Here are few handy cooking and food tips to help you in the kitchen.
- Peel tomatoes easily by putting them into a bowl of boiling water. When the water has cooled remove the tomatoes. Now you can simply rub the tomato with your figures and watch how the peel comes off.
- Before you put spaghetti in the pot of water, bring the water to a boil first. Put the long spaghetti strands into the boiling water to achieve long evenly cooked strands of spaghetti.
- Keep avocadoes fresh for longer by putting into a container with a slice of lemon then sealing the container air tight. It is important that no air gets in there.
- Keep lettuce fresh by investing in a quality air tight container. If you can keep the air out of the lettuce filled container, you can keep the lettuce fresh for a few days longer. The container must be properly sealed.
- You can also keep cheese fresh for longer. If you buy a bulk pack, cut it into thirds or quarters (depends on how much you use within a few days), place the pieces into a resealable bag. Put these bags into the freezer. Take the block of cheese out of the freezer the night before you want to use the cheese. It will still be fresh and will have that lovely cheesy taste. While you keep it in the fridge, continue to keep the cheese in the airtight resealable bag or container.
- For lovely golden brown and fluffy roast potatoes, first boil the peeled and sliced potatoes. Remove the boiled potatoes from the water and place it in a baking tray. Drizzle a generous amount of cooking oil over the potatoes and place it in the oven. Watch it until it is golden brown then remove it from the oven.
- If you want to enjoy steamed vegetables without using too many heavy pots and waiting for it to boil and steam, then invest in a microwave steamer. Put chopped vegetables like sweet potato, broccoli, cauliflower or pumpkin; or other vegetables like corn into the steamer with a little water. Use the microwave setting for fresh vegetables. Once it’s done, allow it to continue to steam before you remove it from the microwave. Once it’s reached a reasonable temperature where you can touch it, you’ll have wonderfully steamed and healthy vegetables.