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Top Cooking Tip #5

This is a grate way to save money and help your diet if you prepare it the right way.

 

“Always make stock in a large quantity and freeze it in plastic bags. That way, when you want to make a nice soup or boil veggies, you can simply pull the bag out of the freezer.”
Charlie Trotter
Charlie Trotter’s, Chicago

 

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Top Kitchen Tips #4

Use different size graters for different meals

“Use a coarse microplane to shave vegetables into salads or vinaigrettes. You can create an orange-fennel dressing by adding grated fennel and orange zest to a simple vinaigrette.” –
Paul Kahan

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Top cooking tips – #1

Top cooking tips – #1

Tip #1 is the best and is said best by Paula Deen– “1. Remember, y’all, it’s all about the prep. Take away the stress by doing the prep the night or day before. You’ll look like a star.”  Below is a video to help you on your food prepping journey. If you have any prepping tips don’t forget to share it with us below.

 

 

Looking for the original condensed version of these top cooking tips? You can find them here.

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Avoid Cooking at Higher Temperatures

Carrots

High temperatures has devastating affects on the nutrients in the food and compromise the integrity and safety of your cookware. Heterocyclic amines (HCAs), are substance created in meats and other foods cooked at high temperature. This can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 60 percent and escalate the risk of stomach, colon and breast cancers.

On the flip side, some antioxidants are activated by cooking. Lycopene in tomatoes and beta-carotene in carrots and sweet potatoes are some great examples. Researchers establish that you actually multiply the antioxidant power of your carrots three times by cooking them, suggesting using peels and all, and then pureeing them which releases cancer-fighting compounds from the carrots.

For healthy eating, find some quality stainless cookware here and cook foods below 200 degrees to preserve the nutrients and receive the best value out of your food.

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Cutting Boards to compliment your knives.

Cutting is the process involving your hand, a knife, some food and a cutting board. We have seen people buy $300 blades and then run them on a cheap board and then fault the knife. A cutting board needs to be heavy and the proper material to be effective. Plastic boards are fine for butchery, but when it comes to serious slicing and dicing, chopping and mincing) you want wood. Bamboo? Maple boards are the best. But if you are on a budget, check out this Bamboo board for under $20.