Learn to control Moisture when you are cooking.The correct amount of moisture is key to your cooking. Food cooks well, by adding the right amount of water at the right time. Also when you are adding water, if you use hot water, that really makes a difference. While cooking you do not want to bring the temperature down of the food, that you are cooking. So use hot water. This also brings your cooking time down. I always start boiling a small amount of water in a small pot when I start cooking, so the hot water is ready when you need it. Also if you have hot water dispenser use the hot water instead of cold water while cooking.
Always, First, heat the pan and then add the oil.
Do you know defrosting food is faster if you keep it under slow running water .
Just keeping underwater takes a longer time.
So what I do is keep the food underwater but keep slow water running on top.
How to keep your phone clean while cooking, cleaning, gardening.
Wrap your phone in Saran Wrap and use it The phone remains clean and you can use all features. If you are cooking and your hands are going to be dirty and the mobile is going to ring for sure. Wrap your mobile in Saran Wrap and use the mobile without making it dirty. The touch screen works behind the Saran Wrap.
You can use the trick also while cleaning, gardening etc.
How to Preserve Cilantro, Mint, Parsley and other herbs
Use Your Scissors in the Kitchen to save time and be efficient.
Use your Kitchen Scissors to save time. Many times to cut chilies or cut food quickly try to use kitchen scissors – that will save you time and energy.
Especially when you are cutting your children’s food. Like French toast or pancake even the Roti can be cut in even pieces using kitchen Scissors.
Once you start using kitchen scissors and get used to it, you will find yourself using it more and more every day to save time. Also if you use scissors you don’t need a cutting board, so one less thing to clean.
How to Peel and Mince Garlic with Minimum touching.
I hate to touch garlic. So here is what I do. First shake it in a empty tall bottle and take out outer skin. Then 10 seconds in microwave, the peels come off. If you dont use microwave then you take outer skin off and put them back and shake more and skin will come off. Make sure it is a tall and narrow bottle to get better and quick results.Also the Silicon Peeler comes free with this Garlic Mincer that works too.
Then mince it and take it out with a spoon. This way hands do not smell.
Believe me this will avoid a lot of agony over burned food and will save time to clean those burnt utensils.
If you are making egg curry and have a lot of eggs to peel use this trick.
Take an empty bottle drop one egg at a time and shake vertically. Magic Happens the egg will be fully peeled.
Please make sure you are using hard-boiled eggs.
- How to make Washing Dishes Made Easy
Here is the trick to save time and energy when you don’t have help.
Put a large pot in the sink three fourths full and keep dropping your dirty used utensils in that pot instead of the sink
They are now not dry and easy to clean when ever you want to clean them
For working women especially very useful but all the cooks will benefit from this trick.
Saute your onions and keep in the freeze.
Sauted Onions has no smell and can use it for 4 to 5 days easily.
Nothing like fresh ground Cinnamon, cardamom or any other spices. Freshly ground spices make the food really tasty and aromatic. Grind a little save a little and use as much freshly ground spices.