1. Always keep pre-cut vegetables:
You should always try to cut the essential vegetables on Sunday nights which you would need for the rest of the week. This will help you to spend less time in the kitchen when you are cooking your everyday meal.
2. You should always boil the potatoes and then peel it:
Potato is needed almost in all the basic dishes you cook for a meal. Peeling boiled potatoes are always easier than peeling them first and then boiling them.
3. You should freeze soft cheese before grating:
Grating soft cheese takes a lot of time. But if you freeze them for around 30 minutes then it’s easier to turn them into shreds.
4. Use a microwave to peel garlic:
Peeling garlic is a stressful job. So you should always heat the head of garlic in a microwave which makes the cloves of it come out instantly.
5. Cherry tomatoes should be sliced at once:
Slicing cherry tomatoes takes a lot of time. You should take all of them at once and put the tomatoes in between the Tupperware lids and just run a knife through the space between the lids. All of them would be sliced at once.
6. A slow cooker should be used:
It is an amazing device to get a meal prepared quickly. If you throw some ingredients overnight or in just before you leave for work you will have a meal prepared in the morning or when you come home from work.
7. Use a brown paper bag to increase the speed of ripening:
To get ripen fruits use a brown paper bag. When a fruit ripen it gives out a gas called ethylene. This bag cages this gas, thus the speed of ripening is increased.
8. Use olive oil to freeze herbs:
Freeze all the leftover herbs in an ice cube tray along with some olive oil. This adds flavors to the dishes you are making which especially has an egg as an ingredient.
9. Use oven to make hard boiled eggs:
When you want to cook in excess just boil a number of eggs in the oven together to get creamy hard-boiled eggs.
10. Have your own jar of salad dressing:
Make your own dressing and store it in a jar. This will help you later on while making salads at home.