Cooking and cleaning in the kitchen can take up a lot of your time and energy. This is why many people will tell you they wish they could find better ways to complete these tasks. Fortunately, there are tips out there to help you make the most of your time so you can enjoy some rest and relaxation. These three tips can help you get out of the kitchen faster.
Have Extra Herbs?
Many recipes call for fresh herbs such as oregano, thyme, and basil, but you may not use all your herbs for one recipe. Fresh herbs can spoil quickly in your fridge, meaning wasted money. In order to prevent waste a frequent trips to the herb section of your favorite super market, consider saving your extra herbs in ice cubes! Simply chop any excess herbs and add them with your desired liquid (broth or water) into an ice cube tray, then freeze. Your herbs are now ready to use when you need them!
Tired of Trying to Mince Garlic?
Garlic is a healthy ingredient you can use in many recipes to enhance flavor. One of the best ways to add garlic to your favorite foods is to mince it. However, the process of mincing without a garlic press can be tedious and difficult. If you have a microplane grater, mincing garlic has never been easier. Simply peel the papery layer off of each garlic clove and rub it along the grater. Use caution as you get to the end of the garlic clove to avoid cutting your fingers. You’ll have minced garlic in no time.
Don’t Want to Clean Up After a Cheese Grating Mess?
Buying prepackaged grated cheese at the grocery store may seem like the biggest time saver, but if you’re trying to eat healthy, it’s not your best option. This cheese often contains some preservatives to help it last longer on the store shelves and in your refrigerator. However, grating your own cheese can leave behind a big mess you don’t have time for. To prevent the mess, place the cheese grater inside a gallon plastic bag and grate the cheese into the bag. You will get the freshly grated cheese you want without the mess to clean up afterward.
No one wants to spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking and cleaning. Even if you really love cooking, it’s always beneficial to learn how to do things better and faster. These tips can help you get things done more quickly so you can enjoy some time doing other things you love without sacrificing healthy eating habits. Find even more time saving kitchen tips here.